So- the kids are home from school this week, and you may even be snowed in. :) This is such a fun craft that you can enjoy making and displaying the rest of the winter! Click HERE to learn how to make these.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
I recently came across this website and had to share it with you! I can't get enough of it!! :) They have the most amazing, beautiful, precious little boots and ballet flats that you have ever seen. :) It literally makes me want to figure out how to make shoes!! Please tell me if you buy a pair, because I want to see them! :) You are going to LOVE these. Click HERE to see more on their website!
Monday, December 6, 2010
These have to be amazing! :) I can't wait to try them! They would be a cute little holiday gift too! :) CLICK HERE for the recipe!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This could be done beautifully in a variety of ways: colors, type of candy, color of pot, heights, etc.... I love the more subdued colors and the unique look. Your guests will love it! :)
Monday, November 29, 2010
What lovely ideas for a little girl's winter birthday party! :) Hey- I'd love it for my birthday party! Click HERE to see all of the inspiration images.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
These are just lovely. Vintage brooch bouquets are a fairly new trend. I saw my first one a while back and just loved it. You might even include your mom or grandma (or great-grandma's) brooches to add a bit of sentimental value. Click here to see more inspiration.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Do you have an old sweater? or two? or a few? This would be a great way to make use of them! They are so so so cute! :) Click here for the DIY tutorial! Have fun! :)
Monday, November 8, 2010
If you are crafty and know how to use a sewing machine- this may be a project for you! I love how resourceful this is- as well as all of the cute possibilities that it holds. Click here for the Tutorial. Have fun! :) Let me know if you make this! I would love to see a photo of your version! :)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Here are some cute and non-traditional toppers for your cake. Perfect for a shower or wedding. Click HERE for more fabulous ideas!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I love this idea! You won't get your dress dirty with bubbles, rose petals, rice, or bird seed... and you don't have to worry about the fire from sparklers. This could be your answer... ribbon wands. Get some girlfriends together for a night to make these. They would look very cool in your photos, and they could be made in any color! :) Click HERE for a DIY tutorial.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I know that I will be having some friends over to carve pumpkins this week... and thought you might be carving pumpkins too! Here are some free funny face downloadable stencils that you might want to use! Happy carving! CLICK HERE. (and don't forget to have candy corn with peanuts for a snack... yum!) :)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
ooohh I love this idea! :) You could do these with any color scheme, and they could be as simple or as "ornate" as you would like! CLICK HERE for the DIY tutorial!
Monday, October 11, 2010
I just got home from a weekend trip to Texas and was surprised to find that the leaves have changed color so much in just a few days! Fall is officially here! This is such a cute cupcake recipe! And- it's simple enough for your kids to help with! CLICK HERE for the full recipe. HAPPY FALL!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I love this idea! :) and think it's especially cute when there are fingerprints of the bride and groom wearing a veil and top hat. :) Guests put their fingerprint in your paint color of choice then sign their name next to it (perhaps different shades of green like the photo below). It makes for a cute, modern wall display for your new home! For a fall wedding, you can even use shades of red, yellow, and orange. Here is one customizable option found on Etsy!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Sophia is a beautiful and talented young lady! As you can tell from the photos- she is quite passionate about music. I love that! We had a lot of fun coming up with ideas for her session to reflect a few things that she loves. She was so much fun to take photos of- mosquitos and all! :) Sophia will be graduating from my high school alma mater. God has big things in store for her life! Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This little guy was just the sweetest. :) (and happens to be one of the winners of "my sweet baby event") 3 months old can be a tricky age for photographing a baby, because they are in between the sleeping phase and mobile phase... but, I love the photos we came away with. I love the smiles and personality in this first collage. If you look really closely in the photos- you can see the "peach fuzz" of what will be his red hair. :) It was fun to meet his mommy and auntie at the shoot... you guys have a treasure here. :) Enjoy the sneak peek!
You can make your own custom water bottles with monogram labels or photo labels. Click HERE for a DIY tutorial. Need ideas for ways to use your customized water bottles on your wedding day? Click HERE.
Monday, September 20, 2010
When I was a little girl, I loooooved to play with paper dolls. :) They are such a simple, imagination-invoking toy. What's better than paper dolls? VINTAGE paper dolls. :) Take a look at THESE. :)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Here are some fun ideas if you plan to use a tent for your ceremony or reception- and it doesn't just have to be a backup plan for rain! :) I am personally a huge fan of this clear tent... it would be sooo gorgeous for sunset or a starry and moonlit night. Chandeliers are always fabulous too.
