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Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: October 2009

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

renovations...

the new house is coming along at a slow and steady pace. we move in at the end of this week, yay! here's a little update of our progress thus far. oh and pardon these pics... we've yet to add any lighting.

Living Room Before...


Living Room After...


Master Bedroom Before... previous owner smoked in here for about 30 years.


Master Bedroom After...



Studio Before...


Studio After...


Guest Room... sorry, no before. the walls were just white.




Sweet little 60's Style Bathroom... also no before.


and let's not forget the kitchen, which will be a work in progress for a while...


we've still got tons to do, but it's amazing what just a fresh coat of paint will do to a room. stay tuned for more...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

barkley in the parkley...

today seems to be the last gasp of a summer that went by far too quickly. with the weather man predicting a high of 78, i knew we needed to take full advantage of this short sleeves day. this morning barkley and i headed out to mt.pleasant to do our bi-weekly cast iron hunting. he's a great hunting dog and also a wonderful co-pilot on these lengthy drives. i scored some great finds and am stoked to get working on them and get them up in my shop.


on our way home barkley and i decided that because he was such a good boy, and big help during the cast iron hunt, we would stop at the park to add a bit of playtime to our busy day. we sat by the lake, met some other 4 legged friends, and he even discovered the wonderful delicacy that is goose poop! all in all a great day and it's only 3pm. now we're off to the new house to do some more painting and cleaning. fun fun!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

exciting times!

i'm such a terrible blogger! it's been weeks since i've updated and i finally decided that i just needed to sit down and write...

it's been quite a busy time here at the pierce household. i've started doing Monkey and Squirrel full time, we got a puppy, and we also just bought a house! all of this together equals zero time to blog. the puppy, whose name is Barkley, is a four month old boxer/shepherd mix. he's definitely a handful, but totally worth it. he's teething now which means he's walking around all the time with his mouth open wondering what he can chew on. he can't be left alone for even a minute. we learned this the hard way recently. i went upstairs for all of two minutes, came back down, and in that time he chewed the speaker wires to our computer clean off. evan was very excited about that. lesson learned! but he's a big snuggle bunny and we love him to little bits already!

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the new house is keeping us quite busy as well. it's a cute little brick home here in charlotte. it was built in 1961 and i do believe that it hasn't been updated since. so far in week one, we've knocked down a wall, started painting, pulled down half a dead tree, and decided that the kitchen needs to be gutted! lots of busy days ahead. i'm going to do my best to document the renovations... we'll see how that goes.


the other big excitement is that i know officially do Monkey & Squirrel full time. i knew this day was coming for a few months now, but i still can't believe it's here! it's a lot of work, but worth every bit of stress. the pleasure of being my own boss is not something i will take for granted. i've got a few shops around the country that are carrying M&S items and i'm always looking to expand that list. i look forward to the day that Monkey and Squirrel goodies are in every home and on Oprahs list of favorite things. world domination is within reach! take a look at this little interview i did for the veganetsy team blog... what's my favorite food you ask, now you can find out here!

all in all, happy times here! just wish there were more hours in the day...

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