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Happy Monday!

I am back with more of our Project 52 Eye Candy! I can’t believe we are already three months in. The images in the group and flickr pool are wonderful as always, but I am truly loving getting to know you all!

If you are newer to the project or would like to jump in there is a wealth of great information on how this project works in our Facebook group especially under the “Files” area. You can find our group HERE.

Let’s get started!

By: Margarita Balderas-Smith

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{Perspective} I saw the beautiful reflection of my flower arrangement against this mirror and couldn’t help myself. Not only do I get to admire the beauty of the flowers but the reflection let’s me enjoy it twice over!

By: Michelle Westling

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8/52 {perspective}

It wasn’t long ago that my baby girl fit into the palm of my hands…..

By: Alistair Downes

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8/52 “Perspective” Lone climber (bottom left) sits on an Alpine ridge taking in the view across to the Mont Blanc Massif

By: Chelsey Hawes

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8/52 “Perspective”

As she so perfectly phrased it “I can see the whole view from here. I wonder if I can get to to ticky-top.”

By: Christine Hess Tomczak

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8/52 Perspective
Without these puppies I wouldn’t have any. I’m severely myopic (20/450) and without correction my world is certainly bokeh-licious. Even with contacts and glasses, I can’t be corrected to 20/20. Since I also suffer from Keratoconus, it’ll only get worse. My nearsightedness alters my perspective in photography as well. I tend to shoot tight, because that is the way I look at everything. Wide angle doesn’t make any sense to my brain because I need to be close to actually “see” anything.

By: Chelsea Harem

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Week 8/52:

Perhaps my favorite perspective of all… the ‘mom perspective.’ I will always cherish this photo of my two boys. I’m so blessed to be able to witness their developing brotherly bond.

By: Monica Gilliam-Hampton

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8/52 The kind of {perspective} that stops you in your tracks and forces you take a real look at your life. Yesterday, I was told I have a massive pulmonary saddle embolism. The doctor said “You are very lucky. We found it just in time”. Enter hope, thankfulness and excitement for new days.

By: Sian Shipley

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When my tiny people came along, my perspective on life changed; what was top priority is less important and what seemed insignificant before can be a big deal. Parenting my two under three’s is hard, especially as one has global developmental delays. I have learned that things become easier when I try to view the world from their perspective.

By: Sarah Morgan

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To see life through her perspective…

By: Lauren Benson

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8/52 – “Perspective”

Gray skies above me, an angel down below,
Her golden laughter falling, like freshly fallen snow.

By: Molly Lehmann

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8/52 {perspective}
Any of you feel like your life sometimes falls right in line with the weekly theme?! This has been one of those weeks…”perspective” has been dished out to me every time I turn around. It started with a thank-you note from a friend who lost a pregnancy at 17 weeks. They were thanking ME for being there, answering questions and attempting to guide them through the process. On the beautiful card were the sweetest little hand and foot prints from their baby that they don’t get to bring home. Today, a friend had a severe stroke. He is 36 years old. He is a husband and father to two young kids. If he survives, the doctors say he will likely be severely impaired, both cognitively and physically.

Today, I am post-call. I am tired because I didn’t sleep much last night as I helped another family welcome a little one. I am tired but I am healthy. I am tired but I get to play princesses with my 3-year-old who must sense that I need her today because she gave me so many of the best, tightest hugs. I am lucky. I have perspective…

By: Meghan Aragao

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8.52.2015.perspective. to most its paper and lace and glitter. to me its friendship and love. the bunting my bestie made for my baby’s room. its one of my fav things in her room….also….because Katie Velazquez and Anita Cline are throwing that freelensed thing around…so am I. I LOVE how this group has grown new friendships across the map and encourages us as photographers as well.

By: ChelsLyn Furlong

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8/52 {Perspective}
I realized today that I haven’t been seeing in color for the last few months. I’ll admit it – I’m burnt out. Exhausted. Maybe depressed. I’m not sure. But today, when I was doing a fun art project with my boys, I felt joyful. Truly joyful. Something about the colors brought excitement back into my soul. For at least a few minutes, I wasn’t seeing in black and white. And it felt wonderful.

