December 05, 2010
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Scavenger Hunt Sunday
As I’m writing this post (early Saturday afternoon), I feel a bit sluggish. I probably should have hit the gym, but I don’t feel like it. We have an engagement party to host this evening and I want to be well rested. I also feel like it’s been a slow week…at least for me. Slow weeks make me tired. Of course, next week will be incredibly busy. I am traveling to Minnesota on Tuesday and have a full day of personality profile debriefing on Wednesday – goodness gracious, now I’m really tired. 
 Photo Hunt List
But enough of my whining – don’t ya just hate a whiner? It’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday and I’m really excited to share my interpretations this week. If you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you too. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by The Paper Mama, the December 2010 Photo Hunt (see list above) and Phoenix Peacock.
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. In My Home
7D Baby RS
I took the plunge…I upgraded my camera body to the Canon 7D and it is IN MY HOME! I was trying to get a creative picture of it when Kitty Paw decided to check it out like she had a baby brother or sister. Granted, I haven’t been able to use my new camera…yet – I ordered a Compact Flash card that is taking the slowest possible route across the country, but I am reading my manual. If you own the 7D and have any words of wisdom…please share. Looks like I’ll be learning my camera again in 2011. 
Photography love...Ni Hao Y'all

2. It’s beginning to look a lot like…
IMG_8616 RS
Friday I shared one of my mom’s Christmas ornaments. Today, I share one of her faux presents present decorations. While most of us know the real meaning of Christmas (the birth of Jesus Christ), I’d be lying if I told you that when I hear “It’s beginning to look a lot like…” that I didn’t first think of Santa, presents, etc. I’ve really got to finish editing the rest of her ornaments  and the tree itself (maybe tomorrow) – they are too cute!

3. Sweet Treat
Kiss RS
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory.

4. Time
Time RS
One of my coworkers keeps two clocks on her wall – one for North Carolina time and one for Colorado time (we have an office in Denver too and she is regularly on the phone with the other person in her role). I think they look pretty cool, but of course I added some creative processing.

5. Everyday
Ode to CTC RS
I did not grow up eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch. However, about a year (maybe longer), I fell in love with CTC. I eat a bowl of CTC every morning and feel a little bit off if I start my day any different.

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. Holiday Colors (next week’s Paper Mama theme)
  2. Winter/Holiday Icon (December 2010 Photo Hunt Item)
  3. A Tree (December 2010 Photo Hunt Item)
  4. Quiet (Phoenix Peacock’s Suggestion)
  5. Your Favorite Color (Phoenix Peacock’s Suggestion)
Again, thank you Phoenix Peacock for so many great scavenger hunt items (she sent me a really long list to choose from). 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 (I’m trying to link up with  the Paper Mama and/or Paper Heart Camera, and the December Photo Hunt), and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday.

Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s newest end-of-year link-up party: Memories, Dreams and Reflections! Click on the button below for more information.  So, off you go…happy shooting!

Memories, Dreams and Reflections

    Great list! I’m excited to hear about and see more from that lovely new camera! The cereal one cracks me up – good way to start the day.

    Wondeful images – I love your cat, and that 7D!

    Congrats on getting a new camera body!

    I love your Kisses shot –so sharp and crisp. Did you use a lightbox?

    Love the photos and love that you got the 7D!!! My husband and I bought one two months ago as a wedding gift to ourselves and it is Heaven!! We’ve already taken a little over 3,000 images with it and we are definitely not disappointed!! Have fun with it! :)

    Great photos. That 7D is delicious! :) Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    LOVE them all. Congrats on the new camera!

    I’m a little jealous of your new Canon. I love my Canon but I’m still using a Rebel.

    Love the kiss. It speaks volumes to me. (It shouldn’t…I’m on a stinking diet)

    That gift is gorgeous. Yes, please share more.

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is yummy.

    Kitty Paw…love her!

    Congrats on the New camera!!! Hope you can try it out soon! I especially loved this week’s package photo, gorgeous colors and sparkles!

    How fun a new camera.. Lucky you!
    All your shots always look great, but I love that first shot with your new camera and the kitty. I am always a sucker for kitty shots..

    Hope you are having a great weekend!


    Whòw a 7D, congrats! Beautiful shots, as always…

    Hello, I love your everuday photo. It is so simple and everyday. Sometimes it is hard to see everyday items like a good photo items:)

    Great shots!!!! And congrats on the new camera….I took the plunge about 2 months ago to that one too….but no real words of wisdom for you…I know you’ll figure it out in a minute or two!!!!

    Nice kitty, don’t scratch the new 7D.

