Oh Snap!shots of the Week {21}

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Because I am out of town and have enjoyed being with family way too much this past week to put together a new party today, I decided to continue the party from last week.  I hope you guys understand....I think we all just need a break from the norm every now and then.  I usually visit each and every one of your entries, but I have also slacked on that this week. I promise I will view them all this coming week.  I did glance over the them and noticed we haven't had many votes, so please be sure to vote for your favorite photos. If you don't, how will I know who to award as everyone's favorite next week?!?!



I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you over this next week and seeing all of your creativity flow!  You guys are awesome!

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Oh Snap!shots of the Week {20}

Happily Mother After
If this is your first time linking up you can check out the details about this party here.
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Last week's "people's choice" favorite was this oh-so-messy photo of a sweet little boy named Josh.  Here he was creating his very first masterpiece.  I have to hand it to his Momma-good for you-allowing the mess for the simple pleasure of having fun! I need to learn from you! 

Photography by Kelly-Marie at Our Footprints on the World

Kelly-Marie, this badge is for you!
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My favorite photo from last week's party was this double-exposure of a guitar and a field of flowers.  I love the way these two blend together in perfect harmony! This photo comes from a newbie, so be sure to check out her blog!

Photography by Danielle at SHAKA

Danielle, this badge is for you!
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And lastly, I just had to feature this photo of "bugs in a field."  How creative is this?! There are several other fun works of art in this same field and you can view a few more of them on Jessica's blog. {Jessica is also somewhat of a newbie to the party so be sure to spread the love!}
Photography by Jessica at Suitcases and Sippy Cups


Jessica, this badge is for you!
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My favorite photo this week was taken at my college bestie's wedding on Saturday.  The wedding was simple but detailed, sweet but chic, and one I will always remember {mainly because she is a friend I will never forget}.


I have never witnessed a wedding where the couple kissed more throughout the day/night than Chantal and Brian did that day....usually when they thought nobody was watching.  It was special to see, and I am so very thankful she found a good man that I know will always take care of her.  They compliment each other in the best possible way.




Congratulations, Chantal and Brian! 
We love you both and wish you many years of happiness together!


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"Hand"-made Valentines

This year, giving Valentines from Brody was so much fun.  He was an active participant in the process, whispering and scheming with me as we crafted something special behind closed doors for his daddy and both sets of grandparents.

I saw {this} cute little handmade card on Pinterest several months ago and pinned it in anticipation of Valentine's Day.  I could hardly wait to make these with Brody, and I was pretty pleased with how they turned out.




I love how excited he was to help with this project, and I can't wait to see what else we can create together next year for the ones we love. :)

My Funny Valentine

Growing up, my mom and dad always had a special treat waiting for each one of us {my brothers and I} on Valentine's Day.  My mom would usually leave her special something for us on our beds and my dad would find a way to give us a special surprise throughout the day.

So the past two years I carried out my mother's tradition, hiding Valentine's surprises in Brody's bed.  And this year, Brody's third Valentine's Day, he still found a special Valentine from me in his bed {even though we are in Florida at Wynni and JimPop's house}.

It was much more fun to watch him find his Valentine present this year though, as he is beginning to understand each holiday as well as the joy of giving {and receiving, of course!}


He enjoyed the cookie.

He enjoyed the toys and books.

But I think one of his favorite parts was reading the musical card.  That boy loves music and he loves to dance!  He has been playing with the card I gave him as well as the card his JimPop gave him {also musical} over and over again.

Happy Valentine's Day to My Funny Little Valentine!

Oh Snap!shots of the Week {19}

Happily Mother After
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Last week's "people's choice" favorite was this amazing photo of water dripping from a faucet.  Can you believe it? I had no idea what I was looking at when I first came across this photo, but if you check out Jaymi's blog you can read a great tutorial on how she made her dripping faucet look amazing!

Photography by Jaymi at Live, Love, Travel

Jaymi, this badge is for you!
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My favorite photo from last week was this sweet shot of little hands clasped for prayer.  There is just something about seeing little ones bowing their heads in prayer that makes me happy.  And I love how the lighting around those precious fingers gives this photo an angelic feeling.
Photography by Lori at La-La's Home Daycare

Lori, this badge is for you!
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I decided that last week's "runner-up" for y'all's favorite photo should be this week's featured photo.  Meet Cleopatra. Aren't those eyes beautiful?
Photography by Ana at 365+1 Project

Ana, this badge is for you!
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My favorite photo from this week was taken yesterday when my mom and I took Brody for a little walk in the sand.  The beach was overtaken with seagulls which made the walk a thousand times more exciting for  B.Boy.  He ran along the shoreline screaming, "You go away birds!" and giggled with excitement as they flew away.  :)


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Before you begin linking up, I just wanted to throw out a quick little "bonus" for each of you at this week's Oh Snap! party.  Capturing Couture is offering 20% off in celebration of Valentine's.  Just click the image below to check out all of the beautiful camera accessories on their site and enter CCLOVE2012 at checkout to receive an incredible 20% off!  
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{I bought my camera strap at Capturing Couture and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!}


Capturing Couture LOVE sale

Capturing Couture is offering 20% off in celebration of Valentine's.  Just click the image below to check out all of the beautiful camera accessories on their site and enter CCLOVE2012 at checkout to receive an incredible 20% off!  

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{I bought my camera strap at Capturing Couture and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!}




Oh Snap!shots of the Week {18}

Happily Mother After
If this is your first time linking up you can check out the details about this party here.
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Y'all's  favorite photo from last week was this beautiful snow-covered tree.  I think I loved it so much because I was able to enjoy it from someone else's lens rather than dealing with it myself.  Is it just me or is anyone else glad we haven't had any snow in GA this year?  I'm lovin' the warmer winter!

Photography by Jaymi at Live, Love, Travel

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In keeping with the cold weather theme, I picked this amazing shot as my favorite from last week.  Don't you just love how the ice has encompassed every branch on this tree as well as the leaves?  So pretty! 
Photography by Emily at Scattered Horizons

Emily, this badge is for you!
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This week I wanted to feature Dina from 4 Lettre Words.  She took this cute photo of her kitty which is quite simply darling.  Dina always takes beautiful photos and she is one you'll want to keep your eye out for at these weekly parties. :)
Photography by Dina at 4 Lettre Words

Dina, this badge is for you!
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Before we begin linking up photos, I just want to share a little goodie for those of you linking up.  My friend Vanessa, is hosting her very first giveaway on her blog, Daily Delivered.  If you've hosted a giveaway, you know how exciting your first giveaway can be and how anxious you are about people actually competing for the prize.  So please take a moment to check out her blog and consider participating in her giveaway.  It's  worth $20. But hurry, because the giveaway ends today {2/3/12}.  You have nothing to lose and the odds are in your favor as her blog is new-ish {which means a low entry for the giveaway!!!}  So go on, link up your photo and then head on over to her blog for a chance to win something awesome!

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