What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I DID IT! (And it's for sale!)

Well, an important thing happened to me last night.  I could act all cool and non-nonchalant about it (that WOULD be the professional thing to do...) but that's not really me.  I mean, if I am feeling like this: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  then I am gonna look like this:

(Whether I want to or not.)  
(Not, by the way, would be the obvious choice.)

SO- what's got me so enthusiastic, you ask?

Well.  I got a cardboard box delivered to my door last night and in it was....

....drumroll, please....

wall calendars!  With MY photographs in them!  


The fact is, while I love photography and would love to have my own photography business some day, having four smallish kiddos does seem to pose a problem for me in this season I am in.  (Can you say...childcare?!)  So I got to thinking...and with the encouragement of quite a few people (even some of you!  Thank you for that!) I decided to try to sell some of the photos I am able to take, even surrounded by children.  

This is Adele's favorite month.

This is Corynn's favorite month.

All this to say.... I have started an Etsy shoppe where I will begin to sell a few of my photographs along with a few other handmade things throughout the year.  One of the prospects I am especially excited about is a yearly wall calendar~ so that is where I began.  The 2014 calendar theme is Blooms and Bugs (You all know how much I love those!) and each picture is taken right here at Hopestead...mostly in my flower circle. Also in the shop are postcard sets...some of you are already familiar with those. ;-)

What does next month hold?!?!
Probably a little something like one of these!
 If you are interested in checking out (or ordering!) the 2014 Bugs and Blooms wall calendar, you can see them here.  Remember- quantities are limited (After all, I didn't want to fork over too much money on an experiment that might totally bomb!)

Postcards can be found here

Okay.  I admit it.  I only posted this picture because I love my girls' dimples. 

What the hey.  

Maybe my photos might tickle someones' fancy. And if not...well then, I guess I have all my Christmas shopping done!  ;-)


Kelli said...

Congratulations! Love your new shop. :0)

Julian said...

Congrats!!!!!;) what a beautiful calendar!

Joelle A. said...

Oh wow, super! Congrats! Stopping by from the crew.

Jill Foley said...

Beautiful - and exciting!!

Leah T. said...

Love love, love!!! I'm so excited for you!!! :D

Leslie Ferguson said...

Absolutely love the calendar and your blog. Merry Christmas!

Anna Yager said...

HURRAY! I know this little enterprise will blossom and grow into something you can't even imagine at present!

Rebecca said...

Thank you everyone! To say I am excited is an understatement- but you knew that by that insane first photo. ;-)

Leah said...

Just ordered one. The only change I would make would have been to put that photo of your excited face on one of the months so that every time I walked into my laundry room on that month I would laugh. :P :D

(p.s. Just put an anniversary picture of my husband and me on my blog. Sigh. My blog. My long forgotten blog. Sigh again...)

Jaya said...

congratulations!! wish you a lot of success.

Jaya said...

i know this is not the post, but just saw your bloopers video.. and i have to say, that last one is just precious! you HAVE to print it!