Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In Summerrrr!

My Husband's family has a house on the beach just north of San Diego. We try to go at least once a year...It's probably one of the best places on planet earth to be! There's just something about a few days at the beach that hits your internal refresh button...I definitely came home Sunday night refreshed and recharged! It was a great trip...and I just had to share a few of our photos!

I can't even tell you how excited I am that they're both looking at the camera and smiling 
AT THE SAME TIME...this almost never happens...

Sandy toes...

These two photos were taken exactly one year apart...didn't plan it that way, it just happened. 
But what a difference a year makes!

Puppy Sadie got to come and have a vacation too!

I mean... As you can see from Landon's expression: it was a great trip : )

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Princess Laikan is 2!

Y'all all know I'm a sucker for a themed photo shoot...but because I have two boys, I don't often get to indulge in anything girly.  Laikan and her Momma, Nikki, have always helped satisfy my craving for girly themed photos and her 2 year milestone session was no exception!  Animals were the name of the game this year and the Museum of Natural History in LA was the perfect backdrop...especially their Butterfly Pavilion exhibit, which was amazing to see!
Thank you, Laikan (and Mommy and Daddy) for letting me share a fun afternoon with you!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many Happy Returns for Landon!

Landon's Winnie the Pooh-themed 1st birthday party will go down in the books as one of my all-time favorite parties I've done!
And I think Landon had a pretty good time too...our family made some pretty sweet memories!

Landon's party outfit: moccs by Freshly Picked: here, shorts from Target: here and 
ONE tshirt and burlap crown handmade by me :)

The Smackerels...I made the burlap banner for maternity photos when I was pregnant with Landon!

Beehive smash cake...cake stand and banner made by me : )

And beehive cupcakes to match!

Because 'no one can be uncheered by a balloon'. Maybe my favorite Pooh quote!

Peanut Butter & Honey sandwiches.

Gotta brag on my Husband...because he made these Tigger tails himself! I gave him instructions 
and he went to town...and they came out great!

He made these S'mores Pops too...these were sooooo good!

Found these honey sticks in bulk on Amazon here. And that honey pot is actually a paint 
bucket I found at Michael's...and I added the 'Hunny' with a brown sharpie.

This beehive drink dispenser was a Costco impulse buy...I knew it would be perfect for 
Landon's party and had to have it!

Ball jars...my absolute favorite! And it's a good thing too, because I own about 50 of them now 
because of this party...I told my family they're all getting jam for Christmas this year, haha!

This dresser is actually from Landon's bedroom...and it's heavy. My Husband is a rock star for 
hauling all our furniture to the park...although he told me this would be the last time...we'll see ; )

Of course we started Landon his own birthday tablecloth!

The favors for our guests: a tiny Ball jar filled with honey!

Landon's first year photo project...I was so proud of myself for not missing a month, so of 
course these were on display! Window frame from Target here.

Happy 1st Birthday, Landon!

Sweet Kinley Paige

So very excited to share Miss Kinley's newborn photos!
She and her beautiful Momma (and my good friend), Laura, were so much fun to work with...I really enjoyed getting to be dainty and girly for the afternoon in Kinley's nursery!
And big thanks to Kinley for going easy on me and making my first newborn session a breeze!

To see more of Kinley's adorable nursery, check out my friend Katie's blog: The Cozy Nest, here.