May 30, 2013

Starting Over

Goodness. It's been forever!

Consider me the worst blogger ever. No? Oh, good.

So let's start over, shall we? I'm Kristen, the Mama Llama here at Plaid Llama Studios.

And we're starting over both literally and figuratively.

In the last several months, the Llama family have pulled up roots and relocated to beautiful Central Florida, where the Thomas, the Daddy Llama spent most of his growing-up. Land of small towns, Old South, huge oaks and Spanish moss.

It's a big change from Nashville, certainly, although our five years there were absolutely lovely and we're still missing our dear friends up there. I keep trying to convince them that they need to migrate down here with us. But alas.

Anyway. Back on point.

So we're starting over. Things got very busy last year - both personally and professionally for us, and then (literally) just before Christmas we discovered that we were relocating! And it's been a crazy-wonderful mess since then.

Here are a few highlights from a few of our shoots before the busy-ness of moving (and settling in!) started:

Since we've been down here, we've spent a lot of time settling in, but have also done some shooting (mostly of the Little Llamas) and are getting the ball rolling toward the relaunch of Plaid Llama Studios, Florida Edition.

Stay tuned for our upcoming promotions and shoot previews! It's time for the new thing, in a new place!

Until next time,


May 21, 2013

Jordan Farms Fun

Hey, friends!

So we just went out for a field trip at a local(ish) farm, Jordan Farms with our homeschool group and picked pounds and pounds of the best BLUEBERRIES. Yum! It was a fun - if hot - outing, but as the old saying goes, "many hands make light work," and we were able to pick so many blueberries that we hardly had room for them - AND still bring home some beautiful green beans in just a short amount of time.

Beautiful, bountiful berries. 

We found the mother of all blueberries. It was GINORMOUS. 

Om nom nom. Soooooooo tasty.

And soooooooo much dirt.

Green beans! Fresh picked and fantastic.

Cooling off at the hand-pump. Fresh, cold water - and according to Jordan Farms' owner, the pump has been there since the 1920's. The water is so clean and clear, it's amazing!

It was a great time with friends and we came home with so much wonderful bounty! Work and play make the best combination. 

Until next time, 


May 6, 2013

A Beauty Among Beasts?

Hi friends! Kristen here, to share our night out to see Art In Motion's production of Beauty & the Beast. We know some of the cast in the production, but even if we hadn't, we wanted to go to support AIM and this production!

It was held at the local middle school auditorium, and other than some technical issues related to the sound system, a fantastic time was had by all! These young people acted their hearts out.

Waiting for the curtain to come up.

Introducing Belle and the townspeople.

Of course, all the girls have to flutter around Gaston.

Above, Belle argues with the stubborn Beast. Below, "Be Our Guest!" - my personal favorite song from the move and the show.

Belle weeps over the Beast's lifeless body.

And the happy ending!

This was such a fun evening for us - and it was so good to be there to support all the great talent and hard work these kids put into their production.

Until next time,