• Alpha+Mom post,  Bug,  heavy on photos,  Tis the Season

    Living Room Photo Shoot


    Last week I shot a “fashion shoot” for AlphaMom in my living room. I’ve done a lot of photography in this little one-bedroom apartment but this shoot actually felt almost professional. We had a real backdrop and some really cool mettaprints props (shown below) and Bug and our neighbor, Mohammed, are about as pro as it gets when it comes to modeling.


    They are both pretty photogenic naturally but they’ve got the goofball posing down. Perhaps the I like to Move It, Move It and Gangnam Style music blaring in the background helped. Music always makes everything more fun.


    Anyway, they both had a blast and are looking forward to making real paychecks (!) this time instead of the usual frozen yogurt treats that I usually pay them with.


    I love our new Aspen Trees that we are now selling at mettaprints.com.  We did them as a custom order for a client and then loved them so much we had to make more for the shop. It’s like I had my own “Where the Wild Things Are” in my living room. (In more ways than one.)


    I had to stop the wild things from pummeling each other with pillows and taking down my cardboard aspen woodland.

    But at the end of the day I gotta say it wasn’t a bad gig!

  • 15 minute posts,  Alpha+Mom post,  artsy fartsy,  Bug,  Tis the Season

    Emoji Outtakes


    Would you believe me if I said I haven’t blogged in a while because I’m waiting for Bug to finish her latest fashion post and she’s taking FOREVER? It is true but it’s not a very good excuse and who cares about excuses anyway. Everybody who likes to write should just sit down at their laptop and write everyday no matter who they are writing to or what they are writing. It’s fun. We write because we like to write, right? I sound like Bug’s favorite joke, Right is right, right? Cue eye-rolling.

    Anyway, I was going over the outtakes for this post I wrote on Alphamom on Monday and there were so many funny photos of Bug I had to share them. Also I’m trying to go outside my comfort zone everyday per Lisa Congdon and this is the equivalent of me sticking my tiny toe off the edge of the grand canyon or texting while sitting in the bathtub. Funny, I do the latter a lot more then the former. And I’m not even a bath person!

    Actually, I need to blog about our dog, Holly. She died. We are very sad. So that’s my next challenge and it’s way out of my comfort zone. I’ve been putting it off because the last time I wrote about a pet being put down, it was a very bad experience involving some internet trollery. People have very strong feelings about pets and I get that. We have strong feelings about Holly so I need to write about that one of these days. But maybe not today. I need to get a ziplock for my phone before I hover it over the hot bubbly water.


    So yeah, Bug’s working on a fashion post for you. It’s been in the making for many days. You know, in between homework, soccer practice, working on sharpie-masterpieces and various other art projects.

    I could seriously write a whole post about Sharpies and my daughter. I had to put her on Sharpie probation for two days (I know! Only two days but believe me, it was a veeeeeery long time to her.) because I found Sharpie marks on the floor, on my jute rug, on the mirror, on the ipad…All very cute drawings and marks but STILL!!! Girl! Get some respect for my house and my things!!

    Maybe letting her draw on her shoes, soccer balls and pool toys was giving her a little too much freedom. She’s thinking the world is her canvas these days. Thankfully, two days off Sharpies was very sever punishment for her and I’m happy to say I think she’s learned her lesson.


    Isn’t the little ghostie cute? This craft was actually Isabel’s idea. (Best boss ever.) I didn’t think much of it but now that I have all these emoticon pumpkins emoting all over my house I’m kinda digging them. They are very useful. Sometimes instead of saying something I just hold up a pumpkin. I’m sure you can guess which one I hold up a lot.




    I’ll just throw these photos in because they are cute. That concentrating fish face!


    I love my pumpkin.

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