I think it’s always fun to see what other people are digging, so while the babies napped I put together my current list for you guys. Some of these I’ve used for quite awhile (and am still LOVING), while others I just started using, but so far, love equally as much!
Oh heavens, where do I even begin. This guy goes with me everywhere. I have pretty much always had good skin, but it’s also always been super sensitive skin! Like I get a rash under my skin if I use anything new on my face. It’s torture, let me tell you. That said, this thing made me nervous, but after some of my family raved about theirs, I had to try it. After all, it would supposedly minimize my pores? Sign this girl up! Two years later, my Clarisonic and I are BFFs.
HEATED THROW BLANKET
I think I could start every one of these with Oh heavens, but I’ll refrain. Three years ago my sister-in-law surprised me with one of these for my birthday. I didn’t even know they existed before then, but man oh man, I was instantly in love. I’m the kinda girl that looks to her husband when it’s 70 degrees outside and says, “I’m cold”. Yeah. He loves me for it too. His response is usually, it’s the same temperature in here as it was when you said you were hot an hour ago. B00! SOO, when I got this bad boy, I could hardly wait 2 minutes before I had it ripped out of the box, plugged in and warming me up! The one I got three years ago stopped working last year and I nearly cried! Never fear, my mother-in-law replaced it this year for my birthday!
I love having my nails done, but I hate that it normally only lasts a few days and then chips off. Who wants to spend all that money or time for something to only look good for 2-3 days. No matter what I tried, I was never successful at keeping my nails looking good, so I finally just gave up all together. That is, until Shellac came into my life. This is one of those products I mentioned above that I’ve used for awhile, and you probably have too, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t make the list! Love, love, love me some Shellac. Even with bathing babies and doing dishes, it doesn’t come off! Score!
INTERNATIONAL DELIGHT ICED COFFEE
I’m a Starbuck’s girl… kinda like the rest of the world, but a). it’s expensive if it becomes too much of a habit, and b). I’ve yet to find someone to volunteer to bring it to my door each morning (not quite sure what the problem is there), so what’s a girl to do? That’s where this little gem comes into the picture. Each morning I get to wake up, grab the babies and while they drink their bottles I sip on this (I use half mocha and half milk in case you were wondering). It’s not quite Star-B’s, but it gets me through. Bonus? It’s not $4/cup.
So here’s one I’m just starting. I debated on Birchbox, but a lot of friends were pretty unhappy with what they were getting, so when the talks turned to Ipsy, I had to check it out. So far, super excited about it! You get actual samples (unlike Birchbox that either never sent the box that month, or gave you a tiny packet sample that, well, never mind. Ipsy is amazing. I’ll keep you guys posted on what I get each month so you can decide if you want to give it a try too!
So, that’s what I’m loving today. It could all go out the window tomorrow (well, minus the coffee. that has to stay forever).
I love January 1st because it means new. New dreams. New things.
This year I decided it was time to revamp some products to bring you guys some of the best things out there. And let’s be honest. I wouldn’t hesitate to put any of this in my house… I kinda already have them in my house. I love it all that much.
Before I dive into all this goodness though, I think there’s one super important thing to talk about real quick. The CD. Everyone wants it. And I promise you guys, as photographers, we aren’t trying to keep you all from your pictures. In fact, by offering you guys these amazing products, we’re insuring that these awesome pieces of art we’ve created together actually see the walls of your home plus offering the CD you can keep to put in your son or daughter’s wedding slideshow. I know for one, I am guilty of getting a CD of my wedding pictures and have yet to print them. The CDs are locked in our fire box and backed up on my external hard drives. That’s it. Really? I am ashamed to even tell you all that. By offering these products, I know you will hang them in your house with pride and smile each time you pass by them. And this makes me smile.
Ok, Ok. So we’re all on the same page. Let’s go.
Seriously guys. How awesome are these things? My clients are loving them for not only unique gifts for grandma and grandpa, but mom and dad love to display them in their home/office or mom can pack it up and keep it in her purse to show off to friends. Love them!
CUSTOMIZED CELL PHONE CASES
Oh gracious am I in love with this thing. How often do you bump in to an old friend and they say, I haven’t seen your kids in ages! You know you keep your phone on you wherever you go so all you have to do is grab it and flip it to the back side to show just how gorgeous your kids are! No longer do you have to pull out the mile long film strip from your wallet to show your kids off.
