Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Snickerdoodle Stew

Many people are aware that Kenzie is a model for a boutique kid's clothing called 'Snickerdoodle Stew.'  She was recently featured on a blog for a dress pattern review...and if i dare say so....she ROCKED that dress.
But that photo shoot was early in the morning, and she really didn't have a chance to show you the full versatility of the dress...we all know that it's all about the accessories!  So here is a better look at the dress in it's FULL glory!

'clothing is all about confidence...anybody can wear long as you KNOW you look good.'
 "I can't say enough about sunglasses...they make you invincible"

  "yawn!    i grow bored"

But who has time to sit around for the paparazzi....she has things to do.  Lunch meetings, and shopping, and appointments to keep. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

{The Vintage Honey Shop} teething necklace

I was recently asked to do a review for a company that I have been a fan of for a while now.  I've been nursing my youngest son for going on 10 months now, and have pretty much been a fan of teething necklaces since I started.  The Vintage Honey Shop is a store run by two moms and they make the most gorgeous necklaces that are both baby and mommy friendly.  They have endless options for fabric to match any and all tastes and babies!  They offer two types of necklaces, with or without the teething ring and mommies can rest assured knowing that both cotton fabric and wooden beads/teethers are safe for baby to play with and gnaw on! (more info here
I was so excited to get my necklace that I didn't even get a chance to photograph the awesome wrapping that it comes in, but i's UBER cute and fun and uses these ingredients...

But that's not what we all REALLY care about right?  It's all about the necklace...this is what i was surprised with!

I wore the necklace out and about the day I got it and got multiple compliments from mom and non-moms who had no idea it was for baby.  As for my little guy...he is big on pinching and clawing at me when he is nursing, which is not so much fun.  When I have the necklace on it serves as an excellent distraction for his eyes and little baby fingers (complete with sharp as needles fingernails).  I would absolutely suggest a teething necklace to all new (and experienced) mommies.  Mom's with little ones know that jewelry nearly becomes useless with a baby in tow, especially if you carry your baby in a carrier on you.  Those little gold/silver chains don't stand a chance against strong baby arms!  I love my Vintage Honey necklace and plan to wear it even after my big baby boy grows up!

these ducks decided they had to be in on the shoot.  Getting payment from them wasn't even worth the trouble pockets!

you can find them on facebook here or they are on etsy here and their main website is

Monday, June 24, 2013

Photography Class

Photography is a passion for me.  We decided to invest in my first D-SLR camera a few years ago so that I could better capture our kids and maybe have some fun learning the ins and outs of REAL photography.  I soon found that I was obsessed with it and photography became a true calling for me.  I love capturing life's fleeting moments through my lens.  While any pictures can be better than NO pictures, I have always wanted to show people that taking better pictures is easy and can be done by anyone with a decent camera and the desire to learn.  So I'm starting a photography class.  I'll start holding them from time to time so that people can learn and see what photography is all about.  In this modern day and age many of us just click the 'on' switch, and press the shutter button, letting the camera decide the object of focus, the best lighting, the depth of focus...everything.  "Photography" over-riding what modern engineering has taken into it's own hands and using our human minds to create art and memories.  The difference between having a good camera, and knowing how to use it...can be HUGE...

So join me and learn how to use that awesome camera!