December 13, 2013 · 4:32 pm
Hello lovely people and Happy Friday! How are you?
Our house is filled with the smell of our Christmas tree – I just love that about this time of year! Every morning, I go around the house turning on all the twinkle lights and appreciating their beautiful glow. I do love Christmas!
Wanted to share some pictures of little Claire Bear, that I managed to capture the other day. I’m surprised she kept the hood up, since she tends to dislike anything on her head – stubborn little bear…but so stinkin’ cute.
Those eyes get me every time…and I think she’s starting to figure that out. ;)
Hope you are all enjoying this special time of year! What’s your favorite thing about the season?
Have a beautiful weekend.
July 6, 2013 · 3:53 pm
Hope your weekend has been lovely so far. I was going to wait till Monday to share these but I found myself with some quiet time and thought I better take advantage of it!
Claire’s b’day was such a wonderful day. We had family in from out of town and many friends and neighbors came to celebrate our little girl. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun was shining after days of rain, not a cloud in the sky and everyone was more than willing to sit outside and enjoy some food, drinks and of course, sweet Claire. Grace was incredibly excited for her sister and was helpful and supportive. She even made a “sign in” poster that she made all the guests sign as they came in. So cute!
My mother-in-law made some beautiful decorations for the house and I borrowed these great cupcake stands from a neighbor (thanks Christine!) to complete the butterfly and rose dessert table.
I got these precious paper butterflies from this Etsy shop. You can eat them too!
It took Claire a minute to figure out what to do with her cupcake…but it wasn’t long before she was stuffing her face.
She was beaming from ear to ear with all the love and cuddles she got.
So grateful for the special time I got with my family and friends…especially my Aunt Iris and Grandmother who traveled all the way from the east coast to meet Claire.
Much love to you all.
Filed under Baby, entertaining, family, photography
Tagged as baby, birthday, Butterflies, Claire, cupcakes, dessert, etsy, flowers, Grace & Ivy, Home, party, photography, pink
June 12, 2013 · 10:19 am
Hi my lovely readers! Hope your week is going well so far. Today, I come to you with some shots of Claire that I took a couple of days ago. I can’t believe that on the 19th she will be one years old! It seems like she just arrived!
I loved using this vintage yo-yo quilt as my backdrop! It’s like a field of multi-colored flowers. :)
I shot these upstairs in the hallway where we have a skylight directly overhead. It gave me great even, natural light.
She is actually wearing her sisters tank top…so she is swimming in it but I love the lace edges and it happened to be within reach so I figured, what the heck?
This one is a bit blurry so forgive me but I had to include it because…well…that grin is just too cute!
I will be sure to capture more photos at her birthday party!
Much love to you all!
Filed under Baby, family, photography, vintage
Tagged as baby, child, children, Claire, color, family, Grace & Ivy, little girl, photography, Portrait, quilt, vintage, yoyo
May 17, 2013 · 2:19 pm
Hi friends. How are you all doing? Happy Friday. I hope your week has been lovely. It was my second week home alone with Claire while Chris was at his new job and I can honestly say that it went much smoother. Seems like we are finding out own rhythm and schedule. I do miss being able to pop into his office and say hello but I’m adjusting.
The peonies I got for Mother’s Day are in full bloom and are truly glorious. So I thought why not pair my favorite flower with my favorite baby girl…
Claire bear will be 11 months old in two days. I can hardly believe it. Almost a year has flown by and she is desperately trying to walk.
She is enamored with flowers (like her Mama) and always tries to grab at them when she gets the chance.
She was surprisingly gentle with my dear peony and I am happy to report that no flowers were injured during this photo session.
Thank you, Claire for being such a good little model for Mommy.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Filed under Art, Baby, favorite things, flowers, photography
Tagged as Art, baby, flower, flowers, Friday, Grace & Ivy, Mother's Day, peonies, peony, photography, pink
March 21, 2013 · 2:22 pm
Hello there. I’m back with another Instagram Spotlight. Today, I’m featuring the very talented, Jenny Prince who authors one of my favorite blogs, OMS. Enjoy her sweet captures and beautiful compositions. So very lovely…
Follow her at jennieprince
Hope you enjoyed these…
Filed under Art, Baby, Instagram Spotlight, photography
Tagged as Art, baby, Grace and Ivy, inspiration, Instagram, jennifer prince, odessa may society, oms, photography
March 6, 2013 · 5:28 pm
Hello! How is your week going? My online class is going well and I’m very inspired to continue improving my blog. The family is well, healthy and happy. Life is good…but I gotta say…I’m not sure if it’s all the rain or what but this week has been hard for me. Major doses of self doubt, feelings of apathy and guilt. A desire to be left alone. Super duper irritability – so sorry my sweet family. I’m not sure what’s up with me. Often when we shift we go through an uncomfortable passage, a place of resistance…maybe that’s where I am at. You see, I have lots of new plans. A multitude of ideas and projects that I want to begin. Goals I want to accomplish. Yet all of a sudden I feel heavy and unsure. Last week, I was full of inspiration and energy. What gives? I guess it’s just a funk. Anyhow…enough grumbling. I try to limit that on my blog but for some reason I just needed to share that with you. I have no right to be sad, no reason to be down…but yet I am…and there you have it.
How about some cute baby pictures? They always make me smile. I captured these the other day. Little Miss is eight months old now and is turning into quite the character.
Bubbly, loud and rather demanding. Claire is turning out to be very different to my quiet and shy little Grace.
She seems to love the camera and lights up when I take her picture. What a ham…
But soon she was over it. She pulled off the headband and laid back on the pillow as if to say, “I’m spent!”
Have a wonderful rest of the week!