Rebecca Whitney's Blog – April 2011 Archive (16)

The Artist

Being a parent in the Upper Valley requires me to think outside the typical activities box. There are certainly several places to take my kids on a potentially daily, weekly, or monthly basis, but everyone knows about those places: Billings Farm, VINS, the Montshire Museum, the train exhibit at Quechee Gorge Museum. Those places are packed during school vacation and on the weekends, and are at times expensive to frequent. To truly take full advantage of…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 29, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Cocktails & Crafts, Take Three!

Last night was the third edition of my monthly get-together with my girlfriends and our kids to craft and enjoy a beverage or two: Cocktails and Crafts!

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 29, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #11

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #11

One Hungry Monster by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe

 

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 29, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Photography, This Week

So I thought I'd keep you all posted on my progress in my online photography class at Simplicity--my life in mostly photographs.  Just finished week 3, which focused on cropping, and as an exciting bonus, my mom just signed me up for the next eclass which starts in May as an early birthday present!  I am really excited to learn the nitty gritty details of my camera; I hate being self-taught and just winging it.  But…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 29, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

The Tale of the Binkie Fairy

I know I quickly alluded to the fact that the Binkie Fairy made a stop at our house a couple weeks ago and I feel like I should expound on that statement with some background and an update on how it went.  In case you haven't noticed from my many, many photographs, my children love their binkies.  We are binkie people.  My children are binkie children and they were binkie babies.  Jax has been sucking on one since the day he was born. …

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 19, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

A Personal Present

For almost every special occasion, holiday, or birthday, my kids and I like to go the "homemade" route.  It means more to the recipient and they're darn cute!  Homemade cards, fingerpaintings, crafts all make their way into the hands of friends and family as a way to say I love you.  And our very favorite way to spread our love is by painting pottery at Tip Top Pottery in White River Junction.…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 19, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Easter Thumbprint Art

With all my craft catastrophes lately, you may be surprised to hear that this morning I hosted a get-together for my friends and our kids with the sole purpose of…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 15, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

Ten Minutes

You know you're a crazy photographer when you stumble upon deserted railroad tracks and drag your family out there for an impromptu photoshoot.

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 10, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

10 Cool Things: A Treasure Hunt

"Jax, do you want to go for a walk?"

"No, I want to watch Word World."

"Don't you want to go outside?"

"No."

"Do you want to go look for some treasure?"

(pause while mulling it over)

"Yes!  Let's go!  Come on,…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

10 Cool Things: A Treaure Hunt

"Jax, do you want to go for a walk?"

"No, I want to watch Word World."

"Don't you want to go outside?"

"No."

"Do you want to go look for some treasure?"

(pause while mulling it over)

"Yes!  Let's go!  Come on,…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 10, 2011 at 8:29am — No Comments

Simply Bliss Week 1

I am currently taking my first photography class ever online with one of my favorite photography bloggers, Faith at Simplicity.

 



 

I am so excited to get down to basics and learn the little things that I never had an opportunity before.  Like how to wrangle the dreaded indoor light that is my nemesis.  Since my…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 10, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #9

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #9

I'll See You In The Morning by Mike Jolley

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 7, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

A Crafty Conclusion

This is a story of a happy little craft that was relatively painless to make and resulted in a very pretty flower arrangement that perhaps will adorn our table at Easter.  But in order to fully understand how these flowers rose from the ashes of crafty destruction, you'll have to go back one post (or click here) and read about their humble beginnings.  Plus, you won't know how to make the egg-shaped…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

A Crafty Train Wreck

Note:  Feel free to use this tutorial as a lesson on how not-to-craft.  This is the anti-craft.

 

As my kids have grown older I have found an inner craftician that I never knew I had.  This should give all of you with craft anxiety hope because I am truly as creative as a wet sock.  I have now spent more time (and money) in craft stores in 2011 than I had spent in the past 30 years of my life…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Diptych

One of the best parts about expanding my blogging horizons has been the amazing things I've learned about photography and the very cool people and websites I have discovered who challenge me.  One of the first ones I found was Simplicity--my life in mostly photographs

 

 

and the very first day I went over there…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 3, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

How We Roll

Although spring officially sprung a while ago, we still get flurries that accumulate on top of our mud and melting snow.  Overall, it's still a fairly wintery world out there in Vermont, although the temperatures are rising.  It's been warm enough to bring our kids outside, but there's nowhere to bring them!  Anywhere that is plowed is a parking lot or other potential hazard.  Anywhere that isn't knee-deep in snow is ankle-deep in mud.  But the sun is smiling its yellowy…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 3, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

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