Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Once Upon a Time...

This was the summer of many things, including Blogs.  Margaux became involved in a blog called Campfire Chic.  This blog proposed a film camera swap and we immediately signed up!  Our partner swapper is from a blog called dishguts.com and she requested silly faces.  Many friends and family contributed to our montage of expressive features.  You can check out the photos we sent her here.

From her photos, we embellished and wrote a story.

Once upon a time, we decided to take a roadtrip. (No Mokie this time!)
No map, no google search, just us, the open road, and a GPS.

Driving can make one parched, so we stopped for a drinky-drink.  Quite the McDonalds, eh?

We had to stop for the night in the middle of nowhere.  We were coerced by the motel manager to hit up the little bar that is attached to the convenience store, post office, gas station combo.  Needless to say, it was a classy place.
You know you are living the high life when Einstein photobombs your vaca pix.

In the morning, we checked out the little town.  In my experience, I have found small towns to have the best quaint ice cream joints. These models cannot pass up ice cream!
Ice cream is the breakfast of champions.

When we finally got to our destination, we checked out the sights:

Public pool where Ryan Lochte is said to have peed as a little kid.

Total color coordination is a skill of the 90's.

Schuylkill River fun fact:  Thomas Pain tried to raise funds for a bridge over the river before the French Revolution.

Sight-seeing makes one's tummy rumbling...

And you know how much we love ice cream.

Don't worry, for dinner we did some true summer grilling.

Met a gypsy at a dive-bar downtown.  We once we got past the whole "curse a vampire with a soul" bit, we got along great! We weren't too sure about the holes in the walls....

Time for our return trip!
So many tolls...

Gas station wonders.

Antique shops galore

Convenience store hotties

Pit stop for some fresh produce.

Gas prices... eek!

Fender bender!  But we are models.  So of course it wasn't our fault.

Got home to find a new friend on our patio!
Much needed trip to Target!

Party in Target!!


We hope you enjoyed our fictitious story!

You can count on us to
Write Like Models

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

23 Reasons to Party

Our favorite artist turned 23! To celebrate Carl's birthday, the models planed a surprise party! With Kathleen on distract-Carl duty, Margaux took over decorations and party planning.

Margaux made birthday crowns for every invitee making everyone looked party perfect.

Not featured: Katie's yellow crown

A pot luck dinner started the night, with roasted veggies, fry bread, veggie straws and bratwurst!

Crown swapping! Carl's crown was a little bit too big for a delicate model's cranium.

No birthday would be complete without ice cream!

Carl's wish?  We may never know...

After dinner we headed out to Friday Night Artwalk.  We visited the Park Central Library where Ashley had her art on exhibition.  Unfortunately, we didn't realize Katie had her work showing at the Downtown Clothing Exchange.  We'll have to be sure to pop in soon.  We concluded the night with an exciting game of Taboo.

Day two: It's my birthday and I can do what I want!

Concluded August 4th by seeing Men in Black III in the theater (GREAT btw) and having Pizza House pizza with friends!

You can count on us to
Party like Models.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

See you at the Fair!

The models are reunited, just in time for a Southwest Springfield Tradition!

Summer in Southwest Missouri means the Ozark Empire Fair. The Ozark Empire Fair is known for, according to the website, "great food and fun,  all new creative arts center, live demonstrations from famous surprise chefs and some amazing acts sure to get your blood pumping!"

 It certainly did. These models had been looking forward to funnel cakes, corn dogs, and farm animals all summer. Luckily, it cooled down for a few hours to make the Empire fair enjoyable.


Margaux contemplating trading her life of glamor for a simple farm existence.

the smallest and cutest piglets
I swear this goat is smiling.

What fair would be complete without a ride on the Berry-Go-Round?

The models had such a blast, we almost lost composure. But we are models.

So we regained our grace and snuck in a few model shots.

Local Springfield favorites made cameos at the fair, like pineapple whip! But we had our eyes on another dessert....

So many options!  But we decided not to mess with the original.

Surprise encounter with our friend Sheristen!

Turns out she was a performer!

You can always count on us to
Fair like Models.