Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Catching My Breath

I'm SO behind. Where to start. Photographed my first wedding (yikes), toddler not sleeping, therefore nobody sleeping well, my mind not unwinding, going to bed too late, exhaustion, went to Florida for a much needed overdue family vacation, drove home just in time for a birthday and now trying to get back into reality.

So here are a few pics to catch you up. My beautiful cousin got married. I was hesitant to take pictures when she asked because it's so intimidating, but so glad I grabbed my friend and we took a leap. Super fun, exhausting, but good lessons learned. (Business has started, logo done, website is being worked on. It's a whirlwind. We are in it. agghh!)

Not too bad for a first time, but boy was I disappointed in the shots I reeeeally wanted to get. Sigh. I think the bride is happy though, so that is all that matters. 

Florida was heaven on earth. We went with cousins and friends and we had a blast! Minus the humidity drab hair, cranky talkback tot moments and long drive, we'd do it all over again next week. 

This face right here is pure joy! when she's not sassing you back in the face, grrrr, little 5 year old going on 13.

 I promise, this kid really does smile. :)

 So amazing. We didn't want to leave.

And... last but not least. My sweet little nephew turned 1. How cute is this face?

And this week is full of more editing. Stay tuned for new biz and website. Coming sooooon. Also, it's time for fall. Yay! We are ready for a wardrobe change after a hot beach week. Tomorrow is a plaid kind of day. Too soon? I think not. Do you read Dean Street Society? I love her. Check out her Style Me September Guide. Super fun! She told me to wear plaid so why wouldn't I?!  ;) 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Wear

Splurge on something today. Cute lil shop I just discovered. Go fishing...

I've had my eye on this FUN piece.

And these necklaces are so great!

Perfect gift! It's a shopping day.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Birthday Girl

Happy 5th birthday to our baby girl! sniff. sniff...tear  Miss Rory was a beautiful surprise in our lives and is such a joy. A fierce and happy girl from day one. Loves her brother, swimming, arts and crafts and wants to be a rockstar when she grows up. She is sunshine! We love you to the moon and back, peanut!

How many Heichelbech men does it take to light 5 candles?

That is happiness :) xoxo


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer Brunching

K... I am a sucker for breakfast. It's my absolute favorite. Moving to a small town hasn't bode well for my cravings. It's my goal one day to open up a cute brunch place around these parts. Until then, I do love cooking and can make a mean brunch for my family any day. This recipe is on my radar.
Bacon wrapped french toast. COME on! Yum!

I found a recipe, but slightly adjusted to my liking. Will prepare and probably change the recipe. Until then... start here:

1 loaf unsliced fresh bread (I like using challah for french toast)
1 pack thick bacon
6 eggs
a small carton of cream or whole milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp real vanilla extract
100% maple syrup
Powdered sugar

Bake your bacon at 375 till it's about 80% done. Do not cook to crispy. Make your batter with eggs, cream/milk, vanilla and spices. Soak bread and cook on a griddle. Cool slightly and cut into bite size pieces. Wrap bacon around your french toast pieces and secure with a toothpick. Throw on a cooke sheet or pan and bake at 400 for 10 minutes until the bacon is crispy. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and syrup.

via Foodista

YUM! I think the kiddos will like this one. 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014


So, I traded in my old camera for a used camera in the model I wanted. I also switched from Nikon to Canon and swapped out my lenses. BEST decision ever! I love my new camera and lens. Now on the search for my second lens.

You ever wonder why it costs so much to get good photography? Because editing and downloading and sifting through pics takes FOREVER! ;) Especially if you're me and take 1000 pics at a time. Though, if you get your light right and your people right you won't have to edit much...which is my goal. I fell in love with the camera in the dark room. So getting it all right up front was so important!

A few shots I just downloaded. #unfiltered and #unedited. I will edit a bit, but I was thrilled with my new lens results. Look at these sweet faces.

I mean, come on. Cute kids!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kantha Karma

Maybe if I share these with you all someone will send me one???? Kantha is the most popular form of embroidery practiced by rural women in south east Asia. I love them! Wish I could make em.

Domino has a deal going...

Put some color on yo' couch. Or perfect as a gift!! Summer fun!


Monday, July 14, 2014


Who wants to Airstream it? These are fun!!!!! I would totally stay in one. You? Glamping, if you will.

Big Sur...yes sir


Santa Barbara is so pretty! They have other CA locations coming soon!


Vienna anyone?? Oh my!


Or hit Glamping.com or Glamping Hub to search for more locations. And maybe rent a treehouse while you're at it!