Thursday, December 27, 2012


A few days late, but MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

[Yes, I am the palest and have the largest melon in our family]

The kids were spoiled, as usual. We ate lots of yummy food. And we decided this year not to do gifts for anyone over 18. Gotta say, NOT getting gifts or having the stress of buying for everyone was so nice. And such a welcome change. Truly made it feel more like Christmas. 

[the WHOLE fam]

[never ended up doing Christmas cards <oops>, but here is the photo I would have used. Love these guys and am oh so thankful for them.]

<3 Lindsey

[newborn shoot] jensen

Followers of this blog might be familiar with this adorable family....

My bff, Shelby, had her second little girl a few weeks ago and I had the honor of taking their newborn pics. Jensen is just as cute and almost identical to her big sister, Krosby. 

Shelby and I came up with the idea to take some pictures of her on a chalkboard. I saw this print on Pinterest and fell in love with the design. So I copied it and used it as the backdrop for the shoot : ) I also got lots of chalkboard art tips from fellow coworker and awesome chalkboard artist, Lisa. Check out her very helpful post about chalkboard art HERE.

During the shoot I thought none of the pics turned out as well as I hoped, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Jensen's happy face in this one. Perfect! 

And can't leave out big sister, Krosby. She really is the cutest, funniest, and smartest [almost] two year old ever : )

<3 Lindsey

Friday, December 14, 2012

[jan wreath class]

Hey all!

Here's a little friendly reminder about my next wreath class!

It's a 17" wreath (including all the white fluff) covered in lots of pretty ivory-ish tulle (aka white fluff). There are three pretty glitter snowflakes and humongo felt bow as the cherries on top.

All supplies are included. All you need to bring are a glue gun and scissors. Cool, right?!

I think it's the perfect addition to your winter holiday decor. Something you can leave up even after Christmas is over to soften the blow of the best holiday on earth being over.

And here's how I winterized my home with it!

Hard to tell but there are a bunch of white pom poms as snowballs hanging up that almost was the death of me while trying to make them and hang them. Fyi, get a pom-pom maker and tacks to hang them. Tape does not work. Biggest mistakes I made. Anyways, and I also got some foam cones at Hobby Lobby and decorated them to coordinate with the theme. One is covered in tinsel pipe cleaners, another in big sequins, and the last in felt. <Might> do a post about them later...

And because the walls at work where we display our class samples is white, and my wreath is white, I decided to make a backdrop for it. Gotta say, chalkboard art is pretty fun. Think this will be my new tradition with every class.

So yeah, there's all the ^^^ important info for the class above. I think right now you have to call into the store to sign up (480)854-2303. But in the near future, you can sign up HERE and save 10% on the class when you do!

Hope to see you there!

<3 Lindsey

Thursday, December 6, 2012

[last photo shoot]

Last weekend marked the end to my "career" as a photographer.

Realized this year that juggling a part time job, teaching wreath classes, parent stuff, house stuff, AND photography was a bit too much.

I NEED down time. And time to do fun things.

My goal in life is to be as boring as possible, so I would say I'm about halfway towards mission accomplished : )

Anyways, this last shoot was perfect. Literally perfect. It was like my dream shoot. The mom brought the cutest props. Dressed her girls in the cutest clothes. The girls could have passed for professional models.

So much fun. And so happy with how these turned out!

<3 Lindsey