March 18, 2012
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day! I hope everyone wore something green and enjoyed their weekend. We went to a wedding last night (what a memorable wedding date – nice thinking!), but have otherwise had a pretty relaxed week and weekend…just the way I like it. Anyways, let’s get right to the hunt. If you’ve participated in the Scavenger Hunt in the past, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Marissa of Confessions of a Young Mama. 
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. Creativity is also encouraged!
  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. Vintage
Vintage Bump RS
If you saw my 20 week bump report yesterday (click HERE if you missed it), then you saw an alternative view of this image. I “popped” earlier this week so my bump is definitely noticeable (which also means I’m experiencing a lot more movement…and discomfort as I figure out how to get up and down). I’m actually enjoying this change in my body…and dressing around it. Luckily, so many of my regular dresses will completely work during pregnancy. Yay!

By the way, a few of you mentioned in your comments yesterday that you liked my dress – this would be vintage Forever 21. I bought it a few years ago and would love to find more dresses in this style. Granted, I hardly ever shop at Forever 21 anymore (since I’m far beyond 21), but occasionally you can find a few gems worth bringing home.

2. Word or Quote
Peace RS
I went to PEACE College, so I have quite a few things around my house that say “peace.” I suppose I could have done something a little more interesting with this photo (or any photo for that matter), but I completed my hunt yesterday morning and had to move quick.

3. Nature’s Own
Nature's Own RS
The other night, my husband picked up some roots and bulbs to plant in our flower bed this Spring. He started planting yesterday. We’ve never worked with roots and bulbs so I’m excited to see how this will turn out.

4. People
IMG_4907 RS
Last weekend, I met up with Miss Adeline at Peace College for her 9-month portraits. I am going to share a full preview tomorrow morning, but I love this shot with her mother. It is so nice to be able to do my baby portrait work outside again!

5. Photographer’s Choice
Yawning Paw RS
I technically didn’t take this shot of Kitty Paw this week (last week), but I have to share any photo of my fur baby yawning. You’ll probably see this photo again during the Quarterly Top 5 on March 28th.

So, what were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures on 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), sponsored by Marissa of Confessions of a Young Mama:
  1. Whimsy
  2. Create
  3. Dust
  4. Seed or Sprout
  5. Swing or Drop
Again, thank you to Marissa 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). 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. Happy Shooting!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that first shot, a lot!

    Love the shot of Kitty Paw yawning!

    Your people shot is so precious! I love it!

    I may have to go to bed now because Kitty Paw yawning makes me sleepy.

    Oh Kitty Paw stole the show this week…

    So exciting to see your bump, I love the bump report version, the light through the window and your reflection is wonderful! I love the window light and shadow in Kitty paw’s yawn too. What a gorgeous little cherub in people!

    By the way… I am a little perplexed by the “Swing or Drop” prompt. I can’t seem to see how those two words are related? Am I missing something obvious?

    Always love seeing your photos. I just love your first shot.
    I hope you are having a happy weekend.

    Your people shot is so sweet! And I love the shot of Kitty Paw yawning.

    Lovely shots, baby bump is looking good in your beautiful vintage dress- love the shot of kitty paw too, great yawn & great shadows.

    O-Ma-Dog, Ashley, you ate the baby!

    And watch that Kitty! I heard cats eat anything out of boredom. I woofy warn you!

    Such wonderful shots this week!!! your bump is just beautiful! And I love the priceless shot of mommy and baby!!

    Your people shot is sooo cute! I love the colors in it. And the cat…. man does Kitty Paw look content!

    Kitty Paw is a cutie. Great capture.

    I love your photography!
    That cat yawning is adorable.

    Great hunt Ashley! Kitty Paw in one yawn stole the show!!! Another 20 weeks and she will have to share the lime light!!! Have a great Sunday. :)

    You see many women who are way over 21 shopping in Forever 21, my Mother-in-law for one!

    Kitty Paw’s yawn is incredible. :D I feel like that today.

    Love that dress Ashley! And oh Kitty Paw, oh to be a cat!

    Wahooo for the baby bump!! That dress is beautiful, Ashley. LOVE the vintage shot!

    Just love every single shot this week, but love that first shot – just so cute!!

    I like most your photographer’s choice and nature’s own photos !!!

    Have a nice Sunday :)

    Your shots are always beautiful – you have such an eye for composition, and your baby portrait was wonderful! I loved all of them…as usual! Have a happy week!

