Sunday, January 31, 2010


♥♥Doesn't it feel wonderful when you ACCOMPLISH something in your life?♥♥

♥♥Yay for the month of January COMPLETE♥♥

Just writing that makes me ONE HAPPY girl, i never in a million years thought i would have finished out a full month!!! So we only have 11 more months to go, which we can do right?!?!? The weekend is over and that makes me sad, but today was such a fun day!! Just being with the ones i love is just a blessing to me!!! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday afternoon and as always keep shooting and keep smiling;)

Saturday, January 30, 2010


So, today is just one of them days!! It is too cold to go out and do anything, so we are stuck inside, but their is never been a dull moment in my family, its pretty amazing to just have a family day!!! Iam really stoked about being on my 30th day with my challenge this year!!! That makes me SMILE, and also another thing that makes me smile, is that i just love being around the ones that i truly love oh and the ones that truly love us;)
I wanted to venture out and get some different nature shots today, but the one thing that stuck out at me was in this ladys yard!! One of those gazing garden balls, so i snapped and looked at it and thats when my quote came to mind!!! "WE ALL FEEL BLUE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IN OUR LIFE" So with this, Iam really feeling blue about the weather today!! I am ready to see the blue skies, and the sunshine so beautiful!!! But when you are feeling blue and down, just take a deep breath and breathe!!! Hope you all have a fantastic Saturday and not to mention the rest of your weekend!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥
♥♥♥ When you feel down and BLUE, just REMEMBER i will be there for YOU ♥♥♥

Friday, January 29, 2010


Iam loving the FUN FRIDAY FOTO challenge, iam glad i posted it on the board to start it and that more people are joining in on the fun!!! but i must have to say, It was a CHALLENGE for my today's picture, considering i absoulety hate pictures of myself, but what can i say! iam always the girl BEHIND THE CAMERA!! Hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!!! Keep shooting and smiling!!

I did take a few so i thought i would post them all!! hahah cause this does not happen often;)


Thursday, January 28, 2010


How is everyone feeling tonight?!?! Me on the other hand not so good, iam just having a night of BLAH, iam sure we have all felt like that from time to time, I have been walking 3 miles each morning which iam very proud of myself, but gosh i feel so drained tonight for some reason!! guess that means i need to step up my game in the exercise world huh?! Well, on another note i hope everyone is having a wonderful night!! Today my creativeness was just blocked and could not think of anything for my daily picture, so as i was sitting at a friends house i spotted this center block and thought "THAT'S IT" So yea... JUST A BLAH DAY TODAY!!!! Hope you all have a fantastic night and thank gosh its Friday tomorrow!!!!
♥♥I try to keep and have an OPEN MIND, but today my CREATIVITY is just BLOCKED♥♥

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Today i have really done something wonderful and feel great about myself, I have been wanting to start walking and just getting some daily exercise, so i woke up with a new attitude! So i joined a friend in her walking group and walked with them, and guess what i walked 3 MILES!! And gosh i honestly forgot how walking really makes you feel inside and out!!!! I Am going to continue to walk every morning with them and start watching what i eat!! and that is a PROMISE i have made to myself... When i got home i had a picture in mind, but i wanted to challenge myself to another black and white type photo!!! The kids jumped on their bikes and off walking i went again, came across this tree with the moon behind it looking amazing!!! I started snapping away!!! Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon and CAN i say I am stoked again for being on my 27Th day of my challenge!!!!
♥♥ Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day♥♥

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I hope everyone is having a wonderful afternoon...Today was a busy day for me, but i did take the time to get my picture posted before i started with dinner, kids homework, laundry and my list goes on.. Hope you all have a great night and keep the comment love coming, keeps me motivated to keep pushing with my passion of photography!!!
♥♥At Sometime in our life we all feel like we are under the pressure of a tack, but push through the PAIN and in the end it will be Worth it ALL♥♥

Monday, January 25, 2010


Wow it is late and i am just not posting, but hey at least i posted for today* I have had a busy day, you know we all have days like this?!?!? I hope you all have a wonderful night and todays picture is a basket i keep my keys and ect in, but i love the way it looks and i wanted to just focus on it today! SO yaaaaaaaaaaaaalaaaaaaaaaaaa this is what you get;) My quote goes pretty good with the picture, if you take the time to really look at the picture and read the quote, i hope you all have a wonderful night and thanks for all that stops by and VISITS my blog;)

