Friday, March 27, 2009

Sneek peek of Baby Girl N

Another little beauty. I can't believe how alert these three little girls are! Maybe it was just me that was sleeping all the time when my boy was that size! This little cutie was 14 days old today. She smelled so yummy.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Baby Girl L

yet another adorable baby... this one is a month old! still so tiny! Such a nice little family. I only have a quick minute here.. I have to finish cleaning before the 'dreaded' MIL arrives!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Today I got to photograph a sweet little girl. Her and her brother were totally adorable! as promised here is a sneak peak...and since there is now way I could ever pick just 5 photographs for this lovely family...I'm going to give them 10!

I hope they like them as much as I do! click picture for a larger view.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Party Banner

The past few days have been pretty busy. My Fella's Bday + cleaning + watching my boy grow.
We've also had some sad news - the passing of a beloved family member, a cousin of my hub's family. A dear soul who will be sadly missed.

At Christmas time I got this stinking cute Happy Birthday banner from my MIL (thank you!) and I LOVE it... I couldn't wait to hang it and use it... well, I finally got my chance for my Hub's bday. It's adorable don't you think? and a little while ago I saw this cute 'how to' for making your own banners. They are super easy to make, and there is NO TALENT required... at all... You start with a 5 inch sq pc of fabric {Cindy} - who makes these awesome quilts - was so incredibly sweet and gave me some from a Moda Charm pack (this really makes this craft EASY) all you do is fold the square in half, cut diagonally (ie: corner to corner) and you have a triangle, then using prefolded bias tape (found at any decent 2nd hand store) stick the top of the triangle into the fold of the bias tape and sew away...I just stuck mine in randomly so I have random spacing. I am going to be using them for upcoming shoots. seriously, I love them.
For Hub's bday, we (babe and I) made choclate cake - standard store bought mix - but we had homemade icing - goodness, it was all I could do to keep myself from eating the ENTIRE pot of it.
I ate so many cupcakes, I don't even LIKE marshmallows...I seriously made myself sick..., but really worth it.
The recipe for the icing is from CDKitchens and is as follows

Brown Sugar Marshmallow icing:
12 large marshmallows, cut in small cubes
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter

Stir brown sugar and milk over low heat until dissolved.
Cover the syrup for about 3 minutes
Uncover and cook without stirring to 238 degrees F.
Remove from the heat and add marshmallows and butter

wait for it to cool a bit, then ice whatever you're wanting to ice.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crying it out & Price Adjustments

and I want to join him. On Saturday night, we put a stop to the soother express.
He was doing really good actually...until about half hour ago... he is SO SO SO very tired...
It's really hard to listen to it. I want to cry along with him (ok, so I what? I'm his mama, and I should be able to make it better) I can hear him starting to give up, then he starts with renewed gusto. oh boy.

In other news, in I've updated my website - I am still trying to get my online Fine Art photography portfolio done. But I haven't had the time to invest in choosing images and building the webpage.
In the interest of keeping things affordable, I have adjusted my newborn/baby session pricing. I know what it's like to have a new baby, little money and still want to have these memories preserved.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One more time...

Ok people... perhaps I should have used the word FREE instead of GIVE AWAY... but if you'd like to play along... click on the picture above or CLICK HERE.
In other interesting bits of info (well, to some people, I am sure it will be mildly amusing anyway)
The boy and I had our first ever Photo Booth session... he had NO idea what the heck was going on... this is something I'd like to do at least once a month. I wish I knew where there was one that did Black and White... We are going to try out all the ones we see.
We actually LOST them for about 5 min in the Baby Gap, they somehow managed to work their way up onto the shelf where I put a shirt back (I rejected!). Be sure to sign up for the FANTASTIC give away!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Sunshine for my kitchen

This pretty little gem is a wonderful addition to our dark kitchen. It came with 3 of the ugliest chairs I've seen in a while. It's not actually the chairs that are ugly, it's the covering. Not sure if I am up to recovering them, but I am sure it's a job I can add to my "list" for my fella (or can get his mamma to 'make' him do! lol) Though I got it today, I actually saw it on Saturday when out thrifting with Cousin E and the boy. M thought we needed a bigger table and said I should go back and get it. so back I went!
I found a few goodies on Saturday a lovely yellow chenille spread and wood blocks for the boy.

at the end of our thrifting day, E treated me to a delish cupcake and latte... soooo good....

Friday, March 06, 2009

Give away!

I am playing along in a fun little swap, head on over to Frenchy's Finds - she makes and sells soaps, and has fun stories and tasty recipes!

The rules are (and I'm copying the text from Frenchy's Finds)

The first 5 people who respond to this post will get something made by me: it will be my choice, but will, hopefully, be something you can use or enjoy for its aesthetic merits. This offer does have some restrictions & limitations...

*I make no guarantees that you will like it!
*You will receive this item before the end of the year (December 31, 2009) or sooner.
*You will have no idea what the item will be, or when you will receive it.
*To participate, you must re-post this on your blog and put together something to be sent out as 5 surprises of your own. These surprises can be anything....a piece of art, a photo, a poem...whatever you choose.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Baby shower invites & cards

I just LOVE these little planters... my boy has 3 (and all very manly I must say...ok, NOT)
This one has a windup musical feature... plays (what else?) rock a bye baby!
This adorable photo is part of an upcoming line I am working on, custom & ready made invites, announcements and gift cards. I am trying to keep them super affordable too!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Thousand Words

This photo, taken around 2006 or so. I've had it in my Flickr photo stream before, without much fanfare. Until recently I had a 'free' flickr account, and was restricted to 200 photos. So from time to time, I would cull the herd. Though I loved this one, it got the axe... Then I went 'pro', this came with unlimited storage...Which allows me to do things like rework older pics and repost them. I believe that picture is worth a thousand words. But the timing has to be just so...Every picture speaks in it's own time. And every picture says something different to different people. I love that.