Saturday, July 26, 2014

Focus on Life • Week 30

It's been a few weeks since I've participated in Focus On Life - and I'm glad to be back in the saddle!

Here is this week's prompt:
...let's slow down a moment and capture what  focus on life is all about; document a moment of life!  
The theme for July: Celebrate!
Week 30: Celebrate YOU by documenting a moment of life. 

 Whenever I need to find a moment in life, I simply start scrolling through my iPhone, where there will inevitably be moments I felt worth capturing!!  So many!!  Here are a couple stand-outs for this week's prompt.

A couple weeks ago, I spent the day at my son's boy scout camp as a chaperone.  I took the day off work, knowing I wouldn't have any cell access that day and frankly I was looking forward to the day of unplugging!  The previous year I heard about a five mile hike around Thorndike Pond, and thought that would be a perfect activity while the boys were in classes in the morning.  And while my hamstring tendons (especially my left one) are still paying for it, the hike was one of the most lovely, quiet, and beautiful two hours I've spent in ages!  Here was one of the many spectacular views I had throughout the walk!

Another little moment came when the most recent issue of Bead & Button came out, and a little blurb mentioned that I'm taking over the Bead-It-Forward project, complete with a pic of a pattern for next year's theme!

There are more patterns and information on the project if you click here!

Check out what other Focus-On-Lifers are blogging about here:


  1. Beautiful Amy, I wish I was out there hiking around that pond I need a break like that. Congratulations once again on the Bead-it-forward project.

  2. Will check out the bead it forward... not sure if I could make a square.... My beading tends to look more like a parallelogram! Lovely view from your hike!

  3. What a wonderful photo of Thorndike Pond. I agree about the importance of unplugging every once in awhile. Funny your mentioned the Bead&Button article. I also read it and felt all smug since you had shared the news with us in a post. Congratulations, Amy!

  4. What a lovely place. We love to hike as much as we can on trips but our family is now spread in different directions.
    Congratulations on you new post!!!!!!

  5. Looks like the perfect hiking spot! And what a fun-loving bead project :)

  6. What great moments in life. That scenery is beautiful - I bet that was a wonderful hike! And congrats on taking over the 'bead it forward' project - a great life-moment to celebrate!

  7. That's so cool Amy!! Both the hike and the nod in B&B mag!!! This has been a magnificent summer so far. Some humid days but at least they've been cool and breezy.

  8. Wow, what a beautiful spot! I could just plop down and sit there forever....and congrats on the nod in B & B....I know it will be great!

  9. admittedly, i came to look at photos only (have to start back slow :-) ), but read this Bead and Button article ~ WOO HOO!!! Congrats Amy!!! that is great news!!!


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