♥♥Life is a train of MOODS like a string of beads*ALWAYS take what you GET IN LIFE* In the end it will always be WORTH IT♥♥




Sunday, January 24, 2010


What another lazy day, It has rained all day here and boy have i loved every minute of it!!! Me and the kids watched movies and laughed all day!!! But as you all know, i have been dealing with some things in my life, well you may not know what! but, I Am sure you can tell in my pictures and the way my blog goes from time to time.. So today's picture is all about letting the negative people in your life "BE GONE" Iam finally starting to realize that the only people i want in my life are the ones that truly love me and my family and just be around POSITIVE people!! So what can i say I am happy about being on my 24Th daily picture!!! THANKS to you guys, ya ll definitely motivate me in so many ways, without everyone i would have already stopped weeks ago!!! Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon... With love, from RACHEL

♥♥The Hardest thing in LIFE is to know which BRIDGE to CROSS, or which BRIDGE to BURN♥♥

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Well, Well.... Iam in my 23 day of this challenge, and i must say IAM VERY happy about it!!! Their has been times where i have wanted to just stop, cause my mind has just had a creative block, but for some reason i keep striving to finsih this year!!! So today i keep looking at my kids twizzlers and was like hummm what can i do with them, until i thought i will be different today and just show everyone that. Even as adults we all have a RANDOM side to us!!!! it was fun, i almost felt like a kid again!!!! And also, want to thank everyone that comes and looks/reads my blogs daily, It really helps me motivate me for the next daily challenge!! Hope you all have a wonderful saturday night and as always KEEP SHOOTING & KEEP SMILING!!!!

♥♥“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through in your every day life"♥♥





Friday, January 22, 2010


♥♥ The Grass is NEVER GREENER on the other side, OR is it??♥♥

Today's picture is all about COLOR and i picked green, i LOVE pink and iam sure all my other blog friends was thinking i would do pink, but i wanted to challenge myself to think of something different and i think i did it;) Iam very thankful for my family, friends and esp my BLOGGER friends i have meet!!! Iam so happy to say that i have not gave up on this challenge, and hopefully i will keep pushing on to finish by the end of the year... With all this saying, i hope you all have a wonderful WEEKEND and can not wait to see whats in store for next FUN FRIDAY FOTO!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


♥♥I am sure we all have days LIKE this....Where we put on those FAKE SMILES or when you are around FAKE PEOPLE♥♥

So, today something was just on my heart, and i thought what better way to express it in my daily pictures!! Today picture could go ALONG ways, but i must have to admit that sometimes in your life you have to put on that FAKE SMILE to people or should i say just being around FAKE PEOPLE in general. I know iam not perfect by no means, but i can not grasp the feeling with some people, i mean what are they trying to prove in their life by BEING FAKE?!?! Just like every day, i could go on and on about my pictures, but i will keep it small and simple!!! But in all REALITY "ALWAYS BE YOURSELF"
Fake could go with any direction in life

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I must start off by saying I AM stoked that i am 20 days into my challenge, i feel REALLY good about it and so happy that i have not let myself down with it!! But, as for today it has been another nasty rainy day in the lovely town Satsuma, Al. I have had alot on my mind lately and going through alot of emotions that i do not know how to express my self nor talk to anyone about, but my picture came to my mind when i have been thinking about everything going on in my life and what a better way to express my picture with how iam feeling and what iam going through and its all about "ONLY TIME WILL TELL" meaning that all i can do is keep my head up and move forward and just keep praying about my problems and hopefully one day soon the good lord above will answer all my prayers!!! For some, this picture could mean anything to ya ll weather it be due to friendships, life, families, jobs, home life, and just all the above!!! I hope you all have a wonderful afternoon and i thank everyone that stops by and truly reads all blog stories and leaves me comments, it MAKES ME smile inside and out!!!!!
♥♥It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad♥♥

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Today has just been another one of them days for me, but i rode out to the doctor office with my mom and dad, where my dad just had shoulder surgery!! and of course i take my camera everywhere!!! I was thinking ok what can my picture be today!!!! I knew when i picked my kids up from school, that i was going to be extremely busy, so the office where we was at looked cool and the first thing that came to mind was "SOMETHING WITH MIRROR or REFLECTIONS"and the weather was BEAUTIFUL today!!!
And my quote for my daily picture is........

