Project Alicia : WW: Life is Beautiful

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WW: Life is Beautiful

The inspiration for this post came from a quickie collage I put together on the phone for instagram over the weekend. It reminded me how much I love my camera and how much it has taught me about beauty.
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How often do we rush blindly through life? Too tired to breathe it in or look around?
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Life is strung together with beautiful moments. The seemingly simple and overlooked ones that may go unnoticed if we’re too busy to notice. Intertwined between the hurdles and heartaches, these simple, beautiful moments are the ones that make all the rest worth it. I believe this with all of my being.
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Seeing how big the kiddos looked next to daddy this year nearly broke my heart... they are growing up. And fast.

Embrace these fleeting moments with your kids. Take time to listen when they have something to say, laugh with them, and love them with all of your heart.

And remember that life. is. beautiful.

Project Alicia in Review:
I know summer is a busy time for everyone, so I thought I'd give you a rundown of what's been happening here in case you missed anything.

6/14 Make Beautiful CDs and Packaging, via CD Templates from Kristy of Life-n-Reflection. Apply Coupon Code: CDDVDB1G1 thru June 30th to Buy 1 Get 1 Free.

6/15 Summer Daze Photo Party Launch: Week 1 (open thru Thurs, June 21st) with FREE 4x4 Grid Template and FREE Bucket List JPG or PSD file. Join us Fridays thru July 20th with any summer photo.

6/18 Please Welcome JW Baugh Photography as a June Sponsor at Project Alicia. The Amy Hughes and Jenny Baugh team is now offering fine art prints to you. Take a peek at their gallery. Gorgeous work.

And check out my new Project Tab at the top. I've been trying to put my projects together in a more user friendly manner. Now I just need to do a portfolio and about me page. Ha.

That's all for now. I'm en route to Grammy's with the kiddos. I'll be car bound most of today, but I'll do my best to make my way to your photos as I can.

Thanks so much for your continued support here. Always look forward to seeing what ya'll have been up to.
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This is Wordless Wednesday, but as you can see Wordful and Not So Wordless Posts are always welcome here. Just grab a photo and link up below! And if you'd like to connect with other WW participants, click HERE or one of the thumbnails below.

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55 comments:

  1. oh Alicia- those are beautiful pictures and beautiful words too :) Well said!

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  2. Very well said. You are such a beautiful person. I look forward to your WW each week! My daughter is three and I am trying to hold on to each and every thread possible.

    xoxo, bree
    (and I expect to see pics from Granny's on instagram, lol!!! breeellen13)

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  3. Well said Alicia! We take life pretty slowly anyway, but I've really been breathing in deep during this trip to England/Home. I needed it and I'm going to appreciate every moment.

    Love these photos :)

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  4. Sweet post Alicia! Love the quote about Daddy; so sweet! I'll be back tomorrow to link up!

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  5. Beautiful photos as always. Love that last shot.

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  6. Beautiful post Alicia! And so poignant and true. Love your gorgeous pics and that I always find inspiration here. Thank you!!!

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  7. Inspiring tonight! It is truly worth it to slow down and enjoy the small moments happening all around us. We rush by them so often...

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  8. Beautiful thoughts and oh so true :)
    Fantastic captures Lish.

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  9. Such a sweet photo of your husband and kids! I love it!

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  10. beautiful pictures as always Alicia..it's true take time to slow down...

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  11. love the pictures.. and the one with the kids and dad... awesome!

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  12. LOVE that picture of your kids and their dad! That's one of my favorite quotes too!!

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  13. Lovely photos. You really have a talent for grouping photos in a beautiful set.

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  14. With our crazy, run run world, it's hard to slow down and enjoy the small things, the things that are easy to pass by! Thanks for the reminder. Safe travels!

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  15. Oh that picture of the kids and their dad is soooo beautiful! LOVE IT!

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  16. these really are beautiful! It has been fun following you on Instagram lately

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  17. Awww! I love this - and love the shots. Life truly is beautiful, isn't it?


    A Sculptor in the Making

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  18. I love the photo with the dad quote. Beautiful!

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  19. Absolutely stunning shots. I love the typewriter diptych. I miss my film camera so much. My dSLR just can't compare to that raw feel of film, not to mention all those hours in the dark room. Keep the gorgeous work coming lady. Can't wait to follow more of your artistic journey.

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  20. L graduated kindergarten and I can't believe it - I'm very aware that he is growing up WAY to fast! :)

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  21. Beautiful images and an even more beautiful sentiment.

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  22. Lovely pictures. I like the tribute to Dads the best.

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  23. great bw shots! thanks for hosting :)

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  24. This post is beautiful Alicia!

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  25. I absolutely agree with you. Life should be taken slowly. And photography sometime makes you appreciate life better!

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  26. Aww, what a sweet photo of Daddy with his girl and his boy! I know how you feel, time is just flying and the kids are growing up too fast!
    Happy WW!

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  27. Apart from all your lovely photos, I really do love your second 4 photo/collage set. Thanks for the time you put into this link up.

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  28. I posted a couple of pictures of me with my daddy for Father's Day and the day after. We all grow up quickly. In the blink of an eye, I'm the age my daddy was in those photos. Love the picture of your husband and children.

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  29. Love the collage!! What a gorgeous photo story :)

    ~Tabitha

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  30. I absolutely ADORE the last picture with the dad, as well as your quote. So true!

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  31. I just love your wordless Wednesday posts :)

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  32. Your collages are just beautiful...the scene with their dadday...sigh!
    Laurie

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  33. What a great summer you are giving your kids! So much fun!

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  34. So moving, to stop and experience life!

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  35. You speak the truth, these are gorgeous. Thanks for the quick run down of stuff to do. Most useful!

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  36. Really wonderful photos!

    Have a great WW!
    POSH

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  37. Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. This is beautiful. I agree wholeheartedly that we all need to slow down and enjoy the little things more. :)

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  39. A beautiful reminder to treasure every moment! Wonderful images as always!

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  40. Your photos are always so inspirational!!!

    Happy WW :)
    Paula

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  41. Such beautiful pictures! And you are so right. It's incredibly fleeting, this thing called childhood.

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  42. thanks for the list, I will check them out.

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  43. Beautiful pictures, I especially love the last photo.. thank you for hosting this link up, I'm joining for the first time.

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  44. Loving your black and whites! Lovely.

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  45. Alicia, your words are always so elegant! The B&W editing is charming.

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  46. Gosh Im always a little late to the party... LOOK at how many join in! WOW - great link up. I'm linking up my two instagram photo's taken on a long evening walk. Enjoy the summer solstice evening everyone! :-)

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  47. Beautiful post! Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things!

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  48. Beautiful black and white images. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and look.

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  49. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the link-up!

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  50. La vita e bella, as they say. I am continually amazing by your artistic photography. Your kids may be growing but you will always have so many beautiful captures of their youth.

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