"Photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still" ~ Dorothea Lange

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's party time!

Okay I found this thru another blogger(  http://www.becominghomegrown.com )that I follow and it seemed like a great idea to join in the fun. This whole idea was started by http://www.5minutesformom.com several years ago, head over there to check them out. Their blog is full of great information. 

 Lets see if I do this correctly :) 

My name is Carmen, a very happy and grateful stay home mom of two beautiful boys ages 5 and almost 3; married to an amazingly supportive man. One of the words that describes me is dreamer, I always have been and probably always will be. I'm have a creative soul, I love reading, writing and drawing at times. Love my family and friends more than words can describe. I'm a giver, very passionate person. If I could I would take my camera with me everywhere. Is it okay to say that I love my camera because it allows me to freeze little and big moments that pass by way to fast. Gosh don't know what else to say it's hard to talk about me....I rather let you see. 

I just started my blog at the beginning of this year as a way to share my new 365 photography project with others. So far it has been super fun. Sometimes I still can't believe I the one that used to be afraid of computers has a blog, a facebook account and uses her computer on a daily basis. I have meet some many great friends and learned so much thru this bright screen. 

I will confess that I love reading the comments I get. It's hard to describe but it makes me happy. I need to get better at leaving them when I visit other blogs.

I hope you enjoy my blog it's quite simple but I'm learning everyday so you never know when it will change.



  1. Happy Friday!!
    New follower from UBP11, please check out my blog when you have a chance and check out my Vedette Shapewear giveaway.

  2. Welcome to my little space :)

  3. Stopping by from the UBP to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  4. Stopped by and now following you back :)
    Hope to pick up some tips from you as I love to take pictures but just wish I was better at it :) You are a great photographer!

  5. Was checking out some of the UBP2011 links and am a new follower. Your pics are gorgeous and your boys are adorable! My blog is REALLY new but feel free to check it out if you'd like! -Renee-

  6. Hi Carmen! I found your site from the UBP2011. You sound alot like me, if I had to describe myself, so I just had to click "follow" you!
    I to have to boys actually I should say young men, they are Brandon 18 & Colby 21! Your boys ar so cute & handsome. :) I too Love Love my camera & I carry it in my purse everywhere! You just never know where a Kodak Moment may be! lol
    I too adore my family & friends & I so love reading comments. lol
    We may be long lost sisters! :)
    I'm glad I've found your blog! I can't wait to read more.

  7. Oh yeah, I forgot to say I love your photography! Your moon photos ROCK!!!

  8. stopping in to say hi from UBP...great pics!!

  9. so happy to find your blog...what a fun party
    Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...no jumping through hoops.


  10. Following your blog. Love your pictures.

  11. Saying hi from the UBP11. My friends and I are new to the blogging world, but we're loving every moment of it! Love your blog!

    Check us out: www.outbackgang.blogspot.com

  12. Stopping by from UBP 2011! Have a great weekend!


  13. Carmen!! Awesome about having your own blog! I am so glad that you are participating in the Blog Party!

    Thank you so much for the kind words!!!! I look forward to reading more about you

  14. Hello! Stopping by from UBP! Love your pictures of the lady bugs :) I see that you are from AZ ... I am too :) I am now following you. Please visit my blog @ http://survivingsahm.blogspot.com! Thanks!

    ~Heather (SurvivingSAHM)

  15. Hi Carmen! Stopping by from UBP11. I am meeting so many wonderful photographers and so maybe some of your awesome talent will rub off on me. :) You have some wonderful photos on your blog.

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your photos-you have real talent!

  17. Hedy, Carmen! Nice to meet a fellow new blogger! I started my 365 project on Jan 1 also! I am going to dig around in your site now...I can't wait to see the pictures from someone who is a "dreamer" at heart!

    followin you, and I will be sure to leave you comments as I go through your pics....I appreciate the comment love too!

  18. Hello! Love your blog and just hit "Follow" button. Find me at www.way2goodlife.com
    P.S. Also if you can find a minute today and vote for me as elenka29 here http://www.mamavation.com/2011/03/vote-for-mamavation-mom-3.html
    (it's a competition that ends 04/04 at 8 pm CT to get into fitness bootcamp for moms. There is no registration - just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts

  19. Hi , Carmen. I'm stopping by from UBP2011. You have a great blog, so keep up the good work:) I, too, am new in blogging and I'm learning more more everyday. Plus, I do love to read comments:)
    I'll be around:) Have a nice day!
    Dimitra from greenceramictablelamp.blogspot.com

  20. Howdy!

    I also love to read!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  21. Hello! Lovely Blog :) I’m stopping by from UBP11, I cant to read more...

    It's very nice to meet you!

    I’m your newest follower,
    Karina @http://karinaschallenge.blogspot.com

  22. WOW!!! I can't believe all of this; when I joined the party I had only 9 followers if I'm not mistaken and now I have 25.I'm very excited :) Thank you all so much for the sweet and kind comments. I should have replied to each comment as it came but I have had a busy last couple of days so I hope you all forgive me. I'm working my way back to your blogs and some of them I already follow. To the ones that have choosen to follow my blog thank you and soon I will be publishing a new post. I'm trying to learn how to make a blog button and code so that I can add that for the future. Also I should work on adding pages to this one but please bare with me it will only get better.

    I hope you each have a great Wednesday!

  23. Hi, New follower via UBP 2011. Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-298-ultimate-blog-party.html

  24. Hey there...stopping in real quick from UBP...on my way to the next!

  25. Following you from Ultimate Blog Party!! Great to join your blog. Would love for you to stop by at my home: http://dinosaurs-and-dandelions.com

  26. We LOVE your blog! we are Thrilled to say we are your newest followers and {blog} friends! my sister and I just created a blog and would LOVE for you to come take a peek and let us know what you think. Don't forget to follow us and become our newest {blog} friends as well;)
    mitchandroz.blogspot.com (family blog)
    can't wait to come back and read more of this FABULOUS blog!

  27. Love your photos and am your newest follower follower!

    I have never seen a white lady bug before... wow!

    joy & blessings,

  28. I love my camera too!

    New google friend follower!

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!
    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party: http://momandmore.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party-welcome-to-mom-and-more.html

  29. Hi! Following you from
    UBP! Hope you visit me
    and return the follow!


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