25 September 2013


I had the opportunity to be the coordinator/decorator/photographer for Kimberly and Michael's wedding! They really are such a perfect couple and their pictures turned out amazing.

Thanks for letting me be apart of your big day!

24 September 2013

Headbands for the soul

 I have a confession, I love headbands. I think they are adorable, especially on babies, and can add so much to an outfit. I always see women wearing all these cute headbands and I die a little inside because I have never been able to wear them! I don't know if its the shape of my head, my extremely thin hair or my ears that stick out a little more than I would like. But whatever the reason, I could never get a headband to look good on my head. So when I talked to Sarah, the lovely creator of Enchanted Lilly headbands, I was under the impression I was just getting headbands for my daughter. When the package came I was so excited I ripped it open as fast as I could and then I froze. There they were, two adorable baby headbands, and two mom-sized headbands, just staring at me. I sat there for a minute thinking of what I was going to do. She will never know if I don't wear them... Ill post pictures of Elsie in her's. That will be good enough. The thoughts were swirling through my head. I decided that I might as well try one on for the sake of it! And what do you know!? I LOVE IT! Maybe for some reason I've been trying to wear headbands wrong all my life, but these ones.... they are wonderful! And not to mention totally affordable! You have to check them out for yourself and see all the gorgeous options for baby up to adult! I promise you wont regret it.

19 September 2013

Just when I thought I'd do better

I told myself I was going to start blogging more often. I promised and swore I would blog at least three times a week. THEN we closed on our house. So I was crazy busy. PLUS we didn't have internet. Once we finally got the internet installed, I swore again that I would be better about my blogging. Well, we've been in our house 2 weeks now and I'm finally getting around to posting.
Let me just say that so far I am really liking Utah. I had my doubts, but so far it's great! Our house is awesome. I absolutely love it. I feel it's the best of both worlds. We got an older home with charm out the wazoo. But the family we bought it from did a ton of work. They painted everything, updated the entire kitchen, redid the bathrooms... everything! Except the original hardwood floors that are in amazing condition. As cheesy as this sounds, this is my dream first house. Not my dream dream house. But if i could list the things and qualities I wanted in our first home that were actually realistic, this house has it! We have raspberries and a peach tree in our backyard. We just planted 2 cherry trees and are working on paving our driveway to the back garage. Don't get me wrong, owning a house is A TON of work. But I am loving every second. Once I finish decorating I will do a photo tour. Anyways this has turned into a ramble about nothing! So I'm going to go make some hot chocolate (because its already cold here in the evenings) and cuddle up with a blanket. Happy almost friday everyone. xo

03 September 2013

Becoming Me

After months of being terrible at updated the old blog, I've decided to join in on Jenni's grand idea for Blogtember! Check it out and see the writing prompts HERE.

Today's prompt asks that you describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

I was born in the sweltering state of Arizona. My entire family has been there for as far back as everyone can remember. Growing up I was taught the importance of family, honesty, and self worth. Through elementary and middle school, I struggled to find myself. I molded into the friends I hung out with. I worried about what people thought of me, and had no self confidence whatsoever. And on top of all that, I didn't have that sensor that tells your brain what is and isn't okay to say to people. From kindergarten to eighth grade, I was with the same group of kids and I struggled to maintain relationships with any of them. My mom would always reassure me that if I was myself people would like me, but I didn't know how to be myself.
The summer before high school my family moved to a different part of town and I was going to attend a different high school that the rest of the kids I had grown up with. I HATED the thought of it. I didn't want to leave the people I had known since before I could even remember! On the first day of ninth grade, I ate lunch in the bathroom. I cried thinking about how the year would go. But before the day was out I ran into a girl I had met before and she invited me to eat with her the next day. We became fast friends. And I realized I got to have a fresh start. Meet new people and be who I wanted to be. It took me a couple years, but by my junior year, I had found myself. I knew who I wanted to be and gained the confidence to be that person no matter what any one else said.
Looking back at those years I feel all sorts of emotions. But I am grateful for all of them. The good and bad have molded me into the person I am today. While I am still progressing and have a lot of learning to do. I feel I have come a long way.
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