I think it’s pretty safe to say that we all appreciate our fire fighters. They train and condition and prepare to put themselves in harm’s way when people need help. Well, here’s a great opportunity to say “thank you” in a small way. IKEA is partnering with The Family Handyman in sponsoring a contest for a $25,000 kitchen makeover for a deserving local fire department. You can nominate your local firehouse for a chance to win. The entry page can be found here: http://www.rescueremodel.com/. Please take a few minutes to nominate your local (or favorite) firehouse to give them the chance to win this awesome prize.
I’ve received a lot of requests to buy some of my ornaments online and I really wanted to make that happen. Here’s the deal… last year, I opened it up to custom orders, made everything myself, packed them up and shipped them out. It took a lot of time and I know I can’t do that this year. So, I’m offering specific ornaments up for sale and I’m doing it in a way that makes sense for my schedule. Look out for more details soon, but that’s the main thing I accomplished today. It involved lots of glue and glitter.
I also spent some time this evening rearranging accessories and I’m about to open a new box of goodies from B&H Photography. I have been wanting to solve some of my photography lighting issues for a while and a few e-mails with Darcy from My Three Boybarians finally convinced me of what I needed to invest in and I pulled the trigger. I’m about ready to go blind on some manuals, but hopefully it will pay off. I’ll definitely share what I learn.
I received a surprise gift earlier this week. I went to my car after music practice on Sunday to find a huge Target bag in the driver’s seat. I peeked in the bag and it was filled to the brim with gorgeous dried hydrangeas. No note. Just beautiful flowers. I’m pretty sure I know who they’re from, since I mentioned to her that I love hydrangeas and like to use them in my photo shoots AND she is an amazing gardner.
I was able to fill three large pitchers with them and you will see them often in photo shoots.
It’s been busy, but a little quiet around here the past couple of days. My apologies for STILL not posting tutorials on the sheet music wreath. The issue is that I have to sit down and take the time to make one as well as photograph the process. I just haven’t had the time to do that. If you need to know how to make one ASAP, you can check out this old tutorial I wrote. I make them almost exactly the same today, but I’ve just tweaked a few things. This post will get you going, though.
There are just never enough hours in the day…