ten on tuesday

1. This weekend we hosted our Supper Club and as the host and hostess the main course fell to us. We went with Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach. While I found it challenging to cook the thick bone-in chops evenly on the stovetop, overall I think they were pretty delish.

2. Spoiler Alert: I’ll be talking more about our Supper Club later this week on The Creative Mama. If you’re a foodie (or even just a wannabe), you won’t want to miss it.

3. Last week I spent four days in San Antonio with a rocking roomful of my favorite photographer friends: Amy Shertzer, Kelly Kuntz, and Marla Laramie. The fact that after four days together they claim to still like me is a testament to their unending patience. If you live in their area, you must hire one of them.

4. While in Texas I also had the chance to meet one of my longtime online friends, Lyndsay Stradtner. I’ve admired Lyndsay’s work and the mother/wife/person she is for years now. Finally meeting her felt so…normal. Like we had been friends for years. Which totally shouldn’t surprise me since, well, we have been.

5. Lyndsay’s teenage son might or might not have called me “sassy” after our meeting. I can’t say for certain since I wasn’t actually there. You really can’t believe anything teenage boys say though. 😉

6. Other Imaging USA fun photog friends include: Jeanelle Caraway, Katie Stafford, Jackie Ellison, Tracy Stoesser, Megan Thurman, and Kim Greene. You can actually see a sneak peek of my session with Megan over on my business blog. And you can read about her experience with me on her blog.

7. It’s only 2:30 and by my count I have buckled and unbuckled Ephraim from his carseat 14 times today. While I adore being a mother of preschoolers, I will not miss carseats one little bit. Mark my words.

8. Guess what, I’m still Photo-A-Daying. I’ve missed a few days and I completely don’t care. I know from experience how thrilled I’ll be with the finished product at the end of this year whether I have 100 entries, 200, or 300+. I will be thrilled to have what I have. And that is enough. If you’re Photo-A-Daying too give yourself a break if you miss a few. Or a slew.

9. I’ve joined Pinterest. And while I don’t yet need a 12 step program, I will admit that it’s pretty cool to wander around there on a Sunday afternoon when I have some time to kill. If you want an invite, post in the comments with your email and I’ll hook you up until I run out!

10. Sarah and I are heading to LA next Thursday. If you’re interested in a meet-up but haven’t gotten the details yet, email me or post your interest in the comments so I can send you all the details!

jennyJanuary 25, 2011 - 1:45 pm

oooh! i would love an invite to pinterest! i’ve been hearing about it from other blogs and i’m interested. my email is: jennyleecook (at) gmail (dot) com. yey! oh and thanks for all the links to new cool photogs!

Tara S.January 25, 2011 - 1:58 pm

I would love an invite to Pinterest!

laurenJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Ok I am figuring out the pinterest thing… But I need an invite too! lauren (at) laurendonofriophotography (dot) com. Going to check out some of your photog friends’ links soon… thanks for sharing. And the dish sounds tasty – going to bookmark that and try it!

ellen pattonJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:10 pm

I’d like a pinterest invite! Thank you.

AnonymousJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:14 pm

i need an invite – just to quell my interest in the whole thing!


wish we could get to LA, too!

Heather T.January 25, 2011 - 2:16 pm

I’d love an invite to Pinterest!

MarjorieJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Hi 🙂

Could I ask for an invitation for Pinterest too, please?
Thank you for the opportunity anyway. 🙂

NoraJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Although I’m an avid Tumblr user, I’ve been pretty curious about this Pinterest stuff and would love an invite too…thanks 🙂

SuseJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Oh, I’m completely in love with Pinterest! So many pretty things on one page 😀 If you have a spare invite, I’d love it! My email is susanbrodigan {a} gmail {.} com

Beth PJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:32 pm

I would love a pinterest invite as well! eapawsat(at)zoomtown (dot)com Thanks!!!

casandra heerenJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:34 pm

I, too, would love an invite! My email is: casandra (at) casandraheeren (dot) com. As always, I love your tot post!!

AlissaJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:51 pm

I’d like to play at pinterest. faithfulmommy comcast net

Elizabeth C,January 25, 2011 - 2:54 pm

I’d like an invite! I saw your FB post about this the other day and looked around a bit. Seems interesting. ElizabethTClements(at)yahoo(dot)com.

hannahJanuary 25, 2011 - 2:56 pm

I would love an invite! photosbyhannah@aol.com

EvaJanuary 25, 2011 - 3:06 pm

I want a pinterest invite! {alneva @ sdnet . ca}

JenniferJanuary 25, 2011 - 3:15 pm

I’ve been trying to remember to check out your POTD again. Love it when you post links to your posts and stuff in Facebook so I remember to come over!! 🙂

kristenJanuary 25, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Would love an invite:) Thanks!

Kathryn B.January 25, 2011 - 3:54 pm

Wow…I guess I need to get out more. Love the idea of Pinterest and would like to get an invite too. My email is: fabscrapper@comcast.net. Thanks so much.

kristinaJanuary 25, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Got any more invites, Erin? If so, I’d love one. Thank you and hugs!

KathyTJanuary 25, 2011 - 4:14 pm

I’d love an invite if you have any left. Thanks so much!

AlisonJanuary 25, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Oh, I would love a Pinterest invite!

StaceyJanuary 25, 2011 - 5:22 pm

I would love to join Pinterest, Erin! Looks very fun! ksvixen@hotmail.com

P.S. I am addicted to Clean Color! It is wonderful! Everything I hoped it would be and more – woohoo!

paytonJanuary 25, 2011 - 5:28 pm

ohhhh. i would love an invite if you have any left. i am already addicted.

