Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings!

Welll, hello ;)

So almost two months since I have posted, Thanksgiving and Christmas have both passed (both were fantastic) and I don't have much of an excuse except for the fact that I didn't have a camera. Until now... My big sister boughty me a camera for Christmas. For real. I found out several days before Christmas which was a bit of a bummer but I was (and still am) completely and utterly psyched.

On a different note, raise your hand if you remember my April fools joke. Anybody? If you don't you can see it HERE, you could even go read it again if you want!

You may be wondering why I am reminding you of that post. Right now I am all, new year, new things, NEW BLOG. And so I am here to tell you that I AM finished with this blog, and I will be starting a new different kind of blog for the new year. 

As I'm sure you have all noticed, I have barely blogged since early Summer so I guess it was a long time coming!

I have had such a lovely time with this blog, it was really amazing. I met several people who I am so glad to have 'met' but I am ready for some changes.

This year was the best year of my life (and I will probably end up saying the same thing for this next year), I grew as a person, I learned new things, and DISCOVERED new things most of all. SO GO 2013!!!


And that is that. My last post on this blog. I will be making this blog private, as I do not want to delete it and all my posts but it will be here.

Thank you so much for visiting me and my blog throughout the last year and a few months. Really, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. (and 5 more thankyous)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

At lassst, my blog post has come along...

Hi. I never posted like I said (and thought) I would, did I? I wanted to! I swear I did! But time got away from me, it felt like October went by in a haze and never happened, even though it did. But today I went on a really long walk with my mom and little sister and I brought my sisters camera since mine is broken and took a ton of pictures of pretty trees and stuff which felt darn good after months of not taking pictures. Changes to the blog are happening, I'm excited, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.

Simple Things Sunday

Yolanda <3

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Morning Quiet

The last few mornings have been my definition of perfect.
I wake up around 8:00, let out my chickens and feed them, go and make my coffee and eggs (my younger hens have started laying and we are getting at a minimum half a dozen a day!), and either go out on the back porch with a book or browse Tumblr. Also did I mention that there is rarely anyone awake since my mother has already left for work? So its quiet and peaceful and perfect by my standards.

I am now back on the porch with my coffee writing my first post in over a month. Time kind of flew by. But now that the leaves are starting to change colors and we are having more perfect fall days I am ready for my favorite season of the year and am going to be taking lots of pictures (hopefully) and am ready to be inspired by the beautiful season.

So, here is to actually posting somewhat regularly without a post less month! I am off to build some sort of mini chicken sanctuary for my 3 old ladies who get picked on...

P.S. This blog has officially been around for over a year!

<3 Yolanda


Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Finds

First of all as the leaves start changing and the weather gets chilly and Autumn is in full swing I imagine I will be getting a lot more inspiration and take more photos which means that I will be posting more often :) Lately every time I have sat down to write a post I have really enjoyed just writing (and I think it is awesome to see how fast I can type) so maybe some posts of me typing nonsense?

And I could just post a ton of pictures of autumn that I found on Pinterest but that be a little silly... Instead you should just go to my Pinterest page so you can ooh and ahh over all the pretty colors.

I'm stuck between thinking that this is the best prom picture ever and being the worst prom picture ever. Votes?
Prom Fail Photos With Chickens

This rooster. Absolutely perfect and gorgeous. I would bet that he is probably about 9 pounds which is...really big.

I will have you all know that it is an absolute dream for me to live in a very old house like this surrounded by all these gorgeous colorful trees in the middle of nowhere. Just imagine how perfect that would be.

This is my kind of bedroom. I already have lights above my bed and now all I need is some of this pretty gauzy stuff.
(100 ) Tumblr

This is also an absolute adorable room, of course whenever I got out of bed I will most likely headbutt the slanted ceiling but that is so not the point. I imagine this room in the very top of my old Victorian house.
I love slanty ceilings SO much

Sigh...why is Pinterest so amazing? When someone asks me if they should make an account I say yes because it is so amazing but I think you literally have to set a timer for yourself so you don't end up spending your whole day on there.

See you all soon, maybe.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Chickens

These pictures aren't anything special but I wanted you all to see how much my babies have grown and how they are all totally awesome. You can see them here as tiny little babies and here as awkward teenagers.

34 chickens. 3 of them range from 3-6 years old and the rest are all my amazing batch of babes that hatched (on two different farms)in April. If I do say so myself, this batch of chicks is the best batch of chicks that I have ever had. And the biggest variety. Ameraucana, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, breeds that I have no idea what they are ect.