Monday, September 13, 2010
It's that time again for mommy | monday! :) This week I ran across this adorable "sock monkey" themed birthday party and wanted to share it with you! CLICK HERE. Lots of really adorable details!
Friday, September 10, 2010
I SO appreciate Ellie's flexible and "up for anything" personality! It made for a stress-free and creative session. She is just full of joy- and I love that you can see it in all of her photos! Great idea, Ellie, on doing photos in the bookstore too. :) I SO love them. I wish I could show you all of the photos now... but, you will have to wait a while longer. :) Ellie- You are beautiful. These are for you, because I know you can hardly wait to see a glimpse of all the photos that will be coming your way! I seriously couldn't decide which ones to show you! ENJOY!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Here is a different kind of wedding or shower favor! Soap! :) I love the pretty packaging of these... this would be an easy DIY project that wouldn't break the bank. :)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I took baby Beatrice's 6 month photos in the spring and immediately fell in love with her and her big sister, Eloise. :) She is a beautiful, pleasant, and curious baby. On the rare occasion that you get a laugh out of her, you can't help but smile. :) We had a perfect, cool afternoon just for us. I love that I get to take her 9 month photos in November when they come back to town.
we saw a lot of this while we were taking photos. :)
she was so proud of herself for standing all by herself! :)
beautiful evening light. :)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I just now have a few moments to reflect and give you a re-cap of the fun and craziness of this past weekend. Starting on Friday- it was a whirlwind of setting up for the Expo [so thankful I was able to order a last minute photobook and pick it up in one day!] I would love for you to see it! Just ask. :) That afternoon- I had a photo session with 9 month old baby Beatrice. [she is so precious... there's a blog post devoted to her coming soon!] Then, I stopped by the art show of the lovely Elise Abigail [one of my fabulous 2nd shooters.] To top that evening off- it was movie [yes. leap year. one of my favorites.] and fondu with my sister... much needed. We headed out for Tulsa the next morning... it was a nice and relaxing trip... if I can say that about a short roadtrip. :) We checked into our hotel... took a breather... then walked down the street to the location of the "first look". I won't spoil the details of the beautiful day... because I will soon have a post devoted to the wedding. :) After lots of beautiful photos in a beautiful location with one very happy couple, we picked up some Braum's ice cream and headed back to the room... for a very early morning was coming. :) After making the trip back to Springfield [there is nothing like driving down the road on a crisp morning as the sun rises... it was lovely.]- we picked up some Starbucks at the new Bistro Market downtown and headed over to the expo. With our arms full of materials we would need for the day- we opened the doors into what would be non-stop hustle and bustle for the next 5 hours. I had such a great time meeting all the brides... it's especially fun to meet people who have been such faithful followers of my work... to put a face with their name. :) I loved the feel of my booth- very "me"- it felt like an exquisite boutique- kind of "couture". Thank you to all who made it possible! At the end of the day- I took a very deep breath... amazed by all of the opportunities that the weekend held... God gave me the strength that I needed- as He always does. I'm constantly amazed by the dreams God has for me- definitely different and greater than I could have dreamed for myself. I ended the day feeling inspired- but quite sleepy- and anticipating a work-free Monday. Here are a couple of "behind the scenes" photos from the weekend. :)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here is a lovely addition to your wedding invitations, thank you notes, favors, or anything else that you would like to be monogrammed! You can buy these stamps HERE with your letter of choice- for an affordable price. :)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Photo shoots are always an adventure when working with the attention span of a 5 year old. :) This time we had two 5 year olds. :) And they are some seriously cute ones! :) They were chasing the ducks, using willow tree leaves as mustaches, and always ready to move on to the next location. :) BUT- we had such a nice time and came away with some precious photos of the family and kiddos. It's a big week for all of them, because the twins started kindergarten! :) Such a beautiful family... hope you love the images we captured, mario + kimberly! :) So many more to come!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I'm always keeping my eyes open for fresh wedding ideas! Check out these paper airplane save the dates! They would be especially perfect for a destination wedding... this will be sure to leave an impression in your guests' minds. :) Check out the DIY instructions HERE.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Here is a great website with some practical tips for making your home healthier for your environment and your family! WHOLE LIVING.