Archives for category: Foto Friday

Happy Frog

 

Story behind foto:  last weekend I volunteered at a garden with several of my co-workers. While harvesting veggies I saw this little guy. Isn’t he (or she) cute!

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~Alfred Austin

Thanks for visiting,

CAT

Future

Story Behind Foto:

“Sometimes having belief in your future, even without the clear and stated intention or purpose, is enough to manifest the life you always wanted but could never express with words.”

Excerpt from “The Bike Ride That Changed My Life.” Must read.

Thanks for visiting,

CAT

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Cristy and I are so happy to be a part of such an awesome community here on WordPress. We love following and interacting with other bloggers who support our posts and one of them is Her Passion for Fashion.  She nominated us into her WordPress Family, yay! We are so honored to be part of her blogger family, thank you! She not only follow C to C, but she comments often. Thank you very much for your support. Once again, Thank YOU!

The rules:
1. Ping back to the person who gave you the Award (Me)
2. Display the Award
3. Nominate 10 people you look to as almost Family here on WordPress

As per the rules, here are the 10 Bloggers I nominate:

1. http://herpassionforfashion.com/

2. http://gardensforgoldens.com/

3. http://cindyknoke.com/

4. http://omtatjuan.wordpress.com/

5. http://iaggelidaki.wordpress.com/

6. http://jenbeads.wordpress.com/

7.  http://nursefrugal.com/

8. http://thisnorthernbelle.com/

9. http://thesophomoreslump2.com/

10. http://sherrylachellephotography.com/

Thank you ALL for your support.

-Catalina

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“Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.”

~Mary Manin Morrissey

Story behind foto (and quote): I happened to stumble upon a post… coincidence or not, I do not know. However, I do want to share it with YOU because it is full of great quotes, check it out here.

Here’s another awesome quotes on the list:

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

~Abraham Lincoln

Enjoy,

CAT

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Story Behind Foto: 

“If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.”
Pythagoras

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Story Behind Foto: 

I try to be as positive of an individual as possible, normally focusing on the brighter side of life rather than the negative. This does not mean I do not have dark days, and by no means does it mean I live a wonderfully stress free life. With that said, lately I have noticed that the little voice in my head will not go away (no, I am not schizophrenic nor do I have a mental illness). According to Oprah, that noise is our head is our inner voice, which is supposed to lead us to our purpose and be the North Star to life.

I am guilty. I do not always listen to that voice, but I do my best to do the right thing. Anyway, over analyzing is what I do – I am a Virgo; It is part of our nature.

After doing a little self-reflection, I attribute my not listening to the voice to fear. Yup, fear. Fear of rejection, fear of not being good enough, fear of the unknown, fear of failure.

I guess you can say I had an “aha moment,” now that I realize this I want to change. Do things differently. It will take time and it will be difficult to accomplish what my inner voice is guiding me to do, but I do not want to look back at my life and regret not doing something or at least trying.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

What are your fears?

Thanks for visiting,

CAT

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Story Behind Foto:

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose” – Indira Gandhi, Indian politician.

Thanks for visiting,

CAT

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Story Behind Foto: 

Our First Home, my home, our Home, homeownership – yes, it still feels a bit surreal. Ryan and I have been homeowners for about a week and we could not be more excited about it! After two and half months (long months) of looking at homes and submitting three bids we found OUR home, she is perfect! The emotional roller coaster was definitely worth it. Plus, I am now the proud owner a beautiful rose garden. Here’s one of the beautiful flowers in our backyard.

Note to self: figure out how to keep them alive and blooming, any master green thumbs out there, your advice, and tips are greatly appreciated.

Thank you visiting C to C,

CAT

Blackberry Adventure 2013

Story Behind Foto: Earlier this summer my boyfriend, Ryan, and I went on a little blackberry pickin’ adventure. I call it adventure because it involved nature, a creek, flowing water, bugs, and getting wet. See, to me, this is an adventure, to him it was something to do. As I mentioned before he has an interesting job, I think it is interesting.

Moving on, he decided we should go blackberry pickin’ in a “secret” spot off some bike trail in the Sacramento area. I agreed to this adventure and so off we went to find blackberries. He made us DIY buckets (an empty gallon of water with a handle) and a berry pickin’ stick with a hook at the end of it this way we could reach out further and get the better larger berries. We trekked down a shallow creek pickin’ berries and ended with a few pounds of the fruit. We had anticipated making some great dessert or smoothie with the fruit of our labor, but in the meantime, they’re waiting in the freezer.

Overall, we had a lot fun doing something out of the ordinary and I was able to take a few cool foto’s. Here’s one of my favorite.

Happy Friday,

CAT

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Story Behind Foto: a few days ago I joined my boyfriend on one of his weekly fishing trips. Okay, in reality I decided to be a good girlfriend by joining him on his number one hobby. As he was fishing I was taking sunset foto’s and taking in the scenery. Now I understand why he does this so often, it is peacefully quiet out there!

 “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” –Dalai Lama XIV

Here’s one of my favorite foto’s from that evening; I took it as we were leaving. Isn’t it lovely?! I think so.

Thanks for your visit,

CAT

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