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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sometimes You Just Have To Laugh

You know how we all strive to have the perfect pictures for our posts, we fret over the lighting, how  every item is placed, how about the colors, are their any shadows and etc, etc, etc.  Then sometime we are so focused on one thing, we totally miss everything else. 


 I showed you my little Frenchy Farmer that I added to this vignette.  I was so focused on him that I didn't even notice the funny grass whatever that was hanging over the top until after it was posted.  Then I just cracked up.  If only you could all see what was behind this vignette.



Does this remind you of that one cupboard or drawer where everything is stuffed and you can't see it when company comes. he-he-he.  I just cracked up when I realized what all I was hiding behind this vignette.



 Some weird seed pod that DH wants to plant.



 Ivy cuttings that I am trying to root.



 This grassy whatever plant that DH is trying to root.



Two tiny coke bottles that I washed and am saving for a project.  I would probably hide something else here if I had more room.



 So this is the pic I showed you - - - - - -


and this is what I meant to show you.  No, I really havn't moved anything except the grass.  It didn't root anyway.



Hope you laugh at yourself today, it really is theraputic.


45 comments:

  1. I thought the grassy whatever added some great background interest.

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  2. Oh my, you sound like me! I do the very same thing. And you are so right, it is good to laugh at ourselves. I get plenty opportunity for that, if I didn't laugh I would cry and who wants to cry?!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. Yep - Do things like that all the time! :D

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  4. I thought you intended it to be there! A little added touch of nature!

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  5. I try to laugh at myself every day...it helps with the aging process!!

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  6. Oh Marty this is priceless. We do tend to obsess about the photos. I am trying to relax a little but still stress out when I can't get a good shot. Thanks for sharing...it sort of puts it all in perspective. Love your Santa header too!

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  7. Marty you are so funny and what you say is so true. You know I honestly didn't notice the grass before until you showed the difference. And yes I like it alot better than the first photo. But you know I really hadn't focused on the whole vignette as much as I did on your little french farmer. He intrigued me. You know Marty thats one thing I like about you. You are real.

    Warmly

    Nann

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  8. Now I thought the little grassy stuff was artistic. I do the same thing though. Fuss over a tiny area for my photo while a huge pile of laundry and the week's groceries sit on the floor behind me.

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  9. I thought it added texture and didn't think a thing of it....lol But I do love this vignette, with or without the grass :)

    Lou Cinda

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  10. It looked fine to me!! This reminds me of a photo of my family and no one noticed for years that my father was giving me "bunny ears"...it is funny how we clean up our counters or "hide" things so they don't show up in our blog photos - I admire people who just take the picture and show you their reality!!

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  11. LOL It has happened to me so many times! Your pictures were gorgeous anyway!

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  12. I think WE notice it more than others. I have sometimes pointed out my little blunders in my posts and bloggers say it looks like a real home. I think I believe that!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Lol thats so funny! I definitely do that too!!

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  14. Marty that is funny, but I was so focused on your French Farmer that I didn't even notice it LOL! Martina

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  15. Creative cover there. We all do it so there is no shame in that.

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  16. LOL ... I love "real" posts, Marty! Thank you for the laugh. How on earth did I miss your post about your farmer?! I LOVE him ... and, the vignette you created with him is, as always, fabulous!

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  17. Ask me this: How many posts have I written in my short blogging life that are all ready to go when I notice DH's grungy shoes or Max's ballballball in a photo? At least yours fit your photo so nicely no one but you noticed :) So good to be able to laugh isn't it? Have a great day!

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  18. I do that too... except yesterday my laundry was on my dining room table in the background of my photo... I thought, what the heck... who cares! first time for me. lol

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  19. I must admit the pic is better without the grass but then we wouldn't have this great story to brighten our day. Thanks for the laugh.

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  20. that has happened to me to..I see a dust bunny or something that should not be in the picture!

