March 10, 2010

She's Here...

Something exciting to share with you all! 

But first... 

It's time to see who won the 3 unframed canvas prints from Artistic Creations by Natasha Burns!! Using the Random Generator the lucky number 30 was picked....Erin@From Our Hart To Yours... that's you!!! How exciting!!  I know you will love her beautiful art work.

One of Natasha's beautiful faux cakes!

Natasha creative, funny, genuine, and just...amazing! If you missed her Spotlight you can see it here and you will want to visit her online boutique.  So many beautiful things to choose from. I myself am getting some of those wonderful velvet strawberries and I can't resist the faux cupcakes...they will be so pretty in my dining room under my cake stand! Don't forget she does custom orders,  great for personal presents or yourself. Thank you again, Natasha for your generosity and sharing with my readers!

So...she's here!! might be asking?  

You newest baby!
The one I was waiting for on Monday 
from the Fed Ex guy...I have decided "it" is a "she".  

Are you all still with me?

Call me crazy...I don't mind, my daughter has already said it to me this week..."Mom, why are you naming things that aren't alive?" my reply..."Oh, my dear daughter that is where your wrong....My newest baby, is going to go places with me, see things from my point of view, capture just the right moments...many memories in the making, something to hold on to and pass to my grandkids and their kids and"...I think you all get the point.

Are you ready to meet her?  Well she is still warming know, charging her batteries and all. I do however have a portrait of her:

Canon Rebel T1i

*Sigh*...I just love her!  Isn't she pretty?

Since deciding "it" would be a "she", of course I had to pick a name for her.  I even tried to get some help on my FB from all my savvy and creative friends. 

 My friend Meme@Screaming Meme gave me a great suggestion on a beautiful name...Meme! She, she gets fact she just did a post today on giving things she loves a must go meet "Poor Pitiful Pearl"...don't let the name fool you, she's divine

I contemplated this beautiful name, Meme...and then another wonderful friend Kim@Twice Remembered suggested Iris...Oh, Iris is a gorgeous name too.  Kim even had a very good reason for picking that name...she said "Iris - the colorful part of the eye that controls light levels similar to the aperture on a camera", yes...I think that does sound great! She is so creative!

Then, it came to me...

See, if we were to have had another baby and just maybe, it had been a girl...her name would have been "Isabella"...just a beautiful name. Mr. Wonderful and I love this name! We always thought it would be fun to call her by the nick names...Belle, Bella, Isa,, why not call my new baby girl just that.  

You all will be meeting her soon...I will be in the kitchen playing with Izzy today...I am hoping I will have some beautiful photos to show you tomorrow! How exciting!! 

I am sure to get some beautiful photos it will take lot's of practice and playing around with her, even using different lenses...which I am sure Izzy will have fun trying on.  I know it will come in time.

 Someone I admire for amazing friend Traci@Traci Thorson Photography! Have you seen her beautiful work? It is gorgeous!! I am grateful to have met her in this blogging world...she is an inspiration! Traci was so nice as to let me share a couple of her pictures with you all...

Sign of Spring

You can buy any of these 
beautiful pictures on Traci's Etsy.

Best Friends

Unseen Beauty

I love her photography! Thank you Traci for letting me share a little of your wonderful much more to see on her Etsy!

Before I go today I just want to say how honored I was to receive the award... 

from A Ruffled Nest! Thank you!! She is new to the blogging world and has a very beautiful blog...stop by and welcome her!

I am off to get some things done so I can start taking some pictures with Izzy!!

Hugs to you all,


  1. I won! How exciting! Thanks Natasha!!! That is just what I needed this week! what a fantastic picker upper! Thanks for giving me the chance on your beautiful blog Victoria!!! I am so happy for you and your "new girl" =). I hope you and "Izzy" have many fun adventures together!

  2. Congrats to your winner! I love my camera too. We have the Canon Rebel XT and I still have so much to learn about 'her' but, LOVE her! I did find a great book that makes using it very easy (just haven't bought it yet). Let me know how you like it!


  3. tell izzy it's nice to meet her. i can't wait and see what adventures you two will have together. what a great idea to name her. izzy is perfect. thanks so much for sharing my photos with your friends. i am honored. this blogging world is just amazing. i love it!!!

  4. Awwww, congratulations on the arrival your beautiful little Izzy!!! :-) I know you will have years of fun wit her!!! xoxo

  5. I am so excited that you mentioned me on your blog Thank you!! I also have camera envy. I want a Meme of my own :)

  6. How fun! :) My youngest's middle name is Isabel and we named the dolly she's had since birth Izzy! Hope you have tons of fun with your new "baby"!!

  7. Congrats to the winner!

    How exciting on the Camera. I am camera obsessed. I have a Nikon D40 and LOOOOOVE it.

    Enjoy your new baby! :)

  8. You chose the perfect name! I love it! My grandfather had a cat named Izzy, I do believe. So sweet!

    Wow, that photography is gorgeous! What inspiration! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing your photos soon! The Digital Rebel takes some practice, but if you'll get the hang of it. I'm still learning! Have fun!

  9. Hello Hello and Welcome to your new lovely home Miss Issy!
    Oh how I adore the name Isabella too!
    Congrats on your beautiful new baby girl Sweet Victoria!
    May the two of you have a blissful life together!
    I think some of your closest dearest friends need to host a BABY shower for Baby Izzy! ;o)
    They could all pitch in a buy you a big ole long lens to go on that baby! ;o)
    I know you will love your new baby!

  10. Beautiful photography! I love her work! Great Camera, it makes all the difference..~lulu

  11. Izzy's a great name for the camera. I'm excited to see the pictures that baby takes!

  12. she is a beauty! gotta love a new shiny camera :) have fun! enjoy your day! susan

  13. How fun! You are going to be taking pictures every minute of the day!!! the kids might begin to hide.
    I will be looking forward to your new photo's.
    Take care and enjoy your new baby (Iris).

  14. Hi Victoria,
    You came by the other day and asked where I found pink denim. It was at Hancock. I just happend to go by a discount table, and there it was. $3 something per yard. I got 6 yards of it. I went back to get more and it was gone! I don't think they carry it all the time. I might look on their website. Do you have a Hobby Lobby? They might have it.

  15. Can't wait to see what she can do! I'm looking around for a little girl of my own!
    PS: I LOVE your kitchen pics and all the little details!


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