By: Amber Hampton-Reprogle

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Perspective

By: Katie Velazquez

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{ 8 | 52 : p e r s p e c t i v e }

this week was rough. my baby destroyed my 50mm, the lens that I use 85% of the time. he broke the wii and we love mario kart. my iphone didn’t agree with the most recent update and it turned into a paperweight without warning.
i was feeling like my perspective was garbage.

at that moment i looked up and the light was shining through my heart emoticon bunting. it reminded me that no matter what goes wrong, my heart is full… so full it could burst. its stitched together by family and friends and i have a happy life.

so my persepctive : choose joy, feel love

By: Desra Ramey

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8/52 Perspective

By: So Nia

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{perspective} by Sonia Epple Fotografie

By: Johanna Oram

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“What if I fall?”

Oh, but my darling what if you fly?
Tags: Johanna Oram Photography

By: Melisa Anger

Caption:8/52 Perspective
All how we see things! This was inspired by an article I read recently. I had the pleasure of meeting the photojournalist who took the pictures for the article!

By: Hazel Hughes

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Trying to put the early mornings in Perspective – It’s hard to have this particular trait at such unsociable hours in the moring, but at least we have the saving grace of team umi zoomi on netflix so Mummy can hide under the duvet for another 10 minutes and pretend that it’s not really morning yet (it isn’t!). Oh and also I’ve never photographed their room from this perspective before. Top of the bunk, up in the clouds

By: Erin Nadeau

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In a rush; trying to make dinner, get the cat to eat food, get my daughter out the door on time. Multi-tasking; putting dishes away, mixing, stirring, putting groceries away. I slice the leeks for dinner, and stop.

The gradiation of yellow to green stopped me in my tracks; this was my perspective. Stop and look. You never know what details you might miss, otherwise.

By: Sonnie Mather

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8/52 Perspective
Some see a baby chicken on a unicorn.
I see Muffin living his ultimate dream.

By: Jennifer Franzin

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8/52 – {Perspective #1}

I have always been fascinated by the tiny creatures that abound on this magical place we call earth. heart emoticon

“An individual ant, even though it has a brain about a millionth of a size of a human being’s, can learn a maze; the kind we use is a simple rat maze in a laboratory. They can learn it about one-half as fast as a rat.”
~E. O. Wilson

By: Yvette Fevurly

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8/52 trying to change my perspective to a more ‘glass half full’ kind of girl.

By: Jenny Swan Smith

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8/52 “Perspective” This is a shot through our backyard play set. It’s this time of year that we all long for summer days, but there is beauty in the winter, if you’re just brave enough to go find it.

By: Elizabeth Willson

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Perspective (8/52) – 2
In an ideal world children would smootch their daddy before sending him off to work and then settle peacefully at the kitchen table to consume a healthy breakfast before willingly donning and gathering all required items for the day before leisurely strolling to the bus stop. Let’s face it, my world is less-than “ideal”. Instead, mussed-haired, half-dressed (or still pajamafied) little ones straggle sleepily into the kitchen while momma hastily throws lunches together and attempts to meet the 549,873 demands hurled her way. While simultaneously gulping choice caffeinated beverage, I make a meager attempt at placing before them some semblance of nourishment. And then it’s the challenge of actually getting. them. to. eat. prior to the rat race of ensuring cleanly teeth and faces while discerning where one may have left their shoes only to realize it’s not the “right” pair. Did I mention the baby is screaming because he was stuffed into an over-sized snowsuit that renders him immobile and I happen to still be in my bathrobe?!? We scramble out the door to the tune of the barking, woefully neglected dog just in time for the screetch of the bus brakes. We say a quick blessing, grab hugs before waving and blowing kisses as they turn the corner. Deep breath. Another day. Oh, how I desire so. much. more. My heart wants to embrace joy in these moments. They need me. I need them. I want to look in their sweet eyes and tell them that I love them. That I cherish them. That God has a plan for their day. That He is with them every step. No matter what. I want to sing praises (instead of bark orders) and provide margin to share their hopes and struggles. This image helps me to step back, to regain perspective. It may mean waking up just a tad earlier (GROAN), giving up a bit of evening “me” time to prepare a little more, but showing them hope and purpose for each new day is so worth the small sacrifices.

By: Karen Cornwell Hunt

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8/52: Perspective
Sometimes we need to change our own perspective on life to make things better.

By: Jackie Novak

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8/52: Perspective

Reflections

21mm, f5.6, SS 1/250, ISO 100

By: Sophie James

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week8_perspective
I wanted to do something artistic, with a building perhaps, lots of lovely perfect light maybe. Well that didn’t happen, my imagination has jumped out of the window lately. And then my little girl was standing in this beautiful light prancing around and I just knew if I got down low on the ground and let the light flood into my camera breaking every rule I’d be happy with the result and I was. So my new perspective is break the rules and get an image that’s technically nothing special but to me absolutely perfect, a memory captured in time heart emoticon — with Bluebells on the Green.

