Friday, October 9, 2009


I've been meaning for weeks to tell you all about Bloom! (Somehow the start of school, schedules, a little homeschooling, sports, etc. has made my memory highly unreliable lately. I am not programmed for multitasking, but I'll keep trying.)

But back to Bloom: It's a blog written by two lovely young mothers of excellent Rogue Valley upbringing (with lots of fantastic guest posts), and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites! (also with some fabulous art by my highly talented and awesome cousin, Emily.)

You can read what Bloom is about here. Thus far, I have harvested many helpful hints and delightful ideas. I love the overall feeling of finding joy in creating a home, while keeping it all real. Go read it, and you'll see what I mean.

This week's posts have been particularly fun to read, because they're all about photography, which is, of course, very near and dear to me. You'll just have to go read the whole week's posts, because they are PACKED with fantastic tips and clever ideas for capturing everyday moments.

Incidentally, Bloom is currently running a photography contest (details here) that has been extended until Sunday evening. It's all about capturing moments (simply and non-professionally). I can't wait to see the pix that have been submitted. This is something I've been trying to get better at: capturing moments instead of poses.

So, if you're reading this, you're about to be YONFed! Go to Bloom, read the last five days' posts, and then enter the contest!!

Hey, if we're all reading Bloom, does that make us Bloomers?


Mandi said...

Ooh I love that idea. Gets me all excited to take pictures all day! Thanks so much! Great blog.

Mrs. B said...

Mandi, your pictures are the very essence of that contest! I can never get enough of them. Please tell me you're entering!

How's your sweet baby doing?

LCM said...

Seriously, you are related to Emily too? So laughing. Oh and I prefer to be called a Bloomie! That could make us all Bloomies!

Savannah said...

I did it! And I now love that blog! My picture is NOT that great, but I had fun doing it! I really want to develop this talent but my camera is JUNK. Someday I'll save enough to buy one!