Twosday | Please Take A Seat

7.22.2014

"twosday photography link up twentieth street"
"twosday photography link up twentieth street"


A camera photo and a phone photo.

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For those of you new to the Twosday link-up, the rules are simple:

1. Share two photos every Tuesday with minimal words.
(If you share your posts on Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #TwosdayLinkUp )

2. Remember to grab the button below or link back in your post so more people can join the Twosday party.

3. Visit 2 other entries and share some love.  Let's support and encourage each other to pick up our cameras (or phones!) and play a little!

Next week's theme: Animals (Wild or Domestic!)

Twentieth Street



Last Week's Most Viewed: Through For By

"weekly photography link up on twentieth street"




The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words. -Elliott Erwitt

xo

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A Few Frames

7.21.2014

Just wanted to pop in and share a couple of sneak peeks with you from the weekend.  Two lovely couples, two lovely sessions.

"creative engagement photo session"
"creative engagement photography"

How was your weekend?

xo

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Twosday | Summer Fruits

7.15.2014

"blueberries with sugar"
"blueberry crumble"

Blueberries and their naughty alter ego, Blueberry Crumble.

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For those of you new to the Twosday link-up, the rules are simple:

1. Share two photos every Tuesday with minimal words.
(If you share your posts on Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #TwosdayLinkUp )

2. Remember to grab the button below or link back in your post so more people can join the Twosday party.

3. Visit 2 other entries and share some love.  Let's support and encourage each other to pick up our cameras (or phones!) and play a little!

Next week's theme: Please Take a Seat (A chair, bench, a log, or any other place you might like to sit for a while.)

Twentieth Street




Last Week's Most Viewed: Et Cetera

"summer photography link up"




The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words. -Elliott Erwitt

xo

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A Toddler at the Zoo

7.14.2014

On yesterday's agenda: Take the Niece to the zoo for her 2nd birthday.  We made a family day out of it (thanks to my father-in-law for some of the photos below!) and met up at the gate right when the zoo opened.  She was so excited to see the animals, she kept doing this little leg-kick dance move while squealing about seeing "George the Monkey" (aka Curious George) and all his animal friends.

"toddler at san francisco zoo"

"toddler at san francisco zoo"
Totally unrelated side note and fair warning for anyone who ever visits San Francisco - even though it's mid-July, the zoo happens to be in a foggy/windy part of town right near the Pacific Ocean.  And even though our neighborhood was sunny and 70 degrees yesterday, jackets, sweaters, and scarves were definitely required at the zoo where it was 61 and foggy ... in the summer... just about seven miles away from our apartment ...  Those San Francisco microclimates are no joke.

"family time at san francisco zoo"
A family of Monarch butterflies.


One of the Niece's requests was to see the giraffes and zebras.  Lucky for us the SF Zoo houses them together in the African Savanna.  They were grazing a bit towards the back of their space, so she didn't see them when we first approached, but eventually she spotted them.  They can tried to hide all they want but they're not exactly the most camouflaged of animals.

"family time at san francisco zoo"

"family time at san francisco zoo"

Before leaving the zoo, we visit the Family Farm where you can get up close with donkeys, pigs, and horses, and brush and feed the goats and sheep.  Those goats know people have food, too, and they are not afraid to walk right up and give a little nudge to get your attention.  These two nanny goats were the least aggressive of the bunch and were perfectly happy sitting still while the Little Human in the Red Coat shove handfuls of food in front of their faces.  The white one on the left loved getting some little scratches behind the ears, too.

"feeding the goats at the san francisco zoo"



After all the cool animals, the highlight of the day was meeting a human dressed in a polar bear suit.  We'd just visited the polar bear exhibit shortly before lunch so bears were fresh on her mind and I'm about 95% sure she thought this guy was one of the polar bears we'd just seen.  When she saw him, she started doing her leg-kick dance move again and shouted, "HOLY MOLY POLAR BEAR!!!" then proceed to rattle off a list of all the other animals she'd seen that day.

"George the Monkey! Zebras! Giraffe! Sea Lion! Penguins! POLAR BEAR!"

She wanted to tell Mr. Polar Bear alllllllll about her day at the zoo and she was not wasting a second with him.  Luckily, the crowd of other kids waiting for their turn to get a photo with the bear thought it was funny, too.  She wouldn't get close enough to hug the bear (it's good to know she has at least a tiny bit of fear when approaching bears....) but she did request a "high five, polar bear!"  If it wasn't the highlight of the day for her, it definitely was for us.  I've never seen someone so excited about a guy in a white bear suit before.

"family time at san francisco zoo"
My niece obviously stole the show when it came to camera time but if you want to see more of the actual animals, check out this post from our last visit to the San Francisco Zoo.  Or check out the zoo for yourself next time you're in town - just be sure to bring a jacket!

xo

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A New Rug for the Living Room

7.11.2014

Graphic Neutrals


"neutral living room area rugs"


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We are desperately in need of a new rug for our living room so, naturally, I've been window shopping on dem internets lately.  I used to hate area rugs with any sort of pattern on them.  Give me solid neutrals or give me death, I'd say.  (Not really.)  But just as our tastes change when it comes to clothes and shoes and purses and men, so do they change when it comes to rugs.  I'm still drawn to neutrals but I like a little cool graphic pattern mixed in (still can't do florals though... sorry I'm not sorry...).  A simple little design can really spice things up and keep it interesting, don't you think?


Feminine Colorful


"modern living room area rugs"


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The only downside to a neutral rug is that, with the exception of two blueish throw pillows on the couch, our entire living room is neutral (i.e. boring).  We don't have a very big living room, so I'm thinking a nice easy way to add some color would be in a bright, pretty rug.  The Husband furnished most of the living room a few years ago, before I moved in, so there's a distinct "masculine" feel to everything.  I don't mind it since I tend to gravitate that way anyway, but I do love the bright hues and slightly feminine feel these rugs would add to the space.

What do you think, graphic neutrals or bright feminine colors?

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Besides the ongoing rug shopping, we're celebrating my good friend's birthday tomorrow with a wine-tasting picnic party then taking my niece to the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday.  I honestly don't know which day I'm most excited for!  What are your plans for the weekend?

xo

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