By: Juliana Atkinson Rothbaum

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P52 | Week 8 Perpective
Learning a new instrument and gaining a whole new perspective.

By: Jamie Riley

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8/52 {Perspective}

Shiny Dinosaur Family

By: Karen Montgomery‎

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8/52 Perspective
This is how she drinks from a cup…fully committed. From where I stand she is fearless, fierce and full of a positively contagious spirit.

By: Maria Cedeno Lapins

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{8.52.Perspective}
My husband’s family is Jewish. Mine is Catholic. In our daily lives, religion isn’t something that comes up often. We are spiritual but don’t practice any organized religion. In Nazi Germany, that would not have mattered.
This weekend, we took a trip to Washington, D.C. with some west coast family to visit the museums. During the day, we decided to tour the Holocaust Museum. This wasn’t my first time to D.C. nor was it my first time to The National Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was, however, the first time I’ve visited with my husband and with my son. The images, stories and experience is overwhelming, horrifying and terrifying. However, the stories of those who spoke up, stepped up and had the courage to do something to save humanity is what I try to hold on to. Looking at this moment in history from the {perspective} of my husband’s family brought another dimension to my personal experience in the museum.
For me, one of the most moving images is that of the room filled with shoes from victims of the Holocaust. Maria Lapins Photography

By: Christy Corby‎

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8/52 {Perspective}
This photo, although not really interesting or beautiful has a more profound impact on me than many other photos I’ve taken.
This was found on my bed tonight from my 7 year old, and in it I know I can read her perspective of me and my “promises”.
“Yes honey, I’ll try to fix it tonight” “it’s too late now, maybe tomorrow” “I’ll try to get to it this week” The excuses are long and time is short. As a busy mama I often forget about these things and don’t think they really matter in the long run. And then I see this…her thoughts and perspective jumps out and smacks me in the face. She knows what will come…but her new approach was a good one. I made time, sat down, and fulfilled my promise I made earlier today through her tears to fix her “Muncky” tonight!

By: Paula K Fahey

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8/52 Perspective

By: Kristin Seward

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What do you do when your babe is on a nap-strike? In this house, I decided to put her in a ridiculous hat and make it work in my favor. wink emoticon It’s all about {perspective}.

By: Rebekah Dorn Budziszewski

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8:52 | Perspective

Lately I’ve spent a lot of time trying to put my marriage into perspective. Things have not been good for a long time and there’s a lot of anger and blame happening. I haven’t worn these rings for a couple of months now, and it’s been very freeing. I thought about cleaning my rings before taking this picture, but then I thought that the tarnish represented what is happening.

By: Mandi Pool‎

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Week 8: {Perspective}: “It may mean everything or it may mean nothing. You’ll never know until you decide to look at it from a different perspective.”
Mandi Pool Photography

By: JoshandCaryn Prouty‎

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8/52 Perspective
First submission.
Our 8 month old golden retriever pup looks a little like a rat from this perspective. (Fisheye lens). -Caryn

By: Paula K Fahey

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8/52 Perspective

Sometimes our lives get turned upside down and we lose our perspective

By: Anna Cochran Goswick

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Perspective | Anna Goswick Photography

We were in Florida, soaking up some much needed sunshine. Very pregnant and very tired of walking, I hid away from our group and savored the moment.

By: Allie Ann

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“Perspective” PictureTHIS by Allie

There are so many different ways to capture beauty, even that of one simple flower.

By: Bettina Corter

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The mountains put everything in life in perspective…gennerations before us walked these paths in the Alps, in my home area. And Generations will follow…….i feel so blessed to be able to show all these to my children.

By: Kristal Clifton

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8/52 ~Perspective~

By: GreekWife

8-52 Perspective

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8-52 Perspective

The winter seems all encompassing right now, but ice is fragile and temporary!

By: Darren Alessi

8/52 - Perspective

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8/52 – Perspective

p52shapes

Happy Sunday, Friends!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
It’s time for a new theme!

In case you are just finding us now, we kicked off our Fourth year of our awesome Project 52. If you are unsure just what this is all about and are thinking of participating but need just a bit more info you can find that right HERE. Jump in at anytime!

