Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Apparently this blog is getting a ton of hits (thanks pinterest) & I totally forgot about coming back on here! 
Just a note to any friends & family, I have created a new family blog to document Reesey girl... yes it's private. 
So it means I won't be coming on here anymore!
I am considering inviting readers but for now, just private :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

All text, no pix

Quickie update. I applied to the Nursing program at Sierra! Can I get a woot woot?


Feels good to apply even if it is just a lottery. BUUUUUUUT, that doesn't mean I won't be praying for my name to get pulled! :) Feel free to join in ha.

I've been keeping busy with watching two of my favorite munchkins, decorating my home, and building my "business." And let me just say, it's super hard. I'm not uber business savvy or have any business sense, so figuring it out is not easy. I network like crazy, and slowly I'm getting more inquiries. I've got a maternity/newborn shoot coming, and two more seniors in the works. It's a start right?! There are already so many incredibly talented people out there in the same field of work, I'm grateful they chose me! Believe me, I was ready to quit the first week of "trying." But then I have a session and am reminded how much fun it is! And I know I can only get better each time I use my camera, creatively that is. If my biz keeps growing, I've got my eye on a full-frame camera body :) Pleeeeease. 

Nigh nigh!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pomp & Frill

Keeping my hands busy. Anyone want to buy these from me? $24 for all three! Pass it around :)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Our home.

This is gonna be long.
You were warned.

The family room. It's coming together nicely. We are still on the search for a media console. I really want to score an awesome find on craigslist or thrifting and put a little elbow grease into making it shine in our home. Brand new consoles, at least the ones that attract us, are about $1,000. Nope, can't shouldn't do it. Once we have that, I can put artwork/frames up on the wall the way I envision it. It will help warm up the space a bit more (and I didn't post a picture of the TV wall. I'm saving it for the before and after post... when we get there!)

Want pillows? If you havent mastered sewing perfect squares like me, home goods has some great pillows for only $16. People, these are great deals on pillows! DON'T EVER BUY PILLOWS AT PIER ONE. Just don't do it. Unless you fell in love and can't part with it... but seriously.


The lovely kitchen. A lot of time is spent in here! Can't wait for my next big project and it's kitchen related. Specifically cabinet related ;) It will transform the room entirely! 

NEED CURTAINS! AH. Don't worry, it's on my list.


I white-washed the fireplace before we painted the entire room the color it currently is.

This is the fireplace room. I don't know what else to call it! It's not a dining room. But it definitely will be surrounded with all things related to the gospel. I want a "special room" like we did growing up. Only difference is, we can actually go in it!

I can't wait to either find super cheap curtains or sew some myself that actually hit the floor!

AG Photography temple image (yep, that's right!), thrift store frame, and custom matting. Making a statement!

Just about every single one of these flowers came from the thrift store!


Ugly to dreamy. haha.

ugh, that fan makes me shudder.

The master bedroom... where the magic happens! I always wanted a bedroom that felt like a retreat from the rest of the house. In our apartment, we always had our desk ponied at the foot of our bed, making our bedroom double as an office. It was super romantic. Just another blessing of living in a space big enough for a separate office... or make that two :) 
Now go back up and look at the granite again. Both pictures were taken during the day, no overhead lights, and LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE! I really can't make myself get over it. Especially when I'm flashing back to the before photos.

DIY headboard. I'll take it!

The fan from the fireplace room was switched to the master. SO much better.

Repainted Great grandma's table and $6 thrift lamp. Thinking of how to spruce up the shade.... That's for another day!

The offices:

This was a recent find at the thrift store. $8! Max sanded it, stained it, and put on new hardware. Not bad and goes perfect with his thrifted desk!
I'd post photos of my entire room but it's a little messy and chaotic right now. But here are snipits. 
Ah, yes, easy way to add color. Thread and ribbons!

My little desk area.
Well, there you have it! Essentially, every room is still a work and progress, but I'd thought I'd share so that I could look back one day and see the progression. It really is fun to decorate our home and make it feel more and more comfy cozy. I still have an ever growing list of projects to do, but all in due time! Thanks for making it through to the end, hope it wasn't painful :)

Until next time!