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Family photos Fall 2012

I just realized that it’s been a while since I’ve posted any Brooke updates here on the blog. I think it’s because I’m so darn busy chasing after her, that I barely have time to think! ;) Let me just tell you…she is  QUITE the busy toddler. And I mean that. Like, the stories I have are just….OH MY. (thank God for nap time, bed time, and wine. Not necessarily in that order).

We do still love her, even though she is crazy :)

Here are some recent photos we had taken professionally this Fall. This Mama takes LOTS of pics – but that is just the problem: I’m never in any of them! So we decided to have a family session and I could not be happier with the photos. All photo credit goes to the lovely Erin, of Erin Wolczik Photography. If you are local to the MA area, I HIGHLY recommend her – she is so great to work with and her prices are great! If you contact her, please let her know that I sent you…

 

She simply would NOT put Teddy down that day. Brooke has 3 favorite things at the moment: books, musical instruments, and her stuffed animal friends. They are ALWAYS with us. She’s a popular gal…!

The photos of her in this chair are too funny. #1 – Peter and I were acting like total morons to get her to look & smile at us. #2 – we were not only allowing her to stand on the chair, we were encouraging it…so she was GIDDY with excitement over that. and #3 – she is totally thinking “what are these people doing? They look like idiots!” LOL

this last photo is breathtaking. I had asked for a sunset picture and boy, did we get it! If you look SUPER close, you can see Brooke’s pebbly pigtail (her signature ‘do!) sticking straight up. LOVE.

Erin blogged even more photos from our session HERE. She did such a wonderful job capturing Brooke’s spunky personality. Thank you, Erin!

Hopefully you will see pics of my little tornado here on the blog more often. I am really aching to get back to scrapbooking, once the Holidays are over & done with. Lately I’ve been working on Christmas craft projects to give as gifts. Fun! I plan on sharing some of my non-paper craft creations, too :)

Cake Smash!

Just sharing a few shots from the cake smash photoshoot that I did with Brooke. She had a blast smooshing her hands in all that cake – I don’t think she could believe I was letting her do it, ha!

messy, but OHH so fun! :)

I have to brag…

about my adorable nephew. And the photoshoot we had this weekend :)

He is super adorable, and has the most amazing blue eyes….!

He loves being naked, or just in his diaper. Which is fine with his Auntie – because I LOVE baby chunk. And I love photographing chunky babies. I just want to eat them up:

He also loves his Daddy a lot  as you can see. It’s so awesome to see my Brother and his baby – they are both totally smitten with each other:

He does not like, however, to be cold. So when I stuck him in his cold Bumbo seat – he was not afraid to let me know that being cute is hard work – and – “hey lady can you at least throw a blanket down?? It’s February you know??”

:)

I took SO many more. But these were just a few of my faves. Oh and how can I forget this last one? I don’t even think it needs a caption. Because who doesn’t love seeing a pair of these? I just want to bite ‘em.

non-crafty post: Our House.

so I thought I’d at least update you on what we’ve been so busy with (well, part of it at least!) :)

We own an old farm house. It’s a wonderful New England 100+ year old house – with all the character & charm of an old home (and all the problems, too!). We finally were able to have it painted this summer & we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.It used to be white (more like a chipped, cracked dirty version of white). We decided to go with a Colonial Blue color, with white trim & black accents. We are VERY happy with how it turned out.

Here are some pictures of the house, freshly painted & landscaped. (We do 99% of things at our house by ourselves – landscaping included. It was nice to have some help w/ the painting – as it was a pretty big undertaking).

And here are my new rocking  chairs. OH, my chairs. I’ve wanted these since the day we moved in. This porch just BEGS to have white rocking chairs sitting out there. I love how the fresh paint makes them pop. And I LOVE rocking in them. And yes, we love that big porch! ;)

A view from the street:

In addition to the house painting & landscaping, we’ve got quite the kitchen renovation going on. I promise to put pics of that up as well when it’s complete. Cabinets are in & I *almost* have a sink back again. Oh, I cannot wait.

Stay tuned & thanks for stopping in!

Photography Blog

Hi all – so a few had asked about seeing more of the pics I am taking lately. I have decided it’s easier for me to do a Photography Blog to keep this one just focused (mostly) on paper crafting. (and my cat that I love so much, hehe)

Anyway, here is the link if you’re interested. I try to post recent pics of things I shoot. It will most like evolve into a personal blog as most of my shots are of events & things in my life.

Hopefully it’s not too boring :)

cards & other stuff

I’ve been having lots of fun with my Photography. I got a new lens (50mm f/1.4) & I’m totally loving it. It’s fun to practice with a lens that is so fast & is great in low light. I have to share a photo of my best test subject, Max:

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Isn’t he such a pretty boy? He loves me & is totally OK with my camera obsession. (at least I think he is. I tell myself he is.) I love how his whiskers are HUGE. When he was a kitten, they were pretty much the same size. It was hilarious because he had this little head with GINORMOUS whiskers. He’s definitely grown into them – but they are still pretty big & I love ‘em. Gives him so much personality.

We’re making progress on our kitchen renovation project. I think we might be hanging cabinets *soon*. I was able to sneak up to my craft room for just a bit this weekend in between painting. I was very much into butterflies for some reason, so here are some cards. I am loving the October Afternoon paper. It’s just so yummy.

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In fact, I love that darn patterned paper so much that I had to punch as many butterflies as I could out of it. I used a Martha Stewart punch for these:

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Then I decided I’d like to see how stamping on the paper would look. So I used my new fave Hero stamp & cut out some more butterflies from OA paper:

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Super simple cards, but so much fun to make…!

I hope to be back soon with pictures of a newly renovated kitchen…with a SINK. A SINK!! (What I would not give to have my sink back. Oy.)