♥♥The way PEOPLE are these days Really SHOWS their REFLECTIONS through their image♥♥
reflections 1
People really never cease to amaze me these days, i know i am not perfect, but their is truly some RUDE, DISRESPECTFUL & HATEFUL in the world... My story with this picture could go a LONG LONG ways, but i will keep it to a minimum tonight, cause i my lovely shows are coming on and i have to finish getting things ready for tomorrow!!! Hope you all have a wonderful night and once again THANK you to everyone that comes to my blog and leaves COMMENT LOVE;)

Monday, January 18, 2010


*All about Preston ZANE*

On January 18, 2002 at 10:19pm I had a beautiful baby boy, weighing in at 8lbs 21inches, My first thoughts about him, was WOW GOD has gave us our first blessing! I was just speechless from that moment. But today he is turning 8 which breaks my heart and sad, cause he is growing up TOO FAST!! But he is still just as sweet/humble as ever, His personality has grown and of course he still has a heart of gold and a SMILE that will stick with you forever!!! We love you ZANE more than you will ever know!! So happy birthday to my AMAZING SON.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I must have to brag a little about my wonderful SUNDAY MORNING!!! My loving hubby let me sleep in pretty late, which made me one happy girl;) had breakfast cooked, and the laundry on the wash and can not forget my coffee ready when i got up!!! I have smiled all day cause my husband makes me smile every now and then!!! hahaha just kiddin he is a wonderful man and excellant father to our children!!!! My picture today is not in my field of what you would say CREATIVE or COLORFUL!!! but I wanted to focus on the ONES THAT MAKE WAKE UP EVERY MORNING!!!! These 3 are my EVERYTHING and without them i would not have nothing!!!!


♥♥ The love of a family is life's greatest blessing♥♥

♥♥The love of my family is UNCONDITIONAL♥♥

Saturday, January 16, 2010


*Today was just one of those lazy days around here, it was 100% chance of rain today and i tell you it has rained all day, but boy have i enjoyed just laying around watching tv and cleaning* I wanted to get out more and take some pictures of water, dropplets and all the above, but i must say i wasnt CHANCING my camera in the pouring rain* I hope you all have had a wonderful day and as always KEEP SHOOTING&SMILING*

♥♥Although I am flexible and ready to take advice, I can't carry an Umbrella of thoughts over my head that would just distract me from all the wonderful thoughts i need to hear♥♥


Friday, January 15, 2010


Rainbow Brite also welcomes you and hopes that you stay awhile to relive your CHILDHOOD

Today's Picture is all about YOUR CHILD HOOD CHARACTER, When i was a little girl, i LOVED RAINBOW BRITE, i had all the dolls, watched all the cartoons, and my room and birthdays was always in her!!!! I know as i was getting these down from the attic, my hubby says why are you so TICKLED and GIGGLY i was like i dont know i got that warm fuzzy feeling when i started looking at them and remember the GOOD OLE DAYS;) It is kinda funny, how when i grew up and started photography, that i loved bright/colorful pictures.. HUMM i guess i can say i started early with my STYLE;)
I had alot of ideas running threw my head about today's picture, but i have been so busy today!! So this is what i came up with!!
Okay, so what's so great about the cartoon characters from the 80's? Well...they were imaginative, unique, cute and just SO adorable!!! *Smile* When I was little, I LOVED Rainbow Brite and I still do. I guess you could say that I'm a little girl at heart. (Smile)
*Can not forget about Twink Sprite, Red Bulter, LaLa Orange, Canary Yellow, Patty O'Green, Buddy Blue, and last but not least Shy Violet*
They each had wonderful and different personalities

Thursday, January 14, 2010


*I am so excited to say that we are almost 2 weeks into our CHALLENGE;) now that makes me ONE HAPPY GIRL* But today i wanted to step out of my element and just have more of a relaxed day picture, So i went the library where i was looking for me a new book, and i thought to myself THIS IS TODAY'S PICTURE!!!! I hope you all enjoy them and So happy it is almost the weekend, and iam totally STOKED about the FUN FRIDAY FOTO CHALLENGE iam so happy alot of people are wanting to be apart of the challenge!!!! Ok so iam just RAMBLING on today huh?!?! I hope you all have a wonderful THURSDAY and as always KEEP SHOOTING & SMILING;)*

I think of LIFE as a good BOOK. The Further you get into it, the more it begins to make SENSE.


