3.27.15 | Happy Friday


Oh this week started bad and ended good…it started out with me going to the dentist because I had a tooth that has been bothering me for a while, and it had gotten to the point that I couldn’t enjoy things…like ice cream! That is when I firmly drew the line and decided that it must be checked out.  Long story short (you’re welcome) I ended up in root canal on Wednesday morning. Boo! But the good news is that ice cream is back in my diet! The bad news is that I have another tooth that needs attention it’s not bothering me now, but it will eventually (says the endodontic – sigh).

So with all that business going on I wasn’t feeling that great most of the week. And thus I took two photos with my iPhone.  One of Sugar the dog for national puppy day. 13 year-old dogs are still considered puppies right?My 13 year old puppy #nationalpuppyday

And me being sad and pathetic on the couch with my mouth completely numb.I had a unplanned root canal today and another tooth that needs attention.

I still wasn’t feeling that great yesterday..until about 4 pm. Then everything started getting better. Zooey had dance class and it was parent’s night so I got to go in with my big camera! Yeah! She is such a ham! I love it!

I realize that I must be feeling a ton better because I managed to put together this little video together from the class:

So moral of the story… don’t wait to see the dentist when you have a sore tooth.

Happy Friday!

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3.26.15 | Right Now

Right now:  I am thinking of fun ways I can decorate my patio.  It is in need of some love.  I have my eye on these lights.  Set of 10 White Indoor/Outdoor Mini Oriental Style Nylon Lantern Plug-in String Lights

Right Now: We are getting ready for Zooey to go to Elementary school in the fall! Registration is coming up soon. She is going to need a new backpack and a lunch box. I’ve been looking at this lunch box for her:Bentgo Kids – Leakproof Children’s Lunch Box

Right now: My closet needs cleaning out. I would love to replace all those plastic hangers with these:J.S. Hanger®Solid Beech Wooden Coat/Jacket Hangers,

Right now: I am still collection spring/summer clothes for the kiddos. Zooey loves dresses just like me! Speechless Little Girls’ Chevron Knit Dress,

Right now: Not only are contractors working on my basement bathroom, they are putting in a new back door/screen door in our mud room. My plans are to paint the room after they are done. Of course I need a new rug! I am debating between black and white and something colorful. What do you think?  Something like this:

Safavieh Chatham Collection CHT715A Handmade Wool Area Runner

Or something like this? American Rug by Mohawk Rainbow Rug,


Happy Thursday!

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3.25.15 | Pinspiration

Here are a few things I have been pinning:

So we are in the middle of a downstairs remodel of our basement bathroom.  Below is my design inspiration.  Loving the striped shower curtain and grey tones. My mission to get out all of the brown in the house is making progress (but not complete).  I have my eye on this shower curtain: InterDesign Mildew-Free Water-Repellent Zeno Shower Curtain – which hopefully comes back in stock soon.

Wishing for a pair of white pants or jeans this spring. Maybe my next Stitch Fix will come through?


Her outfit…her hair. Love it all.  Lately I’ve been washing and go with my hair.  I’ve come to  terms that it is big and poofy..and just part of who I am.  Why fight it? My two new favorite hair products: Miss Jessie’s Jelly Soft Curls and Amika Obliphica Un.Done Texture Spray.   I put in gel..let it air dry and once dry spray in some texture spray and call it done for the day.  I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on my hair lately!


I just love this print, that’s all.


What have you been pinning? I love finding new people to follow on Pinterest. Leave a link to your Pinterest boards in the comments and I will follow you! You can find me here.

You can check out past Pinspiration posts here.

*If you would like to pin any of the images above, click on the image and link up to the original source. 


Happy Wednesday!


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3.24.15 | Dusting off the DSLR

Spring has sprung and my DSLR got a dusting off. It tends to go into hibernation mode from January 1 until spring. As the temps rise and the grass becomes green – it I start to feel the need to start shooting. Here are a few I took recently.

iPad time.

I caught Ethan in the kitchen. My sneaky fast boys. I can usually find them in the kitchen getting a snack.

Ethan lego building.

On our way to see the Cinderella movie.

At the park:

Blowing bubbles:IMG_0003IMG_9996IMG_0018IMG_9975

Miss Z and her Easter friends:IMG_9882


For my local friends… I recently posted my spring/summer session dates over on my photo blog. I have decided only to do photo session this year one day a week, on Sundays late afternoons/early evenings from April – October.  Yes this is fewer session dates then I have done in the past. But last year I was overwhelmed.  Especially in the Fall. I am blessed to have so many of you that want me to take your photos.  But at this point in my life – photography is a part time business for me. I still work a normal office job – which actually includes travel and night meetings (not complaining, just a fact).  I was in over my head last fall – committing to too much.  I don’t want to give up photography. But I have to set limits and boundaries to the dates/times when I do take photos for my side business. Otherwise I just feel like I am working all the time, and I have no down time or fun time with my family.  That’s not fair to them or me.   So the dates are set. Some dates are already taken.  I will post Fall dates in about mid-July. First come, first serve. Contact me to grab your date.

I am looking forward to more spring photos and then summer photos and then fall photos – my favorite time of year to take photos.
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3.23.15 | Hello Monday

Hello Monday!  Is it too early to start asking about Friday?? I could use another day! Our weekend was a wet one.  Two nights. Two hotels. Two hotel pools.  One large pile of wet swimsuits and towels to wash. Three … Continue reading

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3.20.25 | Happy Friday

  (Image above via pinterest)   Oh my – it’s been awhile since I’ve shared any photos around here. So it goes! So let me back track a bit. These are all from my iPhone. Around here we have been … Continue reading

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3.19.15 | Right Now

Right now I am busy buying spring/summer clothes for the kiddos.  Here are a few things I’ve picked up thus far: Always a lot of pink for Miss Z! She is fun to dress!  Pink, dresses, things that sparkle are … Continue reading

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3.18.15 | Workout Wear

I’ve been making an effort to move more in 2015. My Fitbit Flex  has been helping a ton! I have mentioned before that I am addicted to this thing.  I my goal is set to take 10,000 steps each day.  I … Continue reading

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3.12.15 | Right Now

Loving: Amika Obliphica Un.Done Texture Spray  – It gives my curly hair just the right amount of texture and hold! I use this in place of hairspray. Pre-ordered: Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy – My boys love the Bad Kitty books! This … Continue reading

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Stitch Fix #10

Stitch Fix #10! Wow! I’ve gotten 10 different Fixes and I still love it! It still feels like Christmas every time I get a box full of stuff just for ME in the mail. And my boxes keep getting better … Continue reading

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