We interrupt this regularly quiet Friday night to share ten moments from the day today. (If you’re looking for a recipe, might I direct you to this morning’s Brussels sprouts salad post?) My friend Sarah participated in this photo project two months ago, and, since I’m a sucker for documentation exercises of any kind (365 Photos? A Day in the Life? A Line-a-Day Journal [doing it now]?), I promptly set up a phone reminder to join in. Launched by blogger Rebekah Gough, this project involves taking photos of ten moments, one an hour, on the tenth day of each month. Other than some short descriptions, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. You guys. There are so many moments that make up our days.


// 8 O’Clock: Sometimes when we wake up, Tim juices oranges and brings me a big glass. //


// 9 O’Clock: The kind of dark and rainy morning where the house feels dim. //


// 10 O’Clock: My cozy perch for work today. //


// 11 O’Clock: Freelancers shower late. //


// 12 O’Clock: Most of the day looks like this. //


// 1 O’Clock: Hi! //


// 2 O’Clock: Lunch is toasted Blue Dog Bakery rosemary sourdough we picked up from Louisville on the drive home Tuesday, rubbed with a clove of fresh garlic, topped with fresh basil, thin slices of tomato, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt. //


// 3 O’Clock: I stood on a chair to take a picture of Tim opening a package that arrived, and found I liked this photo, of the other side of the room that I noticed when I got up there, better. //


// 4 and 5 O’Clock: Date night at Silly Goose thanks to Tim’s birthday gift cards. Pictured is the beautiful afternoon sunlight that sneaked in between rainstorms and Tim’s plate of salmon. //


// 6 and 7 O’Clock: Driving through neighborhoods, using up store gift cards, watching the world turn wet all over again. //


Happy weekending, friends!


Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Erin

    I love love love this! Recently just found your blog and added it to my list of favorites! I appreciate and inspired by your love for Christ, your fantastic recipes and all the beauty that fills your space. Thank you:)

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thank you so much for those kind words, Erin. I’m glad to find your space, too, and couldn’t stop myself from reading and reading last night, even just on my phone. : ) Nice to meet you!

  2. Cathy Monetti

    Shanna ~ I also love exercises like this photo challenge. Love how it opens my eyes and my heart to the world wrapped right around me. Thanks for sharing. I believe I will add it to my calendar!

    (your photos are spectacular. they show how pretty your world is!)

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Exactly, Cathy — that is just what I love: how a discipline can open my eyes and help me see. Thank you so much for enjoying this post and for your sweet words!

  3. jami

    these are beautiful! amazing lunch

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thanks, Jami!

  4. Shelley

    These are beautiful photos, even without a full day of sun. Such quiet, contemplative moments.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thank you so much, Shelley! You’re right that there is such beauty even in the cloudy days.

  5. Lilian

    Love that you’re capturing the beauty in the everyday. I hope to do the same one day (:

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thank you, Lilian!

  6. Helene @ French Foodie Baby

    I love this idea, I want to do it too! I’ll try for next month :-)
    Lovely shots, I love the light in the 10 o-clock shot, that picture exudes such warmth and comfort. :-)

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Oh, I hope you do, Helene! I’d love to see glimpses into your life!

  7. Kathryn

    This is such a good idea; I found when I did an iphone photography project last year that it really made me notice and appreciate those moments that make up our days even more.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      I know just what you mean. It takes intention to be mindful of our surroundings, and that intention is easy to lose!

  8. felicia | Dish by Dish

    Hey Shanna, I popped over your website this morning and got a lovely surprise when I saw your extra Friday post! Loved the pictures you took – i think it’s such a nice idea to be taking 10 pictures on the 10th day of the month. Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait for a 10th to fall on a weekend, if not I’ll end up only showing 10 pictures of my small, boring office!

    Loved the picture of you in the mirror, btw.

    Hope you had a great weekend my dear!

    1. Shanna Mallon

      You’re so sweet, Felicia. Thanks, as always, for your kind words.

  9. Lan | morestomach

    i read this post over the weekend and i love the idea. i would have to put a reminder for every hour on my phone tho.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      ha, I know! It helps that you can just take a picture within the hour instead of at the hour on the dot. : )

  10. Jess

    I hope you’ll do this again, Shanna – I love the sentiment and the lovely pictures. Goodness is it beautiful there – rainy weather and all.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thank you, Jess!

  11. Jacqui

    I was just thinking today that I need to pick up my camera more (my real camera, not my iPhone!) and take more pictures. Thanks for sharing these moments. They are beautiful.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Every time I do a project like this, I think of you.

  12. ami@naivecookcooks

    Shanna, Love this way of posting!!

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Aw, thanks, Ami!

  13. Brook @ Mama Bee No E

    All are beautiful, but #8 is one of my favorites for this month. I have highlighted it in a post on my blog and included a link back to your whole set.

    Thanks for sharing these photos, they are great.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thanks so much, Brook!

  14. Kate

    Have you downloaded the iPhone app called one second everyday? Similar to this concept, you take video every day and the all allows for easy editing down to once second and then strings all of your seconds together to play a movie of your life. Seemingly mundane seconds tied together make beautiful memories…really incredible.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Oh my, Kate, there are so many good iPhone apps! Thanks for the tip!

  15. Breanne

    Beautiful site!! I love this glimpse into your life and the way you captured the simple things in your day! So nice.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thanks, Breanne. : ) It was a fun little project!

  16. Catherine

    Your photos are just beautiful, so soft and cosy. Thank you for sharing your day:)

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Oh, thank you, Catherine! I just clicked over to your site and the top photo of tomatoes took my breath away.

  17. sarah kate branine

    (Goodness. I am way behind the times!)
    How much do I love that you did this photo project? Tons! Your pictures are so good! They make me want to schedule a visit to Nashville : )

    p.s. How much do I love your new series? Tons and tons!

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Aw, thank you, friend. You inspire me in so many ways!

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