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Jill Foley
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My Tiny Closet


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What's Making Me Happy
tulip bouquets... runs in the sunshine... awesome clouds... playing my violin daily... spring blooms.... these are a few of the things making me happy these days... What's making you happy? I'm linking up with  Little Things Thursday 

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Around Here
We've had some pretty nice sunsets lately.  It's been rain, rain and more rain and my backyard looks like a swamp. I was pleasantly surprised to find these primroses blooming in my garden.  I'm surprised they survived the ice storms and snow we had this win...

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Killing Us Softly by Efrem Smith
As Christians, we are invited by a loving God to die to self daily. This basic Biblical principal is unpacked in the book Killing us Softly  by Efrem Smith. Mr. Smith examines what it means to die to self and how this is connected to our spiritual formation...

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Ski Day
This past Friday we took the day off school and work and headed up the mountain for some cross country skiing. The weather report looked decent, but when we got there it was warmer than we anticipated and the conditions weren't all that great. We skied anyw...

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Hearts
With Valentine's Day this week, I had fun creating some photos with hearts.... One of my 2017 resolutions was to practice my violin daily - it's going well and I'm really enjoying it, but it means less time for blogging and other things. I'm ok with that. R...

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Black and White - High Contrast
For the past two years I've posted black and white photos on my instagram account daily. There was a clever little hashtag (#bnwruary) and several others were doing the same. It was a good challenge for me and i enjoyed it. My approach the first year was to...

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To Edit or Not....
This past summer, one of the things I wanted to do was to subscribe to Lightroom and learn how to edit my photos. Other than a brightness or shapening adjustment that I can do in my basic photo program, I haven't played around with editing much. Part of me ...

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Monticello Trail
While in Charlottesville, VA at the end of January, I had the opportunity to walk the Monticello Trail from the trailhead up to the Monticello visitors center. It was a lovely walk and I can only imagine how much more beautiful when the trees are filled wit...

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Welcome February
February is here and in these parts that usually means the first blooms of spring. However...we are expecting another nasty winter storm this weekend, so I don't know if the blooms will make it.  A new month means a couple new areas of focus for me. In Janu...
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