Wednesday, June 8, 2011

where'd you get this shampoo

. this definitely gave me the laugh i needed . thought you might need it too .

Thursday, May 26, 2011

happy haircut

. i just had one . and it was very happy .

. before .
. after .
. and mom requested to see the back, so these next few are for you mom .

. and then i realized none of these are from the front, so here's one .
. at some point i'll get better quality ones taken, but for now these get the point across .

. after having long hair for roughly 6 years i was ready to switch things up . in that 6 years i've changed colors (found out lighter isn't for me) and cut bangs a few times, then grown them back out, i felt like i had exhausted every long hair style that i liked, and i was ready for a change . i've had this short of hair before (when i got married) and did like it, so thought i'd go for it again . walter (who did it just like the picture (the last one of her holding the baby), never happens, right?!), made it happen and i couldn't be more pleased !

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

. randomness .

. apparently i can't do much cohesive these days, it's all random photos from my iphone or random thoughts running out of my head . it's where i'm at these days i guess .

. this weather is awesome . early, but awesome . yesterday i turned the air on . i had flash backs of right after we moved into this house and i was babysitting levi and andrew . an ache that i hadn't felt in a while came over me, i missed them and all their silly ways . and i strangely didn't mind doing the laundry, washing dishes, taking out the garbage . i truly felt as if i was living in this house, my dream house, for the first time again . that passed last night when i had to finish up the laundry .

. my weeks have been fairly booked with photo sessions, but they keep getting rescheduled . no ones fault, they can't help it, but it's making for extra time . which i do really love, but find myself wondering what to do with it all . last saturday i had 2 sessions booked and both had to reschedule, so that left my morning wide open . i had already planned to meet my friend emily for omelettes at the rotary omelette breakfast in kalona . she mentioned she was going to hit a few garage sales since it was city wide, and since my morning opened up i went too . it had been a long time and it was so much fun . we had to stop for coffee to wrap up the fun .

. hitting a few garage sales with em, oh and the coffee shop .

. a few of my finds from the sales .
. garage sale finds .

. after my morning saleing, i had went to this little missy's birthday party .
. birthday party .

. it was a butterfly party, wish i had taken my wings .
. butterfly birthday party .

. then kept andrew and seth for a few hours while mommy helped with a wedding . we ran errands and put bandaids on ouchies . and went through a car wash, seth wasn't a fan .
. not a fan of the car wash .

. and sunday i was able to spend the day with my mom . it was special . we don't usually spend the day together and it worked out that she had the afternoon free, as did i . had lunch (dad came too, he can't crash our party, he only makes it better), then walked around the square a little, sat in the park and talked .
. mom's day together .
. then got iced coffee at dodici's cafe . mmmm .
. mother's day drinks .

. i feel blessed to have so many special people in my life . my days are filled with family, friends and love . i know i don't look happy about it here, but i am !
. breezy day .

Saturday, April 30, 2011

. randomness .

. i was supposed to have a photo shoot this morning, but we rescheduled due to the very overcast skies...we were hoping for some fun outdoor shot, fingers crossed for next saturday ! soo excited about taking prom photos this afternoon, a group of 12 ! AHH ! does that sound like fun, or what ?! wishing we could do some outside, but i'm not counting on it . with this wind, can you say 'dress up day' ?

. been working on that curb appeal on the house, remember ? house numbers are on, new mailbox in place and just put up a new porch light . a forsythia wreath on the front door, it's all come together quite nicely . i'll post photos at some point . the dilapidated porch floor is what's holding me back . all in good time ! we've only lived here 6 years people, give us time !
. new porch light .

. just noticed that there's sunshine in the forecast for the next 4 days, who do we think we are, california ?! sooo excited, but not holding my breath !

. love arranging all my props cute at the studio for window peekers . i only just started doing this a few months ago, it's like styling a window display, i like it !
. color .

. spent quite a bit of time at the studio this week . 7 shoots, well, make that 6 since this mornings rescheduled . whew, what a great week .
. gray day .

. even got a day of shopping in and while i was there i saw this . these guys are great and i wish it would have worked out to hear them that night, sometime i WILL make it to hear them play !
. final alibi .

. had coffee with a friend . it was the best, the coffee and conversation . this single coffee date changed my week ! thanks, ashley ! you can pretend like you didn't read this . ha !
. coffee with ashley .

. when i went out to feed the dogs .
. blue skies .
. mad for plaid, i am ! jammies !
. in my pj's .
. editing while watching the royal wedding yesterday . i'm not totally caught up in it all (like my awesome friend, emily...seriously, she's awesome, she was featured on, go read her stuff, you're really laugh out loud!) . but i do love and appreciate style and a couple who appears genuine and in love, and from what we are shown they appear to be just that . i did love seeing all the hats and couldn't imagine being a female guest and NOT having a hat, and i saw a few of them...poor things . why ?!
. the royal wedding while working .
. this means the sun is shining . !!! . and i almost see a chevron pattern in there . hm, pretty .
. morning light on the wall and ceiling .
. i'm wanting to get more creative with my photo shoots . lately my mind has been racing as to how i can mix things up . i have a few ideas, but if you have any inspiration, send it my way .

