A letter to my Son, because you are 15. I’ll never forget the time you came home from school and told me you learned a new dance. I stopped what I was doing, sat the… More
Day 2. 3 Short Term Goals
1. Build our virtual consulting Instagram account @brooklynpencil to 500 people.
2. Perfect a lighting technique I recently learned for my photography.
3. Learn more ways to improve my credit.
Our Monday Face! 😁 “Do what you love and you’ll never have a problem with Monday.” That is soooo us! We honestly love every day of the week. But our Mondays are always filled with adventure. Continue reading “August 31 Day Challenge: 2. 3 Short Term Goals”
This is a bit over ambitious for me. However, I am going to do this. I am going to make time. Because it’s what I need.
Day 1. Mission Statement
To live a life while earning an income that allows us to experience and enjoy what we can while we have time here.
THIS is living to me.
Handling business during the morning.
Enjoying this crazy city of ours in the afternoons.
Relaxed. At ease. Breathing.
Today I start an entrepreneurial challenge and Day #1 asked… “Whats your mission statement?” This picture is a huge part of it. Something as simple as taking a 3 hour walk through the gardens, appreciating our lives, enjoying our littles, discussing business strategy, not answering calls or texts, and just being in our little moment… this is it.
I’ve growled at my clients for putting up pictures that don’t compliment their marketing or design. Most times their response is “I was in a hurry!” And I completely understand it. In Real Estate, when you have a new listing you want, no, you NEED to tell the world ASAP. So you do what we all do, take quick phone snaps for content to use on your social media.
What’s wrong with that?
The most embarrassing post I’ve ever written.
Mommy confession #2: I hate my postpartum body.
Last summer I was as pregnant as can be flaunting an itsy bitsy black bikini at the pool. I remember the day Joe bought it for me and boy I couldn’t wait to put it on. Proud as ever of my 8 months very pregnant baby bump and the bodacious body that came along with it, I felt amazing and gorgeous and I knew I glowed and I couldn’t wait to flaunt my new bikini ready body. And I did. And people stared. And I didn’t care because I was loving my skin and the beauty behind growing life within me. With my white pool dress and my movie star glasses I wobbled onto that pool deck like it was a fashion week runway. My confidence was at an all time high. And I took great pleasure in it.
For this project I was commissioned by the owners of a 2 family unit in Bushwick Brooklyn, NY. The renovation consisted of 2 apartments and they created open, sunny, airy spaces with beautiful hardwood floors and sleek white kitchens and bathrooms.
Mommy Confession #1: Sometimes, when the baby is sleeping, and I’m up and about doing household things, I have a mini panic attack, for like 3 seconds, because I remember that there’s a NEW HUMAN in the house and I am responsible for him, and I have to help teach him all these things, and I have to show him the ropes, and I have to nurture him and protect him. Thats the part that scares me the most… protecting him. How?
This was #BabyDom ‘s reaction after finding out he is a whopping 12 lbs 9oz.😁😁😁 Our little guy is only 7 weeks old and already proving that exclusively #breastfed babies aren’t light weight.
Leaky, uneven boobs. Saggy, dark, squishy belly skin. Itchy and still painful operation incision. A newborn that nurses on demand at either every 3 hours or every hour and a half, for food and for comfort. I am tired. I am hungry. I am crazed. I am anxious. I hurt.
So much to write about. So much to share.
But for now, I will leave this right here for your smiling pleasure.
September 26, 2016
6 pounds 1 ounce
For this project I was commissioned by 9Fi5th to photograph custom closet installations designed by Susan of California Closets for an apartment at 212 Fifth Avenue in NYC. The model apartment was absolutely stunning and was nothing less than what you would expect for a 5th Avenue address. So it was a treat to be in. Continue reading “Show and Tell: Before & After Closet on Fifth”