Monthly Archives: April 2008

My First Photo Shoot

Yesterday I had my first photo shoot for someone to whom I am not related. One of my friends is expecting a baby in July and she was kind enough to let me take some pictures of her for my portfolio. While it wasn’t exactly what I expected, I think the shots turned out all […]

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carri - April 28, 2008 - 10:42 am

Gorgeous! I love, love, love the bows. Just fantastic!

whimsigal - April 28, 2008 - 6:20 pm

Hey Carri! you survived camping! You’re so much tougher than me. LOL

Thanks very much for your comment. I love the bows, too. I haven’t heard whether she liked them or not though!


Summer Fae - April 28, 2008 - 7:44 pm

I love the top one. It is so pretty.

MamaK - April 29, 2008 - 12:02 am

as alway Evie, your photos are simply beautiful! I love the bows on belly, but I have a thing for big round preggo bellies! Great great shots!-K

whimsigal - April 29, 2008 - 12:16 am

Thanks Summer!

K, I love big preggo bellies, too. They’re beautiful! Thanks for the compliment!


Cate - April 29, 2008 - 10:55 am

Hi Evie,

I left a comment earlier but it doesn’t seem to have saved.

Anyhow – I think your pics are great, and like the other ladies, just LOVE the bows! I also wish that I had looked that good when I was pregnant all those years ago!


Homeschooling Mama - April 29, 2008 - 2:16 pm

I love the pictures Evie! What a beautiful idea to add the bow to her pregnant belly. :)

Deeg - April 29, 2008 - 3:43 pm

I think you did a great job! I love the ones with the bow as well!

I am taking pictures of my friends 2 year old daughter this weekend for her birthday….oh my….wish me luck hahahaha

whimsigal - April 29, 2008 - 5:12 pm

Cate, seriously I wished I had looked that good, too! Those are not maternity shorts she’s wearing!! Stinker. I don’t know why your comment didn’t save earlier. Blogger has trouble with that sometimes.

Jill, thank you for your comment! I wish I could take credit for the bow pose but I saw someone else do it on Flickr and thought it was too flippin’ cute for words.


Thank you! You’ll do great with your photos, too, I have no doubt. You’ll have to post some on your blog so we can see! Do you have a flickr account?


Donna Boucher - April 29, 2008 - 5:37 pm

Oh!!! I love the top one!!!

I like the color and the tag :o)


whimsigal - April 29, 2008 - 5:52 pm

Thank you, Donna!!!


Joan - April 29, 2008 - 6:20 pm

I wish Iain better luck than my daughter. She rescued a caterpillar from boy about to squish it on Thursday. We got on the Internet and made it a habitat but sadly Stardust passed away Saturday night. She feels she did the right thing rescuing her though she wishes she had let it go in our yard.

whimsigal - April 29, 2008 - 9:18 pm

I finally convinced Iain to let it go by asking him if he would like it if someone picked him up and stored him in a glad sandwich container and threw in some Cheetos once in a while. He was sad at first but he would have been devastated if it had died in the container.

I’m sorry to hear that your daughter’s caterpillar died but it’s like you said, at least Stardust wasn’t squished by some bully!


childplay - April 30, 2008 - 12:52 am


You are so talented! This *almost* makes me wish I’d have taken some close up pics of my baby bellies…you’d have probably been able to make me look this good! ;)

whimsigal - April 30, 2008 - 1:27 am

Thanks Secret Agent. :)
If you have another I’d be happy to come out and take some pics!


evie - April 30, 2008 - 3:46 am

Wow, those are wonderful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing.

whimsigal - April 30, 2008 - 3:59 am

Thanks Freckles!!

Rinnyboo - April 30, 2008 - 2:17 pm

Hi Evie,

I just wanted to pop in here to comment. I commented on individual pictures at FLickr but I couldn’t see the pics here on the day you posted them for some reason. I just didn’t want you to think that I had forgotten about you. As usual your pics are gorgeous. I love the bow in color but I like the one on Flickr that is b & w too.

PLease make me feel better about myself by telling me this is her first baby! :)


Bronie - April 30, 2008 - 5:44 pm

The pics are awesome. I think the top one is my favorite. The color and lighting/shadows is all gorgeous! Well done!

whimsigal - April 30, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Marin, I wish I could tell you that but it’s her second baby. She’s just naturally fit and gorgeous. And she’s really nice, too! Her son is friends with Iain.

bronie, thanks so much for your comment! I really appreciate that!


Joan - May 1, 2008 - 12:48 am

I just realized I didn’t comment on the pictures you took. They are great. I first saw them on flickr. I’m pretty good about viewing things but currently I seem to be on a delay as far as commenting. Again good work.

whimsigal - May 1, 2008 - 1:51 am


Joan, I know what you mean. I feel like I’ve been on a delay for the past couple of weeks.

