Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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July Photo a Day and Favorite Shots from June

July is upon us! Time to pick a July Photo a Day challenge that strikes your fancy.

Fat Mum Slim has a dynamic list of prompts and a nice process for highlighting and sharing photos from challenge participants.

July Photo a Day Fat Mum Slim

The Idea Room also has a great list of daily photo ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

July Photo a Day The Idea Room

How about something different in July? Consider taking the July Food Photo a Day Challenge from 84th & 3rd. I don’t build creative enough menus to do this every day, but I’ll be sure to take a stab at a few photos that will land in the #julyfoodphotos pool.

July Photo a Day Foodies

I didn’t manage to keep up with the June Photo a Day challenge like I intended, but pouring my heart out last month served to rekindle my love of snapping photos and give me the nudge I needed to look for the beauty, the funny, the sweet of every single day.

I almost can’t believe how much I packed into the month of June. Lucky for me, I had a camera close by each and every day to capture all of it. When I wasn’t using my iPhone  to post on Instagram I had my DSLR handy. Here are my favorites…

EO_June 1

Dance Moms, I salute you! It took two curling irons, half a can of hairspray, an 8-page instruction pamphlet, and an entire morning to figure out all this business.

EO_June 2

On my table…the conference call aftermath. Earbuds, notebook, chocolate-covered espresso beans from Trader Joe’s, Benedict Cumberbatch on my laptop, princess crown, and measuring cups. The usual. (This photo touched off what has been almost a month-long text message assault from Rachael Herrscher, who is horrified by my Benedict crush.)

EO_June 3

This kid is OBSESSED with bugs.
EO_June 4

A busy weekend of work and play leaves us all feeling a little wiped out and piled on the couch by 4p on a Sunday.

EO_June 5

I was in Boise, Idaho for meetings. Lunch on the patio at Fork was TASTY and I’m a sucker for umbrellas.

EO_June 6

We spent Father’s Day in the mountains. My husband teaching my girl how to fish while the boy and I wandered in the woods.

EO_June 7

I attended a social media conference in Los Angeles that was held at The Ritz Carlton. I was getting some fresh air during a break and I spotted a lovely courtyard and thought it would make a better souvenir shot than the inside of the conference room.

EO_June 8

My sweet boy was doing his best impression of the tantrum-throwing, naughty kid at a Salt Lake Bees game. So we hauled him home early.

EO_June 9

My dancer is now a T-Ball queen.

EO_June 10

Parenting Perk: Chasing kiddos with the hose.


Catch you on Instagram. 🙂


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  1. JJ - 84thand3rd 07/01/2013 at 4:53 am

    There really is a photo challenge for everyone, thanks for including mine!