Lore's 365 Project

What is a 365 Project? A 365 Project is a photography project, you take 1 photo each day for a year on a subject of your choosing and share it with the world.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Moving On...

My new Blog explains it all.  Why am I not continuing my 365?  What happened?  Long story short? Life Happens ;)  My Blography will allow me to Photo Blog at will and share my Photo Stories as they come to me, rather than under fire.  Thank you to those of you that followed my journey, click along into the next ;) http://loreblography.blogspot.com

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 191 - Lego Attack

Look out Max... The Lego Men are gunna get'cha.  He seems so worried...  ;)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 190 - Max Drive In

Trying to decide what to photograph when obviously there are 'things' all around, sometimes proves to be 'difficult' so I decided for at least 'awhile' unless a 'holiday' or 'event' comes up I shall have 'theme weeks' this weeks theme "All Max" He is a silly kitty, often seen laying on the floor on his back watching the world upside down.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Day 189 - Vegan PB Banana Muffins

No Cereal, No Milk, No Eggs, no Butter for toast even... what to do... I could make muffins 'Vegan Style' I have nearly over ripe bananas on the counter... so muffin ready. 

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Muffins


4 ripeity ripe bananas (tho I had 3 & it turned out great)
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup boiling water

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 350F.  Line or grease muffin tins.
2. Mash bananas with the oil, peanut butter, and boiling water
3. Sift sugars, flour, baking soda and baking powder, and spices.  Gradually spoon into banana mixture.
4. Pour batter into muffin tins (more like scoop, this is a THICK batter). Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes until a toothpick can be extracted clean)
5. Cool for five minutes. Remove from muffin tin and glaze, if desired.

Peanut butter glaze


2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
2-4 tablespoons water


Add 1 tablespoon of water to the sugar, followed by the peanut butter.  Slowly add more water until the glaze reaches the desired consistency.  Pour over the cooling muffins.

These Muffins are so Moist and DELICIOUS!  They will make you want to dance ;)  The glaze is Amazing!  Do not skip that step.  I am pretty pleased that I had a lack of 'breakfast items' this morning to whip up these fantastic muffins!  We will certainly revisit these regularly.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 185 - Sweet Yuki

Late night, finally some time to myself.  Ahh the picture... dark out already... sky is not interesting... I hear 'booming' in the distance, tho cannot see the rogue fireworks to photograph them, tried to catch some fireflies, that gave me an idea for another day, back inside.

Resting on my blanket Yuki looked up at me, so I took her picture, she kept staring... she kinda started giving me the creeps... cats are good at that & they know it.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Day 153 - 182 / June

My 365 Project went on an unintended hiatus due to my going 'unplugged' for an unexpected extended amount of time.  At first it was really hard... all OMGEEE, I've lost my TV and my TV shows... Animal Planet, Food Network... flipping through channels to randomly find 'something' on, even tho we are provided with a guide channel, channel flipping pausing at something interesting until we become uninterested and flipping to the next.

Once bored with that, there was always Facebook, my regular online Photography Forums... all gone.  Days went by and suddenly I began to find myself enjoying a good book, looking to do crafts, wanting to organize and do 'busy work' around the house while listening to the radio.  This 'unplugged' thing was EYEOPENING.

In talking with my husband I told him how much we could really save by NOT turning our cable back ON, by just having internet, even when we got that back, I found myself not really going to my desk to use it, it just was not 'that' interesting anymore.  Sure I wondered what was 'happening' on our favorite shows, so we've picked up Netflix and Hulu and can catch up on our shows 'when we want' but even then, we still, rarely watch TV, when before, I will admit, the thing was 'always' on.  I feel like now we all spend more time together, during this unplugged time my children learned to play chess and became REALLY good!  We didn't become 'unplugged' from technology by choice, but not we have removed some of it by choice by deciding to not have Cable Television, with this we save $100 a month, imagine that!

I felt that once I became 'unplugged' that this 365 project was 'failed'.  As there was no way to post daily photos.  However I have had many requests that now that I am online that I continue, no excuses ;)  "Thank You" :)

Today & Day 153 - 182 Photo "Unplugged"

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 152 - Fireplace

Shorts and sunshine yesterday, grey skies, chilly and a log in the fireplace today.  The midwest keeps you on your toes ;)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 151 - Not Like The Other

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong...

