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I’m really excited about Tuesday’s shop update! New items will be added at 12 p.m. EST. It’s always fun to have new things to share. There is very little yarn this time around, but there is lavender goat milk soap! I’m also selling sets of stickers printed using my flower photography. They are so much fun and were inspired by my sister’s visit earlier this spring. She loved them and I ended up sending all I had at the time home with her for decorating her bullet journal. I’m planning to switch over to a bullet journal sometime this summer, and can’t wait to use my stickers in it as well! I think these sticker sets would make a great gift. Because I wasn’t sure how well they would sell, I have a limited number available right now. However, once they sell out, I will add a pre-order listing to the shop. That way, you can still order the stickers, they will just take a little longer to get to you. The pre-order listing will stay up through Friday, June 9th at 12 p.m. EST.

I will also have high resolution digital downloads of some of my photographs available. I’m excited to offer this and am hoping that my photos might end up on canvases or in frames in some of your homes. I am terrible myself about printing things, but this is motivating me. I have several that I want printed as canvases and will share as soon as I do!

Finally, but most importantly (I know!) Jonny will have some cutting boards listed in the shop as well. There are two sizes, and all are the style in the photos above. He made me one a couple of months ago, and we use it for slicing bread. The ones he has ready for the update tomorrow are wider than mine, and I think you will really love them! I really like that they can hang on the wall for storage. The red oak wood (that Jonny milled himself) is so pretty, and totally deserves to be on display.

I think that’s it! Thanks so much for supporting our shop!

Fiddlers for Silas (and me being brave)

For the first time in what feels like ages, we took a little day trip today. We drove to Yorktown, Virginia to play on a little stretch of beach on the York River. Last year Keats and Gabe had baseball games in the area and Jonny took our little guys to play there between games. They discovered the joys of catching fiddler crabs and Silas has been asking to go back for his birthday for months. Today in the car Silas asked me repeatedly how excited I was. “VERY EXCITED,” I told him. “What are you going to do as soon as we get there?” he asked. “Catch fiddler crabs with you,” I replied. (That was the correct answer.) In reality, as soon as we arrived the kids all took off and I sat in the van nursing Mabel. And while I found the fiddler crabs fascinating (There were so many of them! Their collective scurrying around was so loud!), I didn’t actually catch any myself. I mostly took pictures. It was a really fun day. Silas was so happy, he told us it was better even than he expected. Now I feel all exhausted and happy myself. It’s so good to get away from the house and all we have going on right now. We need to bring back the day trips. It’s just so hard with so many kids and schedules and work, and life. But I think this is important for us, to get away together when we can.

p.s. We will be updating our shop on Tuesday, June 6th at 12 p.m. EST. I’ll be sure to get a preview post up by Monday evening. Jonny has been working on some new cutting boards, and I will have goat milk soap and a bit of yarn available. I have some new things that I am offering as well. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen the new stickers sets I have put together using my photos.  They are flower themed and so pretty! I will talk more about them in the preview post, but I am really excited about them! And finally, after getting requests for literally years, I am going to start offering some of my nature photography in my shop. It took me a long time to work up the nerve, and then to figure out how best to do this. I finally settled on selling high resolution digital downloads for personal use. The cost will be $10 each, or 4 for $30. I am very nervous about this for some reason! But it can’t hurt to try, right? Okay, I think that’s it. Check back in by Monday evening and I’ll have that preview ready for you.

p.p.s. If there has ever been a photo here that you wished you could have a print of, email me with a link to the blog post and I’ll list it for you!