home for the holidays

Being with family this Christmas has been so good for my soul. With a hectic few months of holiday celebrations and traveling, slowing down for a few days was very much needed. I only get to see my mom and sister a couple of times a year, so it’s always really special. My mama always decorates […]

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giving and receiving : christmas wishlist

I am not one of those people who dreads buying Christmas gifts each year. In fact, I love it so much, I’ve been done with my Christmas shopping since last week. I was so excited to get started that the speed at which I shopped was kind of an accident. I love the search for […]

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etsy love this valentine’s

Image/Art from Laura Berger We don’t do a whole lot for Valentine’s Day; we usually just go out to dinner. It also happens to be Kipling’s birthday, so I’m often more focused on that (she’ll be FOUR this year!). But just for fun, and because I’m enjoying “virtual window shopping” too much these days, here are some things from […]

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christmas elf

My grandmother sent my niece a little Christmas dress for her birthday, so naturally we had to have a little Christmas themed shoot. She’s not as enthusiastic about taking pictures as I am, but she humored me for a few minutes to get some shots. It was all by chance that her bow matched the […]

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things that make me happy

Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. 🙂 A Christmas tree full of presents underneath (only a few are for us). My “Merrily Bear” I’ve had since I was a little girl…resting high out of Kipling’s reach. A new snow family we picked up while in Big Bear and Kipling’s Santa […]

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wrapping

If you came here hoping I don’t know how to spell and was going to be talking about my “rapping” skills, I’m sorry to disappoint you. This post is indeed about wrapping…presents. Lately I’ve been really into paper. Is that weird? I think it started with all of the beautiful cards Project Life puts out […]

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our wedding: reception details

We have so many photos from the reception (it was a party, y’all), so I wanted to start with the detail shots first. Thank goodness we had an indoor space to host it because it rained on and off throughout the reception. And because we were delayed due to the rain during photo taking, we […]

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things that make me happy

Gifts. Both giving and receiving (if I’m being honest here). My mother-in-law gave these to Kipling, and baby girl went through those two bones (on right) in about .5 seconds. I love holiday shopping and gifting and only wish I could afford to buy gifts for everybody. Family time. We don’t live in the same […]

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