Sunday, April 19, 2009

i heart faces – week 15 (kids and adults)

This week’s i heart faces theme is “Self-portrait” - YACK. I really don’t like to post photos of myself; but because I love i heart faces and would hate to miss out on a week, I picked out two that I didn’t look totally ghastly in : )

The first one is for the kids category and is of me and Jack at our town fair last August. I love how he is looking up at me like I am totally nuts…which I am, but that is another story for another time.Hinton Fair Night 2 067 ps

The second is for the adult category and is one you should recognize. It is my profile pic that I took when I won that cute little headband I am displaying. You can check them out and purchase your own at the “Feather by Feather” Etsy shop. Just be sure to tell her Melinda sent you : )DSC_0097 To see more “Self-portraits” or to join in yourself, head on over to i heart faces.

62 comments:

Heidi said...

they are both cute, but i love, love, love that 2nd picture of you. It's so great, the colors, the shot, you! everything about it just makes me smile!

Julia said...

Melinda! Thanks so much for plugging my Etsy shop! The headband is so cute on you...and that picture ROCKS!

theArthurClan said...

I love you in both of these ~ you are so dang cute! I have absolutely adored that profile pic since you first started using it. (I agree on the "yack" part of this theme though...I had the hardest time with this challenge.)

Super-cute entries Melinda!

~Angie
co-founder of iHeartFaces

Sally's World said...

they are both great, but i like the second one...you have the cutest most contageous smile

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

They are both so cute. I especially love the one of you. It is so full of personality.

tiff said...

Both wonderful, full of life photos. Gorgeous!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

I love that mirror shot! The semetry is wonderful! GREAT PICS!!

Chris said...

i like your self portrait!! :D

Dot O said...

Melinda, these are both so sweet. I love the look on your son's face!!! Kinda like, "what the heck is mom doing!"

I recognized your self portrait right away from your avatar!

Rebekah said...

The picture of you and your son is darling. I love the self portrait. I like how you have the framing of the mirror!

Caroline said...

Just LOVE the mirror shot - might try that - I certainly am not having any luck with the long-arms method!! You do have a lovely smile - also something I have never mastered!! ;)
Cx

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

Great job and I've always liked your profile pic-perfect for this week!!!

BlogBaby said...

Terrific images Melinda! I have been eyeing up that profile pic of yours for some time now. LOVE IT!

BlogBaby

Becca said...

What great pictures! :-) I especially love the one of just you because that feather thing is fantastic and you look beautiful! ;-)

Annette said...

So cute! Love your self portrait.

Christal said...

cute pics! Love the one of your self portrait!I love the look on your sons face too! My children get that look a lot!! Great pics!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Very very cute - both of them. I love those kid on lap, arm outstretched, capture a moment type pictures. They are so wonderful to have later on.

American in Norway said...

They are both great! I love the 2nd in the mirror, very cute!

Mandy said...

Okay, I've been waiting for this week because it's the week you're going to win! I love your self portrait and have loved it ever since you first posted it! SO cute!

Catherine said...

Your pictures are so great! Love the sharpness of both.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

love these - great color

Lolli said...

I was hoping you'd use that picture of yourself! I love it! I am not sure what's going to happen for me this week. Unless I can find an old photo, I don't feel like displaying my allergy-ridden face!

Melissa said...

Aww, those photos are so cute! I really like the one of you in the mirror. The look on your face is so great! And I love the color on the wall behind you.

And thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave your kind comment. It's nice to meet you!

Heidi said...

The second shot in particular is wonderful. I love the background color and the curve of the mirror frame. Lovely!!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

So glad you didn't shy away from this week's theme! Isn't it rewarding to catch glimpses of our children's true opinion of our behavior? :) Your individual portrait is cute and perky. You seem like a gal that is up for most anything and would be a fun addition to a gathering. I am loving seeing everyone's face!

Kidd Family said...

Melinda... my sentiments exactly when I realized the theme this weel! ;)

love your entries. they're both great. I love your self portrait... so cute. i actually love how the frame of the mirror frames the shot too.... and it's so crisp.
~Becca

Abby said...

