It’s a new month and I’m not sure about you but I’m so ready for Spring !!
Last month I began sharing photos I’d taken the previous month and here’s the next installment to enjoy and share : )
The beauty of a single Rose
. . and then came the snow
I couldn’t resist this Warm Apple Tart !
Coming: Just A Thought (JAT) Couponing: Frugal or Addict
I wanted to share some photos from the previous month:
Safety first !
Macro photography – first attempt
Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend : )
I recently came across a Facebook post by Imperfect Woman, which asked the question: If you could spend 1 hour with someone and could ask 1 question, who would it be and what would you ask?
Personally, I would love to spend that hour with my grandmother (who passed away 1 year ago) and ask her about one memory that significantly changed her life.
This week here’s my question to you: If you could spend 1 hour with 1 person that meant the most to you, who would it be and what would you want to ask? I look forward to your comments and feel free to share.
Next week: Photos of the Month
“Where there is love there is life” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Dictionary.com defines love as a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection as for a parent, child or friend.
Valentine’s Day is often a celebrated day for lovers, but what if we used this holiday to show love for one another? I love this quote because without love there is a cold, lonely existence void of life and happiness.
If we would look inside and evaluate how we treat one another, it would change the world ! Each one, reach one.
If I keep still, they won’t see me . . .
Talk to the tail !
This week’s challenge was to share a photo of one object.
It was Day 3 following the snow “storm” that fell in NC and this was the first signs of life. Parents and students were suffering from cabin fever once the snow had lost its novelty. As a maturing photographer, I enjoy capturing moments like this.
I couldn’t resist this squirrel that appears to be getting in some “me” time. I watched for about 10 mins. as she (at least I believe) to a much-needed nap in order to deal with her “crew” back at the house. How cute !
I’m a late bloomer when it comes to makeup (began 3 years ago) and there are (2) areas that “Grind my Gears”! The lack of shade variety in foundations (recently added Beauty Balm-BB creams) and eyebrow defining pencils. I don’t need full coverage, so I prefer to use drugstore products as a cost-effective option for everyday. As a Woman of Color, the choices are often limited to (4) shades which are often too red or orange – really?! We come in a variety of undertones. Eyebrow products in Dark Brown shades (mostly red based) are frequently out-of-stock or discontinued, so the only option is to find them online where we are forced to pay up to three times the original price.
In 2011 an article appeared in Madame Noire where Evette Brown wrote “Walking through the cosmetics department in Walmart and other retail chains, most African-American women will notice that quality products designed for them are few and far between. Outside of MAC, Queen Collection and Fashion Fair there are a select number of cosmetic lines created for Black Women that we are aware of and indulge in purchasing”. Sadly, it’s 2014 and this is still an issue.
A Smart Beauty study conducted by Essence in 2009 revealed African-American women spent $7.5 billion annually on beauty products and spend 80% more on cosmetic and skin care products than the general market. Loreal, Revlon, Maybelline, Cover Girl, Almay and Rimmel London – can you afford to continue ignoring the influence of the African American market?
I’m just saying ! !
Happy New Year !!
The first post of 2014 is this week’s challenge – show an interpretation of family. I spotted this family of Canadian Geese near my bank one morning as I stopped by for some cash before work. I absolutely love the one male on high alert just in case some unwanted visitors show up.
No matter how a family is defined, the same basic needs apply: love, respect, and security.
We at The Kreative Corner are excited about the New Year and it’s possibilities. Our page will be getting a fresh look for 2014 and will launch soon.
Thank you for the continued support and stay tuned ! !
Fall colors have inspired everything from Fashion and Beauty to food and drinks. There’s something warm and endearing about it – our last chance to enjoy pleasant weather before the “icy” grip of Winter.
As many of us will soon bid a fond farewell to Fall, I’d like to leave some favorite images of the season.
It’s Pumpkin time ! !
I <3 the color of this tree
trapped ! !
The leaves in my backyard
What do you enjoy most about Fall?