the return of creepy grow a boyfriend

  so lately i've been seeing all sorts of cool photo projects that people have been doing, where they take miniature figures and pose them in different places. my favorite ones are by Christopher Boffoli. i'm sorry if i spelled that wrong. i tried! his pictures are guaranteed to make me laugh, or at least, smile.

  although this is definitely not going to be on any "scale" as good (pun intended, not at first, but then i just couldn't resist putting it in).

  i am reintroducing the return of the creepy grow a boyfriend for my own miniature project (let's see how long this one works).

  and i am going to need your readers help in two areas!

  1. grow a boyfriend needs a proper name. he cannot just continue in existence as "grow a boyfriend", especially if he is to have an entire photo project geared toward him
  2. i'm going to need some ideas on where to take grow a boyfriend's pictures! i have a few, but if i want to turn this into something at least blog-worthy, i'm going to need more than just the ramblings that bumble around in my head.

  so that's that. what i ask of you guys. wherever you may be out there. and if anyone actually reads this blog besides the 'bots that probe the internet trying to virus-ize my computer.

  one last thing before i leave you today: the caption for this picture. you know all of those Ryan Gosling pictures fumbling around on the internet out there (don't even ask, who's Ryan Gosling?)? well, the caption for this picture should be, "babe, you don't need any makeup today. you look just fine." or something along those lame lines :)

  oh, one last (this time it's really the last) thing:

if you want to see the original "boyfriend" post: http://sevencsphotography.blogspot.com/2012/06/day-57-project.html


i don't know if anyone else is weird like me, but if you have a favorite word (or words), congratulations, you are! what you win i don't know. 

today's word in my head is ampersand. I love this word. if i could reasonably use it in a sentence i would use it quite frequently. i even love it's symbol "&". This spring I learned how to draw them (I was quite proud of myself, don't make fun of me and my dysfunctional hands that couldn't figure out how to draw them before), when i addressed my friends' wedding invitations. since then i've enjoyed being pretty fancy in addressing envelopes. just ask my friend sarah, if you know her. 

what's your favorite word, or words? 


no, officer, i haven't been drinking

that's what i thought when i was snapping these shots tonight.

i don't know if i've ever told you about my bottlecap collection. probably have, and you are at your screen shaking your head, thinking/saying, "there she goes again, talking and raving fantastically about her amazing collections and how she is high on life." okay, so maybe you're not using those exact words, but, hey, it's my blog and i can imagine you're saying whatever amuses me. so there. now, i will rave about my amazing bottle cap collection.

okay, so maybe it's not amazing, but i keep them all in an old milk jug so i happen to think it's pretty cool. whenever i come across a neat bottle cap or try something new, i'll save the cap like a raving lunatic and drop it in the bottle when i get home, admiring the perfect "plunk" sound it makes when it nestles into the glass enclosure. just ask my brother, when we went to europe this summer, how i got all his bottle caps.

i like them. that's all i can say. they have this cool vintage retro thing to them. plus they make me remember good times with friends. and isn't that what makes you laugh in the end?

so, i bring you, my mediocre collection.


on brandy pond

as a few of you readers know, i went camping this past weekend. to township 39, to be exact. it was a blast. talk about relaxing. i read two and a half agatha christies, kayaked, ate yummy food, and drank some delicious apricot beer.

the sunset on friday night, however, capped it for pictures that i took the last few days.

take a look:



yay! i remembered my camera! i brought it all the way to work and stowed it away safe in a cupboard there, then almost forgot it :) but, as i was walking out of my shift, i had that mental "light bulb" and grabbed it.

so i got to take the wildflower pictures, after all. i was so excited to take them, and then edit them. although, i forgot that i had a high exposure rate on my camera for the first few frames, and they came off way over-exposed. but, i figured it out and bam! here are the pictures..


reflective flowers

i love this time of year. except for the fact that winter's coming and allergies are flying high, it is a great time of year! soon, i plan on repeating last year's photo shoot with mom and dad, and i can't wait to capture those great colors we're soon to see all around us in the trees.

so, what have you been doing in the interim between summer and fall? september is one of my busier months, i mean, every month is busy, but september is just a tad busier than the others. although, this weekend i am taking off with a couple of my friends to go camping up north. and next weekend, my brother jack's coming to visit (and he's running a marathon! gasp!).

background on this photograph:

i love mirrored pictures (as you have probably noticed reading and viewing this blog, if you have followed this blog for any time at all), and today, i totally meant to bring my camera with me in my travels out, because there is this wicked neat dirt road with an old fence and yellow flowers quite like these, poking up all around. but, you guessed it, this girl's brain completely forgot, until halfway up to where i had to go, and you know, you can't turn around when you're late anyways. so, the photo will have to wait. hopefully i will remember thursday to trek my camera bag along with me to work (thursday readers, help me remember!).

last friday i came back to my car in a dark parking lot and found this pot of flowers on my windshield. i had the "oh it's from a secret admirer" smile for about ten seconds, when i realized they were from my dad. and then i had the "i have the sweetest dad" smile on. friday was a good day. saturday was, too. every day is a good day. you just have to find the good in it. i guess you could call it a scavenger hunt. some days the game is just a bit harder than others.

the second picture is a saying i heard and i liked it a lot. quite apropos with the above statement..

anyways. i hope you all are having a good week so far, and thanks for visiting!


summer vegetables

well, it's the end of summer (sad face), but the beginning of the crispness of autumn! although i will miss the warm feel of sun and the additional vitamin D it provides, windows down with my shades on, and the extra excuse to buy an ice cream cone "because it's summer", there are plenty of things to look forward to with fall approaching. in fact, today was, i believe, the first day that you could actually feel it in the air. that crisp, clean breeze that makes you want to pull out a cozy sweater and jeans, sip tea or cocoa, and sit and read a nice, long book. and (bonus!), there is the fact that the amazing colors are about to appear on the scene, especially here! i love bright colors anyways (just ask my friends or look at the clothes i wear on a daily basis), so these oranges, reds, and yellows, you can guess just make this girl happy. i will try not to think about the winter coming. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

so, anywho, there are a few photographs i will share with you today from my recent explorations outside of instagram. 

the first is a photo of our pepper from the garden! doesn't it look delicious? well, it was :)