Daily Archives: April 9, 2015

Capturing the Mess


Life is sometimes too busy to do everything we want and sometimes everything we need.  It has been my desire to learn to use my camera for a while but with a to-do list a mile long, it was at the bottom.  Earlier this week I captured a lovely image of the tree in our yard and it made me aware of my wish to capture things.  Instead of pushing aside the desire, I wrote in time on my weekly calendar to take 40 minutes to capture, edit (if needed), and blog.  So here goes…


In a small home with seven people it is easy to find “dirty”.  Toys are scattered daily as are clothes, blankets, towels, shoes, ect.  When you have this many kids messy is just everyday!

Today I captured two images.  One that required no filter or changes.  I love this picture!!  It really shows the joys of spending time with my kids. Some days it is painting or play dough and other days it is grass stains and mud.  This pair of jeans hangs in my laundry room as a reminder of those fun days as I load my washer with the never-ending laundry pile.


The second image I captured is one I see often.  The leftovers of breakfast may not be delightful to eat but they sure are colorful to catch in picture.  They capture the heart of daily life for me.  The colors are vibrant like each of my kids and the full sink the reminder of my full life.



This image was edited and I also added a vintage filter. I like the hazy look and feel.  I think some mornings I feel that same haze!

Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.