September 3, 2013

A Black & White Day

I love black and white photos. I loooooooooooove black and white! Love love love love it. Also a big fan of sepia. I love the timelessness of it. It's modern and old fashioned all rolled into one. Sorry to geek out on the B&W for a minute, but really, I think I could only take photos in black and white and be perfectly happy. Plus, it kinda makes everything look fancyish.

This was the Last Day of Summer vacation. "Today was a good day." said my daughter.

The Hello Kitty black-and-cosmic-colored pencil cases and supply box are ready for the first day of school.  You think I would send my kid to school without a little HK watching her back? THINK AGAIN. (you can see it in color right here. prepare your retinas.)

Right now on Netflix, there's a whole bunch of Disney anthologies of various old short Disney cartoons. Julia's been LOVING them! Did you know that before Goofy was Goofy, he was called "Dippy Dawg"? That's so awesome.

Does anyone besides me actually use egg cups? I use mine at least 3 times a week. I love my egg cup.

 Hello living room. This pic is here for no reason. Just filling up space so you don't get bored.

Andrew's not sitting there being sad. He's reading and trying to ignore that my camera and I in his face exist. I took a great selfie of the bottom of my nostril again.

I've mentioned this book before, but I have to tell you, 'Swedish Folk Tales' is Julia's favorite story book right now. We've been reading a story or two from it every day for the past couple of weeks. It's so so so so good you guys, you have to have this book. You can see more of the art here.

Our neighborhood had a picnic and it was a whole lot of cake, fried chicken, baked beans, water sprayers, bikes, and one of our neighbors is a performer/musician and he played for over 2 hours at this soiree. It was so amazing. Try to imagine a neighborhood full of kids running around living the Great American Childhood, with wooden bows and arrows, rope tug of wars, scooters, and tribes of children playing in the dirt or making chalk drawings on the sidewalk. That's our neighborhood.

Oh and there's Sally. I love her and hate her. The other day she ate the shams on my pillows on my bed. BEDDING. The cat is now eating the bedding. I have no idea what to do.

25 comments:

  1. Hello lovely!

    By some amazing and slightly weird coincidence we have BOTH posted black and white pictures on our current blog posts. Fun! That Swedish Fairytale book looks ravishing, I must say.

    Happy september to you and happy, happy school year to your sweet daughter.

    Stephanie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hurray for B&W! And Happy September right back at you!! And happy school time to your children as well! You would love and adore the Swedish Folktale book, I am here to tell you.

      Delete
  2. I love B&W pictures too but I can't take any; they all end up looking creepy and straight from some horror novel (>.<) But yours are very nice and artsy :D

    Goodness I love your huge dollhouse! You need to post more about it! Does your Little Dal doll fit in it? Please show show show!

    I love school supplies but my son's school has a rule about sharing all supplies with the classroom so whatever I buy for my son will end up with another kid. I was a bit surprised the first year when I bought him fantastic supplies but he came back from school with ugly ugly ugly notebooks, pencils, erasers... Since then I just buy the pre-packed set sold by the PTA.

    Your neighborhood is so beautiful and so lively! It must be wonderful to live in such a place! Picture perfect America :)

    Happy go-back to school week to Miss J!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did a post on the dollhouse a couple of yrs ago but nobody at all hardly read my blog then, ha. I'll do another one. And yes, our Little Dal doll does fit inside it!

      (the only thing wrong with our neighborhood is that it floods in heavy rain. That's kind of a Big Problem, but I'll save those stories for another day...)

      Delete
  3. I love black and whites too.

    LOVE the pic of your living room. So glad you threw it in. It's lovely.

    I want a neighborhood like that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. see above the flood issues, ha! but yes, lovely neighbors and generally a nice place to live :)

      Delete
  4. Great black-and-whites! I love the dollhouse, too. I love the old Disney cartoons on Netflix, and I love Sally's crazy eyes. The only personalized school supplies the girls get to have are their backpacks, and in Big Sis's case, her pencil box and scissors. The class shares everything else. Boring, but I understand. Wishing your little miss a very happy first week of school!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know if it's ok for the Hello Kitty pencil box to be there, but she's there now! :) I think it's okey dokey. A lot of the pen/marker stuff they all share. Happy Sept to you!!!!

      Delete
  5. I have a great abiding love for black and white photos. I completely agree about the timeless nature of the black and white photo. Everything looks better in black and white, especially ordinary everyday life. Plus, I've found that even my worst photos look good in black and white. Bonus!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've saved many a photo by converting to B&W :)

      Delete
  6. Me me me!! I use egg cups! :) Ours are sweet little blue and white Delft. I should get them out on weekdays!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HUZZAH! I wish I had some cute colorful ones, mine are basic white. Boring.

      Delete
  7. What a beautiful doll's house, and I seriously adore your living room windows. We use egg cups! Toast soldiers dunked into a soft boiled egg. That's a childhood memory right there and it can only be done with egg cups.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Toast soldiers!!! I love them! My kid won't touch with a 10 foot pole. Le sigh.

      Delete
    2. And thank you! I'll do an updated doll house post soon. It used to be mine from when I was little :)

      Delete
  8. I'm always late to the party! :( Yes to the dollhouse- must hear more about it! My daughter is newly obsessed with Calico Critters- these tiny animals that I'm hoping I can fit into a regular wooden dollhouse because the ones they come with are plastic. So now I'm poring over doll house sizes and stuff. 2) An egg cup makes a very good hat! Soft boiled eggs- is there anything more elegant? We used to have egg cups that had tiny striped tight-ed legs and different colored mary janes. My father eventually found a matching tea pot and cups and sent them to me, but they're hidden away lest they ever get broken. I'm more protective of those than I am of my grandmother's china! Your house is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ok! It's a plan! More dollhouse it is!! (egg cups with feetsies? LOVE IT!)

      Delete
  9. I love the dollhouse. still. And I still love the bedding eating cat. Hope you find a way to stop her soon, though! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. if you lived near me in the same town, you would find this cat on your doorstep. and then I'd immediately move so that you couldn't return her to me. :)

      Delete
  10. So artsy with the black and white! Love it!!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey - love your sofa. Did you get it locally?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it's a cast-off from my stepdad! it goes so nicely with our Ikea stuff, ha ha. we got a ton of hand me downs from my ma and stepfather. i'll try and find out where he got it. :)

      Delete
  12. That first picture with julia and that amazing dollhouse... you should frame it! wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't that a weird (and therefore i like it) photo? it looks like she's in some warehouse or medical office that just happens to have a dollhouse in it :)

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...