May 2011 - xoxo Rebecca

Wordless Wednesday {5-31-11}

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The smoke from the field fire right near my job. I took this photo in the parking lot at work and driving through it, the smoke goes straight into your lungs and I swear, I was choking to death trying to get home. Not cool


xoxo Rebecca

Damn Cat PMSing

My poor kitty is growing up and is now in heat. Yes. Oh my goodness…. this looks as though it will be very very bad. I’ve never had a female cat that wasn’t spayed before. I’ve always had male cats and they were all neutered.

Seven has been our first cat whom hasn’t ben fixed and now she is around 8.5 - 9 months old and just started acting super strange two days ago.

So I googled “is your cat in heat” and sure enough, what I read and saw in pictures, she is. Dammit. I don’t wanna go through a crazed PMS cat spraying everything. That scares both of us.

So now Seven is crazy. Everytime I go near her, she throws her butt in the air and does a “walking in place” type thing with her back legs and she keeps wanting me to scratch her all the time and pet her.

I tried to pick her up and she would normally roll up in a ball in my arms. Now, she is as stiff as a board and just strange and crazy. So now I have to go get her spayed. Damn cat and her hormones. I think we just need to get her a boyfriend..lol

xoxo Rebecca

=Memorial Day=

 

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Me and my daughter went for a walk this evening while she pushed her doll stroller and walking by in our community, I saw this on one of the neighbors doors and snapped a shot of it. I though it seemed to somehow show a bit of the beauty in just what freedom stands for and represents. The beauty of the American life.

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And I snapped this as well in our neighborhood because I thought the view was beautiful. I have always liked having this gazebo in our community. My daughter loved playing in it as we walked by. I am also using this one as my Favorite Photo of the Week in the challenge

xoxo Rebecca

Take A Photo Tuesday Blog Hop {3}

For some of you, welcome back to Take A Photo Tuesday. And for others, welcome for the first time.

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The rules are very simple. Please upload a photo you have taken throughout the week and make a blog post about it with button above. Then link your post to the linky below and check out everyone's photos. It is so much easier to view when it’s directly linked with the theme of the challenge.
You can be the greatest photographer ever or just someone who likes to snap a photo every now and then. Doesn't matter if you are using your camera phone or a camera that cost a million dollars. All pictures are welcome. Just please make sure the photos are yours and not someone else's.

This is open every Monday evening and closes the following Sunday. So link up anytime during the week. I would love to see more photos added each week!

Here is the winner from last week’s challenge PETS.

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Vhen @ Point and Shoot

This is an adorable photo of her doggy. Such a cute little pup. He just looks so calm and focused on something or in deep thought. Really cute!

So congrats and grab your button for being this week’s winner!

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This week's theme is Memorial Day Weekend

I decided because everyone would have an array of things they did this weekend, why not share? So you can post anything relating to what you have done this weekend to celebrate.

Here is mine:

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We spent Saturday in southern Florida at my nephew's birthday party at a state park. It was hot but lots of fun. The kids all ran around with water guns and had a great time. My daughter loved it. The theme of his party was Dinosaur Train.

Link up your weekend pictures below:




xoxo Rebecca

Show and Tell Challenge: Self Portrait

 

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I decided to head over to Chelsey’s blog for her self portrait challenge.

The suggested prompt is "number" so my number is the number 29 {my age..shhhh}


Photography love...
xoxo Rebecca

It's Official. I lost it

So yes, I think its now safe to say that I have officially lost my wedding ring. That really bites. It went missing two months ago and I think while we were packing/moving, it fell off my hand. I was hoping it fell on the floor but we could never find it. Now going through and unpacking our boxes, I'm still not seeing it. I think it fell off somewhere and I'll never see it again. Sucks.

This is what my set looks like

So I only have the engagement part of the ring to wear for now until we get a new one. But the band part of the set is gone. It was a little too big for my finger and so I'm not surprised it managed to slip off but that still sux. Not that I wanted it to. I'm still upset about it.

