Monday, February 28, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge - Anything But A Face

This week's I Heart Faces Challenge topic is "Anything But A Face" and I thought of this photo immediately. I posted it several weeks ago on my personal blog, as part of my 365 Photo/Writing Project, and I just love it. You can read the entire blog post here if you'd like.

wish I could somehow have my flowered Docs permanently attached to my feet. Since the day I got them, I have worn them everywhere--to class, to church, to work, on dates. I was even planning to wear them under my wedding dress until my Mom vetoed the plan.

These days, the soles are worn almost smooth on the outer edges where I have a tendency to walk on the sides of my feet, and the toes are scraped and scuffed. But like all Doc Martens, they were made to last. All these years later, the stitches are still holding tight and even walking through a foot of wet snow, my feet stay warm and dry. The leather is still soft, and the flowers still bright enough to attract comments and curious glances from people I meet on the street.

I submit today's I Heart Faces Challenge entry to my flowered Docs--the best darn pair of shoes I will ever own. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kiss the Cook Restaurant & Antiques

The moment you walk through the door of Kiss the Cook Restaurant in Glendale, Arizona, you know you're in for something truly unique. None of the chairs or tables or plates or silverware match, and the entire restaurant is filled with antiques and crafts that can be purchased along with your meal. The owners wanted their customers to feel at home, like they were visiting grandma's house, and they have certainly accomplished their goal. The menu is filled with recipes passed down through the family for generations, and all of it is made completely from scratch. If you're looking for typical, deep-fried restaurant cuisine, you won't find it here. What you will find is delectable home-cooking and a cozy ambience that will keep you coming back for more.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day. Yum...

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Heart Photos - Red

Happy Valentine's Day!

The past few months have been insane around here between moving, the holidays, Cadence's first birthday, and trying to get settled and get the business up and running again here in Nebraska. I've been working hard on the website, and hope to be launching it soon. Next week, it's off to Arizona for a bunch of interviews and photo shoots for West Valley Health & Living and the upcoming East Valley Health & Living magazine. Whew!

In the meantime, here are some photos I took of Miss Cadence for Valentine's Day.