2.02.2010

Benched for good behavior....

uh oh.



I swear this boy gets in more trouble...



but how can i punish a face like that..



i think that's why he gets away with



so much.



I'm using my new 35mm lens on these photos..



.




I happened to be out and about ...



when low and behold...



i came across this bench.



If you know me...



then bench is my middle name.



i



love



benches



distressed iron with a bit of plank wood blended together.






I am asked all the time how can i keep the babies



from climbing all over the



furniture without destroying everything.



well....



i can't.



I don't.



My kids have full reign of our home...



it's the way we want it.



There is no playroom.



Every room is a playroom for them.



That's why we love slip covered...even in white.



What's the fun in having a room that you just



look at all the time and it can't be used?













I dragged this bench in and set it up before



trouble came in and claimed it for his own.



I really only have one rule in the family room..



and it's no eating.



No one really follows that rule....



just like no one



takes up the clothes that



are folded at the bottom of the stairs...



ready to be put away.



Or...



ahem...



the dishwasher full of clean dishes...



seems like everyone likes to grab that clean spoon out



before anyone would even think of



putting anything away.



rules.



who needs them.







Did someone say pillows?



no...



i don't have a pillow problem...



nope..



none..



nada..



zilch.









The wide aperture on the 35mm is perfection



for your close up shots...



really captures that distressed iron.

{just don't ask me what aperture means...}















I'm not quite sure if the bench is staying put in this spot..



but it works for now.



Alright...



now more about that beloved 35mm.



or do you want the bench info?



The lens is a 35mm 2.0 .


which is a prime lens.


Prime lens means it doesn't zoom in or out


so it's perfect for everyday.


I love that you can focus on your


subject...


and automatically...your background can have that


blurred look.



I used this lens on my new camera which is a



canon 50d.



My other camera is a canon rebel xt..so if you are in



the market for a great starter camera....



just email me...cuz i'm selling my beloved rebel.

{updated: camera sold}


Oh...


and as for that bench...


i found it at Homegoods.


Alright....


i should probably go and cook some dinner...


How does mac n cheese sound...
and let me know if you want the recipe...
cuz i can make a killer pot of it.
xo





















60 comments:

paperbird said...

cute post- like always!

Kacey said...

Kasey! I am trying NOT to spend money. You're not helping.

The bench is awesome. Congrats on the new lens - they're addictive. (I have the Rebel XT too)

Chelsea said...

Oooh how much are you selling the Canon Rebel for? And you better believe it, I want that killer mac and cheese recipe!

Carmen said...

The bench is lovely. The new lens takes beautiful photos.

Raining Pearls said...

Homegoods???? Are you telling stories? I'm off to HG right now :)

Donna said...

I'd like to know the price too - your pics always rock and I'd love that recipe! You don't know how much I want to go to HomeGoods, TJMaxx, etc - I broke my leg 6 weeks ago and just got out of the hospital today for appendicitis (I know - my luck sucks!) and I can't wait to go shopping! I want that bench and those shoes from a while back...heck, I just want to walk!!

Donna

Simply Me Art said...

Oh those darn little Boys they just have us by the Heart Strings don't they. My little Blondie can be a Devil too, don't even ask about the $149 App he accidently purchased on his Ipod last weekend...OY..got to Love them though... The Bench is Beautiful, I could do a Ad for Homegoods, Honestly..xo jamie

Kristin said...

probably not a good idea to get him and clancey together...i'm thinking they could do some major damage! ;0) so glad my family is not the only one that has such strict rules that everyone absolutely follows to a t...and please, please no more post on iron..anything...sigh...*love* it!

Blondie's Journal said...

The bench is awesome!! The pillows even more!

My youngest is 18 and still too young to empty the dishwasher and if I were 'a good mom" I would wash and fold her clothes! Ha!!

xoxo
Janie

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Are you a techie? I like to stick with terminology such as "focus blur"...

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Great distressed bench...and the pillows look terrific on it.
lovely pics!

Scrapamum said...

um, can you come decorate my house? Your style is FABULOUS!!!

Laura Trevey said...

I am in love with those pillows!!

Cathi said...

Awesome bench...I love Homegoods, it's one of my fave stores! My daughter has been emailing me pictures of the Canon Rebel all week, a little hint that she wants one, I think...:) Have a great evening! :)

mandiegirl said...

oooh...tell me about this rebel of yours, and PLEASE! post the recipe for your awesome mac and cheese!

Jessica Haley said...

Love the burlap pillows. I'm thinking of making white burlap curtains for our living room. I wonder, in decor, can you have too much burlap.. ;)

Preppy Mama said...

Love the bench. I am definitely in need of a new lens. You do take lovely pics. Please give us the recipe, mac & cheese is something I could eat everyday!!

Martha said...

Iron makes my heart swoon!!! Do you think you could stop telling me where you go shopping? Actually please don't...because I love that bench especially because it is iron:) Anyway...I have no idea what terms you were using and what they meant...oh boy...I have a lot to learn don't I?

Carmen said...

wanna buy your rebel for my m-i-law pls! let me know your price.

Leah C said...

Seems like no one follows the "rules" around here, either. I really, really like that bench...too bad there isn't a HomeGoods store close by{my hubby would say that's a good thing}!

Julie Harward said...

LOVE THE BENCH, PERFECT FOR A LITTLE ROUGH AND ROWDY BOY! COME SAY HI :D

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Love the bench! We don't have a playroom either. Wish we did, my little boy manages to get dirty while in the bathtub. Its a mystery.
~Amy

LuLu & Co. said...

yep, i couldn't punish that sweet face either... nope, never... to cutE!!!

xo,
LuLu

Melaine Thompson said...

