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I'm Andrea. I'm a wife, mother, full-time computer software developer who seems to never have enough time to do everything I want to do. I married my high school sweetheart, who also happens to be my best friend. I love photography and am a total "mommarazzi" to my son Dillon. I grew up in the South, so I have always been loved, and also love others, with food. So my idea of a good time, is getting together with family and friends, eating some great food, and documenting the whole thing with my camera. So, "food, family, and photos" pretty much sums it up!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pet Week at I Heart Faces

It's pet week at I Heart Faces, so I just had to enter a picture of Murphy!


For anyone new to my blog, Murphy is our 6 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. He and 2 of his siblings were found as puppies alongside a road in our county after they had apparently been thrown out of a car. We adopted him from a local pet rescue organization in January 2005. He is such a huge part of our life and family. He watches TV with us on the couch and sleeps in our bed. He's a big mooch and NEVER misses a mealtime. He has brought us so much joy! If you're looking for a pet, be sure to check out your local shelter or rescue organization. There are so many wonderful animals out there that need homes!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Week 16

Wow, is it week 16 already? It's flying by! I just used a photo of Murphy a few weeks ago and got lots of positive comments on it. It was also picked as one of the 10 featured photos for that week, which was super exciting! I don't think I can top that one, but since this week's theme is "Furry Friends," I had to use a picture of "Mershey" (as Dillon calls him) again. Hope you're not tired of seeing my furry, first "child" because here he is again!

"Furriest of Them All"
Week 16 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: Furry Friends

Processed using MCP Mini Fusion
Week 16: Furriest of Them All

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CRAVE Photography Giveaway

Ok, so I love love LOVE Andee Tate of Crave Photography! Her pictures just take my breath away! I just found out that she is doing a giveaway for an all-expenses paid 2 day in-person mentoring session. OH. MY. GOSH! Sharing about the giveaway on my blog gets me an extra entry and figured that anyone following along at home would also be interested in getting their name in the hat.

Want to enter? Check out the details here!

Not interested in entering yourself? Then please keep your fingers crossed for me! :-)

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Week 15

The theme for week 15 for the MCP Project 52 was one that required a little more creativity. I decided to capture "how others see me" with coffee mugs!

"Coffee Break"
Week 15 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: How Others See You

I am a wife, mother to a fantastic little boy, dog lover, race fan, RU grad, computer programmer, coffee drinker, and a Canon-shooting "wanna-be" photographer!

Processed using Florabella Vanity action and the following textures:
CreamyScratches by Pixel Lounge
Daguerreotype-11 by Shadowhouse Creations
DecemberPack1_3 by Isabelle LaFrance

Week 15: Coffee Break

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Week 13 [FEATURED]

So, for week 13 of the MCP Project 52, I was featured again! I'm not sure if it means anything, but my photo was the very first one in the blog post displaying the 10 featured photos. It just made my day!

"Canine Fusion"
Week 14 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: Fusion

Featured in the 10 picks from week 14 on the MCP Actions Blog! Yay!

I've always had "mutts" for pets and our dog Murphy is no exception. He's a fusion of Australian Cattle Dog and something else, we're not sure what, but the combination made for a beautiful dog who is a perfect addition to our family.

Processed using MCP Mini Fusion and Florabella B&W Blush

Week 14: Canine Fusion

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Weeks 12 and 13

Running behind again (are you starting to see a theme here?)...

Here are my pictures for the MCP Project 52 for weeks 12 and 13.

Week 12 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: From the Jewelry Box
Week 12: Sparkle

Week 13 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: Just for Fun (What's more fun than cupcakes?)

Processed using Chasing Dreams textures Autumn B&W, Blue Velvet Overlay, and Worn Linen B&W.
Week13: Cupcakes