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!