Thursday, November 29, 2012

my phone's eye *50*

Happy Thursday everyone!!!

I had the loveliest day.  Thomas and I both had the day off, and after a wonderful visit to my doctor, breakfast with my mother, we spent the day Christmas shopping. I'm pretty much done, which is a good feeling. I took way too many photos of the Eaton Centre and all things Christmas related. You'll see them later ;)

Hope you all had a great day too, and that the weekend is even better! 

~ Diane xo

Quote of the Day: Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better - Albert Camus


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

in the spotlight - [alex] part 3

Here's the last in the series of my friend, Alex!

~ Diane xo









Quote of the DayMost of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 26, 2012

let's put the tree together....

... and when I say "put the tree together", I mean, let's take it out of the box and piece it together. I hate fake Christmas trees. I know, they are more environmentally friendly, but I grew up in a house where we went to White Rose and picked out our tree every year and the smell was just, lovely! Until a few years ago, my mother decided it was time to switch to the dreaded fake tree.  One year, I lugged that massive box all the way from the basement, put the tree together and decorated it all on my lonesome (just to surprise my mother!), and she was definitely surprised.  Ever since then, it's my own little "tradition" that I go to my parent's house to help them with the tree, while listening to old Walt Disney Christmas records!!!  It's one of my favourite new/old traditions.  

Anyway, sorry for the essay!  and I KNOW its "too early" for Christmas stuff, but really, let's be honest; my decorations were up two weeks ago. I'm just patiently waiting to get my REAL tree.

~ Diane xo


photo credit: my awesome seeestor









Quote of the Day: There aren't enough days in the weekend - Rod Schmidt


Thursday, November 22, 2012

my phone's eye *49*

I feel like this has been the longest week ever..... Anyway, I'm excited for the weekend, which can't come soon enough.

To all my American friends, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

..... And I wish you all a safe Black Friday shopping!


Quote of the Day: Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds - Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

in the spotlight - [alex] part 2

Here's more of my talented friend Alex! And in case you missed it the first time, here are all her websites where you can learn more about her! 


~ Diane xo










Quote of the Day: There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day - Alexander Woollcott

Monday, November 19, 2012

in the spotlight - [alex] sneak peak

I would like to introduce you to Alexandra! We used to Greek dance together, but I hadn't seen her in 10 years. She contacted me after she had seen the photos I had taken of Maria.  I was so glad that she did, because it was so nice to see her after all these years!

Alexandra is a highly talented musician.  She plays the piano, writes her own music and plays at various venues in Toronto . She's also the founder of B Sharp Studios, where she teaches children everything they need to know about music.  You can hear her on Sound Cloud, follow her on Facebook, see her on YouTube and check out B Sharp Studios

We had such a blast taking these photos! As you can see, she was all laughs! More later! Hope you enjoy!

~ Diane xo


Quote of the Day: Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life - Berthold Auerbach

Saturday, November 17, 2012

my phone's eye *48*

Here's a bunch of photos from my iPhone lately. It was my niece's birthday a few weeks ago, so she's taken over my blog! HA!

Happy Weekend!!!

~ Diane xo


Quote of the DayThe past is a guidepost, not a hitching post - L. Thomas Holdcroft

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

in the spotlight [maria] - part 3

There's something about taking pictures of people.  I love seeing them in black and white. It feels so raw.  So here's the last in the series of my friend, Maria. Hope you've enjoyed!

~ Diane xo











Quote of the Day: It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, November 08, 2012

my phone's eye *47*

Hope you all had a lovely week!!!

~ Diane xo


Quote of the DayWhy live on the edge when you can jump off it? - Sign at Macau Tower Bungy Jump

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

i have a problem....

... I'm obsessed with FLARE! aka the rays of light/starbursts/rings/circles caused by pointing the camera at a bright light source.  Its typically an unwanted artifact in photography, but I LOVE it! In fact, I love trying to take photos WITH flare. But it's all about personal preference anyway.... :)

~ Diane xo








Quote of the Day: An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied - Arnold H. Glasgow

Monday, November 05, 2012

dreams do come true

If you're my friend on facebook, you probably already know that I've always dreamed about running through a corn field.  Like, pulling over on the side of the road, hopping the fence, and just running through a farmer's field. My husband is HIGHLY against this sort of trespassing.  So I found myself at a pumpkin patch, (seen here) that had a corn maze next to it.   It had actual paths cleared out for you to walk in, and lets just say that the second Thomas left my side, I was a little scared. I can definitely imagine how someone can get lost in a corn field. Lucky for him, he's 6'5" and can see OVER the corn stalks (not fair!). I think it's safe to say, I will never be hopping any farmer's fences. 

~ Diane xo







Quote of the Day: One does evil enough when one does nothing good - German Proverb

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