September 22, 2008

300th Post!

I was just blogging away last week when I looked at the post numbers and realized I was quickly approaching 300. Then I promptly stopped blogging for the week because I wanted to do something special for this post and couldn't think of anything good : )

Then B came up with this idea for him to sit in his rocker & hold a big 300 in his mouth. I think he just wanted to be in the picture (Camera hog). Anyway, I humored him...

This blog has been such a wonderful outlet for me creatively, personally & professionally. It's pretty much responsible for the creativity "revival" I experienced about a year and a half ago, and I have to once again thank my bff Faith for encouraging me to do it. Thank you, thank you.

And as a little thank you to all who stop by here I wanted to do a give-away. Who doesn't love a give-away? I sure do. I also wanted to make something cool for this give-away, but time is just not on my side lately. It's a fact I'm coming to terms with.

So instead, the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Anthropologie. Buy yourself something nice and pretend I made it for you : )

Leave a comment by Tuesday, September 23 @ midnight and I'll draw one random winner!

And here are some outtakes from our shoot. Baker lost his motivation a couple times...

133 comments:

Sammie said...

Aww, these outtake shots look a lot like all the shoots I've had with my kids! I've captured some fantastic fits, I'm hoping one day they will translate into a small album with a fabulous little devil on the cover.
Congratulations on your 300th post! Your blog is so inspiring!

mary said...

Your blog is a regular read of mine -- so congrats on 300! Here's to 300 more. :)

Making it Lovely said...

Cute idea… I love the big cutout 300 (and the cutie holding it)!

bridal buzz said...

congratulations on 300 posts! Your blog is always a favorite of my daily reads, not to mention the beautiful pictures that are constantly featured!

Keep up the great work!

leslie said...

happy 300. whoohoo.
and that little guy. baker. is adorable.

tiaraco said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading this blog and seeing your family grow and seeing your great brides and grooms.

p.s. baker is toooo cute!

Tharmony Collection said...

So Adorable! Love your photography!

harmonystarh said...

I enjoy your blog so much! Congrats!

easytomiss.com said...

Oh, Anthropologie! My favorite! Baker looks so cute with that big 300.

Kim said...

The red hair, yellow numbers, blue bottoms, SO CUTE!

And congrats on 300 posts!!

Brenna said...

Congratulations on 300 fantastic posts! Baker's outtakes are adorable!

Wonder Spaz said...

Too cute!! Love the blog.

sarah said...

congratulations on 300. such a lovely blog with such a lovey baby.

Whitney said...

wow. love the pictures so much. your boy is super handsome. :-)

michelle said...

i love your blog and your photos are amazing. your little "camera hog" is adorable. congrats on 300!

michelle

Kathlyn said...

I came across your blog 6 months ago when I started mine and I love to visit it :) Did you make the 300 yourself or did you find it somewhere? Thanks for all the great posts!

lauren said...

i love to see a "the paper pony" update on my blog reader. always a guaranteed smile on my face after your posts. thank you for that.
i especially love your "about" section on this blog...how "the paper pony" came to be. it feels great to be able to dream, create and inspire others, doesn't it? thank you for taking the time to put yourself out there!
*

Alishia said...

He has red hair! I want a red-headed boy!

Meghan said...

Congratulations, and thanks for keeping such a great blog - it is always a pleasure to read!

The Anthro giveaway is a great idea, although they don't sell anything quite as cute as your little guy :)

Claire, said...

Yay! For your 300th Post!
I must say Faith has been an inspiration to me too.
As you have been.
Your boy is so darling.

Chrissyfeen said...

Those are so cute! Yes, I love this blog and check it daily! Keep up the good work and congats! :)

danielle said...

Your blog is a daily read of mine and I love it.

Artsy Momma said...

Thank you for sharing the outtakes too cute!

What a great giveaway btw, congrats on the 300th, it flies by doesnt it?

klwkent said...

Congrats! I love your blog and you are an amazing photographer!

Kris

carak said...

Hooray for 300! He is such a cutie!

idreamicanfly said...

Ah, you're right on the top of my list of favorite photographers. I'm afraid I skulk around the corners of your blog and Flickr page. Happy 300th post! I have a long way to go to catch up.