This week our theme will be:

Our 9th week’s theme will be:

 

Shapes

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!:)You are free to interpret this anyway you like!

dod

Good Morning, Friends! We head into another wonderful feature for our Document our Days project. Despite me managing to mess up our folder last week haha, we are all hanging in there. I am loving all the images I am seeing both in our group and in our hash tag!
If you would like to jump in you are welcome to at anytime. You can find more info here. The more the merrier. And if you would like to follow my journey this year and get to know me on a more personal level you can find me on Instagram at instagram.com/my4hens. I am still going strong with the project thankfully.

Let’s get started!

From: Melissa van Ruiten

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40.365 // Oh good. More snow. I read that Boston had to send snow to “snow farms.” Really? #latergram #m4hp365 #m4hDoD #makeitstop
@bliss_bliss

From: Bec Walker

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50/365 Raindrops keep falling in my head Stay safe Queensland #cyclonemarcia #severeweather #rainydays #rain #staysafe #queensland #australia #thisisqueensland #m4hdod #m4hp365 #sunshinephotographym4hp365

From: Meagan Salb Samuel

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54/365 | #m4hp365 | 29M Designs, LLC
My sweet girl.

From:Tricia Klein

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55/365 You know it’s going to be a good day when your vest fills the room with sparkles. #m4hp365 #kleinz365

From: Louise Zabriskie

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2.25.2015 I drove to the airport and had some some unexpected free time afterward so I went to Saltair to shoot. #HammondtheBernese was my model. #m4hp365 #m4hdod

From: Brandie Pahl

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Church was so good this morning. I rode home in silence as so many things ran through my head. There was one thing that still is running over and over even now hours later and it is this. Maybe your struggle or hardship isn’t for you. Maybe the lesson that needs to be learned by your obstacle isn’t your’s. Did you know that God can use your situation to teach or help someone else? When we share our testimony of overcoming we can change someone’s life. Maybe the difficulty that you overcame was given to you to give someone else hope. To give someone else the courage to carry on. This was a revelation to me you guys. I stood there with tears in my eyes and an awakening stirring in my heart. We’ve gone through some truly hard, trying times and I’ve been on my knees asking God what I’d done wrong. What lesson was I not learning, what sin had I committed to deserve whatever I was going through. Even though I know better than that it feels like a weight being lifted to know that maybe I had it wrong. To know that by overcoming, which we always have, I can share my testimony and fulfill that hardships purpose. I know I’m rambling but it’s been on my heart all day to share. Never give up. I guess that’s really what I’m trying to say. 53/365 #myeveryday #m4hp365 #faith #sunflowers

From: Eliza Lau Johnston

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#m4hp365 51/365 #chinesenewyear2015 #yearofthesheep — at Chinatown, London.

From: Tracey Nixon Bos‎

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51/365
Visited one of my favorite places today.
#m4hp365

From: Bonnie Thompson

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42/365 – I love her smile! She’s so happy every day. grin emoticon 7 Months old today

From: Lizzi Lohr Steenbock

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50.365 • February is Spring in Arizona. • And since Spring is so short-lived here I’m mentally preparing myself for a long, hot summer. • Also, I love planes. #m4hp365 #m4hdod #365 #arizona

From: Kelly Waldrop Robertson‎

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50/365 Second grade box city ; ) This was fun!

From: Tara Schuettpelz Terracina

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40 | 365
Chalkboard fun!

From: Susan Brooksby

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Day49|365 Little boy BIG shadow

From: Erin Roh‎

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49|365 Ash Wednesday #m4hp365

From: Jennifer Blake

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47/365 last night both girls had a sleepover at nanny’s house and this morning daddy and mommy had a wonderfully quiet morning drinking coffee and watching tv. but as much as I love little breaks I miss my girls – and the early morning wake ups, noise, cartoons, juice box spills and everything else that comes with them.

From: Aubrie Nelson

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49|365 my Valentine’s gift just arrived from my hubby today & my heart could probably burst. Our wedding date & little loves birthdate. The two greatest days of my life. #m4hdod #m4hp365

From: Ailee Bennett Farey

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49/365. snow day part two.

From: Tricia Klein‎

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48/365 Just hangin’ out. #m4hp365 #kleinz365

From: Lynne Pariseau

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48/365. Gorgeous day at the beach today. My. Baker, 70 miles away, was so clear. #m4hp365

From: Danielle Stevens

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48/365

Our floor is made of lava apparantly.

