Friday, June 3, 2011

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.

When Jenny walked through the front door of The Little Nook with her adorable little girl, I instantly knew that this was a match made in heaven.  I had seen her photography on Facebook and loved the natural light and airy feel of her work with soft muted colors.  So, I asked her to come in and talk with me about photographing some children for our walls and website.  I asked her how she liked to work and she said that she "mostly loves to shoot children and families in their homes and normal surroundings".  She explained that it is those moments in time that we will all want to remember;  their crib, bath time, the whole family in bed on a Saturday morning, their little toes in the grass in their yard.

That was exactly what I wanted to hear.  I loved that she had an appreciation for the personal and intimate little glimpses of life that no one else sees.  The ability to grab those glimpses with the lens of a camera is priceless.

So, after we talked, we decided to make this a fun little thing and look for some happy children to photograph.  There might be a little perk for mommy (like a beautiful 8x10 of her superstar and a $25.00 gift card to The Little Nook) too!  Please read the details below:





Look at these beautiful shots!









Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Garden Bug Birthday!



noa turned 3 and wanted to "be a bug" for her birthday




the little nook was the perfect place for it!






a princess of a bug...



with bug friends...




and bug crafts...



and bug games...






bug snacks...



with ladybug friends to take home...


and a bug of a birthday!





for a very special little lovebug.





















How does your garden grow?

I always see characters in movies and in magazines carrying baskets full of lush fruits and vegetables from their garden.  Scenes like this always invite you in and make you feel like you are sitting at the table next to the basket having tea, probably garnished with a mint leaf from said garden.  The words abundance and cozy come to mind.  So, on a personal note, I have to tell you that I always thought that it was probably overrated, having a garden of your own.  Probably something that only looked that good in the movies or in the pages of a magazine.  I thought that it was most likely very high maintenance, hard to keep happy and healthy and would we really even be able to grow anything? 

The exact opposite happened...it is completely underrated, very rewarding, and I definitely feel like I am sitting at that table on that page that I tore out of that magazine, sipping tea garnished with a mint leaf.  So far I have learned in Georgia we need lots of lime, we are lucky to be on well water, and I want to check it everyday as if Jack and the beanstalk will be waiting for me when I get home.

Look at our Lettuces!






Rasberries are getting there...



Blueberries are almost Blue!



Squash!




Beautiful Squash Blossoms




Carrots and Onions are coming!






There's the mint for our tea!





I had no idea what a difference fresh herbs made when cooking, huge difference!

I highly recommend that if you have a little green space, you take the plunge.  All of this was grown from seeds and look at it already!

Happy Gardening!