Hello out there, happy Friday!
I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday.
I must admit, we had a very "full" day yesterday in many different ways-so no "five senses" post today but postponing it until tomorrow or Sunday when I can get my film back.
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All right. Time for me to clean up, pack orders and get back to normal a bit.
Hope you all have a fun and lovely weekend!
I never knew my grandmothers.
I still don't know a lot about them but my Grandma Marie is definitely the one I know the least about.
She was my Mother's Mother.
Born and raised in Oklahoma during a difficult time in our country's history, I don't imagine life came easy for her.
I do know that at the end of her life she was a collector of salt and pepper shakers.
Now that me and my eight sibling have families of our own, the collection is being distributed among us.
I know it's nothing fancy; but it gives me a little glimpse of Marie's sense of humor.
I chose the fake toaster with the removable "toast" shakers.
I will treasure it always.
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Happy Thanksgiving to you all out there!
I feel so grateful for so many things, and hugely grateful for all of you.
I hope you have a beautiful holiday. See you back here for five senses friday?
Sometimes when I'm walking alone here in Austin I just stop and stare.
There's a hazy sort of light here; almost ghostlike in its quality.
I can't help but feel the history all around me here.
Texas is new; but I come from a place even more new.
I imagine women in long dresses drinking tea on the front porch.
I wonder what the summers were like, workers building limestone mansions in the blistering heat.
People from the East were so brave to come here, so far and so foreign...
And those who were here already. How did they thrive?
I just get caught up in it all, every once in awhile.
Hello out there and happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
We had a very quiet one here in Austin which was a nice change of pace.
So, the above post probably seems a little strange if you a regular reader, I don't usually share portraits here-but hey-this year has been so completely full of change for me-why not?
Pictured above is my friend, Brooke. Moving to Austin this summer without knowing a single soul (well, James moved here, too-but you get the idea...) was a rough transition for me. Brooke welcomed me with open arms and has been a dear friend here.
Just about any day now Brooke will be giving birth to a little baby girl. I am so thrilled and excited for her! She's been so open and honest about her pregnancy and her fears, hopes and dreams about motherhood. I totally admire her for that. Watching her progress and seeing her family grow has been a treat! I cannot wait for little baby Juniper gets here. I know Brooke will be a great mother.
Sometimes I get all anxious and consumed with little things that don't really matter much. It's nice to step back and look at the happy, important things in life. Thanks for reminding me to do that, Brooke!
Hope you all have a lovely day.
All that you have to do is type in "holiday" at the checkout of either shop to get the discount.
If you've been an etsy user-you may notice that this is a new feature-etsy now has coupon codes.
If you'd like to order a print of a photo you've seen here on the blog but that isn't it in my shop it is super easy. You can order the size you'd like right here or if you prefer etsy you can order right here. Then I will email you to find out what print you'd like.
All right, that's enough self promotion from me. Hope you are all having a lovely day out there!
Just wanted to pop in and mention this super special event that is taking place over in Rochester, New York next weekend.
Second Storie Indie Market is a hand made sale that I was lucky enough to participate in last year. It is phenomenal and a lot of fun. Many of the vendors we were lucky to have at Little Winter will be there like Secret Pocket, Shanna Murray and Herriott Grace. There will also be many, many other talented artisans including my very favorite paper goods shop, humunuku.
If you are anywhere near Rochester next weekend, I highly recommend dropping by. I wish I could make it out-who knows? Maybe next year :)
Hello out there, friends!
I hope you've had a lovely week.
Thanks for the enthusiasm in the comments on yesterday's post. I still plan on keeping this a 99% film photo blog, but it's nice to now I can change it up now and then ;)
So after my five senses post, I have a little holiday themed photo post for you all. I know some have rules about not posting about holiday things until December 1st or after Thanksgiving or whatever-but I'm already feeling excited about the coming season. This weekend I'll be decorating a bit and getting all my holiday shop goodies ready for next week. Anyway...onto five senses friday....
For those of you who are new readers (or maybe never understood what I was blabbing about) five senses friday was started years ago by my friend, Shari Altman. I use it weekly as way to sit down and reflect on what the past days have been like for me.
I would love it if you played along-you can leave your own version in the comments or on your blog.
steaming hot miso soup
beautiful twinkle lights up all over Austin
some peppermint spray I picked up at the market in Portland
this Christmas song (don't hate me-it's not too early)
huge gusts of blustery wind