Monday, 24 February 2014

LIFE: #PhotoAnHour

I've been meaning to a photo an hour post for quite a while, but working from home, in my pj's by the TV isn't the most ideal for finding pretty things to see and do that are worthy of being noted. So I tagged along for the first time with Jane's #PhotoAnHour challenge (which you can follow along or join in month under it's hashtag and see who else joined in). Being a Saturday we were busy and out driving around estate sales, so at least I get to share some of the places and things we find, plus some extras.
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9AM - Using the first of our buy one get one coupons from Biggby Coffee, the day began with a Mocha Cameral Latte, rather tasty. Joe had a Neapolitan Latte which apparently wasn't all that good, sad times. Estate sales tend to either start at 9 or 10am, so we headed to our first and got warmed up on this icy Saturday morning. 
10AM - Catching a quick photograph of Detroit along I-75 has we drove from one sale to another. At this point my phone was being pissy because i'd been in a couple of basements and it likes to have a hissy fit and need restarting, wah. 

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11AM - Driving back along Lake St Clair between sales in Grosse Point and St Clair the lakes even more icy than it was the last time, chilly times indeed. I have a lot more photographs of the lake so there'll probably be another post on it soon, just because.
12PM - Picnic in the car (first week in a long time that it's actually been warm enough to do that) up in Clinton Township of a tuna sarnie with dortios, every sandwich always tastes extra yummy when you stick crisps inside right?!


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1PM - Leaving the 7th estate sale of the day up still in Clinton Township, yeap 7. We actually visited 8 this weekend, which although seems a lot, in the summer months it can be double that. Integrity are one of our favourite companies that run such sales, mainly because of their last day $5 bag deals which means I get to stock up on craft stuff, cookbooks and vinyl's. At this sale we bagged three bags of cookbooks. Score.
2PM - Pit stop at Target for windscreen washer fluid for the car, drooling over notebooks that I don't need but find pretty. I was also drooling over an aqua colour Kitchen Aid mixture.

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3PM - By now we were home, I'd tried to have a nap but that wasn't working out so a well deserved cup of Earl Grey and a couple of limited edition marshmallow Oreo's - okay but not as tasty as the cookie dough ones.
4PM - Hour spent sorting out our purchases for the day, including this pretty square vintage hand embroidered tablecloth with teacups and teapots in each corner. Can't wait to have a proper dinning space to have it on the table (currently it's home to the toaster, microwave, paper, oil lamp, random rubbish that I haven't got around to putting away/finding a home.
5PM - Sitting down to have a read through another find of the day, a copy of the Senior Prom magazine from 1950, it has some great articles on "the meaning of sex" and blind dates, there's probably a post coming about it in due course once I can get it flattened out enough.

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6PM - Teatime of the leftovers from Friday night's shrimp Gang Pa curry from our favorite Thai Curry place. Twas yummy, but not one of my favorites from them (I'm actually working through their menu every other week).
7PM - Playing with the Grimlock Transformers toy Joe brought me earlier in the day, his mouth and eyes light up, yeah you can get corrupted into wanting Transformers yourself when you live with a collector.

So that was pretty much my Saturday, the rest of the night was spent catching up on blogs, writing some out, messing with photographs while watching TV. I thoroughly enjoyed joining in and I'll certainly be making a point to remember future #PhotoAnHour days in the future, so watch this space.

How did you spend your Saturday?

17 comments:

  1. I love this photo an hour idea! I'm definitely going to take this on at some point! And I know how it feels to drool over notebooks you don't need, I have a whole draw full of empty notebooks I couldn't resist.
    Really loving your blog! :) lots of love from a new follower x x x

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  2. These challenges make my days look boring!! I love the tablecloth, it's nice to have something so unique :) x

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    1. If only they (tablecloths, craft things, cooks) could talk!

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  3. Might have to try this myself.....But I would want to pick a place...

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  4. Hello marshmallow oreos and vintage magazine!!!……..

    Gemma x
    Faded Windmills

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  5. I always try to do this but then realise most days I don't leave the house except to go to the gym! Must do it on a weekend when things are sometimes more exciting.

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    1. That sounds like my everyday life - working in front of the computer in my PJS. At least on the weekends I can give the impression there is more to my life lol

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  6. Looks like an awesome day. I love that you have snow - we barely had any this winter.
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Yeah just a bit ... 71" of snow is a little much for me though!

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  7. Thanks for joining in! They are some great photos - it's nice just to document the day sometimes, isn't it? Even if it just feels like an ordinary kind of Saturday!

    I'm just writing my post up now, and I'll confirm what day in March I'll be doing next month's Photo an Hour. I hope you can join in again!

    Jane x

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    1. I'll look forward to joining in again in March for sure!

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  8. Enjoyed your post.Its like one long road trip.:) Took part as well over on sunshineandcelandines.wordpress.com

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  9. I really enjoyed this, what a lovely idea! I'm definitely gonna do this!
    Ffion
    Teainoctober.blogspot.com

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  10. I love to do the photo an hour, but it's actually so much more work that I imagined. I really like this idea of the hashtag, I might just have to join in on it. I'll start in March ;) - Maybe I can do one on Saturday... hmmm ideas already. haha.
    I have been meaning to do more of them but sometimes I get half way through the day and then realised that life is just too boring on that day. Like you say sitting in your pj's isn't thrilling picture material. Neither would be me, sitting at my laptop, staring at data and silently wishing the world would eat me alive.

    (p.s I'm so behind, again, on my bloglovin!)

    ~ K

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    1. It is, it's a hard enough task trying to remember to do it every hour, and then I tried to have a nap, which through me off by half an hour and it kinda went a little to pot after that! I'm glad it's at a weekend, seriously I barely move from the computer during the week and then it would revolve around pj pictures or ones featuring the cats.

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  11. I completely agree - every sandwich tastes better with added crisps! Loving the senior prom magazine as well, looking forward to your post about it! :-) x

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