Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic


Sunshine and Blue Skies have been a rare occurrence in my neck of the woods. Knowing that spring is going to be here soon keeps me Optimistic that I wont pull a “Shining” moment and try to hack up my family. Rain for days with kids indoors is a test of patience. Having preteen girls that argue about anything and everything indoors 24/7, is enough to drive a saint to the point of murder. Ok, not quite to the point of homicide, but Im considering testing out duct tape to keep them separate and silent. For a few minutes anyway.


Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Beaufort, South Carolina


One of my favorite places in the South, is Beaufort South Carolina. It is full of history and southern charm, with endless amounts of beautiful scenery to take in. One of my favorite spots was the Old Sheldon Church Ruins located about 25 minutes outside of downtown.

imageOld Sheldon Church Information


#PreachesFromPeaches: Instagram

Ive been an Instagram Addict long before it was flooded with bathroom selfies from 13 year old girls with daddy issues, the Kardashians weren’t flaunting their asses there yet, and tag #skyporn wasnt all Duck Faces and boobs. Long before it was bought out by Facebook, turning it into a “cool” place to be fake.

I needed a creative outlet, being a stay at home/ Homemaker whatever, to have a little piece of my prior self back. Also to get a little “me” time in too. So I started sharing my love of photography on IG with like minded individuals who see the same beauty in things that I do. A community of awesome folks that have encouraged me to learn about editing and all the other photography related things you need to know to grow your craft into something worth sharing. I started out with a great eye and absolutely no knowledge about resolution, composition, color correction, well you get the picture, I didn’t know shit except that something was picture worthy and I needed to snap it and share. I have grown into more of myself on IG, meaning I say what I want instead of being fearful of what others may think. I use to only use hashtags and a short explanation about the pic or a polite hello to all my followers. Now I say what I feel, it may be some random Nugget of useless knowledge, a funny adult content quote I like, something that pisses me off, makes me happy or something I love and Im proud of. They usually have zero to do with the photo.
The hashtag I accompany many of those nuggets with is, #PreachesFromPeaches. Some are funny, but most are thoughts about stuff that matter, to me anyway. If your on Instagram Check me out @SwtgaPeach28 there is a link somewhere in my profile.

Resent Instagram post where I contribute to my tag #PreachesFromPeaches


Macro Monday


Gardening is Cheaper than Therapy.

  I can spend hours in the garden, getting my hands dirty while listening to music. Its my thing. The funny part is I hate bugs, spiders, basically anything that crawls. When I say Hate, mean I Really Hate them.. Its a legitimate phobia. Ive had several near death experiences with black widow spiders, so I probably look crazy as shit to my neighbors, always shreiking and jumping up when something moves. Its about the girliest thing I do. I get pretty damn high pitched when something freaks me out. I get violent when its something bigger that suprises me and scares the shit out me. I cant go to haunted houses because I swing when they get close and catch me off guard. The last person who jumped out and shouted “BOO” got clocked in the face. It was my husband, which i felt bad for like a second about. Needless to say he hasnt tried me like that since. Those Mad Ninja Skills I posses cant be contained sometimes.

==This post went from gardening to punching my husband in the face…. Im killing this blogging shit.