Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring time in Texas

Happy Monday!  Just a quick post to share our Texas Spring time beauty with those of you that aren't lucky enough to live in Texas, giggle.  Spring time is my favorite time of the year in my part of Texas and this year the weather has been so oddly different!  Lots of cool days just when we think the warm weather is here to stay.  This weekend started out warm and ended rainy and chilly!  As part of my project 365 I have been spending extra time seeking out safe spots to take photos of our Texas Wildflowers.  Lucky for me I found a few fields that don't require I be parked on the side of the road as cars fly by.  Here are some of my favorites so far.  What do you love about Spring time?

You can keep up with my Project 365 photos on my photography site HERE or on Instagram.

For my instagramming friends aren't you loving all of Rhonna's continued add on's!!  I truly enjoy creating my little pieces of art #nwcreateyourownart with #rhonnadesigns and the #waterlogue app too!  As always if you have any questions please let me know, I'm happy to help!

Have a great week my friends!

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Surprise!  I've been such a terrible blogger, I just lost my spunk.  Today I feel like being "REAL" just letting my thoughts spill out so here goes...

Life has been busy, I'm trying to put my focus on my photography business when I'm not at my full time job during the day.  I have to be honest, I get sad at times during the day because I'm not doing what I truly love.   Starting my business was scary, not knowing what others would think or say was scary.  I had hoped that it would bring me closer to some that are on the same path but it didn't.  But, it did bring me closer to those that were already far along in their path of photography.  I was so amazed how several friends came to me and wanted to mentor me.  I know we shouldn't depend on others to be our cheerleaders but come on….it is  only human to want for those that you love and care about to encourage you.  

So, when these women I barely knew reached out to me it was so amazing.  I don't go to them too often but when I do they are there ready and willing to help me see things in various ways.  For that I am so appreciative of their new friendships.  It's awesome to be able to throw around your ideas with someone who gets you.  And it's also awesome to be able to offer them some help in return too, who knew I could be of encouragement for existing photographers.  I have also been taking some online courses, reading lots of articles on how to run a business.  Taking photos is fun and it's what I love but I don't want forget about the business side because that is important too.  Getting contracts, packaging, it's all part of it and so trying to be sure to cover all my bases.

Then there is Project 365, I have been steadily taking my daily photos so far I have only used two photos not taken on the day that they were taken.  I am really doing my best to push myself to take a photo daily and sometimes when I think I won't have the shot it all works out.  It has been so much fun too and sharing it with friends via Instagram and FB has helped grow my friendships too.  Women, we women are such cool people.  I have come across all sorts of women too, sweet kind, downer types, pushy types, totally uplifting types and some that are sometimes too busy to reach out in return.  But, overall I have found that there are so many women that are ready to lift each other up.  And WOW, that is so important for us all.  

I've been missing some of my friendships to women from years ago and some from recent years.  Life gets busy and many just don't have the time to reach out.  I have always been the kind to reach out time and time again but lately I am just sad that it has to be me.  I guess I just have to learn that the saying not all friends are meant to be life friends is still true.  Again, that is when social media has helped me out.  I got sad when my friends didn't have time for me so I reached out and made more friends.  Lucky for me I found some local friends who do have time even if it is just a text now and then.  Life is precious and having my husband is awesome.  But, we girls need girlfriends and so still hoping to build a good relationship with some of the amazing ladies I have met over the last year.  It's time to stop chasing those that are too busy to reach out to me.  It's time to stop allowing the downers to consume my time.  It's time to only allow the women who are truly real occupy a place in my heart.

OK, my ranting is over for now.  I'm going to do my best to come back to blogging, we'll see how it goes.  Heck, there may not even be anyone out there anymore, ha!

And because I can't post without a photo, here is one I took last week on my way home one night after work.

Oh, before I sign off I wanted to mention that we are doing a master bedroom remodel, finally!  If you want to follow along just look me up on Instagram I'm @_nancywyatt  But, I will be sure to blog some of it too.  Bye for now.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kaitlyn's Promise

For some years now I have heard about an amazing crop event that was held at a local church to help raise money for Drug Abuse awareness.  A mom had lost her daughter to "dusting" and so she promised Kaitlyn that she would raise awareness so that others would know how normal families are also affected by this. That drug touches all types of people, not just the ones that look like they are into drugs.  I finally got to attend the Crop this past weekend.  The event kept growing and so now they hold it at larger venues.  It was so awesome!  You get your own big table to sit at and they provide snacks and you can spend one or two days there having fun with your friends!! It's not just for scrapbookers either!! There were women there with their computers doing digital scrapbooking, some were sewing and I could see some doing mixed media there and more!  If you think you might want to learn more here is a link to their site HERE  At the very least will you hit the share buttons below and help me spread the word.  Thank you so much.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Project 365 in 2014

Hello friends!  It's been way too long since I last blogged!  I have been keeping really busy but you can always find me on Instagram HERE.   I am in the process of getting my photography business going after a year of friends encouraging me.  I know it will be tough, my style isn't for everyone and I still have more to learn but I'm ready to start on a new adventure!  I chose "Brave" as this year's OLW to help me on this new adventure.

I'm still part of Rhonna Designs as a creative contributor so I will be back to creating projects with her amazing designs and sharing them here.  And of course I use them in instagram often, love creating my own art with her app!  I am actually using rhonna designs app to create small layouts with my P365 photos.  So fun and easy and I love how each month they will have a coordinating design below the photo.  Here is what I have so far and you can find them by searching this hashtag #nw2014p365 sadly I just saw someone tagged one of their photos with my custom hashtag so now i'm going to see a belly every time i pull up the hashtag. oy vey, i even checked it before I started to use it, lol.  Might need to rethink that hashtag.  Thanks for stopping in and Happy New Year!

Click on below collage to see in a larger size.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bringing back some great old ornament Tutorial posts.

Re-Post of two past Christmas projects that I recently shared on Instagram that sparked lots of interest:

DATED BACK TO 12/13/2011
Today I asked a friend of mine if she had seen my ornament post HERE and as we chatted about it an idea came to mind.  I told her that I was a bit sad to mail off my ornament and so I would have to make myself one. Then I thought how about creating an ornament with a monogram for my nieces and nephews to put on my tree.  I think that it would be special for them to see "their" ornament on our tree.  So, I changed out one side of the ornament when creating it and changed up the junk bow a bit.  I also took step by step photos, if  I had not taken photos I could have finished this up in 20mins. If you try your own I would love to see a photo!

*Click on photos to see them in a larger size*