Friday, April 30, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - Inspired by SouleMama. A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Quarter of a Century

I turned 25 yesterday. That's a quarter of a century people! It's crazy to think that in this next year of my life that we're going to be moving into our first house and having our first child. Goodness me. How grown up I have become. a point. I do occasionally still love watching Saturday morning cartoons and any Disney movie I can get my hands on.

Yesterday was definitely a wonderful Birthday. My parents sang me happy birthday (over the phone) at 7:15am. My Hubby (who actually started giving me my Birthday presents 2 months ago) spoiled me with Olivia books and Dr. Seuss's ABC's, which I think are more for the baby, but I could read them over and over again. He also took me to lunch at Urban Element. I highly recommend the chicken salad sandwich. Yum-yum.

These beautiful flowers were delivered to my work from my amazing parents. Their aroma is filling my office with Spring.

And my friends at work made me a lemon bundt cake and rasberry sherbert punch.

The big finale for my Birthday will take place this Saturday, when the Hubby and I visit Cincinnatti to see Cirque du Soleil. It has been a huge dream of mine and I'm so excited to see that come true. We also might take a trip to IKEA if time allows.

So thank you to all of my amazing friends and family for making my 25th Birthday absolutely spectacular.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm So Making This

It's funny how the blogosphere is literally a bunny trail of link clicking...hopping from one blog to the next. It's like going through a new hidden door with every click and not being able to figure out how you got there. I really do love it and the discoveries (and friends) that I make along the way.

Well today, I started at Dana's Made and read a post entitled "Make it for Mom". This then led me to the oh so charming luvinthemommyhood, which then took me to From An Igloo, where I eventually landed. While there, I found this incredible clutch that I must add to my "I Have to Make This, There's No Question About It" list. She has the entire tutorial on her blog and the entire thing is made out of fabric scraps...of which I happen to have an abundance!
*Photo via From An Igloo

If you're looking for any other hand-made gift ideas for your mom or for friends/family/yourself, you must check out Dana's post. It's simply fabulous.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meet the Stewarts

Here is another photo shoot that I had the privilege of doing at the beginning of April. This beautiful family is so near and dear to my heart and I was so blessed to be able to take their maternity/family portraits 2 weeks before the birth of their fourth child.

Practicing for his GQ modeling debut. Who would have thunk that a three-year old could look so serious?

Daddy and his little girls. So sweet!

Love this one!

Just look at that face. His laughter is so contagious!

Aimee, you are stunning!

I loved capturing this moment.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kaylee - 3 Months Old

You all might remember this beautiful little one when I photographed her as a newborn. Well now she's 3 months old and is just cuter and cuter with every photo shoot. So without further ado, here is the beautiful princess, Miss Kaylee.

Love the sweet toes and baby jeans.

Every little girl should wear frills and and play princess. So cute!

Look at those toes. Don't you just want to give them sweet little kisses?

Momma and baby. So precious.

To see more adorable photos, check out my flickr page.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Black and White and Red All Over

Back in February I was asked by my wonderful grandma (whom I call Nanny) to make a purse for my Aunt Sally like the one I made her for Christmas. Nanny told me that Sally loves hers so much and so she thought it would be perfect for me to make one for Sally for her birthday (partly so Sally can enjoy one for herself and so she can stop oogling over hers). So this past weekend, I finally got a chance to put it together...

It's the "Taxi Tote" from Anna Maria Horner's Seams to Me and it's so much fun to make. Because my aunt loves black and white with hints of red, I decided to create a fabric flower that would add some pop and pizazz to the purse.

I found a cute little red button from my vintage button collection that worked perfectly with this purse.

I think it turned out really beautiful and I can't wait to see her reaction.
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