IMAGE BOX WITH MOUNTED PRINTS
Everyone likes a two-for-one, right? I know I do. That’s exactly what this product is. The boxes are awesome because the box it self can be displayed, then the mounted prints come with a stand so you can display them one at a time and change them out as you wish. Some people choose to display the box and mounted prints side-by-side, or others use them as two different works of art and display them separately at their home or office.
There is nothing more classy and traditional as mounted canvases. I personally have them all over my house. They are anywhere from being displayed on walls to sitting beautifully on an easel. I love them! In my opinion, images of your family printed and stretched on a canvas is the best way to turn your house into a warm, invitingly comfortable home. They are a timeless piece of art.
Isn’t it all beautiful!! Oh my gracious. As the samples were coming in I was oozing with excitement for you guys! These pictures hardly do this stuff justice. It’s all unique. It’s glamorous. It’s just what I want my products to be!
If you’re a past client, don’t worry. Through 11:59 on March 7, 2014 you can receive 10% off your order of any of these products. Just my little thank you for being such fabulous clients!
He was OK. I wasn’t a huge fan, but I guess some people liked him… my husband included. He likes cars (a lot) so they have that in common, but I couldn’t stand more than about 5 minutes of him. 10 minutes tops.
But the heavens parted for me about a week ago because my boy Jimmy Fallon has now taken over for Jay!!! Oh happy day!
Jimmy will forever hold a special place in my heart (as well as my mother-in-law’s, I think) because the mention of his show floods my memory with late night feedings of my sweet baby girls. When my babies were just a few weeks old, my mother-in-law and I would stay up to do the 11:30 feeding and when Jimmy Fallon came on we knew we could wake up a little and feed the babies before retiring to bed. My husband had to go to work, so we would send him to bed long before this, but the time between him going to bed and Jimmy coming on seemed like eternity to a sleep-deprived new momma. Jimmy was my relief for those first SEVERAL weeks. (my twins were itty bitty so we had to feed them a lot… for a long time…) He meant it was time for that one last thing I had to do before getting my 3 hours of sleep.
Man, just thinking about this makes me tired all over again. Which brings me to another installment of KISSES & DISSES!!
1. Seriously. Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show. I love it. The hubs and I DVR it (commercials are a negative in this household) and watch it together the following night.
2. How can I mention Jimmy Fallon and not KISS his History of Rap segmen twith Justin? Yeah. I can’t. So obviously the History of Rap. These are my favorite. If NBC wants my opinion, I vote for Jimmy and JT to do a show together every Friday night. Just sayin. I’d DVR it.
3. Easter candy. Ugh. This is a love/hate right here. It always puts a smile on my face to see the Seasonal isles fill up with Easter goodies because it means a hint of warmer weather is coming.
1.Can I say Jay Leno? I mean, I’m sure he’s a nice guy, buuuttt…. I’m pretty excited he’s gone. I will say though, I watched his last show and his goodbye sorta made me teary-eyed. See, I can feel for the guy.
2. I may offend some people on this one, but UGG boots. Never liked ‘em. Never owned a pair. Can’t do it. Oh, and let’s not bring up the topic of these ‘shoes’ worn with skirts. Call me old, but I can’t do it.
3. Baby proofing. Seriously ya’ll. I remember a friend coming over with her 1 year old to entertain me when I was on bed rest and as she came in I said, I think I’m pretty baby proof so you shouldn’t have to worry. She glanced around the room and kinda laughed a little. I now know why. Not only does my living room look like a daycare (my aunts words last week), but my coffee table is now bare, I have padding covering every inch of my brick fire place and now I can hardly get in my kitchen cabinets to get out a pan because the baby proofing is mommy proof sometimes, too. Again. Baby proofing. Ugh. When do they figure out that tiny fingers in outlets isn’t a good combo??
Happy Wednesday ya’ll! We’re halfway through the week. You’ve got this!
Oh, I’m so excited about this years Easter mini sessions.
Think whimsical. Think magical. Shabby Chic if you will.
Imagine your little ones in their most adorable spring outfit with golden light cascading across a field.
Just thinking about these sessions makes my heart skip a beat or two, so let’s get to it, shall we??
The stool and rabbit will be there for your little ones, but don’t worry if you have younger ones who aren’t quite able to sit/stand on their own quite yet. I’ll work with your wee bundles of joy to get ground shots while still incorporating my Peter Rabbit theme.
And, because outfits are ALWAYS one of the first questions that pops into mom and dad’s head, I put together a little style board to get your wheels turnin. These outfits are all available at Gap this season just in case you’re loving them.
The Peter Rabbit mini’s will be Saturday, March 29th, but there are only a few spots available so we can get the best golden light for your sweet little ones.