Doll Family Portraits

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My friend Julie used to worked with me and doesn’t anymore and it makes me sad all the time.  Luckily, she asked me to take some portraits of her family so I could see her for the first time in months.  It was pretty cold that day so we bundled up Erin (her sweet little girl) in lots and lots of blankets.  Erin rewarded us by being really really cute.

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Happenings

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Last weekend Chris and I took a trip up to Iowa to visit some of his family members including his grandmother who was an absolute delight and his cousin who has taken over a super old (over 100 years I think) family farm and him and his wife (who is also a talented artist) are fixing it up.  It was really quite lovely and charming and the slow pace of life was a nice breather from my usually fairly chaotic schedule.  It also reminded me how much I miss being around grandparents as all of mine have passed.  The freeness with which they speak their mind and tell things as they are is really something to treasure.  And it is also hilarious.  I was in stitches for most of the weekend.  I thought I would share some pictures of that and a few other things that have been happening…

Iowa sunset Two Delighted

This was the sunset that we watched as we were leaving the farm to head back to Cedar Rapids.  Pretty unbelievable, right?

iowa road Two Delighted

iowa pink sky Two Delighted

There farm and the land around it were exceptionally beautiful.  I just wish I had had my wide angle lens to capture it all.  Total screw up on my part.

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We like fields.

Iowa roadside Two Delighted

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I know no one cares about Halloween anymore but I never got to show the floating pumpkins outside of my house.  Here they are.

Magnolia leaf escort cards Two Delighted

I have been doing some pretty fun calligraphy projects recently like these magnolia leaf escort cards.  I was also asked to do a table runner for an inspiration shoot that will be in Carolina Bride as well as some envelopes and belly bands for another inspiration shoot that I just finished this week.  I will share all of that when they are published.

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I did put just a couple Christmas decorations up so far.  I am holding off until it gets a bit closer to do my mantel.  Is this weekend close enough?

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Free Botanical Prints

Monday, November 17, 2014

Oh Monday.  You are back again.  All I really want to do is stay home and begin Christmas decorating whilst making hot chocolate from one of the 50 hot chocolate packages that we picked up this weekend (along with eggnog).  My holiday beverage situation is in check.  However, I am holding off on decorating until Thanksgiving week so Corey doesn’t give me the side eye.  I did finally get sick of our lack of art in the kitchen so I added some in the form of these FREE botanical prints from Vintage Printable and hung them up with some $7 ikea frames.  I just printed out the images on regular old computer paper on a regular old printer.  Not too bad for $14 am I right?

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