Sunday, October 30, 2011

{Happy First Birthday Will}

ombre cake

Wow,... this has been a long time coming! I took these pictures at a first birthday party like 2 or 3 months ago! Falling behind much?? Have you seen any 5 month pictures yet?? No? Yeah.

Anyway, I digress, PARTY. WOW! Isn't it beautiful?? Right up my alley, from the COLOR (hello!) to the awesome 5 tier ombre cake to the candy "buffet", the BUNTING!,... I can go on and on! I was so lucky to photograph this party!


You might have noticed that I have kind of changed things up a little on my blog,... just a little. Lots of collages. So, I wanted to fit more pictures into my posts (as if I needed to put MORE pictures) without stringing them along,... one,... at,... a,... time. You know? I just have such a hard time narrowing them down. MORE pictures!!! :)

sweet treats

For instance,.... I took several angles of these treats,.... and I like them all, I couldn't decide, so here they ALL are!


Life is sweet


Marshmallow pops, didn't have any, but HOW CUTE!? Banana whoopie pies (I ate two. To make up for not eating the marshmallow) Cake batter rice crispy treats?? YUM. YUM.

Party collage

Everything was perfect. Down to the matching birthday outfit!!



CAKE SMASH!!!! (there is frosting on his leg,... I'd say that was a success!)


thank you

And to top it all off,.... cake-in-a-jar party favors! WHAAT?? I can't handle any more adorable-ness.

I hope you all had a great weekend! The weather here was BEAUTIFUL but it was still pretty lazy around here! Can't wait to take the little one out for some tricks and treats tomorrow! Pictures on that soon!

By the way,... it took me allllllllllll day to create this post, not entirely sure why. I fell asleep last night editing photos (at 8:30 I need to add, yes, 8:30. On a Saturday night. Lame). I worked on this post between a little sewing, a little grocery shopping, a semi-home-cooked dinner, some strained green beans which neither me nor Cash were too fond of, Scream 4 and Bridesmaids. Here I am finishing up over 24 hours later. Again, I don't know why. :)


Saturday, October 29, 2011

{A Pillow for Jess}


I know you can only see a bit of this room, but don't you just love that purple?? And Audrey,... HELLO!? Plus, the bed is REALLY comfy!

White Ruffles

Pillow collage

Thanks Jess (back)

Thanks Matt & Jess for letting us stay with you! Can't wait to do it again for Christmas time. (hopefully?) (Maybe we'll get snowed in again!!) :)

If you're interested in this ruffle pillow, you'll be able to find some similar ones in my Etsy shop soon!!

Happy weekend everyone! XOXO

Thursday, October 27, 2011

{A Pillow For Dawn}

Dawn Pillow Front

My friend recently celebrated a birthday, so I made her a pillow cover!

Happy Birthday to Dawn! (front)

Dawn Pillow Back

Happy Birthday to Dawn!  (back)

When I finally re-open my Etsy shop, you'll be able to find pillow covers similar to this one in there!

Happy Birthday Dawn!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

{It's Fall!}

barn collage

FINALLY! I thought the heat would NEVER end! We spent a few days in Maryland with family and friends last week. It was nice to see everyone and introduce Cash to some of his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents,.... etc.

We spent a day at the pumpkin patch and saw:

Barns filled with little animals!

Cotton that I wanted to take right out of the ground and bring home with me.

Pumpkins, of course, and more animals.


Me & my boy
Here we are!!

Girls (and Cash)
Cash loved being surrounded by all of his girls,... Aunts, Cousin and Grandmom.

Sweet baby snuggles for Aunt Veronica.

Cash was so good in Maryland! He enjoyed being a social butterfly and spending the night at his Aunt & Uncle's house!

We did have quite the disastrous flight home. Cash was wonderful, but a 3 hour flight turned into 7 hours when the nasty weather diverted us to Houston and we weren't allowed to get off the plane! UGH,... cramped, stale air, getting home after 2am,... Cash was a trooper. I was cranky as hell!

Pumpkin Collage

I also went out with my sister-in-law, a few weeks ago, to some markets. Pumpkins galore!!




Autumn collage

punkin collage

That's all for now,... lots to catch up on though! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2011

{The State Fair of Texas}

Ferris wheels

I spent the day at the Texas State Fair Friday with Cash and my sister-in-law. Believe it or not,... after living in Texas for about 20 years I NEVER went to the State Fair!!! Man was I missing out! I think I might plan on this being a yearly adventure. I didn't ride one ride, but the fried fair food consumption more than made up for that! Not to mention, some of the coolest pictures!! What is so magical about giant spinning wheels, flying swings, galloping horses on poles and hot dogs fried in cornbread batter???

Fun House

Haunted House


Big tex
This is "Big Tex" who is NOT magical but in fact extremely creepy. He is like a million feet tall and HIS MOUTH MOVES!! Ewe.

Can someone explain how this is possible??? A third of a man on a pole?? I have no idea. He said his grandchildren were working at Jack in The Box,... as antenna balls. :)

Fried Butter?
Seriously?? How do you think they do that. As if butter isn't unhealthy enough as it is. How about fried cheesecake, beer, pickles (yum), ice cream, oreos.... the list goes on, and on,... and on.

Lucky 7

And of course,... the quilts. I was actually surprised, there weren't too many, BUT they were beautiful! I am actually considering entering one next year, IF I can get one done in time. Janome was also there with ALL their awesome machines! Wish I could have taken one home.

Anything fun happen in your weekend??

Sunday, October 9, 2011



I have been doing a ton of it,... everyday!! Quilts, pillow covers, bunting,... I even made a little zipper pouch the other day. (I'll show you that soon)


Some things for me. Some things for the preparation of my Etsy re-opening.


Some things for testing,....

(I'm gonna test this some more) ;)
Trying it out


Six quilt tops and three pillow covers here. You may see some of these popping up in my Etsy shop soon.


This is a little sewing I did to spruce up our pretty boring bedroom decor. Chevron seems to be all the rage these days but I will tell you that I will probably never try zig zags this small again. I started with 3" squares and I'm not sure I really thought it through. SO many bunchy, bulky seams and tiny little HST's when all was said & done. It sure did turn out pretty though!

As soon as I finish some of these WIP's, I'll let you all see them! Promise.

Tomorrow,... pictures from the State Fair of Texas!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

{4 Months}

Cash 4 months

Again,... missed the 4 month photo shoot. I know I'm going to regret that later. But these were taken a week ago when Cash and I joined my sister-in-law for some flea/thrift/art/antique/farmers market shopping fun. BIG smiles!!

Cash 4 Months