Monday, May 25, 2009

Excuse our absense...

I haven't been able to get on and write as much as I had hoped to this month. The move is keeping us busy! We are set to close on Wednesday and then we can start moving boxes and unpacking in the new place!

Our Movin' On Up Sale is still in effect at our etsy shop!

We'll be back soon! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We're on Facebook! And a new give away!

McGuinness Photography has launched a Facebook page, which you can visit here!

To celebrate this launch, we're having a give away! Oh yeah! :)

When you sign up to become a Facebook fan, you will be automatically entered to win this dragonfly 5x7 photo at left!

(If you are already a fan, you are already entered for a chance to win.)

Deadline is May 18! Good luck! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

To all moms -- with human, fur, feathered or finned kiddos -- Happy Mother's Day! :)

We'll be heading to Rob's grandmother's house today. (She is the only grandparent we have on either side of our family. )

Today is a bittersweet day for me, since it will be the fourth Mother's Day without my mom. I'm in a better place now when it comes to that -- now I find her in the flowers I photograph and the pastries I bake. My wish to everyone who has lost a mom - may you also find comfort in this day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Packing boxes is the pits

So... we're still waiting.

I've started trying to pack up all our belongs for our inevitable move at the end of the month. But, we're still waiting for the paperwork to be finalized so we can set up a permanent closing date. The waiting around for all the boxes on the forms to be checked off is really frustrating to me, since I'm the type of gal that wants to get it done and over with.

So I'm trying to be good and keep myself busy (you know, when I'm not working at the bakery). Of the highlights:

  • I discovered Space Bags, in which you fill up with garments, blankets, etc., and then use a vacuum to suck out the air and shrink in size. What is left is a little brick of your compressed items. It was pretty cool the first time, but one of the bags keeps growing and absorbing air. Oh well. Can't win them all I suppose.
  • We have officially bought 40 small boxes and 15 medium boxes. I've also accumulated any box the bakery no longer needs (and were previous homes to eggs, milk, chocolate chips, etc.). About 15 percent of all boxes are actually filled with items right now.
I have a couple of items too that I may freecycle... I'd have to look into that. One of my friends told me to hold on to everything and have a tag sale, but I'm not too interested in bringing items I don't want or need anymore with me to the new house. At the same time, it would be nice to get a dollar or two for them. Any ideas?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Awesome link!

Thanks to Joanna for retweeting this tonight!

Every Tuesday, iprintfromhome offers a great offer to photographers! Tonight's freebie is a 20x30 photo! Be sure to follow the link for more info!

Friday, May 1, 2009

We're going to move!

I'm very excited to announce that we have officially found a house-- it has passed inspection and we're on our way to the nitty gritty paperwork stage! I'm so excited that I ran out and purchased several boxes to start packing our stuff into! We have a long way to go on that front, but I'm so excited that we'll be purchasing our first home!

To celebrate -- and help me lighten my load to the new house -- I'm offering all my 5x5, 5x7, 6x9 and 8x10 photos (with or without mats) at 50 percent off! (Look for new listings to come as well in the next few weeks as I clean out our storage unit and put more photos up for sale -- usually the ones that only make it to the fair circuit). To take advantage of the sale, visit

Meanwhile, when I'm not packing, I'm skimming plant catalogs and dreaming of the rose bushes, wisteria, tomatoes and other plants to put in our new garden! Any tips for moving that I should know about?