Fun Find Friday: Books & Cupcakes’ “Book Photo Challenge”

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.

Books & Cupcakes - May Book Photo ChallengeThis is the list for May’s Book Photo Challenge. Don’t these sound fun? Visit Jessica’s FAQ page for more info.

 

December Photo Challenge Revisited

Hi, everyone! Last year (2012), I participated in a December photo-a-day challenge. It was so much fun!

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I thought I’d share the links here to all of my posts and photos from last year, just for fun. Or, you can visit my photo set on Flickr to see them all!

1. Your View Today     2. Favorite Holiday Movie     3. Red

4. Joyous     5. Today’s Temperature     6. Shopping

7. Bright     8. Ornament     9. Something You’re Reading & 10. Wrapping Paper

11. Green     12. A Beautiful Sight     13. Family

14. Christmas Tree     15. Favorite Holiday Song

16. Outside Christmas Lights & 17. Presents     18. Stockings

19. Candy Cane     20. Tree Topper     21. Peace & 22. Tradition

23. Scarf      24. Favorite Part of Christmas Eve & 25. Morning

26. Grateful     27. Night Time & 28. Words

29. Sky View, 30. Your Winter Wonderland, & 31. Fun

Are you participating in a photo challenge this December? I would love to follow your progress ~ leave your info in the comments!

1-Year Anniversary of The Green Mockingbird!

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!
Spring Greens!

Exciting News: New Photography Website Launched

Hi, everyone!

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!

Final Photos of December Challenge ~ Happy New Year!

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.

31. "Fun" Ombre Rain by courtneyec90
31. “Fun” Ombre Rain, a photo by courtneyec90 on Flickr.

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.

December Photo Challenge 27 & 28

28. "Words" Not A Fan

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.