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Everyday Life

{Photography helps me see the world differently and enables me to be less sad about my dad’s death. Since I’ve been taking so many photos, I decided to begin a new series on the blog called  “Everyday Life.” The series showcase’s images from my everyday life. In addition, it fits perfectly with The August Break. Enjoy!}


P.S. I have a guest post up at The Maven Circle. Be sure to check it out.

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  • Allison August 23, 2012, 9:06 am

    Hey, these are great. So sorry about your Dad.

  • John D'Alessandro August 23, 2012, 10:08 am


    Your cat looks like an action hero in the head shot. And the sleeping cat reminds me of how I feel after I write for a bit after work. Computer open and journal closing with my head down on my desk. Great photo!

    By the way, and you may have answered this somewhere before, but what kind of camera are you using? We are getting ready to sell everything (besides the car) and travel a bit. I’m looking at a Nikon 5100 . Any suggestions for a beginner photographer/blogger?

    • Tammy Strobel August 23, 2012, 11:11 am

      @John – I have two cameras; a Nikon D5000 and my iPhone camera. I bought my Nikon D5000 about four years ago and it rocks. I take pictures with both everyday. I have a kit lens that came with the D5000 but I prefer taking pictures with my 50mm lens. The Olloclip, for the iPhone, is a really cool tool too!

      As far as suggestions, I’m not sure. There are so many good cameras on the market right now. It really depends on your price range. You can’t go wrong with a Nikon. I love my D5000.

      Safe travels! 🙂

  • Natalie August 23, 2012, 10:24 am

    Your pictures are beautiful. They make me feel serene when viewing them. 🙂

  • Debbie August 23, 2012, 10:36 am

    Hello Tammy! The pictures are beautiful. Artistic expression can be so healing. 🙂

    I have a question about that adorable strawberry print under those berries…is that your print or was that something at the market? I’m looking for strawberry prints like this so I had to ask!

    • Tammy Strobel August 23, 2012, 11:12 am

      @Debbie – I’m not sure. I took that photo at a farmer’s market in downtown Portland.

  • Debra August 23, 2012, 12:50 pm

    Tammy, these are wonderful. There is something about living simply that makes all your photo subjects so much sweeter, more important. A small life even smells, tastes, and feels more rich. You appreciate the small things more, just because you can.

    I am sorry about your Dad.

  • Dylan August 23, 2012, 2:41 pm

    Over the past few days I’ve fallen in love with your blog. The photos are probably my favorite part. Keep them coming!

  • Karen August 23, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Tammy – I love your photo blend of cats, coffee, great business cards and of course, raspberries. I found your blog a while back through Corbett Barr. Then I got into reading about your tiny house and thinking about one for myself (drove 3 hours to see one this past weekend!).

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad. When my father died, my grief felt like the edges of a jagged rock. Ten years later, the edges are smoother. I miss Dad all the time but now there’s more great memories coming through than grief. I’m not sure when that change happened – but it did.

    Just takes time.


  • Victoria August 23, 2012, 8:41 pm

    I am always happy to see the photo posts but today the cat pictures made me especially happy. You are an inspiration in so many ways, not least of all as we move into another rental house (not tiny but small by most people’s standards) I am excited that we have a very long list of things to sell and give away and a three item list of things we need to replace for the move.

  • Brittany August 24, 2012, 8:26 am

    I think, without a doubt, that this batch of weekly photos is my favorite. So many things I love! Coffee, kitties, books, bikes, berries, flowers, tomatoes, and more! Thank you so much for sharing little bits of your life with us. (And, as always, extra thank yous for all cat photos. I’ve really been missing my 23 year old cat lately and we won’t be able to get another kitty for quite awhile yet, so I have to live vicariously through others. :o)

  • Carolyn August 24, 2012, 9:07 am

    there is great beauty in the simple things of life which your photos capture perfectly. Great work, Tammy.

  • Rose Byrd August 27, 2012, 12:56 pm

    Hooray for this book, SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU! Rewards for merit, indeed!

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