Sunday, April 29, 2012

a baby shower

We had a baby shower for our friend, Courtney today! It was so cute and I couldn't help but take a ton of pictures. Here are a few of them. 

 Brittany hosted the shower in her apartment, just down the hall from us! She did such a great job with the decorations and setting up the crafts!

 She can still reach her toes to paint them!
 We played a little game of themed. I'm sure you couldn't tell. 

 We made one-sies and headbands!

Tara brought her daughter, Adeline with her. Such a pretty baby! And of course I had to snap a few (zillion) shots of her.

So sweet. Tis the season for babies. 

Not for us. 



Friday, April 27, 2012


It started like this,

...and then there was a little of this, 
taken with instgram (annaleeneale)

...and then there was this!

Our apartment is getting a little green make over. And it is so nice.
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

a few pinteresting things for you

just a late night hello to show you some things I'm swooning over lately.
all original sources found here on my pinterest page. 
good night, lovelies! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Oil Pulling: A New Trend?

So today I want to tell you about this (new to me) thing called Oil Pulling. It is not by any means a new thing. Its been around since like, forever. I'll let you read the facts for yourself. But, as soon as I heard about it, I was immediately intrigued. 

A lady came through Akin's (the natural foods store where I work) and asked me if I had ever heard of oil pulling. She explained that she had been doing it for about a month and her skin had never been more clear. Any sort of dry patch or any little blemish she had was absolutely gone. She said even spots on her back had healed completely and never returned. Well, being the skin conscientious, girly girl that I am, my ears perked up at the thought of clear skin. I will say though, I'm not a sucker for all those little tips and tricks and weird trial-and-error things. I'm pretty basic. I wash my face at night before going to bed, exfoliate, nothing extreme. But after reading a few articles about this skin cleansing (and teeth cleaning!) method, I am giving it a whirl. 

All you need is a bottle of sunflower seed oil and about 20 minutes a day.

Yep that's right. It goes right into your mouth. Swish, swish. For 20 minutes. 

Before you think I'm completely crazy, you should read these couple articles about it. There are several health benefits!

Give it a read and see what you think. I'm on day five of this forty day journey. I will keep you posted on how its going for me. And maybe I'm just being overly optimistic, but I think my teeth are whiter already! Staying optimistic for some glowing skin too. 

Happy Friday and happy oil pulling! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Those days

 when emotions spill out of every hole in your face

when you're happy and then you're sad for no reason

when you love your outfit one moment and then next you don't

when you get a hair cut and freak out because they styled it weird

when you just keep finding more excuses of why you're feeling (insert emotion here)

when your husband has enough grace and patience to deal with the ups and downs

...that was today. 
 shirt: thrifted, skirt: marshalls, belt: thrifted, bracelet: vintage vice, shoes: forever 21

"Huh-uh, self. Snap out of it!" 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

bedroom tour - close ups version

These are just a few shots of our little bedroom. I'm still in the process of getting it all put together after rearranging the other day. Its one of my favorite things to do. Living room, you're next. I will eventually share larger scale pictures so you can see the whole thing. But for now, close ups!

Memories from our dating days. And Isaac with a mustache. 

Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

photography // Michaela

I had the privilege of photographing this pretty lady last week. Eyes, eyes, eyes! She has the prettiest blue ones. And one of the biggest personalities ever. She had me laughing the whole time! These were taken for her graduation announcements and I can't wait to see how she uses them! 

Hope your week is going wonderfully!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

a pregnancy // 15 weeks!

My beautiful friend Stephanie is having a baby! It was a bit of a surprise to her and her husband, but they couldn't be happier! They are such a beautiful pair, and their little one is going to be absolutely gorgeous. 

Funny story. Stephanie and I were both in each other's weddings. She got married in October of last year and on the day before her wedding I told her that I was engaged to Isaac! It was such a fun feeling to be engaged the day before being in one of my best friend's wedding. Well, to follow suit, on the morning of my wedding as we were getting ready in my bathroom, she said, "I have something to tell you. You know how you told me that you were engaged the day before my wedding? Well, I have something to tell you before your wedding too. I'm pregnant!"

Ahhhhhh!! was my reaction, naturally. It was such a surreal moment. Like in the movies or something. Haha. I'm so happy for them and this exciting time in their lives! She asked me to take a series of pregnancy photos of her and I said duh! 

So this is the first one of her tiny, little bump. Its so sweet. And the baby is the size of an orange this week! How awesome is that? Here are a few more from our shoot yesterday morning.

Baby orange! Stayed tuned in to see if its a boy or a girl in just a few weeks!