November Desktop Background

I have a secret - this photo was actually taken in June. In Norway. In my aunt and uncle's backyard on a rainy afternoon. But with the blustery couple of days we've been having here during my final days in SoCal, it felt pretty perfect. Hope you guys enjoy!

July Desktop Background

So I was sitting here, trying to find the right quote to go with the right image (from my trip to Norway, of course), when I finally realized what to do. Keep it simple. So I went with the mantra I kept repeating to myself while we were there, because I'd get so excited about what we were doing and start worrying that I wouldn't capture all the beauty I was seeing. There were a couple times I had to make myself take a step back, lower the camera away from my face, and just take some deep breaths and enjoy what was happening.

I can't be alone in this weird anxiety, right? It sure seems like living in/for the moment is something we all work on.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy. So much more to come from that trip. :)

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Past July desktops: 2012 

For those of you in the States, hope you have a wonderful long weekend!


P.S. The lovely font is Egregio Script by Fonts Cafe.

May Desktop Background

It was 80 degrees inside my house when I sat down to design a new desktop, so it's no surprise that this photo of lovely cocktails my friends made before dinner was super appealing.

Sitting on their patio, having great conversation while sipping drinks as the sun went down - it's easy to take a deep breath and relax. But when you're running around after work, trying to get to everything on your list - not so much. So I made this to be a regular reminder this month, as I have a tendency to always be thinking ahead (especially with an impending trip to Norway the beginning of June). Hope this helps you as much as it does me!

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Past May desktops: 2012 | 2013

Have a wonderful weekend!


P.S. Font is Satisfy, a Google freebie by Sideshow Fonts.

April Desktop Background

I liked the crisp green and white of this photo from my last post so much (shocking, I know, considering my color scheme) that I decided to play with it as a desktop background. And who doesn’t love a little dinosaur lurking in their houseplants?

This quote – oh man, when I read it over on the Nesting Place, it really stuck with me. Not because it’s something you wouldn’t already know, but it just spelled it out so perfectly – and on bad days, it helps for me to keep this in mind.

Ellingsen Photography Desktop Background Dinosaur Quote preview

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Past April desktops: 2014 | 2013 | 2012

I suppose I could stop naming these by the month, since I stopped putting calendars on them years ago, but for me after about a month I start craving a change of scenery anyway!

Hope you guys enjoy!


March Desktop Background

I’m a little slow off the starting block this month, but I design these for myself anyway so I thought I’d share. :)

These words from Lincoln are deceptively simple, but I found them so meaningful. It’s pretty much my life philosophy (well, most days, anyway), except phrased more poetically than I ever could.

Ellingsen Photography Free Desktop Background Lincoln Quote Preview

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Hope you enjoy! Font is Satisfy.