The Happyish Homestead

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lifestyle Photography

So I’ve come across this idea of lifestyle photography.

Which is where a photographer would come into one’s home and capture the daily activities.

In my case that would consist of feeding chickens, folding laundry, putting kids in time out, cleaning up puzzles, making lunch, and helping with homework, and some eye rolling.

Prett.y.exciting.stuff.

But I love the idea.

So I’m on a mission to make that happen.

{Without the expense.}

And first on the list is bubbles during bath time.

Which may be the most genius idea on the planet.

Next to all day kindergarten.

And electricity.

In that order.

It’s super fun because the bathroom floor is made to get drips and the bubbles stick to the kids because they’re wet.

Oh, and you’re already in there making sure no one drowns on your watch.

{We’re at 100% over here!}

My camera has a button that takes 10 consecutive shots after the timer goes off.

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And Bennett turned 3!

I like him more than ever.

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Oh, these?

These are just some Boston Creme Donuts that my husband made for Bennett’s birthday.

See, when you say stuff nonchalantly like that it’s not bragging.

True story.

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Well, it’s officially fall.

Yay for the season that makes flannel and boots {and wanting to buy yet another pair} socially acceptable.

Katie

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

It.is.September

In case you guys used my blog to gauge time. 

Which is totally understandable.

My blog can be used for lots of things.

Not really.

Just reading.

And realizing how much less chaotic your own life is after reading about my life.

Since we last talked, school has started, soccer is in full swing, Libby skinned her knee, I’ve gone grocery shopping, mopped my floors,

and gone to bed at 9 pm two nights in a row.

{You get to the point where you have nothing to prove anymore.}

So, this is what our September has looked like so far.

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Curlers for the girls.

Spencer wanted some in his hair desperately, but there are some things you just can’t do, like make foam curlers stay in short boy hair.

I did try though.

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Libby insisted she get curlers too,

because she has false illusions as to how much hair she really has.

Only enough for three small curlers.

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Meg reading the Lego magazine to Bennett.

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And Spencer thought he looked particularly handsome one Sunday and thought a photo was necessary to document the rare sighting.

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And no one else wanted to be left out.

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OK, so, something new on the piano.

I found these glass canisters at a garage sale.

They’re kinda cool.

They were invented my Thomas Edison and they used to hold batteries.

The batteries would be suspended from the lid and then hang into the glass jar surround.

I printed up some photos and propped them up with some flower frogs.

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And school has started!

I think if I’m being honest with myself, and all of you, my life is not as calm as I thought it would be.

So, keep on lowering those expectations….

Adeline: 4th

{Isn’t 4th grade the best year?!  It was my favorite.}

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Meg: 2nd

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Elizabeth: 6th, which around here is still Elementary

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Libby sporting Bennett’s shoes.

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Summer freckles

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Watering can

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And Spencer is starting Kindergarten.

{A week later than the girls. If we’re being honest, it may have been the longest week of the year.}

This is the year guys.

The year we’ve all been waiting for.

The year that four kids are on the same schedule

at the same school

and only two kids at home.

The last time I only had two kids at home,

I only had two kids.

And it’s all day Kindergarten.

And Libby and Bennett nap at the same time.

I’m a little bit giddy.

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And my fall porch.

I met a friend at the Home Depot Do-It-Herself class.

She was nice enough to come over and help me decorate.

Someone asked if it was fall yet.

Not officially, but sometimes I decorate when I have the time.

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I think the part I’m most proud of is growing the pumpkins.

This was my first successful pumpkin planting and harvest.

I’ve tried like six different times.

The little ones were supposed to be black, but I think I planted them too early so they got bleached out in the sun.

Now I know.

And you too,

see another useful part of my blog….

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Hope your September is off to a nice start and thanks for reading,

Katie

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Picture Taking Morning

Libby playing in the sink.

Bed head and all.

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She’s getting less like a baby and more like a little person.

She can say ‘uh-oh’ and cries to get her shoes put on.

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And since we’re at the point in the summer where all productivity muse be documented.

I made this dress which is rightfully the loudest material I’ve ever used and also the most comfortable thing I’ve ever made.

I asked my kids to take my picture and this is what they came up with:

Photo cred:

Adeline

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Meg

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and Spencer

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So then I decided to get out my tri-pod {thanks Em!}.

And some people thought they were picture worthy.

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And this is one of the best to come out of the bunch.

Don’t worry, I’m reading up on taking better self portraits.

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Finishing it off with some swinging.

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Only eight more days till school starts.

Eight.more.days.

Katie