Recent Photo Session Favorites

After Labor Day weekend I hit the busy time of my side photography business. Everyone is looking for fall to get those family photos done to send out in Christmas cards! I love being out in the nice autumn weather, chatting with awesome families and doing what I love.  It’s really a win-win!

Here are some of my favorites from recent sessions:Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash;
Michelle Bostinelos: BP Sneak Peek 7.19.14 &emdash;
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I have just a few dates open for my Fall sessions.  If interested, hop on over to my photography blog and then contact me!

Have a great day!

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Project Life 2014 | Week 31

Week 31 | July 27, 2014 – August 2, 2014 - Vacation Week.

It’s so hard to know what to do with Project Life once vacation hits.  Last year I printed two 12×12 photos and then made collages. I contemplated doing that again. I also thought about making a separate digital book, like I did last year. But when it came down to it – I decided I was just going to print my favorite photos from the trip and get them all in there in an easy, no fluff method.

I printed 69 4×4 photos (iPhone photos) and 130 4×6 photos (Canon 60D photos).  There are a handful of photos I didn’t end up using, because I thought they were repetitive or they just didn’t fit. I used Becky Higgins  Design A  page protectors to start and end the week (like I always do) and filled in the middle with We R Memory Keepers 12 x 12 inch (9 – 4 x 4 inch pockets).  I trimmed my 4×6 photos to fit into the 4×4 pockets.   I didn’t use any embellishing.  Just one 4×6 card trimmed to 4×4 on each of the pages for journaling.  I should also point out that I started a new binder with this week. This is number 3 binder for this year!

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And I am going to call our trip to the lake 2014 done and documented! Nothing fancy but done!

In case you wanted to know:

    • I print my iphone using the Printicular app on my iPhone – use the code MEAM at checkout and get 30% off your order!  Awesome! Thank you Printicular! 
    • I used the Walgreens app on my iPhone to print the 4×6 photos (they had a great deal going on!)
    • I used a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point  pen for all  writing

Supplies used (click on image for more information):

 

August Studio Calico Project Life Kit


 

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8.25.14 | Hello Monday

(image above via Pinterest)

 

Hello Monday!  Here are a few Hellos and iphone photos from our weekend!

Hello to me and Z. We were happy it was Friday and so we did a Friday selfie. And now here we are at Monday. How does that happen so fast?We are happy it's Friday ! #tgif #friyay

Hello to Friday night Dimitri and I spent FOREVER (Ok, 2 hours) at the Home Depot picking out carpet and paint for the basement. Omg - 2 hours later we made it out with carpet ordered and multiple gallons of paint. #thebasementprojectcontinues

Hello to Saturday morning greeting from Ethan wrapped in a blanket.Greeted by this blanket-head this morning #myethan

Hello again Home Depot, Saturday afternoon because we ran out of paint.I feel like I was just here last night. #homedepot #weareoutofpaintalready #thebasementprojectcontinues

Hello gray walls.
We have walls with paint going on and a new ceiling and new electrical ! #thebasementprojectcontinuesGet to work kid! #missz

Hello to Papou and Zooey doing some artwork between basement painting time.
The creative team at work

Hello to real wood we found on the stairs while pulling up the basement carpet.
We found real wood under carpet on the basement stairs.i vote not to cover back in carpet. #thebasementprojectcontinues

Hello to this ugly vinyl we found glued on top of plywood on the landing of the stairs. Bummer.@cyclonelane check out that loveliness glued on top of plywood #thebasementprojectcontinues

Hello to the game/playroom which is looking much better these days.We now have gray walls! #thebasementprojectcontinues

Hello to the family room area which is not looking so great these days.And in the other room #thebasementprojectcontinues

Hello to dog shaming.Dog shaming #sugardog

Hello to cute boys in matching shirts.Dressed alike ❤️❤️ #bostinelosbros

Hello to Sunday afternoon at the pool. My favorite place to be.Jump! #myethanThrow and shoot #owenchristopher❤️ @dimitri_bostinelos #missz❤️❤️ @dimitri_bostinelosPut your hands up! #owenchristopherThere's a monkey on my back! #misszWater tricks! @dimitri_bostinelos #missz

Hello to finishing putting vacation photos into my Project Life album this weekend. I will share on the blog tomorrow!Sharing my easy approach for getting all those vacation pics into my Project Life this week on my blog.. Stay tuned #projectlife

Hello Monday! What are you saying Hello to on this Monday??

In case you wanted to know:

 

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8.22.14 | Happy Friday

 

Happy Friday!  Here are some photos I took along the way this week:

Zooey started preschool on Monday! I am not sure how that is even possible, but here she is 4 years old and ready for preschool. There is lots of talk about her being a big girl now and in the big girl room.  She is over the baby stuff. First day of pre_school! #missz first day of preschool first day of preschool first day of preschool first day of preschool

 

The boys love this big bear at the dentist office. Owen was enjoying a cuddle and the A/C. It’s been a long week at a non-air conditioned school.Waiting for the dentist! Enjoying the comfort of this big teddy bear and A/c after a long hot day of non- air conditioned school! #owenchristopher

Grandma and Zooey playing operationBirthday Girl Grandma playing sponge bob operation with ZoZo

Grandma’s birthday on Monday!!! The Birthday monsters always ready to help out!
The birthday monsters came to help out Grandma!

