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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Portrait of a Week


Happy Tuesday!

My week in a nutshell?


go to work, save lives

help friend learn his new camera

watch Dancing With the Stars

ask husband for foot massage


drop important papers off with accountant

go visit a shop owner about doing a photo shoot

visit sweet friend at Homestead in Fredericksburg
{and hopefully snap a few pics for you Rose Hicks fans}

move stuff over to new house


look for a new camera strap

cart more stuff to new house

write checks and pay bills

watch American Idol


declare Thursday as national "sleep-in-late" day

sleep in late

cart even more stuff to new house

 sit and ponder the why's and how's of
how i came to have so much stuff


share these pics from my
Romantic Country photo shoot with you
{for the confused, and you know who you are, I was the photographer;this is not my house}

oooh and aaah over how lovely
Ludmil and Linda's
home, art and creations are in these pics

hope that once we get settled in to the new house,
that our place looks half as lovely


 remind y'all to enter my
SPRING ROMANCE GIVEAWAY
by clicking 



Remind you that one lucky winner wins a copy 
of the Summer issue of Romantic Country
featuring my Willow Nest photo shoot...


and a personally autographed copy of
signed by Fifi O'Neill herself!

{the three pics above taken at MY house!}

 Encourages you to not be discouraged that thus far,
there are almost 750 entries...go ahead and try!
It just takes one.

And finally,
invite everyone to link to this wonderful new party,
starting this week...


Tricia at A Rosy Note 
invites you to join her at

To quote Tricia:
"The point of the party is to get better at using the camera
that you have and, of course, to have fun.
Just do a quick post focusing on a few of the best photos
you were able to take and if you want to tell us
about anything you did to your photos that's always good too."

I'll be there, hope you will, too!

See you again in a few!



52 comments:

Joanna said...

'.....go to work, save lives' Not many of us can say that.

Sounds a pretty good week to me.

I'm one of the 750 and I'm keeping my fingers crossed:0)

xxx

Privet and Holly said...

YOU are such a gift.
I imagine that everyone
at the hospital just
loves you!! I have been
doing the same "stuff"
questioning and yet, I'll
be in Texas looking to
add more STUFF to my
current STUFF....hmmmm....
Hope THIS week has been
smooth sailing so far : )
xx Suzanne
PS: Glad you made that
doc appointment. Now
keep it.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

You are just a busy lady!!! I'll try to join the Friday photo Feature too :)

La said...

Sounds like a productive week. Saturday was my sleep in day.

Polly said...

Sounds like a good week to me! Much better than mine!! :-)

Have fun!

Polly

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

And what lovely photos they are - every single one of them. You go girl!

Vicki said...

Anne those photos are dreamy. Love those doors leading to the bedroom. Everything is just gorgeous. I can't wait to learn more from Tricia's party.

trash talk said...

So...who's your fave on AI and DWTS? Inquiring minds want to know!
Debbie
P.S. Sounds like a week well spent.

traci said...

busy, busy week. but it looks like a good kind of busy. especially with sleep in late thursday and getting all the stuff moved to your new home. that is so exciting to me.

Wanda said...

Busy, busy, busy girl. Just moving stuff from one house to the other is enough. And of course your house will look every bit as good if not better. It just takes time, especially when you work outside the home. I don't see how you do it. The photos are gorgeous, by the way.

ShantyGirl said...

You do get alot accomplished in a week! I wanted to tell you I found a copy of the new Romantic Country with your photo shoot in it....amazing love your work!! I am also drooling over the three french water pitchers above. We watch American Idol as well. I hope you stick to your sleep in day.
Have a wonderful week!
sherry

Anne Marie... said...

