Sunday, November 27, 2011

Week 46 ~ Turkey Trot 2011

My friend Melissa and I woke up early Thanksgiving Day morning to start a new tradition,  to do the 5k known as the Turkey Trot @ the Chesterfield Amphitheater . It was the 12th Annual race, raising money for St Luke's hospital, the energy was invigorating! 
Next year we are bringing our turkey hats!!

I fell in love with this really cool sculpture at the park.

Diggin' for gold. LOL

                 I love that hat!                                                 It's Elvis and Elvis Jr on the move!                                                                 
  5k Buddies!
 Fixing his pilgrim outfit.
 So easy even a caveman can do it...
 Our Fleet Feet time was actually 48:33, our time is improving with each 5k!
 My hubby and I are dying for a Golden Retriever, I snapped this shot of my new friend right before he jumped up and gave me a kiss, I know it's a bit blurry but I just love it. 
*Linking up with Rebecca over @ Simple Things Sunday

All images were taken with my travel camera - Canon Rebel XSI - 50mm

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Week 45 ~ Phone Fun

OK so admittedly I slacked this week on taking photos. It's not like me to only pick up my camera once a week but I wasn't motivated to shoot at all this week, weird I know. Anyway, I have taken several camera phone pics over the last year and these are a few of my favorites:

Downtown St Louis 
An alley way I found on a bike ride in Soulard

Blue skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face
Feeding the hungry beach dwellers in Oregon
Six Flags with my 2 little buddies!

                     Buddy in a cowboy hat  & a day at the driving range                                               

 Water tower ~ Edwardsville, IL
 Jeep Jeep fun fun

Sunflowers always brighten my day
 Water droplets on a moon roof & a little blue bird and wind catcher

All photos were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Week 44 ~ Roses are Red...

 The Rose is one of my favorite flowers, the Nan Elliot Memorial Rose Garden in Alton, IL is a lovely place to visit. A man very much in love with his wife donated the funds for this 1 acre rose garden in her memory. The garden contains more than 1600 rose bushes, a gazebo, and a carillon.  My husband and I were married there three years ago, the roses were in bloom and the carillon echoed as we said our vows. I had the pleasure of snapping a few shots of a few of my favorite people there today ~ The Flatt Family!

Linking up with Rebecca over @ Simple Things Sunday:


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Week 43 ~ Lindsay Marie Designs

I love jewelry, especially hand made/vintage! I met Lindsay Marie @ the Festival of Little Hills in St Charles over the summer and bought 2 simple pairs of earrings, since then I have been stalking her Etsy site for more goodies. She makes her jewelry from the semi-precious stones she gets around the world and takes great pride in putting each piece together, it really does show. So.. I invited a few of my closest friends and had a jewelry party to show off her work! See anything you like? Contact Lindsay or check her  Etsy site out -

Lindsay and I, isn't she beautiful!!
Her simple and colorful earrings ~ I now own 4 pairs!

My momma
 My new favorite things ~ Cherry/Limeade Mojitos (that explains my red face!!)
and crispy bacon topped cupcakes
 My sweetie sister in law - Kelly
 Lauren, Me, Carmen = Hotties!
 See what happens when I leave my camera lying around...PAYBACK GIRLIES!!

All photos were taken with Canon 7d, 28-135 ~ some by my momma ~ thanks!