desire to stop all the pre-thanksgiving Christmas overdrive. (We blame the violent blast of cinnamon scented air as we enter all craft and home improvement stores. It flips some kind of instinct in me that makes me want to run.) True story, I actually walked into Pier 1 the other day looking for simple white cloth napkins for Thanksgiving (harder to find than you might think) and walked immediately back out. Christmas and Thanksgiving decor were competing so hard, that there was hardly room to walk around and the whole place felt too much of an overwhelming thing. I couldn't do it. A little overlap is fine and totally acceptable... but it's getting to be too much out there!
Then my girlfriend and I laughed, because we both sounded like old grinchy ladies.. and then I realized that maybe it was just because we might only have five or six more total Thanksgivings with things "as they are".... and then I wanted to cry because well...I only have five more Thanksgivings (INCLUDING THIS ONE) until my boy is in college... wahaaaaa!
I can't even.
So I planted my paper white bulbs and shot some pretty pics in the soft morning light. I enjoyed the peace of the quiet morning while a very tall boy clad in flannel pajamas, ate a huge bowl of cereal at the same counter that he once wasn't tall enough to see over. And I didn't dwell. I just savored. Because it's precious and I want to do my best at savoring right now.
On a side note, my 50mm lens stopped working when Adrain and I went to Mexico last spring. I was so upset over it, that I hadn't really used my camera since. The 50mm is my favorite lens and takes the best photos with the best light. I never felt very inspired with the big, huge lens on the camera. It wasn't the same. Well, anyway, a few weeks ago I dug it out of my camera bag, cleaned it really well and prayed over it and it worked! I nearly cried. I was so thrilled that I've been photographing life up a storm again so be warned... image overload coming this way again. Ha! (I think I'll savor that too.)
one week pop up shops for my Etsy shop over the course of the next year! I will hopefully have a few new items each opening and a week seems to be about all I can handle with my limited time. So.... I have one more week-long pop up shop coming on November 23 and I would LOVE to have you stop by!
I will be selling all the old favorite prints you've probably seen, along with these four brand new pieces, just in time for holiday gift giving or home decorating! (I am seriously so in love with them I can't even stand it.) So be thinking of that, and as always YOU guys are the reason I can do this, and I love you all to pieces!! Without you, I'd have no shop.
Okay, I'm doing something amazing with 60 lemons in my kitchen right now so I can't chat anymore... but, it smells like heaven in here!! You'll have to wait and see what I'm doing. It's going to be goooood!