    Great photos!

    i got my new camera & am definitely playing next week :)

    oh, & i could literally LIVE on cereal. i practically do!

    Congrats on the new camera! I love your sweet treat shot and I can’t wait to see the rest of your Mum’s tree!! That ceral shot is pretty cool too, it looks like an ad :)

    The 7D, great choice! I love your shots this week.

    love your photos and welcome to the wonderful world of the 7D, I absolutely love love love my camera, took me a while to get used just to the weight of it after my old canon. I don’t have any words of wisdom with it.

    lol, I bet Kitty Paw is wishing she had opposable thumbs to work that camera!

    Congratulations on the new camera – I would be afraid to bring that one outside with me lol – it’s an amazing camera :) – I can’t wait to see your shots from this one.

    Your mums decorations so far have been lovely – I can’t wait to see more of them.

    I’m camera shopping right now. Probably the T2i. It’s so hard to decide! Congrats on the 7D. Great photos all around but the Sweet Treat grabbed my attention immediately.

    Have a great Sunday Ashley.

    Ok, I really want your camera! Love your shots, time and sweet are really nice!

    Congrats on the new camera body! very exciting!

    oooh how exciting that you got a new camera! I can’t wait to see the shots you take with it!

    Great choices! I’d have to say, “In my home” is a fav because any photog would love to find that camera under their three!

    Love your everyday shot! one of my favorite cereals!

    Canon 7D! Awesome! Hope Santa is good to me this year b/c that’s on my wish list! :) Happy Sunday!

    Love your present ornament, so cute! We talk a lot about getting two clocks like that for the school room, one for California (Home) and one for Oklahoma (new Home) :0)

    I’m in love with all your photos this week! Congrats on the new camera body.

    Yay for new gear! I hope you love it (actually, I’m sure you’ll love it!). LOVE your “its beginning to feel a lot like…” photo!

    hi. great shots, love Sweet Treat and kitty paw.

    awesome. Have fun with your new camera.

    hey what town will you be in?

    I am a CTC fanatic too! I’m so impressed that you can stop at one bowl!

    Whoo-hoo, congrats on the new camera!! I need to get back in the swing of the scavenger hunt.

    Ah! congrats on new camera! Excited for you !! Cant wait to see what you capture with it!!!! Also love tour time entry, i think its my fav ;)

    7D GOODNESS!!! My one bit of advice is to set it to spot focus, will get things even sharper & more exact. =D Have fun!!! You won’t have a hard time figuring it out. =D

    I love the simple white backdrop of the Hershey kiss. Classic! Congrats on the camera!

    What!? Still no CF card? I think you should get yourself to the nearest camera shop because, you’re going to want more than one card anyway.

    I have really struggled with spot metering on my 5D. I thought it would be a piece of cake but I’ve been properly humbled.

    LOVE the processing on your cereal shot! FUN!

    Wow they are nice list. I join also today.

    I’m so excited for you and the 7D! You are going to just love it!
    And cinnamon toast crunch was one of my favorite childhood cereals… you’re making me wanna go out and get some right now. Ha ha.
    Wonderful photos!!!

    7D??? I am so jealous! I totally want to upgrade to that camera, but the timing is not right financially. I can’t wait to get it and to hear how you like it! Congrats!

    That Hershey Kiss pic is my favorite. So simple.

    CTC is my husband’s all time favorite!

    You make me laugh….faux present…thanks for that. Your pix are delightful this week. And I do believe that Kitty Paw does have a new sibling. Enjoy the new camera. Jealous.
    Simplicity of the Hershey’s Kiss-love that.

    That photo of your cat with your camera is so cute!

    Fabulous new camera! & all great shots this week of course…loving any pic with Kitty Paw :) Have a great week!

    Ashley your photos are all awesome! Love the new camera shot. Congrats!! Hoping your card arrives soon so we can see the new photos. ♥

    I love every single one. I can not pick a favorite. Can’t wait to see what you do with your new camera. :)

    Oh you know I LOVE my Canon 7D! I just now figured out how to use the self timer on it, LOL. Im lame! But its awesome. You’ll love it no doubt. Definitely get more lens for it. I want to invest in more myself. I’m currently looking into the best kinds. The video also is great on it! So dont hesitate to use that either even if you of course didn’t purchase it for the video ;-)

    Love your images as usual! Especially that delicious kiss…yum.

    I love your Kitty Paw, she is so cute! I wish my cats would just investigate carefully rather than attack absolutely everything! Even my kids do that!

    I love these! The time photo is very cool.

    I am going to make it a goal to do December’s list…it’s a good one!

    Yay! New camera :) That’s awesome. I love the photos. I really want to participate in one of these hunts soon.

