About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: February, 2013

    Self Portrait ~Day 10

    Thursday, February 28th, 2013

    I thought for one second that maybe I should fix my red cheeks.

    Then I remembered how boring perfection is.

    I love imperfection.

    It makes you beautiful in your unique way.

    I will sometimes touch up a blemish if it bothering me.

    I am usually too lazy to use makeup to fix it.

    But I love the textures in peoples skin.

    I really do not like softening it.

    Be you.

    You are pretty great.

    How I got the shot.

    I thought it would be fun to share a similar shot I took during my 365 project in 2010.

    Has it really been two years since I took a daily picture of myself?!!

    How to encourage little Scientist.

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

    My boys LOVE science experiments.

    It is their favorite part of any school day.

    They could do it all day!

    I decided I needed to make a kid friendly science kit where they could mix crazy things up to their hearts content.

    It would be their supplies just like they had their toys.

    Here are some basics that I got to start them out.

    Distilled White Vinegar

    Baking Soda

    Baking Oil

    Antacid Tablets

    Food Coloring (I decided to be brave)

    Clear Plastic cups (to mix things in, clear so they can see the whole reaction)

    Stir Sticks (I just used coffee sticks, they work great)

    Disposable baking tray (to catch the overflow)

    Sandwich bags (I thought these would be good for mixing powders but the boys have not used them so I am not sure you need these)

    I put all of these things in nice plastic (washable) baskets in a washable (indestructible) space.

    I like to throw in some fun stuff every once in a while.

    Instant Snow


    Growing Pills (those little sponges that grow in water)

    I bought them some little vials of instant snow and they LOVED them so their Grandma bought them more for Christmas!

    Smashing the Antacids with Thor’s hammer…

    Food coloring!!!


    They loved thinking up things on their own with no directions!

    This one turned out really well!

    My boys no heat Lava Lamp:

    Fill a clear glass 3/4 full of oil 1/4 with vinegar.

    Add Antacid Tablets and Food coloring.

    Then lastly add baking soda and watch your ingredients react!

    Although my boys do love making up their own special recipes we have done a lot of experiments together with directions so they have a ideal of what to do.

    The best thing I did was by little bottles of oil and vinegar!

    They use a whole bottle in one day!

    I refill with bigger bottles.

    They really need a smaller box or a new small container for the baking soda because they tend to use a lot of it and get the box all wet.

    I think I will be putting their baking soda in a glass or plastic container soon.

    The other night they spent over an hour in their “lab” (the laundry room, I had it in the kitchen before that) creating.

    They really thrive with all of the control they have over their experiments!

    If you have a curious little one get them supplies, put them in a easily cleaned up space, and let them go!

    Self Portrait ~Day 9

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

    I will admit it.

    I did not like the photos I took on day 7 or 8.

    So I am not sharing them.

    Because I can do that.

    I had been putting off taking them until the end of the day and that was a BIG mistake.

    I decided to take them first thing this morning.

    Much better.

    These were taken after the boys spent some time in timeout for pulling and hitting each other to get in the picture.

    Lest you guys think every morning is comprised of laughter and snuggles.

    They are boys.

    Still love them.