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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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This little vignette in my living room makes me happy every day. 🌿✨ My little toddler. You aren't so little anymore. Walking, running, talking, climbing, singing, dancing, clapping, stomping...active and adventurous. This life we have together is both amazing and so challenging. But I'm thankful to have it with you both ways. #wildercobalt #19months 🌊🐠🐟🐡🌊 Hey there, busy busy boy! 👋🏻 Where you off to?! 🏃🏼😍 #wildercobalt #boomerang Yesterday we went to the park in between me leaving work, getting him from the babysitter's, and me having to return to work, handing him off to another sitter. It was a crazy day! But he was such a trooper. We sat on these bleachers and had a snack while watching a big kid practice soccer with his dad. Here Wilder is practicing his kicks too! ⚽️🏃🏼 #wildercobalt Tonight was such a magical, special, classy, perfect celebration for the beloved @urbanic turning * 10 *!! I feel so beyond blessed to be a part of a place that gets to bring so much love and light into our neighborhood and beyond. #urbanicforever #andever ♡ These last couple of weeks have been really busy, and this little guy has had to be with a lot of babysitters. I've been missing him so much, and cherishing every second we've had together just the two of us. I want him to know that I'm always always thinking of him, no matter what. This kiddo is my universe. 🌏✨ #wildercobalt #19months Brunching with my boys today at @superbafoodandbread. All the YUM! 🍴✨ #wildercobalt Yesterday marked 7 years since this happened! Can't believe how many wonderful memories we have made in the last 7 years, including, but not limited to: moving to LA, living by the beach, going on lots of camping and hiking adventures, traveling to Europe a few times, having the most amazing little kiddo we could imagine, figuring out how to be parents together (daily), and so much more, of course. So thankful to have this man as my partner in life, and can't wait to see what this next year brings us! #7years Some quality family time at IKEA! 😂🚚📦 #wildercobalt #18months

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