Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Quick Trip and a Broken Camera

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Quick Trip and a Broken Camera

Hello there!

So, remember when I told you last week that with the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year school year I'm going to be getting back to a regular posting schedule?  I was (and still am) very excited to get some things going.

As I started to get my blogging groove on I needed to take some pictures.  My "good" camera (aka: old canon rebel) started giving me an error code when I tried to take pictures.

Annoying but I could live with it... unless I missed that one shot where both my boys are actually smiling and looking at that camera for a split second, then, I could not live with it.

I took the "good" camera to our last little hurrah of the summer, a quick weekend trip to Chicago with the boys.  We went to Navy Pier the first day and Mr. Chic planned it so we would be on the Pier during the Blue Angels practice run for the Chicago Air and Water Show (he is an aviation fanatic).

We have seen the Blue Angels several times and I am always amazed by the skill of the pilots and the agility and raw power of the jets.  Seeing them on the Pier was a whole new experience.

Blue Angels at Navy Pier

They were very low, very loud and screaming fast...

Navy Pier ferris wheel

Yes, they were much lower than the 15 story ferris wheel on the Pier.

It was awesome.

And crazy.

Anyway, I lugged my heavy "good" camera in my purse to the Pier only to have it not work at all!  In fact, it jammed when my boys were both looking and smiling at the camera!  

Darn you "good" camera!!  You will now be known as "piece of crap" camera... take that!

The photo below was taken with my point and shoot.  Even after adjusting the lighting in a photoshop type program this photo is a little dark and my Rebel would've taken care of that.

So, I had to use the point and shoot for all my Chicago pics, at least I had it with me but kind of a bummer for someone who loves photography.

When I got home I was super honored and excited that the fabulous Emily A. Clark had contacted me to be part of an upcoming post where she is featuring some design bloggers.

Of course I said yes, but wait, I don't have a "good" camera!  Doesn't that figure?!  What am I going to do, here's my big chance to be on one of my most favorite design bloggers websites and I don't even have a camera!  Ahhhhh!

Ok, not really that big of deal, just means I have to get a new "good" camera, pronto!  I was actually super excited to be getting one.  The "piece of crap" camera was a really, really old Rebel.  In fact it was one of the first digital Rebel models to ever be made and I purchased it inexpensively and used about 5 or 6 years ago.  I definitely got my money out of it.

My new camera is on the way so I'll be able to get my blogging groove on very soon, and even make the appearance on Emily A. Clark.  Stay tuned...


  1. My brother AJ and his wife were at Navy Pier watching the Blue Angles the same weekend as you.

    Love the picture of the boys. They are getting so big!

    Miss you!

  2. The pic of the Blue Angels is awesome. Wow, a new camera and a new rug. You are really living the high life. Go Girl!
    Hugs, Ginger


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