It was probably 3 months ago that I started working on a ruffled curtain for our back door. I am a freak about my windows being covered at night, but I had yet to get anything for that door. I knew I didn't want some store-bought valance, but I am not the greatest seamstress. I think they could sense my lack of confidence, and those ruffles kicked my bottom...until yesterday. I was feeling a little overconfident after my successful ruffled shorts [image below], painted camera, and crazy colored shorts projects.
So after a lot of frustration, lots of straight pins, and a lot of seam ripping I finally finished! And my dear, sweet husband got them up for me tonight [and I finally started practicing with my $1 garage sale Wacom tablet].
Crazy what a girl can do with four tons of determination and a $3 sheet from Walmart. So now you can't stand on my back deck and see all the way through my house. How nice!...okay, okay, so that is an exaggeration, but I really am a freak about having my windows covered. Now I can go into the kitchen and laundry room after dark even when the mr isn't home!
It has been a busy week with work, catching up on photo editing, and getting some things settled here at home. Wednesday I did some major [much needed] cleaning. It felt great to get that done!
I have spent a lot of time wishing the mr was home with me, so I am pretty excited to have him home tonight...I am also pretty excited to start working on some more shelving for the living room because this is what my dining room table looks like right now.
All this is stuff that was just stuck in random places like my living room closet or in the piles of stuff in the office. I did some major cleaning in both places, and I decided if it doesn't have a place it must go!...so I have a great husband who is going to make a place because none of it is stuff I want to part with right now. Soon I will have two shelves on both sides of the fireplace that will hopefully look like built-ins without blocking the air vent in the floor or interfering with the window trim.
Last night I got to visit with some friends and take photos of some cute kiddos. Look at these sweet cheeks!
And you know I love a good puppy photo.
And today I am going to do some creating [red bow for my camera strap, lampshade embroidery, and try to finally finish the curtain for the back door], but first I am going to get on the treadmill. It may break me because it has been a while, but I finally feel like I don't have a million other things I must do first. It always [easily] gets pushed to the back burner. I do well for a few weeks, but then I fall off track again. I want to make it a part of my routine, but that would require some sort of a routine to begin with I think. Today I am being inspired instead of intimidated by all those I see working out. Here I go...wish me luck.
I am lucky girl. That is all there is to it. I will admit that in recent months I have tossed around the idea of just continuing my photography as a hobby. It does make for busy trips and lots of running around when I visit Arkansas, but this week just verified that I was crazy thinking that. I love what I get to do. This week I have been able to see old friends, capture new memories, and see the smiles of my favorite people. I am so thankful that I am able to travel and see my friends and family as often as I do. I am thankful for a job [and a boss] that allows me to do so. This week I got to snuggle my sweet Georgie, spend time with my sis, see friends that I haven't seen in way too long, meet new smiling faces, and [hopefully] make people happy.
I enjoyed each and ever session, but the two maternity sessions were a little extra special since both of these girlies are friends of mine...way back from elementary! Their expected due dates are only 4 days apart, and I was lucky enough to get in a session with each of them. [I also realized that I really like maternity sessions].
Both these beautiful girls are special to me, and I am so excited for them and their little ones. I can't wait to meet them!
Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary...wow. I can't believe how fast it has gone by! Today we both had to work [totally different hours so that we missed each other in passing], but did get to spend this past weekend in St. Louis to celebrate. It was a nice little get away, and I am so glad we got to go. We went with very few plans, and just did as we pleased. It was pretty great.
This is one of my favorite photos from the trip. It was after I got over the intense freak out I experienced from riding a Ferris wheel that was on top of a platform that was on top of a 10 story building. Yeah. It was scary, but I survived to snap a quick pic as we went over the top. Nicholas had a blast at the City Museum, and that alone made the whole trip worth it.