Curiosity Killed the Cat said...

he's adorable even when he's crying!!

congratulations on 300 and here's to the next 300 . . .

moresville said...

Congrats on #300—and can't wait to see what the next 300 posts bring! It's been fun to follow your adventures, photo shoots, and super fun projects. Thanks for sharing and inspiring with each of them!

Best regards!

Katy said...

Congrats! I wonder how much he'll grow before the next 300.

BC said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your blog as you and I are both new moms. Your photographs are so lovely and inspiring!

live the life you love said...

congrats on 300 posts & what great pictures! my sweet friend, B, shared your blog with me. lucky for me i get to read a new blog & have the possibility for an Anthro gift card!! have a great day!

Jen said...

I love your blog! I'm 2 weeks from being a new parent, have a weim puppy and starting to get into photography. Your blog is a big inspiration. Keep it up!

gauhaus said...

Congrats on your 300th post! I found your blog while you were near the end of your pregnancy and I was just starting mine so its been a joy to see your life as a new mom. Your photography is beautiful and I love the shots of your little guy.

Le Owner said...

congrats on the milestone! To many, many more....

Meghan said...

hi raya. congrats on 300. it's crazy and definitely a testament to your creativity that you have so many cool readers after only a year and a half!

nole said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! Your blog has been such a source of inspiration for me, particularly in my own inspiration revival over the past few months. I'm looking forward to reading another 300 posts and more!

Lara said...

I'm a new mom too, and I work from home. I love to visit your blog because so many of my parenting experiences have been similar during such a crazy time. I set aside some of my creative juices during the last year, and your blog has helped refire my inner crafty lady. Keep up the great work!

lindsaywillman said...

B is adorable.

...and your site is amazing. i always love your posts, especially about your home. your sense of style is to die for.

congrats on 300 posts. cheers to 300 more!!

-lindsaywillman@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Gosh, those pics are amazing! Happy 300th!!

loribeans said...

happy 300th, raya! thanks for the inspiration!

teambrownlee said...

my dear raya

you have always done all things beautifully, banner girl. and i can't wait to see you friday!

love, hopie

Tasha T said...

What a great idea! Too cute!

lindamade said...

what a little cutie! happy 300!

Monica said...

300...that's huge! Congratulations on reaching such a tremendous landmark. Oh, and on having such a super cute B!

Abbie said...

Congrats on your 300th post! That's awesome. What a great giveaway,too!

faithsalutes said...

44 comments? Sheesh.

Love you, congratulations.

(Don't put me in drawing, of course.)

Tina said...

Your blog has been an inspiration to get me going on figuring out the camera thing. Better hurry so I can capture the grandkids...I have plenty of time. Your bundle is rather adorable! Congrats on 300!

Tina said...

I have enjoyed paper pony. Just the inspiration I need to get read for grandkid photo shoots someday. Congrats on 300.

Destiny said...

Your son is so precious! Congrats on your 300th post!

Rorosto said...

So so cute! I've enjoyed your blog mucho over the past year or so since I started reading. I love your aesthetic!

Jamie said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! B is so cute too.

Candace said...

Baker is so adorable! Hope you are well!

www.glitterandgrunge.com said...

cute idea with the 300! congrats on 300, time sure flies!

Krista said...

You're blog is lovely Raya, great pictures!

Solera said...

Love the blog. So inspiring. And little B--what a cutie!

Tinsel said...

Wow, your son has grown! He looks like a little man already! Congrats on the 300 and best wishes for many times that! I just love your style and what it makes me feel...comfort, optimism, and happy. =)

Lindsay H/ goldandpearls@gmail.com said...

Hi doll... congrats on 300~ you are inspiring to me and i feel creative just reading about all you to do your home. I need to visit more often. xoxo!

Alice said...

I'm so happy I found your blog - lots of inspiration. B is such a little cutie! Perfect as a model.

Heather from the bar said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! I love reading your blog and seeing all of your beautiful pictures!

keira said...

Hooray for 300 posts!

Susie said...

Congratulations on 300 -- that's quite an accomplishment! Thanks for creating such a lovely, inspiring for us readers to visit!