I've nursed our newborn all week....and oh - ate -

I don't think I've slept....not sure

lol

all your pictures are great Anne
great to visit again :)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

well..that was quite a productive week if i do say so myself! what fun. love all your photos...have already entered your awesome spring giveaway...and "more rose hicks???" can't WAIT! :)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Anne, wow, you had a full week!... when you figure out how you came to own so much stuff, please let me know... I need to do the same thing!... Finally got my copy of Romantic Country... your photos and styling are fantastic!... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos, Anne...they REALLY inspire me...and I LOVED the magazine article!

leah @ plainview - moxiethrift on etsy said...

lovely post. as one that has had a couple of hectic weeks, it's nice to see others handle their weeks with grace. thanks!

Al said...

Those baby shoes are so precious! Your photos are beautiful. Have fun sleeping in on Thursday :)
www.skylarkmanor.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sounds like a very good week! You sound happy Anne! hugs, Linda

ludmil said...

Anne, seeing that little collage of doll shoes in your post just made my heart sing... that brings back so many nice memories for me,as those shoes were gifts from several different friends and I finally found a way to display them. Thank-you for all the lovely photos that you are using of our house, most I am seeing for the first time, what a treat. You sound happy, and like a girl on a mission. Love Linda

Karen said...

Great post! And that you had the opportunity to sit down and reflect the entire week and all that you accomplished makes it that much better. We should all do that.
Love the photos, and WHO THE HECK KNOWS where we get all this stuff...are you sure you didn't accidentally ship some of yours to me cause I sure have a lot! :)
Have another great week! Karen

Urban Farmgirl said...

Whew! I am exhausted just reading it! But somehow I am guessing we just are not the type of people to sit home, watching soap operas and eating bon-bons all day! ;o)

Happy Day to you!

Mary

she dreams big! said...

I thought I worked hard all week but your schedule makes me feel like I was a slacker! Are you looking for a camera strap or a camera strap cover? I'd love to send you one of my strap covers if you would like one. Let me know and I'll send you a picture.

Now, go take a breather!

Tammy said...

Your week sounds as busy as mine...I need a break!! But there's no time for that! I love your photos...always! Just makes my day! I did finally get my hands on a copy of the magazine & was bragging on you this past Sunday while at Olde Tyme Marketplace. :-)
Have a great one Anne!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Cindy said...

Your pictures make me smile everytime I visit your blog! So pretty!
I am going to Fredricksburg in a couple of weeks and I LOVE the Homestead store. I live in Granbury (SW of Fort Worth) and there is a Homestead store in a litte town about 45 min from here called Hico. It has the similar antiques and goods for sale and the building even looks the same. I wonder if they are the same owners? They put on a wonderful Antique show in May and October. MUCH smaller than Roundtop, but lots of great dealers!

Rachel Noelle said...

Beautiful photos Anne~ Im so happy you featured my sweet friend Tricia from A Rosy Note too..she is the best!! :) Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Whimsey Creations said...

I had to laugh when I read "ask husband for a foot massage". After all these years aren't they supposed to KNOW we need one every single night??? LOL

Olive Cooper said...

Please remember to rest. That is what I am doing today. We were in four cities in four days over the weekend and I am so tired. Your photos are lovely Anne. ♥O

It's me said...

Wowwwwwww...you have had a great week darling........nice to see this post !!! very positive and relaxed......love you......love Ria....xxx...

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Anne....as usual your pics are breathtakingly beautiful......sound like you have a lot of that BIG plate of yours. Take care.

Jo

Erika, Serena said...

I really love your blog!!it's good for my eyes:)!

http://lensanythingelse.blogspot.com/

Dolly said...

You forgot to mention that you are a blessing to your blog fans as well :-)

By the way how easy is it to get a foot massage over there? Maybe your hubby can give my hubby some lessons lol

Smiles,
Dolly

clustres said...

I'm so glad to see that you (someone I admire greatly) watches American Idol and DWTS too! I feel it sort of "takes me away!" And where did we get all this stuff?
Pam

A Rosy Note said...

