February 23, 2014

>> Favorite pictures of the week No. 1

These cracker toffee bars were my Valentines Day present to myself.  I think they have officially been outlawed in my house because they are soo good. I found the recipe here. It is addictive, so make sure you make them when there are lots of people coming over so they can help you eat them....or you can just eat them all yourself. 

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins. Enough said.
Healthy and good, they are the most perfect addition to any breakfast.

Annnnd now, meet Olaf.
He was my very, very favorite thing of the week month. I finally took the leap and bought a laptop. Switching from Windows to Mac wasn't as hard as i was expecting it to be...although I have had to do lots of googling.  I'm sure there will be much more googling in the future.

What are some of your favorite things that happened to you this week?

Anna Rose

February 21, 2014

>>Happy Valentines Day

"If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day
so I never have to live without you."
A.A. Mile

How did you spend your Valentines Day? I spent it watching movies with friends and eating chocolate.
LOTS of chocolate...

Anna Rose

February 12, 2014

>>Just One Sentence

"How do we want to be remembered in this place? What would we like people to say about us when your name enters a conversation? If we could be described with one word, what word would we want that to be? If I could be granted one sentence about my character, one that I would want to be remembered by I think it would be this:
She was a girl who had a big heart and she chose to use all of it."
-Hannah Brencher
What do you want to be remembered by?
Anna Rose

February 4, 2014

>> February Goals

When I set out to blog once a week I didn't really have a plan. I was just going to...well...blog!
I figured it wouldn't be THAT hard. But then I found out differently.
So, in my quest to blog once a week I now came up with some ideas.
Over the years of reading different blogs, I've seen a few things people have posted about, this being one of them.
So this is the beginning of a series I will try to do once a month.
This series will contain my goals for the month and then share if I reached my goals from the month before.
And so without further adieu, my February goals are as follows: 
1. To Work on my senior scrapbook.
Time is running out, folks, and unfortunately, I haven't  figuring out which highlights of my life are worth scrapbooking. But that is definitely something I need to have finished by the time I graduate.
2. To make time for coffee dates with friends
I want to cultivate friendships that I have, to learn more about my friends and to make time to do things with them. We won't be able to have coffee dates (or salted Carmel mocha dates) the rest of our lives. It is easy to spend my time on school, music, church, and photography, but I need to make time for friends as well.
 3. Work hard on school and do well on the ACT.
This is kind of self explanatory, I want to get good grades and I want to do well on a big test!
4. To practice piano faithfully
Not just to play through my pieces, but to practice them. Going over the hard spots over and over again until I can play them in my sleep.
5. To learn at least one new technique or helpful tip about photography or editing.
This one won't be too hard, there is so much online about photography, but I want to learn something that will change the way I create. Something BIG.
6. To exercise and stretch every day.
This was my one goal for January. Annd to my delight, I think I almost did it.
There were those nights when it was already quite late and I decided to go to sleep instead. This being my New Years resolution, even if I miss a few days I intend to continue working on it.
7.To pray about decisions.
Decisions about life, my Photography business, everything. It is very easy to forget to do this, but it so, SO necessary. This will be my  hardest goal for February.  
And because no post is quite right without a picture, here's a glimpse at one of my
January projects- Flowers for my desk.
I learned how to do this
What are your goals for February?
Anna Rose