Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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This is my first time participating in Scavenger Hunt Sunday. To be honest, I barely had time to snap those pictures. I used to participate in countless photo projects on Flickr, like FGR, but life seems to keep adding things for me to do and to want to do ( and now planning a baby- agh!) I cannot imagine what I will do when we have a child to take care of. Maybe I’ll stop working when the kiddo comes and try to tackle all the other things. Most people wonder how I find time to do all the things I do and the answer is probably simple: I don’t let myself be lazy. I might skip doing the dishes over photographing, or won’t fold the laundry in favor of writing a blog post, but I am always doing something.  

So moving onto to the Scavenger Hunt. The topics were:
1. In My Home
2. It’s beginning to look a lot like…
3. Sweet treat
4. Time


We have a very big house and there are quite a few rooms I enjoy spending my time in,  like our movie theater room, our home office that gets THE MOST light and smells like pine because we set our Christmas tree up there. But my absolute favorite room is the guest bedroom. We designed that room and did the work on it ourselves ( tile, paint…). I absolutely adore how light and summery it feels there with peach paint and weightless white curtains. We call it our “Florida” room.


Christmas can be difficult for a couple like us, with no kids and families and friends spread all over the world. So the last two years we didn’t even decorate- we’d just go somewhere for Christmas. However, this year I insisted on buying a real live Christmas tree and dusting off our ornament boxes. It has been so festive around here I can’t believe we missed out on this fun for the last 2 years. Since we have 4 cats and live trees can be very toxic to cats, we decided to set it up in our upstairs office, so that cats would only be there under supervision and all the other times we’d close the door. Sucks a bit, but what are you gonna do? I’m not willing to risk my babies’ health.

I’m not obsessed with sweets. I like them, I crave them, but I am in no way a sugar hog. I won’t take ANY desert. It has to be something I really like. I suppose I feel that way because I’m highly educated in nutrition and foods, so if I do decide to have something as high in all things bad as most sweets are, I make sure that it’s truly something I love. And it happens very much subconsciously  i never have to think about it. Some people think i have willpower, I think it stems from realizing EXACTLY WHAT i put in my mouth.
So that being said, one of my favorite treats is a version of S’mores, foreign cookies that have a marshmallow center surrounded by 2 soft cookie like sheets and covered in milk chocolate. Believe me, homemade S’more aren’t as good as these suckers ( especially if done with something as nasty as Hershey’s chocolate) {seriously, anyone who thinks Hershey’s chocolate is good has never really tried the good stuff ( Swiss choco anyone? mmm)}. These little babies are only 100 calories a piece and I only have them after a meal with tea. Lovely! BTW, if you grew up outside of U.S., do you remember Wagon Wheel sandwich cookies? These are exactly like that but smaller.


 4. TIME

I spent the whole day trying to find a single clock in our house that is worth photographing. It turns out we have none. The one silver clock that is hung on the wall in the office doesn’t work. Considering we work solely on computers and I’m inseparable with my iPhone, there hasn’t been any need for clocks around the house. So here’s what I wake up to every morning- Sleep Cycle alarm, the most wonderful app out there that tracks your sleep movements and wakes you up ONLY when you’re in the  light stage of your sleep. The app saved my life. I used to wake up at noon and still feel like I needed to sleep, now I get up around 6 or 7 am  and I am always so refreshed!

Everyday, I have the pleasure to see some of the most amazing sunsets through our bedroom windows. The golden sunset light LOVES to play on the bedroom walls, and furniture giving it this beautiful autumn feel. That’s my favorite time of the day to relax on my porch in an orange swing with a nice book in hand ( currently I am reading a few books: a book by Ellen DeGeneres, a book about models, and a few pre pregnancy and pregnancy books) and absolutely no worries.


Please don’t foger to VOTE daily!

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  • Reply
    Elena C. :)
    December 5, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Heloooondrik! I just love this post 🙂
    I used to loooove Wagon Wheels!
    Swiss choco rocks…and I need to try this app 🙂

    • Reply
      December 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM

      Hahahaha! Finally, you’re here! 🙂 Next time I mail you a package I’ll include these little wagon wheel alikes. And you send me swiss choco, cuz I’m dying here with american chocolate 😀

      And the app…’s amazing! You should definitely try it!

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    Ashley Sisk
    December 5, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    I am so glad you’re participating this week. I am loving the creativity behind your photos. I thought I’d just comment on how much I love your 2nd shot then you had to go and post three more that I loved. You are so creative – love it!

    • Reply
      December 5, 2010 at 9:44 PM

      Thanks, Ashley! I loved all of your photos!!! Hope I can get the time to do next week’s Hunt 🙂

  • Reply
    December 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Wow your pictures are so beatiful and I love your descriptions and writing. That ap sounds so neat, I have to try that! Altho my kids wake me up everyday, I don’t really get to use an alarm. I love your tree picture and those candles!

    • Reply
      December 5, 2010 at 9:44 PM

      I thought it was funny how we sort of interpreted the “it’s looking a lot…” theme the same way. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you here more often!

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    Angel Perry
    December 5, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    LOVE your photography! All your photos are stunning!

    • Reply
      December 6, 2010 at 2:15 PM

      Thank you so much!

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    Ambrosia Clark
    December 7, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    Fantastic photos.
    And I adore the way you write.
    Lovely blog!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2010 at 9:21 AM

      Ohhhh that’s sweet of you! Thank you!

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