Wow, sounds like you have a lot going on...good thing Thursday was sleep in late day :)

Your photos are so pretty. I love that one of the bed peeking out from behind the curtains and those gorgeous doors. Speaking of photos, thanks for helping me spread the word about my photo party! It's much appreciated :)

~Tricia

mia said...

I've been reading tour blog for two weeks now and am in love with your photos and your charming stories. I look forward to your emails letting me know you've posted a new blog. Thank you for sharing and being the inspiration for me when I began my blog. Mia

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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I spent last night in bed with my copy of RC just drooling over your beautiful pics of the Willow Nest photo shoot! Sooo love all the photos! Please tell us sometime about the top pic of this blog post, what room it is in, etc. ~ I collect baby shoes, too, and may need to do my own take on this! LOVE the photo of the tulips and roses in the tiny shakers, too!! It may just be my new fav pic of Ludmil and Linda's cottage!

Thanks for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Farmgirl Paints said...

if you find a camera strap do tell. i'm always keeping my eye out for cute ones:)

Halo Hill said...

Hi Anne, I know about carting things to the new house. Since it is so small I am carting things to Goodwill, carting things to friends, carting things to my friend's seasonal show in Albany (Oregon) etc. I think we're becoming vagabonds! (Speak for myself, huh)?

Hugs to you,
Sheila

sissie said...

Hi Anne,
What a beautiful post. I really enjoy all of your wonderful photographs. I know that your home is going to be just as lovely as the ones you photograph, I just know it.

hugs
Sissie

debsea said...

you are amazing. i can't wait to see your new home with you in it. you probably can't wait either.
you never said...did he give you the foot massage?

Sue said...

I'm waiting for your post on how to SLOW life down for all of us! The way time passes so quickly really freaks me out. There are always so many things I "want" to do, but all the stuff I "need" to do gets in the way! Hope life will cut you some slack soon!

Take care, Sue

Heaven's Walk said...

I don't know how you do it all, Anne! lol! I think I'm taking you on vacation with me the next time I go..... lol! Keep your head above the waters, girlie! Oh, and I've gotta tell you that I could look at photos of that bed and bedroom all day long. It's soooo sweet! :)

xoxo laurie

Lisa said...

Well all the photo's are beautiful. Love your wire basket, and white chippy things too.

x

bikim said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the photos!
take care,
Rosa

Vintage Gal said...

What gorgeous photos ~ wow ~ they make me smile ;-)

A Cottage Muse said...

I'm exhausted just reading this!!
And in awe of your beautiful photos!

Is it ok to re-crush on Ralph Macchio?

FarfallaDK said...

What lovely photos!
Everything looks so pretty.
Beautiful light.

Verbena nested treasures said...

Oh my word.. I am a late bloomer I had no idea.. this is one of my favorite rooms...I am so glad I found you come visit I have some lovely pics of Fif's book signing.. Love the book. glad we connected. xo Laura
P.S. favotite blog too.. hope you got your foot massage.

Charlene said...

Cute Post!!! Lucky you to have a new home to cart stuff to. Can't wait to see it all completed (as I'm sure you will be too). HUGS!
Charlene

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Anne, Another Wonderful Post, I Always Look forward to what you'll Say & Show....
Cheryl

Libbie said...

Holy Smokes!!! You are busy! But I sure am glad you reminded me I DVRed American Idol :) I almost forgot about that :)

Your photography is so fun to look at Anne! What a treat!!!!

Oh & did the hubby say yes when you asked fr a foot massage? Ya know my hubby does laundry, dishes, takes care of the kids....but foot massages...not really :) That's okay...he's cute enough that I think I will keep him around :) (Besides who would take care of me;)

Susan said...

Nice schedule, and Beautiful photos :)

I like your week, and envy your foot massage!
LOL

Susan

Lili said...

Oh I love that bird house! What gorgeous shots you captured, at first I DID think it was your house, until you set us straight. You have such an eye for putting things together Anne! xo ~Lili

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