April 08, 2012
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Happy Easter! I hope everyone has had a great weekend. We’ve been quite busy between moving furniture (not me, obviously), visiting family and church…so if it takes me a bit to visit everyone’s interpretations, you know why. I’ll also have to update you on the grandma situation. The one grandma who had a heart attack last weekend is now home – not out of the woods by any means, but home. My other grandma was in the process of being moved to the hospital last time I checked (as I’m writing this post) – I’m hoping that I’ll have a chance to see her this weekend as well, but I need to find her first. Either way, please continue to keep my family in your prayers. 

Now, let’s get back 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 Krista at One Beautiful Life.
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. New
You won’t believe this (or maybe you will), but I have finally joined the world of Apple. I got my very first (and obviously NEW) iPhone on Thursday! I have no idea what I’m doing, but I did manage to download Instagram and take a photo. If you want to follow me on Instagram, look for AshleySisk (that should be easy, right?) or you can follow me HERE. Now that I’ve figured that much out, you’ll have to tell me what other apps are a must for this blogging photographer.

2. Life
Resurrection and Life RS
I feel like there is a lot of new life growing in and around me this Spring – how appropriate for Easter to be during this season. Until I loaded this image, I didn’t realize how much it looked like a crown of thorns (the bokeh)…which of course reminds me of what Christ gave for me.

3. Fragrant
Azalea Bloom RS
Our azaleas are blooming right now. The other day, we were in the process of deconstructing a couple of bedrooms to make room for the nursery. While I was waiting for my husband to return with a truck, I couldn’t help but wander around our yard with my camera. I don’t actually remember what they smell like, but they symbolize the fragrance of spring flowers in bloom.

4. Pink
Pink RS
This particular shot could have qualified for “new” and “pink.” It’s my brand new Cheeky Lime bag. I’ve been carrying my pewter Jo Tote bag for about a year and a half – it went with us to Europe and goes with me everyday to work. The other day, I was out for lunch with a few of my coworkers. As I was setting my bag down to eat, I noticed that the bottom of the bag was really showing some wear…as in the wiring was hanging out. One of my coworkers is a bit of a male fashionista…he quickly pointed out to me that my bag had reached it’s expiration date. I suppose I could have just switched over to the other camera bag I occasionally use (won last year during the Shoot and Edit series), but I’m also thinking of baby. So, I went on the hunt for a new bag that would later accommodate diapers, wipes, etc. Sarah Halstead suggested Cheeky Lime, and I’m so glad she did. My bag arrived on Thursday afternoon – isn’t it GORGEOUS?! If you’re in need of a camera bag…and want something that looks more like a purse, totally check out Cheeky Lime. Also check out Jo Totes – I love them too! And if either store is reading this, I’d love to host a giveaway.

5. Obvious
Obvious RS
Or is this too obvious?

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 Krista at One Beautiful Life:
  1. Simple
  2. Grain
  3. Transportation
  4. Stitch
  5. Bubble(s)
Again, thank you to Krista 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 I appreciate all of you that have submitted lists already…my SHS file is quite happy). 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!

    Beautiful photos! I especially like the second and third shots.

    I love your New and your Fragrant shots. Instagram is fun!

    Great shots. I have pink azaleas in my post. I almost used that for fragrant and pink but just did pink and chose apple blossoms for fragrant. Yay for your new bag!! Thanks for the shout out. I should be getting mine soon. See you tomorrow. :)

    Welcome to Instagram! Gonna go follow you in a second! I love your Cheeky Lime bag. It is so pretty. I also see the crown of thorns…very cool for Easter.

    Hooray! I just got a new iPhone too. I haven’t checked out Instagram just yet, but I’ll get there!

    Love the new camera bag! I could use a new one, and would love one that isn’t all manly and utilitarian. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Great life photo. It really does look like a crown of thorns! Happy Easter. Will be praying for your family (grandmas especially!)

    Oh my goodness Ashley look at your bump in the reflection!! Definitely my favorite shot. Adorable.

    ~The G is Silent

    LOVELY set girl! LOVE the new bag, it will be perfect for baby girls stuff too! I SO need a pretty camera bag. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Have a blessed Easter Ashley! XO

    this week’s promot ‘obvious’ was hard!

    An Iphone and a cute new camera bag! How exciting! :)

    These are great! Congrats on discovering the joys of Apple. :-) I do think obvious was the most difficult of the prompts.

    I like your obvious. So perfect for the prompt.

    Ashley….loved the obvious, it was so that. Also congrats on the iPhone. I highly recommend the Hipstamatic App. I’m addicted and they recently enabled easy uploads to Instagram.

    Finally, I’m glad to hear that your grandma is home. I’ll continue to pray for her. Happy Easter!

    Lovely life and fragrant photos. Happy Easter and prayers for your grandmas.

    Oh, I want that camera bag…beautiful shot of it, too! The crown of thorns is gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting this meme…I haven’t been as able to participate but I love it. It is great for jump starting creativity.

    Hi Ashley!
    I like Life.
    Quite fitting for the wekk.
    I have to hurry and post Sweepy’s!

    Woof Ashley, I almost didn’t make it!

    Happy Easter to you !!!!!

    I liked your fragrant and new photos very much !

    Happy Easter to you as well, thanks for this week’s scavenger hunts.

    Loved the first shot…you are showing that baby bump quite nicely! The new bag is a beauty…I am going to check it out! As for the rest of your photos – your creativity is always inspiring – great job! I just can’t seem to find time to participate in one more thing…so I just lurk here and there viewing entries from other people! Have a Happy Easter!