. i mowed yesterday and i actually enjoyed it a little . i'm hoping it's really growing on me and i'll learn to love it . most of the time it's just a job, one i dread and pray the 2 hours flies by . i've even tried embracing it before with no success . not sure what's change, but i hope it's for good . am i asking too much from mowing my yard ? i don't think so .

. that's all for now . happy saturday to you !

Friday, April 22, 2011

inspired by kate

. these gals are all planning on attending the royal wedding the end of the month, i love it . i seriously wasn't even sure when it was, but they are all attending (via their couch and tv) . yesterday at club marjorie mentioned that her "easter bonnet" was inspired by kate middleton . she liked what she had seen kate wear and whipped up a little something similar out of fabric that she's add for probably 30 or 40 years. i suggested she make them and sell them on . she mentioned she doesn't have a computer .
. marjie wearing her headpiece, inspired by kate middleton .
. i love little delicate ladies . she had this thing attached to her head with 2 little bands of thread, can you see them ? how did it not fall off . i have no hopes of being a delicate little old lady . i'm going to be the kind huffing and puffing just getting to my seat, sitting down with a big sigh and looking around to take it all in once i get seated because it was all i could do just to get to my chair . i hope i don't smell bad .
. marjie's headpiece, inspired by kate middleton .
. my friend, joleen . her fancy hat was purchased for a wedding in italy many, many years ago .
. joleen .
. and betty, who made me laugh more than once during our time together . especially with her talk of having to cover her ears when she gets her hair cut so that her hair dresser doesn't cut off the hair that she's trying to grow over her ears . she's been working on it for 2 years now ! again, i'm laughing ! she said when purchasing this hat all those years ago the salesman told her she didn't really have the kind of head that should wear a hat . and when putting it on to come to club her son told her now he sees why she doesn't wear them . poor thing . she took it off right after this photo .
. betty .
. grandma co-hosted and wrote a little spring tribute . it was beautiful, and mentioned the bald eagle cam . who would have thought 'the internet' would be mentioned in a sweet little spring sonnet . i love the 21st century .
. pretty grandma .
. it was a lovely time .
. pie, coffee and easter bonnets .
. speaking of pretty, delicate ladies . isn't she !
. pretty grandma .

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

. more random things .

. spring . is it here ? or isn't it ? by the calendar it is, but i still seem to have to wear socks every day or else my feet get cold . last week when i went over to my mother in laws and cut some flowers i also cut some branches from their newly trimmed apple trees . i brought some branches home that had buds on them and look, they just bloomed on my kitchen island .
. apple blossoms blooming on my kitchen island .
. and well, this is about as easter as i get when it comes to decorating .
. getting all easter up in here .
. i ordered this amazing rug (from here if you're curious) over a month ago and it just came on monday . it was backordered . my experience with backordered stuff has been that about 3 weeks after it's backordered i seem to get an message saying that it is no longer in stock and so therefore i don't get what i ordered . i didn't get my hopes up then that i'd actually get this so a few days ago when i got the email that said it was shipped i got all excited again . her she is, and i love her !! she'll be going with me to the studio now and then too for maybe a fun family session ?! how did it become a she ? hm...
. fun rug .
. brings some more color and mismatch to my office . i love it !
. new rug in office .
. and i finally got some of those instagrams printed ! i chose for printing and they would go as large as 5x5 . i'm very happy with the outcome . saw this cute idea to string them up here .
. instagrams, in print .
. that's all for today, friends .

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

a day to remember

. today is a day to remember, not because there's anything special about it ...

. except for these beautiful flowers clipped from a friends forsythia bush .

. and cleaning and laundry all morning .

. and making sandwiches for the guys working outside .

. and chatting with a friend on the phone about personal things and feeling her love .

. and 70 degree temps with the sun shining .

. and worship music in the background .

. and planning to go pick some daffodils from my mother in laws before it rains .

. and cleaning out the freezer to stock it with meat .

. and cleaning the basement a little while i'm down there .

. and FBing heart felt messages with a friend .

. and a window open . (can't open many living on the gravel road)

. and enjoying spending some time in the kitchen with fresh vegetables .

. and realizing again that God is in control and thanking Him for that.

. and still working on memorizing those verses below, i've almost got them .

. and playing wwf's here and there .

. and so, well, it's a simple day i want to remember .

Monday, April 11, 2011

. my day .

. monday with my boys .
. boys and their toys . by photoeyelove

. buds .
. buds .
. my special treat to myself today . coffee with all the fixins .

. my special treat for the day .

. if you're a hoffert you most likely love BBQ sauce on any meat .
. Hoffert's and their BBQ sauce .

. some fun in the sun .
. today there were a few things up in the air

. today there were a few things up in the air .

Friday, April 1, 2011

. memorizing this one .

. i haven't memorized a verse in a very long time, i'm ashamed to admit . but here's one i've started working on . it's good ! so i thought i'd share in case it encouraged any of you .

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:17-19

. good stuff right there !

