Thursday, April 30, 2009

house tour...

jen at made by girl contacted me a few days ago about doing a home tour on her blog. i was really excited because i love her blog and etsy shop.

so go here to check it out...
And remember, I just moved in 2 months ago so there is still a lot to do! :)









love the little legs that snuck in this photo...

Monday, April 27, 2009

ann's shower...

i am so happy so many of you want to come over to the new blog with me! i am still figuring every thing out and i'm still not sure where i am going to take it??!!

but i will be posting a ton over here because i feel like i have so much catching up to do.

i had ann's baby shower on friday and it was such a blast.

i knew i didn't want to do the traditional baby blue baby shower, but honestly was at a loss for the longest time as to what i wanted to do. then i came across a vintage book i had been hoarding and it all came from there.

i deconstructed the book, scanned the pages and made the invites using a scaled down version of one of the pages. then, i cut up the cover of the book (and a couple others because i was making so many) and attached the invite to the cover piece.





i used the original pages of the book to make the banners that were hanging (except for the "baby mama" banner, i got that one off etsy HERE)



for food, since it was an evening shower, i wanted to have dinner. so i did hot dogs (j-dawgs catered if you are familiar- best secret sauce ever!) and i did fresh grilled corn, chocolate dipped strawberries, homemade cupcakes, mango salsa, and a to die for compound butter for the corn (the salsa and butter were made by mom and sister) and of course mexican coke... nothing better. oh, and izze for the a la natural types.







it was such a fun night, and ann made off with some really perfect things. that little guy is already loved so much!


thanks so much to everyone who came...

** if this post makes no sense and sounds like a third grader wrote it, i am not to blame... i have literaly been trying to write/post this all day and my kids seemed to be plotting against me because every time i started writing a sentence someone started crying. for real.

so please forgive me :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

oh my, thank you so much for all of the love sent my way! i am honestly shocked and so grateful for every comment and email.

i received a few emails after my last post of links to other flickr accounts that people were pretending to be me, there were 4 in total. i don't understand for a minute why someone would want to do that??? but i am happy that all 4 have been closed down. i should also say that the flickr accounts weren't threatening to my girls, just creepy and a bit eye opening.

i have loved this whole weird blogging world so much. i cant believe i have kept this little blog up for 3 and a half years. i am sad to see how much the whole blogging community is changing and so i think i need to change things around here just to be a little more careful.

i have to admit, i don't like private blogs... i never, ever wanted to go private.

but, i am going to start a new blog, all about my girls and family and home and neighborhood that is going to be private, please leave your email in the comments section of this post and really, if i dont know you, that's okay... i will just feel better about knowing who is looking. i am kind of excited because there are a lot of things i want to write about but don't because i know it is so public, so that is one good thing... i guess.

i am also going to keep this blog going and just make it more about me, photography, food, decorating. i promise to be really good about posting. once a day is my goal!? so stick around because things wont be too different around here... :) (the cyber smiley is for you sister, and leah too)

so start sending your emails my way!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

i dont have a flickr account...

i got an email today informing me that there is a flickr account and a person is pretending to be me on it. not just stealing my photos but saying they are me, they have joined groups and have a bunch of contacts.

so weird/ creepy.

i've contacted flickr and haven't heard back.

so i am trying to figure out what my next step is, i am thinking of starting a new family blog that is private and just making this one more of a photography and design blog.

i am sad that it has come to this.

has anything like this happened to you? any suggestions?

Monday, April 13, 2009

candy everywhere...

the girls are still talking about what a special day easter was. magical really. for all of us.

just look at that face.


and auntie made their perfect dresses... i die over them.




and can you even get over moanie with the gummy worm? so her. so perfect.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

just want the person who got the eames rocker on ksl last night night for $25 to know that i'm real jealous and i cant believe you beat me to it, i called 45 min. after it was listed and maybe even offered double... lucky for you i was denied.

i was so sick about it i could hardly sleep last night (sad i know)

i will now officially be stalking ksl even harder.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

caught up...

yesterday chris caught up to me. he is six months younger and i dont know why, but i just feel better when we are the same age.

i threw a little party for him (very small and very last minute) nothing fancy, but so great to have so many people who love chris and know his goodness here to celebrate him.

i did chocolate dipped strawberries, a trifle, and lots of candy and treats.





sweetie, i love you too much. hope you loved your day.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

the den slash office....

slash i have no idea what to call this room, it is what you see to the left as you walk into the front door.

i am loving decorating this space and of course little things change every day (much like my whole house) chris makes fun of me because i am moving things so much... i think that is the fun of decorating though. pretty much everything i have shared has changed already.





and i have to share this headband that is in the shop that ann made... i swear by it. i have worn it pretty much everday. i am telling you, a t-shirt, skinny jeans, a little blush and this little number and you are good to go.

find it here

Sunday, April 05, 2009

pretty pregnant ladies...

i couldn't love these two more... my sister ann and our dear friend sarah.

they are due within days of each other. i cant wait to meet their little babies and love them like crazy. and of course take lots of photos of them.

aren't they both gorgeous?