Friday, January 27, 2012

My Husband the Photog + GF Friday

I've been toying with the idea of posting my favorite little clutch today, but since it's GF Friday, I'd better wait til Monday. I will tell you, though, that I took it to meet with my friend for French lessons + she reallllyyy liked it. I'm making one for her and probably for my BFF already. So you can rest assured that you're going to want to make one as well!
Since there will be no clutch today, I thought I'd highlight my boy because the GF post will be so short. I don't often share too much about our life in my posts because I like to keep them short. I want you to be able to see the tutorial and not get lost in words. John is so wonderful, though, that it's perfectly acceptable, as well as necessary, to highlight him now and then ;)
Lately he has been running around our home and snapping random shots. He's an artist, of course, but of the musical sort so this isn't normal behavior for him. As long as I've known him, he has *never* owned a camera. I even offered to give him one of my mine and he didn't want it. It was shocking. I love taking pictures. I call it "documenting life". I couldn't imagine someone NOT wanting a camera! After all, I talked my parents into getting me my first SLR camera for my 18th birthday. Cameras are essential to life! I'm starting to feel justified, however, because now I can see that he has been bitten by the bug. He suddenly sees how lovely the world is through the lens of a camera and I'm happy to show you a few pictures he has taken. Mostly, I'll highlight things which are "la vie" related or important to us. I should mention that he has decided that "flash" is never to be used, so you may see a lot of blurring, don't worry... that's his artistic interpretation ;)
(a) Clock
(a) This is my little London Train clock, and one of my very most favorite things in our home. I was absolutely desperate for it. The clock faces out on both sides, so you can always tell what time it is (when the batteries aren't dead... oops) no matter which room you're in. 

(b) THE Board
(b) This board keeps our entire home functioning. I put a list with all of our bills + their due dates and whether or not they've been paid up there each month. I also have invitations to events, letters, reminders, business cards... if it's important it goes up there! In addition, it houses the latest sweet card that my husband has given me.

(c) Odette

(c) Odette is our little parrotlet. If you've read our "who we are" section, then you've already seen her in action. She was my birthday present last year, though now she really belongs to both of us. She's very sweet when she wants to be, but most of the time she is quite the handful. For something so small (just a few inches tall), she sure does cause a lot of trouble!

(d) My planner. John told me that this is what he imagines whenever he thinks about me blogging, which I thought was sweet. He took a picture of my open planner (where I had left it) with the pen, you can see part of my notes about a new GF all purpose flour and in the background there are various books about sewing and half finished projects. 

That's the last Johnny baby picture for today. I hope you enjoyed the little glimpse into our home and life together. Now I'll show you something GF and yummy. The other day I made popcorn balls and they turned out really well! They were super delicious and I'm thinking I may make some more for the weekend. John didn't get any in the first round...

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. agave or corn syrup
1/4 stick of butter
1 c. chocolate chips
1 bag of popped popcorn
2 c. marshmallows

Heat the brown sugar, syrup + butter on the stove on high til it's all melted together and bubbling. Meanwhile, combine the popcorn, marshmallows + chocolate chips in a large (glass/metal/ceramic) bowl until well mixed. Pour the mixture into the bowl of popcorn and stir everything together. The heat of the mixture should melt the marshmallows and chocolate chips. Keep stirring til it's evenly coated and distributed. Allow to cool. Use plastic gloves or baggies over your hands to mold the popcorn into balls, store in an airtight container. 

That's all from me for today! Tomorrow I plan on posting an entirely inspirational blog about all of the things floating through my mind. I have two restoration pieces I'm working on right now as well as TONS of textile projects. I'd love to give you a peek at them. I hope you had a great week and your weekend becomes the icing on the cake. As always, thanks for reading. 

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