December 11, 2011
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Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Two weeks until Christmas people! In preparation for the big day, my husband and I attended our church’s annual Christmas play this weekend. Every year, I think “wow – could it get any better?” And every year, it does. If only I could share the video footage with you? Since I can’t…I thought I’d share something else. How about a giveaway? 

In celebration of the holidays…and Ramblings and Photos hitting 1900 followers, I’ve teamed up with Shondra from Walk with Me and Blues and Pinks to give one lucky Scavenger Hunter a choice of an entire collection of digital papers that are available in the shop, one premade logo or a $25 credit toward a custom logo. If you want to win, all you have to do is 1) join the Scavenger Hunt this week and 2) leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday tradition. 

If you know somebody that might like to receive a new logo (gifts for yourself count), Shondra is also offering you guys $5 off any $15 premade logo. Just use the code “RAMBLINGS” at checkout. When they purchase a premade logo, you’ll receive a jpeg, png (transparent background for watermark), and eps (scalable without distortion). Pretty sweet, huh? Thanks Shondra! 
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Before we get into the hunt, I’ll tell you that today I will be photographing sweet babies and a beautiful couple. My day is rather busy but I’ll be back later to check out your photo interpretations. So, if you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! If you’ve been hunting with me for a while, I hope this past week’s items inspired you. Next week’s items are sponsored by Michelle and Kamana
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. Less is More
String of Lights RS
Do I really need to say anything here? 

2. Holiday Lights
Driving through Christmas Lights RS
I took a number of photos last week during our walk downtown that I could have used…but something about this photo kept bringing me back.

3. Ornaments
Ornament RS
Another simple and sweet shot – and look…it’s me. What you may or may not be able to tell is that I’m still hanging out in my pajamas. That’s right – I took Saturday off.

4. Cup of Cheer
Cup of Cheer RS
I don’t drink, but I have an incredible collection of wine glasses. I originally planned on photographing a hot cup of coco, but when I opened my wine glass cabinet (I literally have that many), I thought “what says cup of cheer like a glass of wine…or ginger ale?” Yes, I totally drank my ginger ale in a wine glass for lunch on Saturday. You’d think I’d at least pair it with something special, but I was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That’s how I roll.

5. Nativity
Nativity RS
My mom gave me a sweet nativity set at Thanksgiving. The pieces are so colorful and fun. I thought about photographing sweet baby Jesus (and I did), but something about this perspective appeals to me.

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):
  1. What is it?
  2. Children/Fur Babies Sleeping (Michelle’s suggestion: 25 Days of Christmas)
  3. Joy (Michelle’s suggestion: 25 Days of Christmas)
  4. Window (Kamana’s suggestion)
  5. Half (Kamana’s suggestion)
  snapshots by Michelle  Photography 
Again, thank you to Michelle and Kamana for so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list (and I could really use some new items), 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. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 49. The prompt/theme is “Bokeh Lights.” Happy Shooting!
Also, did you see that I’m bringing back Memories, Dreams and Reflections? If you participated last year, then I hope you will be inspired to once again take a walk down memory lane with me and share your favorites moments from 2011. If this is your first time hearing about MDR, be sure to click over and check it out – you can sign up  now and link your photos starting January 1, 2012. Much like Scavenger Hunt Sunday, feel free to write as much or as little about each photo. 
Memories, Dreams and Reflections