They are both really cute!

Dianna said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog. Your photos are great. I especially love the second image.

Abby*Lane said...

Okay, you are ADORABLE!! Love them both :)

Katarina said...

What great pictures. I love the one of just you. It's a stunning picture.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so beautiful! And tan! And strong. And kind. Basically perfect :). I am at work and I could only come to one blog and I picked yours!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I LOVE your feather headband and believe that I NEED one, too!

Stacey said...

You are too adorable!! I love that profile pic - it is just SO SWEET! I love the headband...I'll have to go check out the shop!

misty said...

both pictures are cute... you are just super cute!!!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Okay, I won't say you're cute... how about GORGEOUS!?? I love the self portrait. Nice to see that photo big:-) It's really beautiful.

Randi said...

Oh! Your photos are so fun! I love them both :)

.:: W ::. said...

Such great pictures! Love the colors in the second one :-)

TidyMom said...

Ok, you're picture just makes me SMILE!! it's SO cute! you're SO cute!! LOVE the colors too!!

~TidyMom

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

Hi there! You've been tagged over on my blog! ENJOY!

Rachel said...

Too funny - I actually remember the original post where you won that headband!

And you are too cute! The expression on your son's face is priceless.

But gosh is it hard to hold those little ones into the frame of the picture! :)

Karyn Kuniyuki said...

A Turkish immigrant, college student friend whom I rowed with for two years, once told me that I would be worth more because I had freckles... I think he'd have the same to say about your adorable vintage feathers! Cute entries, and yes, your son is looking at you like you are nuts, awesome!

Christi said...

Your kids entry makes me smile and your picture is FABULOUS! The comp is lovely.

Keri said...

Ghastly? That word shouldn't even exist in your dictionary. You are beautiful. Super fun, fab photos!

Mandi said...

Love the pic with the mirror. Great shot!

Jen said...

I just love that shot of you in the mirror. The colors and the look on your face are just perfect!

Lara said...

I never realized that your profile shot was a mirror shot, I had always thought that someone else had taken it of you. In any case, I love the creativity and the composition.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Great headband. I am off to go check them out right now! I'm always on the search for new cute headbands these days.

Diane H said...

thanks for visiting my blog. Love both photos and especially love the second one...the colour on the wall in the background is one of my favourites.

Debbie said...

How could you not like self-portraits? You are such a pretty woman. I might not be able to be friends with you anymore because of that:)

Mocha Dad said...

I like the self portrait. Very nice.

Life with Kaishon said...

When I go to people's pictures for I heart faces and I see all the loving comments you have left it makes my heart happy! You are such a kind and thoughtful person. You make so many people's day. I love that about you : ). Oh, yes I do : )!

misty said...

i passed something on to you today - you don't have to play along if you don't want. just wanted to send it your way because i like you & your blog :)

kris... said...

Ah, you are gorgeous!!!

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Wow, very well done! I wish I were so pretty! And I love the headband =)

Onna said...

You and the headband are gorgeous!

Lori said...

love your pic and your headband and your paint color!!!!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

How cute! I love the color of your wall by the way!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh you are gonna win with your profile pic one...that one is sooo great! I love the one of you and your baby boy too but the one of you with your camera really says a lot!!!! =) Good luck this week!

Dawn said...

That second picture is just one of my absolute favorites!! I really think it should win!!

You are just adorable inside and out. =)

Boybarian Dad said...

Your adult self portrait is def. in my top 3. It just screams personality and fun.

Nice work, oh how's the reading? :)

B Dad

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Ah! Melinda you are such a cutie pie! Your son looks like he is ready to spring. :D Great pics!

PS Thankyou for stopping by last week and congratulating me. You are so sweet.

Miti said...

I love those, Melinda! Your profile pick is so cute! I love reflection photos. I did one of my own for my self-portrait. I love that head band too. I'll have to check it out! I'm gonna add you button to my blog too.