Monday Listicles

Happy Listicling!

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope you celebrated surrounded by the everyone and everything you are thankful for and loads of pie. I had a big slice of three different pies. And on Black Friday I treated myself to private sessions with my personal trainer. As you can see pie made me do it. I would much rather have bought myself something pretty to put in my camera bag, but not this time. If you did though, check out the special offer I posted about on Friday.

Last time Kerstin suggested we write about ten things we learned about this year. I truly enjoyed reading your lists. Thank you all for cheering me on in my running adventures. I never thought I would, but I am really enjoying running. Specially writing about it on a Sunday morning in my pajamas.

This week Jessica suggested we share 10 PHOTOS FROM OUR PHONE. She also gave us an alternative option: 10 NAMES YOU CONSIDERED FOR YOUR KIDS. Gotta love a girl who is full of great ideas, thank you Jessee!

Next Listicle is brought to you by the beautiful lady behind The Bonny Bard:

A bit of a challenge for us modest people, but write a list of 10 REASONS I AM GREAT. ( not me. You. Yes, YOU!)

Before I start my list this week, a little background story. My dear friend Melveen and I share our lives every day via messages and photos. We are separated by the ocean and even with 2889 miles between us I feel we spend our days together. I was initially going to share with you my 10 most liked Instagram clicks. But Melveen put together 10 photos of our everyday for you and I love this so very much it might be my favorite 10 images ever. I am on the left and she is on the right. As you can see, we have so much in common! These are unedited phone shots that we send each other during the day. For more stunning Hawaii snapshots, you may find Melveen on Instagram.

Thank you Melly for being my BFF. Sending you big love from my island to yours!

OK, lets go!
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!




And because we got a little carried away and totaled 12, here are all of them:

PS: you might want to link your list with Suzi the Boca Frau. She has a weekly Instagram round up. Now thats a nice twofer ha?


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  1. Kerstin November 25, 2012 at 19:29 #

    Twitter: kerstinauer
    Those pictures are absolutely stunning – on both sides!
    Great to have a BFF, that’s the best thing of all!

  2. Jill November 25, 2012 at 19:38 #

    Absolutely beautiful and I love your take on it!
    Jill recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Photos on Phone

  3. Your pics and your friendship are just beautiful. Erin

  4. Runnermom-jen November 25, 2012 at 19:44 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Oh, Stasha, I love this. Both of you take amazing photos! So beautiful!!!
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Enjoy…

  5. Alison November 25, 2012 at 19:54 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I need to live in Pacific NW. Or Hawaii. I’m not picky.

    Stunning pictures!
    Alison recently posted..I Will Follow You (Or Not)

  6. Kim@Co-Pilot Mom November 25, 2012 at 19:56 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    The side by side photos are amazing – love all the parallels between your two islands.
    Kim@Co-Pilot Mom recently posted..10 Phone Photos

  7. Bruna November 25, 2012 at 19:56 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Love both sets of pics! Stasha, your photos never cease to amaze me, girl!
    Bruna recently recipe for “happy”

  8. Lisa C November 25, 2012 at 20:20 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Your photos inspire me to up my game with my phone. Beautiful!

    See you on Instagram… 😉
    Lisa C recently posted..List #53: 10 Names I Considered for Sprout

  9. Stacey November 25, 2012 at 20:33 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    I absolutely love it! What fun!
    Stacey recently posted..15 Years Later

  10. Susi November 25, 2012 at 20:38 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Stasha, these are simply stunning. I love each and every one of them. Amazing what our phones can do… Thanks so much for the shout out! :)
    Susi recently posted..Picture Perfect Weekly #30 {Thanksgiving Edition}

  11. Rorybore November 25, 2012 at 20:48 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    stunning. each and every one. my cell phone ought to hang its head in utter shame.
    Rorybore recently posted..Monday Listicles: Cell Dump Reno

  12. Bridget November 25, 2012 at 20:50 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Cool. This is the coolest liscticle ever!
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  13. Amanda November 25, 2012 at 21:20 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    So cool! What an amazing idea, and it makes for an amazing listicle!
    Amanda recently posted..You.