MelodyJanuary 25, 2011 - 5:33 pm

I’d love a Pinterest invite if they’re still available! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly W.January 25, 2011 - 6:53 pm

I would love a Pinterest invite if you have any left! Thanks, Erin!! I can’t wait to read more about your Supper Club on The Creative Mama this week! 🙂

SamJanuary 25, 2011 - 6:54 pm

I’d love a Pinterest invite. How have I not heard about this site until now. Thanks for keeping me in the loop!

BeccaJanuary 25, 2011 - 7:11 pm

I just discovered Pinterest the other day.. I’d love to get an invite! 🙂

PS I will not miss carseats either! Or strollers, since we’re on the topic.

bettyJanuary 25, 2011 - 7:18 pm

I’d love an invite to pinterest – just heard of it for the first time yesterday!

Holly CJanuary 25, 2011 - 7:20 pm

You’re probably out of invites by now, but just in case you aren’t, hollyclousephotography@live.com

I’d love one. 🙂 Thanks!

DebZornJanuary 25, 2011 - 7:38 pm

I love pinterest. Follow me at dzorn1@gmail.com. I would love to follow you, too.

LisaJanuary 25, 2011 - 8:04 pm

Would love to see what Pinterest is all about. If you have an invite left, shoot me one if you please 🙂 Also, we are all set to head to so cal. Not sure if I got the address from ya yet. Cannot wait, erin! Yay! (can’t wait to see your toes. wink 🙂

LindaJanuary 25, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Oh, so interested in pinterest!

And I love your blog.

adminJanuary 25, 2011 - 9:03 pm

I think I’ve just sent invites to everyone who’s asked for one so far. I’m all for sending as many as it will let me so if you still need one, let me know!

MindyJanuary 25, 2011 - 9:20 pm

oooh!! i would love an invite too!!! thanks!!


AmyJanuary 25, 2011 - 9:31 pm

I am so jealous of your supper club! We are a military family, and we moved not very long ago so my husband could do recruiting duty. Haven’t met very many friendly people yet.

I would love an invite if you still can amywhitsitt319@sbcglobal.net

KimberlyJanuary 25, 2011 - 11:43 pm

I’d love an invite too. Thanks! klrmullins at yahoo dot com
Thanks for all the time you spend helping us all out!!

MarjorieJanuary 26, 2011 - 12:38 am

Thank you Erin!

Jo-AnneJanuary 26, 2011 - 5:02 am

Can truly relate to the car seat thing. I had 4 under 4 so had a few years of many car seats. I can STILL remember the feeling of graduation to NO MORE car seats – Oh what freedom! But that also means that your little ones are no longer little and I often wish that I could have that time all back again.

SarahJanuary 26, 2011 - 6:56 am

I would love an invite! How neat!
stheis (at) orangecitycomm (dot) net

AudreyJanuary 26, 2011 - 10:07 am

OOh, I’d love an invite to pinterest also! benathomepc@hotmail.com Thanks! I loved the snow pics.

breeJanuary 26, 2011 - 10:35 am

I too have heard about this pinterest thing! Would love an invite! mrsbperkins (at) hotmail (dot) com! Thanks.

NikkiJanuary 26, 2011 - 11:05 am

I’d love a pinterest invite! Looks awesome! Thanks!!!

ErinJanuary 26, 2011 - 12:17 pm

I’d love an invite as well!



PamelaJanuary 26, 2011 - 12:52 pm

I’d love an invite if you have any left. 😉 pamela.cartee@gmail.com

Lorena MoraJanuary 26, 2011 - 1:56 pm

I would love an invite to Pinterest I’ve heard so many good comments on it.

I love porkchops but I’m always afraid to cook the thick ones as I think I may not cook them all the way through.

MelissaJanuary 26, 2011 - 1:58 pm

I would love an invite if you have any left

JodyJanuary 26, 2011 - 5:44 pm

I emailed you a longer email, but wanted to post here because I’d love an invite to pinterest! Thanks!

adminJanuary 26, 2011 - 6:59 pm

Okay, I think I’m caught up on invites again. I’m happy to send out as many as the site will let me so just drop your email here if you want one!

KellyJanuary 26, 2011 - 7:19 pm

OOo… it looks like you still have invites left for pinterest – I would love to get an invite! Thank you! kellywalshloss@gmail.com 🙂

shelbyJanuary 26, 2011 - 7:26 pm

I would love to check out pinterest! How awesome that you will be in my area!

TammyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:33 pm

If you still have invites, I would love one… tmwaida at hotmail dot com


HeatherJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:28 am

I would love an invite!! I have been trying to figure out how to join!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Melissa PriestJanuary 30, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Any chance I can get an invite to Pintrest? Thanks a bunch and happy blog birthday (late!)


JillJanuary 31, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Would love an invite to pinterest if any are still available!

LauraFebruary 1, 2011 - 12:01 pm

If you have any more invites to Pinterest, I would love one. laurakagy at cox dot net. Thanks!

PS – I am almost through the Clean Color video. I am loving it and learning so much. It’s totally changing my workflow. Thank you!!

AlexisFebruary 2, 2011 - 6:22 pm

Erin! I love your blog, I check yours every day for updates!
I would love an invite to Pinterest if you have any left!!

lexikat21 @ aol. com

Veronika GoisovaMarch 14, 2011 - 9:11 am

Hi Erin I would love to get invite thank you!
Love your work and your blog!:)

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