I guess me and hubby have one to one now since just a couple months after we got married, he lost his moving into the place I lost mine moving out of. Ironic? So we had to get him a new one. Looks like we will have to do the same for me. I loved mine though.
The only good thing I can say is, I am glad I didn't lose the big diamond part of it, just the wedding band. So at least I can still bling-bling my finger around. I'm just glad he didn't completely flip out on me when we couldn't find it.

xoxo Rebecca

Edit Me Photo Challenge-Week {2}

This is the second week of the “Edit Me Photo Challenge”

The original photo taken        &nbsp ;&nbsp This was a fun before/after approach: 

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And this is my edit made to photo in full:

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The photo reminded me of a scene from the Civil War times. Just that kind of life and time so I decided to make it that “old” photo look with a texture added


My Reflection of Something
xoxo Rebecca

Color Splash Sunday–The Chip Aisle

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A different approach to the way I normally edit photos. I like the turn out. Just different :0)

Crusin’ the chip aisle!


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xoxo Rebecca

That Friday Blog Hop {9}

That Friday Blog Hop is now going on. So come by and link up with me and all the other awesome people. I want to thank everyone who has come by my blog and stopped a minute to follow me. I'm trying to catch up on my followers now since the numbers have grown so much. Thank you all!!!!! I love it! I feel like an internet celebrity..LOL

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So please send the word out and join my blog hop and tell your friends :) Post and share my button! That would rock!

Also, don't forget about my other blog hop that is going on now as well. It opens Mondays and is a fun photography one. No matter what you talent is in snapping a photo. Check it out by clicking on the button and link up with that one as well:



So the rules apply as any other blog hop. Follow me & then leave a comment so I can follow you back if I'm not already following your fantastic blog! {I always follow back. Just give me some time to catch up and get to you if I hadn't. Cross my heart I will} Have fun, be kind and rewind!
Let's get to hoppin'






xoxo Rebecca

Wee Bit of Me Wednesday 05.25.11



Another round of Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

Here are the questions being asked today:

{one} what’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?
Honestly, I don't have one. I really have only been out on a date once and it was fun, and then after that I had always gone out with someone I was already dating.

{two} if you could be any other person for one day, who would it be?
You know, I think it would be Britney Spears. Even though people this she's crazy, I still love her. She has money, preforms and gets to shop all the time. I think i would like that.

{three} what is your favorite kind of cheese?
The only kind of cheese I will eat is Gouda. I can't have other.

{four} do you remember your 1st grade teacher?
I can remember what she looks like. She had a blonde bob haircut and was younger. But I can't remember her name. I can remember every other one of my teacher's names... just not first grade.

{five} who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?
I don't really get to talk to anyone when I'm having a bad day. But when I can call them, I call my mom

{six} were you ever in a school talent show?
Yeah, I was in a few when I was young. I always played the piano and sang.

{seven} who is your favorite fictional character?
Don't think I have a favorite fictional character. But I sure do have a lot of non-fictional favs

{eight} can you open your eyes underwater?
Of course. I love swimming with my eyes open. When I was little I used to really think I was a mermaid

{nine} do you look at the keyboard when you type?
Sometimes I look down but most of the time, I got the hang of typing without having to look

{ten} when was the last time you took a nap?
Geez..... I don't even know what that means because it has been so long since I was able to just nap. I would say maybe about a year ago I was just so exhausted I had to. Wish I could all the time.

xoxo Rebecca

Wordless Wednesday {05.24.11}

 

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We just got an Xbox Kinect this weekend and love it. It’s the best thing. The Wii is really lame now compared to this. I don’t see myself ever touching the Wii again now.

So my four year old was testing out the bowling on the sports game and she played all by herself and this was a photo of her score board at the end.

She got a freaking 180. A four year old who hadn’t played before bowled a 180. I was soooo proud. I asked daddy if he helped her at all and he said no. He was doing some work on his computer and wasn’t helping her play. She did it all by herself. So I had to take a photo of this moment.

Now, the reason this makes me completely excited is because I am like pro bowler all the way. I was on a bowling league for almost 10 years and bowling was my life growing up. I own my own balls and shoes and the whole nine yards. That is my sport and I was hella good. Winning awards, trophies, plaques… you name it. Always at bowling tournaments. Loved it. So cool.

