It’s been so long since I’ve shared family images that I have to do it in 2 parts! But first I have a little giveaway : ) I haven’t done one forever and thought it was time that I said “thanks” in a small way. I appreciate every one of you! I bought “Flea Market Style” as soon as I spotted it at my local grocery. I knew I would love it, just knowing who was involved in it….Ki Nassauer, Matthew Mead, Linda McDonald, Heather Bullard….it was destined to be awesome! I can honestly say that I read it cover to cover-
I thought the funnel article was brilliant! I will be on the hunt for funnels at the next flea market I go to!
So, I spotted a copy of Flea Market Style at the grocery last week and picked it up for a special giveaway to someone who comments today. All I need from you is to say hey and tell me your favorite nickname for one of your loved ones. I adore nicknames and I’d love to hear your family favorite. I realize that FMS has been out since February, but since they sold out and the only copies available are the ones currently on newstands…and just because I think it’s worthy of a giveaway. AND, if you don’t win this copy and you don’t have a copy yet, run out and find it! It’s a little more pricey than the average mag, at $10, it’s well worth it! When I saw a copy on the desk at Dime Store Days(one of the antique shops right next to the Loft) I wasn’t surprised…they “get” it.
For the past few months, I’ve been purging and organizing, knowing that we would probably have our annual family garage sale this spring. For the past few years, we have done our garage sales together and I have to say it’s way more fun hanging out and sharing the work on the day of the sale. I have forced myself to be really strong and to get rid of things that I still like, but have an overabundance of. Case in point: my tin collection. I reorganized an area of my kitchen a couple of days ago and narrowed my collection of tin down to 10 pieces, which means that I am going to be putting quite a bit on our sale. Here’s a peek:
I think I have some pretty good stuff for the sale overall. No clothes, just vintage-y goodies, craft and scrapbook items and some home decor stuff. Someday, I’d like to be a vendor at one of the local flea markets…then I would actually clean out our storage bay!
I wanted to share a few more recent family shots…Easter, the UP train ride, and other random everyday shots. Tomorrow, I’m hoping to have a few of Molly’s 5 year photos to share. What an adorable little character she is. She just makes me smile!
The fact that all 4 children and 3 dogs are even in the frame is surprising with me having no other adult around to help.
He did this all afternoon.
Max is growing up.
Manning is so good with Max.
I’m surprised that Cinderella doesn’t have her gloves and tiara on.
Our nephew Kyle was the engineer on the UP train ride we went on last week. He is a recently married man with a stepson and baby girl on the way! Love this big guy.
Pop picked up the camera and got this shot. I like it.
It was a beautiful night and really made Tom and I think about taking a real train trip sometime.
Update on location shoot:
- St Louis MO area….it’s looking promising. I just need 1 or 2 more families to confirm and it’s a go!
- Spokane WA….no news…but I’m going regardless!
- Cape Cod….sounds very promising! Please email me if you are interested! email@example.com
- Kearney NE….I think Kearney is a go! I would love to have a few more, since it’s so close!
- San Fernando Valley CA…I received a phone call yesterday from a friend who I met via Creativity Inc asking about the possibility of having me come out for a family shoot! I would love for this to work out as well! So if you are in the LA/San Fernando Valley and you’re interested, let me know! Wendy has frequent flyer miles to get me there, so I’m fairly certain this will work out!
I am beyond thrilled at the possibility of doing more traveling and photographing families/seniors/newborns/weddings in different locations! So just let me know if you are truly interested.
Also, please be thinking of a local deserving family to receive a free photoshoot via this project. I will keep you posted on updates and when to start nominating.
Last night, we celebrated Miley’s birthday at Bonefish. We laughed and even cried a little. I am so blessed to have a group of friends with such a great connection. This weekend, I’m sure we will be laughing and having a great time together at Becca’s crop…which is going to be the BOMB!!! We are going to raise so much money for such a great cause and have the best time together in the process! This year is surpassing any other year as far as amazing giveaways, auctions, food, and awesome people to hang out with! Just in case you’re interested, I’m donating a free photoshoot…all you have to do is bid and win! The donations that have been coming in are stellar! Plus, the garage sale is always a huge hit. I don’t think there’s ever been a year that I haven’t bought things on the garage sale, which I think is sort of surprising considering I donate a bunch and already have a room full of craft supplies….but what I find at the sale, is many times things that you can’t find anymore, or just different than what I have. Have I made it clear enough that you need to be there? ha!
Long post, I know. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the Flea Market Style magazine!