Saturday, April 18, 2009


This shadow box has been sitting empty in my room for about a year, and every time my sister comes over she tells me that I should put something in it. I guess I've been waiting for the "perfect" little cute paper to pin in it...just haven't found it.

Then one weekend my sister came again, and when I got back from work I walked in to find this. A cute little note from her was in it! Perfect. I don't think I'll ever change it. I love it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Amazing Race!

We're really going to do it!
Yes we are!

My cousin, Grace, and I have been talking about trying out for the Amazing Race for about 4 years, but we've been too young. FINALLY we have a chance to audition! We're heading up to Chicago on April 23 to audition live.

I can't wait!
Click the image above to see more about it!

We're both PR majors, so we decided to launch a campaign to encourage casting directors to pick us. We need your help though! Please follow our blog, twitter and facebook accounts and we'll keep you updated on our status. Tell your friends too!

Lets see if we can get on the show!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter party!

Yesterday we had an Easter/Birthday party for my grandparents and aunt. All (well, most) of our cousins came and we had a fun cook-out on our porch. It was so fun! This is a picture of some of the decorations. It was such a pretty day outside!!!
...have I mentioned that I can't wait for -consistent- warm weather?

Here is another shot of the porch before the party.
My mom loves to garden, so we always have lots of pretty plants!

The fire pit!
Lots of fun marshmallow roastings happen here.
I'm on a search for one of these...

Okay, and I just had to post this one. Haha!
Here are me and a few of my siblings (before the party), about to go on an egg hunt. None of the nieces and nephews could come this year, so we had to hunt the eggs for them!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Don't always believe what you see!

Photoshop is probably one of my favorite things. I mean, you can take marks off peoples faces and crop out random strangers from your favorite vacation photos...or even put your friend's faces on top of other peoples!!! The possibilities are endless.
Here are some "before" and "after" pics.


What can I say? Don't believe everything you see!

Bedroom redo!

I get so excited when people ask me to do artistic things for decorating, in this case.

When my sister decided that it was time to buy new furniture and re-decorate her bedroom I jumped on the opportunity to help out! I love making rooms welcoming and comfortable.
She found a picture that she loved in a magazine, so we used it for inspiration.

Rebecca has always loved anything red, white and blue, so naturally we used those colors.
I took that picture (over the chair) of Becca and Mike on their vacation last year! They're so cute.

This is Becca's night stand. There's her hubby, Mike, in the picture, and we found this great bronze c-130 look alike - Mikes plane!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I love taking bridal portraits.
Spring is so fun because there are lots of brides to take pictures of.
Here are some bridals shots I took of one of my beautiful friends!
I just love her veil! It was so much fun to play with.

Baby Art!

Here it is Ashleigh!
The finished product that will be delivered the same day as little Isabella.
I can't wait to meet your sweet little girl! :)

Friday, April 3, 2009


I found a picture that looks similar to this in my new favorite catalog, West Elm. (Thanks to Kaci Jill for showing it to me. I love it!) I really like how it looks, but there just wasn't much meaning to it. What's so special about sticking random letters together? Then I had the idea to use the letters that make up all the names of my family members. Here is the result! 10 first names and 1 last name. Can you find them? There's a pattern.

Plus, I decided that decorating with meaningful things makes me happy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I can't even begin to express how happy I am that spring is here!
Soon there will be no more cold!

I can't wait.

A few weeks ago I bought this little geranium for my porch.
Isn't it cute?
We just have a little, tiny porch at our apartment but I love sitting out on it when the weather is pretty. Especially with friends.

Welcome Spring!!!!