Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Beginning...

Where did it come from?..

I never thought about photography growing up, I mean I loved to be in photos (because I was, and probably still am, a little vain). It was Sam that had the nice (film) SLR and it was super intimidating to think about using it. I had never used anything but disposables up to then. It wasn't long before that bug bit and I was hooked though. Of course, it didn't flourish right away. I stuck with my little point-and-shoot camera (not doing anything other than just capturing my life).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bed rest and creative juices

Organizing and Branding...

So, I haven't written much lately and that's because I have been working on the website and hopefully making it better. I have been making +sites to share with everyone, and I have been trying to get 'organized' as much as possible since we moved into the new house.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The newest session... My little ballerina.

Sweet Moments...

I have been thinking about all the session that I do, and realize I don't usually do session with my own child... (the whole reason for starting our photography business). If I do get some photos of her, they are taken at the shoot and are of her running around. I decided to do a shoot that was just about her this time. I found the cutest ballerina outfit at the thrift store and made that the focus.

Friday, February 24, 2012

New session with great friends.

Friends, Babies, and Beautiful Settings...

I love when my new sessions involve my friends. It's the sweetest time for me. I, not only get to do a photo shoot (which is my passion), but I also get to hang out with my friends for the day. 
Don't get me wrong, I always love making new friends when I do new sessions, but nothing is sweeter than knowing the subjects you are photographing.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

50 Years... And more to come...

50 Years and Counting...

So, I have been contemplating how I would integrate our website onto our blog, because I didn't want to be repeating myself. I love to post new photos, but it gets harder to post them on my website without changing  several different things. So I thought I would post some as a teaser on the blog and it would allow me some time before I have to change the photos on the website up. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Getting Organized...

The Organizer (okay, maybe not)...

Well, we all know staying organized is an ongoing task, but figuring out how to get organized can help with the sanity. Before my first was born, I knew we needed to get organized and it started a mission.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Projects I learned from Pinterest.

So, lately I have been accomplishing so much... and most of them are crafts from pinterest. I love learning how to organize and do fun crafts.

I organized my scarves with rings I had from my old shower rod. This one comes from Julie Ann from Julie Ann Art They started to get really wrinkled while in the basket and being able to hang them is making them look so much better.

I put a piece of fabric (actually it was a black and white fabric, but I wanted gray so I flipped it over) then I wrote on it... I will hopefully get to put some flowers on it eventually. It has already made communicating with my hubby so much fun. The idea comes from Lianna from A Content Housewife

These 'no bake balls' are super easy to make and way good to eat. They are so wonderful. The recipe is from Maggie from Sweet Peas and Carrots. I hope to tweak the recipe to change flavor and maybe get some different outcomes.

These are just a few of the things I learned from pinterest and am having so much fun. I am hoping I will  get more completed projects to be able to post soon.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

For the love of Pinterest...

So lately I have been quite addicted to Pinterest and have found some wonderful ideas and things on there that make me want to be more crafty. 
Ideas for Syd's room and for the new nursery. It's exciting that people have created a site that allows everyone to share some great creative ideas, so to help continue that helpful attitude I thought I might share one way I help maintain order in a rather unconventional way. I am an organizer at heart, but with a little one running around and another on the way, my organizing tasks have gone by the wayside.
One thing I did get to accomplish before madness ensued in our house was to organize Sydie's closet. 
We as mom's know that putting together the closet is a daily task and can sometimes be the last thing on our minds. Well my husband, bless his heart, wanted to help me in any way he could, so he decided he was going to dress our daughter whenever he was home to help me out and be more involved. As wonderful as we all know that sounds, we as women know that the task wasn't going to be completed unless we did it ourselves. Not that he couldn't dress her, but the person that puts away the clothes is the person that knows what the outfit looks like and what it's suppose to go with. 
Even with the constant reminders that certain pants went with certain top or that all the dresses had bloomers, it never failed that I would still end up fixing the job. So to aliviate some of my frustration and to help him know that he isn't as incompetent as I make him feel, I came up with a solution that would work for both of us. I knew we didn't have a big enough dresser to separate all her clothes according to outfits, but we had plenty of closet space. 

So I went to an office store and bought some name tag holders and put them on the hangers. 

(any hanger will work, because it goes on the hook part) so I fastened the button side to the hook part of the hanger and had the clip part hang down towards the floor... 
It works great with outfits and dresses that have bloomers. It also is wonderful to not have to tell my husband (or anyone who changes our daughter) where the pieces are that make up the outfit. Hope this helps moms figure out just what to do with those loose outfits and organize that baby's room just a little bit more.