Friday, February 21, 2014

This beauty

I have a love for all things old.. With that being said, 2 of my favorite places to visit are antique stores and thrift shops. I don't always buy but, I sure love to spend at least 3-4 hours with no interruptions browsing each of my favorite spots and far off shops. Today u stopped by a local store to round up some 1980 style items to sport for an upcoming event. While browsing the racks I came across this beauty.  It's still new- has the tags in tack, I guess it's safe to say it's never been worn. A possible purchase made in a whim that later became a "what was I thinking?" Then a "I'll take it back" to "guess I will just donate it"... It found me!  I WILL wear it however~ this guy was not made with me in mind. Although I appear small compared to many of those in my tiny little circle~ I. Am. Not... But it's such a beautiful piece and I can't pass it up. So I contact a friend who photographs up and coming (& already there) models to see if he could use this as part of his wardrobe as luck would have it, he can always use a cool piece of clothing so, this purchase is for the photographer.  Maybe one day, I will squeeze myself comfortably into this beauty for a shoot of my own. We will see.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


This guy hates when I take pictures of him, but for some reason, he was willing to take this one. It isn't a full front view, or even a side view.  but.... a view from behind a piece of paper. 
what does that say about my mini?  is he somewhat shy and feels he must hide behind a curtain as a way of protecting himself from other kids, people, the world?  I asked why he was open to taking his picture in this way he simply said "it's different, kind of like peek-a-boo but there is not baby"
hmm... as he grows, I only hope he continues to share his thought of why he does certain things and secrets that he is more to share with me followed by "you can't tell anyone I told you"
my mini...

Saturday, February 1, 2014

This guy

hello world, meet 19 y/o.  tall, handsome, and a dread head. 

He is still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, I just hope what ever he does... it makes him happy, self sufficient, and a strong pillar of the community.

no matter how hard we try to teach our kids as they grow~ the decisions they make when they leave our nest worries us.  Leaves us hoping they will do well in life, as we have taught them from birth.