A few random thoughts and photos…
I am still recovering from a blogging injury so I’ve decided (well my husband tells me) to take a short break (meaning tonight and some of tomorrow…even though I’ll be on a photo walk tomorrow morning with my friend Natalie) from my blog. You see, 3-4 days ago, I developed some sort of crick in my neck/back that has progressively moved to the middle of my back…as a result of a lady across the hall trying to rub the knot out. This morning, I stopped by Walgreen’s to pick up a heating pad and some Icy Hot – I officially feel old, but I think it’s helping.
Before I go into recovery mode (can you tell I’m really milking this minor injury), I wanted to share a few moments of randomness with you and link up with some great sites.

First off, last night, I checked the mailbox and had a special surprise waiting for me…my first Post-Crossing POSTCARD!!! About a month or so, I joined Post-Crossing as another way to connect with people around the world…and give the United States Postal Service a little business. You may remember this post, where I sent my very first postcard to Keith in Malaysia. Now that I’ve been through both the sending and receiving end of things…and it clearly works, I’m definitely going to be sending more postcards. If this looks like something you might be interested in, I really do encourage you to check it out – oh, and it’s FREE (minus of course the cost of a postcard and stamp). And you know that I don’t promote anything unless I believe in it…so do it. Here’s what she sent.
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Ella Back 072310
What else…well this morning, I walked outside and the sun was just starting to make it’s debut for the day. My camera was right there, so I thought I’d capture the moment and share it for SkyWatch Friday.
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Finally, I was in my Google Reader this morning, when I came across Meredith’s blog: La Buena Vida. She has started something called “In the Photo Friday,” (I think she started a while ago, but I’m just now catching on) to encourage herself and others to get IN FRONT of the camera more often. I’m guilty of this myself as I’m sure most of you with a camera will agree so I thought I’d share a photo that my husband took of me during our vacation. I’ve been reluctant to share this shot because I haven’t decided if I like it or not. However, the other day, my friend Karli at The Bonnie 5 posted a then and now picture with her son. I made some sort of comment about her being a hot mama and then committed myself to sharing this picture.
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With all that said…enough rambling, it’s time to hop. And Holy Cow…so many blog hops going on this Friday! If you’re new to my blog, I hope you’ll come in, make yourself at home and stay awhile. I hope you’ll even follow. Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by so I can come back to visit you.


Happy Friday everyone!

41 COMMENTS

    Yikes! Busy Friday! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, we’re happy to have you be a part of the fun!

    Sorry to hear about your back. As completely unsolicited advice – my sister is studying to be a physiotherapist and I remember her telling me that if the pain centralises (moves to the middle) this is a good thing. The lady across the hall may have helped you!

    I am your newest follower! I look forward to reading more of your blog!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~Shanna
    http://mommyofoneandcounting.blogspot.com/

    OK, if I looked like THAT…I’d have no problem being in the picture! Stop being way too stinkin’ cute!!! ;-)

    LOVE the processing on the pic of you. So lovely.

    you take such good pictures – i love the flip flop one in your last post!

    Yikes! Sorry about the back!! And just let me say: Holy cow girl you’ve got a lot of blog-hops going on up there! LOL

    Sorry about your back :( Hope some rest will help. And that is a great picture of you! Very pretty. Have a great photo walk!

    GREAT photo your husband took of you! I’m going to have to try to be in more photos (but it seems my husband never picks up the camera….we’ll work on it this weekend & maybe I can link up next Friday!) Have a great weekend & rest up your blogging back/neck!

    Sorry about your back :(
    Love the postcard.

    Post-Crossing Postcard… BRILLIANT! How fun!

    I wish I could be on the other end of the camera, but my hubby doesn’t have the eye for a picture AT ALL!!! PERIOD! Must find SOME way…

    What an interesting selection of skies! I love all of them, in different ways!
    PS Love the way your hair is blowing in the wind!

    Love your super cute blog! I am your newest follower! By the way Hawaiian pizza + redbox is a great combination!

    What a great idea about Post-Crossing. Might have to try that. I too have very few pictures of myself on my blog. If you go back into the archives you’ll see one here and there. I think the photo your hubby took looks great!

    Hope you’re back/neck is feeling better. Have a great weekend!

