Monday, May 25, 2015

Photo Shoot- Couple's 10th Wedding Anniversary

I had the opportunity of doing a photo shoot for a family from church for their 10th Wedding Anniversary.  They are such a wonderful family and God has blessed them with four beautiful children!
















Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Re-create a Notebook Cover

Today I wanted to show you how I do a simple and quick notebook cover redo.
All you need is:
~paper
~scissors
~rubber cement/adhesive
~washi-tape

I like the paper bag look, but you can use whatever type of paper you would like.


Be sure that when you cut it, you leave an extra inch to fold over.




Now for the fun part!!  Decorating it:) 


To start out, take some washi-tape and go around the edge where the spiral wires are.


This gives it a cleaner look.


I went with the theme of my washi-tape, and cut a little Eiffel Tower out, then glued it onto the front of my book.  On some if my other books, I took scrapbook paper, and cut out flowers. Just have fun and be creative in your own way:)






Friday, May 15, 2015

Family Time in Hershey

This past week my family and I went up to Hershey for my parent's 20th Wedding Anniversary.
We did the Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum.

Thumbs up for Hershey!!!!
With it being Spring, there weren't a lot of flowers in bloom, however there were enough for it to look pretty:)




The Japanese Garden was my favorite. 



These Goslings were so cute!!  One of the Geese was not so happy with us for walking by, but we didn't get attacked:)




I thought that this pony cart was really cute.


The Hershey Story Museum was very neat.  They had a lot of things to look at, and they made it very enjoyable!


So they had this thing where you could choose a newspaper and take your picture of your "experience with Hershey", then email it to yourself.  Well, my family had a little bit too much fun with this.......hehehe.........
The guy's face at the Hershey's Chocolate World tour when he showed us our picture at the end of the tour ride, well..........let's not even go there.


After this we went out to eat before church.  It was such an enjoyable day, and I'm glad that my parents wanted to share it with us kids <3



Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Great Deal

As many of you know, I love photography and, well, cameras:)  I also love antique cameras.  I've never owned any of my own until now.  
We were at an antique store this weekend.  Whenever we are at antique stores I'm always looking for antique cameras or old photography equipment.  Well today my brother pointed one out to me.  It was closed and sitting next to it's case.



Since it was on a shelf behind the counter, we didn't know how much it was.  He told me that I should ask.  I was going to but then got too shy.  I thought that it might be too expensive anyway, so I was just going to let it go.  Well, he walked up to the lady and asked for me:)  She went over and took it off the shelf.  Then she told us that it was $25.00.


I've never seen one for less than $45, so I was sort of stunned.  Then she let us try to open it.  She had no idea how to work it, so it was all up to us to figure it out.  I was praying to myself that we wouldn't break it and that it would look really nice.  


Finally we figured it out.



I was shocked with how great it looked.
By the way, all of these pictures were taken before I cleaned it up.

Next we had to figure out if it could slide open.  We finally figured that out too:)
Perfect!




Mom and I started talking.  I told her that I only had $21.  We were going back and forth with each other.  Then the lady showed us a text on her phone.  She asked the guy that was selling it if he would take $20 for it.  He agreed and with the tax, the total came to $21.20!
Yay!

I believe that it is still in working condition, but I need to order special film for it.


 Now I have a camera like Kit Kittredge's.
Hahahahaha:)