Wednesday, March 2, 2011

waco weekend

last friday, 
ross, roux & i hopped in the car 
and headed to one of our most favorite places...
baylor university!
we got to see sing, go to a dance party, drink sangria with best friends, 
celebrate friends at a couples shower, stop by our favorite thrift store, 
enjoy ninfaritas with more friends, drink common grounds coffee, 
and even walk the bear trail. 

...and the best part
(besides celebrating pi phi winning sing for the first time ever!)
was my little sister calling & saying that 
she's going to baylor next year!!

we are so excited for the many, many waco road trips to waco in our future, 
and even happier that emily is about to embark on the incomparable adventure
that is life at good ol' BU. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Simply Bloom Workshop Teaser

Simply Bloom just posted a sneak peak from the styled shoot
we had the pleasure of participating  in
during the conference last weekend. 

It was soo lovely & I can't wait to share some of my photos!

This photo makes me want to fly back to Nevada
and camp out in the desert with Ross,
with a blanket made of sun and our love to keep us full.

Friday, February 18, 2011

away we go!

Blogger does not seem to want to cooperate with me lately,
as it will not let me upload any pictures!
I need to resolve this issue, as a post with no pictures is no fun.
Suggestions? Anyone?

In other news,
Stancy & I are off to Las Vegas today for the Simply Bloom Photography conference!
Hopefully we will learn a TON, be inspired, and have fun on our first trip to the infamous city.

Can't wait to report back about our weekend!
hopefully with pictues...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

the next thing

“Many a questioning, many a fear,
Many a doubt, hath its quieting here.
Moment my moment, let down from Heaven,
Time, opportunity, guidance, are given.
Fear not tomorrows, Child of the King,
Trust them with Jesus, ‘DO THE NEXT THING.’
Do it immediately; do it with prayer; 
Do it reliantly, casting all care;
Do it with reverence, tracing His Hand
Who placed it before thee with earnest command.
Stayed on Omnipotence, safe ’neath His wing,
Leave all resultings, ‘DO THE NEXT THING.’” 
                                                                   --author unknown


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone thoroughly enjoys this day as much as I do.
What could be better than a day about love?
Especially when chocolate is involved!

{above photos via greenweddingshoes}

I made a few little treats for friends,
and found my favorite new treat.
Homemade chocolate peanut buuter cups!
Made in mini cupcake tuns, and individually wrapped in tiny heart stamped brown bags,
they are too cute to resist and too tiny to feel guilty about.*

*Note: I do not support feeling guilty about eating chocolate. Life's too short.

design*sponge featured the recipie last week, and it was too simple not to try!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

red hearts & brain waves

Thursday night, a dream literally came true for me-
we had a Valentine's Party! 

I know there are a lot of mixed feelings out there about Valentine's day, 
but I am, and have always been, a HUGE fan.
Partly because I love hype, sweets, little crafts and gifts, 
and of course, love.

Two of my good friends from work started planning this a couple of weeks ago, 
and the prepping, baking & crafting side of this party
may or may not have been my favorite part. 

Let get's real, those are the reasons I always want to have parties.
And my friend Kelley's love language is parties, so she totally gets it too.

strawberry cake balls by kelley

sugar cookie cupcakes

mason jar + burlap + lace +wooden heart = v-day vase 

the cuuutest felt heart garland, also by kelley

please note Roux checking out the snack table...

This table was full by the end of the night,
so many sweet friends brought awesome desserts that disappeared quickly.
Ross even made pigs in the blanket for the first time!

empty tazo tea box + burlap + string + a doily = v-day candle holder

The Mexican Valentines flags were my absolute favorite!
Kelley simply folded tissue paper, cut holes, and then taped the flags to ribbon.
Super cheap & easy, and they were a hit!

Remember the hearts everyone wore in Julie & Julia?
That was my favorite part for sure. 

Kelley's sister brought over this game...
it is so crazy...
you control the movement of this ball with your brain waves.
I'm still not sure I believe it, but everyone loved it!

It was such a wonderful night, 
and we feel so blessed by our friends here. 
Our hearts are full to the brim.

Looking forward to more Valentine's celebrating to come!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

engagement video

What you are about to see is my first attempt at something I've been wanting to make for a while:
the engagement video!

I was beyond excited to take some engagement photos of my friends from Baylor, Chad & Alise,
because they are so fun.  Little did I know exactly how cute and in love they were until getting to hang out with just them for a couple of hours.  

I love that with videos (in this case, stop-motion style) you get more of the story
of the day- wind blown hair, goofy facial expressions, and just straight up silly moments.
You can check out some of their engagement pictures on my other blog,
but while you're here, I proudly present you with 
Chad & Alise's engagement video!
* please note this is my first attempt at anything like this- so it's sooo far from perfect, 
but it was really fun to make, mostly because their pictures put the biggest smile on my face.


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