January Photo a Day Challenge 2013

It’s time to begin our monthly Photo a Day Challenge!  Whether you’re new or returning, welcome to our January Photo a Day Challenge!

Did you play along with us before or are you a photo-a-day newbie?  If you’re a regular photo-a-day’er or if this is your first challenge we welcome you to join us and jump right in!  This is all for fun so if you skip a day or two or ten you can make them up later or just forget about them.  There is absolutely no pressure!  Really.  This is just a fun way to slow down and focus on the beauty in life.  Every day moments in life are beautiful!

Each month I enjoy looking at all of your fun pictures and get to know some of you better.  Ya’ll are getting really creative with your photos and I just love it!  I try and make my way around and comment or like everyone’s pictures every day or so but this group is getting too big so please don’t be offended if I miss yours.  Also, if you participate, take just a moment and try to encourage another fellow photo-a-day’er by commenting or liking their photo.  I’m sure they would appreciate a follow too!

January Photo a Day Challenge

How to participate:

All it takes to join in is to simply take a photo and post it on a social media site with the hashtag #EmbracingBeauty.  I’m using Instagram and sometimes I’ll post them on Twitter and Facebook too.  When you tag your photos with the #EmbracingBeauty hashtag they’ll join the list of photos under the #EmbracingBeauty hashtag (Facebook now allows hashtags so don’t forget to tag the photos you post on there too!).

If you’re stuck on a day and can’t think of a picture to do for it you can email me and ask me if I have any ideas or take a look at the pictures of others who are participating.  I’m always amazed at how the same word can mean so many different things to different people; it’s great!  To see the photos of everyone who is playing along simply click on the “#EmbracingBeauty” on your given site.  This is so much fun!!

What’s new this month? A Contest!

One winner will be awarded a $10 Amazon gift card each week for the most creative/best looking photo.  This is just meant to add a little fun to the challenge!  The winner will be chosen from a panel of unbiased friends of mine.  I’ll contact the winner via one of the means they entered the contest {Instagram, Twitter, Google+, or Facebook} and they’ll have three days to reply with their email address in order to claim their prize.  If a prize goes unclaimed, a second winner won’t be chosen.

Because of this new weekly contest, I need permission to share the winner’s post on my blog and possibly social media outlets so if you use the hashtag #EmbracingBeauty please know that this is a possibility.  On the bright side, you’ll get $10 for allowing me to share your winning photo.  

{I’m likely going to have a baby this month so please forgive me if there is a week or two without a winner announced.  I promise I’ll make sure to go back and award those prizes!}

Good luck!

Who’s ready to join me?

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Dawn Kropp says

    So fun! I always love your photo challenges 🙂

  2. vickiecouturier says

    sounds interesting,,will have to see if I can do any

  3. Jennifer H says

    I always want to try one of these and then forget. One of these months I will do it!

  4. YAY! I’ll try to jump in on a few! Thanks!

  5. Lynda Self says

    What a great idea! I wish I was disciplined enough to partake. Early congratulations on the baby!

  6. Tonya @ The Traveling Praters says

    I always want to do these and then I forget. 🙁 I do have good intentions…

  7. I’m terrible at doing these things, but I LOVE the idea! I’ll print it out and give it a whirl!
    Thanks for putting this together and looking forward to seeing beautiful pictures of the baby!

    • AshleyWalkup says

      Aww, I’m excited to share baby pictures…and see him for myself! 🙂 Thanks for joining in, I’m glad to have you participating.

  8. Love this idea! I am going to try to remember to participate 😀

  9. What a great idea! I need to get caught up and jump in. 🙂

  10. fabgrandma says

    I would join but I never can stick to it for a whole month.

  11. Yvonne Marie Downor says

    Please post the September and October list(s) I have completed March-July and am currently on track for August. Thank you

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