Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I love Halloween. 
We got a late start on decorating for it this year.  As in, we just did it yesterday.  Honestly though, it was really fun doing all this on Halloween Eve!  Mike and I went to TWO pumpkin patches, drank almost an entire half gallon of cider, carved pumpkins, watched MST3K zombie movies and had a grand old time. 

We did everything [including decorations and candy] for about $30.00.  The wreath and black leaves I already had from last year.  We added the cheap plastic spiders on some thread.  Totally makes the wreath.

I moved the chalkboard out from my office, and put it on the upturned umbrella bucket [IKEA].  We scattered the pumpkins around and done.  Easy but colorful and fun.

Please avert your eyes from the filth on our welcome mat.  I need to shake that out today. . .

Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Well hello!

I bet you thought I'd never post again ;).

But I told you I'd be back! 

So here is the status update on all things Orange Door Cottage.

MYSELF: I had a whirlwind of a wedding season, traveling all over the place and photographing weddings.  It was awesome.  And super stressful.  Also awesome.  Now I am back home, running around doing fall family sessions, working as a part-time nanny for the coolest 7 yr. old ever, and saving up pennies.

THE YARD:  It still looks exactly the same as it did when I showed it to you last time.  These things take time, you know.  And money.  Our amazing landscape architect is fleshing out the planting plan as we speak, and we are hoping to begin construction [slowly] in Spring 2012.  We are starting with a fence and the back deck for sure.  We need us some freaking privacy, and a place to lounge.

THE INSIDE: I've done several little things since you saw the inside last, even if the bathroom looks exactly the same.  I've organized cupboards, put up new curtains in the living-room and hung up more art and photographs, etc.  There are several projects on the roster for the drizzly months when I'm done with photographing families and have several months before my next wedding season starts.  One of them includes some old classroom chalkboards and a very unique collection of black&white photographs.  I'm excited to show you :).

More soon!