Mother's are a Gift

With Mother's Day approaching, to our family this means busy season. Is May always just crazy at your house too? The end of school is nearing which is full of school activities, field trips, gifts, as well as my husband being busier than usual with wrapping up another successful school year.

What do you wish for for your dream Mother's Day? To be honest, my wish would be to sleep in my own bed, no kids, until atleast 8, a lounging morning with everyone home, a lunch date out to eat, an afternoon of outdoor planting in the garden or playing and then a pizza delivered for movie night. Fancy is not our vibe. Also, I gladly accept garden plants and flowers to plant for my gift every year, easy and we love it. This year we are working building a raised garden bed and it is turning into much more a project than we had hoped, but it will look pretty!

I struggle with gifts for our own dear Moms. They are completely invaluable, beyond helpful with raising our daughters, extraordinarily selfless and wonderful. No gift could really express that other than words. But who doesn't like to be spoiled a bit either? Especially for people that are not self-care wired, I am also this way. A massage, pedicure, makeup consultation, these are all out of my comfort zone but I do admit I would probably enjoy them, so would any Mom!

I am blogging recently not only to share my fun sewing products, but to just write. Do things we enjoy right? I also enjoy coffee, headed for more. Happy May reading friends!

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trial and error: being afraid of your camera

There is nothing more frustrating than capturing an amazing new baby talent on camera only to find them fuzzy and blurry (that is once you finally get them from your camera to the computer). I've been very lucky to have a talented photographer mama friend (uftah, long title CB!), who has taken Brynn's pictures thus far. She went off and moved to the Minneapolis area and we couldn't make the trip for a 6 month photography visit and play date with boyfriend Finn.

Get where I'm going here? I had to suck it up and try and figure out my Canon Rebel. CB has been trying to teach me tricks and tips for years meanwhile always telling me, "You just have to keep the camera out and do it. You'll only learn if you do it, so quit being a chicken." Probably phrased with sarcasm because I really have been a chicken.

Daddy was gone on a Guard trip so we transferred the entire living room into Studio 36, cleverly our house number. All it really took was mid-morning light, the AV setting, tons of pieces of fabric, a white sheet and squeaky toys.

But as you can tell from the images below she was more fascinated with 'that black thing in my face.' I am lucky enough to have been given training at 'Shoot Fly Shoot' through work to better develop our product photography on our website am really looking forward to digging in!

I think they turned out pretty cute. Call me biased but a cute subject sure helps, and lots of drool.