Spring Fling, A Springtime Photo Challenge

Springtime has officially began!

The trees are budding, the sun is shining and those warm rain showers have finally made their way to Southwest Missouri. Although parts of me find it hard to believe, I think winter really is officially over. 

With all things spring on the brain it is the perfect time to try my luck on hosting (and completing 😛 ) another photo challenge. Once again I am teaming up with Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me to bring you a ‘Spring Fling’ photo challenge. We tried to choose prompts that wouldn’t stink. You’ve all seen those challenges right?! We put our heads together and feel like we came up with a really great list.

April 2017 Spring Fling Photo Challenge

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14 Days of Love, A Photo Challenge Recap

First off I want to say a huge thank you to those of you who participated in this photo challenge. Whether it was all 14 days, some of them, or encouraging others to join, I really appreciate all of you and your support. I am also thrilled to say we had 739 photos use our hashtag as of the morning of February 15th! Not to bad for a photo challenge that was announced only 36 hours before it started. With one successful challenge under my belt, I really hope to host more photo challenges in 2017.

Since planning and executing photo prompts requires a lot of planning, creativity and work I thought it would be fun to recap and share my photos with you today. You may have already seen them over on Instagram, but you very likely may have missed some of them too. 
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14 Days Of Love, A February Photo Challenge

It’s the month of love!

Not only does today kick off the month of February, it also kicks off my very first Instagram photo challenge!

I am so excited y’all. I have toyed and toyed with the idea of hosting a challenge but have never taken the plunge. My biggest reason to not go for it has been a fear of failure. I mean, I have only completed 2 photo challenges in like 3 years since mom brain generally gets the best of me. It seems pretty obvious that I am totally unqualified to pull this off.

Or am I…

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#2016ChristmasMoments Days 16-31

Every year Santa Stephanie hosts a Christmas themed photo challenge and every year I do my best to play along. Last year I bombed out, failing the challenge on the very last day. However this year I redeemed myself by actually completing all 31 days. It’s a Christmas miracle!

For the month of December I shared my photos on Instagram. But since seeing anything on Instagram has been challenging lately, I thought I would share them on the blog too. Here is a look at the last 16 days of the 2016 challenge. If you missed days 1-15 you can find them here.

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Picture Perfect Project V10: September 2016

Nearly two years ago I started snapping weekly photos of my girls. Typically these photos are always taken on Sunday morning because hello, we’re homeschoolers. Some stereotypes like doing school in your pjs are just true. Others like my kids are socially deprived and awkward, not so true…for the most part ;).

This post marks month number 21 and goodness I have learned SO many lessons along the way. Like: edit your photos, some weeks your photos just aren’t going to be picture perfect (keep trying), and organizing photos into folders is always worth the time it takes. I repeat organizing your photos is ALWAYS worth the mere seconds it takes.

Today we are taking a look at weeks 36-39

September 2016

Week 36

Emily is wearing Minnie mouse (you’re surprised aren’t you, HA) Marissa chose to wear her plaid dress. I love that dress and I hate it too. It is one of those items that I probably wouldn’t have purchased if I really thought through the ironing it would need in the store. We all have those items, right?

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Week 37

Aaaahhh, vacation week. I snapped these photos of the girls the day we were at the fort and thought they’d work as good as any. And look, Minnie Mouse again. Never has a little girl been so obsessed.

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Week 38

This was a very, very sad day. Day #1 back home post vacation. Do to our late arrival the night before, we decided to be lazy and hang out at home for the day. We pretty much did nothing except mope. It was pathetic. Also, I spy Minnie Mouse. This kid, I swear she owns other clothing.

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Week 39

Our first week back at church was ‘The Great Day of Prayer’. We all wore matching t-shirts and participated in prayer walks through the streets of our city. Afterwards we wrapped things up with a service project followed by pizza with our small group. This day was LONG but full of so much togetherness. I loved it. 

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Here is a Flash back to September 2015…

Sometimes it feels like they are finally starting to slow down a bit then I realize I am completely wrong. I simply can not imagine how much more they will mature with another year.

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Sharing another month of weekly photos in today's #PicturePerfectProject post. #Photo #linkup Click To Tweet

Now it’s your turn to link up what you have been taking photos of one last time. Yup, that’s right this link-up has officially came to an end. It has been so much fun taking pictures with you for the past several months, but we felt it was time to call things a wrap. To those of you who have faithfully linked up we want to say a HUGE thank you. You were what kept this going for so long. 

Happy picture taking!

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Beth // Our Pretty Little Girls
Courtney // Sweet Turtle Soup
Desiree // Macke Monologues
Elizabeth // Chasin Mason
Stephanie // Wife Mommy Me
Whitney // Work It Mommy

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Picture Perfect Project V3: February 2016

Another month of photos is done.
 
Goodness does it seem like the year is flying by with the first two months of the year already over. 
Today I’ll be sharing February’s photos for our 2016 Picture Perfect Project.

I kept things the same as last month. I love the idea of taking my photos in the same spot every week but the lighting in that room is proving to be a challenge and wanting to cause some unpleasant shadows in my photos and that is really starting to bug me. So I’ll either get over it or pick a different location.

Let’s take a look!
 
February

Week 6
Emily has been quite the over smiler aka sarcastic smiler lately. It has made for some “Interesting” photos.Oh and look, a Minnie Mouse dress!

 
Week 7
These photos have made me VERY aware of how often I just let the girls wear headbands and don’t really fix their hair. So this week I braided M’s bangs and gave sister some pig tails. 

 

 
Week 8
Emily’s birthday week and she wore the best Minnie Mouse dress ever.
It’s like a Minnie lovers princess dream come true!

 

 

Week 9
 The shadow and lighting was especially terrible this day.
This was the morning of our overnight get away.
The girls just “HAD” to pose with their new Build-A-Bear friends. 

 

 
 
And that wraps up February and 9 of 52 photos.
 
2016 so far…
 
Now it’s your turn to link-up!
 Grab the button from my sidebar and share the photos you’ve been taking lately.
 
 
Courtney // Sweet Turtle Soup
Desiree // Macke Monologues
Elizabeth // Chasin Mason
Stephanie // Wife Mommy Me
Whitney // Work It Mommy
 

 

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