Finding and creating adventures in everyday life.

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On Being a Hobbiest Photographer

I came across this blog post on the MCP Actions site. It rang true for me. As a stay at home mom, I’m interested in ways to make some extra money. I love photography so maybe I should study up & become a professional. I almost felt guilty for not really wanting to do that.

This blog post was really refreshing & encouraged me to keep working at getting better & enjoy myself as a hobbiest photographer!

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Challenge #6 Outfit #25

It looks like Spring might actually be here! It’s almost 60F. And the sun is poking its head out from time to time.

I celebrated by wearing a dress with capri leggings and no socks! Sweet.

Outfit #25

Dress: Pure Energy
Sweater: Ross
Shoes: Walmart
Leggings: Target

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Challenge #6 Outfit #24

We spent a leisurely morning at the resort. We wandered around the gardens & had lots of fun taking pictures – I’ll probably do a post with some of the photos.

I wore shorts & tights again which is honestly one of my favourite looks. I love my shirt except for the fact that it’s just too big & isn’t doing me any favours. I hate it when that happens!

Outfit #24

I love my purple boots too. That is all.

Shirt: Ross
Shorts: Target
Tights: Target
Boots: Ross

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Challenge #6 Outfit #23

So after being in Portland for OMSI, we drove back home to Bend, stayed the night, handed the kids off to my parents in the morning & drove back over another mountain for our anniversary get away.

We stayed at Oregon Garden Resort & got an amazing deal! I wore a dress that I’ve been waiting to wear for a while & decided that I don’t really like it. It’s comfortable & fairly cute, but it’s too long & because of the pattern on it, I don’t think I can shorten it. I just felt frumpy in it. The photos don’t do it much justice either.

Outfit #23

I Love Hotels!

Not pleased with the outfit, but very pleased with our time away. Great food & accommodation!

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Challenge #6 Outfit #22

We headed up to Portland to go to OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Technology). Stayed overnight in a hotel & headed out in the morning. Had a great day with my boys. I highly recommend OMSI – lots of fun.

My husband was my photographer – sadly he’s not the greatest, but at least he helped out!

Outfit #22

I’ve been seeing tiered skirts around & I really like them, but I wasn’t sure I could pull it off. I found this one at Old Navy & I actually really like it & how it looks on me.

Shirt: Target
Skirt: Old Navy
Leggings: Walmart
Boots: Ross

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Challenge #6 Outfit #21

Don’t let the sunshine fool you – we had more snow this morning, it was gone by the time I took my pictures though. We’ll probably skip Spring & go straight to Summer – the joys of Central Oregon!

I have to say that I love hats, I have a lot of hats. However, I don’t wear my hats very often – I just forget, or if I’m at home, they tend to get in the way. That being said, I’m going to try to wear them more often. Because I love them.

I realised after I put this outfit together that there are a couple of items that are repeated – the shrug & the jeggings. I think it’s ok though because they are helping me use another item of clothing that I don’t wear much which is the whole point of this!

Outfit #21

Dress: Ross – shortened by me
Shrug: Torrid
Jeggings: Pure Energy
Shoes: Target

While I was out taking my photos, my youngest son decided to lock the backdoor. That was fun. I pounded on the door for ages until my 3 year old finally came & let me in. Slightly scary, but pretty funny.

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Challenge #6 Outfit #20

Headed out to do some errands today. It’s so not Springy here today – cold & overcast, but I thought I’d bring a bit of Spring to my outfit with flowers!

I looked everywhere for a long sleeved shrug for the winter. I wanted to be able to wear my strappy tops in the cold weather. It was surprisingly hard to find what I was looking for, but eventually I found this shrug at Torrid. So glad I found it.

Outfit #20

Butterfly Earrings!

Flower Power!

Shrug: Torrid
Dress: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Ross

I love these shoes. Great heel, comfortable. The only thing is that the bottom is a bit slick. I imagine I’ll be wearing them quite a lot this Spring & Summer.

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