Photo Challenge Results!

As you all know, we wrapped up our Not Your Momma's Gratitude Challenge in November.  Since last week was our money week, I decided to make this week a photography week!  Get ready for an image overload.  I asked the two other participants in the photo challenge to share their four favorite photos from the challenge a little about themselves.


It almost isn't fair that Stacey participated in this challenge because she has two of the cutest kiddos of life and some serious photography skills to boot. Here's what she said about her favorites...

"I love the movement one because I was really able to capture everything in flight."


"Smile was a fave because of all the colors I was able to capture. And the scene was pretty as well."



"Something New was so fun because the editing I did made it look like a classic picture."

Something New

"Technology - loved this because it was such a crisp and clean B/W picture.  The funny thing about both of these pics is that they are the opposite of what you would expect. New is faded and Technology is B/W."



Debbie is a friend of Stacey's who also has some great camera skills. She says...

"I'm a mom of 2 girls, ages 6 and 15 months old. I absolutely love family and kid/infant photography.  When my husband purchased me my first DSLR camera 3 years ago, I couldn't get enough of taking photos of my girls. To my surprise, I had many people asking me if I used a professional photographer for all of my photos. To their surprise, it was ME! Throughout this last year I have really committed to using the manual setting on my camera and have started to have a better understanding on lighting. I would like to improve on landscape photography and to achieve more crisp and sharp photos on my portraits."

Her favorites are leaves, favorite color, movement, and smile!

Leaf 1 Favorite Color-Chihuly Movement-2 Laughter


Treana is me and I just love taking pictures and trying to get better at it.  I am currently teaching myself Photoshop and trying to improve everyday.

This is my favorite room! It represents so much work that we've put into this house.


This is my picture for Gratitude and I took it of Sam and Avery. IMG_3032

Leaves. Clearly the winner. IMG_2694

Hands... my husband's. Love him. IMG_3153

You can see all of our gratitude challenge pictures on our Facebook page!  Which ones are your favorites?

Best of House of Bennetts: August Edition

Surprise! I got married this August! What? You had no idea? The 9837492834 posts about the wedding weren't a dead give away? :) Thanks for putting up with all of my wedding mushiness. Let's get on with the most viewed posts for the month of August. In fifth place was the post where I shared the wedding pictures from our DJ! What a surprise these photos were and they totally tied us over until we got the real deal from Preston. (PS: since we are submitting the wedding to a few places, I can't blog about my favorite pictures of all time yet. I am leaking a few here and there on Instagram so head there if you really can't wait to see them).


In fourth place was my "I am getting married right now" post where I shared my vows.


Third place goes to the August Budgeting and Debt depression post. AKA the it's important to share failures as well as victories when it comes to money.

august debt

Second place was my reflection on our wedding and all of the graphic design loveliness that we hired out for the wedding.


And in first place is the most visually gorgeous post we've had on this here blog... Angie and Preston's house crash! Their house tour is beautiful and they still laugh about my "then they pulled an onion out of the ground" comment.


August 2014 has been my favorite month of life so far. Just last night, I got all teary thinking about how after the wedding Lawren made me a sandwich at the condo to eat in bed. Thinking, I have never been so happy. What a perfect day it was for us. A perfect day.