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Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: June 2010

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, June 22, 2010

summer frolicking!

just some new goodies added to my summer closet...

southern heat... i'm ready for ya!

chambray dress- urban outfitters
heart ring- forever 21
comfy sandals- target


Monday, June 21, 2010

hello lovelies!

i just stumbled upon these amazing ceramic goodies from robert gordon australia this morning and it was love at first sight...

wouldn't they all just go so perfectly with my vintage lu ray teacup collection.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

and so it begins...

yesterday we got to pluck our first goodie from the garden! check out this beautiful 100% organic home grown zucchini!

and we've already got another one coming in too. yaaay for fresh veggies!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

before and after... a dresser is reborn!

so, as i've mentioned once before in a previous post, i love refinishing old furniture pieces! a few weeks ago i spotted this dresser at an antique/salvage spot, and it was just calling to me for a face lift!

it's a solid wood dresser that was handmade by a gentleman who lives about an hour from me, right here in north carolina. it had gotten a few bumps and bruises during its life before coming home with me, but nothing that a bit of sanding and paint couldn't cure.

i pulled out the drawers, took off the knobs, sanded the entire thing, and then gave it a coat of grey primer.

it was looking better already!

for its final finish i picked a lovely shade of violet grey. notice that the two top drawers were also changed from two knobs to one.

i fell in love with these ceramic drawer pulls and just couldn't pass them up!

a light hand sanding gives it more of a rustic feel and shows that this baby has indeed been around the block a few times. it also reveals the blue/grey primer underneath, which is just fabulous in my book!

and it would appear that it is now becoming a tradition for juan to jump in the last shot. this is his new favorite spot in the house. at any given time of day i can almost guarantee that this is where he can be found.

so there ya have it. a fabulous little weekend project that i think anyone can take on!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

romper madness!

i have a problem. i'm obsessed with (and i know i say that a lot, but this time it's true) the new rompers that target has right now. i think someone clued them in to the fact that their entire last collection was absolutely terrible, and they went ahead and got it right this time around! i am seriously taking $20 each week and adding a new one to my closet. these are the perfect go to summer outfit... especially in the swelteringly hot humid south!

ps... i'm actually wearing one right now. love!!!

all available at target!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

must mention these unmentionables!

how stinkin' adorable are these little lingerie sets from anthropologie! i will take one of each please...

i mean seriously, if every gal owned some of these i do believe we could completely wipe out break ups and divorce... so cute!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

top ten short hair picks... plus one

i'm getting a little trim up by my friend steph either later today or tomorrow because my hair is just unruly right now. i'm in the process of growing out the front and it's gotten to this odd stage where the sides are getting too long and it's giving me sort of a mushroom head feel. not cute! i put in a word with my girl that my wig needs did, and she's gonna make it happen for me! for almost the past two years my hair has never been much longer then about 2 or so inches. it's a funny thing to have to grow out your hair to get it to look like another short hair cut that you like. but i'm in need of a little change and am stoked to see what steph comes up with.

here is a little collection of some short do's i'm sweatin' right now...

and i do believe that this one right here below is what my ultimate goal is. sides buzzed, front long enough to go behind my ears or clip back, perhaps even a light color eventually. we'll see how patient i am durning this growing phase. hopefully i can hold out!

all photos found browsing tumblr...


you grow girl!

i just walked out to check on the garden this morning and was so pleasantly surprised when this big beautiful zucchini bloom was there to greet me...

we've also got lots and lots of little cherry tomatoes coming in...

oh how happy i will be when we get to harvest all of these goodies. i'm definitely hooked on gardening now. this is my first time ever having a real garden (not just some wilting plants in a pot) and i find myself going outside every few hours just to look at it. everything changes from day to day and it's so very exciting watching it all grow. you can count on what may end up being an obnoxious amount of garden updates in the coming weeks. hope you like looking at plants!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

moose spotting!

it's pretty darn rare that i keep any of my cast iron goodies for myself. i fall in love with certain ones, but generally feel kinda guilty if i don't share them with the public. with that said, no way am i giving up this guy! i've never had him before and who knows if he'll ever come into my life again. i just knew from the moment we met that he was destined to hang by my front door for all eternity.

a solid white, high gloss, paint job seemed to be what fit him best.

i can't help but smile every time i look at that silly critter!

i do promise that if ever i stumble upon some more of these on my numerous cast iron hunts, i will share them with the world. he's too amazing to not be in every living room world wide!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010


evan and i were down in new orleans all weekend visiting my best friend. we got home super late last night, and this morning when i went out to check on our garden, i had this lovely little bloom waiting to greet me. the zucchini is on its way!

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