Project Alicia : WW: It's the simple things.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

WW: It's the simple things.

We had the opportunity to go to the soccer fields in Columbia this past Saturday and watch Little Man do his thing. It was a beautiful day. The sun was out. The playground was within earshot. Hubs was there. And I couldn't help but be thankful for such a lovely day. It wasn't life altering, but when all is said and done, it will be these simple, ordinary, beautiful moments that will be remembered.

Live life. Laugh lots. Love unconditionally.

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(Credits: Paper is Wicked Smart Kit from Sahlin Studio at The LilyPadPolaroid Frames from FuzzimoAssorted Tapes from K Pertiet at Designer DigitalsTorn Paper Tutorial from spoon graphicsDigital Paper Clips Tutorial from Designer DigitalsText is Perpetua Font)

Photos taken with my Canon 50D and Tamron 28-300 (action shots), 28-75 f/2.8 (up close shots), and Rokinon 8mm fisheye.

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One of my most recently asked questions here at Project Alicia is, "How do you do your polaroids?" If you missed them, you can find examples in any of these posts…
Poetic Winter Challenge: Passion
Leap Into Spring: Blossoms/Trees 
Finding “Me Time”

Stop back tomorrow for a tell all on my “fake polaroids”.
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(Credits: Lace Set from Friendly Scrap, Text is A Fat Child Font, See above for paper)
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And if you missed my Finding “Me Time” post over at Live and Love out Loud last week, you should stop by and give it a read. It’s a topic I feel very passionate about and was the motivation behind the photo from last week. (You can find more photos from this shoot here.)

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Moms of all ages can often get lost in the life of doing for others and forget to take care of themselves, myself included. You can find more of my thoughts as well as ideas to help refill your cups here. I’d love to get your feedback.

Thanks so much for stopping by Project Alicia. Know that even when life gets hairy here and I don’t find time to comment on your posts, I always enjoy looking through your photos!
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Oh, and just a quick reminder that you have until this Thursday to share your Rain/Water pics! Then Friday begins the Grass/Green theme and the last week of the Leap into Spring! Photo Challenge before the finale! Which, by the way, you won't want to miss. A special thanks to our sponsors: Small Bird Studio, Barefoot Five, Dagmar Bleasdale, Mama Dweeb, Photography by Kent Weakley, Veronica the Blog and Handmade con Amour. Their advertising dollars will be spent on some fabulous prizes along with our other awesome sponsor contributions. You won't want to miss out! For more details and a peek at our big sponsors, click on the button above. There's gonna be prizes galore, so make sure to mark your calendars!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to link your photos below! And you can connect with other WW participants HERE.

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55 comments:

  1. Those are fabulous pictures Alicia!!!

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  2. Ah happy days....love how as you are embracing spring and warmth and all things outdoors we are tightening our grip on any warmth and any opportunity to be outdoors in our Autumn :-)

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  3. As always your pics are great! Love the photo collage and the Polaroid tips. Thanks!

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  4. Excellent Post, Alicia! Love your collage edits and insight.

    Hope everyone starts to feel better soon. Happy Hump Day.

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  5. Awesome post! Great collages as well..you always have beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up :)

    Brandi

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  6. Brilliant I enjoyed looking through them :-)

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  7. As always, great photos! have a great week! Teresa from NanaHood.com

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  8. Beautiful! You are amazing. Our life is basically baseball fields, so I get it! :)

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  9. I can never get my park photos to look good. Yours are awesome!

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  10. Oh what a beautiful day indeed, and a beautiful post... and beautiful photos too!!! I love making "fake polaroids" :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    ~Tabitha

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  11. I really like the shot of the hand on the rings. The angle is great.

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  12. Can't wait to try out these resources. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love the collage! Thanks so much for the tips.
    I hope your kids will feel better soon and you´ll get some time to rest!

    Hug´s,
    Verena

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  14. That looks like a wonderful day! You are so right, it's the little things that add up to a life. :)

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  15. Looks like it was an awesome day! Beautiful pictures!

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  16. beautiful pictures- and put together in such a fun scrap-book-y type way :)

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  17. i never can find the right things to say, but i always look forward to your posts and your absolutely wonderful shots!!

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  18. Lovely shots and lovely words. It really is the day-to-day moments that make up our lifetime and memories.

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  19. I love the crafty look to your blog! And the pictures...amazing. Fav this week is the little hands on the monkey bars.

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  20. Such wonderful shots from the park. Beautiful! I love all the ways you edit your shots~so creative.

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  21. Great shots, like always.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/05/wordless-wednesday-why.html

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  22. I love the one of just the swing! :)

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  23. Wow, what great shots Alicia!

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  24. you know I love all of your photos... and the polaroids are just classic

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  25. beautiful photos. (love that you tell how you do it too! Thanks)
    You are SO right. We need to savor every moment, esp the small ones :)

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  26. Something happened to my Linky... It won't let me put my URL... :-(

    http://www.lfwaterloo.com/2012/05/ww239-sea-lions.html

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  27. I really love that photo of you. Excited to learn about polaroid faking :) See you tomorrow x

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  28. Awesome…Those are beautiful. Really love the vintage tone in those photos and the collage you make. Great work.
    Happy WW.

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  29. i love what you do with the photos! Just amazing and so creative!

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  30. great photos! i really like the photo collage.

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  31. There's so much complexity in the little things - you've captured them beautifully, of course! ;)

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  32. Well, you certainly make the every day look beautiful!

    Love all of your tips! Thanks so much for sharing Alicia ;) Have a great day!

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  33. Live, Laugh, Love is one of my most favorite quotes of all time. Beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up for WW :D

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  34. Your perspective is beautiful. Really, absolutely stunning.

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  35. Such fun times- like you said, it's those daily moments that will mean so much years from now.

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  36. I am just LOVING all of your photos today!! I can't wait to read about the Me Time. It's much needed and neglected for me as well.

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  37. You are amazingly creative and talented and do outstanding work!

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  38. I love the polaroids! I'll definitely be back for the tell all :)

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  39. Absolutely beautiful! Love the retro Polaroid look! Happy WW!

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  40. Your pages and photos are so beautiful! I'll be reading about those Polaroids for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Gorgeous photographs! I love Spring and that quote is one of my all time favourites. ;)

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  42. Love your photographs and what you do with them. It's just so nice to look at and enjoy. I wish I had your talent!!! :)

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  43. I always look forward to your WW and leave with a fresh perspective on photography and life. Thanks for he great tips too!

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  44. WOW!! Beautiful images. Gorgeous "At the park" shots and a lovely photo of you. Happy WW and thanks for hosting :)

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