A Photo An Hour | Saturday, August 2nd

I’ve been stalking various blogs this week for a little inspiration and came across the “a photo an hour” trend. I’m already obsessed. Google it and you’ll see what I mean. I attempted to do my own yesterday, taking a photo (sometimes two because I’m a rebel like that) every hour from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This post might end up being completely boring, but I think it’s an interesting way to get to know someone. So come hang out with me on a typical Saturday.

9 a.m.


9am (2)

This is usually the first face I see every morning, even before my husband’s. I kept trying to sleep in, but he wasn’t having it.

9am

“Hi. Good morning. How did you sleep? Can I haz food now?”

10 a.m.

10am

Coffee for two. It’s rare lately that my husband and I actually get to wake up together. It seems like one of us is always rushing out the door to work.

11 a.m.

11am

Morning walk time with the pug. It’s already pretty hot so we kept it short.

11am (2)

She can’t hang.

12 p.m.

12pm

Late breakfast: Fage plain Greek yogurt, Kind vanilla blueberry granola, and fresh blueberries. I know it’s technically lunch time, but breakfast foods are my favorite.

1 p.m.

1pm (3)

A little Jakob Dylan on vinyl and picking up some of the clutter that we’ve accumulated in the house throughout the week.

1pm (2)

Bath time for Mollie. You have no idea how many tries it took to get a decent shot. I think we had to bribe her with a treat to get her to stop wiggling.

2 p.m.

2pm

Dark berry smoothie: Dole dark sweet cherry frozen fruit mix, Greek yogurt, flax seeds, vanilla almond milk.

3 p.m.

3pm

3pm (2)

My husband left for work so I started a little laundry and cuddled up with a book for a little while. I’m currently binge-reading everything John Green.

4 p.m.

4pm

Afternoon tea and Pinterest while I plan out our meals for the week and make a mini grocery list. Mug: Cracker Barrel.

5 p.m.

5pm 5pm (3)

Spent a little time on the back porch. Was really happy to see some new blooms. It’s been so dry here, but rained all week. Also listened to “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor about a dozen times. So catchy and the music video is really cute. Check it out:

“I see the magazines workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real
C’mon now, make it stop
If you got beauty beauty, just raise ’em up
Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top”

Love!

5pm (2)

I also caught up on my Kardashian drama while folding some laundry. 😉

6 p.m.

6pm

At about 6 p.m. I met my husband in town for his lunch break. Or dinner break I guess. It’s been awhile since we’ve eaten out and we love Jimmy John’s because it’s cheap, fast, and delicious and it reminds us of home (we really miss Austin sometimes).

7 p.m.

7pm

My husband went back to work and I picked up some fresh produce for the week at Market Street.

8 p.m.

8pm

Came home and showered. I’m obsessed with all things coconut during the summer.

9 p.m.

9pm (2)

I found a “recipe” for this on Pinterest and decided to try it since it’s cheap and easy. I say “recipe” because it’s just store-bought cookie dough with peanut butter cups pressed into bar form. But I’ll still link it here. They are really gooey and deliciously sweet. One bite will cure any sweet cravings you’re having. It’s also gluten-free if you buy the cookie dough the recipe recommends, which I did. I don’t have a gluten allergy, but she raved about how great this dough was so I thought I’d try it. Of course her bars are so much more photogenic than mine, like all Pinterest recipes, but they taste pretty good. My husband got home from work shortly after and we enjoyed our dessert, and spent the rest of the night watching our favorite Friends episodes on DVD in bed. We live such exciting lives, I know.

I had so much fun with this post. It was definitely challenging some hours to find something interesting enough to photograph, but that’s the brilliant part of this idea. It forced me to see the beauty in my ordinary life every hour. And as I was editing the photos, I realized it was a good day. One of my best friends took me aside the night before my wedding and told me to really take in every moment of my wedding day, because it goes by so fast. I think that advice can be applied every day, and I’ve been trying to find the magic in every moment ever since. Of course I have bad days, but when they’re good I think it’s worth remembering all the details. I challenge each of you to do this challenge and if you decide to post it somewhere, tag me or send me the link because I’d love to spend the day with you. xoxo

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”

― Shauna Niequist

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