Tuesday, March 22, 2011

If you're new here, make sure you read the rules for Toot Your Horn Tuesday on the left side of my page. I decided a couple years ago, that I didn't get enough respect as a stay at home mom. There's no boss patting me on the back when I finish 5 loads of laundry or scrubbing a toilet! How about you?! Is there something you would like credit for?
...in the meantime, I started a job, so now I do the laundry, scrub the toilets and go to work! Which has left me with little time to write a blog. But then again....I probably have the time somewhere and I'm going to make a bigger effort to keep this thing going!!
So, what to blog about?......
Actually have a few cool things to toot about!

1. I splurged and bought a new DSLR camera!!! I'm officially taking up photography as a hobby!!
I've had many compliments, so lets see where this thing goes! Here's my first photo shoot. Of course, it's my daughter! She had her hair done for the first time ever (beside mommy.) A cute little children's salon called Pigtails and Crewcuts. She loved it and we will most definitely be going back. Maybe there's one in your town!

This is my daughter getting tired of the "photo shoot."

2. The second Toot of the day is that as of last week, we are REMODELING our kitchen! Well, actually, we are paying someone else to remodel our kitchen. No walls coming down, but we'll be putting in all new cabinets, counter tops and flooring. I will be doing the painting myself and of course I will post pictures along the way. Week one consisted of gutting it and reworking the plumbing and electrical. This week was suppose to be the big install, but guess what....the cabinets delivery has been delayed until next week! We are now in stall mode. May do some of the painting while we wait.

That's all for me today! Now it's your turn. When posting to Mr. Linky, please keep your title short! When in doubt....read the rules on the left side bar!!
Merry Tuesday Everyone!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. I Actually Polished Silver!
2. Crafty Scientist's Argyle Wreath
3. DownEast Inspired T
4. Duct Tape Wallet
5. layered frock
6. before & after renovation
7. Sweet Stuffed Acorn Squash
8. Rubber Stamp Storage Ideas
9. Easter Paper Mache Eggs and Tree
10. Stained Paper Flooring
11. Photo Shelf
12. My Deer pillow Project
13. Pink and Orange Headband
14. more dressess
15. April Fool's Dessert
16. bathroom organizing #2
17. Shabby Birdhouses
18. Deep Dish Antipasto Pizza
19. Chocolate Bowls
20. Easy Lunchbox Recipe
21. Thrift Store Lamp Redo
22. Freezer Jam Tutorial
23. Stars In My Eyes, Bluberry Pie
24. Rocking Chair Re-Do
25. Corn and Blk Bean salad
26. Chalkboard Wall
27. Spring Has Sprung Canvas Board
28. Vintage Themed Food Labels
29. Spring Wristlet
30. Stacey
31. Easy Chicken Casserole
32. Moss topiary pots from Modern Country Lady
33. Honoring the muse
34. Magazine Paper Bracelet
35. Easter Decor Part One
36. Birthday Tags FREE Printable
38. Lasagna for Dessert April Fool's
39. Lil' Pirate Hat & Patch
40. Easy Chocolate Pretzel Bark
41. Parisian Party 2
42. Kitchen Remodel
43. Spring Garden
44. Lia Starr's DIY Baby Wrap
45. Fabric Garland Tutorial
46. DIY Abstract Art
47. Jaya G
48. Thrifted Lovelies
49. Spring Printable
50. Natalie
51. Super Hero Cape!
52. Buffie
53. Not Your Ordinary Agent
54. Spring Garden Update
55. How to Celebrate Deaf History Month w/Girl Scout Cookies
56. Unforgettable Falafel
57. Egg shell flowers
58. Lauren
59. "Vintage" Easter Prints & Give Away
60. outjunking
61. Healthy Easter Treat
62. Ruffle dress
63. Feathery Easter Wreath!
64. DaughterByDesign
65. Faces Book
66. dinkybird boutique
67. Rice Krispie Chicks
68. Creative Mind Tutorials
69. Clogging performance
70. DIY: Easy Cornice
71. Bunny Bites Recipe
72. Carpet Tile Runner Tutorial
73. Hannah Montana Cupcakes
74. gallery wall!!
75. Tortellini Soup
76. Finally..DIY COASTERS
77. Ina Garten's Back To Basics
78. I {heart} you because.......
79. Stroll in Garden
80. Thankful!
81. Who's Watching the Baby?
82. janet Metzger

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The White Farmhouse said...

Congrats on the new job and the soon to be new kitchen. I can't wait to see all your pics. What kind of camera did you get? I got the Canon T2i and absolutely love it! Here is a really good sight that helped me alot! http://www.digital-photography-school.com/digital-photography-tips-for-beginners

Create With Joy said...

Thanks for hosting, Leah. Have a fabulous week!

Al McLeary said...

I love the photo where she is tired of the photo shoot - too cute

BigBearswife said...

hee hee I love the last photo. Lol my niece gives me the same face when we do photoshoots lol

Luxy Living said...

Thanks so much for hosting!

Stacey said...

Thanks for hosting this party! I hope to participate in more!

A Lady's Life said...

Beautiful daughter and hair do.
Comon Ma.
One shot is good enough. How can you go wrong with that face?

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Good for you and your awesome new camera! Have fun remodeling your kitchen, Leah, how rewarding.

KaseyQ said...

Thanks for letting us toot our horns! I love my DSLR- it's so nice to have a camera that takes photos that actually look like what you're seeing! Have fun with yours! :-)

Pink Owl Design said...

I just found your blog and Im so LOVING all of it!
Thank you for Sharing!
Stop on by and take a peek....

Close to home said...

thanks for the linky, newest follower, come visit when you get a chance.

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

Made a quick and easy dessert with some ingredients I already had on hand. No trip to the store! Go me!

Tiff said...

Love my new kitchen! Also check out my tutorial on making your own soy candles! So much fun!

Luxy Living said...

Thanks so much for hosting!

Valerie said...

Thanks for hosting! :)

Buffie said...

Thanks for letting me toot toot.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Your photo shoot cracks me up because I can picture the same look on my daughters' faces. Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower too!

Becky at Fakin It said...

Thanks for the link up!

Hannah McConnell said...

I would love to find a camera like that. My mother and myself have been coveting one for sometime.
Cute photos and cuter than ever daughter!

Stephanie said...

so fun!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Your daughter is such a cutie!

Rach H said...

congrats on your new camera.
thanks for letting me toot my horn!

Sadie said...

I just got my first DSLR camera, too. Unfortunately I have no clue how to use it in manual mode yet, but I still love it. :)

Thanks for hosting this linky, it's very nice of you.

Sadie from randomosityblog.com

He & Me + 3 said...

It has been a long time. Miss ya. Yeah for a new camera. I just got a new one too. Glynis is getting so big and she is adorable.
Can't wait to see the kitchen remodel.

janet said...

Thanks so much for hosting this party!

Janet xox

Off to blog hop!