Friday, January 25, 2013

You Might Be a Mommy If...

Just thought I'd share some of my most recent "Mommy Moments" with you. :)
You might be a mommy if...
1.  You cram days of work into an hour of naptime. :)
2.  Going grocery shopping alone is your version of "ladies night out."
3.  Your latest DIY projects involve baby food jars and formula cans.
4.  You still check baby monitors to make sure your child is breathing, regardless of their age.
5. Your latest play fight with your hubby involves weapons of diapers and baby wipes. :)
6.  You know the theme song to nearly every cartoon, but have no clue who One Direction is.  That is, until your 14 year old sister educates you. ;)
Happy Friday, everyone! 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Colorful Family Photos

Maybe it's a case of the winter doldrums.  Maybe it's because it was 65 degrees here today.  Or maybe it's because stores started putting their spring collections out before Christmas was even over.  Whatever it is, I'm ready to break out some bright, fun colors in my house and closet! :)  May and June are going to be crazy months around this house as Cole celebrates his first birthday and Blake turns three!  We'll also be doing family pictures and pictures of the boys around that time.  Needless to say, this mama already has her planning hat on. ;) 
For this year's family photo shoot, I am going to attempt to break out of my obsessive compulsive habits and put together fun looks that aren't so matchy-matchy.  I have a hard time with this.  And home decor that is not symmetrical.  It's a weakness of mine. ;)  So, if you're like me and want to branch out and get crazy this year, here are a few ideas for bringing some color into your next family photos.
1.  Outfits
Clothing is the easiest way to add a little bit of color (or a lot, in this case.)  These are the looks I put together for our session, and they are definitely out of my normal comfort zone.  There's black in each outfit, which helps tie them together, and then I made sure that at least one color in each outfit coordinated with a color in someone else's.  The hubby's outfit is rather simple, but it's about all I can get him in during the warmer months. :)  Comfort is always a major consideration for my three men, and of course, for me since I'll be dealing with them. ;)

2.  Location
I love photos I see that have colorful walls as the backdrop.  It's such an interesting way to add gorgeous color to your session.  And it's completely free. ;)
3.  Props
I love the idea of using oversize balloons, or even a bunch of regular balloons, to add an extra pop of color.  And maybe it will even entertain the kiddos! :)
Well, there you have it!  Just a few ideas for how to add some color to your family photos!  What do you guys think?  Over the top or totally fun? :)
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Home Resolutions

Hey, everyone!  I'm super excited to be guest posting for Lauran at The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA today!  Be sure to head over there to see my 2013 Home Resolutions!  And if you've never met Lauran, you're going to love her!  She's a beautiful lady with a great personality and fabulous fashion sense!  Stay and visit a while - you won't be disappointed! :)

The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA

I hope the new year has started out wonderfully for all of you!  We have quite a few home projects in various stages of completion, and I can't wait to share them all with you! :)  What about you guys?  Any exciting resolutions to share?

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