All posts filed under: Ten on the tenth

Through the Lens Thursday and Ten on the 10th April 2014

A lovely sunny day for Ten on the 10th this month, so I thought I would snap a few pictures of the wonderful tree blossoms which are only around for a week or two before the leaves pop through and the trees are green. I do love the flowers, but they make me sneeze, not really bad allergies, just enough to be inconvenient! Looking back on April 2013 Ten on the 10th, Spring is a little behind this year, but as long as we get a Spring and Summer doesn’t come too early to heat us all up, I am not complaining. I have taken the photos on the Canon and my iPhone.   Lots and lots of tree blossom! My Through the Lens Thursday offering.  The prompt today was ‘Books’, so I took a photo of my cook books.  I had to use the tripod to get this as the books are in a dim corner. The last photos are taken on my phone.  I saw this sign in the road, so of course …

Ten on the 10th March 2014

A gorgeous Spring day, hurrah! It is amazing how mood boosting a spot of sunshine and warm air is. For ten on the 10th this month, I have all sorts of things to show you!  It has been a lovely sunny and warm day and even though the dastardly clocks went back an hour over the weekend, everyone is in a good mood. Today I have been admiring the flowers I bought last week. Wondering what I should do with the treasures I found at the antiques mall?  I bought a perfume bottle stopper and some chiffon ribbon which by coincidence is the same colour almost exactly as the stopper, so pretty. Pablo has been enjoying the sunshine too.  Chasing his tennis ball up and down the garden! I made and listed a couple of new bracelets, I think they are both beauties!  If you want, click on the image to magically fly over to my Etsy shop. My new notebook and my favourite scarf. The garlic is starting to peek through.  Remember when I …

Ten on the Tenth January 2014

The first Ten on the Tenth of the year and the rain has started to wash away the snow.  It has rained all day and now there is a snowy rainy river rushing down the street.  Bye bye snow, you were pretty, but now I need to see the ground. I got stamps today, but I can’t use them. I mean look at them, they are fantastic!  Harry Potter stamps, pictures and everything.  I need stamps again.  Plain stamps. I got out some lovely African Trade beads and some wood and some silver beads today to make a necklace or two.  I got a bit carried away.  I made some long and some short necklaces which will look great with tanks and T’s in the Spring and Summer. It rained and rained today and it still is. Books we are reading at the minute.  Mr.Y is reading Billionaire Boy and I am reading All the Birds Singing.  We are liking them so far. I hope all is going very well where you are.  Happy Weekend!

Ten books on the 10th

Yesterday was ten on the 10th, so I decided to photo ten books I like. The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread by Amy Scherber and Toy Lee Dupree The Family Dinner by Laurie David My Grandma’s recipe book. The daily diary I keep for the boys. Obsessive Consumption by Kate Bingaman-Burt The Stylish Dress Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori Instant Love by Jenifer Altman, Susannah Conway and Amanda Gillighan Perfect by Rachel Joyce Let’s Draw Cute Animals by Sachiko Umoto Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads by Stephanie Sersich I love books, don’t you?!

Ten on the 10th November 2013

What a fabulous day for ten on the 10th November edition!  Not too cold, sun out and sky blue.  Check, check and check!    We had arranged to meet some friends at Tower Grove Park, St Louis and the trees were in full Autumnal colour. Thanks to Tower Grove Park for being the ideal backdrop for my photos today.  I hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead. I never got to read the weekend paper or my copy of Mollie Makes which arrived Saturday, so that gives me something to read in the week.

Ten on the tenth October 2013

I have decided to take all of the photos this month using the Hipstamatic Oggl app.  I like that you can add Hipstamatic filters after the photo has been taken.  I have limited lenses and films though as I haven’t handed any cash over to become a member.  It was a warm Autumnal day yesterday, so I got lots of leaf shots! Pablo and I went for a little walk in the sunshine and we got some leafy photos and stopped at the water fountains for drinks. I made a birthday cake which sat in the cupboard hiding!  I used Smitten Kitchen’s chocolate cake recipe which was excellent as are all of her recipes.  In fact I also used a SK recipe for the apple muffins which are also in a photo here.  I just added some caramel pieces to the recipe. I made some lovely chunky rings this week and photoed them with a golden cow! Another 10th passes by and we are almost half way through October.  Halloween is nearly here.  Do you …

Ten on the tenth September 2013

Today’s Ten on the Tenth marks a year of me taking ten photos of the 10th of each month, starting in September 2012. The mushrooms are popping up in the woods which makes me hopeful for cooler days. Autumn is on the way. Cooler mornings and nights should be just around the corner. In today’s photos, we have mushrooms, fallen leaves, an abandoned pet toy, diggers, sewing kit, a mint, a nearly finished necklace, a sunflower in seed and Pablo our French Bulldog.

August ten on the 10th

A lovely day for today’s ten on the 10th. We headed into St Louis to explore a junk shop we like and to visit The Upcycle Exchange to check out some new yarn they have in. We lunched at the Everest Cafe on The Grove and came home and made a ‘base’ in the garden! The ‘base’ was built with supplies we got at the Upcycle Exchange and lots of imagination. I am going to do a post about it next week with lots of photos. Here are today’s terrific ten. A wonderful window at Anthropologie. I keep seeing this cool guy and managed to snap his photo today! Flowers on a painted screen, only slightly spoiled by water damage.  Still lovely. Vintage luggage on a barber’s chair. Lovely vintage Singer sewing machine. Best doll face I have seen. This can had dates in it still! Love this peacock. Piles and piles of wool at the Upcycle Exchange. Cumin seeds and sweet thingys at Everest Cafe. A fun day filled with treasure. You will be …

July ten on the 10th

As usual (it seems!), it is raining on the morning of ten on the 10th. At least it is cooler that way, so no complaints here. Following some thunderous storms in the early hours, it was still raining when we planned to set off to see Despicable Me 2 at the cinema.  So, we grabbed the umberellas, stopped on the way for illegal snacks (how much are cinema sweets?  Too much, I tell you!) and off we went. I got a funny poster picture of a minion from the movie theatre which also fitted today’s photo a day challenge theme which was ‘Smooth’.  He he. Space man toy. My button tin, just some of my vintage buttons which I love to use in jewelry but I am often unwilling to part with them! Button bracelets, made with the aforementioned buttons.  I wear these two, but I am planning to make some to sell, if I can stop myself from claiming them as mine! During the summer, we usually end up at the YMCA pool every …

Ten on the 10th June 2013

For this month’s ten on the tenth, I decided to use Hipstamatic and use ‘shake to random’, so I don’t have to spend time agonizing over the best film lens combo. Some seem to have turned out well and some a bit crazy. My Hipstamatic seemed to like the bonkers Salvador film today! I have put the film/lens combo under each picture. Melodie and Ina’s 1982 This casual sign on the beach makes me smile in a nervous manner. The nonchalant mention of seals, jellyfish, sharks, strong currents….. Should it not read seals, jellyfish, SHARKS (aaarrrrrggghhhhh), strong currents? Tinto 1848 and BlacKeys B&W Bodhi trying to catch a shark James M and Rock BW-11 My reading matter even though the beach was bloody freezing! Salvador 84 and Big Up Crazy bonkers photo of the Chatham Light. Salvador 84 and AO BW Very pretty flowers made creepy I think I cheated here and forgot to shake to random. Watts and RTV Ice? GSQUAD and Rock BW-11 Shark! Salvador 84 and Blanko The fish market was open …