**Used some Different editing looks for these**


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


♥♥You must love & BE yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy♥♥

*WOW iam SO happy that i have made it to the 13th day in my challenge, I truly love doing this, but sometimes i get overwhelmed trying to think of pictures to do, But I told myself today that iam going to STOP and SIT back and just let it all come to me, I KNOW it will, but my probelm with this challenge this year is that iam trying to get ahead of my self*

Today's picture is all about LOVING and BEING YOURSELF, i had to think about this picture, but as all my BLOGGER friends know, i love BRIGHT/COLORFUL/CREATIVE photos and i did different pictures and ideas using my name, but my daughter ZOE gave me the idea of using her FLASHCARDS!!!! Thank you for those of you that stop by and take a look at my daily pictures, it means more than ya'll will ever know!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010



Gosh, what a busy day i have had today, I have never posted my picture this late, but i had to sit down and take the time to post my blog!!!.. I truly Believe without LOVE and PEACE you will never find or have HAPPINESS. I wanted to try something different with this, so since alot of my pictures are more on the COLORFUL SIDE, i did this out of CANDY!!!

To love and to be loved is the beauty of life. Many people yearn for peace, love and happiness myself included. Love brings happiness that is what we are made to think from very early stages in life. Must we make others happy for us to be happy too? These are some of the dangerous myths in life that can keep you standing on your way to happiness. It is a bad life where we try to please others through out our lives. If this fails people usually become bitter, resentful and in most cases hateful to people we fail to please. If we do not resist the planted seed of co-dependence we are doomed to live for others. Happiness just like love is energy and when it is shared it brings out the best results.

Try to think of a moment when you share out a joke with a friend. The laughter brings out bursts of laughter that makes you feel so good. The exchange of this energy we call happiness is what gives a good feeling. A happy person attracts a lot of love because it is easily reflected in out every activity. This creates a strong bond between love and happiness. For instance people will always return your charming smile even though they are strangers. That is the best reflection of self-happiness. On the other hand, if you are frowning and looking ugly and angry, people will helplessly scowl at you. There is a common adage that 'life is hard, and we have to struggle to be happy.'

Monday, January 11, 2010



* Lance and I have been together going on 10years and of course we have had our ups and downs, but we always have came out strong on the end.. We have 2 beautiful children that mean everything to us, but in the meantime we have to KEEP OUR FLAME IN OUR MARRIAGE strong and bright. Love is a beautiful thing inside and out*

Love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. It is the fire that burns inside, the essence of being. Love is the source of all our comfort and contentment. It is a precious gift that defines our purpose in life. If we keep in mind that we can indeed preserve its true meaning, we can love to the fullest and be happy the rest of our lives.

♥♥Keep your Flame in your marriage strong and bright, cause once it starts to fade out, you will be walking on thin ice♥♥

Sunday, January 10, 2010


*These are my WONDERFUL Blue Amercian Pitbull terries, First picture is T-Bone, second is our female SAKI and the last one is PEPE* WE love our Dogs they are FAMILY*

*As we sat outside today playing with our dogs that we love OH so much, i thought i would take the time to put them in my daily challenge pictures*

My husband and I have been raising Amercian Pitbull Terriers going on since we have been together for 10years, and he and his family has raised them pratcially all his life, But it does bother me that they have SUCH A HORRIBLE REPUTATION. It is all on how you RAISE THEM!!

When discussing the temperament of the American Pitbull Terrier you have to talk about two categories: Responsible Owners, and Non Responsible Owners. The proper pitbull temperament is created by responsible owners. A well raised pit is said to be one of the most loyal, loving dog breeds. Pits can also be great with children. They tolerate children playing much better then other breeds. Remember though, these are the dogs that are raised by responsible owners. They are intelligent, easily trained, obedient, and they are eager to please their owners.

What the media misses in its coverage of the breed are the many positive aspects of owning a pitbull. The history alone tells you, if raised properly and handled with care and love a pitbull can be a wonderful pet.

