Wednesday, January 5, 2011

i'm still editing away..but here are some favorites

no longer spoiling any surprises..
Here are a few pictures I love from portraits this year...

oh how I wish I had a picture of my man & I like this...magical.

 Serious sweetness with these 3. And OH the beauty
 the colors of them & this rich wooden door/stone is lovely
OH yes please, more love

 so much happiness happening on this face. amazing.
 charming, a little cautious & then
 the personality came out! Introducing spunk, cool & ball of fun.
 This family, oh the eyes....unbelieveable.
I could talk all day about this wonderful family & their unique beauty
but then just look at the parents.

 This is precious...
the road we as individual families walk...
how we all fit together & uniquely love...

it is always an honor to take pictures, thank you for giving me that honor.
i love it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

post Christmas decor

Indeed the cleansing has begun.
Nope, not making one of those weird resolutions that includes a "cleanse".

BUT of course the stuff must come down
and go OUT
and as much as I love all the decorations & merry-ment. 
TRULY, I do. 
Getting it all out is just...cleansing! 
However, the cards are up??!
YES, please. 
I love love love my christmas cards and they will stay for a while past the Holidays...

 They circle my dining room 
(this is the "hub" of our little cottage) 
and are clipped up but no tape, no pokes, no piles.
Because I like to see each and every one smiling at us & don't want them with holes or stickyness because they all get put into a book each year. 

I've strung up natural twine, with little swag here & there
using clear push pins into my molding.
I know, shame. Oh well.
And then get a bunch of those smaller (not teeny) clothespins
and spray with adhesive & then glitter away! 
I do this into a box outside. 
It SMELLS. And I'm pretty sure
using logic of what I hear bout fumes
Its not so good for you. 
But it works. 
I love this brown/copper color...not at all red/green so I don't get sick of is so quick! 
it is sparkly & cheerful 
instead of simply holiday 
but that's just me. 

 The other part I re did was the mantle. 
It kinda made me sad taking it all down...
and I figured, 
why should I have to? 
After all it is still winter, right?
I left up and redid it for winter...
I had made those pompoms from the ever darling book
Farm Chicks Christmas
Moved over the JOY ornament
erased the Merry Christmas 
and voila! 
 Winter it is!
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