Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Smell of Roses...

Is so potent. I forgot how much I love having fresh flowers in my home. My favorite is when Trader Joe's sells big, beautiful, soft pink peonies in their stores. For now, roses from Ralph's will do.

9 dollar roses + 3 dollar mason jar from Ikea
= something pretty for me to look at for a week

Monday, March 28, 2011

Erin's Senior Pictures

Today I got to spend a couple hours with my younger cousin while I took her senior pictures. I took her to the same hiking trail that Bren and I discovered the other day. It is so true that practice makes "perfect", because I am already so much more comfortable doing shoots now than I was just 5 months ago when I did my first shoot (my friend Amber's engagement pictures). I also feel like I picked up a lot of good tips from following a wedding photographer on her engagement shoot. But, really, it was not hard getting great pictures of this girl because she is just so photogenic.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Liz

Last night we rented a karaoke room at Round 1 for Liz's Birthday. That place is pretty neat, it's kind of like a Dave and Busters. It's 21 and over, they have an arcade, bowling, and several karaoke rooms that you can rent by the hour. I think all of our voices were soar afterward...

Oh my husband

Hold me closer tiny dancer...

Bye, Bye, Bye

Morning Glory

Brennen and I love to take hikes/walks with Haiden on Saturday mornings. Yesterday we ventured to a hiking trail in Brea. The cool, crisp air was nice but I'm waiting for the sun to come back again!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Perfect Spring Outfit

I'm dreaming about putting away my jackets and wearing pretty
Spring dresses.This would be my perfect, simple, fresh
Spring outfit courtesy of Asos..

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Disneyland Love

Honestly, it's ridiculous how excited I still get every time we go to Disneyland. I REALLY want to try to get an adults only Disney date with my husband soon. We bought the passes with the intention of using Dland as an alternative date night to dinner and a movie, but we haven't been having too many dates in general. I'm going to have to see if I can call in a favor and try to get a day free for ourselves, because moms and dads like to go on roller coasters too.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This kid is probably so over

...me taking pictures of him. I like to practice with my camera. I'm a stay-at-home mom (well and student), but I spend most of my time entertaining my son. So, he's going to be the subject of the majority of my pictures. And I happen to think he's really cute.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm Bored. Let's Make a Pizza.

Every Monday night Haiden and I try to think of ways to entertain ourselves, because Bren doesn't get home until after Haiden goes to bed those nights. This Monday night we decided we were going to try to make BBQ chicken pizza. Without looking up a recipe of planning ahead at all, we went to the market and just bought stuff. Safe to say, this is an easy, no-brainer BBQ chicken pizza recipe.

Ingredients: BBQ sauce, canned chicken, mozzarella cheese, dough.

Step 1: mix BBQ sauce and chicken

Step 2: smear BBQ sauce onto pizza dough

Step 3: take a break to make BBQ sauce mustache

Step 4: Add cheese and chicken to pizza dough

Step 5: bake for 10 mins at 450. And enjoy...

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Always Sunny in Disneyland

This week has been long and stressful. I had 3 exams and I was basically studying late every night this week. Thankfully, they are over and done with (and I think I did pretty good). I am not only glad the weekend is here because it means the end of my school week, but also because this weekend is going to be great...particularity because I am going to be tagging along on an engagement shoot and picking the brain of professional wedding photographer Jen Harris. To kick off the start of my weekend Haiden and I went to Disneyland for a few hours. Why is it always suddenly much sunnier and warmer once you enter the gates of Disneyland? Do they have some kind of deal with God? I need to start keeping this in mind and always were shorts there.