  14. Marie November 25, 2012 at 21:48 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    I agree with the others–stunning photos! My phone takes crappy photos (iPhone 3GS), so that’s why I chose the other option. What an incredible juxtaposition of two beautiful spots in the world!
    Marie recently posted..My top girls’ names (Monday Listicles)

  15. Melveen November 25, 2012 at 22:14 #

    Twitter: MelveenC
    My dearest BFF… Although there are 2887 miles between us, every day is truly a gift when shared with the ones you love. Thank you for your daily dose of love & laughter! (P.S. They look great side by side)

  16. Diane November 25, 2012 at 23:13 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    Love, LOVE these photos! They are amazing!
    Diane recently posted..Things I Thought about in 2012 #Monday Listicles

  17. BonnyBard November 26, 2012 at 03:31 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    I can’t believe you guys manage to take such awesome pictures on your phones, it’s a gift!!
    BonnyBard recently posted..The – a photo’s worth a thousand words – Monday Listicle

  18. Stacie November 26, 2012 at 03:41 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    Love these awesome side by sides! Such a great idea!
    Stacie recently posted..10 Awesome Cell Phone Pictures

  19. Katie E November 26, 2012 at 04:07 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    You’re so cool, Stasha – this is awesome!

  20. Wayne November 26, 2012 at 04:54 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    Very cool photos…thanks for being a great hostess!

  21. Sperk* (Kimberly Spe November 26, 2012 at 05:37 #

    Twitter: sperk01
    incredibly awesome and inspiring
    Sperk* (Kimberly Spe recently posted..The Breath of Life

  22. christina November 26, 2012 at 05:51 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    oh wow what a cool way to do the photos! awesome awesome. and great photos, too!
    christina recently 26 NaBloPoMo: Listicle

  23. Iza Trapani November 26, 2012 at 05:53 #

    This is wonderful! You both live in such beautiful places and clearly have similar sensibilities! Lovely pics! xo

  24. Kate November 26, 2012 at 06:58 #

    Twitter: KateWhineHall
    Sadly, there’s no way for me to get my phone photos to my computer and they’re crappy quality anyway, and we didn’t have many other names for our kids. Wah! So I can’t participate this week, although I did create my own list of 10 crushes I’ve had. But I’ll still be checking out the other lists – love your photos, Stasha! absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the dandelion.
    Kate recently posted..Prince Charles Is Hot…And Nine Other Crushes I’ve Had

  25. Ally November 26, 2012 at 07:02 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    What a fun post! Loved the side by side images.
    Ally recently posted..Time For Thanks

  26. Audrey November 26, 2012 at 07:12 #

    All those pictures are amazing! I love how you did you and your best friend!
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – 10 Photos from my phone

  27. Terri Sonoda November 26, 2012 at 07:20 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Wow, just Wow. Your photos Wow me. I’m in the process of trying to put a few together for the listicles post, but not having much luck. LOVE yours though!
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Scrooge is in the hizzy

  28. JDaniel4's Mom November 26, 2012 at 07:49 #

    These are gorgeous! What wonderful deep greens many of them contain.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..Snack for Kids- Christmas Tree Themed Bento

  29. Liz November 26, 2012 at 07:52 #

    I have to agree with Melveen!! The photos look wonderful side by side. And I thank you for your daily IG pics which always put a smile on my face. I love all the adventures you, Little J & Max get up to… and Where’s Waldo has been so much fun!! I can’t wait to get my iPad so I can view your pics in a bigger format! :)
    Thanks my lovely friend.
    Liz recently posted..Project 366 Rewind {Week 44 & 45}

  30. Anja November 26, 2012 at 08:30 #

    Twitter: cocalores
    Wow, those photos really make me a bit green with envy… 😉 Couldn’t help but laugh at your first paragrah:pie never makes me run – only TO the pie, but I guess that’s not what you meant… 😉

