2.17.2011

embrace the camera: feb. 17th

holla.
coming at ya this week with a new button.
it was time for a change.

this week, milo and i were embracing the warm weather and girl scout cookies.
how is it that i always manage to eat at least 5 girl scout cookies in one sitting?
peanut butter patties are heaven sent, i tell ya.  and since i'm the only one in the house who can eat peanut butter, well then you guessed it.  i consume the whole box.
i'm sure my butt will thank me for that 10 years down the road.

enjoying our cookies. {thin mints, of course}


embracing the camera is not about getting the camera out and taking pictures of others.
it's about getting the camera out and getting in front of it.
we want people to actually know we existed.

so, are you ready to embrace the camera?
here's the nitty gritty:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/friend/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on mr. linky below.
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!
this week, if you do not put the link to your ACTUAL post, i will be deleting it.  if you don't know how to do this, please email me and i can help you.  if somebody is ever perusing through old link lists, and you've only linked up your blog, they won't see the embrace the camera post.
thanks much, ladies!

40 comments:

  1. Hi! This is my first week linking up, I found you through my sweet sister, Emily at Blueberry's blog!

    I love thin mints

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  2. cute! Love the button too :)

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  3. oh yesa, i love me some thin mints too! ya know, i hear walmart makes a good thin mint knock-off too, but i wouldn't know about that:) LOVE the new button!!

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  4. I'm a fan of the new button! And thin mints! And Milo's big thin minty smile! Great shots! My weakness are the Samoas... er... Caramel Delites? I can eat the whole box in one day. Badness.

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  5. Can I just say that I am diggin' Milo's chipped tooth? Because I am.

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  6. Serious your post is about freak girl scout cookies and mine is about losing weight. AGH, why did I pick this time of the year to get in shape. DARN YOU GIRL SCOUTS and YOUR HEAVENLY COOKIES! {said with fist in the air}

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  7. Now I just want some thin mints! ;) Love linking up each week Emily. Rebecca

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  8. Love your new button! Have you tried putting thin mints in the freezer then smashing them over vanilla ice cream? This was a pregnancy staple for me!! No wonder I gained 50+ lbs.

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  9. Found your blog from Rebecca's, and thought I would play along. Thin mints are The best, we dont get them here often.

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  10. CUTE new button:) Now I'm really *needing* some girl scout cookies, thanks;)

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  11. Love these and those cookies sound pretty darn good right about now. ;)

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  12. Cute new button! And once again, thanks for "embrace", which has introduced me to some awesome, real women out there like yourself :). And I can't wait to get our cookies!

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  13. thin mints are my favorite! As always, I love the pictures you get. SOOOO jealous of the FL weather right now!! haha

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  14. how adorable are you and your sweet family!

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  15. I'm definitely jealous of all the girl scout cookie talk I see everywhere!!! I live outside of the states and so no cookies for us...probably better for my behind though!
    First time I've posted here but I always enjoy reading your blog/seeing your pictures/cute kids and wanted to say that I will be praying that you will be give a date soon. I can imagine that would be difficult. Praying you get the call SOON!

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  16. Yum Girl Scout cookies. My house is currently over run with those tasty little things.

    We are def enjoying the nice weather here in N. FL!!

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  17. love your new button. it's so, well, you! ;-)

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  18. milo...OMG. i will feed you cookies all day long if you come live with me.

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  19. Oh girl scout cookies!! YUM!! Love the pics, he is such a stud!

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  20. i love uncle milo's chipped tooth. how did you scheme your way into being the only one who can have peanut butter? you got to choose your kid's allergies didn't you?

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  21. I love these shots!
    I have really been getting IN FRONT of the camera LOTS lately! not loving the way I look, but loving to see me with my girlies!!!
    thanks for the inspiratioN!!!
    My girls will have YOU to thank for all these photos one day!!
    xoxo
    praying for your elsa to come home!
    tara

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  22. milo….yous so cute. i love your face, little lovebug.

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  23. http://tara_pollard_pakosta.typepad.com/just_tara/2011/02/embrace-the-camera-100-day.html

    here is my link!
    yay!
    tara

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  24. p.s. how do I use the embrace button/photo?! I want to put it on my blog?!
    tara

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  25. AHHH!!! love the new button... cant wait to get my hands on some thin mints :)
    Adorable photos... as always!

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  26. There is going to be a spike in girl scout cookie sales today because of this post... haha
    Milo is super cute!! =)

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  27. Oh man! I have such the same weakness. I eat entire boxes of girl scout cookies every spring. It's a tradition that began about 20 years ago, as soon as I was old enough to have money to buy my own.
    I love the new button. Maybe I'll pull out the camera today so I can link up. Right now I am ughy mess, in a bath room, with watery, red, tired eyes. I need to finish my coffee.

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  28. Do you ever put your thin mints in the freezer? If you haven't. do it now! So good!

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  29. Don't feel bad, Tagalongs (I refuse to cave and call them peanut butter patties...) are my favie too and I have consumed 2 whole boxes in 2 days. I won't share with you the math I calculated of how many calories that is... Now I'm all depressed thinking about it. Time to go open those other two boxes I have in my freezer.... ;)

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  30. i love this. im really gonna have to do it. really. your kids are aDORable!

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  31. I like the new button. Good pictures this week. Now I am off to find where all the girl scouts in my town are hiding! :)

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  32. I love the new button :). Girl scout cookies don't last very long around my house either. :(

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  33. I totally love thin mints and Milo's front teeth.

    I, too embraced the chipped tooth look as a child!

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  34. Just stumbled across your blog! You and your kiddos are presh :)

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  35. Sweet picture and I"m not just talking about the cookies :) Love the new button ~ unfortunately no link up this week. Misplaced my 3rd appendage (ie. camera) Found it in a closet late last night. This is the way my brain has been working lately :( Hope you hear about your sweet Elsa SOON! Prayers to you and your family =)

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  36. Please send thin mints to Canada!!!

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  37. always love reading about your adventures em! thanks for sharing!!

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  38. that was lamo...not sure why it said 'me said' i am sending this comment only to see if i fixed the problemo.

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