From: Michaela Mazahreh‎

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D47 – bath with mom tonight!!

From: Karmen Coon Van Derven

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This morning’s salute to the sun. I big glitter puffy heart living in Florida.

From: Sue Harris

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45/365 walked in the bathroom to find my 3 year old washing my 4 year olds hair smile emoticon

From: Justine Bath

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45/365 Sunday Swims. #nofilter @jbath7

From: Diane Main

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45 / 365
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
Victor Hugo
#M4hP365 #main365 #2015 #dimainphotography

From: Megan Lasswell

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44/365 My funny valentine. I took my daughter out for a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner. As we left the restaurant she planted her feet by the doors and told everybody “happy almost Valentine’s Day”- and reminded them to love, love. (this is from yesterday but I fell asleep before I could post it)

From: Dru Walther Hancock

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55/365. A quiet moment of tending to her dolls quickly turned into a dog pile. Brothers. #m4hp365 #dhp2015project365 #dogpile #definecuddle #dollsandbrothers

From: Jessica Bechard Yates

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57.365
Family snuggles. #m4hp365 #jyp365yr2 #yateskidlets

From: Nathanael N Tiffany Herman

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56/365 rainy day in Shanghai

From: Jamie Riley

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56/365 Checking out her big brother’s books while he’s at school. This is as close to a nap as we get around here.

From: Kylee Froling

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55/365. Trader Joes is becoming my Tuesday on-the-way-home stop. I kinda like it . @meandtheds

From: Emily McCord Miller

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55|365 it’s that time of day, when I get sleepy and have rubbed off my napping on my middle child. LOL

And some hashtag pretties straight from Instagram:

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kyraleseberg

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lifebyaniya

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corrieowens

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sarisar7

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jennygildeaphotography

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trendymeg

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september.dawn

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suzyhanzlik

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nlmonaco

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laragowder

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traceybos

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amieakers77

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barbarajophotography

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jeskalgh

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mistiblue00

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wakabayu

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From:
elainejanetphotography

 

 

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cherimichael

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boulderjweb333

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tonyateran

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blw97

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mryckman

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From:

lovingthelittlethings

 

week7pastel

I’m excited to kick off another week for our “Pastel” Eye Candy. I am (as always) loving the beautiful images and great stories shared both in our group and our flickr Pool! I can’t wait to jump right in! All the images have truly been amazing this week!

If you are newer to the project or would like to jump in there is a wealth of great information on how this project works in our Facebook group especially under the “Files” area. You can find our group HERE.

Let’s get started!

By: Lisa King

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7/52 – Tanner in vintage {pastel}

While there was a blizzard raging outside we played dress-up inside. Tanner sat very prettily for me (ok the beef treats might have helped!) while I snapped a few photos of her wearing a scarf my mother knit for me.

By: Brooke Johnson Taylor

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7|52 Pastel

By: Tanya Brunnelson

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7/52 – pastel

Using one of my happy stacks and vintage table cloths to get the pastel feel of spring in here! I could have used this as my “happy” picure last week too as all things vintage makes me happy.

By: Amanda Moorehead Trent

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7_52 {Pastel} This tissue paper butterfly was made by our next to the youngest son when he was in preschool. My kitchen window if filled with memories from my littles…The butterflies pastel colors are beautiful against the windows light

By: Jen Smith

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{pastel}

By: Janice Osborne

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{pastel}

By: Laurel Reusser Dismukes

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Hurry Up Spring!
Tags: Laurel’s Quill

By: Abby Cunningham Steurer

 

By: Rhea Engdahl

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7/52 pastel

By: Samantha Rose Metheny

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7|52 Pastel

I used this week’s theme as an excuse to shop for some jewelry that I had been eyeing. I can’t get enough of this dainty, pastel necklace set!

By: Rachel Manning

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Project 52: 7/52 – Pastel

When I was younger, I never dreamed I would have such a beautiful daughter. She reminds me so much of myself. She can be intense/serious but when she smiles, it’s worth it. Her eyes can look straight into your soul. I love that about her, and I love that she’s all mine.

By: Stephanie Butler

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Week 7|52 My girls love nothing more than to dream and create. It makes my heart smile to see them open their {pastel} palette and start to bring to life what is in their imagination. ( photographed with a lens baby composer pro)

By: Kirsten Hanley

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7/52 Pastel
I am going to edit the info on this photo. The gown didn’t belong to my father, but his grandmother. She made this for her first born. This would put the age of this Christening gown to be around 100yrs. I found it in one of the boxes my parents gave me after they cleaned out my grandfather’s house.