    Unfortunately I had to take a hiatus from Monday Listicles as I have neither a passion for photography / instagram nor any babies / baby names. If my ego decides to grow within this week, I will join you back next week! 😉
    Anja recently posted..Christmas Ornament Wreath – Tutorial

    • Stasha November 26, 2012 at 10:49 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Anja, you can join with any list, not just the ones suggested. And between us, I am not sure how I will pull of next weeks prompt! But I do ike a challenge. Maybe that is one of the reasons I am great ??! 😉

  31. Bee November 26, 2012 at 08:33 #

    I love how you and your friend keep in touch through photos. They’re gorgeous!
    Bee recently posted..10 Pics From My Phone

  32. Jessica B November 26, 2012 at 08:49 #

    Twitter: jesseeb
    Those are some pretty incredible phone pictures! I love the way you did them side by side :)
    Jessica B recently thanks with funny…

  33. MamaCassie November 26, 2012 at 09:27 #

    Twitter: FotoFriendlyMom
    You seriously always have the best pictures! XOXO I need to post my Listicles for today, but I am excited about next week’s topic because I can already use a little post positivity from myself lately….
    MamaCassie recently posted..My Many Thanks

  34. lisacng November 26, 2012 at 12:31 #

    Twitter: lisacng
    I love the parallel photos!
    lisacng recently posted..The funnies

  35. Jackie November 26, 2012 at 14:10 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    I do believe with those twelve combined photos you would make the best calendar! And as for this week’s topic, I may be one of the only Americans who doesn’t take pix w/a phone, however I am a NAME NERD, so option #2 is right up my alley!
    Jackie recently posted..Thrice Blessed

  36. Pam November 26, 2012 at 15:21 #

    Twitter: pammlofton
    Wow! Your pix are fantastic! I ended up with more than ten also, but they’re not spectacular like yours are!

  37. nicole November 26, 2012 at 18:34 #

    Hi Sweet you.

    I hope I did this right, it’s my first time here and I’m oh so grateful to you for hosting.


  38. ava November 26, 2012 at 19:10 #

    Twitter: ava812
    Fantastic idea! :) Beautiful pictures. What a wonderful way Instagram brought you closer together even when miles apart. Cheers to friendship, beautiful pictures and beautiful people!
    ava recently posted..10 PICTURES

  39. kelly kardos November 26, 2012 at 19:47 #

    I just LOVE that you share your day with your friend Melveen. These are fabulous.

  40. hollow tree ventures November 26, 2012 at 20:17 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    Beautiful! No kidding, just jaw-dropping – I could stare at those for hours and dream myself into a dreamier (and warmer!) locale!
    hollow tree ventures recently posted..10 Reasons To Never Trust Your Child With A Camera

  41. Ducky November 27, 2012 at 08:07 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    Such amazing fun! You all visit such beautiful places!
    Ducky recently posted..Learning To Poop Again

  42. Jessica November 27, 2012 at 08:38 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I think this is the coolest thing, ever. You both take such fantastic photos. If I ever find a BFF, I hope we can do something like this, too. :)

  43. Barbara November 27, 2012 at 12:14 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Such amazing photos!
    Barbara recently posted..Monday, already?

  44. My Inner Chick November 27, 2012 at 18:18 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    you have a great gift.

    I appreciate. xx
    My Inner Chick recently posted..Blogging Without Boundaries

  45. Cindy Pickering November 27, 2012 at 19:33 #

    Those are fantastic!! I am amazed by them, and I already knew you were a great photographer!! They are just stunning-I don’t even know what to say! Me…speechless…now that’s rare! And so are your pictures-rare. Beautiful!

  46. Robin November 28, 2012 at 10:54 #

    Palm trees – I LOVE Palm trees!! Sadly, we don’t have those up here in Massachusetts, but it’s my favorite thing about visiting the south :)

    Great photos!
    Robin recently posted..Christmas Parade

  47. christine@theaums November 29, 2012 at 19:44 #

    Super enjoyed the picsticles, Stasha!
    christine@theaums recently posted..Life Before and After Kids

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