December 21, 2014


Yep...this was fun.

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November 10, 2014

October 22, 2014

Halloween Photo Tips

Check out my latest Studio 5 segment on some tips for taking your Halloween photos this year:


October 16, 2014

A Boo-thday Party

Today we celebrated the 5th birthday of my little girl Hazel.  It was her first friend party and she decided that she wanted to dress up and have a Halloween themed birthday.

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Invites + doughnuts on a string ready to be eaten.

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The haunted house cake/cupcakes were made by the same super talented gal that made Jack's superhero cake/cupcakes.

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Mummy juice boxes.

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We played Halloween Bingo.

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Decorated mini pumpkins with stickers - less mess and still fun.

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My little helper setting up the next game - ghost bowling.  

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We also played a "Monster Mash" freeze dance game and danced like different Halloween characters (zombies, ghosts, and skeletons)

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Our favors were a few Halloween essentials in a spooky little homemade owl bag.

October 7, 2014

Jack's Superhero Birthday

My little man turned 3 years old this week.  Here are some photos from his super hero themed party.  I just did a simple lunch, favors, and cake and ice cream since his little buddies are still so young for games.

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They had favors waiting on their chairs - capes, masks, and some superhero candies

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Then we opened presents

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Everyone had a lot of fun!!

September 20, 2014

Lilia's Room

So a while back we decided to finish a room for my oldest daughter Lili.  Upstairs at the end of the hall is a room that was originally meant to be a storage space, but somehow in the building process turned out to be a full sized, albeit oddly shaped, bedroom.  It is quite charming actually, with a window that looks out the back, and a little dormer window that looks out the front of the house.

I knew what I wanted, but I am no good at putting things together.

Enter:  Danielle Oakey

Danielle is amazing.  She has a beautiful, classic, simple, colorful style that is just what I wanted for this room.  I told her my budget, gave her an idea of what I like and don't like, and she took it from there.

So here is what she had to work with:

9 year old girl
Loves turquoise
Loves art
Great imagination/creative
...and that's it.

When Danielle got back to me with the concept for the bedroom and the pieces she picked out I was blown away.  It was like she read my mind when I didn't even know what I wanted.  Which doesn't even make sense now that I type it out.  But it's true.  She nailed it.

The room is not quite finish - we still have the finish work to do, built ins, a closet, window seat - minor details ;)  but we love love love it and are so pleased with Danielle and what she came up with.

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