Dog Gone It! Bad Hair Day

When I have a rough week, I need to remind myself "Life is a journey, not a fairy tale".
After all, have you read what really was going on with all those Princesses!
{ 10 Gruesome Fairy Tale Origins }

Joining in "Simple As That" and  "Favourite Photo Monday"

Lemon Strawberry Sunburst

Foodtography Friday!
Right now outside my window it's snowing hard. I need an injection of summer here! I hate the cold and tend to indulge in comfort foods way to often during the winter months. The other winter blue blunder I make is to almost completely stop drinking water. I am way under the 2.7 liters "Recommended Daily Water Intake" for adult women. You think I'd get a clue once the headache sets in, I become sluggish, then I begin to snack needlessly and before you know it - BAM! Weight gain.

So the commitment has been made. No more parched winter days! It all began with a great Pinterest photograph of "Infused Water Recipes" . I think making 3 liters of filtered water and a different combo of flavours might get me out of my dry spell.

Lemon Strawberry Burst

Don't cheat. Use fresh lemons to reap the benefits of pure lemon juice. That little squeeze bottle of pasteurized artificial lemon juice is going to do nothing for you.

  • Improves heartburn, bloating and other digestion problems, including constipation and diarrhea.
  • Cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys.
  • Provides calcium, magnesium and potassium for your body, as well as vitamin C.
  • Has reportedly been used to relieve asthma.
  • Offers relief from cold and flu symptoms.
  • Prevents the build up of bacteria in the body.
  • Alkalizes your blood which can prevent wrinkles, illness and fatigue.
  • Detoxify your body.


Cavaliers Gone Vintage

I decided it was time I tried my hand at using a textured background. I spent a long time looking for one that "jumped" out at me. Then I saw it. This perfect vintage, lettered-styled texture on FlickR. I immediately  knew it was going to be used on a photograph of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The old world feel, made it a match well suited to a breed whose heritage dates back to the 13th century. 

After creating my little masterpieces, I found the "Poetic Winter Photo Challenge". I'm pretty excited as it starts today and this week's theme happens to be "Solitude". I think my photos lend well to that - especially Becky who is giving me the evil eye because the camera has my attention. It is interesting, how the same background takes on a cooler look with Kodee. You can feel her solitude on a chilly, winter day. 

Then I discovered, it's my Lucky Friday, as participants of the "Poetic Winter Challenge" will be given a free textured background. Perfect timing - and seriously, I had no idea when edited my photographs!

Thank you to the generosity of the Angela Wolf - better known as "Joes Sistah" for permitting free use of her textured background today. Angela allows free non-commercial use of her designs and would like a credit link back to her FlickR account. Take a minute and go view Angela's use of texture on her photographs. Trust, me they are breathtaking - a must see! 


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