Monday, March 19, 2012

Mendi's March Photos -- Days 1-15

This is our first time joining in on the Photo A Day challenge created by Fat Mum Slim, so please be gentle on us if we dropped the ball at all. Do I sound guilty, or what?!?! Haha. It was definitely fun to stop in the hustle and bustle of (almost) each day to catch a photo pertaining to the day's topic. I'm not sure how much creativity I used, but I think I'll get better at this with practice! You have to walk before you can run, right?? Nonetheless, I hope you guys enjoy taking a glance...

Day 1 -- UP
A view of my UPstairs hallway. Gallery wall, painted stripes & book page wreath all done by moi.

Day 2 -- FRUIT
Do my orange flavored gummy vitamins count?? Winston is trying to creep up in the picture. For a little fake bird, he's such a camera hog.

From my garage. I'll be so glad when the trees start to bloom again. Naked trees are so not pretty.

Day 4 -- BEDSIDE
All of my bedtime essentials. And yes, nail polish is a bedtime essential.

Day 5 -- A SMILE
One of my favorite quotes. So true. Make-up is just the icing on the cake.

Day 6 -- 5PM
5PM FAIL. Sorry, I didn't even think about my photo of the day until I was pulling in my driveway at 6:14. Ironically enough though, the song playing on the radio is one of my current faves.

My MK shades...a sunny day staple.

Day 8 -- WINDOW
The view from our table at our "blate"...aka: blogger date. Oh, we forgot to tell you guys about that! We met with four awesome Richmond area bloggers (Chic Stripes, Chronicles of a Dime, Downtown Southern and Simply Sarah) for happy hour and lots of girl talk. We can't wait to do it again!!

Day 9 -- RED
An obvious choice. I wear red daily. :)

Day 10 -- LOUD
FAIL. What can I say, I like my peace and quiet.

Two of my loves:  the hubz and baby girl. We spent a beautiful day in eastern North Carolina retriever training with Zoey. I love capturing the simple moments.

Day 12 -- FORK
FAIL. Hello?? What was I thinking? Certainly I held a fork at some point that day, but apparently my brain was on vacation.

Day 13 -- A SIGN
My first morning Starbucks drive thru run since before Christmas. I gave up my $5 a day non-fat white mocha with whip addiction. Now I'm sticking to iced black tea sweetened with two splendas. Baby steps.

Day 14 -- CLOUDS
Do you guys ever see the tail of a flying jet & wonder where it's headed?? I always wonder if it's somewhere I'd want to go or if the people on board are happy to be bound for their destination.

Day 15 -- CAR
Meet Creamy, that's right, she has a name & she's one of my other loves. With my commute to and from work being 45 minutes each way, Creamy & I spend a lot of time together. 

I hope you guys enjoyed going along with me on my daily journey for days 1-15. At the end of the month, Jayme will be sharing her snapshots with you of days 16-31. Be sure to let us know if you are participating in the March Photo A Day challenge, because we'll certainly want to take a look at your pics.



  1. your neighborhood is BEAUTIFUL! and your puppy is even more precious.
    i don't think you dropped the ball a bit!
    unless they sell fried chicken at starbucks and you didn't take a picture.
    xx jes

  2. I joined the photo challenge also! I'll have to post my pictures of the first 15 days... it's so much harder than I thought!


  3. love your gallery wall and bedside paris dish! where did you get it?


  4. your neighborhood seems so pretty! I can only imagine how gorgeous it'll be when everything's green! (and in your bedside pic- is that a land line I see??) :)

  5. OMG that song by FUN is by far the BEST, they where just at a local bowling ally near my home ;-)

  6. There are so many beautiful photos here! Day 1 and Day 11 are my favourites!

  7. You did such a good job :)
    I love looking at this pictures!
    I haven't been the best at keeping up with the challenge this month though...oops!

    Love the Starbucks one - that's a good picture, girl!

  8. this is so cool! i loved looking at all these photos! :D

    p.s. i love the look of gallery walls!