    How cool is that post card I must have missed the first post but, that is so neat. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

    Hi Ashley. I came for a visit through new friend Fridays. I love the Post-crossing. That looks like fun… I think I’ll have to check that out. Beautiful picture of you. I look forward to visiting again. God bless.

    Hon, go see a chiropractor. Seriously.

    No wonder you’ve got a crick in your neck from all the blog hopping you’re doing! HOLY COW! I personally love the pic of you on the beach. It’s gorgeous. Glad you shared it.

    Almost to 300 followers… really??? LOL!

    Hey! I’m visiting from New Friend Friday….sorry to hear about your injury, hope it heals soon. I like to use “Pain Patches” or Menthol patches cause you stick it on and the medicine STAYS put for a long time reach really relaxes the muscle.

    My husband and I do photography too! I really like your stuff…I’m still working on learning lightroom…

    Hope you feel better soon!

    following you…

    Happy to be following back! The postcard thing is really neat! Happy Friday – hope your neck feels better! I too really like the theraheat pain patches!
    Emily
    http://www.familyandlifeinlasvegas.blogspot.com

    I love stalking your blog..lol Great picture of you on the rocks! As always , fun reading. Have a fabulous Friday!

    I really love the postcard idea. That is such a neat and fun way to meet people around the world. I might have to check in to it.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
    http://www.clementlifestyle.com

    hopping over from NFF. Love your photography, what camera do you use?
    I’ll be back to say hi again soon!

    Sorry about your injury – I think I’ve suffered from the blog related incident as well. Love your blog, your tutorials are sooo helpful, as are all of your linkage. Hope your back feels better over the weekend, and enjoy your photowalk!

    I found you from BlogFrog,Thanks for sharing nice blog.

    Now I’m follow you, if you have chance Please follow back at;

    http://beonefineday.blogspot.com/

    http://theblogfrog.com/1233755

    Have a nice day.

    Nan

    Wow! You are doing some MAJOR blog hopping missy! I’ll have to go check all those out. I think that photo of you is beautiful!

    OK, I haven’t been on your blog for what, 4 hours? Well, I’m going thru withdrawal. Just checking to see if there was more… ;-)

    Thanks so much for posting our Bee Funny Friday Follow! I feel honored:)
    http://crazyaboutmybaybah.blogspot.com

    Ashley, you’re EFFIN gorgeous! I love this photo times ten. You hubby did a fine job. And I think he needs this in his wallet! ;)

    oh ps, go a head and enter the photo of him and your kitty. Cats are our children too!

    I love your blog! I just found it bouncing around different blogs today. I’m hooked! I’ll be back. Love that you take Photo walks what a great idea, just might have to borrow that one! Looking forward to catching up on some of your archives!
    I hope your back returns to normal, I always pop ribs out so I feel your pain. I’m so close with my chiro that his daughter is my nanny!
    Samantha

    Loving your site! and the picture of the one with you IN it is absolutely gorgeous. :)

    I’m your newest follower… come stop by and visit
    http://penelopeblue.blogspot.com/

    You take some awesome photos! Following you now!

    oh what great shots u have here!

    Great photos! I’m your newest follower from Follow Me Friday! :)

    Back pain is the worst. I am sorry. Excedrin Back and Body Ache works really well + the heating pad. Milk it all you can! Take a day off and relax!

    The postcard is lovely. It’s making me excited about Eastern Europe!!

    Following you back – your photos are amazing. I have never seen a pizza box look so good :)

    OMG girl I LOVE the pic with you in it!! I also want to maybe try this postcrossing. I miss getting real mail in the mail!!!

    Newest follower from follow me friday!!!Beautiful blog you have here with amazing pictures!!!! You are sooo talented. I also host a friday blog hop feel free to link up anytime!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xoxoxo
    Lauren
    http://22yroldhousewife.blogspot.com/

    That is such a pretty picture with you in it.

    sorry to hear about you back, you’re probably right to get some rest.

    lovely photo series and loads of new stuff as always.

    i like your photo, i love the process and the mood it has created.

    Ashley, so glad you joined in the fun at Friendly Friday! Your pictures are great! I’m impressed with the post card. I might do that when things get more settled. Lots going on right now!
    I’m following you back on GFC. :)

    I love the shot your husband snapped! Glad you’re participating in ITPF!


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