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 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.

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  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:)

  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!)

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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