    Love that stylish bag in pink! Happy Easter!

    Lovely set of shots Ashley. Love your pink bag.

    Oh, that bag is so pretty!

    Welcome to Instagram, I found you earlier in the week and can’t wait to see what you photograph with your iPhone! We both photographed pink azaleas for fragrant – yours is beautiful! Love that bag!!

    Beautiful photos! That purse is lovely and my daughter would love the pink. :)

    Congrats on your iphone! I have a Pinterest board that’s nothing but apps, etc., for the iphone (mainly photography ones) – I thought I’d leave the link for you rather than trying to list all the wonderful photo apps I’ve heard about. I don’t have all of these, but have read good reviews. Have a wonderful easter!

    Iphone/Camera Apps

    Fabulous set as always! Love your life and fragrant photos! And that pink bag is gorgeous! Now it is official … I’m the last person in the world that does NOT have an iPhone. :) But I love the photo you took with it. Have a blessed Easter!

    Tho’ I’m not a church goer, I pray and commune with God in my own way. Keeping your 2 Grandmoms in my daily thoughts.
    Please know you are NOT the last person to get an iphone. I still haven’t taken the plunge. Love all your pink images-I’m pretty sure there’s a subconscious message here. Happy Easter Ashley.

    Happy Easter, Ashley. Many blessings to you and your family on this special day. Thank you again for hosting this fun hunt!! Love your new PINK bag!

    Fantastic week my friend- congrats on all the new goodies!

    Happy Easter and thanks for your work. I do NOT have a iPhone yet but am looking. Great pictures this week as always. Enjoy this time with the new one coming. Such fun. Thanks

    Great set! Loved your azeala shot and obvious! Have a blessed Easter!

    Congrats on your new iPhone! Your new pink bag looks really cool. You’re going to be one hip momma with that as your diaper bag!

    I don’t know that I’d carry a pink purse/camera bag – but I am swooning over that Cheeky Lime case. Great group of pictures.

    Beautiful photos! I love LIfe and Fragrant!
    Bless you!
    Pia xx

    Yea!!!! for the iPhone. You will absolutely love it. Try the “awesome camera” app from Smugmug is has some cool features, but instagram is a fave for sure.

    That bag is adorable too. Love it! I seriously need a new one. I’ll have to check out those shops.

    Love your beautiful pics. Happy Easter to you!!

    Terrific pics!

    I got an iphone too this week!

    We also got a new kitty and I keep thinking she looks like a baby version of Kitty Paw. :)

    I got an iphone too this week!

    We also got a new kitty and I keep thinking she looks like a baby version of Kitty Paw. :)

    Yay for getting an iPhone. You will have to find me on INstagram! I have a Cheeky Lime bag too, I have the classic since that is all they had when I bought mine but I really like the pink one you got!

    Ashley – I hope your grandma pulls through. That is scary.

    On another note – LOVE instagram. So glad to see you on there!

    Happy Easter to you!!!!

    Wonderful set Ashley
    Your Life Shot was awesome and of course the verse you used went so well with it.
    Pink – Wow that is one Pink Bag
    Obvious – Clever Thinking and a well composed shot.
    New – So glad you are having fun with the Instagram, I wouldn’t have a clue how to use a phone for taking photos. Mine takes pictures but not very good ones.
    Fragrant – What lovely flowers, My Azaleas are a long way off from blooming yet, while some in town have already bloomed.

    Congrats on your new phone! And new purse/camera bag! :-D Happy Easter.

    Love your takes on the prompts this week! I really like your reflection in the first one and I love that pink bag!!

    S U P E R B.

    Love the PINK purse <3

    These are really fun, Ashley!
    I hope your grandmas are doing better now. praying.
    I love your “obvious!” How clever!

    Congrats on the iPhone, I will definitely look for you on Instagram. I’ll say a prayer for your grandmothers; that must be so hard. And the second photo is amazing. Happy Easter!

    Oh, these are all so beautiful! I love your life and fragrant shots best. :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Easter!! He is risen!

    Love your take on obvious. And welcome to IG and the pretty world of Apples!

    Love your new pink bag. Happy Easter

    What wonderful photos you have there ! I particulary love that one about “obvious” ;)

    YAY for iPhone an Instagram! I just followed you on Instagram – can’t wait to keep up with the pregnancy even more :) I’m SO FAR BEHIND on all my posts – it’s like I can’t pick something to go up. I’m being so bad about this and this is SUCH A GOOOD one today. I might have to put up 15 posts today just to make sure I cover everything I want to lol

    Your shots are beautiful Ashely, and welcome to Apple! I’ve been a very happy member of “the cult” for some time now. I’ll look for you in Instagram!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of iPhones! :D And holy cow, I suddenly find myself needing a new camera bag–your new one is to die for!

    Love your images as always, and your shots of Daisy? So sweet!

    I LOVE your pink bag… I am def. going to take a look… I really want to replace my Lime-ish-green purse that I had to retire a couple years ago… I miss my lime-ish-green purse! =) and I Loved your obvious shot… clever and wow… wish my camera captured words like that! =) Blessings!

    I LOVE your pink bag… I am def. going to take a look… I really want to replace my Lime-ish-green purse that I had to retire a couple years ago… I miss my lime-ish-green purse! =) and I Loved your obvious shot… clever and wow… wish my camera captured words like that! =) Blessings!

    love the new bag!