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view 03 :: my new toys


Polaroid camera owners: I need your help!

My sweet mother-in-law bestowed these lovely cameras (a Polaroid SX-70 and a Polaroid 690) on me over Thanksgiving. She said, “I don’t know if you want these…” and of couse, trying to contain my excitement, I said, “Are you kidding?? I’ll take ‘em!”

So now I need to figure out what to do with them, but I don’t know where to begin. I need your help! Where do you buy your film? What kind of film do I need? Any favorite Polaroid blogs/websites/resources? Please share your infinite wisdom!


View all of my December Views

Explanation of December Views

view 01 :: munchkin love

I spent Thanksgiving weekend eating and cooking and eating some more (because that’s what we do best.) But mostly, we stared at my two and a half year old nephew. We sang, we giggled, we ran in circles, and made more paper airplanes than I’ve ever seen in my life.

I know I’m partial, but this lil’ dude is the most fascinating, mesmerizing, beautiful munchkin. So full of joy. He brings out the best in all of us.

In other news…

Today is the first day of December. It is the first day since I quit my job that I am sitting at my house, doing what I set out to do. After the doldrums of post-surgery and the oh-so-joyous Thanksgiving, it’s time to get down to bid-ness!

Oh, but there is so much I want to do. That is why today begins a month of slowing down. I will be participating in a project that Darlene from Hippy Urban Girl created called December Views. She created it to give herself a way to “enjoy the quiet” and to allow herself “a month of no stress creativity.”

I think this is exactly what I need right now. I will spend the month of December sharing my world through photos – sometimes with words, sometimes without. I will try to post daily, but I make no promises. After all, this is about no stress and no obligation. Since this project is a lot like “Slice of Life Tuesday,” I will probably put SOLT on hold until January.

So. December. It will be a month of peace. A month of learning and reading and getting back to me. A month of creativity. And naps. You know how I love my naps.

I hope you will join me on this journey.


If you’d like to participate in December Views, visit Darlene’s blog and ask her to add you to the list!