Photo A Day Challenges – The Ultimate Roundup March 2017

I’ve now started posting a monthly photo a day challenge roundup.  I’m sure you were all just waiting for this post … I mean, you all are super photo challenge obsessed too….right??  Even if you’re not, that’s totally okay.  You don’t have to be as crazy as me.  🙂  Feel free to join in a couple this month tho!  It’s super fun!

I really tried to get this month’s roundup of photo a day challenges put together as quickly as possible, but that proved a tad difficult!  Some of the challenges don’t post their prompts until the 1st of the month, so I couldn’t really work ahead on it.  Nevertheless, it’s up much earlier than last month, so I’d say I’m doing pretty good.  I hope you enjoy the challenges!

P. S. – If you aren’t familiar with photo challenges and want more deets, check out my February challenge post – I explained the process for ya. 🙂

Brilliant Photo a Day –

Brilliant Photo A Day is a new to me challenge that I came across this month.  I’m excited to play along!

FMS Photo A Day

















The Idea Room














Genealogy Girl Photo Challenge

Kewt Photo

Cardigan Jezebel















Capture Your 365















Daily Dreaming – I haven’t seen a March challenge posted yet …

The Real Photo Challenge  – No March prompts found yet…

Rebels United – No March prompts found yet ..

The It Mom – No Challenge posted for March as of yet ….


Okay, that’s the list so far!  But you guys, seriously.  I’m far from perfect.  I tried to search as much as possible, but I’m sure I missed some stuff.  If you come across a photo a day challenge that I have missed, please let me know as I love to include as many as I can on my prompt list.  Even if you are hosting one, let me know and I can add it in 🙂


February 2017 Photo Challenges – The Ultimate List

Ah, MY ultimate list of February 2017 Photo Challenges is here!!

February 2017 Photo Challenges Ultimate LIst

It’s no secret, at least for anyone who follows me on Instagram, that I am a tad overly obsessed with photo challenges right now.  Let me just paint a little picture of my obsession for you.  In my February bullet journal, I have a 2-page spread dedicated to a calendar style layout in which I have written in daily prompts for 9 different current February 2017 photo challenges.


(If you are looking for the March 2017 photo a day challenges – go here for that!)

If you are not familiar with doing photo a day challenges, I’ll explain.

It’s super simple.  You literally just look at the prompt list for the day, take a pic inspired by that prompt, and then post to Instagram (or other places too if you want), and then tag it with the tag/tags listed on the prompt list.  Easy peasy and super duper fun!  One of my fave things to do in the evenings is go on Instagram and search the challenge hashtags to see what everyone has come up with for the challenges!

I’m sure there are more February 2017 photo challenges out there, but these are the ones that I have found.  It took me a little digging to find all of these photo challenges.  It was a bit frustrating because it seemed like when I went to Pinterest to search for February 2017 photo challenges, a whole bunch of really old prompts would come up.  I searched and searched, and finally found a list that I’m happy with and using this month.

Of course this list would have come in handy, oh, about 10 days ago, but it is what it is, and I’ll try to do better for you all next month.

I hereby pledge that I shall post the March 2017 photo a day challenge list by …. Uh, well, maybe I won’t actually pledge … But I will try my very best.  I’d like to make this a regular posty for you all.  It’s so handy to have them all in one nice neat spot, don’t you think?  Just in case you guys feel like joining in on my obsession, or even just a couple of them. 🙂

I would love to see your photos too, so if you do a challenge and feel like tagging me on IG, @kelleydq so I can check em out, I would be thrilled.

Without further rambling, here is the nice list for you, complete with links to the sources.  Just click the images or links to head over to the original blogger who posted the challenge and find out all of the details.  I also realize that the images aren’t all the same size.  Excuse my not-so-amazingness at blogging perfection quite yet please.  Enjoy!

This is the challenge I’ve been participating in the longest, FMS Photo a Day.  It’s always a good one.  But aren’t they all?

FMS Photo a Day February 2017

The Idea Room February 2017 Photo Challenge

February 2017 Idea Room

Genealogy Photo A Day February 2017 Photo Challenge

Genealogy Photo A Day February 2017

Cardigan Jezebel February 2017 Photo Challenge

Cardigan Jezebel Photo Challenge February 2017

Capture Your 365 February 2017 Photo Challenge

Capture Your 365 Photo Challenge

The Real Photo Challenge on Instagram

The Real Photo Challenge February 2017

The It Mom photo challenge February 2017

February 2017 The It Mom photo challenge

365 Kewt Photo February 2017 Challenge – I’m not sure the source of this one because I found it on Pinterest and it doesn’t lead anywhere.  Anybody know?

Rebels United February 2017 Photo Challenge

Definitely Dreaming February 2017 Photo Challenge

One last thing – If you know of another awesome photo a day challenge that you have created or that I have failed to find, please let me know!  I would LOVE to be able to add it in next month!  Bye friends!


Amish Farm Field Trip





Recently we had the awesome opportunity to visit and tour a real Amish farm near our home.  I am a huge fan of Amish fiction and have always wondered if there were any Amish communities nearby.  I had searched online, but hadn’t come up with any results close to home.  I was super surprised when someone from our homeschool support group posted about a field trip to an Amish farm very close by that I wasn’t even aware of!  I was jumping on that opportunity!!

My children haven’t been exposed to much Amish culture aside from the few things I have told them while talking about some books I’ve read, so this was an entirely new experience for us.  I personally was very curious how the Amish would compare to what I have read in my favorite books.

When we arrived, we were greeted by an Amish father and his dog.  At the start, it looked much like any farm aside from the lack of cars and trucks.  The farmer immediately started showing us to the barn where they had lots of horses, and to my younger daughter’s delight, a barn kitten.  We then went into their little Amish store right on their property.  They have all kinds of bulk foods, homemade jams, candies, and baked goods.  We then were able to tour the property and see lots of neat things.  They have lots of goats, and they actually milk the goats and sell the goats’ milk.  It was very interesting to see the goat barn, the holding tank for the milk, and to watch one of the daughters milk the goats.  Then we were able to look at some Amish farm equipment (non-motorized of course), and then watch one of the Amish sons plowing in the field using horses to pull the plow.  It was quite the sight!

The children were able to feed some small goats, and then we saw some chickens and also got to play in the family’s backyard for a bit.  They had a nice swinging rope and swing.  I was actually surprised by the size of the home – thought we didn’t go in – it looked much larger than I had imagined while reading!  The house looked very well kept as did the nice yard.  The children really enjoyed it, and so did I.  I found that what I had read really matched up well to the real life situation.   It was neat to learn that the family had several married children as well, most of which lived very nearby, a few farms over one way, a couple farms over the other way.  I really think that the life of the Amish is very appealing – so simple and quiet, but also very busy.  I was asking my kids if they’d like to be Amish for a week.  Most said they’d love to for a day, but they weren’t quite so sure about a week!  They obviously noticed all the hard work that goes into running the farm, and how many things take much longer with the absence of electricity and vehicles.  Personally, I’d love to be Amish for a week – cooking, cleaning, and just enjoying getting to know the people.

Amish don’t take photographs and don’t allow photographs of themselves to be taken, but we were able to take a few shots of the kids.  It was a fabulous field trip, probably my favorite ever!  Have you ever visited an Amish community?