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  21. I laughed when I saw what was behind your vignette. Now that looks more like my kitchen.
    Bar

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  22. Oh, Marty! I am so glad to see that you are real!! LOL I also popped by Brenda's blog today and I didn't leave a comment because I would have been copying you! You said it well, girl...woman...whatever~ xo Diana

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  23. How funny! Yes, I needed the laugh, too. I once hid some dirty dishes in the oven when some folks dropped in unexpectedly. I found them the next time I turned on the oven. It was an interesting aroma! LOL.
    Hugs,
    Fran

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  24. That is funny! I did wonder why you would have the grass overhang! I started to save a picture to post and luckily noticed me in my bed-head and gown reflected in a mirror!!
    Betty

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  25. Hi lovely lady.
    I laugh at myself all the time... seeing I'm getting older. Like not Remembering to put the wash in the dryer. Do you ever do this ?
    Thanks so much for just being you Marty.
    I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  26. Thank goodness you posted this. My sister and I just started a blog and my house is NEVER photo ready. I feel sorta inadequate that to take a picture of any project I have to clean up all around the area and it STILL doesn't look so great.

    Thanks for letting me know, I'm not the only one.

    Btw, your French farmer is ADORABLE. I want one.

    Happy Holidays!
    Eldarose from http://re-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

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  27. This is a cute post...I did giggle a bit, but not because of the grass....I just thought that the grass was part of the background for the picture....
    I giggled because I don't know how you missed seeing it in the camera lens...
    Great picture first and last!
    Lol..
    shug

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  28. Thanks for the confession, I was feeling as if I were the only one!
    The vignette is still gorgeous either way!
    Glad you could link up at "What's It Wednesday", hope to see you again.
    Hugs and Happiness,
    Patti

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  29. Something similar happened to me. I took a photo of something I was working on in the garage and then I posted it. I was showing the post to someone later in the day and they saw that I had gotten my recycling bins in the background that have my full address on it. Yikes. I removed that photo. So scary that I didn't even notice it I was so focused on what I was photographing.

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  30. Isn't it funney what we notice....AFTER we post?

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  31. I never saw the grass until you pointed it out! I love how you fessed up!

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  32. That make me laugh! We can't ALWAYS be perfect!

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  33. SOOO funny, Marty!!! It is always good to laugh at ourselves! Sometimes the only way to get through something!! XO, Pinky

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  34. That's funny! I didn't even notice the grass, cause I was so busy looking at the farmer!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  35. Marty,
    Thank you for the laugh. I needed that! Just this evening when I was taking pictures form my post, I noticed that there was cereal all over the floor. Apparently, one of the kids got into a box of cereal and dropped a cereal trail all over my cleanly swept floor. I didn't even notice it till I looked at the pictures. Ha! So, you are not alone my friend. ;)

    Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

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  36. Dear Marty, I always enjoy my visit to you and today you have made me laugh so hard--the sad grasses trying to root could be on my counter!!!! Anyway, as I sneak around blogland during my small break from blogging (not leaving comments--I know-bad, bad, bad...but there are reasons right now...) I so enjoy your posts! And I had to come over to tell you HOW MUCH I LOVED your comment on Brenda's post about labels. Love. It. No labels for me, either. They are just so limiting. Have a wonderful day. Linda

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  37. Hi Marty. that was a good giggle and we all do the same. I saw the comment above mine and now I want to know more about the lables thingy and I am wondering what you said on the post about label???

    Veronica

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  38. LOL, I know what you mean. I don't know how many photos I've taken only to see a pair of shoes, or my coffee cup or something in the background. Actually, I thought the grass looked interesting.

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  39. Marty, I am leaving for Maple Grove, MN, soon to visit my daughter and grandkids for the holidays. Since I most likely will not be reading blogs while I am gone I want to take this time to thank you for the time and effort you put into your blog and to wish you and yours a merry and blessed Christmas.

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  40. Marty,
    I didn't laugh...but yes!!! I did smile! Real life...and you shared it with us! These, dear friend, are the signs of true friendships! I'd like to see what becomes of the pod when it sprouts and blooms!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  41. Marty, I love this post. The vignette is beautiful, but I love that you kept it real by letting us glance behind the vignette. I avoid even allowing myself to glance at my hiding places behind things! laurie

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  42. Tis the season Marty! We have to laugh out ourselves for sure. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. Everything is looking so beautiful. Yummy on the cookies too.

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  43. Hi Marty, I felt right at home looking at all your bits and pieces squirreled away...especially where you're rooting stuff. Looks like my kitchen...when the camera isn't running. :) Merry Christmas sweet friend!

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  44. Right on Marty! I'd hate to admit how many things I've had to "fix" for a picture.
    I was focused on the french farmer and didn't realize the grass was there until you pointed it out!!
    It's good to be able to admit that we are less than perfect!

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