Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I realized I had yet to blog about iStockphoto- a site that sells your stock photos, illustrations, video, audio, and editorial images.  There are many other stock photography websites that allow you to sell photos, but iStock is free and extremely easy to use.  Rather than me explain exactly what stock photography is and the details of the website, just check out their About Us page to learn the basics.  While exploring the website, check out my profile and available images.  In a future post, I will explain the simple process I take to make my photos meet their qualifications for acceptance.  For now, here are a couple of my images that have been downloaded.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Little Behind

I have gotten behind on posting Instagram Photo A Day posts.  Last week was busy and it slipped my mind.  I'm not too busy now and thought I would do some catching up.  However, it may end up being Instagram Photo A Week or whenever I think about.

I love the way some of the filters really add interest and dimension to the clouds.

It's amazing how close you can hold your iPhone to an object and still get it to focus.  This is so similar to a macro shot you would take with a digital camera.

And I saved my favorite for last.  This was taken in the car as you can see my foot.  Mia was a bit antsy and could not make her nest.  She ended up in the floorboard, which helped create the dark background to better frame her cute face.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Instagram Photo a Day- Days 2 and 3

Day 2
Horses making their way to the start gate for a race at Churchill Downs on June 9, 2012.  View from the sixth floor of Millionaires Row. 
 Day 3
About 2:30 a.m. on I-64 on our way home from the drive-in in Indiana.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Instagram Photo a Day

I just downloaded the Instagram app for my iPhone a couple days ago (Username:  SarahHoover24).  I have had a lot of fun taking pictures and playing with the various filters.  Filters include X-pro II, Lo-fi, Earlybird, and Inkwell.  When using many of the filters, your photo has a Lomography look to it.  The app makes taking everyday photos a little more interesting.  Because I always have my phone with me and not always my camera, I will try to post an Instagram photo a day.  I'll begin with several.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Definitely check out my sister's new blog- Hannah's Page (HaHa Get It?).  In one of her first posts, she stated, "This website was not only created out of boredom, but to organize my thoughts and to inspire people."  You'll find Hannah's fashion ideas, opinions, and even a cute video of one of my cats! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My quilt that I blogged about in January is finally complete!  It was quilted by a lady in Bowling Green and the edges and tag were finished by my mom (JanMade).  I can't wait to sew my third quilt with more Amy Butler prints!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Amy Butler Quilt Sneak Peek

Sneak a peek at my Amy Butler Soul Blossoms quilt.  I made it last Saturday night with a little help from my mom (JanMade).  Like my first quilt I made a year ago, once I started it, I couldn't stop.  I ordered the collection of squares from Ebay and bought the white fabric from Hobby Lobby.  For the back and binding, I am choosing one of my favorite fabrics from the collection.  I can't wait to get it quilted.  More details and photos will be posted when it's complete!  Also, check it out on my Amy Butler Pinterest board!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Apple Bacon Salad

I decided to make a salad for lunch today, since we had a bag of lettuce that needed to be finished.  With standards set high from my last salad- a strawberry salad with homemade dressing- I wanted to make another easy, yet delicious salad.  I didn't have strawberries, but I did have Gala apples.  I also had almonds.  I checked Pinterest for dressing ideas that would taste great with apples.  I found one, but I did not have all the ingredients.  While checking for dressing ideas, I came across a photo of an apple salad that also had bacon pieces mixed in.  I had bacon!  I also had balsamic vinaigrette dressing that I decided to top my salad with.  It all worked so well together.  I liked it so much I had it again with my dinner!

Apple Bacon Salad:

Romaine lettuce
Sliced apples
Bacon pieces
Chopped almonds
Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Strawberry Salad

Need a quick, easy meal?  Try this wonderful strawberry salad.  I got the recipe for the salad and dressing on Annie's Eats blog, which I also pinned on one of my Pinterest boards, entitled Even I Could Make This!  The sweet dressing is mixed using fresh strawberries, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and champagne/white wine.  I used white wine.  The recipe also suggests using all spinach leaves.  I don't care for a salad with only spinach, so I bought mixed greens.  Top with almonds and fresh strawberries and enjoy!
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