Through The Lens Thursday #45: Stripes

Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs. 

A photography project

This week’s prompt is ‘Stripes’.

stripes A bunch of randomness this Thursday, because I can’t possibly post one photo post after another (I could, but why not randomness?).

– This is a picture of a rug.

– All of the kids’ furniture and furnishings come from IKEA. Thank you, Swedish furniture company which also sells the best and most affordable bars of milk chocolate ever.

– I switched lenses for this shot, and as I was removing my standard lens kit, I DROPPED IT ON THE FLOOR. 

– I am typing this as fast as I can because I haven’t had much use of both hands at the same time for a while now. Since baby boy got sick last week, he has refused to let me put him down, and pass him to anyone. Poor baby.

– I am enjoying NaBloPoMo so far. Committing to posting daily has refocused me. Yay!

– I need to get out more. 

– I keep expecting to have autofill complete my words when I’m typing on my laptop. Like, why do I have to type out the entire word?

– I am addicted to Facebook stickers.

– I have a post up on Moms Magazine on motherhood truths – check it out?

Next week’s prompt: Shine

For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.


Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the worldโ€™s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Womenโ€™s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesnโ€™t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • November 6, 2014 Janine Huldie

    I knew that was a kid’s rug and loved that I guessed it before reading your description. But still you are on fire with posting lately with this month’s challenge and seriously my hat is off to you ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      This is by far the most crappy thing I’ve ever written, but hey, posting daily! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 6, 2014 Kari

    I love Ikea for their kid’s section.
    I have never tried the chocolate… I want to.
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      Oh you must! It’s one of my favorite things about IKEA.

  • November 6, 2014 Kerstin

    IKEA is the best. I used to live close to a huge one in Germany and now it’s a 3 hour drive – sigh.
    Yay for posting every day, I’m always looking forward to reading your blog!
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      3 hours?? It’s a ‘make it a day trip’ kinda thing then.

  • November 6, 2014 Kimberly

    Sometimes you need to drink a magic potion called octopus arms. Send me your address.

    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      Hah! Yes, yes I do.

  • November 6, 2014 AwesomelyOZ

    Love Ikea – It’s an all day trip when I go out there though it’s super fun. Their kids section is amazing – I got my sons room fully decked out there and it’s a kids haven. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the little circus tents! Have a great one Alison -Iva

    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      My kids’ room is entirely IKEA too! It is a haven.

  • November 7, 2014 janice

    My family LOVES Ikea’s food a little too much. We have epic family meals there…we’re so classy.
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    • November 7, 2014 janice

      And hope baby boy is 100% now!
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      The IKEA in Malaysia serves pretty good food, AND it’s cheap! Baby boy has recovered, thank you.

  • November 7, 2014 Robbie

    I was expecting a pic of babies in stripes. I do love Ikea.
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      I briefly considered that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 7, 2014 Clare

    I love that this post is so urgent, I can almost hear the speed you are typing! I like the computer to finish my words too, like my phone does. We are getting an Ikea next year and I can’t wait! When we lived in the UK, I used to love getting plants in Ikea, and food of course.
    We are doing so well at NaBloPoMo (I still can’t type that properly first time…), yay for writing every day, it is really pulling posts out of me. Clare x
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad you’re enjoying NaBloPoMo! I won’t lie, I have thought about giving up several times. But we’re a third of the way through!

  • November 7, 2014 Tamara

    So glad Baby Boy is better!
    And yes, those IKEA chocolate bars are incredible. I like to stock up on them and have high hopes they’ll last awhile since IKEA isn’t close to us.
    They last maybe a week.
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      A week? Ours don’t, unless we buy like, 10 bars. (Good lord)

  • November 7, 2014 Stacey

    What a fun project. And I love your stripes!
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Stacey!

  • November 7, 2014 Greta

    Eeeeek! I hope your lens is okay. I love the detail in this, how close up it is. Which lens did you use?
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      It’s okay!
      I used the 50mm for this one.

  • November 7, 2014 Bev

    IKEA is the best!
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      It so is!

  • November 7, 2014 My Inner Chick

    LOVE your randomness.
    Love your photos, rugs, gorgeous children.
    Love your kindness toward others.
    love you.
    Happy Weekend.
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      I love you much! xoxo

  • November 8, 2014 Janice

    I love IKEA!
    And I’m glad to hear baby boy is getting better. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also, I love FB stickers too! LOL. So cute, right?
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      Yeah, I’m totally obsessed with the FB stickers, lol.

  • November 8, 2014 Natalie

    I’m amazed…you are doing great with blogging daily! ๐Ÿ™‚ OH and people love IKEA here!
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    • November 11, 2014 Alison

      I’m worried that people are getting sick of me!

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