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{Inspiration} Paper Moon

First off, the new issue of La Petite Magazine came out last week & it’s a beautiful collection of inspiration. I was particularly excited about my contribution. I know I’ve said it before, but I absolutely love dreaming up my, For the Love of Books article. I came up with the idea of a collection of books that had to do with the stars & the moon last summer inspired by the magazine’s theme & Sayer’s current interests. I knew just what I wanted to do for the photo shoot & I thought I would show you a bit of the “behind the scenes process & inspiration. 
I’ve always loved the vintage images of people posing on the moon & used them as my inspiration. I tried to wrap my brain around how to make a similar backdrop for Sayer to sit on for my La Petite photo shoot.  It was nice to bounce ideas around with Chris – he was really helpful in the process. I ended up painting a star backdrop & a moon that I made out of cardboard.
It was all very balanced & strategic in how things were placed. We had a bench underneath for Sayer to sit on – it was a bit fragile. Sayer & I had a very fun morning  taking a trip to the moon in a rocket ship. I never posed him- he was in a land of make-believe the whole time that was intoxicating.

He still talks about the day that we went to the moon & I’m so happy that we have that day documented! We also have the moon in our bedroom now for a nice reminder that we should never be afraid to reach for the moon.

For the Love of Books, it’s on pages 112 -115 in La Petite Magazine. 

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend! 

vintage photo credits: here & here

{La Petite Magazine} Issue #8

The new La Petite Magazine came out last Monday & I’ve been excited to really sink my teeth into it! My week, along with the weekend, went by like a blur & I’m just now getting a chance to relax a bit & really look through this beautiful issue. This first image really stood out to me. It’s also very nice to see some of my favorite people & artists included like, a DIY from Fawn & Forest (Summer), a Q&A with Fournier (Anabel), & plush by Jess Quinn.  Issue #8’s For the Love of Books focused on “ABC books” & is particularly close to my heart. I dipped into both mine & Sayer’s stash for this one. You can read it on page pages 102-105- it was so fun to put together. 

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend (if they have one)! 

La Petite Magazine – here 

{Vintage Inspiration} Mom & Pop favorites…

One of the things I enjoy the most about writing, For the Love of Books, for La Petite Magazine is taking the photos to go along with the article. Honestly, I take the photos before I write- I’m a visual person. This last issue’s theme was “vintage surf” &  I knew right away that I wanted to include those little striped swim trunks in the shoot. Believe it or not, they were Chris’ favorite swim trunks when he was around Sayer’s age. I couldn’t believe that he still had them! Once I found that Snoopy surfing book, I knew that one of my favorite childhood items needed to be included as well- my plush Snoopy. I loved including these tidbits of nostalgia in my book feature & wanted wanted to share. These are a few of my favorite outtakes from the shoot. I only wish I had a photo of mini Chris in these swim trunks now.

{La Petite Magazine} Issue #7 …

The new La Petite Magazine (issue #7) just came out – just in time to cozy up this weekend & browse through the pages of dreamy, beachy goodness. What a perfect issue to get lost in as the wind blows & rain pours outside my window. It’s a nice reminder that Spring just might in fact be around the corner. 
My, “For the Love of Books” article is on pages 148-50 & it’s full of both nostalgic favorites & new book discoveries. I’m such a sucker for the water & the beach so this issue was extra fun to contribute too. So head on over to La Petite Magazine to be inspired & transported- there are so many wonderful contributions & features! You may even smell salt water in the air as you read… 

Photo Credits : 
La Petite Magazine – Issue #7

{La Petite} For the Love of Books…

I don’t think Rachelle knows how much I truly enjoy the opportunity to contribute “For the Love of Books” to La Petite Magazine. I don’t think I honestly knew how much I would look forward to hearing what the next theme of the magazine was just so I could start dreaming up what I would write about – & then what I would photograph to go with it. My love of books & research is only part of what interests me in this project. Being that I am totally immersed in the day to day life of a small business owner/designer & mom, it is nice to be given a creative challenge on a continuous basis that is completely unrelated. I love coming up with a direction & including Sayer in my adventure. While I think I say it each time I write the book feature, this one is my favorite. Sayer & I played a little Swiss make- believe one day. This photoshoot with him was somewhat spontaneous too. We were actually taking photos for my fox tee that we had just picked up & I packed a bag of various things just in case it got chilly & the opportunity for more photos presented itself (the attention span of a toddler is unpredictable). The day was gorgeous & we headed out to enjoy the weather at one of my favorite local places. We read our Pippi book (that was a sweet gift from a blog reader) on a break & then got out Sayer’s ukelele for what turned into a Sound of Music moment. The lighting was great & I took photos as Sayer explored – I loved it! My vision was coming to life & it is particularly exciting when that happens. The scarf he was wearing was actually mine – it was getting chilly so I took it off me & put it on him. His whole outfit came together organically.These photos make me smile & remember a fun day- so I wanted to share them. Every time I send Rachelle my writing & photos, I get nervous about whether it will fit her vision. What I’m always so amazed at, is how well it fits in with the rest of the contributions & general feel of the magazine. I was tickled to see that my view of the Swiss Alps & Mountain children was fairly spot on

When I saw this photoshoot spread on Monday, I was tickled. I posted this picture yesterday as a favorite from the magazine. It almost looks like we could have been in the same place! This was my fourth, “For the Love of Books”, & I’m so excited to start on the fifth one! Thanks for including me Rachelle- it’s truly a joy to be a part of your magazine. I have so much fun!

-Check out the new issue of La Petite here
-All “For the Love of Books” features here

{Good Read} La Petite #5- Innovation…

Today La Petite ~ issue # 5 came out & it’s all about innovation. Creating & inventing is close to my heart (as was the last issue all about the ’70’s) so I was really excited to sink my teeth into coming up with an idea for this “For the Love of Books” feature. I decided to focus on books that nurtured creativity & thinking outside of the box… 
Of course I had my trusty assistant to help me with this task. These books are all favorites from our bookshelves so we tinkered, read & photographed them many times for the sake of research. We had a blast…

Issue #5 is 400 pages of eye candy so grab a cup of coffee, sit back & enjoy!  You can read  “For the Love of Books” on pages 154-157 & view the whole magazine live here. Thanks for including me in your beautifully cool magazine Rachelle! A job well done La Petite ladies! 

{Good Read} La Petite #5- Innovation…

Today La Petite ~ issue # 5 came out & it’s all about innovation. Creating & inventing is close to my heart (as was the last issue all about the ’70’s) so I was really excited to sink my teeth into coming up with an idea for this “For the Love of Books” feature. I decided to focus on books that nurtured creativity & thinking outside of the box… 
Of course I had my trusty assistant to help me with this task. These books are all favorites from our bookshelves so we tinkered, read & photographed them many times for the sake of research. We had a blast…

Issue #5 is 400 pages of eye candy so grab a cup of coffee, sit back & enjoy!  You can read  “For the Love of Books” on pages 154-157 & view the whole magazine live here. Thanks for including me in your beautifully cool magazine Rachelle! A job well done La Petite ladies!