Take a Walk

We decided to walk around a town near us Sunday and take a few pics.  It was such a great day.  We met the nicest couple that ran this shop called “Lost and Found.”  This was the door outside the shop when it was closed.  The inside was unreal.  They had everything from old video games to locally made jewelry.  If you are ever in Salisbury, NC I highly suggest stopping by.  I wish now I would have gotten one of the leather cuffs, but I’ll be going back!thosekidscolorfulpianos

heavyWhile there, I took a photo of myself that I could get creative with.  I’ve felt a need lately to get off Instagram, which is pretty much the only social media site I use anymore.  Don’t get me wrong…I love Instagram.  I’ve gotten such inspiration from other homeschooling mamas, photographers and artists in general.  It’s a great place to go, until it is hindering your creativity, instead of allowing it to grow.  That’s precisely what I was feeling…that I was getting in my own way.  I feel like inadvertently I was thinking about the photos I would take to post to Instagram sometimes(not all the time, but some) and I ended up stifling a bit of my creativity.  I think it will just be a much needed little break to concentrate just on the way I am seeing things again.  It will help me to get back to myself, how I create.  While I think inspiration is such a great thing, sometimes I think getting too much from outside factors and not yourself can be a bit crippling.  So, I am excited about this little break and I’m only gonna be posting stuff here for me until I decide to get back on.isabelle01makeajoyfulnoise

This was the cutest little hidden away spot.  I actually had to hold my camera up through the fence so I could get a photo of the garden.  It was locked up.  It was behind a financial institution, and I’m wondering if this was just a place for their break time, or if it may be open to the public through the week??!!  I wanted to go in so bad, because it was just so pretty and peaceful.secretgarden

Then, the kids found the air.  Some very cool air was coming up through this vent and seeing as how it was probably in the 90’s, they took advantage of it!


Like I said, it was the best day.  It’s amazing what you can find and who you meet if you are just willing to explore a little.

Love, Jess

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