Now I feel she is the child prodigy and taking after her mama and now I want to get her right into bowling so she can be as good as I was!!!




xoxo Rebecca

★Kick Ass Tuesday★ {1}



One of my favorite bloggers {Rockin' Mama} started her own blog hop. I love it! I'm so into the blog hops that have the questions about you and all that jazz. So I'm super stoked to be doing hers and going to come back every week {as should all of you cause she is super cool}

So for week one of Kick Ass Tuesday Q's, here is what she has for this weeks getting to know you & here are my answers:
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1. How old were you when you had your first 'real' kiss?
My first real kiss.... hmmm...I think I would have been around 14 years old at the time.


2. Do you dream in black and white or color?
Although I think it would be super cool to have a black and white dream.. never had one of those. I always seem to have dreams in color.


3. Ever pissed yourself as an adult!?
Hahaha... you know, I think I may have a little once.


4. One regret, as detailed as you'd like.
That for so many years, I was too scared to be myself. I finally was able to when I got to college. I wish through high school I was more social and not scared.


5. Childhood nickname(s)?
Becky, Sis, Boo-Boo, Becky Loo-Loo


xoxo Rebecca

Take A Photo Tuesday Blog Hop {2}

That’s right. Take A Photo Tuesday Blog Hop!

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The rules are very simple. Please upload a photo you have taken throughout the week and make a blog post about it with button above. Then link your post to the linky below and check out everyone's photos. It is so much easier to view when it’s directly linked.
You can be the greatest photographer ever or just someone who likes to snap a photo every now and then. Doesn't matter if you are using your camera phone or a camera that cost a million dollars. All pictures are welcome. Just please make sure the photos are yours and not someone else's.

Here is the winner from last week’s challenge FOOD.

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B. Lee @ Clean Sheets on Sunday

This was hard because the pictures submitted by everyone were awesome and I was so happy to see people posting about this. I loved looking at the photos taken. Thank you to everyone who participated.

This photo of brown sugar serious makes me go into a sugar coma. I could not get this image out of my head and makes me want a bowl so bad now{does that sound bad?…hahaha}

So congrats and grab your button for being this week’s winner!

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This week's theme is PETS

Here is mine:

It’s of my kitty cat. Her name is Seven. She is such a hyper little ball of craziness. She is 8 months old now. She was an Xmas present from the hubby this past year. She really a sweet cat even though she can be a fire ball full of energy. Link up your pet’s pictures below:






xoxo Rebecca

The End Of The World?-Sorry Crazy People

I have been laughing the last few days over everyone talking about the end of the world and such. I am not religious nor do I actually believe in religion, God, Heaven, Hell….etc. None of that . So from a few articles, blogs, stories…I had read, all made me laugh. Some people took all this way too extreme.

I read a few cases where people were stocking up on everything in stores as if it were a hurricane coming. But if they believed “God” was going to come save them and take them away, would you really need ten cases of toilet paper shacked up with you?

I’m not sure if people in “heaven” have to take a dump but it sounds like the Pharaohs of Egypt and how they thought when they wanted to be buried with all their personal belongings to take with them to the afterlife. Although, if I were going anywhere “holy”, I don’t think TP would be something on the list to bring with me. But you know, that’s just me.

I also read another story about how a lady took her family into the basement and read the entire bible non-stop trying to become “saved” before the rapture. If I were her kids, I would have been pissed to be missing out on my weekend because my mom thought the world would be zombies and they were waiting for “God”. I hope those kids kicked her ass for being so stupid. Can you tell how annoyed with this whole “The rapture is coming” crap?

I’m so over it. No one turned into a zombie… I don’t think. I haven’t checked everywhere but I went to Target, Walmart and Best Buy and so far, I haven't seen any out and about. Maybe they like to stay indoors during the daylight hours. Who knows… they could be picky.

But just in case, here is instructions in case you come across one. Trying to help everyone out. Information on killing zombies can come to good use one day. Just not today.

So in conclusion, here is a message that pretty much sums up how I feel about all this “world will end / Armageddon” crap:

Wow…..now that I was finally about to get that all out. LOL ok…goodnight everyone. Sweet dreams and remember to smile if you see a zombie. And if you see anyone who believed in this crap, just blow them away. Its not considered a crime to shoot the stupid. :o) At least it shouldn't be anyway


xoxo Rebecca