By: Crystal Keyes

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7/52 Pastel

By: Nicole Marie Gulick-Causey

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I almost bought some gorgeous pastel pink roses but there is nothing like free. these yellow blooms grow wildly behind my house every february sure help bright this month for me. 7/52

By: Ashlee Conner Tomes

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M4H 7/52 “Pastel”
We have over a foot of snow here in Kentucky right now, and the temperature is colder than ever. There are icicles lining the roof of my home! Although winter is in full swing, I love the soft pastel colors and sparkly bokeh in this image. The icicles were beautiful as they sparkled in the evening sunshine.

By: Kelly Elliott

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7|52 {pastel }

By: Amanda Sheehan

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This week we got our first real snow! My close friend and I have had this snow princess session in mind all winter so out we went with her daughter and her playdate. We were out for just a few minutes laughing and shooting like mad. When I was processing these all I see is the creamy pastel of their skin against the white of the snow. Perhaps I just have pastel on the brain.

By: Alexia Hansen Fenton

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Pastel | Lexi Rae Photography
My pastel-girl in the morning light.
Tags: Lexi Rae Photography

By: Margie Ryckman

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Pastel

This daughter of mine told me she had a spot she had to take me to. Up into the foothills we went, under barbed wire we ducked, and here we finally sat – on a hill, in lupines, surrounded by fog, and overlooking the Pacific.

By: Amanda Elaine Como

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~ Pastel ~ 7/52 *Princess Rapunzel* (Second Submission)
I made this flower wreath today, originally for my daughter (see first submission). But since we were taking photos out by the goat pen…of course my brain goes to this….
I wish someone would have been video taping the shennanigans the ensued while trying to capture this image of Rapunzel the Princess Goat.

First of all the other two goats were trying to eat the flowers. So I was trying to ward them off all the while trying to adjust my camera settings.

Secondly, Rapunzel was freaking out because of the foreign object on her head. She kept moving her head around in all kinds of crazy positions.

Thirdly, she wanted to be right by me, so photographing her with the 50mm was downright comical.

I finally snagged a few images because she jumped up onto a wooden box, trying to figure any way possible to get the wreath off her head. I was then able to back up and grab this and a few other images.

I was laughing so hard. Oh how I love this farm life of mine

By: Debb Cozzi

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7/52 Pastel

The lavender is starting to bloom outside my bedroom window.

By: Analicia Herrmann

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7/52 “Pastel”
There is nothing more beautiful to me than a mother with her baby

By: Donna Coppin

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07 | 52 {pastel}
This is how I feel before I’ve had my coffee in the morning. Life with two little ones, under age 2, leaves me feeling a little foggy in the mornings. Sipping coffee from a favorite mug is always a good way to start the day.

By: Noelle Soroka

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7/52 – pastel

My baby girl turned one year old yesterday…sigh. She woke up to her nutty family parading into her room in the morning singing “happy birthday” and tossing pretty balloons in her crib.

(p.s. – the rainbow picture on the wall was a birthday gift from her big , four year old, brother smile emoticon

Noelle Soroka Photography

By: Sharmilla Mathews Brown

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Pastel 2

By: Linda Shaffer Perkins

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7/52 – Pastel – Last week, our little grandson stayed with us for a couple of days while his mama and daddy battled a nasty virus. I loved every moment of it, but was reminded how very difficult it is to get anything done around the house with someone that is not quite stable sitting up and doesn’t like to be left alone. The second day, I came upon a solution to getting a little cooking done–I set him up in his bumbo seat in the kitchen with a few toys on his tray. Worked like magic!

By: Heather Rasmussen

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“Pastel”…..Let me just say, this week was hard for me, and it sounds like many of you as well. Spring is just around the corner, there are no flowers out and about and everything is still in a state of half dead and brown. I have been seeing the many pink pictures and then, Huzzah! I remembered my little girl’s FAVE blanket. It’s not the soft pink that seems to be the predominant pastel, it’s the calming lavendar. It’s been up in the closet because I had to take it away for her to stop sucking her thumb. She was ecstatic to get it back and happily posed for me. Yay! M4H project 52 done for the week. High 5 for me! (and for all of you as well)

