Saturday, March 31, 2012

our life with...cloth diapers

I did it to save money. Jimmy did it to help the Earth. But either way, our adventure with cloth diapers started right before Blee was born. Our good friend B introduced it to us with her son and after much research, we decided to give it a try.

Before you read on, lemme give you some crazy, disturbing stats...

Did you know...
- conventional disposable diapers are the third largest contributors to landfills in the world, even though only five percent of the population uses them
-  a single disposable diaper can take up to 500 years to biodegrade in the landfill
- the manufacture and use of disposable diapers amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth
(gdiapers.com)


Crazy, huh? I even checked out a book from the library to read up on different types of cloth diapers and after stressing out way too much, we decided on 2 brands. gdiapers & GroVia.


We used gdiapers for Blee for the first 6 months or so...it wasn't my favorite, but the since they come in different sizes, I was able to find the perfect fit for his little butt.


After he grew out of them, we tried the GroVia. In my opinion, GroVia was much easier. Unlike gdiapers, which had 3 pieces, GroVia only had 2 pieces, and had cuter shells/covers (because, you know, the design on the diaper cover matters. A LOT). The ones we bought were also one-size, and used snaps to change the fit.

Blee is now 18 months, and he still uses them.

...and he also likes to play under the diaper covers as they dry in the kitchen.


Canon 5D, Mark II EF 24-70mm L (ISO 1250, f1.8, 1/160)

day 2 of spring break : egg hunt

On the second day of Spring Break, we filled our plastic eggs and headed for Blee's first ever egg hunt.

When we got there, he made a cute frame...


...had fun in the play structure...

...attempted to eat a whole strawberry...


...scored some fancy eggs...(I like how Blee holds the basket. He looks like an old lady picking flowers)


...ignored mommy's attempt to take his photo with G (I've taken SO many photos of these guys, but could not get them to look at me!) FAIL


...took a bite out of his craft...


...but somehow was able to look at daddy's camera for the group photo!


K & G - thanks for inviting us! We had so much fun =)

Friday, March 30, 2012

day 1 of spring break : LACMA

On the first day of our Spring Break, we left our house early in the morning to redeem our Chick-Fil-A breakfast coupons.

Then, we headed to LACMA to do an impromptu family session.

Really, how cute is this little man?


*all taken with Canon 5D, MarkII*



















Super cute, right? At least I think so.

Fun family photo during Spring Break...check!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pinterest

I follow A LOT of blogs. When I took photos professionally (oh, as in up to 3 months ago) I followed almost 20 photo blogs for inspiration. And then one day, everybody started talking about Pinterest. Something about boards. Pinning thing onto a “board”. And, since I’m nosy and wanted to keep up with the rest, I checked it out. And OMG. I shouldn’t have. It’s dangerous. It sucks up your time like no tomorrow. But it’s oh-so-fun!!!


Pinterest is a visual bookmark. It’s like you have a giant corkboard and you get to pin all your favorite images and links. Some of my categories are : Party Ideas, Little Blee, If I Ever Have a Girl, Holidays, Foods, Photo Props, and Home. It’s interactive, so you can follow your friend’s board and even add things to their board. Here’s a glimpse of my boards…
…and you can follow me here!
Let's be Pinterest buddies!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Welcome to Studio Koontz,the Koontz Family blog! Here you will find a random assortment of our favorite foods, people, activities, places. I’ll be using this blog as my online journal, a place to document our everyday chaos, mostly with photos.  I will also be posting tips on how to photograph your little ones. Thanks for stopping by!

Canon 5D Mark II (ISO 5000 f 2.8, 1/100) - the restaurant was super dark, so I bumped the ISO and lowered the shutter speed, hence the minor blur)