    Sweet Kitty Paw <3 Love the lighting in ‘Nature’s Own”, and the colourful Easter Eggs and cute little baby toes are to die for!

    Love the photos shots. I really like your natural own and Kitty Paw

    have a lovely day

    Love that dress, Ashley – and you are looking great! That picture of litte Adeline is stunning, can’t wait to see the rest!

    Oh your bump is really darling! I think this is the fun stage. Enjoy it! I love the dress. I love KP yawning too. Those are fun shots.

    Great set, Ashley! Hooray for Spring, and that people shot is SO cute!!

    What lovely shots – I especially love the one of you in your pretty vintage dress. Beautiful! And your kitty is adorable…

    Great photos, Ashley!!

    Great set! Love your people and vintage shots.

    Ahhh… nothing says spring like planting bulbs. Great set this week ;D

    That dress is so beautiful!
    Love all the shots!

    Wow, that baby is coming right along. My fave this week is Kitty Paw…remember she’s your first baby. Hope those plantings provide lots of blooms and colors. That’s a great shot.

    that is a very pretty dress

    Adore your people shot- what a sweet moment!

    LOVE your peeps!! so fun this week!!

    dust….really?!?! that won’t be hard!!

    Great shots – love Photographer’s Choice…had trouble linking up this week!

    Love the lighting in the nature’s own shot! Such a pretty shot of the momma and baby!! Shooting outdoors really makes a huge difference!

    Nice shots. Just thinK! Next easter you’ll be looking for a special easter dress! Love your vintage dress. And always good to see kitty paw!

    Love the baby bump this week! You’ve really popped! (In a good way!)

    I always love your photos but his week the baby bump wins hands down! So sweet. hugs, Linda

    Always love your shots. The portrait one is gorgeous this week!

    That first shot is adorable!!!! So happy for you ;-)

    LOVE your yawning shot of Kitty Paw. I have been trying to get a yawning show of Katniss, but with no luck yet. :/

    What a fantastic people shot!!!!! It really tells a special story.

    I love your people shot. It’s so sweet you can’t help but stare.

    And it is amazing how you go from being able to hide the bump a little bit to letting everyone know.

    Love watching your little tummy grow! Can’t wait to see that baby girl!

    Love that sweet baby, and Kitty Paw’s yawn is perfectly framed by that sunbeam. Makes me smile!

    KittyPaw!!!! :)

    You look so adorable pregnant!

    …and the bump looks amazing. Cannot wait to meet the cause of that. Have a great week.

    Great shots, glad that a lot of your clothes are going to work for maternity stuff too. I am having to go buy stuff since my last maternity stuff was all winter!

    Love your people shot and Kitty-Paw is the perfect “Choice” shot.

    WoW! I LOVE your people too, its a beautiful captured moment! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! And thank you for hosting!
    -Farm Girl

    Your pics are all beautiful! Thanks for running Scavenger Hunt. My first week was fun. My second week sounds like it’s going to be a challenge!

    Love your interpretations this week! What a pretty dress! And that pic of Kitty Paw yawning cracks me up! Good luck with the bulbs. The flowers (hyacinths, tulips, daffodils) I planted last year are coming up again this year so I must have done something right. :)

    Your vintage is so pretty! I love your people shot as well, so sweet. I love to garden, so I appreciate the dirt onthe hands. So great

    That first shot is so beautiful (love the dress, too)!

    The people shot is too precious.

    I miss being pregnant. I loved feeling the baby move… Just. So. Cool.

    I was one of the people who said they loved your dress!! I can’t believe it’s vintage forever 21. Some of that stuff lasts and some falls apart very quickly. I shop there once in awhile when I”m in there w/ my girls. That baby and mom shot is beautiful!

    Vintage and People are so beautiful. I love both dresses. A beautiful week to you, Ashley!

    LOVE the baby belly shot… what a beautiful dress too!! =) and kitty paw yawning… love it! =)

    and the baby pics from your Monday post… **such amazing eyes on that little one** what a joy to photograph her eh??! =) love set… I’m sure her mama is happy!

    Such awesome shots this week. I love the last one. So sweet.

    Perfect timing as I was totally going through some KP withdrawal. :D (I “popped” while in San Antonio and now I can’t quite get off of the sofa as quickly as I used to, haha!)

    Sweet shots! I love the one of you in your vintage dress, and the one of Kitty Paws yawning is absolutely adorable. :)