By: Mona Murigi

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PASTEL…my chunky, funky, thrift store, infinity knit scarf. It’s probably my favorite clothing item that I own. {Maybe because it’s never too tight?!?!} I’m RARELY cold enough to wear it, even in these dreadfully cold Minnesota winters but I love it. All the texture and color makes me happy

By: Jessica Lass

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7/52 {pastel} 2nd submission Couldn’t resist this. We got this amazing green cauliflower (NEVER seen one like this before…) in our coop basket today. My first real attempt at free lensing too.

by: Justine Bath

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7/52 Cyclone ‘Marcia’ messed with me this week; she did not allow my ‘vision’ to eventuate. But like sooooo may other weeks in this project, this picture happened organically. After a weekend of cyclonic weather I took these boys to the skate park on Sunday afternoon. I was bored… waiting for them to finish. I looked up from my phone…. Honzi and Luke are moving back to the Czech Republic. These boys don’t realise how special this picture is. Pastel or not. I could cry. #justlookup

By: Sophie Philipova

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7/52 : Pastel {spring}

By: Meili McCleery

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7/52 {Pastel} | M. McCleery Photography
My Favorite Book.

By: Dana Morrison

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With a 7 year old girl in the house I thought I’d have an easy time with this theme, boy was I wrong! Coming in under the wire…pastel markers from my daughters art kit.

By: Kara Gootee-Robinson

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7 | 52 {pastel} getting back on track and catching up!! I went with the easy pastel in my valentine flowers.

By: Valerie Duccilli Quinn

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7/52 {Pastel}
I picked up these gorgeous Ranunculus flowers today. I just love how they brighten up our home!

By: Rachel Detweiler Brookes

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{7/52} : pastel meringue kisses ……. second photo

By: Juli Garcia Balague

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Week 7 ~ Pastel

By: Jazzmin Schramm

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As mother of two boys and being the only “girl” in this household, this theme gave me a looooong thought this week. And my mind wouldn´t came up with a good idea. Until today, while I sat in my favorite spot and looked through our livingroom. All these lovely colors from the things I love so much everyday – the flowers, the knitting wool, the cushions – everything dipped in this sweet, soft light. I had to get my cam and took this shoot. And I knew immediately that this not so fancy or thoughtful photo will be my entry for this week. It tells a story of my everyday life. It tells my love for pastell colors. I tells my love for spring. It shows a piece of me. smile emoticon

Happy weekend everyone!

By: Naomi Peel

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7/52 Pastel-Pussy willow -Spring must be on it’s way. I think I’ve still got one to catch up with, was there a small week ? Happy Sunday or whatever day it may be in your part of the world x

By: Mel Langstraat

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Week 7 {pastel}. I got this sign at a time in my life when absolutely nothing was alright. I hung it up where I could see it and say it several times a day. Remember that trials will not last forever. Keep your faith and keep going. Even when you don’t want to. Especially when you don’t want to.

By: Kristen Hammers

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Second submission because it’s too fitting to this week’s theme not to share smile emoticon

7|52 {pastel}
Thinking about pastel pinks and blues!!

By: Celene Guzman King‎

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7/52 {pastel} 2nd entry
This project has made me so happy! I look forward to seeing everyone’s interpretations of the theme and it feels so good to be doing something that I love to do with such regularity:)

By: Jenelle Miranda‎

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Love All The Pastel chameleons In our Back Yard.

By: Amalia Massango

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7/52 “Pastel” (Colors) My 2 years old sweetheart heart emoticon
Amalia Massango Momtography

By: Tammy Johnson Smith‎

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“Pastel” -
My little boy is 3 and talks a lot lately about marrying me. So as a surprise one night I had my husband bring him downstairs after I put my “princess dress” on, as he calls it. We danced and talked and he was in heaven. When he first came up to me, he whispered, “mommy I’m a little nervous.”
This picture isn’t technically perfect, the focus is off, there’s a high chair I wish weren’t in the corner. I struggled this week because I have two boys and pastel isn’t a part of our lives and I found myself trying to
force it all week. I kept coming back to 2 photos.

By: Sharleen Hudson Stuart

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7/52 Pastel / Sharleen N Stuart Photography.
Street Art.

