Hey strangers, wow it’s been a long break! My kids have been keeping me hopping this summer you guys! I’ve hardly had a minute to stop in here and blog, but we only have a few weeks left of summer and we are making the most of them here on the lake.
That’s not the only thing keeping me hopping though, I actually had Midwest Living Magazine here last week shooting my house! That’s like our version of Southern Living for you friends down south. It was pretty exciting/stressful/exhausting/educational/inspring…
Trying to keep an entire house in “magazine worthy” condition with my munchkins running around was a tall order, but we all survived and it was so cool to see how they work to get each shot just right. It’s definitely not my way of grabbing my camera, shoving all the toys out of the way and hollering at my kids to stop jumping on the couch for two seconds while I snap a photo.
There was a 3 person team meticulously setting up each shot, fluffing pillows, placing apples just so, folding and refolding towels and about a thousand gorgeous flowers. There was also much discussing of the amount of bowls on the shelves vs plates (hot debate by the way, I’m personally all for as many bowls as possible, aiding in my nightly ice cream habit). It’s all those little things that make a magazine photo shoot way more complicated than a little ole blog photo shoot and such a great learning experience for my amateur photographer self.
Also, Buddy wanted to be in every… single… shot… Which was hilarious, the photographer even wanted to take him home to be her personal stand in dog model. It was a tempting offer, after all it’s about time Buddy got a job! He could start paying me back for all the rugs he has peed on…
I quite possibly
desperately bribed cheerfully promised my children everything under the sun in order to get them to sit in on a few photos too.
Anyways, I’ll let you know when to look for the issue that we will be in, probably next summer sometime!
In the meantime, while I recover from all the craziness, I thought I would pop in and share these cute vintage tablecloth pillows I made from an old table runner I found at the antique flea market.
Aren’t they cute? I’ve been looking to add a little pop of red to the couch to carry the red around the room that I added through the painted buffet table and the framed flag. I found this little table cloth for $5 last week and was able to squeeze 2 pillows out of it. I think they are perfect for summer.
I also grabbed this little red box too!
PS In addition to completely ignoring blogging in favor of my sweet faced kiddos, I have also been neglecting emails, comments, messages, notifications – generally anything involved with turning on a computer and being a responsible blogger person. So, I apologize and will be tackling the back log soon…soonish – pinkie promise!