ten on tuesday.

1. I absolutely couldn’t run my business if it weren’t for Brent doing all the behind the scenes financial work. Inevitably when it’s time to reconcile the books each month he comes to me with questions regarding the myriad of ways in which I’ve made his job way harder than it needed to be. Recently I sent him an email clueing him in to a particularly complicated order so that I could be ahead of the game when he (surely) inquired about it down the road. I explained the ways that this order was different and how we arrived at the total that we did. And this is the one-liner reply I got: “didn’t you forget the part where she paid you for an 11 x 14 with a couple of chickens and one t-bone steak?”

Hee Hee.

2. May Duck Alert: Our mama duck is still nesting happily. My mom did a bit of research and discovered that the gestational period for duck eggs is 28 days. Which means the babies could arrive while we’re in Dayton at the end of the month. I’m so sad! So much for enticing you guys to stick around with planted┬áduckling cuteness…

3. I think I’m finally all caught up with my back-logged blogging. I actually took some new shots today now that I have nothing left in the reserves.

4. I just want to say for a minute how much I appreciate all of your incredibly kind blog comments. I don’t always know how to respond in the comments section to all the encouraging words but, trust me, they mean SO much to me. If you’re a parent of young children who spends most of your days at home then you understand how isolating and thankless (at times) it can be. I hope all of you have the kind of cheering section that I feel like I do. I certainly don’t deserve it, but I’m thankful for it. So thank you.

5. You may have noticed that I recently added an Amazon feature to the sidebar of my blog. This is for those of you who wonder what I shoot with (or have shot with in the past). Everything over there is photography related although I might add to that over time. In the interest of full disclosure, I do get a little kickback if you click on that link and then go on to purchase one of those items (it varies between 4 and 6%). I get asked on a daily basis what equipment I’m shooting with so I thought this would a win-win way to get that info out there. And since I’ve purchased about 90% of my equipment from Amazon I’m comfortable encouraging you to use them. Just so you know, all of my lenses are now L lenses (50, 85, 135) with the exception of my 100/2.8 macro. But any lenses that you see over there that aren’t L lenses are still lenses that I’ve shot with at one time or another in my journey.

6. And just to take care of some mandatory Amazon business: Erin Cobb is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

7. Google “Amazon Associates Program” to learn more about it for your own blog. I’m an Amazon junkie so I’m happy to earn extra Amazon $$ whenever I can.

8. As I mentioned, we’ll be headed to Dayton at the end of the month. All of my regular sessions are full (overbooked, in fact) but I decided to add an afternoon of minisessions with 100% of the proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my sweet Dayton client, Miss Allison Barnett. There are three spots left for this event which are invitation only. If you’d like to receive an invite and get more info, just email me. You can use the contact page of this blog or just email me directly at erin at erincobb dot com.

9. Sarah has been OBSESSED with drawing, cutting, writing, and creating lately. Our kitchen is plastered with her creations. She’s constantly making something for us or for one of her friends. Yesterday at breakfast Brent walked in as she was drawing and said, “It looks like you’re drawing Minnesota!” To which she responded, “No, but I’ll draw you a soda in a minute.” (Minnesota/Me A Soda – same difference)

10. Wanna see the latest crafty thing my sister is up to? DIY: Paper Bag Waist Miniskirt.

LaurenMay 4, 2010 - 12:00 pm

I spend ALL of my days at home with my 9-month old and feel so blessed and fortunate to be able to do it! When I have time, I enjoy blogging myself ~ and also reading and seeing such positive (and fun!) information and pictures from people like you!

JennyMay 4, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Erin, you are a beautiful soul donating your time and proceeds to the LLS. I imagine Janel will be over the moon thrilled. The military moved us away from Dayton about 3 weeks ago, so sad I can’t have you work your magic with my kids or have a visit to a Metro Park with you like last year! Enjoy your trip back.

ashleyMay 4, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Me A Soda- I love it. Although I don’t have kids, I do get the joy of working with 41 five and six-year-olds everyday. Today’s funny quote, from Christopher: “Mrs. Pollock? You know that game with a bat?” (he makes swinging motions with his hands) me: “Baseball?” Christopher: “Yea. I’m good at that game.”
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KyraMay 4, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Although we don’t know each other, through my “blog-stalking,” I know that your mom is in the Nashville-area. I live in Nashville as well and just wanted to say that I hope she has survived these floodwaters without any damage. It really is a mess in many parts of Nashville and so sad to see. Just wanted to say that I am thinking of your family as I pray for so many Nashvillians who have been affected by this disaster. (Sorry this is rather off-topic from your ToT post–although it was a nice distraction from all the constant flood coverage here!!!)

KristinMay 4, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Minnesota me a soda HAHA!! I really lol’d!

Lorena MoraMay 4, 2010 - 9:01 pm

I love Me a soda, so cute. What’s an L lens? Sorry am slowly learning all the photography lingo. It’s probably a silly question.

RebeccaMay 4, 2010 - 9:44 pm

Your #1 is the reason I want my husband to finish his business degree and assume responsibility for accounting of the business I want to start. Seriously, I’m sure I’ll be worse!

tawnyaMay 5, 2010 - 4:47 pm

Erin,
Love, love your blog and photography. Can I pay you to “visit” me in Indiana and teach me some tricks of the trade??

What makes an “L” lens different from a non-L?

Tawnya

Ever been to Indiana??

MichelleMay 6, 2010 - 12:34 pm

I misread your post…thought it said you were going to be in Daytona at the end of the month. I got all excited and thought “Oh, I hope she’s doing sessions.” I read on and realized you’re going to be in Dayton. Enjoy Dayton and know that those of us in Florida are totally bummed that you’re not going to be in Daytona!

adminMay 6, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Hi guys! Thanks for Tot’ing with me!

Lorena, L lenses are Canon’s professional series lenses. They carry a much heftier pricetag than the consumer grade lenses but their quality is unmatched.

Tawnya, I have been to Indiana and it’s quite lovely! I don’t have a trip there planned but you just never know! ­čśë

BerryMarch 3, 2015 - 1:18 am

Where ever you go, I’ll abide by…Congrats!!!!

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