On the 2nd day of preschool she stayed home sick. Lots of coughing and congestion around here.On the 2nd day of preschool she stayed home sick with a bad cold  #missz

I just made a comment on Instagram/Facebook that Sugar was doing well. And the next day she fell and somehow hurt her paw and now she is barely walking. UGH! This dog, I swear.Some of you have asked about Sugar. She actually is doing pretty good these days!  I haven't seen her get up on her favorite spot in the couch - but she feels good enough to bark for no reason, eat Kleenex out if my purse and dig in garbage #sugardog

First night back to dance this week. She was super excited.First night back to dance class! #missz

We hit the grocery store after dance class. Bring a little girl in a pink leotard to the grocery store and watch heads turns and people smile.Tiny Dancer got to eat #missz

 

That’s all I have for this week!  I hope you have a great weekend!

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Stitch Fix #6

I received my sixth stitch fix this week!

If you haven’t heard….

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that sends you a package of clothes and accessories to try on at home. You keep what you like and send the rest back! All you have to do is sign-up on their website, fill out your style profile, and schedule your fix! The cost for each fix is $20, however that $20 then goes towards your purchase. If you keep everything in your box you get 25% off the entire order! You have three days to decide what you want to keep – anything you don’t keep can be sent back in a pre-paid envelope.

This fix was a little different from my past fixes because I have an event coming up which I need a new dress to attend! So I asked my stylist to send me several dresses to choose from and I would pick my favorite one to wear to the event.  This what she sent:

Item 1: Andrew Marc| Briana 3/4 Sleeve Belted Knit Dress $78

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I like this dress! It was very comfy and I could see me getting lots of use out of it for work. However, I was shopping for my event – and this wasn’t exactly the look I was going for.  So I sent it back.

 

Item 2: Andrew Marc | Saiara Sleeveless Dress $128
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I am not normally big on taking a photo of my back side!  But I wanted you to be able to see what the back of this dress looks like.  I added the skinny black belt – and please excuse my peek-a-boo bra straps! I was having issues with those all day!  Anyway – this dress.  I do like this dress! However it is made of fabric that wrinkles easily.  I can tell it would have those line creases across the lap from sitting in the car before I even made it to my event. That drives me a bit nuts.   Also the price was a bit more than I was looking to spend on a dress today.  So I sent it back.

 

 

Item 3: 41Hawthorn | Maci Lace Detailed Fit & Flare Dress $88
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I love 41Hawthorn brand! I love fit and flare dresses.  I added the red belt.  This is exactly what I was looking for!!  I kept it!   My only concern was that it was a bit too dressy – that I wouldn’t be able to dress it down if I wanted to. My style card showed it paired with a denim jacket and sandals…so I tried that (see below). Not sure I am sold on that look.  Oh well – it’s still a super cute dress!

Stitch Fix #6

Item #4: Zad | Diandra Stone Double Layer Necklace $36
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I thought this necklace was just OK.  I didn’t love it.  So I sent it back.

Item #5: Daniel Rainn | Paulina Graphic Print Lace Detail Blouse $68Stitch Fix #6Stitch Fix #6

I love this top! The lace detail is so cute! I paired it with jeans and then this pencil skirt – which I had worn to work that day!  Kept!

Overall I was happy with my fix! This was the first time I had asked to send me something specifically for an event that I was going to attend and it worked out great! I now have a great dress to wear and I didn’t even have to enter a shopping mall! Yeah! Stitch Fix I do love you for that.

Do you want to try Stitch Fix?  Feel free to use my referral code. I will get $25 off my next order if you sign up with my link- so thank you in advance for your kindness. Let me know how it goes!  Too much fun!

Happy Thursday!!


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8.20.14 | Wish List Wednesday

  It’s that time of year where I don’t know what season I want to be in!  It’s still plenty HOT and summer clothes are still in play. But the autumn season is just around the corner and it’s pulling … Continue reading

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Project Life 2014 | Week 29 & 30

Weeks 29 & 30 | July 14, 2014 – July 26, 2014  Did you think I gave up on my Project Life Album?  Nope, just a little behind.  That happens to me this time of year.  Just too much stuff … Continue reading

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8.18.14 | Hello Monday

  (image above via Pinterest)  Hello Monday!  I am still in catch-up mode around here on the blog… Lots of things have been happening around here faster than I can share them with you! So I am going to power post … Continue reading

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8.15.14 | Happy Friday

  (image above via Pinterest)  Happy Friday! First, let me thank everyone that left comments and love on my post about Sugar.  It really means so much to me to have so many caring people out there reading my blog! … Continue reading

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Sugar | The Classic Story of the World’s Worst Dog

Before I get too far into this blog post, I want to let you know that Sugar is sitting at my feet right now. We have had a tough few weeks with her, and I am realizing that the rest … Continue reading

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