Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm back from the depths of.... Regular life.

Hello my faithful readers!! Lately I seem to start off all my posts with I'm sorry. This post is no exception. I know I have been away from the blogasphere. Back to school has been crazy, trying to decide which sports/activities to put the kids in plus schedule around their pre-planned activities like CCD and the hubs school nights. Talk about a hair pulling moment.

But with BTS comes the fun stuff. Friday. Night. High School. Football. This year my oldest daughter is in marching band which means we have a legit reason for going. I'm stoked. So in preparation I've made bebe a shirt for her very first HS football game. This meant I get to do some crafting, yay for me, and take a trip to Hobby Lobby.

I wound up picking a rhinestone iron on because the original letters I wanted were going to be too big for her shirt. and it worked out since they are in 'Storm blue' and cheaper than the 'Storm blue' regular iron on letters with the pretty font. Sad panda. At any rate I picked up some letters, a mini football iron on and a number 1 for the back of the shirt. Stoked!!!

Front of the shirt


up close of the rhinestones

The rhinestones were a bit difficult to work with. When you cut the letters out the back kinda falls off, which sucks if you haven't place the letters yet ( but they are still moveable) and if you don't cut them right or place them right you have the issue I did where some how some of the rhinestones got ironed on to the plastic topper of the other letter. :/ but it works out because you can still re-iron them and they stick.

I hope to have some more pics up this weekend along with my current crochet project. Have a lovely weekend everyone!!

Watching while blogging: Project Runway.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Camera shy.

Lately I've felt camera shy. I take my camera with me, but don't pull it out to snap any pics. I don't know what is going on with me. I haven't even forced the baby into a photo shoot. I need to get out of this funk and soon. Days are slipping by with my 50mm borrowed lens.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Even Mondays can be a good day

My 50mm lens from borrow lenses showed up today!! *does happy dance*
I am in love. The shutter speed is awesome even in super low light with no flash its fantastic. love. I want one for my very own. I will be so sad to send this back.

A chocolate I picked up the other night at Walgreens for $.39... it was meh.

Taken just a few minutes ago in uber low light.

Some fruit I picked up earlier today

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peas in a pod... and a Unicorn?

I haven't gone mad I swear.

Me and the hubster went school clothes shopping yesterday, yes I know this weekend is the big tax free weekend, but I like my sanity more than I like saving a measly 7%. We stopped by the Disney store just to look and I came across Toy Story 3 toys that I have been lusting over. They were having a 2 for $15 sale, I restrained myself to just pick up a pair rather than scooping up dolly and the hedgehog as well. But next time they will be mine... oh yes they will be mine.

Look how happy they are.



silly peas being silly

oh noes we fell.

Too much in a hurry to get the shot.. a bit blurry :(

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Adventures in life.

I've kinda been MIA lately ( from all interactive internet activity) to which I apologize to my faithful readers. * waves feverishly*
I've been trying to get out of my camera funk, and trying to plan some birthday parties that are coming up rather soon. However... This brings me to my post today.

I regularly stalk IKEA hackers as if we have an IKEA nearby. At any rate I happened upon this post about a DIY photo booth. Of course it gets my brain whirling about what DH can do for me. lol.
Anyway after clicking on multiple links and finding some amazing printouts for props *lightbulb* I'm so doing a Photobooth for bebe's first birthday party. I already have the cutest backdrop, a lovely vintage mint condition sheet I found at goodwill a few months ago. Time to get busy making some props. This required a trip to Hobby Lobby, that luckily I was already making, to procure some supplies, foam, felt, and exacto knife.

First of all, using an exacto knife to trace out a pattern is MUCH harder than some of these sites make it seem. But brilliant that I am I bought foam that had a sticky back which means it had paper on the back. I decided to trace the mustache shape then score with the exacto knife, then use scissors to finish off. Worked out pretty well till I realize uhhh yeah the back will be sticky, ohhh wait I also bought felt. YAY!!! I peeled off the backing then stuck it to a piece of cut out felt, then using scissors I cut the stach out again. Perfect. double stick tape, a wooden dowel and viola instant mustache. ( sorry no picture yet but hopefully it will show up in my next post) Its still rather rough and not as sharp as I would like it to be but but hopefully some practice will help that.

On to the second half of my post. This past weekend me and the fam went up to Santa Fe on Saturday for the Spanish Market. It was. Fantastic. The food, music, art, loved it all. I only managed a few pics because it was raining a bit and there were so many people plus its hard to push a stroller and take pictures. Also I'm still hesitant of taking pics of strangers in public even if its a crowd shot. At any rate I got a few of the dancers ( awkward angle because the stage area was packed and I had to squeeze into a corner).






This one is a bit over exposed I was on Shutter priority and the lighting of the stage threw off the exposure when she had her face towards the light with the fan bouncing the light. a few of them came out that way.




** the reason there are so many of one dancer is she was in the best position for pictures. after her the others were blocked by the various pieces of the gazebo or other dancers.

Seeing this guy carrying around his pup was just too cute not to sneak a pic.

Making tacos for the hungry crowd

on our way back to the car we got lost a bit and wound up near Loretto Chapel which has the mysterious staircase, and they were having a wedding. everyone stopped by to see the bride.
The flower girls taking direction

Glowing bride