Our house is being shot on Monday by this lady for a mag and all I can do is look around at everything I haven’t done yet.
She shot our house in Chicago for Rue almost exactly two years ago. I keep looking back at pictures from the shoot and thinking the following:
1. I thought I was so pregnant and fat at the time. I didn’t know anything about anything. And I probably still don’t.
2. I love seeing how pieces I found/created for that house have transitioned with us to now. If you liked that spread, I think it will be fun for you to see how we live with a lot of those items now.
3. But please…please…do not compare the two. I didn’t have a baby or a real job then. And I spent a full year getting that place together. We have been living here for 3 months and I haven’t had a day off at home since Biscuit opened. So progress has been slow. But I think that’s ok, I will be able to share a lot more projects with y’all on this house because it is nowhere near “done”. It is always tough to decide whether to go with sharing pics through a magazine/site- which require exclusivity and mean I can’t show y’all much before they debut- and just sharing it with y’all here. The decision usually comes down to the fact that I am a terrible photographer/stylist and if I can get the place properly shot to show you it is better for everyone.
3. The second day of shooting for the Rue spread we went to the Doctor and they found Gracie’s issue. Right afterwards was Pete’s spring break, and we were in Mexico trying to figure out what we should do (move to Texas, stay in Chicago, Pete’s job etc.) when the Rue feature came out. I cannot believe it has been two years. We went back to that same hotel in Mexico over Christmas and it was truly awesome to be on the other side, but still so mindful of where we have been.
When Emily is here she is also going to shoot the store and the bedding so we can have some proper images on the website of each item and how they can be mixed and matched. We are receiving about 10 fifty-pound boxes a day with our bedding stock. So I woke up at the crack of dawn to go over to our “warehouse”- the garage apartment at my moms house- to unpack 30 of those boxes and do inventory.
I better have some arm muscles after all of that.