And P.S., your model is so cute and sweet, he makes my teeth hurt. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Raya:
I'm standing here with your mother-in-law and she wanted to show me your blog (we work in the same classroom). Very impressive. Your son's adorable. Anyway, just wanted to say congrats on your
300th post and let you know we love Teresa down here at SHS...

Best
Alex Ross

PS If you and Forest are interested, I've got my own creative outlet going at blog.rossandroll.com

Srslythough said...

Congratulations on 300!

danilouwho said...

such adorable pics!!
I really love your blog... :)

danijohnston.typepad.com/dj

katie said...

congratulations on 300! i'm a regular reader, but how sad is it that it's taken me 300 posts to comment?! your blog is great and your photography is wonderful...and that little red-headed guy? he's not too shabby, either! :)

Courtney said...

Oh, the photos for this post are adorable! I love the "sign." Congratulations on your 300th post!

tg+sg said...

how cute is b! congrats on your 300! glad that you have this place to share with all your creative talents the Lord has blessed you with. great job Faith on your encouragement!

Alison said...

Congrats on your 300th post! And what an adorable picture..

the adairs said...

I love reading your blog (daily)!

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

I can't get over his beautiful hair! He's adorable. Congrats on 300!

domesticated_desk said...

i love your site! Great photo to kick off your 300th post. Happy blogging! Dd

Sarah Barlow said...

YAY!!! Congratulations!!! Here's to 300 more! :) Baker is just the cutest!!

keely steger said...

I LOVE Anthropologie and am 2 hours away from the nearest one! Hello, online shopping!

sarah said...

congrats on you 300th post! You have a beautiful blog! i love reading it and of course seeing your beautiful photos and projects!! your creative spirit is an inspiration! thank you for sharing it with us!

btw- really cute phots, as always!

HAIVAN said...

Lovely photos, just beautiful!

I love Anthropologie, though I don't own anything from them...there is an affordibility issue on my end.

Raising 3 kids in santa cruz is tough on the $green. But i'd love to be picked by randomness for the $50. Count me in.

Thanks.

Bob said...

Wow!

Sweet little man you have there. he look so very content.

MamaAngel said...

Happy 300th!

Crystal said...

Happy 300th! Baker looks sooo comfy!

Betty said...

Every time I stop by your blog, it's a little dose of sunshine. Thanks for that. Congrats on 300 and here's to many many more!

Jo said...

congrats on such a big milestone! i love the quiet beauty of your blog and can't wait for 300 more posts.

Glassford Hill Girl said...

Congrats on 300! You are so very talented and your blog is always a joy to read. And, Baker is soooo cute!!!

Lettner Family said...

Love your blog Raya. You are beautiful, as is little B! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the out take pics...Congrats on 300! I wish I could be as talented and gifted as you are! Next time you are in SC would love to see you!

Sarafina said...

OH, how cute is your kid. I love the red hair!

Congratulations on reaching 300!!

kt mac said...

How big he is now and so very cute! I love these photos.

Congratulations on your 300th post, I hope the next 300 are just as much fun :)

Thanks for your beautiful inspiring photos and for being one of the first blogs I randomly came across while searching images in google that opened up this whole magical world of blogging to me and inspired me to start my own blog!

love your spot

Naomi said...

Congrats on your 300th post! I absolutely adore your blog.

marla said...

yay for post 300...good thing your camera hog is adorable!

Shiloh said...

I love your blog. I may be horrible at keeping in touch, but I love that I can always read what you are up to.

Happy 300!

Christa said...

Raya, you're so popular! When are you coming to Seattle?

meghan said...

Congrats on the 300th post... Keep up the great work!! :)

Alicia Andrews said...

Baker is just the cutest little guy!
Congrats on the 300, very inspiring posts!

valkyriemoon said...

congrats! i love how he tries to eat the 300...

Megan said...
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Megan said...

he looks more like a camera piglet for now. soon enough he'll grow up to be a big, strong camera hog!

Sara Lazio said...

I love your blog and check it all the time. You are a source of inspiration to me in many ways, I also love your son's diaper cover, did you make that, if so would you mind sharing the pattern or let me know where you got it? Thanks so much and I truly hope the next 300 post take you even further drawing out passion and ideas you never could have come up with before. Thanks again Sara

Brooke said...

