Monday, October 31, 2011

{happy halloween} from batgirl

happy halloween :) 
enjoy your day full of fun and treats. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10 weeks

a day with my grandma

last week- i spent the day with my very talented grandmother to pick her brain and get some help on my sewing techniques. it was a wonderful day and i learned a lot. she makes the most gorgeous quilts and the best bags for everyday use--good for moms on the go, diaper bags, etc. so i asked her to help me make one--and it turned out great :) she also let me go through her button collection--which i was in heaven because i love buttons. my button jar is almost complete :) oh and did i forget- she made homemade chicken noodle soup, yummm!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Sessions

here are just a few favorites from my past fall sessions. fall photos are so beautiful and i had a lot of fun shooting these sessions i am looking forward to the wedding that is scheduled for this upcoming weekend :) enjoy the little sneak peak!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{diy : initial pumpkin & kid's witch face mask}

madison and i painted pumpkins yesterday & she also painted a witch mask. we had a lot of fun plus i was shocked at how well madison painted her mask. this diy tutorial is super easy and can really make a cute, classy pumpkin. you could buy an already white pumpkin but they were more expensive so i chose to simply just paint mine white. enjoy :) 

Monday, October 17, 2011

i'm alive. i swear.

i haven't had a new post in over a week and a half. i apologize for my absence to my blog but this morning, ok all day, pregnancy sickness has taken over my body. i was out of town & then came home and pretty much slept on the couch for three days straight. enough woe is me friends, i am back {or at least i think} in a few weeks, i will be in my second trimester already- wow! and i swear my stomach is getting hard. it could just be me getting excited ;) thankfully i have a wonderful husband and a super sweet 4 year old who brings me ginger ale and forces gatorade on me. i think i am out of my funk and im dealing with the upset stomach & the smells that make me gag :)

so back to my girls weekend. my sisters, mom, grandma, and our kids all met at my mother's house for a fun & relaxing weekend. with three kids running around & a sick pregnant woman we managed to plan a craft night, which was so much fun! our grandmother is so talented and an amazing sewer {all the quilts used in my photo sessions are made by her}. anyways-- we made fall wreaths taught by my sister katie of avery & anderson! it was so much fun to craft with my two beautiful sisters & my amazing grandmother. we talked, they drank wine, we laughed--it was a wonderful moment! you can read the tutorial here on my sisters blog for directions and photos of our crafting---check it out here
also- i couldn't be any more excited for my sister! her tutorial made it on one pretty thing's weekend round up. go sis! you are so talented and a wonderful teacher. so much text, i wonder if anyone will read this. more posts to come, i promise! but for now please check out my sisters wreath tutorial and here is the one i made :) love. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

candy girl

currently out of town & loving every minute of it. just a sneak peak of our girls weekend with my sisters, girls, ander, mother, & grandmother. the girls are having so much fun together!!! 

Monday, October 3, 2011

my lack of blogging...

is due to pregnancy nausea. it has hit me. the tiredness & the heightened sense of smell. the other morning i had to plug my nose just to force myself to have a few sips of 1/2 caf coffee to get through the day. i am sure it will fly though and we're so so excited to be going through this journey again! so for now- i will stick to ginger ale, crackers, & lemonheads to help ease my nausea and i'm looking forward to the second trimester ;) all i know is when i wake up each morning- i feel just like the little monster on the ginger ale can