April 24, 2011
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday: Happy Easter!
Matthew 5-7: “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

Today we celebrate Easter and more importantly the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We actually attended our Easter Service last night and today we’ll have lunch with our family – I will likely write more about our service on Tuesday, but you all know that I write my Scavenger Hunt Sunday posts in advance. I hope you all had a great week – I’m just glad I had a long weekend (we have Good Friday off). It gave me a chance to catch up on a little rest.

Anyways, 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 Kat’s Eye View, Ginger and Brooke. By the way, I’m still planning on running some sort of giveaway or contest as a way to celebrate 1500 followers (not there yet) OR my 29th birthday in June…maybe both. I’ve received two emails so far (obviously, not including myself). If you or someone you know are interesting in being a sponsor, please contact me.
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. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (we have so many new participants each week, this is the only way I know to be inclusive).
  6. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Reflections
Reflection Face
You’ll have to forgive me this week for using more photos from the Bachelorette Weekend – I just took so many great shots. This is my friend, Jennifer, shortly after putting on her bachelorette attire for the night. I’m not exactly sure what she’s doing here (and I’m sure I’ll hear about posting this later), but she provided some of the best faces…only after putting on this custom bachelorette crown by Paper Lady Invites (aka The Paper Mama).

2. Guess What This Is
Guess What This Is
During our “Dark Side of Charleston” tour, we learned that there was meaning behind certain iron designs on windows. I was hoping to find more information about it on the web, but came up short. So, this may just look like a couple of windows to you, but they are actually brothel windows. We learned that when these brothels were built, it was traditional to include a heart symbol within the iron work. Modern day strip clubs may be fairly blatant in the nature of their business, but at the time, these brothels tried to keep a little class by building it into the design of the building. If a brothel also had a diamond symbol, it meant that the brothel served high-end clientele (or rather that they charged a higher rate).

For those of you that might know anything about iron work or brothels, did I get it right?

3. What’s Inside?
What's Inside
On the left – my present for Jennifer…on the right, Jennifer opening her gift. Each of us were to bring the bride something that she could wear on Saturday when we hit the town. As I’ve mentioned before, I got her a custom bachelorette crown.

4. Playtime
On Sunday, our ride dropped us off at Jennifer’s apartment where we played with her cat, Bella. Bella just loved playing with Jennifer’s shopping bag and a string.

5. Lawn & Garden
In the Garden RS
Last weekend, my husband planted some flowers in our front yard. He does such a nice job adding a little curb appeal to the neighborhood. I’m so proud.

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 (these can also be found at the bottom of my blog each week):
  1. Architecture
  2. Rimmed with Light (Exploring with a Camera prompt – theme now posted)
  3. Toes or Feet (Ginger’s suggestion)
  4. This is my favorite.. (Brooke’s suggestion)
  5. Shade(s) (Brooke’s suggestion)
my BOYSterous Life 
Again, thank you to Kat, Ginger and Brooke for so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just send me an email with your suggestions (I can better keep track of them this way…and we’ve got some great prompts coming up in future weeks). 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.

I’d also like to give an additional shout out to Kat. She is organizing a postcard swap called Liberate Your Art. I signed up on Friday and I encourage you to participate as well. If more than 200 people sign up, Kat has committed to send a postcard to each and every one of the participants, magnifying the positive benefits of art even further! It’s going to be awesome so check it out. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 16.  The prompt/theme is “friends/family.” Happy Shooting!


    Great shots. The last capture is my favorite. So pretty. :)

    Marla @ http://www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

    Beautiful photos!

    You are getting a lot of great photos from all of these bachelorette parties! Most of my friends got married about 7 or 8 years ago and those photos are hidden away in a place no one can find them. :)

    Thanks for another great scavenger hunt, I’m really looking forward to next weeks too.

    Your ‘Guess what this is’ photo is really pretty. I love the texture.

    I love all of these!! Your playtime shot is so cute! All of the shots are amazing!

    Have a blessed Easter! :)

    Awesome shots!!!! Love your “guess” shot the most!!! Happy Easter!

    That kitty is so, so pretty! Fun photos, Ash.

    I’ve loved all of your shots from the bachelorette party. Today is no exception. Such fun! I love the cute kitteh too.

    I really always like to stop and browse around your blog, your hunt is always spot on.
    Happy Easter to you and yours. Take care. xxx

    Lovely photos ! I liked most your garden pic and playtime !!!!

    Digging that garden photo! :) I have been enjoying your bacholorette party photos too – what fun! Have a very Happy Easter, Ashley!

    Cute shot for reflections!!! Interesting info on the brothels. Clever were you placed your name in whats inside.
    Beautiful shot for lawn and garden
    Have a good one!!!

    Wonderful photos this week. Love reflection and playtime photos. Have a Happy Easter.

    love your captures!
    happy Resurrection Celebration day!

    I love love love your cat picture! So cute :)

    such fun shots!

    thanks for stopping by my blog =) *hugs* from me here sitting working on a sunday night in china grrrrr
    i like that iron window story of yours, interesting!

    Happy Easter Ashely…I’m sure you’re doing something fabulous today-hope it includes a little chocolate too.
    Love the continuation of your bach. pics. Your gift to your friend and her expression-love that one. I thought your info about windows and brothels interesting-did Mr. Know-It-All grouchy tour guide know you snapped those?
    Have a great week.

