What I’m up to:
– Last weekend we set about crossing another item off the life list, and this time it was goal number one: take an unconventional family portrait. Fortunately I’m friends with the amazing Chris & Jenn who so generously agreed to help me cross this item off my list. Not only are they the most amazing photographers I know, but they embraced the challenge. Take a look at the sneak peek below. Chris asked a total stranger if we could pose in his absolutely perfect 1985 Buick and the guy said yes. It was fully restored and absolutely pristine on the inside, and I was completely overwhelmed with nostalgia the moment I got in. My mom drove this exact car while we were growing up. Also, we took photos in a field lined with semis because their white sides made a perfect light reflector. Dude. I would never, in a million years, think of that. THIS is the couple you want shooting your portraits.
– The day after our photo shoot Isobel came down with a cold.Here is where I would really like to complain about how hard it is to take care of a sick toddler and a very demanding newborn kitten, but everyone with more than one child out there is rolling their eyes so I guess I’ll stop now. Let’s just say that very little sleep is happening.
– Speaking of Squirrelly! I took him to the vet last Friday just to make sure he was on track health-wise. I was also having a bit of anxiety and was fretting over whether he was getting better or worse because he started sleeping more. Turns out he is doing fantastically and the vet couldn’t get over how healthy he was considering his circumstances. She said she never would have guessed he was abandoned. He is fat and perfect. This made me feel so much better, and I owe his robust health all to my mother who taught me everything I know about taking care of cats. The vet did warn me, however, that there is still a chance that Squirrelly might not make it. Sometimes cats can tell if there is something wrong with their fetus and will abandon it at birth rather than waste their resources on a baby that will never survive. She she he could be fine for a couple weeks and suddenly pass away for no reason at all. I’m really glad to know this because if I hadn’t gone to the vet and he passed away I would have assumed I did something wrong and then felt terrible.
– The vet said it was too young to confirm Squirrelly’s gender, which also made me feel great because I have yet to really be wrong about a cat’s gender, except of course for Tasha but he had a weird vagina. Which I will tell you all about next week because if there’s one thing I need to find more in my search terms it’s “weird cat vagina.”
– My camera is about $400 away from being repaired. On that note, have I mentioned I have an etsy shop?
– Last weekend I accompanied my bestie to her first craft fair. I took a few pics of her awesome set up. Although she didn’t make a lot in sales she impressed a lot of people with her custom invitations and passed out a lot of business cards. The deck was really stacked against her as 95% of the people attending the craft fair were in their late 60s and 70s, which is not exactly her demographic. In fact, since her motto is “This is not your mother’s stationery,” I guess we should just be glad nobody screamed MY MOTHER IS DEAD YOU BASTARDS. The five people that were our age loved her stuff, and really the only reason she signed up was because it was a cheap way to get experience. Now that she’s no longer a craft fair virgin she can move on to better (and more expensive) waters.
– I’m hosting a link party, so if you are a vintage maven or an estate sale queen (or even just an occasional thrifter) you are welcome to join me in my Reuse Roundup! I’d like to encourage and promote the cause of secondhand and finding alternate uses for things before throwing something away or purchasing something new. I know many of you are avid thrifters and I think this is a great way to promote our lifestyle.
Little Big Links:
– Having a garage sale this summer? This is a great resource for free printable signs and labels.
- She fell asleep looking like a page from Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book.
- Such cheek!
- Giant Pink Hat? Yes, please!
- Morning portrait.
- Unconventional Family Portrait Sneak Peek.
What was the last thing you ate?
Two fried eggs, toast with butter and peach preserves, four strips of bacon. And coffee. Burp.
Do you have a question for me? I’d love to answer it! You can leave your question in the comments, @-reply me on twitter, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a messenger pigeon. Don’t actually do the last one, though. My cat will eat it.