Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Fall

Fall is rapidly coming to an end here in Southwestern Ohio. I just finished a very productive week photographing seniors and children outdoors. I am so grateful we had sun and higher temps. Next week we will see.

Great walk with Cooper on the golf course. Beautiful colors! I love all the seasons but Fall has to be my favorite..

I just wish it lasted longer.

Hope you all have a great week and Halloween!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Are You A Bookaholic?

Hi. My name is Jenaveve, and I'm a bookaholic Books are ace - agreed? Well I found this little bit of fun via fabulous Valerie, a fellow bookworm. And here's my take on literary rituals...
This is what popped up on my blog list and I had to check it out! I'm having a difficult week this week so I'm just going to cheat and pass on this fun questionnaire. If you love books too pass it on with your answers.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack?I like to drink a mug of mocha but I usually do not eat and read.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read them, or does the idea of writing on your books horrify you? I write all over informative and inspiring books. Helps me retain information. I don't mark in fiction books.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog ears? Leaving the book open flat?Bookmarks...I love pretty ones and I make beaded ones but for some reason I seem to use any piece of paper I have close.

Fiction, Non-Fiction or both? Both. Love to read lots of stuff. Just depends on the mood I'm in. Also depends on what my bookclub is reading.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point?I like to get to the chapter end, but sometimes I'll stop at one of those little breaks within the chapter. All good books need a few of those. Don't you love books with really short chapters though? You can stop any time. I hate really long chapters.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?No not very often.

What are you currently reading?Not really having much time to read right now :( but I'm in a bit of a spiritual mode right now. Reading Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom, and Teresa of A'vila-The Book of My Life.

What is the last book you bought? Oh My! Well I have had to stop going to book stores right now because of finances and the fact I have tons of books I own and have yet to read. But I did buy a .25 book at my library "The Gilded Chamber" by Rebecca Kohn. It looked interesting. Haven't read it yet.

Are you the type of person who can only read one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time? I can only read one book for enjoyment at a time but I usually have an inspirational or helpful book going on at all times too.

Do you prefer series or stand alone books?Stand-alone; I like to many books to get tied down. I'm also a slow reader so I'd never get any where. I do read some series books though but not one after the other.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?I do have several books and authors that I love and recommend. They are on my Library Thing here.

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?) The only organizing I really do is, 2 bookcases full of (to be read books) and 1 of (already read keepers). I Lie, just looked and I do have some stacked together. Some by genre and some by author. The rest are just lined up waiting...
Let me know if you've played too so I can swing by and check out your reading habits. Have a great week! Read a book or 2!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Woopsie...My Bad!

Nothing like giving nothing away!

I didn't think to check my Etsy shop before I posted the offer to give you a 5x7 of any image in my shop that you like. To my horror, today I went there and found it empty except for my pillows! LOL
So once more. I really want to give some gifts away. So I will keep this offer open until Wed. Oct. 7th.
Pick out your favorite image and I will send you a 5x7 for free. I am doing this to celebrate my 50th birthday and the fact I still have my husband after he had unexpected open heart surgery. Life is about living and giving and that's what I want to do.
Please visit my shop at and pick out your favorite print. Leave me a comment here and email your address to and I will mail your your free 5x7.

Please, don't be shy. I will be disappointed if I can't even give my work away!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my Birthday today and I want to celebrate!

After this crazy week I just want to do something special for those around me so I am using my birthday as an excuse! I am turning 50 today and I have lost my mind :}.

For my blogging friends I would like to send you a 5x7 of any image you choose from my Etsy shop. Go to and look around then choose which image you would like. Let me know in a comment here and where I can contact you for shipping info and I will get it out to you soon! You have until Sunday evening to leave your comment.

I appreciate all of you who check in and especially those who comment!

Have a great day on me!

I'm off to a relaxing place! In my mind at least :)