Thanks for your kind compliment!


sheri - May 2, 2008 - 10:36 am

You did an awesome job! The first may not have come out exactly as you wanted but I think it’s great!

whimsigal - May 2, 2008 - 11:31 am

Hey, Sheri! It was the shoot itself that didn’t happen the way I thought it would but I really just didn’t know what to expect. The first pic is actually my favorite.

We also stumbled upon a goose sitting on her nest and she defended it, which was a little scary! LOL It set the tone for me, catching me off guard and making me feel a little frazzled!

Mama Podkayne - May 10, 2008 - 8:24 pm

How can those not be maternity shorts?!?!?! I figured they were the hidden panel/band kind that puts the stretch thing in the back. No?

I love these photos So much I want to get some of me before I burst. :)

Absolutely beautiful.

whimsigal - May 10, 2008 - 9:00 pm


What the hell?? I was totally teasing her about still wearing regular shorts.

If you lived here, I would take some for you! Why don’t you get your hubby to do it? You guys could have fun with that. You could get some sweet shots of Lil Bug’s cheek on your tummy, or her kissing your tummy.

You should do it and post them on your blog!!!

I ain’t Martha but I ain’t half bad neither

Please, excuse the poor grammar in the title but I just couldn’t resist! This was a busy weekend. We had the science fair, baseball, and then we had this… Well, not really that bad. Since the boys got their own rooms, we were actually able to cut down on a lot of this clutter thankfully. […]

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childplay - April 22, 2008 - 11:37 pm

Spring cleaning must be in the air! I’ve been on a mission to re-organize, put things in see through plastic boxes, and declutter. Usually this drive passes after a day, but it’s been a week and I’m still going strong! It’s almost like nesting, but without a baby at the end. :)

I think your home looks GREAT!!!

Kez - April 23, 2008 - 12:14 am

Great job! We swapped a couple of rooms over a few months ago and it’s worked out really well. You’ve got me thinking about that big table though – I can see that would be very useful in our “school room”.. Hmm, thinking!

whimsigal - April 23, 2008 - 12:30 am

Secret agent! I think you’re right. Spring is bringing out all kinds of things! LOL I love what you said about it being like nesting because that is SO true. I’ve been like a woman possessed and I don’t see an end in site yet!

I think we all need to move things around once in a while don’t you? Oh and about the big table? I love it. Best $25 I have spent. It’s great for all of us to sit around when we’re working on things and it’s a rough and tumble piece, unlike my kitchen table. I don’t have to worry about it getting paint, play doh, and the like on it.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!


Summer Fae - April 23, 2008 - 11:12 am

I think that your home looks great!

I have been torn between giving my house a complete and thorough spring cleaning and wrapping up our school year. I keep thinking that there is only another month or so left.

Decisions, decisions.

Deeg - April 24, 2008 - 4:20 am

oh man…I hang my head in shame….In shame I tell you! I need to clean this house sooo bad…and I even bought tons of cleaning supplies! Maybe i wont run away this weekend for a change and actually stay home and clean and get things in order lol. Maybe having a clean home will make me want to actually stay home rather then runaway! Now theres a concept!

Great job on the science fair btw! You guys did great! We still half of one done, but we will be finishing it soon for her school project…thats kinda cool actually haha We wont be waiting and stressing at the last minute

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1st Annual Road Less Traveled Science Fair

It’s finally here and we’re really excited to share our results with you! We’re also excited to give you links to the other participants in the fair! For everyone who participated, I created this little memento for you to put on your blog. Everyone’s a winner!! Just right-click on the image and save it to […]

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KMDuff - April 20, 2008 - 2:05 am

Have you done mentos & Dietcoke rockets? We had a blast with those a couple years ago. There’s some fun youtube videos to see it on.

Great fun projects!

whimsigal - April 20, 2008 - 2:36 am

We haven’t done that but perhaps that’s next for us! Another one of the participants in the fair was going to do that. “Home Sweet Homeschoolers” is the link to follow for that project.

I know the kids would love doing that one so maybe I’ll pick up the ingredients the next time I’m at the store.



Homeschooling Mama - April 20, 2008 - 3:40 am

Even though it didn’t work like planned, what awesome family time to try to figure it all out. :)

I just got our pictures uploaded to our blog and a post all about it. Tell Iain Thank you for coming up with this idea!

Cate - April 20, 2008 - 11:52 pm

What a fantastic effort! Looks like you all had heaps of fun. Will go for a tour later and check out the other participants.

Great idea guys!


Madeline - April 21, 2008 - 1:50 am

I will have to write a post about doing this (with Gillen and Jesse) tomorrow. I learned a lot and it wasn’t just about their topics! I’m so glad that we did this. I love your pictures, as always.

Summer Fae - April 21, 2008 - 2:30 pm

I have really enjoyed looking at all the great science projects.

Mama Podkayne - April 21, 2008 - 8:04 pm

We’re late, but we’re up!

Rinnyboo - April 21, 2008 - 9:01 pm

Thanks for the good idea for the science fair, Iain!

I really liked your pictures as always, Evie.