Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The girls and I were killing some time before dinner yesterday, so I proposed this fun challenge: we grabbed our cameras, set the timer for 10 minutes, then walked around and took pictures of the first 10 things we saw that we liked. It was just a quick little exercise, not the end-all-be-all list of our 10 favorite things in the world, rather the first 10 things that caught our eyes and made us smile. The results were kind of fun. Here's what I captured in my walk, which was pretty much just around my kitchen/family room: 1 Love my Old Navy pajama bottoms, seriously, love... 2 The Nordstrom Anniversary sale (wanna guess whether this bag is full of clothes for me or the girls?). 3 My laptop desk—a bean-bag bottom so I can readjust every few seconds (yeah I'm fidgety like that). 4 Lipton family-size teabags for brewing a big 'ole pitcher of ice tea, mmmm. 5 Mac Viva Glam VI lipstick, oh man, this stuff is just the best. 6 Our Ontel Swivel Sweeper (how unsexy is it that I love a swivel sweeper? They're sold at Target if you need one. I'm just sayin'...) 7 Crazy Eights—the girls are mad for this game. (We had a surprise visitor last night and made him play. Here I am winning one game, and Ro won the next one—can you believe we didn't let the rookie visitor win?!). 8 Come on, how cute are these fun little sandwich holders from the dollar bin at Target? 9 Neat mosaic prints from BigHugeLabs.com. This company has great programs that work with Flickr. 10 Archer Farms generic cereal from Target. Wowee. The Blueberry Granola has whole freeze-dried blueberries and the Multigrain Cereal is a dead ringer for Kashi cereal but a little better. Here's what Ro came up with and what she said about it: 1 My lieberry books, I yuv da lieberry, 2 Our bootiful chalk painting on the patio, 3 Oooo, my chalk handprints, 4 I took a picture of my grass, 5 Here's da lid of da sand table, 6 I got really close to my water squirter, 7 The door, 8 My PolliWalks, 9 Our baby peeshurs and da Kleenex, 10 My mama. (Ro also ran upstairs and took a picture of the pink piano in her room, but that picture didn't come out) And here's what Ree shot and what she said: 1 Da tv looks pretty, 2 My seester taking a peeshur of me (giggle giggle), 3 Xena (heehee), 4 My lieberry book bag, 5 Da outside, 6 My dolls and da mirror, 7 Our playhouse, I yike our playhouse, 8 Da yight (light), 9 Our flamly peeshurs on the wall, 10 Mama's feet (giggle giggle) Fun stuff! It ended up being a neat challenge to do, especially with the kiddos, it was just so interesting to see what everyone picked. If anyone else wants to do the 10 Things in 10 Minutes challenge, I'd love to see what you come up with!