Remote Control

I bought a remote controlfor my camera so that I could take self-portraits. Or as Brandon put it, I’ve invested $30 in the ongoing self-absorption project that is my narcissism.

Me, Sitting In My Egg Chair

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  • puglyfeet
    September 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Your husband is funny. =)

  • Aminah
    September 26, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    aren’t those shoes fantastic? (tarzhay, correct?)

  • amy purple
    September 26, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks so much! For some reason, I just really wanted to see you in the egg! Looking good!

  • phoenixc
    September 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Great shot! Love the egg and the garden’s looking great! :)

  • Shannon
    September 26, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    You are so adorable! Good investment on the timer! :)

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    September 26, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Beautiful shot Nicole! You styled it perfectly. BTW, I envy you sitting in your Egg chair.

  • marzi
    September 26, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    love the shoes….i have the same ones! for some reason they look way cuter on you! ;) the egg chair is adorable!

  • Roxy @ There's No Place Like Home
    September 26, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    You go girl!! You look marvelous!!

  • Tatyana
    September 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    A little bit of self-absorption is not bad.
    You look fantastic! I love the dress (what I can see) and the shoes… and the egg chair.

  • Erica Burns
    September 26, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I love it! You look so cute!

  • megan
    September 26, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    this is a great photo–love it and the egg chair! ps: i have those shoes and they are very lovely.

  • Miss B.
    September 26, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I want one too! This is a DARLING photo…Your husband is funny. What did you get? You always buy the coolest stuff…

  • Miss B.
    September 26, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Sorry, I’m a dork I should have known you would be efficient enough to supply a link…

  • Traci
    September 26, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Your picture in your treasured egg chair makes me happy!

  • pookie
    September 26, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    You look lovely…you could even say you are glowing…hmmmmmmmm.

  • Sarafina
    September 26, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    I’m so glad to see a photo of someone sitting in the egg chair. I love that chair so much, but it’s hard to get a good idea of the size of it without an actual human sitting on it for scale.

    I -love- your dress!

  • Jules
    September 26, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Cute picture! And I was wondering if you had a remote control, mainly because if I asked the Mister to take a picture of me like that he would be on the floor laughing and I would be flipping him a delicate bird.

  • Benita
    September 27, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Very cute :)

  • Cathe
    September 27, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Awww, I like the self-portrait!

  • Daisy Steiner
    September 27, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Nice shot.
    I have one too, so you are not the only one!

  • Carey @ Lasso'd Moon Designs
    September 27, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Great pic!

  • Melissa M
    September 27, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Oooh, I LOVE narcissism! I need to get me one of those.

  • Susan
    September 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I’m gonna have to check this out. I think it’s a great idea vs. hitting the timer button and frantically running to get into the photo!

  • Terrah
    September 27, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    LOVE your shoes.

  • unsubscribing
    September 27, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Remember when this blog used to be about your house? I miss that.

  • emily
    September 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    those are the lemonade shoes! i have them too! i love them! i found them one time this summer when i had to jump on an airplane with no luggage. sometimes i love shopping-karma.

  • Making it Lovely
    September 27, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Sorry ‘unsubscribing’. I put a lot of time and energy into Making it Lovely, but I suppose it isn’t your cup of tea anymore.

    Everyone else, thank you sincerely for the sweet comments. You make my day a little nicer.

  • clistyB
    September 27, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    wow, wow. I never ever thought your blog had to be about one particular subject.
    See you never, Unsubscribing. Good freak, some people weird me out.

  • All Thngs Lovely
    September 28, 2008 at 6:10 am

    That is the cutest little picture. And gosh, some people are hard to please! I’m loving some of the new features you’ve introduced!

  • unsubscribing
    September 28, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Coming back to apologize for my unnecessary and bitchy comment. I’ve gotten lots of great ideas from your blog, and the fact that it no longer meets my needs is my problem, not yours.
    Keep on keepin’ on!

  • Chicaholic
    September 28, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    That is quite a unique backyard chair! It looks very comfortable and I would love one of my own…where did you get that?



  • Jenny
    September 28, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Love the chair and the pic is great…Good investment.

  • michelle
    September 28, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    You have a successful business, a gorgeous home and are humble and kind- it’s not being narcissistic, it’s being proud of your life!

  • Goody
    September 29, 2008 at 12:21 am

    i love that lil thing..gotta find one for my brand of camera..

    and you look extra cute and giddy sittin in your egg chair!

  • nikkirose
    September 29, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Yesterday morning I was watching my new Sex & The City dvd while sipping coffee and hoping to find the motivation to brave a weekend trip to IKEA. And what did I spot? Carrie in Mexico in an egg chair! I didn’t notice it the first time I saw the movie. But yesterday, I thought of your lovely garden with its own egg-shaped caccoon. :)

  • Michelle
    September 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I was just about to post the same thing as nikkirose. I watched SATC this weekend and thought of you when Carrie was in the egg chair. I do miss some of your house posting as well, but we all go in cycles with these blogs of ours.

  • Dawn Marie
    September 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Love the chair. You look fab. Love the dresses, as always!

  • Lulu Mae
    September 30, 2008 at 10:51 am

    You are just too cute!

  • Inspired Events
    October 1, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    CUTE PHOTO! You look fab in yellow & love the egg chair!!

  • jennie
    October 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Great photo! The chair looks so cozy. Perfect to curl up in with a magazine, coffee, and a pastry. Makes me kind of sad too, since I’m starting to realize cold Chicago weather is just around the corner. I’m not ready to say goodbye to colorful summer days!

  • Morgan
    October 2, 2008 at 3:01 am

    well of course two others noticed the Sex and The City thing. My boyfriend just brought home the movie and the first thing I thought of when you see carrie in the egg chair in mexico was that I had to get on and let you know…oh well, its still cool.

  • Nina
    October 2, 2008 at 9:12 am

    ooh I need one of those for my Flickr Self portrait group…

  • Jerry
    October 3, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Ahhhh, a most eggcellent choice of location for your photo!

    (Now… which hand was holding the remote? My vote is for the left, but it could lead either way.)

    I used to try to get shots like this with the timer on my camera, but I ended up with a lot of shots of my derriere. This thing seems to give you a bit more control, and therefore some added insurance that you can get the really good pics.


  • Michele
    October 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Cute, creative and fun.

  • punky
    November 20, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I bought on too…but always forget to use it.

  • greg
    June 21, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    nice pic but its a little too basic instinct sharon stone :O