Monday, December 15, 2008

the best around

Yesterday was Riley's 23rd birthday!
We just hung out and took it easy.

Today is the official first day of doing Stelabird full time. Well, it really started in October when I decided to make that my sole job but I still had school. I would work on things but would have to stop to go to class. Now, I have nothing to keep me from it! It was a fun feeling. I need to start looking for jobs in the Tulsa area since we are moving in 4 months. I just hope Stelabird can keep me a float (until we move) after the Christmas season! That's the only thing I worry about, the inconsistency. But I'm really excited about this!

Check out my new awesome crocheted hat from fifty acorns! I can't stop wearing it!! I love it so much! My sister & our friend Rashun got it for me for my graduation this weekend.

I also got a graduation present from Riley today! He's the best!!! I knew what it was and I was impatiently waiting for UPS to deliver it. So when we heard the UPS truck I started jumping up and down.
Meet my new beautiful light tent!!

It came packaged in a carry bag and it was coiled inside like a car sun shade. I was super excited and quickly unzipped the bag and pulled out the light tent. In the blink of an eye the light tent uncoiled and sprung into shape...and punched me in the face! I screamed and flew to the ground. Super dramatic. Riley whipped around to help me up but I couldn't get up because I was laughing so hard. You know, the laugh where you cry and your stomach feels like you've done 1000 crunches. It was classic stupidity. Later I read the instructions and they had a few warnings about that. Oops!
So tonight is all about the light tent and updating my stelabird photos.

I hope everyone is staying warm! It's 17 degrees out and gloomy here in Stillwater, OK.


  1. So much to say!

    Happy Birthday to Riley!
    Love the hat, love the tent, and totally adore the 2nd pic of you's just so sweet looking.
    Also I'm sure stelabird will hold you over...your stuff is great and I'm an optimist :) Lots of luck on the job search!

  2. You're awesome! And the hat looks great on you! Thanks for the shout out, I'm glad you are enjoying the hat! I've been wearing mine all day here too, it's 30, but for Texas that's freakin' cold!

    And nice light box! It looks like a spaceship! I'm excited to see how your pictures turn out, I attempted to make a light box a while ago, and it didn't really work out. I'm relying on sun for a while now!

  3. Wow, can't wait to see how the photos come out!

  4. aww again! such cute pics!
    Happy belated B-day Riley!!

    I hope you enjoy your time doing Stelabird full-time!!

    That light box is very exciting!! I can't wait to see the new pics too!

  5. Oh my gosh where did you get that light tent? I need one !!!

  6. Riley bought it from!

  7. No one reads the directions anyway. Gratz on the graduation! And best of luck with Stellabird. Full time is the best! Oh! and it is cold here too.. Big shock from balmy Sunday.

  8. that light tent is awesome!!! Happy Late Birthday to Riley, too!

    ~Amy Rose~

  9. lovely hat!! and happy birthday to your pal! :)

  10. Happy Birthday (unbirthday now) to Riley!!! Everytime I see pictures of Riley I think he would give a good hug...I hope that doesn't sound too weird!
    And happy sewing day since you get to do good creative sewing stuff all day now!

    I hope it warms up in OK very soon!

  11. That is hilarious! I am so happy for you and your new light tent. You will be taking some awesome pictures!

  12. Your light box looks great!
    Congratulations on Stelabird full time, that is awesome. :)

  13. Ooo, that tent looks really fancy! I probably would have done the same thing, but with more injuries. :]