I’m a Model, Baby

While we were in California, my cousin-in law wanted to test her photography skills on Avery. Sure, why not? We took Avery outside for a few shots, but then it started raining so we moved inside for a littler bit.

I never imagined how amazing these photos would come out… check them out!

She did a great job at capturing Avery’s typical faces and expressions – even with the drool! I am super-thrilled to have these to print and display at home! They blow my daily iPhone shots out of the water!

So, if you’re in the San Fransisco area and looking for a photographer… shoot my cousin, Sophia, an email! She is obviously pretty awesome at taking pictures!

Which one is your favorite photo?! I love them all, but last one with his shoes and the one with his mouth open really make me smile because I see him doing that every day but don’t have the skills to capture it…

A Cabin in the Woods

I’ve had this project looming over my head for months, and FINALLY got to it last night.  Well, technically last night and this morning.  My head hit the pillow at 12:15AM, and for once, it wasn’t because of Avery.

My sweet Aunt and Uncle are building a cabin in Vermont.  They have an existing foundation with a unique shape and were throwing around design ideas.  They enlisted my help to show them the idea in 3D so they could better visualize what it was going to look like.  Not everyone has an easy time reading and understanding architectural plans and elevations – so I made them a quick (4 hour) model from the plans and elevations my Dad drew up for them.

The Exterior

Interior – Option A (The stair location, bathroom & kitchen layouts differ from A to B)


Interior – Option B

I’m waiting for my Aunt & Uncle to get back to me with their feedback before moving up to the second floor which will have a bath above the first floor one, two bedrooms above the dining and kitchen areas, and an open space above the living room.

Now, you’re asking yourself, why in the world did I stay up all hours of the night (and morning) to do this?  First of all, when else would I have the time?  I tried making time for months and it’s very hard to work while Avery is awake and I would just rather play with him – so while he was sleeping was the best option.  Second, I love helping family, especially when they reach out for my design help, and third, my Aunt demanded that she pay for my ‘services’.  So, into the Avery fund it will go!  He’s due for a new car seat (he’s creeping up to the 30″ limit in his current one) so this will go straight to that!

Do you like Option A or B?  Do you have any design critiques or helpful suggestions?  Do you have a cabin or summer home that you designed yourself? Is it as creepy as that movie that just came out?  I haven’t and won’t be seeing that movie by the way… I don’t do scary movies.  They’re scary! I can’t sleep afterwards…and right now, I need sleep.