Thursday, March 17, 2011

St.Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day!  Are you wearing your green??? I am!  Are you eatin' corned beef tonight?  I am - and I am excited about it!

I had a contest going on my facebook page and announced the winner this a.m.  I am super excited to get her free sitting booked!   This was the winning picture with 70 some votes!  Yay!

On another note - I think spring might be on it's way to making an appearance!  There has been a few clues...
1. the fact that I did NOT wear a coat to work for 2 days in a row!
2. a friend at work has some tulips popping up in her front yard!
3. I saw a motorcyle this a.m.!!
The only thing I am missing is hearing Summertime by Will Smith on the radio, that would be a SURE sign!

Just got the kids signed up for swimming lessons starting at the end of this month, they will be very excited!  I am excited for them.  Now on Saturday we are getting them signed up for ball for the summer (ooh that is definitely another sign of spring!)

Another exciting thing... I took some pics for Dashingly Dainty Designs... I think I mentioned that in my last blog... well it's being published!  She had her boutique featured in the Spring 2011 PREMIER issue of Bebes & Beaus Magazine and my photo is the one being used!  YAY!  I was super excited and of course I ordered the magazine!   Check it out: Bebes & Beaus Magazine!  (pg 26 bottom left).

Well that is about it for me at this time.... signing off.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Contest Time

Lots of contests running right now.  I started on on my facebook page for customers.  I have 10 entries and some major voting going on, very exciting.  I am giving away a free photo session.  Maybe I can get some new clients this way! 

I also entered one of my favorite photos of mine into a contest as well.  It is for Color Inc.  I could win $300 in prints.  That would be AMAZING!  So if you are reading this and haven't voted yet... please go to my photo on their page and vote please please please!!  The photo I entered is here. 

On another note my new furniture is being delivered today.  Last night Mark and I tried to get the old couch downstairs... it wasn't happening!  We tried upside down, rightside up, turned over, standing it up, went in from different angles... it is just too big to make it down there.  I posted it on facebook and within an hour I have a friend coming to get it tonight!  Out with the old in with the new I suppose.  Now we just need to keep an eye out for a smaller couch or loveseat for down there.

Well back to work...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Swell Weekend...

5a by Mel Brown PhotographyIt's Tuesday already and I am still thinking about this passed weekend! I did NOT work overtime - Woo Hoo! That is always a bonus!

Late last week I did a mini-photo-shoot with an amazing Boutique Owner - Dashingly Dainty Designs . Her daughter is just too adorable and the clothes this women makes is amazing! I just ordered Ally's Easter Dress from her for this year - Yay!

Found myself pretty sad last week on the 1st... was wishing I was able to spend some time with my BFF for her 30th Birthday and unfortunately it wasn't in the cards :( However we did all send her some flowers.

Had to stay home on Friday with Ally.  She was up all night the night before coughing and coughing and coughing.... it was horrible!  Fever and cough... but Saturday morning she woke up and told me her ears hurt, so Ally and I headed to Urgent Care, luckily our Dr's office has one on Saturday's until 12noon.  Ear infection it was, antibiotics she got. It is our first ear infection, hopefully the last!!

Saturday I went to have lunch with some of my favorite people ever! I spent 2.5 hours at Panera visiting with them and found out some of those crazy girls stayed like 5.5! That just goes to show you how we should be getting together MUCH more than we do!

After having a latte and some laughs I picked up my mother-in-law to take her shopping for a new lazy-boy for her livingroom. While we were there I found a couch I wanted! Lynda couldn't decide on a chair. We decided to take Mark and Marc back the next day and see what they think. So we headed back empty handed, well stopped for Wendy's on the way home for everyone.

Sunday we went back to Art Van and picked out a completely different couch AND we decided to get a chair and a half too... they will be delivered on Thursday sometime - exciting! After furniture shopping we went to lunch with the In-Laws and back to the house.

It was just a nice weekend... hated to come back to this place! Well on with the week...