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1440 {101} :: Moments of Beauty

i am almost stunned to imagine that we’ve already had 101 fridays together… that’s almost two years i hope in that time you’ve seen that it’s these opportunities to observe moments of beauty, 1440 each day, that bring a little more joy to life {because i almost forgot} * happy friday, y’all~ i’ll be back […]

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1440 {100} :: About Marriage {23 + 3}

they sat down next to me at a black jack table in las vegas, a small band of friends out to celebrate his up-coming marriage. they were young, though not too young, respectable and professional looking, and kind. and i still regret that i didn’t tell him a few things i know about marriage. i […]

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Marty - July 25, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Your photos were adorable and brought true joy! Such sweet memories of a wonderful relationship and family. Thanks for sharing. You have such a gift….

Rese - July 25, 2014 - 2:20 pm

this was beautiful – I’m printing your words out and giving to my husband . . . he forgets A LOT of these things A LOT of the time!!

Kathy - July 25, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Happy anniversary, and to many many more!

Dina - July 25, 2014 - 3:04 pm

I love this so much, Patty!

Jessica Winstead - July 25, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Oh, love this…I admit…I cried reading it. Great post. Happy Anniversary.

Jen - July 25, 2014 - 3:16 pm

This is wonderful! It’s a lot of what *I* need to remember with regard to my husband. Thank you for sharing this.

Dawn - July 25, 2014 - 7:27 pm

What a beautiful message so filled with truths.I only made it half way through before I was in tears. You have such a blessed life because of the special way you live it. Happy Anniversary!

Kim Cunningham - July 25, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Such wisdom here. You have it nailed. I think this is something that only comes through time, but it is good to clue the newlies in one how hard it is to serve, and serve. But truly, that’s where the magic happens. Each serving. One wise man told us upon our engagement that marriage wasn’t give and take. It was give and give. So true.

Molly - July 25, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Congratulations on your anniversary… I think two pieces of advice I would have is… ‘if it’s not fun, don’t do’ and ‘if it was easy anyone could do’


Heather - July 26, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Beautiful words . Here’s to both you and Ron….. And many many more memories and anniversaries. XO

Lisa @ FSL - July 31, 2014 - 11:05 pm

What a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary.

[…] About Marriage – Finding Serendipity. I love, love, love this photo essay. The pictures are great, but the words are better. it’s an swesome reminder of what it takes to make a strong, healthy marriage, and I want that for Sweet Husband and I more than just about anything. I particularly love this part because I find it to be true: […]

1440 {99} :: Phoneography and Instagram

it’s a hugely fun time for me, as i’m sure it is for you… i spend more time than i care to admit on instagram and i know you do, too, because i follow some of you! so i’m thinking of doing a phoneography tutorial over at my photography site and i was hoping to […]

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Sarah - July 18, 2014 - 11:47 am

I just started using dropbox to add photos to instagram from my dslr. I love Distressed FX and a new favorite Monovu. I love using my iPhone in the summer, I tend to be out and about more and not always with my big camera. Plus I love the instant gratification of Instagram.

Barbara Hurst - July 18, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Welcome to IG, you will love it, I am sunnybarb on IG and I will add you. Apps are quite addictive for sure, the first and foremost I think is Snapseed for general editing, Waterlogue is fun for watercolor, as well as Brushstoke. Barb Brookbank has a weekly Wednesday app review on her blog Keeping Up With the Times her IG name is Keepingupblog That would be a fun resource. I just added you on IG, and see you have a lot of followers so you are not a rookie, so you already know a lot so you can disregard all I have said. :)

Rese - July 18, 2014 - 12:43 pm

I’m not on instagram too much – I sort of swoop in and out – tiarastantrums I am

Serendipity is Sweet - July 18, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Beautiful pics! I love iphoneography. Michelle Morris is a master and I love her work. I just bought her ebook: A Camera’s a Camera. I’ve only read the first few pages but she give lots of tips and reviews apps. My personal favorite app that I use most often is Afterlight. I also like VSCO. I use the built in iPhone camera and edit mostly in those two apps, though I own several. I post a mix of iPhone photos and DSLR because my feed is also used for my business. So the DSLR pics are client photos. I don’t post videos though – I should probably take a lot more videos of my kids, but I always seem to forget.

My favorite tips would be to shoot from different angles and play with the AF/AE feature to control exposure. And I never, never use the flash! It’s just plain awful, ha ha.

I’m melissablissphotography on IG. :)

Tamar - July 18, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Oh I am SUCH an instagram addict!!

I just started using the VSCOcam app – great editing app, sometimes I pre-edit before I ‘gram it. Very rarely I photostream a DSLR pic in, but tend to keep instagram to the iphone pics!

Kristy Lifenreflection - July 19, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Beautiful captures, I wish I took more time with iphone.

Becky - July 23, 2014 - 2:45 pm

I’m addicted too. It’s just easier. I love snapseed and VSCOcam. I only use my phone, a Samsung 3. I’m farmgirlpaints:-) Love your pics always. You’re a light chaser like me…

Barbara Burgess - August 1, 2014 - 5:51 am

Wow! What a lovely blog, photos, quotes and advice! Very glad I popped by, best wishes, Barbara

1440 {98} :: Season of Waiting

That’s my rising college freshman son on the left, and his friend. And Aja {“Asia”}. And this is the latest we’ve ever opened our pool. July 3rd. We knew it was full of construction material from late last summer, courtesy our newly tiled patio and fireplace, and there was sawdust and aluminum flying this spring […]

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Rese - July 11, 2014 - 1:36 pm

hope youare able to enjoy the pool this weekend!

Sarah - July 12, 2014 - 11:52 am

My parents have struggled with the pool decision for a number of years now, so I know how you feel. That shot is perfect!

Donna Milburn - July 12, 2014 - 11:28 pm

I am sure you will be enjoying your beautiful pool this summer. Lovely photos, especially the last one! Have fun!!

Dina Lettre - July 15, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Better late than never…and it’s really just gotten hot in Atlanta. :)

P.S. I used to have a sweet kitty named Aja. Steely Dan?

Liz - July 18, 2014 - 11:12 am

I remember the waiting every 5 years when my Dad emptied our pool for repainting. He and my 3 brothers would carefully do the painting and have it ready in time for summer. The filling day was filled with anticipation.

1440 {97} :: Caged Butterfly

{posting my link and pictures for you early-birds… i’ll be back later today with words. stop back by, and have a wonderful weekend!} Photo Story Friday Friday Finds Friday Photo Journal   An InLinkz Link-up

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Viv Halliwell - June 27, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Lovely images so pretty have a wonderful weekend…

Tamar - June 27, 2014 - 12:07 pm

How gorgeous and lush! Happy Friday!

Southern Gal - June 27, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Your focus and clarity in your photos always takes my breath away. How I wish I could take photos like that!

Sarah - June 27, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Lovely images!

nancyjean - June 27, 2014 - 11:14 pm

I just love visiting a butterfly house with my camera! nice shots!

Diane - June 28, 2014 - 12:20 am

I am trying to figure out where the butterflies are. Seems like such a peaceful place to visit. Love the photos.

Sue - July 22, 2014 - 9:28 pm

Neat shots, and thank you for hosting!
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