    Great shots! So beautiful! I love your everyday shot, it’s so cute!!

    love your sweet treat and everyday shots. The sweet could (once again) be an Ad! Have fun with your new camera!!

    where in Mn will you be (it’s my home)… hope you have some nice snow boots, we just got a fresh coat!

    Lucky lucky lady! Totally jealous of your new 7D!! I want one so badly…alas I am stuck with my Rebel. Oh well. Love your photos and my favorite is It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    I think I”ll do this for the first time next week… I haven’t participated because I have a point and shoot and am definitely not a pro!

    Congrats on the new camera – can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    Yum! CTC is such a good cereal choice – I went through a binge of it for several years in high school and college. Now I have to eat boring fiber cereal like an old lady.
    Your pictures this week are great! Congrats on the camera upgrade!

    had some free time & am playing along THIS week! yay!

    Have so much fun with your 7D! It’s an AMAZING camera! So happy for you! I love how Kitty Paw is totally eyeballing that cam :] I love those clocks! Reminds me of something in a 50’s diner. Love love love <3 I don’t eat cereal but that bowl of cereal make want :]

    I haven’t read The Host yet but I bought it when it was rereleased with the new chapter. I plan to get to it soon which is almost a joke. For a SAHM I am very busy.

    I went to bed last night kind of nervous about the Twilight Blogazine offer and woke up this morning feeling really good about it. I’d hate to not take an offer than sounds perfect for me because I am affraid of it. I did a lot of research on blogazines today. I’m 99% sure I’ll take the offer. I’m almost done hashing it out.

    Thanks for commenting. Also, sore on a new camera body! I’m so ready to upgrade.

    Love the shot for In my home. And that present decoration is just so bright and festive. Love that shot.

    My firts entry, after looking around in your beautiful blog
    - great photos and great posts ;))

    Your mom has the prettiest decorations!! I can hardly wait to see more! And oh how I love cinnamon toast crunch!! Delish!

    so much good stuff here, so glad I found your blog :)

    Awesome blog! I stumbled on it through the Paper Mama :) I may have to join a photo hunt.

    Congrats on the 7D! I can’t wait to see it in action – I’m looking to upgrade very soon. It’s probably nice that you had time to study the manual before the card came – yeah, right . . . Great photos, as always!

    YAAAAAAAY for the 7D! Love all the shots, hopefully I can pull my list together and post!

    I love how you always, always take the time to comment on your followers. So, you pretty much rock. And your photos do, too ;)

    Congratulations on you new Canon 7D! I just got mine and am loving it so far! Two weeks and maybe 4,000 photos? Ha! I’m sure your manual has taught you more than I can tell you! Switching over the buttons has been the hardest part, but the higher ISO capabilities are amazing! Have fun!

    I love these, Ashley. So neat. You’ll have to keep me/us posted about the 7D. I’m sure I’m getting that next Spring, so I can’t WAIT to see it in action with your Tamron 28-75mm! I’m so excited for you!

    YAY for a new camera body! So pumped for you, and I can’t wait to see what you do with it! Congratulations!

    Wow! Congrats on the new camera! If I’d known, I could have sent you one of my old CF cards – probably would have gotten there sooner! :-)

    Great shots as always. I LOVE the faux gift!!

    Great photos, I love the one of Kitty Paw investigating the camera! And yay for new cameras! I failed this week, I didn’t even think about photography. This week I’ll get back into it!

    I was out of town all weekend but am excited to post my scavenger hunt tomorrow! Cant wait to sit and look at some of these entries! I love Sundays {My Monday this week!} for this very reason!

    Love them all. My fav is the sweet treat. Mmm… chocolate! :)

    a new camera is SO exciting! CONGRATS!
    ANd I can’t wait to get our tree up so I can start snappin’ pics! :)

    Your pictures are fabulous! Your new camera is on my one day wish list… for now… I will enjoy my new Nikon.;)

    Congrats on the new 7D! What fun! Can’t wait to see what you do with it! Love your Sweet Treat shot

    I hope that I can be as good as you are someday!!! :) I mean really, you made a bowl of cereal look good!

    Love all your pictures, as usual! That’s SO exciting that you got a new camera! I would love to have a new one. Too much money right now though!

    Yay for a 7D! I’ve been looking at that one as well. So excited to see what you do with it!

    Love the clock pic! :)

    Yeah for a new camera! I can’t wait to see what you capture with it.

    congrats on the NEW camera body that’s exciting. Love the faux present and you mom makes them you said. It’s adorable and your colors are terrific.

    I am new to your blog and I love it!!!
    Can’t wait for the next Hunt to begin.

    Julz @ and

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics~


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