Getting a head start on the holidays

Getting a head start on the holidays

There are two things I thought we’d never do here: 1. Write a sponsored post. 2. Write a Christmas/winter holiday post before Thanksgiving. I’ve gotten on my soapbox before about my dislike of holiday craziness (for example, in an early-blog post¬†here), and one of my pet peeves is the way in which Christmas has almost(…)

Our weekend kitchen make-over

Our weekend kitchen make-over

Erin (at the nifty travel blog A Week or a Weekend) thought it was mean to leave all of you hanging on Friday, wondering if we did or didn’t get the kitchen painted. So I’ll cut to the chase: We did!–despite the potential game-enders of a really nasty cold and gorgeous fall weather. Here’s a(…)

DIY Camera Strap- The tactile art of photography

DIY Camera Strap- The tactile art of photography

For me taking pictures is partly a tactile activity. The feel of the camera, the click of the aperture dial, the-ever-so faint sound of the leaf shutter all contribute to the experience of making photographs. How the camera feels, sounds, and looks is important to me.¬† Not just because I like cool-looking cameras. It’s because(…)