I know I know, we are not married and we do not have kids so why do we do Christmas cards?! 3 years ago we decided to send them out. Curious why? Well, the year Andrew moved down here was when we started because he is from Michigan and has a big family. We thought his family would love it and love to receive snail mail. Of course any chance I get to take photos with this handsome devil I take it. The last two years we have had Mr. Luther and I think he makes them 😉 Oh and of course Andrew’s awesome mustache this year LOL.
This was the first year I had a vision that came to life, the fun dress, the greenery, and the scene was perfect.
This was one vision that FAILED haha but it was hilarious. The wreath hole was way to small, haha. Bless his little heart, he was so confused.
I mean look at him! As much crap I gave him for that dang mustache it really did make our pictures even better.
Find a guy who looks at you this way <3 My heart, Luther loves the camera. I was nervous because I am always the one taking our photos or his and he did awesome with Kiesha.
Being a photographer I am very choosy with who takes my photos because I am a perfectionist. I was blown away when Keshia Pietz Photography when she sent me these photos. They were so on point with my vision. Photos hold a dear place in my heart and one thing I tell everyone is PRINT PRINT PRINT YOUR PHOTOS. Yes, the digital world is great, but I love printing my photos, making books paper cover books.
I send photos all the time to Andrew’s family and my mom who lives out of town as well. I wanted to share some of my favorite places to print precious moments and gift those special moments below. Minted– 15% off all gifts. Shutterfly– 50% off Cards, Gifts etc. Snapfish– Currently having 60% off entire site! Great deal! Chatbooks- All regular books are only $10! Perfect gift for grandma, mom or dad!
Good morning loves! I am just swooning over these army green pants (they have a stretchy waist line) and this frill shirt!
If you have not heard about Nickel and Suede you are missing out. These earrings have changed my life. No joke, I have 4 holes in each ear… I use to be obsessed with earrings but they just kept pulling on my ear lobs and I HATE that look.These earring are flexible and light weight, I sometimes even forget I even have them in!
These pants and shirt are from Shop Scoobie and my shoes of course are Franco Sarto <3 This is the perfect Fall transition outfit. I have on my to-do list this weekend to unpack my Fall/ Winter bin and go through some things. I think I enjoy cleaning out my closet more than ever when it comes to this time of the year.
You guessed right, today is my birthday! The big 2-5, I feel like I literally just got use to saying I was 24. I have heard more times than not that this year is going to be the best one yet, or either I am going to have a mid life crisis. Whatever god throws at me I think I will be okay. Hey! I get to rent a car hassle free also I have heard, ha! Be sure to keep scrolling to find out more about the birthday girl. Below I am sharing 25 lessons I have learned in the last year. (Dress and Shoes Linked Below)
Twenty- Five is a year to challenge myself to really look at life with purpose. I find myself getting caught up in planning my future I forget to be in the moment. I get anxiety just thinking about it. We all are guilty of this. Yes we need to plan for the future in a way but my goodness I find myself focusing on that more that anything.
I AM OBSSESSED WITH THESE SHOES.
25 things I learned upon turning 25!
Take care of yourself first, your mind, body and soul.
Surround yourself with people who love you, respect you and value you.
Some people just really suck.
Good things happen when you work your butt off!
When a new opportunity comes you way, take it. You never know until you try.
Saving money is hard! One of my goals is to improve my budgeting habits.
Never be afraid to ask, the worst thing they will say is no.
Find time to just have fun!
Don’t waste your time on something you don’t like. Life is way to short.
Fine peace within yourself.
Grocery shopping is my happy place, and so is shopping for anything else! Hence #7… budgeting…
Be different, god chose all of us to have a talent and purpose. Find that and run with it.
You can always go back home.
Kombucha is life.
Family really is everything. I am so thankful for my crazy loving family.
I love being a dog mama.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. You always hear that but with the way social media is now a days you see so much and think so much.
You can’t control everything.
Surround myself with like minded people.
Brunch is the best part of the day (on the weekend)
I love going to bed early. Sleep is so good for the soul.
Taking time for myself.
Be proud of who I am, who I have become and am still becoming. 20s are not easy. Everything happens for a reason.
My Dress : Lulus (only a few left)
Shoes: Target Comes in Black, Blue and Nude!
Rosé season means being outdoors, entertaining, with friends and family, all of these bottles are perfect for summer gatherings and are sure to be crowd pleasers. The great things about these bottle is they are all under $20!
Affordable, quality wine from the Loire Valley in France
Balanced rosé with refreshing acidity
Pairing Idea: Grilled Turkey Burger
Château Bonnet Rosé($13)
Blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Andre Lurton
Light bodied with food-friendly acidity
Pairing Idea: Grilled Vegetables
Josh Cellars Rosé ($15)
Blend of Barbera, Moscato and Syrah
This is a crisp rosé with fruity flavors of strawberry, peach and citrus
Pairing Idea: Seafood (shrimp cocktail, oysters, or steamed clams).
Rebel Rosé Cocktail
Add the following to a cocktail shaker:
4 oz Josh Rose
1.5 oz Redemption Bourbon
1 oz Licor 43 ( I personally like a little of Licor, so I only added 1/2oz.)
Pour over ice, top with a splash grapefruit juice, garnish with a grapefruit peel