Thursday, March 31, 2011


. lots of thoughts swarming my head these days so i thought i'd put them down here . i always love reading others randomness so hopefully you don't mind mine . here goes...

. waaaaay back when, when i started my very first blog, i think this was august 2008, steve helped me set things up and as any of you that know him, know that when he does something he does it on a fairly large scale . like 17 pounds of bacon, or 27 pounds of grapes, those are both stories entirely all their own . aaaaanyway, back to setting up the blog story, we decided on a name (photo eye love, now photos eye love) and when setting up the gmail he called it . i laughed and let him . well, here i am, however long later and did you know that you can change anything about your google account except for your email address ? anyway, please don't send me emails at this address, as i don't check it regularly, but now i do have a address, so feel free to email me there or the cloudburst one .

. the sunshine not only warms my dogs basking in it, but my heart . i truly haven't been ready for spring until just this week .

. cleaned out the fridge this morning . hate that job . but so glad it's done . cleaned all the carrots, cut the tops off and made them into a little bouquet looking thing so now they'll look more appealing to eat . don't say anything, i took a lot of guts to write that .

. if you get a really really pretty iphone, you should protect it by getting a cover for it . that's right, i didn't . i dropped it yesterday, trying to save a kitten's life and so now mine has a case and a broken back, oh and no insurance since they don't let you get it after it's been dropped . lovely .

. speaking of my iphone, i could marvel daily at the apps out there ! a period tracker (period plus if you're interested) . white noise app ?! you no longer need to take your fan when you go somewhere to sleep, while you're using it why don't you switch your white noise from using an oscillating fan to waves, or a thunder storm, or a ticking grandfather clock (my fav) , cuz it's all on there !

. you've probably noticed i've been posting a lot about food lately, you know, here and on facebook . i'm trying to figure all this out, why i eat, my relationship with food, why i eat too much of the bad for you stuff, and the good for you stuff . trying to put my finger on how it makes me feel . trying to work more exercise into my life . i don't want these things to be temporary, so i'm taking my time getting them all figured out . i'm reading made to crave(thanks to the recommendation of emily, wow, i know lots of emily's...emily T) and i've only just begun, but i'm loving it, it's making so much sense ! the idea is we are all made to crave, but the world trains us to crave things like food, fashion, sex, drugs, alcohol, any number of things, but we are made to crave Jesus Christ and when we fulfill those cravings with Him our life will be a productive one for Him . now, i'm only just starting the book, there's much more to it i'm sure, but that's what i've gotten so far .

. along those same lines i'm also reading crazy love . not terribly far into this one either, but loving it just as much . realizing how if we truly love Christ with all that is in us, with a crazy sort of reckless abandon that He is automatically our all in all . i know that's truly what i want out of this life here on earth is for Him to be my everything and for that to reflect upon everyone i come in contact with . if you've read either of these books tell me your thoughts .

. hm, saying more and different stuff than i thought i would when i started this post .

. my laptop cord is not working, am glad i got the insurance (extended warranty) on that ! new one to come, not soon enough i have to resort to using my desktop that i just like to look at . kidding . kinda .

. i'm wearing bangles today, wondering how long they'll last . i hate noisy accessories . i hate wearing heels that clonk, clonk, clonk as you walk and it lets everyone in the entire building know that you're coming .

. i need my friends . so glad i have the best ones !

. one of my favorite things to do is meet new people and in doing that make new friends . i feel like i get to do that all the time with photography . it's funny because a really great client of mine ordered some photos and through a series of mistakes and miscommunications we've had to chat quite a few times and meet up twice and we have such a great time every time . she's yet to get her photos . she doesn't care, and neither do i because we kinda like meeting up .

. i don't know if i saved that kitties life or not ! it's kinda driving me crazy .

. and a pic, because a post is always better if there's something else to look at besides words . right ? or maybe not, having a bad hair day so i just pulled it all back . but there's my new phone cover, the only one that fit since the back was broke .

. happy day friends, tell me something that's been swarming through your head lately in the comment section .

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

. cute you tube .

. and one last thing for the day . if you haven't seen this cute little video you have to . it's the cutest thing since charlie bit my finger . although that's my all time favorite i think .

. instagrams from monday, tuesday and today .

. fresh produce .
. fresh produce .
. making salsa . wasn't the best i've ever made .
. whipping up some salsa .
. reed was playing basketball with baby toys on the dining room table . one toy in the cup, one toy in the bowl . i decided this was not a great idea .
. basketball with baby, no .
. spring is here, although it's a cold and snowy one we're having !
. spring IS coming .
. finding a feather on our walk .
. nature walk .
. school .
. school .
. love the fringe on the run .
. love the messy fringe .
. boys playing with my old cameras .
. photographers in training .

. photographers in training .
. love these photos . i think the boys are so cute with them . ryan was fascinated with that big old one, he opened it all up and put it all back together, not as easy as it might sound .
. photographers in training .
. the sun was shining just right into the closet this morning and this bottle was the prettiest thing around .
. bombshell .
. lots of office work today .
. a day in the office .