Friday, October 28, 2016

Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden in La Ca├▒ada Flintridge (20 minutes from downtown L.A.) Absolutely breathtaking, especially when you are with the cutest child EVER. This enchanted forest was the perfect backdrop for photos of my sister and niece. It was so much fun running around and pretending to be winter and warm fairies :-) (you know what I'm talking about if you have watched Secret of the Wings.) Will definitely be going back in the Spring…I can only imagine how incredibly pretty it looks.

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Iris

Friday, June 24, 2016

Little Dancer

Wrapping up the editing of these photos and just had to share a few. This little fierce dancer is a shining star. Love her commitment and passion for dance. I can't wait to see her beautiful energy up on stage for her big recital.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Sweet Number ONE!

Sweet baby girl Scarlett is turning one. I recently shared photos of Scarlett that I took at 6 months…and here we are again 6 months later. Love taking photos of this cutie and watching her grow right before my eyes. Happy Birthday baby girl!!!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Oh Christmas Wreath!

More like, Oh little pretty sweet Christmas trees how I love you!! I am beyond obsessed with these little trees. They come in different sizes and colors (the itty bitty tiny ones make you squeal). So when I was at Joann's store and found hundreds of them, I just had to figure out a way to use them. Lots of them (but obviously not hundreds.) It was perfect timing when I came across this Martha Stewart village wreath from last year on Pinterest. Of course, like everything else I see, I had to try it myself. Now of course, it's nothing like the OG. I mean who can make anything Martha like Martha!? Although I love how mine came out, let's be serious…it is more likely to make the list for highly successful "Pinterest fails" than it be part of "Martha's circle." Either way, I am pretty proud of it. I put some major hours in to it and have the glue gun burns to prove it…ouch!

I displayed it up on my office door for a few days during our holiday party. I hung this jingle bell pom-pom garland I found at Target to make it a bit more dramatic when hanging on the door without taking away from it's simplicity.

Here are a few iPhone photos of the process. I put together the greens for the wreath (garland + wire frame) and then, to get a visual, started to lay out the trees and little houses (also found at Joann's) where I wanted to start, then just took off with my glue gun. I first spread out the trees and then layered more and more trees. I secured the little houses with wire from the top branch and then glued the bottom to another branch. I seriously wish I would have bought more trees. I wanted it to be completely covered in trees. Maybe next year I will finish it off (after-Christmas sale...here I come little sweet trees)

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