Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Finally Finished Christmas Presents

I wanted to make the kids some really nice blankets for Christmas. I bought all the yarn back in October, thinking I would absolutely have them done by then. This was the least productive I've ever been with regards to making Christmas presents. I only managed to get one of them made by Christmas, Lilli's blanket was just finished this week.

In case you're interested, it's the Baby Block pattern from Lion Brand.

I loved the colors in the pattern so much I used exactly them for Lilli's blanket. Conner's, I changed up, and used blues and silvers.

I've got to tell you, I adore seeing them on the kiddos beds. I feel so productive and fabulous!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Have Trouble With Commitment

There, I said it, feels good to get it out in the open. Now before we go any further, let me clarify that I'm absolutely NOT talking about my husband. I'm talking about a relationship with a hairstylist.

I bounce around from hairstylist to hairstylist all the time. I had one for a few years, but time after time of her being late, the straw that broke the camels back was when she was 45 minutes late on my wedding day.

Maybe it's because I've never found anyone I'm totally smitten with? Or maybe it's because I'm cheap and will just go to whoever can give me the best price. Or maybe I'm just protecting myself against the inevitable break up that all women and and their stylist go through.

I have a friend on twitter who was talking about having to part ways after 20 years with the same stylist. He just wasn't getting it and her style was really dated and she couldn't get him to get current.

I also can't commit to one hair style either, although that's simply because I get bored!

Let's take a look down memory lane shall we?

Basic September 2004
(September 2004)

(February 2005)

mom and conner
(September 2005)

Fussy shirt
(October 2005)

haircut 2
(February 2006)

Mom and the babies
(October 2006)

conner clothes 017
(December 2006)

(January 2007)

Day 12
(February 2007)

hair-did (1)
(October 2007)

"Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments"    day 100/365
(April 2008)

I so needed this.  day 184/365
(July 2008)

I'm still alive.
(October 2008, long enough to pull back)

New Hair!
(January 2009)

Finished! Babydoll Dress. Crocheted
(April 2009)

My Giant in Faith
(September 2009)

(November 2009)


Sunday, April 25, 2010

26.2 Miles = Crazy

My super awesome husband, A, ran the Derby Marathon yesterday. While I was in the studio busy with 2 sessions, my mother-in-law was down there to cheer him across the finish line!

She got some super awesome pictures of him, so please cruise on over to Gramerly's page and take a look at A finishing the marathon and feel free to tell him how awesome he is.

Twenty Six Long Miles

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I know, I know. once again I've taken a horribly long hiatus. I've just been crazy busy with work. I'm opening a studio!!!

That's right! Courtney Paris Photography has teamed up with Tracy D Portraits to open a studio right in downtown New Albany!

Our open house is this Friday from 4-8 at The White House Center on Pearl St!

Please stop by and say hello and see our new space.

Last weekend we had a fabulous Easter Sunday with our families. The weather was gorgeous and we got to see everyone!