Kasey, I just love you! You are too funny! Love the bench, love the new camera (did you hear I finally got one? Yep, no more cracked i-phone photos!)
We are the same way in our house, kids have full reign! Go enjoy your mac and cheese, we had grilled cheese here! So gourmet! melaine

Jill said...

Great pics, looks like you are enjoying your new "toy"....bench is pretty sweet too.

Cheers!

Jill

Chez Zizi said...

I love the bench and then camera lens. You have awesome pillows, I need to get more.

Zizette

good goods & co said...

I'd be interrested in the price on your Rebel also...my camera was recently stolen....bummer.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous bench! I just know once I finally get to a homegoods store I am going to need about $1000 and to bring my minivan with the seats down! ;) Dying to get there!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I'm in the market for the camera....!!!

Lets talk - if it isn't already sold....

That exact camera was on my list for Christmas, and Santa didn't come through....

...so, perhaps this is what 'he' was waiting for!?

love your posts, as always .... !! xoxo

a little bit vintage said...

Love, love, love the bench...and...IF I had the money, I'd like to buy your camera. ;)

Smiles,
Rachel

mishebe said...

love THAT BENCH! and i have one of those little buggers too. Seems it is everyones fault but his. Poor thing..lol. mishelle

Julienne said...

I'm still having problems taking photos with my little cheap as chip camera (maybe that's my problem!!)Absolutely have to have the number 12 cushions in the third last shot. I guess the reason is fairly obvious! Where did they come from?

adrienne said...

I have one of those little five year old boys with the "yellow" hair (as he calls it!) who likes to get in trouble and loves to make me laugh even more. Can't get enough of him!! It must be that third child!

traci said...

you got that at homegoods. oh my gosh. it's great. glad you are loving your new lens. so much fun to play!

c.stone said...

can I just call you "Fiesty Britches?"

Kristin said...

The bench with the pillow, love it!!

Anita said...

Since we don't have a HomeGoods, I go there right after Kane...and treat myself. It just makes our TJ Maxx, seem, well...inadequate.

I am si with you on the pillow thing....and now with this screenprinting class- it's ON!

a.love said...

Yay!! the 35mm. I LOVE the 35mm. The 35 and I are so much better friends than the 50. I shot the whole birth with a 35 ;)
Your bench?! OMG YOUR BENCH!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!!!

Simone said...

Little boys....tell me about it!!

LOVE your pillows, especially the one on the far left....beautiful.

I know nothing about cameras but you always have great shots here so clearly you do :)

Love the bench too :)

Au revoir :)

Tracey said...

Oh that camera IS perfection...and the lens...I'm jealous! :) Your pics look awesome!!! Love how the bench looks!

Sweet little Fin...

:) T

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You're selling your camera? I have an envelope on my fridge with "Mama's Camera Fund" on it and I was half way to getting the Cannon Rebel XS- I wonder how similar they are? Someone has probably already purchased it from you, but if they haven't I'd love to at least hear your details. :)

And the pillows are smashing! Just smashing, darling.

Morning T said...

Love your new bench and can't believe you found it at Homegoods! Great photos and regardless of what type of lense or camera you use you have to have the 'eye' for it~ which you certainly do.
Just one question Kasey, how often do you have to wash your slipcovers?? :-)

Tish Jett said...

What a wonderful, wonderful blog you have.

I'm working on a get back to NYC fund at the moment. I won't mention where I live.

I have a pillow problem as well, but don't have the room -- except in the garden to have a bench problem.

Warm regards,
Tish

Shannon said...

I was just at Homegoods and def. did not see a bench like that! :(

Fearless Nester said...

Loved this post, your adorable son, your bench, the pillows, your images, your writing, absolutely everything!

hometown girl said...

love the bench and your pictures are perfect! thanks for sharing info about your new camera and lens i love that info :) suz

Simply Mel said...

It's so good to be back and dive into your pretty world of no rules! I'll take a big ol' heaping bowl full of your mac-n-cheese!

Meredith Starrett said...

I just can't even believe that bench is from Home Goods! What the heck? I didn't see that there! Where are the burlap pillows from?

paula said...

I just adore prime lenses. Oh, and I am ready for the truffle oil mac and cheese:)

paige said...

i wanna come hang out on the pretty bench with precious fin
& eat mac and cheese of course

mwah!!

AshleyR said...

I'll take the bench and the QT that comes with it ;)

The Flying Bee said...

LOVE the bench! Oh, and that face...too cute!

So, how much for the Rebel? Hubby is getting me a camera for my b-day! Let me know if it's not already gone.

xo,
Adrienne

Brandie said...

Love the new bench Kasey! Primes are my absolute favorite. I have one zoom that I use for the boys sports but nothing could ever replace my primes. Have fun with your new gear:)

Jen from wr said...

awesome photos!!

Ali said...

Love the bench! Great pictures, especially the first one! New lens...lucky girl. Take care.

Blicious said...

OMG that bench is beautiful! i love it!! :)

KBowling Designs said...

just started following you & love your blog! mac & cheese looks delicious & your family is beautiful

Debra said...

Oh he's so cute. I love that bench it could be my very own little spot it's so beautifully distressed.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I AM IN LOVE with that bench and your pillows on there are the perfect touch,

I have a fun give-a-way this month-with weekly winners.

Cheri

Brenna LaPray said...

Love the Bench and the little boy sitting on it!