Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This is what I am truly thankful for!! My amazing family!!
(that and a bestie who is an incredible professional photographer. :))
I decided that I would be diligent about getting annual family photos as I watch my kiddos grow
up far far too fast. After last years success with Jen taking gorgeous family pictures, I
decided that I just had to make her work her magic again!
Well,... she did it!!.....Again!!!
THANK YOU JEN!!!!
I just love them!!
You really captured my children's personalities, which can be nearly impossible.
(Especially when they are in front of the camera. ;) )
I've said it before and I'll say it again...
Your MAD TALENT just runneth over!!
Now,... how to make choices for a Christmas card?????
Posted by Holly at 11:36 AM
Sunday, October 30, 2011
My littlest and I attended a birthday party the other day for her "bestie".
She was turning the big '3'!!
So her mom (my bestie) got out the camera and just started taking snap shots...
they were all
Given... her mom is a professional photographer...
I feel like I should have paid a sitting fee. These are just a few
of the amazing photos that she sent me.
Thank you Jen for these...they are truly a gift!!
The darling Birthday girl.
Posted by Holly at 9:23 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2011
My son made an acrylic painting a few years back and titled it "Zero Gravity".
I thought it was so clever and cute that I (of course), immediately
stole it and hung it in our office.
recently he decided he wanted a it in his room.
He thinks he wants his own art work in his room??
We scanned it into the computer and printed it out on nice photo paper.
We flipped it over and stapled a felt ribbon right to the canvas.
He has a copy of his own art
hanging in his own bedroom.
And I still have my original in the office!! :):)
Posted by Holly at 12:10 PM
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It has cooled down,...a bit.
and there is that certain buzz.
That excitement that is contagious, and it starts to fill the air. Well it makes me want to nest.
So,...I have been nesting.
Got really sick of my curtains and replaced them with these.
I am in love with all things smocked.
Had a red clock on top of my cabinets. Red wasn't working for me any more, so I decoupaged it.
I have refinished a few pieces of furniture and started a few projects that I am excited about. I will post them all as they get finished up. Now my kiddos think that I need to get started on their Halloween costumes. Oii!!
Wish me LUCK!!
Posted by Holly at 11:53 AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The French Inspired Home
by Carolyn Westbrook
My sister gave me this oober-amazing book about 6 months ago for my birthday,
and I thought it was lovely. Fun to flip through and enjoy the eye candy.
Now that we are mixing things up here at the Platt plantation and I am looking
for lighter and airier decor I find myself drooling over the pages of this book.
It has a very Victorian feel, and lots of gooey detail,
which 18 years ago I just loved. Then my tastes did a whole
eclectic voyage around the world flip flop thing, and now
I find I have come full circle and love the gooey-vintage
details mixed in with all of my other eclectic tastes.
What is a girl to do??
Anyhoo... for any of you who have not yet flipped through a copy of
the French Inspired Home,... I thought I would just throw the idea out there.
It is a treat.
Posted by Holly at 2:49 PM
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Did anyone else receive this advertisement in their mail
I laughed out loud!!
It is so simple, yet so creative.
I already love my Kindle, but after this advertisement I love it even more.
How can I not be partial when they have such tastefully clever
people working for them?
Posted by Holly at 3:29 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Meet our newest family member...
This is Badger.
He is a desert tortoise,
and the coolest pet we have ever owned!
He was a gift from some friends and we love him.
They had two tortoises, and Badger was the smaller of the two.
(He is about 15 inches around.)
Well, apparently when you get two male tortoises together they fight.
Badger is said to have nine lives like a cat because he has lost many a fight and lived to tell about it.
He has been flipped over on his back and stuck there for many long
hours in the HOT desert sun, until his owners discovered
and rescued him.
He has even had mouth to mouth resuscitation...
after nearly drowning in our friends swimming pool.
(On more than one occasion.)
All because of tortoise testosterone.
Anyhoo... because they too love Badger, it became too stressful for
them to always be worried that he was a casualty
of yet another tortoise war, and so they did what they felt was best
for him, and found him a new home.
We welcomed him with open arms!!
And though he is really not cuddly, I am amazed at just
how cute he is.
It is soo fun to watch him move around and eat.
Our youngest princess pets him and talks to him nearly every day.
" I wuv you Badga!"
It's very tender,... and then she turns to me and says...
"mommy,...Badga wuves me too."
Of course he does.....
Thank You to the Prestons for our newly adoptive family member.
Who knew one could feel such affection for a tortoise??!!
Posted by Holly at 11:46 AM
Saturday, April 23, 2011
My amazing friend Jen of J. Frank Photography has done it again!!!
Every time I hire her to take pictures of my
peeps, or my whole family,
or a teapot in a french pastry shop :):),...
she exceeds my expectations!!!
She threw together a little Easter special where she did mini
photo sessions locally with bunnies.
How cute is that??
How clever is that???
I don't know if I was more excited to see my girls enjoying real live,
soft, furry bunnies, or to get really great original photos out of the deal!
Anyhoo... I think that they turned out darling!!
Thank You JEN!!
If you want to see more of the cute Easter photos, including ones with
yes, real live fuzzy CHICKS,...
then hop on over to her blog My Happy Place
and check out all of the eye candy.
Posted by Holly at 4:27 PM