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  • shana
    June 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    where was that? it looks lovely and rivendell is from tolkein!

    • Making it Lovely
      June 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      This is in Wisconsin, at Brandon’s family cabin. His dad was a big LoTR fan!

      • Rita
        June 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

        That is so awesome! It looks like a lovely place!

  • Elena
    June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    The pic of August with the flowers is divine. Everything about it is perfection! And I’m not talking in a technical way (although I’m sure it’s good), but in a beautiful way…if that makes sense.

    • Making it Lovely
      June 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Isn’t that a sweet one? My mother-in-law took it with her phone.

    • Darcy
      June 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      agreed! the lighting is so glow-y and he looks so darn cute. beautiful!

  • Angie
    June 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    The picture by the lake is so so so sweet!
    I must say, because I like you and want you to know, fake dof look terrible.
    Terrible, I say!

    • Making it Lovely
      June 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      You’re right! I think I got a little heavy-handed with the Photoshop experimentation on a couple shots, and I didn’t notice it until I’d published the post. Some of the photos were of poor quality, and I was trying to compensate. I’ve dialed it back a bit and updated the post.

  • Jenn
    June 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    When I saw the word Rivendell I heard Aragorn say (in my head), “to Rivendell Master Gamgee. To the house of Elrond.”

    Lovely photos. It looks peaceful.

  • TieDye64
    June 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Love love love the pic of Eleanor with her dad, and August with the flowers. Full of wonder.

  • Katie
    June 15, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I googled a question about painting rooms and found your tutorial the other day… ever since I’ve been hooked on reading back through your blog!

    My favorite picture here is that super-close up face. That is just a perfect shot.

  • Susana
    June 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Super cute pictures but what I really want to know is what are you wearing in the first pictures? (Jeans & Top) would like to copy, please. :)

  • Christina @ Little Victorian
    June 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    You guys are so. stinking. cute. Love the pics and Wisconsin, we had our honeymoon up there on a lake in the woods.

  • Patricia
    June 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    that last one is my fave!

  • melissa
    June 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Would you mind sharing your outfit sources for all of the Wisconsin photos? They’re all so cute! Thanks!

  • Meg
    June 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    These are really so precious. They really capture the mood of vacation.

  • HR
    June 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I too would love to know the source for those jeans. You and I have similar body types and I have yet to find a good cute pair of skinny jeans. I love the way those look on you though!

  • kate
    June 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Love the photos esp the father, daughter one- so sweet!

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  • amanda
    June 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    The place looks gorgeous, I always wanted to rent a cabin in the woods. Long sleeves? What’s the weather like up there and can you send it to Texas? It’s in the 100s here!

    My sisters and I really want to take a trip to Mackinac Island, have you ever been there? I love the idea of a place with NO cars.

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