December 31, 2010


I'm done! See ya later 2010!

I've taken a picture a day since January 1st and boy am I glad to be done! Don't get me wrong, I really loved doing this, and it was a real challenge, but it did get pretty difficult sometimes. It was a New Year's Resolution I made for myself, and I finished! Of course there are some days (quite a few actually) that I'm not too proud of because of a forced picture. There were some days that I was so excited to go out and take a picture, but other days I would completely forget and have to attempt to make something out of nothing at 11:57pm! Doing this really tested my creativity and my love for photography and I realized that on those really uneventful days, I needed to make something interesting!

Doing picture a day was really awesome for me. Not only did it show me what I was capable of if I took a little time to try something new, but now I have something to look back on and see what this past year was like. In 2010, so many things changed for me. I am a completely different person than I was at the beginning of the year, and I'm ready for a fresh start in 2011.

Here's a few of my favorite pictures from each month...


    December 30, 2010


    December 30
    Hailey and I went on a photo run today. This was one of the fun shots that I thought turned out pretty cool.

    December 29, 2010


    December 29
    I have to leave Columbus in a few days, after being here for a few weeks. Along with a million other things, I'm really going to miss my dog. She sits around with me all day and is pretty much the best dog ever.

    December 28, 2010


    December 28
    My nieces called today and wanted me to come watch them at swimming lessons, so this was my view for the night.

    December 27, 2010

    December 26, 2010

    Just Dance

    December 26
    Today consisted of more family, leftovers, and lots and lots of Just Dance for the Wii. If you haven't played this game, you definitely have to try it. We played it for hours.

    December 25, 2010

    Merry Christmas!

    December 25
    Merry Christmas! I had a great time the past two days with a lot of good family. I can't believe the year is almost over!

    Christmas Eve

    December 24
    Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year...

    December 23, 2010

    Cookie Making

    December 23
    I made about a bajillion cookies today, and Hailey and I spent all afternoon decorating them. We decorated a cookie for everyone that comes to our Christmas. Which equals up to about 42 or some crazy number like that!

    December 22, 2010


    December 22
    Today was spent sitting on the couch doing absolutely nothing...for the entire day.

    December 20, 2010


    December 20
    I got to hang out with this little girl all afternoon. We played games, drank hot chocolate, wrapped presents, colored Christmas pictures, and ate lots of kisses...her favorite candy!

    This was choice number was so hard to pick! I loved her face in this one, but the rest was blurry. So there's 2 pictures for today!

    December 18, 2010

    Preschool Programs

    December 18
    Preschool Christmas programs are the cutest things ever. Little kids, shaking jingle bells, dancing, and singing, along with reindeer antlers and can that not be adorable!?

    December 17, 2010

    Christmas Lights

    December 17
    My mom and I were driving home tonight and this song came on my ipod, so I stopped and took a picture of this house with Christmas lights, and it's kinda cool. And if you haven't listened to that song yet, do it!

    Those Christmas lights
    Light up the street
    Maybe they'll bring her back to me
    Then all my troubles will be gone
    Oh Christmas lights keep shining on

    December 16, 2010

    More Ornaments

    December 16
    Here's another picture of an ornament...but isn't it the cutest thing? I went into a store in Columbus today that my mom works at, and they have tons of trees with all kinds of different themes. They all look really awesome!

    December 15, 2010


    December 15
    I don't really like snow. But for some reason, this year, I have really been craving it. Tonight, it sleeted instead, and now everything is covered in ice. I would be happy if it snowed the week of Christmas, and then was done for the year!


    December 14
    There's so many different kinds of ornaments you can buy for any kind of look you want on your tree. I can't wait till I have my own!

    December 13, 2010


    December 13
    I really love coming home, and seeing Christmas decorations that I remember from when I was little. My mom collected snowmen, so this was just one of the few around our house!

    December 12, 2010


    December 12
    We babysat all day, and all the kids were taking good pictures. Until he gave me this sad face...

    December 11, 2010


    December 11
    Today, I'm having a very bad experience with getting my wisdom teeth out...

    Apples to Apples

    December 10
    I'm home for December. Tonight I hung out with some people and played a whole lot of Apples to Apples.

    December 9, 2010


    December 9
    I was at Ivanna Cone tonight, and all the workers made these awesome snowflakes with their names in them! How cool is that?

    December 8, 2010

    Lights will guide you home...

    December 8
    When you try your best but you don't succeed
    When you get what you want but not what you need
    When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
    Stuck in reverse

    And the tears come streaming down your face

    When you lose something you cannot replace
    When you love someone but it goes to waste
    Could it be worse?

    Lights will guide you home

    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you

    And high up above or down below

    When you're too in love to let it go
    But if you never try you'll never know
    Just what you're worth

    Lights will guide you home

    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you

    Tears stream down your face

    When you lose something you cannot replace
    Tears stream down your face
    And I

    Tears stream down your face

    I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
    Tears stream down your face
    And I

    Lights will guide you home

    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you.

    December 7, 2010

    The Big Green

    December 7
    I keep forgetting I even have my 50mm! But tonight I took it out and tried some stuff with it. Here's just one of the lights on our front porch.

    December 6, 2010

    Mod Podge

    December 6
    Learned something new today. Mod Podge can be used for tons of other stuff rather than decoupaging old vases with tissue paper, which is what me and my friends used to do :) My roommate covered clear plates in this stuff, and put fabric over the top of it, trimmed the edges, and you have an awesome looking plate!

    December 5, 2010


    December 5
    Today was probably one of the most boring days I've ever experienced. I was actually wishing I had homework, or my house or room was dirty, because I had nothing to do! I spent a lot of time in bed, watching movies, making cookies, and sitting around on my computer trying to think of something to do!

    December 2, 2010


    December 2
    I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I turned in my last huge project for a class today, all I have left is a quiz, 2 tests, a presentation, one assignment, and a final response paper. Tonight, after cleaning and laundry, I took a much needed break from everything.

    December 1, 2010

    Happy December!

    December 1
    It's my last month of doing my picture a day, and honestly, I'm kinda ready for it to be over. I want to do December Photo Project again, but I'm still going to finish out the year for picture of the day, so I'm just going to combine the two.

    I spent the first day of December drinking some spiced tea, and working on my painting for my class...Happy December!


    November 30
    It's the end of November, and it's still sunny! It has snowed a few times, but hasn't stuck around for more than half a day. Last year at this time, we had already had snow days galore!


    November 29
    I've been painting the entire night, and breaking mirrors with a hammer. Hopefully this final product is as sweet as it is in my head!