catching up

Is it too late to post a few 4th of July photos?
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front of house c
SCP flag
lippers watermelon



happy 4th!!


Happy Independence Day Weekend!  Sorry for my short disappearance, I have been very sick and am convinced there is nothing worse than being sick in the summertime!  Sloaney caught it too, which is a double-whammee.  Annnnd  maybe I should call it a triple-whammee, my sweet parents have been here visiting and DaddyBoy and I spent all day last Thursday at the Urgent Care place because he had pneumonia.  When it rains it pours, I hadn’t even caught up from my week in NYC and now I’ve lost another four days with this terrible throat/cough/sinus/fever crud that has taken over my body.

I’m almost always home with my parents at their farm on the 4th of July.  Mom always hangs her bunting flags on the porch rails.  So in a medicated stupor a couple of days ago I was able to pull myself together enough to get on Amazon and order a big bunting for my own front porch (above).

Since I get a little homesick for middle-America this time of year- some old photos from my parents farm, July is my favorite month there!















And last, but not least… a couple of HAPPY BIRTHDAYS! To my nephew (you can buy his crab tee here) and  to my favorite Cousin!!!  Love you both!!!



eye twitching, etc

Hello.  I have a twitch (muscle spasm?) in my left eye that won’t stop.  The cure (according to the internet): sleep.  Which there hasn’t been much of lately.  So… I’m coping.  I wish a doctor would give me orders for a vacation.  Or I’d gladly settle for a mental health day.  Or maybe I should just look into an eye patch and keep trucking along.

We’ve been tied up for the last few days with a photo shoot, which equates to very long hours and lots of heavy lifting.   It also equates to a back-up of emails and phone calls in the office… which we hope to remedy before the week is out.  That last blog post of my Valentine was  created on the fly from my cell… totally didn’t do it justice so I’m back to show it to you again. Marla graciously showered us with her photography skills one afternoon for a little Valentine’s shoot.  She she showed Sloane that her pants had pockets which was pretty exciting.  There were lots of rocks in her pockets by the time we wrapped it up.  Marla and I spent a couple of hours designing the card one afternoon (more like Marla designed and I watched and asked annoying questions), then when I came back a few days later to finalize and order the cards she had redesigned it again.  Designs get better with each tweaking, and Marla had outdone herself, again.  The love script was her idea, but I insisted that it be in my hand-writing so I wrote love a couple of times and scanned it for her to add.  My nugget of love…

Our envelopes were dark blue and Alston updated our address stickers (same silhouettes of the terrihuahuas that we used last Christmas but in new coordinating colors).  Lots of you inquired… Sloane’s little wide-legged blue pants are sort of a chino/khaki weight.  I bought them last summer when I was in Italy and have been trying them on her (anxiously waiting for them to fit) ever since.  I found them at a store called Accessorize that reminded me a lot of Claire’s… yes, Claire’s.  Like the place you may have gotten your ears pierced.  I fell in love with the red side buttons and the white top stitching and wide trouser hem at the bottom.  Cutest little pants I’d ever seen.  The red/white striped turtleneck was a Gap Kids special.

Alright, the eye twitching is totally out of control now so I better wrap this up and give my eyes a rest.