Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Well, it is March 4th today and about 5 degrees outside. A "warm up" is on the way for this weekend, meaning we might break freezing temperatures for a day or two before plunging back into the teens and single digits.
Before the snow came I had already decided that I would not complain about the cold and the snow... but here we are almost five months in and my resolve is wearing thin. I feel so unmotivated to blog, or write because I just feel like we are waiting now. Waiting for spring, for weather that allows us to go outside without warming the car up, shoveling the drive, bundling up, scraping the windshield, etc, etc, etc.... so I feel like I have all these projects and things in the wings and I am just waiting for the sun to shine and the birds to sing and for inspiration to strike.
It seems like I will be waiting a bit longer this year. The winter has been pretty harsh by all accounts-- and not necessarily a "typical" winter. Darn that polar vortex with its polar-ey vortex-ey chaos! --I just paused to think about what I wanted to say next, looked out the window and you know what? It just started snowing again!
I am going to go have myself a small cry now. #endwinter
Monday, February 24, 2014
A few weeks ago I held a contest giving away a free engagement session so I could make the most of our snowy city and shoot in a location that I had been wanting to try out. Gaby & Ben were the winners, and how lucky was I to have such photogenic subjects? They are parents to an incredibly adorable baby boy, and just all around cool people. I loved getting to know them, and hanging out in such a beautiful spot! Here are some shots from our fun afternoon!
Monday, February 17, 2014
I am always on the hunt for a great online boutique, and a few weeks ago I stumbled upon Gracie B. -- and I am in love. This shop features whimsical fashion reminiscent of anthropologie (in my opinion) but at a fraction of the cost. I LOVE how affordable the clothing is, and how the pieces aren't things you can find at every other online store. For me, fashion is about being a unique, and I love that I can find things here that most other girls probably won't be wearing. Currently I am obsessing over this polka dot ruffle bow top. It is so sweet and fun!
Check out Gracie B's full website (how adorable is the striped drawstring tote and wrapped pencil skirt under the new arrivals tab?!) ; and be sure to follow Gracie B on twitter and facebook!
And, because ya'll are so sweet, like this cute top, make your first purchase at Gracie B with the code "sweetseason15" to receive 15% off! Code expires Thursday, so get shopping!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Want to talk about the easiest art you could possibly create? Good. Let's talk watercolors then.
If you are in need of some fresh artwork, a fun activity for the kiddos, or in my case-- a last minute Valentine's Day gift then look no further! All you need? A pad of white paper, the $2 watercolors you can find in the children's art section, a few paintbrushes and a cup of water.
Simply wet the color you want to use, and start letting droplets of colored water fall onto your paper. Next, BLOW! The harder you blow, the more splatter like shapes you will create, the softer will create softer edges. Paint words, verses, quotes and more! I really loved doing a little play on ombre as well.
Grab an inexpensive frame, and BAM: new art or a personalized gift is done! The best part? It doesn't matter if you get the paint on things because it is water based and will wipe right up! Definitely my kind of art project!