It’s been a while since I’ve shared my “Fun Find Friday” meme. This week, the new find is one I am super ecstatic about. It combines two of my favorite things: books and photography!
While playing around on Instagram, I discovered Books & Cupcakes‘ “Book Photo Challenge”. Jessica over at Books & Cupcakes on Tumblr posts a Book Photo Challenge list every month, with an assignment for each day. How fun is that? So, every day, you post on Instagram, Tumblr, or other social media and use the hashtags #bookphotochallenge and #booksandcupcakes.
A few days before the next month, she posts the new challenge. I think I’m a little late to participate in May’s challenge, but I’m definitely planning to do June’s. I’ll be posting mine on my Instagram account. If you’d like to join me, please let me know in the comments section! Or, tag my Instagram username @courtneyec90.
This is the list for May’s Book Photo Challenge. Don’t these sound fun? Visit Jessica’s FAQ page for more info.
Guess what!?!?! It’s been one year since I started blogging. That’s right, The Green Mockingbird is 1 year old today!
In honor of this momentous occasion, I want to share a few fun things about myself. Inspired by the “this-or-that” questions by Melanie over at Christian Bookshelf Reviews, here’s a few things about me:
Coffee or Tea? Both! Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. Well, tea is good any time.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, in any form. Though I do enjoy a good vanilla cake or ice cream, too.
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall? If I have to choose, spring or fall. I just love watching the major changes in trees and nature in both spring and fall.
Dessert first? In most cases, no. Dessert comes after a meal. Unless it’s cheesecake. Cheesecake is for any time. Or cookies.
Print book or eReader? Print, but I do love the convenience of my Nook. There’s something magical, though, about a real book in your hands.
What’s a blog post without a photo? Here’s one I took last spring, of the wonderful Arkansas Ozarks. I just love all the different greens of spring!
I hope this spring day finds you well. In my “neck of the woods”, as some people say around here, it was an unusually snowy day for spring.
I am excited to announce a new website for my photography business: www.PhotographyByCourtneyC.com, as well as a corresponding Facebook page, Photography by Courtney C. I am happy about the new opportunity to take on more photography work.
I plan to continue this blog to share my other creative endeavors, too 🙂
Happy Spring, everybody!
December Photo Challenge, Day 29. This is a view of my skyline…or rather what was falling from the sky. It was gloomy and overcast this day, but the snow was beautiful. This photo was taken with the HDR painting photo effect on my Sony A65.
December Photo Challenge, Day 30. This little cardinal was hungry in the snow. He found some bird seed.
December Photo Challenge, Day 31. For my final photo, I chose this macro of raindrops on my windshield. This photo was taken with my new lens–I’m really excited to use it for macro shots and distance shots (it’s a Quantaray 70-300mm Macro lens).
I would like to say Happy New Year to all my readers and followers! I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my adventures this December through my photo challenge posts. I think I’m going to take a break from photo challenges this January, but I have plans for upcoming photography and craft posts in the next few weeks.
28. “Words” Not A Fan
December Photo Challenge, days 27 and 28.
This is another photo of me and my niece hanging out after supper.
This quote is from Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman, a great and thought-provoking book exploring what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
December Photo Challenge, Day 26. I’m grateful that I was able to spend Christmas with my family. I’m also grateful for my new phone – a Samsung Galaxy S3.
Merry Christmas! I hope you all have had a blessed day, and that you took time today to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas – our Savior’s birth!
December Photo Challenge, days 24 & 25. My favorite part of Christmas Eve is dinner (and dessert) at Grandma’s house. It’s so fun to see all my aunts, uncles, and cousins I don’t see very often. We always have a lot of great food and a fun time visiting.
This morning, I began a country scene puzzle I got from my parents.
December Photo Challenge, Day 23. This is my blue scarf and brooch I wore to my church’s Christmas brunch/worship service.
22. “Tradition” Cranberry Crisp Candy, a photo by courtneyec90 on Flickr.
December Photo Challenge, Days 21 and 22, “Peace” and “Tradition”.
I think this photo of a pine at sunset is very peaceful. It is a great example of natural beauty in Arkansas!
This Cranberry Crisp Candy is a tradition at my house. We make it every year around Christmas. It combines great sweet and savory ingredients for a perfect combination of flavors – with a slight crunch from Rice Krispies!
Here’s the recipe:
1 package vanilla-flavored almond bark (or white chocolate almond bark)
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
3/4 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
Combine dried cranberries and almonds, set aside. Melt almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl, stir in Rice Krispies and half of the cranberry-almond mixture. Spread on to parchment-lined baking sheet (candy should be about 1/3 inch thick). Sprinkle remaining cranberry-almond mixture on top and press in slightly with your fingertips. Let cool and set up completely. Break into small pieces. Enjoy with a cup of tea of coffee!