Maternity Photo Tips

Maternity Photo Tips

Things are about to change big time around here.  I'm currently 39 weeks pregnant which means our little guy could be joining us at any time!  We've made a mad dash the past couple of weeks to finish ALL OF THE THINGS.  (Which equals lots of projects to share soon! Including the nursery!)  We actually had a little down time this past weekend and we really weren't sure what to do with ourselves.

I managed to do a pretty terrible job of documenting this pregnancy.  I honestly think it's because I forgot I was pregnant half of the time.  I was extremely lucky to have such an easy first pregnancy. (Let's hope that carries over into labor but I don't think it works that way.)  It's crazy that all I did was eat a little more and my body just knew what to do otherwise. Biology is crazy stuff.

I did read quite a few places that many moms regretted not taking maternity photos.  I get it.  You feel large.  There's a lot going on.  I'm extremely happy Nate and I took 15 minutes to snap a few quick photos for the ol' memory books though. It's funny because I can barely remember what it's like to not have a big ol' beach ball belly and I've only had it for 9 months. I can imagine the memory of it will fade quickly.

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How to Photograph Outdoor Christmas Lights

How to Photograph Outdoor Christmas Lights

In the latest Decor and the Dog news, you can see our house from space.

There isn't much better than coming home to a house full of lights after a long day in the pharmacy.  All I want to do during the holidays is soak up every minute of it.  Unfortunately, my day job is also the busiest this time of year.  (Stop getting sick, people!)  I think this may be the reason Nate and I go slightly overboard with this whole holiday thing (we did just as much pre-blog).  It's good for us to suck every ounce out of the holidays while we can.

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Iowa State Fair Photography Submission

Iowa State Fair Photography Submission

Whoa.  How is it Monday already?  Nate and I were busy bees. 

On Saturday, we hit up the Farmer's Market.  Nate finished building the built-ins.  I did lame housewife chores and started touching up the trim on the first floor.

Yesterday, however, was a very exciting day.  We headed to Des Moines to the Iowa State Fair Grounds (and Zombie Burger.  Mmmm, Zombie Burger.  And the Tile Shop.  Mmm, hearth tile). 

But Michelle, the fair hasn't started yet.  Why would you go without the corn dogs and fried Oreos? Because Nate had two of his photos selected for display at the fair which starts this Thursday!

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