What a great giveaway. I love your blog, Raya!

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

Wow! I would love something fun... like a gift certificate! Add me into the draw please! It's also my bday (on the 22nd)... maybe that will help you pick ;) Just joking!

acacia said...

raya. b is so freaking cute. i can't handle it. i just can't imagine why you didn't use the last pic as the main one in this blog. crying babies. aaaahhh. but he still looks cute crying. miss you friend.

Robin said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! I'm delurking--thanks for a great website, I always enjoy it.

ann leigh said...

thanks for the entertainment and inspiration. love it. ann

kristin said...

he is so handsome! it is good to have a creative revival. i'm glad to have seen it. are you doing anything with your gocco?

Melanie said...

Your blog is so beautiful. Thank you for all of the creative inspiration! I love the 300. . . I tried to do something like that once. . . why do they not cooperate? :)

Jeni said...

wow, that's a crazy generous giveaway! i love reading your blog. congratulations!

Casey said...

oh wow! what a great gift! you are so thoughtful to your readers. i would love to win... pick me! pick me!!

big hair betty said...

It's always fun seeing your creativity and sweet family!! Baker is such a doll, a handsome one of course!

tigerlillyjess said...

Raya this is just so adorable, he is precious and so photogenic! So nice to see you on Sat night...

-jessica s

lindsey said...

your blog(s) are such a source of inspiration... for design and of course amazing photography! thanks for sharing a little window into your beautiful world :)

Jenna said...

Cute cute cute! Congrats!

marli said...

congratulations on the big 3-0-0! beautiful blog & beautiful baby...

Misty said...

What a cute idea!! Love the outtakes! =)

dana said...

I've been checking in nearly daily for almost a year now--- your creative revolutions have definitely contributed to my own little sparks!

Thanks and congrats on the post!

Anonymous said...

My favorite store ever! Pick me, pick me!
--Kirsten

Sarah said...

I love your blog! You have so many crafty ideas! I wish I had a fraction of your creativity! :)

Harmony said...

Hurrah for 300 posts! Love all the outtakes! Oh yeah, PICK ME! :-)

Kate said...

hysterical! 300 posts is an accomplishment!

Paige said...

You give me faith that when the alien in my belly comes out, I will still have creative energy. Heres to 300 more!

layersofmeaning said...

aww! those pictures are so cute!!!
great blog! great giveaway!

LYNN said...

Thank you for your lovely blog! Congrats on the 300th, and here's to many 100s more!

Are we on COPS again? said...

Love your blog. I am a regular lurker. Congratulations on the big 3-0-0!

B. said...

What a cutie!

The Christiansens said...

Wow... 119 comments people gots to have a gift card. I read your blog weekly and I love it. Always thinking of you guys. Cant wait to see you in Nov. Give the little man kisses from the Christiansen's.

sara said...

Love your blog! Keep up the good work!

kapcity said...

You are such a doll. I love these pictures!! and have found such inspiration in your blog over the past year. Creative inspiration is soo important. I'm glad it all goes around and we're all helping out eachother. Cheers to 300 posts!

Vanessa Bartels said...

Thanks for the inspiration, and congrats on the big 300! Hope you have the opportunity to treat YOURSELF in celebration too!

erin said...

I see everyone's coming out of the woodwork on this one! Happy 300th post! And thanks for feeding my creativity!

Katherine said...

congrats, raya! that little cutie of yours sure is getting big! even though you feel like time is not on your side these days you do a great job of inspiring the rest of us. thanks!

molly said...

I love your blog!! congrats! Cant wait for oct 19! see you soon!!! :)

jmgb said...

i love faith too...
and anthropologie:)

KimKapYung said...

I love looking at your pictures, you give me inspiration to take more pictures of my family.
-sarah

kelli said...

Seriously adorable baby.

Tori Higa Stationery said...

I missed the drawing - but still thought I'd leave you a note...
Congratulations on your 300th post! I love that we can all benefit from your creative outlet. :)

josephjen said...

congrats on reaching 300! your blog has helped get my creative juices flowing again :) thanks....

Chris & Tammie said...

that is tooooo cute! :) omg- you got a lot of comments!

dolcechic said...

Why haven't I visited your blog before? OMG!!!!! Great posts :)