By: Lauren Matkin Cypher

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p a s t e l // frigid February sunrise

Bloom Photography & Design – Lauren Cypher

By: Lisa Erickson

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[second submission] 7/52 |pastel| this is from the same session this morning as first one i posted. i realized after i went through them again, i like this one better

By: Suzanne Kuzminsk

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7/52: Pastel

By: Maira Bardales

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{pastel} second submission
A beautiful mess

By: Patricia Downes

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Week 7/52: A Sweet Tart from my Littlest Valentine….Pastel

By: Jennifer Catt

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7/52 ~ Pastel

In my house we don’t “do” pastel. We do bright, we do loud, we do vivid, not just because we are a house full of mostly boys, but because we love vibrancy. I struggled this week with “pastel”, I tend to equate Easter with pastel or at least, less than two feet of snow on the ground. So I dug and I found these pastels, the only ones in the entire house.

By: Renee Nelson

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7/52 Pastel

By: Jennifer Barr Smutek

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7/52 pastel

By: Joanna Galant

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If it’s not allowed, please delete it. It’s my forth submission for this week challenge. I just love pastels so much grin emoticon and I have fun editing it that way

By: Nadia Moreau Stone

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Pastel … First day of sun for a couple of weeks

By: Virginia Stiles

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Baby skin is the perfect {pastel} pink!

By: Amanda Eskridge

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7 | 52 Pastel

This is the crazy before the crash. pre-naptime jitters.

By: Sunil Pereira

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7/52 “Pastel” : Sunset hues during the blue hour on a field in San Jose, California ~ 55mm.co

By: Kelsey Freeman

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7/52 “Pastel” | Kelsey Freeman Photography

By: Beth Roznowski

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7|52…{pastel}… I needed some spring. She needed a girly changing pad cover. Done.

By: Heidi Sunshine Bortner

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7/52 Pastel
It is frigid, windy, and snowy outside. My dear little “Tiny Tot” (who is almost two) is all about bare piggy toes. It doesn’t matter to her that our house may only be 64*. She just loves her toes to be free smile emoticon So, as I was warming her tootsies she asked me, “Pretty toes?” I let her pick her favorite colors. Now her piggy toes have me thinking of Spring

By: Holly Rickner

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7/52 Pastel (Second post)
A little morning sunburst of pastel smile emoticon

This project has been just what I needed, it’s a great feeling taking time for myself to photograph the little things I love the most. Each photographer sees the world just a little bit differently, I love seeing all of your views

By: Jyn Armstrong

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Pastel. Braved the razor blade wind for 5 seconds to snap this yesterday.

By: Whitney Barlow

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7/52 {pastel}

I have had my eye on this wall for a while and this weeks theme gave me the perfect opportunity to use it.

By: April Delahunty‎

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7/52 – Pastel. I was really struggling with inspiration for this week’s theme… and then I looked at my 2 year old’s creation as she asked, “soup mommy?”. And it was delicious

By: Jayshri Wadia

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Two of my hobbies that I have decided to seriously pursue this year – Photography and Sewing…this photograph brings both together! smile emoticon …..these are soft net pieces I had purchased a few days ago…thought might use them to make some dress up things for my six year old princess…

By: Kelly Ettinger Schaedel

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{Pastel}
As the world turns white around her, my girl in her baby blues watches absolutely fascinated with her favorite canine.

By: Alissa Seidler

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Week 7 {pastel} Alissa Catherine Photography

These are some of my workout shirts. They sat in my closet lonely and neglected for an embarrassingly long time. After a miscarriage and a year of fertility treatments, exercise became low on my list of priorities. Five weeks ago, I decided it was time to change that. Now they are a huge part of my life and my wardrobe. Freshly laundered and ready to be worn, these {pastel} shirts no longer feel ignored.

By: Courtney Haldeman

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7/52 Pastel
I was a 1 and done kind of girl after my son was born 3 years ago… well, things don’t always go according to plan and we welcomed a beautiful surprise baby girl 3 months ago! I am loving that I can buy her pink and sweet eyelet dresses!

By: Greta Do

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Week 7/52 Pastel. Fille fleur rose….
- Mummy can I have curly hair? She said….
It took me nearly an hour to get to the – Yes I love It! point…. and the she said – Mummy, I think I am beautiful!
Yes Pretty baby, look, How beautiful You are!

By: Géraldine Buis

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7/52 “Pastel”
On the french Atlantic coast on november for a birthday week end.
I love the pastels colors of winter’s sunsets

By: Jennifer Schmitt Diaz‎

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7/52 {Pastel} Macro image of a tulip.

By: Cath Currie

7/52 - Pastel

7/52 – Pastel

Beautiful. Calming. Peaceful. Pastel.

By: Lacey Monroe

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Pastels… And darkness.

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