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Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: July 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!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

saturday morning love...

just stumbled upon these amazing little handmade moth brooches from Blue Terracotta on etsy and i'm in love! the white one speaks to me...

have a great weekend folks!!!


Monday, July 26, 2010


oh and p.s.... here's a new little somethin' that Monkey & Squirrel is involved in!

HOOTERS tour 2010... get into it!


trend spotting...

i've been noticing quite a bit of fringe popping up here and there when it comes to accessories, and i gotta say... i love it! here are a few designs that i'm currently coveting...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

good to be home...

my goodness has july been a crazy month for me! i've already had 3 out of town trips, and have another coming up this weekend. i feel like i shouldn't even bother unpacking at this point! last week i left for my home town in NY for my nephews christening, my nieces birthday, and just some general quality family time. though i miss them all terribly already, i must admit i do enjoy getting back home to my hubby, my puppy, and my bed! here are a few fave moments from the trip...

you can also check out *this little video* i made of my trip while sitting on the plane during a two hour delay!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

quite a week!

i have been a terrible blogger this past week! *slaps self on wrist* it's been one of those weeks when life just comes at you from all sides and you have to pick and chose exactly what will and won't get done. i like to think of myself as some sort of wonder woman who can do anything and take on any task, but sometimes i just have to admit that i can not physically get everything done. that realization came this past week...

on the fourth of july evan and i went over to his mom's house to have dinner. evan's mom got us a huge box of veggie burgers and we were going to do our best to put a good dent in it! while evan and his brother were outside starting up the grill, him mom and i were hanging out inside watching a little hgtv, like we often do. after about 30mins of the boys being outside, evans brother came in and said that evan had gotten burned. upon running outside i find evan standing there crouched over, no shirt, covered in what appeared to be ash and burnt hair, and the skin on his arm and neck already red and blistering. his shirt caught fire while lighting the grill. i took him up to the emergency room, which thankfully is only about 7 mins from his moms house, and we spent the next 3 hours there. they gave him some morphine for the pain, cleaned and wrapped him up, and sent us on our way. you better believe we still went back to his moms for those veggie burgers. when evan is hungry, there's no stopping him!

so, this past week was all about taking care of my mr. when you suddenly see how easy it can be to lose the most important person in your life, it's funny how everything else just falls to the background. he needed quite a bit of help doing just about everything. he couldn't go to work, he couldn't really do much of anything. he did a whole lot of sleeping mixed in with a lot of resting. luckily it's all paying off because he is now healing like a champ! in just one week his arm is looking almost completely healed. his neck is still looking a little rough, but that was where it was second degree burns on the verge of 3rd, so that's to be expected.

in addition to my nurse duties, i had a couple of large wholesale orders to get out, my regular etsy orders, and also i had to get ready for The Big Crafty which was yesterday. if you're not familiar with The Big Crafty, it's a huge craft show in asheville, nc (about 2hrs from where i live in charlotte) that happens twice a year. this was my first year taking part in it and i had so much prep work to do before we left town saturday afternoon. the show was a ton of fun and i'll do a complete update about that later.

so yes, i was a busy busy gal last week and slacked on the blogging. i'm sure y'all understand, and after an extremely good sleep last night i'm feeling back to my non-stressed self!

the pics posted are some of my favorite of me and my hubs. he scared the pants off of me on the 4th, but i love him to little bits anyway.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

in the bag!

i am seriously in need of a new bag and have been scouting out a few on etsy that i would love to own. my only problem is that i want to own them all and can't seem to narrow it down to just one. here are my top current faves...

the bigs...

and the littles...

my main issue is that i can't decide if i want a big bag that i can carry everything i may ever need in, or a tiny clutch to carry just the necessities. i think i probably need both... wouldn't you agree :)