Calico Critters Photoshoot

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As promised, here are a couple of mini-photo shoots of the Calico Critters. They’re so cute. Sadly our dog has chewed up many of the critters and items so they’re a little banged up. Also, my sister has sat on the chair and stood on the tables a few too many times (don’t ask) so we’re just going with the fact that our critters are Japanese and therefore sit on the floor (I know, lol).

Nighttime for the Critters

‘Twas night for the critters, when all thro’ the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The baby was tucked in her bed with care,
In hopes that sleep would find her there.
The critters were nestled all snug in their beds,
And on their pillows rested their little heads.

My parody of “Twas a Night before Christmas” for Critters. I’m not great with poems, but I think it turned out pretty cute. I took some photos to go along with it. It was hard to get clear pictures, in the dark, without using flash (it would brighten it up too much) so these pictures are, needless to say, pretty icky. Bear with me!

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Critters have a photo session

Let me tell you, it is hard to mimic a real-life lifestyle session with Calico Critters, lol. My attempt mostly failed but I think I got some cute pictures. Let me know if you think so!

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Tour the Critter’s home

So this isn’t actually touring their home, it’s 2 pictures but I though they were cute so I decided to share them!

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Soo… what do you think? I tried to mimic a real family’s life and it was a lot of fun. It wasn’t very consistent though because I added and took away the little girl with the purple hair bow (did anyone else notice that) and she only appeared in 2 pictures. Can you guess which ones? Let me know in the comments 🙂

See you next week,

 

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Pictures from Vacation

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This post is going to be full of photos! We just got back from a wonderful trip to the Northeast, where we went to 3 different states. Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are great places to visit, and we did all sorts of fun things. Today I’m going to show you guys a couple snippets of the trip.

Sadly, I didn’t get as many pictures as I’d hoped because I was very protective of my camera. For example, I rarely took it out on hikes (also because my camera bag doesn’t have a shoulder strap) because most of the hikes we did were exposed cliff. I didn’t want to lose the camera! But, thankfully, I managed to get it out enough to get some pictures. Also, we went to NH, but while we were there, I literally got 0 photos on the camera. I didn’t take it out the ENTIRE time we were there (2 days).

Part 1: Camping in Maine

We camped in Acadia National Park (NPS) in Maine, and it was great! The only bad things- no showers, and many rain showers. We stayed in Blackwoods campground for 1 1/2 days and Seawall campground for 1 1/2 days. At first we were annoyed that we had to change campgrounds, but in the end I think everyone liked it. Blackwoods and Seawall are an hour apart, so if we hadn’t changed campgrounds we wouldn’t have been able to experience the other side of the park.

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My little sister saw a puppy. The picture is blurry but I’m so glad I caught her expression. BTW, wish her a happy birthday! She turns 2 on the 22nd.

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A snapshot of half of our campground in Blackwoods (picture taken from the picnic table).

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Sand Beach- absolutely beautiful! It’s a rare beach with sand (confusing to me, a Florida gal).

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This picture captures the fog and also the rocky coast of Maine.

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This rock was shaped like a heart, so we obviously had to take a picture!

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The rocky half of Sand Beach.

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Exploring the rocky coast.

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How pretty!

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Part 2: Massachusetts

I don’t have many pictures from Massachusetts, but I do have some from the boat to and from Georgia’s Island (you go out from Boston, it’s a must do! So historic. Also try and find a tour guide if possible- we had one and it made the trip so memorable.)

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We also went to Lexington! Yet another must do if you are in the Boston area. So touristy but very historic, lol!

 

Hopefully you enjoyed! Sadly, I couldn’t share many of my pictures because they had my face in them :(.

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Recent Photagraphy

Hi guys! I know that I have been posting quite a bit of photography lately, I hope that you don’t mind! Today, I have some gorgeous garden pictures and such that look really pretty (I think!) you’ll have to let me know if you think so too.

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Calico Critters photoshoot

Hi  guys! I have been wanting to share some photography, and I recently took some Calico Critter photo shoots, so I thought you might like them.

My younger brothers C and J (first initials) love playing with Calico Critters with me, and they always are begging me to let them take pictures, so we did this on Saturday. There are quite a few behind the scenes pictures as well, so I hope you enjoy!

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SCENE 1:

This Scene was apparently ‘busy mama’. I can see why. Mama critter is cooking up a storm and taking care of her littles! The pictures are so cute. I do have a couple that aren’t great, but they kinda show that process, so I included them too.

I ended up doing these in the ‘super vivid’ function. They turned out really bright and colorful, which kind of fit the theme. So sorry if your eyes hurt though, haha. I’m not really sure if I like it, but the inside pictures turned out pretty good.

 

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For these photos, I grabbed a calico critter crib, turned it upside down, and set the camera on top of it. I love how it makes the photos come out on the babies’ level. Do you guys like it that way?

 

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SCENE 2:

These were taken the next day (Saturday) with J. They’re so cute. I took one house and he took the other, and we both set them up and then took pictures. This one is my house, and the other house is his. I took all the pictures, though.

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What a mess! I wasn’t hoping for this, but when you have a 7 year old brother helping you,  these things happen, amiright? A lot of times peaceful Calico Critter playing turns into “Hurricane/Tornado/Tsunami/unheard of disaster attacks Calico Critters and results in them all getting killed.” Haha, but all joking aside, my brothers are actually super sweet.

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SCENE 3:

J made this scene, and it’s super cute!

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BEHIND THE SCENES:

These are super awesome! C joined us for some of these, haha.

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So sorry for the amount of pictures, haha. According to wordpress, I uploaded more than 150… wow!!

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