girl out of sorts and of course, loves friday.

Lately, I've been feeling out of sorts.
I'm going to blame it on the weather and a few other minor events that took place this week but I'm done with it and not going to complain about here.
Instead I'm going to show ultra cute pics of my son because he's helping me get through this funk. 

These were taken the day he turned 4 months.
I'm amazed how much he's progressed in these few months.
*He has has to sit up (still with a little help) otherwise he gets frustrated.
He'll probably have a little 6 pack soon...when I do have him lying down, he keeps his head up in sort of like he's doing a crunch. 
*We do this thing where we roar at each other. He started doing this low, raspy roar a few weeks ago when I got home from work one day.
*He communicates a lot. Lot's of yells, and roars and ooohhhssss. He's not a quiet baby. 
*He did roll over from his back to belly for the first time this weekend and now he's a rolly polly. No more leaving him alone on the couch.
*He does well at tummy time but still doesn't prefer that position.
*He's super active and a jumper. Will probably follow his fathers footsteps and be an ace basketball player. We're already discussing colleges. :)
*He's now 20lbs and 26inches. I know. Big. 
*He's always happy and smiling except when he's tired. He takes after mommy and gets super grumpy.
*He's started to get attached to his blanky and likes to pull it over and on his face.
*He's super ticklish under his thighs up by his butt.
*He gets a little scared around other people but will quickly warm up to them.
*Hates the carseat.
*Loves his peek a boo apple toy
*He grabs at everything and puts it in his mouth.
*He's starting to feel things out. Like the skin on my arm or the fur on our dog.
*He usually has at least one strand of my hair clutched in his hands.



Anyhoo, here's a peek at an upcoming tutorial I'm going to have up on the Studio Calico blog.

Photo 1
Stay tuned for that.  

Lastly, I want to sort explain or retract something I said on last week's current post.

wondering: why some people can go through life being so cranky. I mean, I get it...we all have our days but sheesh, this person is constantly at a low point in her life. 

Kind of feel all upity about it. 
Not like I don't go through low points in my life...far from the truth. I just know that this particular person creates these "low points" and constant drama for herself. That's all. 
I never meant for that comment to be a broad judgement towards anyone and everyone. I feel like a shmuck for putting that out there.

Things I'm looking forward to this weekend?
Photoshoot with a boxer. Exciting about doing something different and out of my comfort zone.
Breakfast downtown with friends before said shoot.
Some much needed downtime with my guys. May even get out the stoller for walk outside, if it doesn't snow or get crazy windy. Seriously Anchoragites...that wind yesterday. Crazy, no? I was dodging trash cans, and pieces of roof shingle. Even our neighbors shed was flying in the air. No joke.
We were without power and heat all morning. Luckily the coffee stand down the road had power. Score!

Enjoy the spring weekend!

**quilt made by Jamaica

girl loves friday.

20110328_0461Do you ever open up a post and just stare at the blinking cursor trying to think of something clever to write.
That's me at this very moment.
I'm not going to force it.

I will simply say,
happy Friday.

girl loves friday.

Did you all have a nice St. Pat's day? 
Lot's of meat and potatoes and green beer? 
We didn't grub but that doesn't mean we didn't celebrate.
St. Pat's day will always be a special day for us.
You can read why in this post from last year.
Yep, last day spent with the fertility specialist. 
Sometimes I feel sad he wasn't made the old fashion way.
Almost like the "love" was taken away from the experience.
But in retrospect, there was probably more love shared that day than any other in all those years of trying to conceive.
I won't get into now but I do hope those who are having difficulties trying, don't give up your hopes. Just give up the stress and pressure we put on ourselves in the baby race. It's unnecessary and makes the situation less about love. 

Onto girl loves.

How awesome and true is this? found here.
I almost never post a photo without a link. It's the right thing to do and with all the photo sharing sites out there, it's easy to get carried away with posting gems that don't belong to us.
Be kind and give credit.

This Nike quote found on this photog's blog. You can read the full version here but I particularly love the end. Nothing like an inspirational quote to get you going. It brought me the biggest smile. I'm loving all this positivity around me.  

??Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it’s time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete.

Because you know it’s never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one.


This song is on repeat right now. I also love the Knife's original version as well.



Happy Weekend friends. xot.

girl loves friday (& a boudoir peek)

We love our fridays in these parts.
As do many of you I'm sure. 
My morning started out with a laugh. I feel kind of bad but I scared the poop out of my husband while he was sleeping. I'm still snickering about it. 
My coffee was extra delicious. I wish this particular barista would work the morning shift everyday. She makes nonfat milk tastes sinful.
The combination of a good belly laugh and tasty coffee put a pep in my step as I walked gleefully in the office. My coworker even noticed my more perkier attitude.
What can I say? Friday and I are besties.  

Going to keep this post short and sweet.

The one web love I have today is the Lara Casey project which has lit a massive bonfire under my big "just had a baby" bootie. Lara-cAsey-challenge-1I needed this more than anything right now and I'm in it all the way. I just completed step 1 and moving forth to step 2. I just blogged about being overwhelmed and I know mental clutter is the biggest culprit.  

A quick peek from the boudoir session which I'm still plugging away on.

Happy Friday!

girl loves friday.

happy happy joy joy.
couldn't have come sooner. 

I wanted to blog all week but it was impossible to squeeze some extra time. And now I've forgotten all the things I wanted to blog about.
Really need to start keeping a notebook.  

Yet another big step towards my 2011 goal. I finally launched my photography website.
Check it out and let me know what you think. I may just have a give-away for one or two lucky comments. :)
And a quick survery about the website...
1. Should I add music?
2. Should I add "photography" to the end of lifelovepaper?

onto girl loves.

makes me want to redo my shelves. found here.

I'm totally infatuated with this mom's documentation of daily life.


wardrobe envy. desperately wanting to buy new clothes but not until all this extra baby weight is off.  

hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


(credits....polaroid digital template is from Paislee Press, tape strips from Pugly Pixel, hearts from Picnik, font is from Myfonts.)

girl loves friday.

What the? Orea truffles? Get. Out.

This dreamy photo.

Tyler's 100 days is coming up in a few weeks and I'm planning a small gathering to celebrate. I may just wait to purchase his first hanbok for his first birthday and keep the 100 days small. Can't wait to see him in this. Makes me want to pull out my first hanbok.
Not much else to say but Happy Friday!