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Beautiful Sister

My beautiful and talented sister was sweet enough to let me photograph her while we were standing around in Maine one day…goodness, she is so beautiful, huh?  She is quite the crafter.  Check out her website:  www.janellegates.com

Poolside Test Shoot

This weekend I got together with a few friends and we pulled together this summertime test shoot by a lovely pool in Long Beach.  Our model was Heather Ann Davis, who is mostly an actress these days, but was gracious enough to lend us her beauty for the afternoon, makeup was by Veronica Chanel, wardrobe styling was by Wade Parkins, and hair styling by Steven Perlin.

Sponsor Giveaway on **Happiness Is…**

Shannon from the fantastic inspirational blog, **Happiness Is…** is giving away this incredible dress!  Click here for the entry details and to take another look (with more views!) of the sweet La Tour Eiffel dress by Shabby Apple pictured below.  So cute…

The perfect weekend.

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Derek and I went to Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs for the weekend to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary.  Derek had been working like crazy for the last few weeks, so a relaxing weekend was exactly what he (we) needed, and it was so great to enjoy it together.  We laid by the pool for most of the time, but we also treated ourselves to a suuuper relaxing couples massage…oh man was that ever amazing.  We will definitely be back to Ace – it was very much our style.  Everything’s decorated with a vintage, hand-picked flare, and nothing is without character.  Mmm.mmm.mmm.  Love it.

Also, we started a new tradition!  Since not only did Derek propose to me with photobooth strips, but we also had a photobooth at our wedding, we are going to take a photos in a photobooth each year on our anniversary!  Lucky for us, the Ace Hotel has an old black and white photobooth in their lobby.  Meant to be.

I’m pretty sure I’m more in love with Derek now than I ever have been before.  He’s the best I could ask for.

The dream

Those of you who know me, know that I am obsessed with collecting glass bottles, jars, etc.  And many of you may have seen the recent Martha Stewart Living magazine that has some CRAZY images of a colored bottle collection…well, I am officially going to start REALLY collecting colored glass.  My collection has been so casual, but these images (see below) are just sooooo inspiring and breathtaking, I can’t help but put my love for color and glass into an actual collection.  So for those of you who are just ITCHING to get me presents (haha), you know what to get me.  ;)

(All images from here, by this talented photographer.)

Off to my anniversary weekend escape with my lovely husband!


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Outside bath for this splash monster tonight! 👶🏼💦 #wildercobalt Wilder and I tried to beat the heat today by sitting outside under an umbrella with a dish of water to splash in. It was a success! His new favorite game - taking all the toys out of the water while splashing! This entertained for over an hour! 💦☀️ #wildercobalt Baby ⇢ Kitty ⇢ Momma ♡
#wildercobalt Naked play time for Wilder before bed, playing with his favorite "toy" of the moment, the bowl that inspired scooting. Look at that cutie baby butt! 😍 #wildercobalt This little one just had the splashiest💦 🛀🏼 time, and now he is beat! Time for sleep, my baby chubby elephant. 🐘 #wildercobalt An outtake from yesterday's 7 month photo session. Gosh I love this baby. 👶🏼 #wildercobalt Today my sweet Wilder is 7 months old. Where has the time gone!? It feels like just last week I held him in my arms for the very first time. Those first moments so sweet and tender, finally meeting this little guy face to face after carrying him for 8 long months. Now I look at this wiggling, squirming little inch worm in front of me who is pushing 20 lbs, is obsessed with the kitties, and is trying with all his might to figure out crawling (watch out, kitties!). He loves trying new foods, and just figured out drinking from a straw (today!). He's a giggly, opinionated, stubborn little fella, and I feel so lucky every day that I have the honor of being his momma. This is one wonderful little baby, who brings us nothing but joy in its purest form. #wildercobalt #7months Still gushing over these photos of our family. Some sweet moments with our wild boy. #wildercobalt #6months My precious boy is growing so quickly. This photo was taken almost 3 weeks ago, and already he has changed so much, and learned so many new things. It's hard to believe that in less than a week he will be 7 months old - unreal. Every day I get to spend with Wilder is such a gift. I love you, my sweet little guy!
#wildercobalt #6months
📷: @jadebrookbank Wilder's latest and greatest sound effect. #wildercobalt 😚💦

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