Scavenger Hunt Sunday
What a week! I don’t know about you, but the holiday shuffle has officially started. We currently alternate holidays…which means (this year) we went to my husband’s family’s home for Thanksgiving and visited my parents yesterday/today…then for Christmas, we’ll go to my parents’ home for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day and visit his parents the two days following. It’s quite an exercise but we really enjoy seeing both of our families during the holidays. Add to that an engagement party, a wedding reception, office holiday party, etc…and we’ve got quite a busy month ahead of us. I have a feeling I’m going to be on a diet soon! 

Before I continue, I wanted do a little promoting. First, I am currently hosting Memories, Dreams and Reflections – if you haven’t done so already…check it out! The official link-up party will start January 2nd (you can sign up now through the end of the year as a way to meet other bloggers), so you have just over a month to look through your 2010 archives. If you have any questions, just let me know. 

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Also, tomorrow I am being featured at My Perspective’s Meet n’ Greet Monday. Be sure to stop by Nicolasa’s blog and check it out. Anyways, it’s that time again…Scavenger Hunt Sunday. So, if you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Jill Conyers.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday
The rules are simple:
  1. Anyone can participate. 
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. 
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots). 
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above. 
  5. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Black and White
Computer Time RS
Thursday evening, after a second round of Thanksgiving festivities, my six year old niece and I ate sat down at the computer. She was quite interested in Photoshop Elements (it’s kind of like a big girl’s version of a coloring book), so we played around with a few photos together. I even pulled out my camera so she could take a few of her own pictures and edit them. I thought she might get a kick out of the liquefy tool…and boy did she?! After a while, she got bored so my husband pulled up Disney’s Tangled computer game for her. It’s amazing how quickly kids pick up on stuff.

On another note, I think I’m going to have to relearn how to use my flash at my in-laws’ home. They have really tall ceilings so I can’t bounce the flash the same way I do at home. Any suggestions?
The Paper Mama

2. I Ate This
IMG_8479 RS
I shared this photo on Thursday from our Thanksgiving Extravaganza last Sunday. My husband made Jack Daniels and Coke glazed ham (I previously told you it was Rum and Coke…I’ve been corrected). Truth be told…I didn’t use my camera during Thanksgiving at all (with the exception of the shot I took above for black and white), so I don’t have any evidence of all the turkey I ate.

3. Historic
Washburn Store RS
Washburn General Store was established in 1831 in Bostic, North Carolina. It is an old country store full of churn jars, pottery, rocking chairs, wood cooking stones, cast iron, straw hats, overalls, etc. In 2001, it was placed in the National Historical Register. My husband tells me that next time we’re in town, we’ll actually stop and shop.

4. Off-Center
Copenhagen BW RS
Whenever we visit my in-laws, if we take my car…I ask my husband to bring his set of keys so we can get into his parents’ house (if they aren’t home). Well…he forgot, so when we arrived, no one was home…except Copenhagen. Copenhagen is my husband’s brother’s dog – named for the ever-popular brand of chewing tobacco. I walked over to visit with Copenhagen for a few minutes while we waited. When I pulled out my camera, he became quite curious…making it a bit difficult to focus on his eyes. However, I am really pleased with the overall effect of this black and white conversion with the texture. I’m sure he’s wishing I would open the gate already!
and then, she {snapped}

5. The End
Driving Home RS
Friday morning, while the rest of the United States went into Black Friday shopping madness, we packed our bags and started driving home so we could decorate our house for Christmas, do a little laundry and rest before our next road trip. You could say this photo represents “the end” of our Thanksgiving.

What were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures in your blog (or your Flickr photostream) and link up at the bottom of this post.  Feel free to grab a button to display on your blog along with your scavenger hunt items. The linky will be open until Tuesday night at midnight (EST). If you didn’t participate this week, but want to participate next week, here are your items:
  1. In My Home (next week’s Paper Heart Camera theme)
  2. It’s beginning to look a lot like… (Jill’s Suggestion)
  3. Sweet Treat (Jill’s Suggestion)
  4. Time (Jill’s Suggestion)
  5. Everyday (Jill’s Suggestion)
Again, thank you Jill so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just leave me a comment or send me an email with your suggestions. Each week, I will select one reader’s prompt list, add those items to what is currently on tap, and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday. So, off you go…happy shooting! 

PS: Don’t forget to check out my photograph GIVEAWAY (open until December 2nd).
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