Photo a Day – April 2014

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Hello there Buttoneers! If you have been following me on Instagram or maybe even Twitter, then you may have seen that for the second time this year I have been taking part in Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-a-day Challenge

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I am still thoroughly enjoying this challenge and love how it pushes me think outside the box. This month I found that the prompts were a bit trickier than last months (Photo a Day – March 2014)

I loved that by just taking a minute or two out of my day, I was documenting the world around me and some of my favourite things.

The challenge to think of a new and creative way to compose each photo prompt was the fun part! Some prompts I struggled with for a while, some I knew instantly, but mainly I was proud of my photograph and took time to play around with composition and negative space. The best part is that it only takes a few moments of your busy day and yet you can not only feel a part of something by following the hashtag #fmsphotoaday, but keep the creative juices flowing! 

Here is my April 2014 in a Photo-a-Day…

Day 1 – Something Purple – Crayola Crayons

Day 2 – In My Hand – Okay, It’s on my hand but this little ladybird is a cutie!

Day 3 – Shapes – Cookie Cutters!

Day 4 – Good Together – My fiancé, best friend/superhero/adventure buddy and I are a team!

Day 5 – Not Mine – It’s Batman’s…Well I have never seen Batman and my fiancé in the same room!

Day 6 – A Taste of Spring – Hello new shoots of spring, goodbye dead leaves of winter

Day 7 – Where I’d Rather Be – Sunny France, rather than rainy grey England

Day 8 – Hobby – Knitting

Day 9 – Dark – The Dark Knight – This one makes me smile J

Day 10 – My Fave Part of the Day – When my gorgeous fiancé gets home from work!

Day 11 – 3 of a Kind – Minions! This is one of my favourite photos of all time!

Day 12 – On My Left – On my left when sat at my desk in the Eliston Button Headquarters

Day 13 – More Please – Buttons, ‘cause come on…Who wouldn’t want more buttons!?

Day 14 – Dirty – Half of the Sahara desert seems to be our garden furniture. The building work behind us doesn’t help either

Day 15 – I’m Reading This – Currently on my bedside table are ‘Heat Wave’ by Richard Castle, ‘Eat Pray Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert and ‘Merde Happens’ by Stephen Clarke and I switch between the three, depending on what I fancy!

Day 16 – My Vice – Drinking too many cups of tea

Day 17 – Something I Learned – This morning I learnt that I have muscles in places I didn’t even know existed whilst doing The Biggest Loser workout DVD (and that I wore these trainers in high school – oops) – I love the different tiles between my kitchen and my conservatory in this pic.

Day 18 – Good – It is good that I finally finished my felt brooch and am editing the photographs ready for my new blog post

Day 19 – Money – The Ikea car park machine wants your money!

Day 20 – Egg – Easter Troll has all of his eggs in one basket!

Day 21 – Close – I love how close my family is! We stick together and laugh a lot! Love them. This is one of my favourite photos of the four of us ever!

Day 22 – Four Things – Four strings on my pink Ukulele

Day 23 – Entrance – Bought a new fab sign for our hallway for people to see as they enter the house.

Day 24 – A Pop of Colour – Tommy Sunshine (my new desk lamp) adds a real sunshiney pop of colour to this corner of my desk! Can you spot his pet ladybird Larry?

Day 25 – Remember – My lovely fiancé bought me this years and years ago and he reminds me everyday

Day 26 – Enjoy the Little Things – This honey and sunflower star bread is my favourite at the moment and I am having some for breakfast! Yes!

Day 27 – Under my Feet – A woodland floor with these beautiful bluebells in front of me

Day 28 – Chaotic – Just sitting down after a rather chaotic morning with a cup of lemon tea to plan my next few blog posts.

Day 29 – Contrast – I love the contrast when you view the sky through my sunglasses!

Day 30 – Something Silly – Mr Silly of course! 

Phew!  Thank you for sticking with me! I am super excited to start May 2014′s Photo-a-Day!

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Let’s talk about them all! Which is your favourite? Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!

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