Went grocery shopping & couldn't help but arranging a quick shoot before putting the groceries away.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 150 - A Book for Max

Summer break begins in our home... the morning starts with some watching a movie, some playing legos, some taking in a good book... even one of our cats :)  He will work his way up to the big books in no time ;)  LOL.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 148 - Backyard Flowers

Odd that 5 years in a house & I had never seen this bush with giant pink flowers on it before this time of year...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 147 - Basement Spider

The kids run up from the Basement with excitement... The Basement Spider has caught an ant.  Cellphone caught the action.  We will have to keep this fellow around I think ;) 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 146 - Last Day 2nd Grade

Today marked the last day of 2nd Grade for my Kiddos.  They wore blank shirts to school for their friends and Teachers and Staff to sign.  Such a cute keepsake!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 145 - Otter

We've seen this fellow before... well here she is in her habitat. ;)

Otter - by: my Daughter (grade 2)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 144 - Tree Climber D

Yes... Mom has a little bit of a heart attack the higher he climbs... now where is that bubble wrap...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 143 - Save

Some like to spend... Some like to save... My kids LOVE putting their money in their piggy banks then taking it to their savings accounts, 5 year old savings goal... their first car... 8 year old savings goal a new bike... I'd say that's a pretty good goal that most of them have about met & I bet when they buy it themselves, they will take better care of it too ;)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 141 - Lego Table Town

Lego Table, where so many Towns and Worlds are created... and Destroyed ;)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 139 - Erased

Unsure what to do today... having paper and pencil handy... this doodle gave me an idea ;)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 135 - Basketball Hoop

Only took all afternoon to put together, but the kids had a BLAST with it!  They are thrilled to have their very own Basketball Hoop!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 134 - Mother's Day

Mothers Day 2012 my kiddo's present me with a Yoda (given to me early a few weeks ago), Cards & some coasters they made at school out of tiles.  2 of the coasters are still at school and will come home on Monday.  Lucky me I get presents in SETS, I LOVE IT! :)

I love my new coasters :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 132 - Vines

Vines : Nature giving my home a hug... or reclaiming its space... personally I've always found them to be creepy.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 130 - Water Bottle

Day 130 features a very uninspired posting of a water bottle photo.  Tho I like it, I drink lots of these bottles of water, its good to have one of these in here. :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 129 - RC Car

Beautiful Day for heading outside to see what this Christmas Present can really do!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 128 - Rail Road

Quick grabbed my camera for the photo of the day as I observed one of my sons driving a car on the stair railing.  'Rail Road'

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 126 - Fire

Spent the evening in my parents backyard by their fire pit.  I got a great photo of my Dad putting another log on the fire.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 125 - Yuki

End of the day... get a picture up... its one of my cats ;)  always willing to have a picture taken :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 123 - Caterpillar

Playing outside on this beautiful spring day, the kids discovered a Caterpillar.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 122 - New Bloom

By my mailbox there are these twiggy things with buds on the end... finally this morning they popped open.  My daughter says they smell like grape medicine.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 121 - Face Palm

This gargoyle statue has been with me since High School.  I know just how he feels quite often ;)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 120 - Goodie Bag

Just got around to peeking inside a Goodie Bag I got last weekend.  It's an awesome bag, so I just had to take a picture of it. :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 118 - Snack Truck

I keep meaning to have my camera w/ me when I leave the house so I can take a picture of this snack truck that parks near my house, I think its really neat.  Today I just did a drive by cellphone snapshot.  One day I'll go back with my camera.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 117 - Lightsaber

In theme with yesterdays photo, one of my sons helped me out with todays photo of the day with his lightsaber.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 116 - Yoda

Presented me with Yoda as an early Mother's Day present, my children have.  Definitely be a regular in my 365 project, he will. Yes, hmmm.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 115 - Leaf Rubbings

Filled up a blank wall real quick with leaf rubbing art made by my kiddos.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 114 - Ball

We all know where we see these... my kids love to go there, just to climb all over them.  You know you have wanted to do the same ;)