Blogging is a very, funny thing. Very funny, indeed.
You spend hours and hours decorating and fluffing and then dusting and cleaning and making sure everything is just right before you take your pictures.
In the weeks before, you spend countless of hours on Pinterest, picking and choosing ideas that speak to you. Such as adding a ribbon behind the glass of your hutch.
And then securing the small bow-laden wreath to the front of the glass with those glorious Command hooks.
You cut cedar and magnolia – even at the risk of getting little scratches all over your little arms from the cedar. Nasty stuff, that.
You scour the Dollar Stores for the perfect ornaments, and dig like a Mad Woman through your Christmas bins because you remember you had some sparkly, blingy balls from a year-end sale.
And you jump like a little girl on Christmas morning when you find the sparkly-blingy balls because they are just as perfect as you thought they would be.
They are so sparkly they are like glitter on steroids kinda sparkly.
You get each sparkly-blingy, steroid-sized glitter ball in place, along with your arm-scratching cedar and cinnamon-scented pinecones from last year,
and you stand back – and sigh.
Then you sweep away all the glitter and the cedar clippings because its time to take pictures.
You set up the tripod, snap away while the light is still good. Satisfied, you put the camera away and move on to other projects. (Like putting all the furniture and prints back in place because someone
decided at 6pm last night to make a room change.)
Later, you download your pictures. After all, its getting dark and a blog post most be composed and published.
And THAT is when you see this…
… and this…
… and most of all – this…
… and this –
But, at the end of the day – its just something to laugh at and show you how we keep it real here at The Everyday Home.
And what did these pictures teach me about photography?
Easy. Make sure you’re wearing makeup and lipstick when you take pictures of sparkly-blingy,
steroid-sized glitter balls.
Thanks for letting me share my Living Room English Hutch – and my lesson on photography.
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