Wednesday, March 30, 2011
What I'm Checking Out...
-This dinner location looks amazing to me. I would do this in a heartbeat! How about you? Scary or exciting?
- How much are you planning on spending on your Spring/Summer wardrobe? I'm definitely going minimalist this season, maybe just some new accessories for me, and....this dress from Forever21. $12.90!
- On a side note, do you Groupon? I recently signed up and although I haven't made any purchases yet, there have been some mighty tempting offers. I have a feeling that once I start buying offers it will be hard to stop.
- I am in desperate need of some family photos. I literally have zero professional shots of us as a family. Pathetic, no? I keep checking out different photographers and poking around looking at other peoples family portraits looking for ideas. I like the idea of doing something a little more fun and organic, but I also think that maybe that's not timeless enough (and lets be honest, I see myself getting around to family portraits maybe every 4-5 years, if I'm lucky). I thought this was fun, but who am I kidding, I am not that cool (plus I would need to hire like 4 more kids as extras to make it work).
What about you? Do you take family photos yearly? every few years? ever? How much are you spending? I have to say that while many people dis large outfits such as Picture People, I have gotten some amazing shots done there, like the one above. I am considering them for a family photo since: (a) its cheap (no sitting fee so if the photos aren't amazing I wont feel bad; (b) its fairly local so minimal traveling; and (c) the prints are extremely affordable so I can choose a few different shots.
Then, I just have to pick a wardrobe for the family, and make sure Oliver doesn't have a black eye or scratches on his face, Ruth doesn't have boogers dripping down her face....somehow other people make this look like a piece of cake. My kids will probably cry, my husbands eyes will probably be closed and I will probably get a zit the morning of...at least it will be authentically us!