HELLO DARLIN.

NICE TO SEE YA.



If you sang this line, we will get along juuuuuust fine. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! Allow me to introduce myself, and attempt to summarize what it is that I’m doing here in the Blogosphere. (Key word is attempt. Those of you who know me know that I tend to write short novels for e-mails and my voice mails more closely resemble Shakespearian soliloquies than “call me backs.”) Runs in the family. Alas, that is I. Who am I you ask? Kathy… a not so typical Photographer. Greeting card business enthusiast. Multi-passionate entrepreneur. Idea girl. Dreamer. Lover of life. Happy. Most days my brain is racing so fast with ideas and things I want to do, that I feel I’m too passionate for my own good. Who am I not? Perfectly organized. A fantastic housekeeper or gardener. My shoe collection would make Carrie Bradshaw cringe, and I get more excited about a good vintage score at Frenchy’s than I ever would about a Prada purse. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate a fine set of heels like the next girl, but I just don't believe we have to spend the family fortune to look put together. I’m a pretty simple gal who believes there is a time and a place for everything. Including but not limited to: gummy bears, boxed wine, Zoodles, Mr. Noodles and occasionally (okay... very occasionally) Beefaroni. There, I said it, and frankly it feels quite good to get it off my chest. So it's no secret that I am fairly passionate, and put a lot of heart and soul into the things that inspire me. That means in business and in life because I feel like the two are really intertwined anyway - "How you do anything is how you do everything!" I believe that Confucius was right when he said "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it". I have realized over time that I can't help but see beauty. It is a problem at times. (Forget texting and driving, one shouldn't be permitted to "see beauty", or potential photo session locations for that matter, while driving.) I digress. When beauty jumps out of the world at you, it is easy to become passionate about photography - for me, it is a way to relay to others the beauty that I see in my minds eye. Life is short, this we all know. We are meant to enjoy it, appreciating and celebrating those who are important to us, in this lifetime. This blog is an immediate outlet for me to express and humour myself (and those who stumble by) attach sneak peeks of the happenings here at Legacy Junction Studios, offer fun contests and specials, and chronicle what’s going on in my crazy world. Feel free to sniff around - just promise not to laugh at my wordiness, okay? I truly can't resist! If you know me, you KNOW that is true! (To thine own self be true, no?) Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so humbled and flattered that you’ve visited and would love to know! You’re welcome and encouraged to leave comments, and say hello!

MOTHER'S DAY. IT'S A COMIN'.


She's the powerhouse who brought you into this world {one way or another}.  The person who came running every SINGLE time you chimed: "Mommmyyyyyy!  Can you wipe my bum?"  Not to mention the many years prior when you couldn't exactly say it, but your saggy bottomed diaper rendered it quite unnecessary to vocalize.  She made your meals, cleaned your house, washed your stank @$$ laundry (no offence) chauffeured you here, there and around the square, worked (and perhaps is still working!) her buns off to pay for it all... and she loves you more than you may ever know.  Whether she birthed you, raised you or BOTH!  She's the woman who selflessly put(s) your needs ahead of her own, sacrificed her body, her sleep, her money, maybe even some of her dreams so that you could live yours.  On the list of people you are eternally indebted to in this life, more than likely she is very top of the list - and if she's not, chances are she should be.  If you are fortunate enough to have your mother here on planet earth with you, you need to stop what you are doing right this very second and formulate a plan for Mother's Day.  (And if she's not here, I am truly very sorry.)  I am not preaching at you... I promise I am right there with you, and I am concocting my very own plan as I type this. 






Here's the thing.  We all know many people who have lost their mother.  I know if I asked any single one of them, they would likely tell me that they would give absolutely anything to have her alive and well, here with them.  They won't have another opportunity to tell their mama just how much they appreciate her and the sacrifices she's made -- but for those of us who are blessed with that opportunity -- we mustn't overlook it.  Sometimes we take the people we love the most for granted.  We forget that they won't be around forever, and assume that they know just how much we value and treasure them.  Well, let me tell you.  We can never, ever, EVER tell the people we love, that we love them too much!  Not only "tell" but "show."  Yes.  Time to reawaken our Elementary school selves and get our SHOW + TELL on.  Your mom is the woman you definitely need to NOT forget this May.  I know.  You appreciate her.  I know.  You don't need a silly holiday to dictate when you should express just how grateful you are.  And I KNOW that $h!t happens, and sometimes you drop the ball on said occasions.  I know, because despite my very best intentions, so have I.  But alas, just because you have dropped the ball in the past, it doesn't mean you can't redeem yourself!  Oh, and one more thing.  If you happen to have a beautiful lady in your life who is also a mama... not necessarily YOUR mama, but you know, say, the mother of your child/children?  It would be a beautiful gesture to do a little something to make the day special for her too.  The choice is yours.  But if I were you, I would opt to contribute to her bliss, as opposed to her tears.  Preferably something with a hint of thought or meaning.  Whether we like it or not, we live in a world where people will be broadcasting their Mother's Day bliss on social media.  It's just what people do.  It may seem ridiculous, that any measure of our happiness comes in the form of comparison -- but the cold, hard truth is -- it sometimes does.  She likely won't tell you, or even show it.  But the truth is, she will be sad if you don't do SOMETHING.

If you would like to give a gift that she will truly value, the gift of photography is beyond priceless. Whether it's through yours truly, or another company that tickles your fancy - I would highly recommend it. Gift certificates are available in any denomination here at Legacy Junction™. These will be beautifully presented, a timeless, meaningful gift you will feel good about giving. Simply fire me an e-mail for more information. Far too often mama's are found behind the lens taking the photos, or hiding from the camera, which makes beautiful images of them with their families sometimes rare. If you want to knock it out of the park - you can't go wrong with a photo session. The other thing I can help you with is creating a gorgeous, heartfelt greeting card that she will adore. Check out the post below this one for details!


"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  
The second best time is now." 
                                            - Chinese Proverb








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