I mean just look at them! This picture only has 21 of them in it but it gives you the general idea of the range of colors I have.
The buffs have such fluffy butts. And no, that isn't weird.

 In the post where they were all awkward teenagers I said this guy (Petey) would probably never grow out of his awkward stage and would always be weird looking but look at him, he is smokin'.

I am so glad that they are finally almost full grown! I prefer full grown chickens rather then little chicks so this is the best time.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Early Morning Fog

Hello! I have enough pictures for a few posts so I would expect a post every other day, I'm not going to push it and say everyday because that isn't going to happen...

Some chicory flowers. I have yet to actually get pictures of them open maybe later today. I love the detail in this shot.

Queen anne's lace...I know a lot of people really don't like this 'weed' but I love it. I always pick a ton of them, put them in a vase and then they go into my room. Love them!

Isn't this a mysterious picture? The fog was so thick it was unbelievable. I have more pictures on the camera that wouldn't upload (grr) but those will be in another post...

I am glad that I am finally easing back into blogging. Stay tuned for more :)

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fair 2013 Recap

Let me start off by saying that I have really really missed blogging! I have had the time to sit down and write a post everyday but never did and while I wish I had written a few I'm okay with the fact that I took a really long break. And I am back and hopefully I will go out, take a ton of pictures and have lots to share (:

There is so much that I want to do...I really want to finish fixing up the kitchen, the bathroom has been half done for a year and I really want to those two things, I especially can't wait to pick out the paint colors :P But I also really want to clean everything up outside, one of these days! I totally believe that a lot of people have time to do the things that they want but instead they go 'Oh I don't have the time for that!' when really all they have to do is go outside (or wherever) and do it! Which is what I should be doing.

I want Autumn to be here. Which is the first time ever, usually I just want Summer to last forever but no, this this I just want all of the pretty colors here. And while searching Autumn on Pinterest makes me go all starry-eyed then I get sad 'cause it's only on my computer screen, not outside.

Now that I have written this much I realize how good it feels to just be typing and being the only person awake in a (mostly) quiet house. It should be like this every day Saturday!

Now onto my county fair picture recap :)
P.S. This post will only have my 4x6's. The next post will have all my enlargements.

2 photos ~ Animals/Birds Pic 1
Animals/Birds Pic 2

1st Place

2 photos ~ People Pic 1

2 photos ~ People pic 2

2nd Place

2 photos ~ Night Shots Pic 1

2 photos ~ Night Shots Pic 2

2nd Place

2 photos ~ landscape/scenery pic 1

2 photos ~ landscape/scenery pic 2
2nd place

2 photos ~ plant life/flowers pic 1

2 photos ~ plant life/flowers pic 2
1st Place

2 photos ~ summer scene pic 1

2 photos ~ summer scene pic 2
2nd Place

2 photos ~ winter scene pic 2 
2 photos ~ winter scene pic 2
1st Place

2 photos ~ spring scene pic 1

2 photos ~ spring scene pic 2
1st Place

2 photos ~ autumn seen pic 1

2 photos ~ autumn seen pic 2
1st Place

Same Subject/Different View Pic 1
Same Subject/Different View Pic 2
2nd Place

P.P.S. Thank you Nicki for making me get my butt in gear and posting with your comment :)

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Monday, July 15, 2013

I'm baaaack! For today at least.

For the last couple of weeks I have been thinking 'I will totally do a blog post today, or tomorrow.' and I NEVER got around to it! So here we are and it has been almost a month since I have posted. That is a really long time. Part of it was that our main computer broke and I hated typing out posts on our tiny laptops but another part. I left last Sunday for ODP (Olympic Developmental Program) in Illinois and didn't get back home until Wednesday then I had some down time for a day and a half and left Friday night for a soccer tournament and got back last night (Sunday). And now... *drum roll* we get to go on a vacation to Colorado! We haven't been on a vacation in 5 years (when we went to Colorado) and so its a pretty big deal for us.

We will be going to this huge amusement park, my uncles cabin, having a huge birthday bash... I can't wait :)

When I haven't had soccer I have done other summery stuff: fireworks, swimming, boating ect. tons of fun!

I was SO glad that I got at least one awesome fireworks shot this year, unlike last year. Mind you, this was pretty much the only good one I got because I forgot to actually read about what settings I should put my sisters camera on.

And speaking of cameras... While I was at ODP camp my mom found my camera that has been missing since early May! Perfect timing as now I can actually take some good pictures in Colorado.

I obviously probably won't do any posts while I'm on vacation but I may sneak one in. When I get back I can't wait to share pictures with you all.

So for the meantime, I will 'see' you all soon!!

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