5.20.2009

Shopping Hiatus {2}

I have officially been on my shopping hiatus {2} for one month. I must say this second hiatus is much easier. I believe it is because I know I will not be needlessly shopping till next year so why even think about it. Well, actually I hope to never needlessly shop again. Also it helps that this hiatus is a bit looser so I can buy a few things as long as I follow my own guidelines. For instance...


I finally designed some cards for play dates, my blog and my husband's photography business. I had them printed by Moo. I used the green line paper. They also carry minicards, postcards, and more. We have used them before and really enjoy their product. I also received a 20% off discount code for one product for those who have never bought from Moo before. I thought I would share it... 5246HK. The offer expires May 29th. Boy I sound like a commercial, ha!


I sold my daughters old crib (for really cheap) and bought this lovely rug on sale from Anthropologie. Our old one was looking pretty grungy so I wanted something new for quite sometime now. Oh, and yes we have two empty cabinets so our kiddos can play in them.



No, I did not buy new clothes or accessories, but the hubby did up grade cameras. He is now on board with the hiatus somewhat. These were from some test shots we did over the weekend between all the rain we had. Even though I was not a big fan of such a big purchase at this very moment I know it will help him immensely and I do like how they turned out. I can't believe the clarity in the sky, just beautiful.

How is your hiatus going or are you ready to join in the fun?

27 comments:

Miss Aimee said...

you are sooo adorable girl. your husband is lucky to have you as a subject. I know ho wthat is. I am having another shoot at my house thursday with all ladies...wish you were here for it!

:)

PS~Erin said...

The picture of you on the steps is so good on so many levels... Love the shoes!

I just posted about my ease with the hiatus. Between an abundance of generous folks and the fact that we have *no* money to spend, it's been a breeze so far.

Jennie Bee said...

those pictures really did come out very clear. Your hubby's is such a talented photographer!

bluehydrangea said...

Love the picture of your son climbing out of the cabinet..too cute!

nkp said...

You look all of sixteen in that shot on the stairs, just lovely. And speaking of lovely, I love those blue shoes!

I've always wanted to try the moo cards, I'm glad you recommend them. Yours turned out great!

Aartee said...

Adoreable pictures...the new camera is awesome!

Kelee Katillac said...

lovely images! What camera did he acquire?

Rachel said...

Lovely cards! I was hoping you would post that adorable shot of you!! Kellen is a wonderful photographer. I keep trying to come up with reasons to have another photo shoot with him!!

Kotori said...

Look how cute you look on those stairs.. what a great picture! (and I love those shoes!).

I need to post about my spending hiatus... maybe next week - I did enough talking about myself on Monday! It's so easy to be on the hiatus when you really are trying to tighten your belt and save some dough... as long as you avoid running too many errands (ie keeping away from the mall or Target!).

Truly Smitten said...

LOVELY cards!!!!

Blair said...

Oh, your cards are so lovely!!!!:)

Federica said...

You look amazing!
Your husband is a very lucky man!
Have a wonderful day!

Hanako66 said...

the photos are gorgeous!

I love that shot of your little one peeking out of the cabinet...fabulous rug!

thanks for the link...I am needing some cards done!

Julia said...

You are so, so cute! I'm impressed with the room in the cupboards. I bet the kiddos love it!

ambika said...

Oh, I love Moo! Off to use that code! Your designs look lovely!

Blueprint Bliss said...

1. The photos are fabulous.
2. Adore the playdate/business cards.
3. Hiatus is going well. Except that I went to Anthropologie today to get a wedding gift (they weren't registered at a local store!!) and about had a melt down. Not really, but I wanted a bunch of things. But reminded myself that I didn't need any of them. Thanks for keeping this going and inspiring us all.

Haven and Home said...

Look how great these pictures are! You look great! Love love love the cards!!!! Next time we get together I want one!

jen jafarzadeh said...

love the cards! moo is the best. I just got a fresh batch of my mini cards.

twin2trip said...

Your husband took those pictures...they are fabulous. Love the cards, the new rug and the empty cupboard for kids to play in.

Can I still shop my thrift store circuit if I join the shopping hiatus? If so count me in.

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Oh i love that mat. Isn't everything at Anthrpologie just fabulous!?! The photographs are amazing too!

megan said...

love the photos and your shoes! the cards are great! and the hiatus is still going very well!

Jackie said...

Lookin' good in your fedora! I bought one at Target the other day-wish I had a cool photographer like your hubby to come take my pic!

Jackie said...

P.S.-Now that I look at your fedora again, I think I bought the same one!

LindsB said...

I need to join in on that histus, its just that its easier said than done. I need to take a few lessons from you :)

PS- love your husbands new camera, but then again you make it easy on him. They are beautiful!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Those shots are amazing..I think the new camera was a good investment! Love your cards too.

Gracie said...

Haa I've tried to go on a shopping hiatus. It's kind of working. I love that rug and your business cards are great! I love that you have empty cabinets. That's such a sweet photo.

And your husbands new camera takes gorgeous shots! You are rocking it well and look absolutely lovely!

bruno roy said...

wow those are some really awesome shots..very nice colors..

Cheers,
Roy

http://brunoroy.blogspot.com