a midweek art break + site update. oh right, there is none.

November 13, 2009 |  Category:   art + design outings

















Right before the Great Site Crash of 2009, otherwise known as LunarFail and sometimes referred to as @#*&#$@*, the family and I took a midweek trip to MoMA. It was Veteran’s Day, no school, and we just felt like going somewhere before dealing with work. It’s true that we don’t go to museums often – the cost has become prohibitive these days, but I was fortunate to recently receive a year long Family Pass in exchange for a photo of mine that was used in a MoMA publication. Sweeeeet!

There are other perks to a membership other than motivating us to visit the museum often. There’s a 10% discount on the cafe, for example, which has tasty food and a fun bustling atmosphere, plus all the high chairs are Stokke in every imaginable color. I mean let’s face it. When you’re going to MoMA with 2 small kids, it’s not really about looking at the art, but more about nervously steering your kids’ wandering hands away from priceless pieces (Mia actually rested her hand on a chair at the Bauhaus exhibit which had the guards running). But there’s the cafe and the grand spaces and all the escalators as well as the outdoor sculpture garden which is a space the kids can run amok in. It was fun (btw, Mia’s wearing a cool hat sent to her by her penpal Pauline whose mom runs Line + Liv. Hello Pauline!).

So what’s going on with the site? Nothing. Still. Yeah, I know. Some of you have emailed asking how I can be so calm. Honestly, I don’t know. I alternate from being mostly calm to wanting to kick some serious whoop ass, but to whom? It’s frustrating for sure, but getting angry will just get us worked up so we’re just dealing in the most zen way possible. Plus I have work deadlines and I don’t have time to be pissed. In truth, this may be a blessing in the most weird, warped way because really, who doesn’t want more business? But we’ve been getting a steady stream of orders coming in from our other third party e-commerce sites as we’ve now redirected the site to our old original homepage circa Spring 2008 with links to etsy and foodzie and it’s kept Mark more than busy. To think of orders 6+ times this volume is scary and it’s what concerned us in the first place. Between you and me, I’m not sure we would’ve been able to handle it. So yes, we lost a lot of sales opportunities, but at least our Friday is not of the “tear-your-hair-out-busy-and-sleep-even-less” variety and we are still making sales so this is not as monumentally tragic as if could be if our site was our only source of revenue.

Still, it’d sure be nice if our site went back up. I miss looking at it. 54 hours now they’ve held it hostage. At this point I’d like to at least have access to my files so I can throw it up another server if I need to. This is so depressing.

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  • Lecia/A Day that is Dessert November 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Jenna this is so awful!!! I wish there was something I could do to help.

    I love, love these photos and especially seeing you in them.

  • Alicia November 14, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Really glad you are at least able to throw up your own technical difficulties page and redirect. I can’t imagine ever wanting to stay with Lunar after this.

  • quyen huynh November 14, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Sorry to hear about the site being down. Have you made plans to switch sites? I am frustrated for you! BTW – The girls are so beautiful!

  • Demara November 14, 2009 at 4:35 am

    You take beautiful photos!!

    Have you heard of or seen American Idol/Canadian Idol before? Popular TV shows?? Well their servers are hosted at the same facility that hosts Self-Edit’s websites. So they are VERY reliable. And if you didn’t get a chance yet to see their reasonable rates, you can here: http://www.self-edit.com/p/Service_Rates#Website_Hosting.

    And that Line + Liv site is so artzy!! LOVE how it looks :))

    And the pictures there are amazing too, hey?!?! fun.

    Glad you had a great family time on Veterans/No School Day…and that you were able to relax some what.

  • Anna November 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

    a.) Mia looks fierce as always.
    b.) It’s nice to see you on the blog! Every time you appear I’m like, “Who the hell is that? Oh, right.”
    c.) Is it really so hard for a website to give you a heads-up before writing about your business? Jeez.

  • Jen November 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Curious as to where you got the darling little brown overcoat?

  • Jenna November 14, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Hi jen, Mia’s wearing a Neige coat. I bought it on clearance sale one a few years ago after winter was over (it’s otherwise $$). Hope that helps.

  • Annie From Seattle November 15, 2009 at 10:20 am

    You are being remarkably calm through all this! Nice job!

  • UNI November 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    not only is your site great, your girls adorable and the sweets looking extra delicious, but i LOVE the way you dress your daughters. so damn cute. well done mom. they will thank you when they get older.