Monday, December 21, 2009

Doll Houses

My cousin is having a contest on her blog. A Show and Tell of something that you have made for the holidays. Check it out here if you are interested! The winner gets a gift certificate for some fabric...I am always looking for ways to increase my fabric stash:)

(My personal family blog is private, so I am posting these here!)

A while back a friend of mine sent me a link to a tutorial for these cute little doll houses. Luckily for me I happen to know two little girls who are going love these! I'm pretty sure that I had as much fun making these as they are going to have playing with them. I will definitely be making more of these in the future - with a little wonder - under and some creativity the possibilities are endless!

Here is the link to the tutorial so that you can give it a know you want to!

Everything at our house has to be pretty similar so that it doesn't cause too much contention ;) But these are going to be gifts for my two little yahoos for Christmas.
I found the cutest little Strawberry Shortcake Doll sets to go with them. They come with a tiny little dolly that will be the perfect size for the house, and a little closet for the clothes she comes with. So CUTE!
I think that they are going to be a hit!

Nativity Advent Calendar

I saw the pattern for this advent calendar a few years ago. I had searched all over for a pattern for a nativity advent...there aren't a lot out there. Growing up we had an advent calendar that we would race each morning to be the one that was able to put the new piece up for the day. Now that my girls are old enough to really get into it I wanted to have one at our house. The pattern that I used for all of the pieces is from Art To Heart.
Then I wanted to change up the manger and background a little bit so we made up this pattern. I love the way that it turned out. It was A LOT of work and time, but it will be a fun addition to Christmas at our house every year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Little Family...

My photographer friend Dana was so kind to meet up with us on a FREEZING cold day last week to do some quick family pictures. Hopefully she didn't end up with frost bite on her fingers :) I hurried and edited some of them so I could send out our Christmas card...yes, I am a procrastinator. Anyway, here are a few of my favorites.
I think Dana did a great can check out her blog here:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Twins!

Since it has been so cold I haven't really been doing much photography lately. I don't really have the equipment or the room to do pictures inside. But I was able to do a few Christmas pictures of these two little kiddos at their house where there was a little more room to move around :)

They had grown so much since the last time I took their pictures. They are now 6 months old!
Melinda had them all decked out and stylin' in their Christmas outfits...
Look how he has his little arm around her, so cute!
He looks like such a serious little man, just taking care of his sister.
Melinda also had this Santa was the perfect size for the two of them.

This just screams Christmas Card photo!
Just a little sneak peek, I'll have the rest for you soon!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

{ A Good Start }

This is Nolan...Nolan and his parents! We met up to do a few family pictures. Things didn't go as smoothly as we were hoping they would go ;) Nolan woke up quite a bit earlier than usual and was having kind of a rough morning. He really didn't want much to do with me and my camera, I'm sure it didn't help that it was pretty chilly out there! But I did sneak this cute shot of him...

No worries though, we are going to reschedule and finish up another day. So check back for more of this cute little family!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Little Halloween Preview

Here they are in all their fanciness!

At our house princess = sparkly. So they are pretty much sparkles from head to toe! Sparkly makeup, sparkly head bands, sparkly dresses, sparkly lip gloss, and sparkly shoes.

Cinderella, just striking a pose.

Sleeping Beauty is all smiles!

Happy Halloween......tomorrow!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Adventures at the Train Depot...

Here is a little sneak peek for you Molly! We ventured out to the train depot this weekend...along with A LOT of other photographers ;) But this little cutie was such a trooper in the cold and wind. I think it paid off though!

There are so many cute ones, I may have to share a few more when I get them edited!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Family of Six

Dana and I met while I was still living in Michigan and she was living in Idaho. We met totally by coincidence, but ended up finding out that we went to the same high school a few years apart and that we both grew up in the same little town. What are the odds?

Well, we happened to both be members of the same online photography forum, and ran into each other there. Now that I have moved to Idaho - we live about 15 minutes apart. So we decided to do a trade off, I take her family pictures and she takes mine. What a great idea! These are a few that I have edited so far:
Aren't her little blonde kiddos so cute? There were so well behaved too, they were all pretty willing to go along with any of our ideas :)

Sorry for making you wait for these Dana! I'm pretty sure there is at least one that will be Christmas card worthy ;)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Brand New...

This little one was just so tiny. You really do forget that they can be that small! Tiny hands, tiny fingers, and a tiny little sweet! We have been trying to arrange a day to get together to get some pictures, but the sunshine just has not been cooperating. Finally we found a day that worked for everyone and the sun was shining :)

Here are a few of my favorites...

Thanks for coming over guys, hopefully I wore her out and she took a good nap for you after you left :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009


These are my niece and nephew. When we moved to Boise we ended up being almost neighbors, and my kids have LOVED being so close to these two. just so happens that Jade is turning 1 this weekend!
Yep, she is already a professional walker.
She stood still for me for about a minute while she tried to figure out just what exactly I was doing. Then she was off.
Andy was standing behind me waving a Reese's over my head as a bribe so that we could keep his attention. Worked like a charm!
We got one! Trying to get these two together and both looking at the camera was tricky, there are some pretty hilarious out takes;)

A Little Overdue...

I haven't taken any pictures of my kids recently. I think we owe the grandparents some new photos, so we went to the park the other day and I brought my camera along. Surprisingly they were actually really into having their pictures taken! Even Shay...and that NEVER happens.

I LOVE this one!

Monday, September 28, 2009

A few Changes

So I changed the blog around a little bit. I am going to make the pictures a little bit smaller so that they will load a little bit faster. So the pictures from previous posts will be cut off on the right side, try to ignore that :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Would you believe me if I told you that she is 39 (and a half) weeks pregnant!?! She has the cutest little belly!

This is Kelsie, we were neighbors growing up way back when - and now we are neighbors here in Boise. It really is a small world after all :) We got together tonight to do a few maternity pictures, and check out a few new places to do pictures here around the city. After all the walking we did, I thought for sure she was going to go into labor tonight...

Seriously, I wish I looked that cute when I was pregnant. She was still wearing her regular jeans...with the button done up! Who knew that was even possible ;)

Thanks, Kelsie!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

All Mine...

It was time for some new pictures of my own kiddos, and here are a couple!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A few more...

I am just finishing up these pictures and needed to post a few more:)

Can you believe the blue eyes on these two?

This little man, was cracking me up with some of the facial expressions we got!
Before we finished mom wanted a couple of pictures of her Sienna's birth mark. She said it was a little heart on her bum. was a perfect little heart right on her cheek! (Don't cabbage patches have hearts on their bums?) It is so sweet! This picture doesn't really show the heart shape all that well, because her cheeks are a little squishy, but it is a perfect heart shape...crazy!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Landon & Sienna

These two were so much fun to take pictures of, and they were so content and put up with me manhandling them for over an hour! By the end I think they were worn out, and hopefully they took a good nap for their mom that afternoon!

Sweet Sienna...

Handsome Landon...

A friend of the family made these darling hats...and I LOVED them!

The pair of them...don't you just want to snuggle them!