Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This is not something we do on a regular basis...write silent films and post them on YouTube. In fact, this is very unlike us. But if you tell us a Tempur-Pedic mattress is being given away...we are all about making a silly video to share with the world.

(or at least the 44 people in the world that have watched it so far)

I'm very excited to share our nerdiness with you.

Thanks to Erin at The State That I Am In for this fun opportunity!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mitchell: 4 months old

I was on the road by myself with the windows down and the music up. It was a beautiful day and I was enjoying the sound of my voice singing at the top of my lungs. I had 2 hours of a drive ahead of me and it was going to be totally worth it to meet Mitchell for the first time.


Mitchell really held it together for the whole 2 hour shoot, a multitude of poses, outfit changes, and even a viking helmet and beard appearance. After those 2 hours though, he was toast. I guess it's not easy being cute.


All in all, Mitchell is a cool kid, with a cool mom, and a cool room. Just see for yourself.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Crazy Critters

Ever since I got my macro lens, I've been looking at the world around in a smaller scale and wanting to capture the little things.
Lately our house has been frequented by some itty bitty critters that look pretty darn cool.

Do you have any cool macro shots that you've taken?
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our House: Curb Appeal

While the inside of our house has been a total work in progress since the summer of 2008, the curb appeal has been pretty much neglected. Sure, we've done a few things to spiffy up the look including tearing out some terrible looking trees, getting new windows, painting the door, and occasionally watering the grass. Oh, and we mulched too.
I guess it looks a bit better from where we started, but most days I feel like I should be on an episode of Curb Appeal, or Desperate Landscapes, or Yard Crashers. Hello...is anyone in TV land listening? I need your help.
Some days I joke with my husband that I'm going to spend the day at Lowe's or Home Depot until I spot and bring home Ahmed Hassan. He knows I'm not joking either.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Anna + Lillian: Sisters

At a mere 14 days old, Anna already fit right into the family. The whole time I was there she soaked in her new environment, smiled at her family, and seemed so at ease with her new reality.

Anna is the 2nd daughter of my cousin Sarah. Sarah is a natural mother who couldn't have had more beautiful children. It was a pleasure to meet Anna and revisit with big sister Lillian.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I Scream, You Scream

I'm on a serious ice cream kick. Seriously.
Specifically this guy. (and it only has 5 natural ingredients!!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Impulse Buy

I have a confession to make. I've never gotten a pedicure (or a manicure for that matter) and the last time I painted my toenails was for my wedding 3 years ago. This seems sort of weird to say, but it is not something that I even think about...until last Friday.
I was at the gym on the treadmill, which conveniently overlooks a Target. I decided right then and there on mile 2 that I needed to paint my toes a fun color for a while this summer. 15 minutes later I was trolling the cosmetics aisles looking for the most economically priced polish that I could find.
Low and behold, SINFUL COLORS: PROFESSIONAL ended up in my basket and eventually on my toes. One foot was purple, the other blue. When the husband came home I asked him which one he liked better. I think his reply was non-committal and sounded a bit like "Ummm, wow, interesting."
No worries, I chose on my own and decided on the blue. The purple was not vibrant enough for this experiment and sort of looked like a sparkly princess polish. So, blue it was.
And here I am admiring my blue toes while kayaking.

Tell me, can a woman over 30 (barely) wear bright blue polish in the summer?