The majority of the stories you hear on the news about pitbulls are those with irresponsible owners. The problem with the media's portrayal of the Pitbull terrier is the fact that they are grouping a variety of different dog breeds into one. The American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier are often included in these reports of bites or vicious behavior, when in fact they are not actually American Pitbull Terriers. This only adds fuel to a fire that continuously burns in the news.

I could go on and on about this post today, but i will leave it at this!! But Please never JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER NOR FUR

Saturday, January 9, 2010


***LIFE IS FULL OF CHOICES*** If you read this then you will get what my picture is screaming out to you......"Choosing to live your life by your own choice is the greatest freedom you will ever have.”

If you’re placed second in a contest, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to enter again? Is the glass of water half empty or half full?

Life is full of choices. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life or you may decide to take the optimist’s route and live a challenging and fulfilling life

We all face the same hard knocks of this world, but optimists tend to focus on and plan for the ‘problem’ at hand. They reinterpret a negative experience in a way that helps them learn and grow. Such people are untroubled by a bad situation; they look upon it as a challenge, and work out a solution and try harder.

They won’t say, “Things will never get better,” “If I failed once, it will happen again” and “If I experience misfortune in one part of my life, then it will happen in my whole life.”

Instead they say, “Things will only get better,” “I will learn from my mistake” and “I will go on to great success in my life.”

Optimists are proactive and less dependent on others for their happiness. They usually draw people towards them. Their optimistic view of the world can be contagious and influence those they are with.

When the going gets tough, optimists get tougher. They persevere. They just don’t give up easily, and inch their way a step closer to that goal or elusive dream.

Look forward to success in all your endeavors. Like everybody else you are bound to hit lows sometimes but don’t just stay there. Carry yourself out of the gloom and improve your chances of getting back on the right track.

And why not inspire others to remove their dark-colored glasses and see life on the bright side? Talk good health, happiness and success to every person you meet. Give everyone a smile, make people feel they are special, and be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, and expect only the best. Make the right choices and think positively towards a more fulfilling life. After all, life is full of exciting choices.

Friday, January 8, 2010


**Today was just not my day, YOU ever have those BLANK days and just want to stay inside and keep warm, WELL i sooo had one of those days today!!!! My picture for today is just a LITTLE HELLO FROM ME TO YOU;) Iam sure as this challenge keeps going we all will have THE BLANK DAYS on thinking of ideas;) Hope you all have a wonderful friday night and STAYWARM**
**I wanted to post this picture of my Beautiful Little Girl, ZOE DIANE she is the love of my life!!! Of course my son PRESTON ZANE is to, but he is not into the camera as much as zoe loves it!!!! But this picture reminds me of that saying "BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE"** My children are my LIFE**

Thursday, January 7, 2010


So my picture of the day, was a very challenging one for me;) Alot of people was telling me to shoot for something that pertain the Champonship Game for ALABAMA playing the TEXAS LongHorns, well This is all i could come up with, i had a million things running in my head today, but this is the one i picked!! And the picture is for all those ALABAMA FANS that are wanting the TIDE to ROLL over the Longhorns. Hope you enjoy and hope you all have a wonderful afternoon!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


*Ok so as i got up this morning, my first thing was WONDER what my picture of the day is going to be?!?! Well, seeings iam in the great town of ALABAMA we have not gotten SNOW in years and we are just hoping and praying that one day IT WILL FALL a little bit at least to let the kids see and enjoy it** But A few people told me about this Icicle Tree close to where i lived and said "Rachel you should so Get your camera and take a picture of that tree" Seeings how we never see anything like this in our town!!! So i went to get it and got their, and WOW it was breathtaking!!! and of course i had to take MORE THAN ONE;)

I know its nothing like i have been posting as far as BRIGHT and CHEERFUL lol, but IT was just a BEAUTIFUL looking tree!!!! Thanks for coming to my blog and checking out my daily pictures it means alot!!!!

All my pictures i take for my challenge, i have to have a CAPTION to fit my picture and of course i was thinking OK what iam i going to do with ICICLE, but i thought and thought and figured this was PERFECT for my picture!!!

*Honesty is like an ICICLE; Once it MELTS that is the end of it*