    Love all of these! Especially paytime :D Happy Easter Ashley!!!

    Hi, and thank you for hosting. I’m following, but no matter how hard I try, I can never get as creative as you are. I love looking at your pix and your interpretation of the prompts!

    I’ve included a link to your hop on my site – there’s a page devoted to hops for every day of the week. Go to the top of my sidebar for the link.

    Happy Easter, and have a great week!


    I know how you feel. In the last couple of weeks I’ve done a ton of shots with the kids outside and it’s hard for me not to post every single one :) Just so you know, I really had fun with this week’s prompts. You help keep me challenged.

    Playtime is my favorite. OMG that’s adorable. They’re all great, as always. Thanks again for another Sunday challenge. I had fun coming up with my pictures.

    Stay tuned :)

    Love play time the most.

    Have an awesoome day!!!

    Lovely shots! I’m suprised you took any on the ghost tour after he yelled at you like that! I didn’t know that about the ironwork but I do know they make lovely jewelery out of the designs around charleston, I have a few pieces myself and i love them!

    I love your lawn and garden photo… they all are great.
    I’m linking you for the second time…
    Happy Sunday and Happy Easter!

    You’re photos are so great! Thanks for hosting the scavenger hunt. I’m so excited to start playing along!

    These shots are great! My favorites are the brothel window ironworks (I love historic architecture) and the kitty…just beautiful. :)

    Great photos! Really love the what’s inside and lawn & garden shots!!

    Really nice photos! I really like the collage for playtime and love that font!

    Love all your photos!

    Happy Easter!!!

    Great Shots and tell your husband he has done a fantastic job on your curb appeal….I hope that you have a fantastic easter Ashley!

    Beautiful photos! I love that sweet kitty:) Happy Easter!

    Love all your shots this week, and also your thoughts on Easter. :)

    Looks like a commersial, your shots are great !
    - and your playtime is so cute
    Happy easter ;)

    Ok, I am going to do this next week! Maybe this week… not sure yet but what a clever idea

    love playtime and garden! :) Very pretty- your photos are always so bright- do you upload them to photobucket first?

    and a very blessed and happy Easter to you and yours

    That kitty is so adorable!! Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Ashley!

    That’s so interesting about the iron designs; I love all that historical trivia. I’m going to look for it next time we head into the city, just to see if I can see anything like that around us. Your photos are all great this week, but I’m a sucker for a kitty picture – it’s my favorite!

    Ashley – lovin’ your shots (as ALWAYS!) this week. Your friend looked so darn cute for her bach party. Lovin all the shots you captured. Thanks for pickin a couple of my ideas. I am so glad I figured out how to get my button to work – you are one of the first to use it I think. Thanks again for the shout out ;D I hope you enjoyed your Easter Sunday.

    OMGosh. I can’t get over that kitty. My birthday is also in June! What day is yours? I’m June 3. Also, happy Easter and I hope you had/have a wonderful day!

    Great photos–I love your friend’s bachelorette attire! (And such a cool history lesson, too!)

    Great captures for this week. Playtime is precious!! Kinda almost makes me want to go get a little kitty..but, we’ll hold off on that just for a little while;0. Happy Easter Ashley! Hope you and your hubs had a blessed day!

    Great captures. Love the playtime photos.

    Hi ASHLEY!! Sorry I haven’t commented in a while. I would do scavenger hunt Sunday, but I am SOOO lazy…
    Just to let you know, I am going to have a giveaway at my blog soon! :)

    Bethany. :)

    Aaaaawww! Your husband gardens! How cute! We spent a few hours today outside doing some gardening and there was so much complaining form my hubby. But I am trying to train him for the times when I’m preggers and cannot handle dirt (yeah i know there’re gloves, but I’d rather hubby do it lol)

    Wow, that crown is beautiful.

    haha…gotta chuckle at Chelsey’s comment :D (looked for the ‘like’ button to click ;D)

    Gorgeous photos, Ashley! I adore the playtime…and the flower one is stunning. How awesome to have a hubby who’ll plant in the garden! I’m lucky if I can get mine to help me move a rock or cut the grass ;)

    Great minds think alike: we both picked kitties for our Playtime model ;-P I love the Lawn/Garden shot as well, a little dreamy, a tad melancholic…

    Woof, Ashley!
    We might have something heart shaped on our windows because people love to hang outside our house with funny faces!

    Now I know.

    what a brilliant selection, fantastic shots.

    LOVE your reflections shot!

    Your friend is so lucky to have such a fabulous photographer like you as a friend! You got some great shots of the festivities :)

    Oh my, that cat (bella) is so stinkin cute!

    Your lawn and garden shot is so pretty!

    Love your playtime pic! Cuteness.

    I did not get in on the hunt this weekend. Decided I need to just spend time with the fam. I’ll be back next Sunday though.

    I love the playtime and garden shots, that cat is ridiculously photogenic!

    Great shots!

    I’m loving the thumbnail gallery of all the participants! So many gorgeous spring colors!

    Thanx for the comment. I luv the playtime shot…what a cute kittie.

    Hi Ashley… I am back from my month long blogging break… =) I loved the extra time on my hands… but I missed the hunt!! =) anyway… love love the playful sweet Bella pic! You always capture beautiful pics of her!

    Ashely…I just now discovered (after all these weeks) were to comment on your entries. I am such a dork! LOL They are all great but my favorites are Reflections and Playtime! They are crazy good.