april – the happy snaps – part two

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Projects through the years: a year in photos 2013

2013 was an extra fun year. I crocheted A LOT, all year long. I upgraded the power supply, graphics card and RAM in my desktop which turned my computer into a wonderful piece of work, we got passports because we road tripped all the way to Canada, via Seattle, we spent about a month in the PNW, which was a total dream, my mama painted a beautiful tree for me and I felt really creatively fulfilled all year long. The full set is here, but these are my favorites:

January 1

February 9

February 20

February 23

March 2

March 7

March 14

March 20

April 6

April 22.

May 9

May 12

Day 1, May 28

Day 2, May 29

Day 5, June 1

Day 9, June 5

Day 14, June 10

Day 15, June 11

Day 16, June 12.

Day 17, June 13

Day 18, June 14

Day 26, June 22

Day 27, June 23

Day 28, June 24

July 5

July 12

July 27

August 19

August 20

August 26

August 31

September 28

October 1

October 21

November 5

november 28

December 3: Hat

December 7

December 10

December 14: Movement

December 18

December 28: sky

Projects throughout the years, A Picture a Day, 2008

2008 is a hard year to write about. We started the year at Disney World, and that was wonderful. I had just quit my job to focus on our home and my photography full time.  In October my dad entered the hospital, he never left. On December 14, 2008, he died.  Even before that, it had felt like a hard year, my anxiety was very bad.

Through all of this, I kept up a daily photo project, and in August,¬†on my 23rd birthday,¬†I started a 365 self portrait project as well (I’ll do a post about that in a bit.) I did them concurrently and didn’t miss a day of either project (though on hard days I did overlap and use one photo for both sets.) There was something therapeutic about creating something during this time, or anyway, it was a good distraction.

It’s hard for me to revisit some of these, but here are the highlights and milestones of 2008:

January 1, 2008 – Disney World!
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February 24, 2008
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March 21, 2008
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April 4, 2008
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April 19, 2008 – Herbal Affair with my parents, Smena 8M 35mm
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May 17, 2008 – Tulsa during Mayfest
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July 4, 2008
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August 5, 2008 – OKCMOA with Shaun’s parents¬†
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August 21, 2008
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October 18, 2008
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October 25, 2008 – hospital wall, the day after my dad was admitted.
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November 4, 2008 – hospital laundry room.
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December 2, 2008
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December 14, 2008 – an hour before my dad died.
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December 27, 2008 – after my dad died I wasn’t really afraid of anything anymore. we walked around town with fake mustaches on. People passing us seemed really happy about it, that was a good feeling.
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December 31, 2008 – nothing special, just the end of the set.

Tulsa State Fair, 2015

I’ve gotten a bit behind of sharing stuff here. During my 30 before 30 I had little calendar alerts set up to remind me, I guess I need to do that again!

On October 7th we went to the Tulsa State Fair.

I shot some video this year:

& took lots of photos:
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<3: 38 & Day 15. Real film photobooth at the #TulsaStateFair! #100HappyDays
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Herbal Affair, Sand Springs, 2015

We went to Herbal Affair in downtown Sand Springs. I felt like it was extra good this year!

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October 20, 2011, Har-Ber Village, Grove, Oklahoma

Since I have finally caught up on my NaNoWriMo, here’s a post I meant to make before I got swept up in everything busy that November brings with it. Last month we went on the road with Shaun’s parents & their dog Matey to¬† Har-Ber Village in Grove, Ok. I felt a bit bittersweet seeing so many beautiful and perfectly serviceable domestic items in a museum setting, but it was an enjoyable stroll through someone else’s nostalgia and involved many things I like quite a lot, antiques, long walks and pretty views.

Castle of Muskogee, Oklahoma Renaissance Faire: May 14, 2011

We got to head out to Muskogee for the Renaissance Faire with friends recently. It was our first time and I was really impressed by the wonderful atmosphere. Lots of friendly people, so much color, life, and movement all around. We had a great time.



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There’s still one weekend left! I highly recommend checking it out. The website is okcastle.com.


Every year in April I go flower shopping with my mom at Riddle Plant Farm. In years past my dad would go with us, and leave us there to peruse the aisles of flowers in the greenhouse while he had a foot long coney at Sonic, or went to wash the car.¬† This year my brother went with us, for the first time that I can remember, though it’s possible we all went when we were kids.

This is my haul. Geranium, Sweet Alyssum, Osteospermum, Portaluca, Salvia, Zinnia and a few others that caught my fancy. I really loved some of the prearranged pots that they had this year. I want to arrange something myself along the same style so I bought flowers with similar colors and a scheme in mind. I’ll post again when I have them arranged in pots. I’m excited!