Friday, October 28, 2011

Fill in the Blank {Friday}

Being new to the world 'o blogging I am always looking for fun ideas to entertain whatever readers I may have. Whether  you stop by to catch up on my life or you stop by simply because you are bored my hope is that you find a little nugget of gold that makes you smile, laugh or think.  Several of my family members too have started blogging on a regular/semi regular basis and it is so fun to hear what is up in their lives though we don't all live close.  One of my cousins has been participating in Fill in the Blank Fridays which is an easy read and a little get to know the blogger moment that I really enjoy reading.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Twenty Nine!

Today is my birthday!  My 29th birthday.  I'm not really sure how I feel about this birthday—my last in my 20's.  I know that I have a lot of anticipation and expectations for this year, which is a nerve racking feeling.  But I guess at some point in life you have to accept that your expectations and planning aren't what matters, so you take one day at a time.
This is the invite I designed for it.

This year I decided to throw myself a party. Just as a confession, (cause I like to keep it real here) I have issues with my birthday.  My issues of course stem from my own selfishness and while your birthday is usually an excuse to be selfish, this self focused-ness most always ends in frustration and disappointment. So rather than hinting or hoping for something fun to happen for my birthday I took matters into my own hands and planned a rather extravagant Roaring 20's party!

When I planned this party I didn't realize that 1920's theme was going to be such a popular theme this Halloween season but having a birthday so close to Halloween it really worked out for the best this year. Most everyone dressed up!
As I planned and planned I decided to do more and more.  First idea was that I wanted the house to "look" like a speakeasy.  I did a little research and I found out a few key points to creating a speakeasy.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Recipe Binder

I decided that my recipes needed a face lift, especially since I have been finding so many fun recipes on the web.  So I thought I would tell you how to make recipe binder, like I did.
Organization of my recipes isn't something I have really made time to do in the past other than to print and throw into a box, but then when I was trying to host a meal or just simply plan the week's food I had to pull everything out and rummage through tons of recipes just to find one that I wanted. Frustrating!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

So excited!

Okay seriously I'm in love with my new flash!  No seriously.  Here are a few pics that demonstrate why.
And though my subjects don't always find a million pictures super fun to participate in... I think they like the outcome!

Isn't he just the sweetest!?!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I've finally starting investing more into my photography equipment.  So a few months ago I got a nice tri-pod which has come in pretty handy for my few little maternity shoots that I have done.   Here are a few shots from the two I did this spring/summer.