    <3, Mimi
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  9. I love your photo wall... I just finished mine--I going to post it soon! Thank you for following me so I can now follow you back!


  10. oh my gosh....this is an awesome challenge!! great start!


  11. Great photos! I love this idea for a challenge!

  12. I love how nail polish is a bedside table essential!! And it's Essie which makes me love it even more! And the fact that you take gummy vitamins cracks me up! Are they good? I've secretly been wanting to try them.

  13. Great photos!! You did great <3

  14. Heh my car has a name too! Silmeria! We sometimes call her Sharky though, because of the fin on top. xD Love the pics! Your gallery wall is lovely!

  15. I named my car Snow White. ;) Love your red hair Mendi and this was such a fun post!

  16. beautiful pictures! I'm more than happy to follow back! Thank you!

    xx Ingrid

  17. Love these photo challenges, its alway interesting to see a snippet into the life of our favourite blog friends! Your neighborhood and city is beautiful. Great photos!

  18. ncie idea!!!!
    May I copy it???

  19. Love all of the pictures! I almost did this for March as well, but passed it up. Maybe April will be the month?! xoxo, morgan

  20. Aw man these are super fun! #2 made me laugh and no I don't think that counts, LOL! #3 - Lovely Neighborhood! #11 - Love it!!!!!! xoxo A-

  21. I love the stripes in your hallway! And oh my gosh, I gave-up my iced venti nonfat vanilla lattes, and traded them in for iced venti 2-splenda black teas, too! I'm trying to cut down on those, but they're so good and cheap by Starbucks standards!

  22. Wow! and you can design/decorate too :) The gallery is nice and the your property (and I totally understand the absence of the leaves part!) is lovely. Lol.. had to laugh, first glance I thought the bottle {bedside} was wine!! I was thinking .. well at least it's not vodka - oh dear, I need a starbucks!

  23. I love your pictures. So much personality.

  24. Lovely photos! #11 and #13 are my faves. I started the March Photo a Day challenge but didn't make it past day 1. Oops.

  25. Awww what a fun idea! These pics are great... looking forward to seeing the rest!

  26. You did so good! I failed after the first week. I forgot a couple of days and just gave up. I love love love #11 and your gallery wall is gorgeous. Badger sleep balm is the best for night time, too. :)

  27. Awesome photos, great blog sweetie♥!
    Have a great day, Iris

  28. I think you did a fantastic job! I will be participating in April's challenge. It seems to be catching on everywhere!

  29. Love the pictures! I'm new on the net..take a look if you want! =)

    Xxx Elisa

  30. this photo challenge sounds really fun! LOL.
    i might give it a try. :D

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  31. Love your pictures! Especially the one for red and how you wear red daily! :) My hubby is a red head. I'm doing the photo challenge although as is, I'm behind a day or two! You can check it out though @mrsjesstingle :)

  32. A couple of my friends have been involving with the photo challenge. i love looking at their daily pics. Yours looks great too!

  33. These are nice pictures! I love We are Young too :)

  34. Check out my photos here!

    KB @

  35. I cannot believe you commute 45 minutes. That is so incredibly long it blows my mind.

  36. i was so good about this at the beginning. now, an epic fail.
    oh well. there's always next month....and the month after that. ha
    xo TJ

  37. I drive a Ford Edge too! Only mine is blazing copper. I love it! And I love it even more now that it's paid off. :) We must live parallel lives because I spend a ton of time in my car too. I put almost 20,000 miles on it last year.

  38. Loving this concept of photo diary!! is just genius and your photos are wonderful.

    <3 Marina

  39. I've been so MIA that I hadn't seen this yet. I love this idea & you did a great job. You live in a Disney movie neighbourhood lucky girl!! And you wear the red so well :)

  40. Just caught up...these pictures are so fun!! One of these days I'm gonna participate!

    The clouds picture was probably my favorite of the in line was the Starbucks one. :)


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