Sunday, April 26, 2009

Retail therapy and "Green Eyed Monster"

I desperately wanted to go to a concert this weekend. My college years consisted of me listening to the Dave Matthews Band. I can remember singing and dancing with friends to their music, snuggling with a certain someone special while listening to a particular song, drinking a margarita at a Veranda with one of my very best friends while DMB serenaded us and me telling her how it would be sooo cool to bring a little one home from China. Along with Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz was joining them in concert. Paige and I LOVE Jason Mraz. So, I tried fervently to get tickets to the show, but to no avail, came up short. Feeling sorry for myself I decided some retail therapy was in order. I bought myself a new Coach purse and wallet and am in love! I know, I know, frivolous spending...could be spent on something more important, but you see, I never buy for myself. I am always buying for the little princess in our family. This is my one indulgence!
Here's my pretty purse! I love it so...sadly, I covet it!

As for the rest of my weekend, well I had two photoshoots. One was with my friend's daughter and it went quickly and was a breeze. I caught some really precious images and I cannot wait to share them with her. The other shoot proved to be a bit of a challenge. Last minute a friend of a friend called and asked if I could photograph her FOUR children! YIKES! She was offering to pay quite a bit more than what I charge and I just couldn't pass up the offer, or the challenge. It went really well. I am anxious to edit the images and share them on my photography blog and with the family. The children were so well behaved and were eager to please their bribery clad mommy :)

Paige went to the flea market with my mom and when they got home, she came bolting back to my room and showed me her goodies. I was uploading images and she caught a few of them and quickly said, "Why didn't you take MY picture this weekend?" She then proceeded to grab her loot and say, "I'm going to my room!". I gave her a few minutes and went to check on her. She was looking at some pics that I had taken of her and she said, "I want us to have a photoshoot, just you and me ... k?" You know that I am MORE than happy to oblige!

Funny little girl! She usually detests having to pose for pics. I guess she doesn't want to share her sissy (melt my heart!) Have a great week, friends!


Colleen said...

Love the bag. Retail therapy rocks!

And too funny about your jealous little sister. She definitely likes to be your focus - which is completely endearing.

Felicia said...

I'm so glad you treated yourself (you did good). That's so sweet that she wants you to herself for a photo shoot. She loves her big sissy!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! Way to go! I love your new bag and you deserve to splurge on yourself!

Could that Paige be any sweeter? I can't wait to see new pictures of her!

Sherri said...

What a pretty bag! And you deserve to splurge on yourself once in a while.
Sorry your couldn't get tickets to the concert.

Michelle said...

Hey girl, you need to splurge on yourself, too, and not feel badly about it! Purses are my weakness. I don't need a fresh pedicure and I don't need to try anything on and feel badly when I look in that three-way mirror. Oh, how I love purses!!

That is so sweet that Paige wants to keep her sister to herself. Maybe I should schedule a photoshoot with someone else to see if that will work on the girls. ;)

BTW, am I missing another blog of yours? Do you have a seperate photography blog? I'm not seeing one on your profile. How am I missing this?

Jboo said...

Great purse -- love it!!

How sweet that Paige wants a photoshoot with you!!

Can't wait to see all your photos!


Super Mommy said...

Love the Coach - I think I need a new one this summer too!

Better make sure you take some pics of Paige this week ;0)

jiangxigirls said...

Love the bag and wallet! A little retail therapy never hurts! :-)

I love how Paige was jealous! Too cute! Can't wait to see you again and meet Paige. When do you think you might be up?

Marla said...

Ooooooh, me likey! You certainly deserve a retail therapy splurge! LOL @ Paige getting jealous. I can't wait to see new pics of her and to see the ones you took over the weekend! I love your photography blog.

Lisa and Tate said...

Lovin' the bag!

I am confused here. Are you adopting from China also, besides your cute sister?

You really are a talented photographer.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hey girly!!!

Love the new deserve it:) We missed you this weekend....I really wish you could have been here with us:( but it sounds like you gave your camera a workout anyway....can't wait to see all the beautiful pics!! Isn't it funny how they get jealous when you start to photograph others? Sarah is that way.....Nick, not so much.....but after this weekend, I am thinking that he might have a big head and think that he is a model in the making!!


Melissa said...

Oh, I love me some Jason Mraz too...but I think I'd rather listen to the i pod and treat myself to that fun purse. ;)

Too cute that Paige wants you to herself for a photo shoot!

Marla said...

I dont blame her, I wouldn't want to share an awesome sissy either.

Love the purse, good for you to pamper yourself. Have a great week!

Donna said...

Well, I for one am thrilled that Paige still wants you to take her picture...I can't wait to see them!

Courtney said...

Love the bag!

EllieNat said...

Paige is too funny!

Now you know how to get a photo shoot of her. (schedule one with someone else!)

Ivy said...

Hi Missy,
Trying to catch up on blogging.

I must say you were missed at the workshop. I hope you plan on going to the next one because you'll learn soooooo much. I didn't know you shoot pro! Very cool. If I just get a bit better right now, I'll be happy. all the computer processing is harder than taking the pics!

Have a delightful day.



Ivy said...

Oh Love the BAG!

Colleen said...

Retail therapy well deserved my friend : )
I can't wait to see the pictures you took last weekend.
I was laughing at Paige LOL do I detect a little jealousy? Nothing wrong with that...if you were my sister I wouldn't want to share you either!

mommy24treasures said...

Hope your week is going well:)
Paige is a sweetie:)
When waiting for each Treasure retail therapy helped me loads~

kerri said...

Love the new bag!!!Nice buy!!
Can't wait to see Paige's new photo shoot, she loves her Sissy so much. ;)

Michelle said...

Hi Missy,
I hope you're enjoying your new purse!! To answer your question, the whitewash preset I used is linked on my 4/26 I Heart Faces entry. It's free, too!! That's my favorite pre-set that I've found so far.