Duet Iron

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From time to time it is my great honor to work with Pavo Textiles doing some photography for their woven wrap releases.

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I’ve written before about my admiration for the founders of Pavo, Jennifer and Erin, and their mission to provide heirloom quality wraps woven from the finest natural materials right here in the United States. They have impeccable taste, enviable work ethics, and generous hearts- they are the platinum supporters of 321 Carry, and have never waited for me to ask, instead always offered donations.

Their philanthropy extends farther than 321 Carry, every year in the month of February they run a special heart themed wrap and donate all proceeds to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

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They inspire me, and are in fact one of the reasons I thought maybe I could actually start 321 Carry. If they could start an entire company, why couldn’t I start a little non-profit?

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On a more personal note, they are also friends; great friends who make me a better me, and laugh with me when I fall short. They were with me when we got Cop’s diagnosis- they were the first people I told, and they were among the first people to get over it with us and move on to happy.

As Cop gets bigger and we near the end of our babywearing days (but not too near I hope), I’m reminded just how lucky I am to have been a Pavo insider. To watch them grow, and take off and to have been along for the ride, it’s been a dream.

365 Fridays- Week 6

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I’m participating in Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

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FOs

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In knitting parlance, FO means finished Object, and today I have 2.

I always dreamed about having a whole shelf of hand knit sweaters, and this fall/winter season I’m up to 5 finished sweaters!

In Stillness

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Ease

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P 52 Blog Circle Week 6

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I haven’t written a proper blog post in ages, I have things to say, but I can’t find the time to sit down and organize my thoughts. I’ve been posting tons of pictures lately because it’s one area where I keep making forward progress. I joined the website Clickinmoms almost a year ago, and between the courses I’ve taken and the tutorials available I’ve really been able to grow my skills.

I really like this weekly project where we all submit photos on a theme, this week’s theme was directional light; this photo turned out so well, but I have to laugh, because I took it at the ass end of a very long day, I worked late, hit the gym, we put the kids to bed then I harangued Josh into the playroom where I have some studio lights set up. Shooting and editing took all of 10 minutes, and 5 of that was transferring the photo to my computer.

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To continue in the circle, click through to Kelley K Photography

365 Fridays- Week 5

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I’m participating in Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

 

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365 Fridays- Week 4

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

My favorite photo of the week is this picture of Josh. I love the flat light, it really evokes the dreary feel of the season.

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I also devoted a lot of this week’s photos to playing with artificial light. I haven’t taken the leap to an external flash yet, but I did have some fun playing with a DIY bouncer and my in-camera flash.

2015 CM P52: Week 4 Blog Circle

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Sign of the Times

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This post is a part of a blog circle, click through to read another photographer’s story here: Up the Dempster

Project 365 Week 3

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

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Lots of portraits this week, and as long as it stays grey and gloomy that ‘s likely a theme that will persist.

365 Week 2

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

 

 

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2015 CM P52: Week 2 Blog Circle

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I swallowed hard when I saw the prompt for CM P52 this week, it’s bad timing really, it wouldn’t have struck me so hard any other time, but earlier this week a good friend’s house caught fire, their life is in shambles right now, they are scattered and lost, but safe.

It feels rather glib and shallow to make a game of this, but nonetheless, I started thinking about it; what do I have that’s of any import in a situation like that? Nothing. We are just so glad they are safe and well, who cares about things, right?

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Well, the kids it turns out, the kids, they care about their things. It was really touching how carefully her kids picked their most prized possessions once the fire was out and they were allowed back in to salvage a few treasures before demolition. So this weekend, when I came around the corner and I saw my son had dragged three toys down from his bedroom and lined them all up to watch TV with him, and I was struck by the thought that if I had but a few minutes to grab our prized possessions, I’d grab Henry’s treasures, so we could make the transition and loss a little less for him, if only in a very small way. So now I know to grab Thomas, George, and Edgar.

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This post is a part of a blog circle, click through to read another photographer’s story here: Trish from Autumn Leaves Photos