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 !