Jan 24, 2012

We are moving | Michigan

I am happy to announce we are moving! We have decided to move back to Michigan to be with our families. Well mine, Hardy's family lives in Georgia. I am so happy, nervous, anxious, etc; I am tempted to pick up & move NOW! There are several reasons for the move:

1. Money
2. Family
3. School
4. Army

I am way exited about this.

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(Taken January of this year)

Even though we will be moving back to this :( (the snow) I will be able to see the man in the pic's face more!! My dad!!!:)

I am a little upset I will lose a few clients but I am happy I met them & my business will only grow. I have more opportunity in Michigan with more clients because I know a lot of people. That's an excuse haha I know people here too. I will probably blog on & off in the next few months only because I am going to be super busy. Sorry:(
I have a few shoots in February that I can't wait for.

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(One of my first photos in Michigan)

Hello Michigan good bye Virginia. 

Jan 19, 2012

I started | Fitness

I started my workout plan on Sunday. I have come to terms with the fact I am 24 years old & this weight ain't coming off :( I need to do something about it. So lucky me, my husband, he is also on the same page as me. He has been working out for 7 days straight now. We are determined. I want to be healthy, fit, & strong. We plan on having children some day & I want to teach them it's not ok to be unhealthy. My eating habits are terrible & I need to get that under control. Pinterest have really inspired me to get fit. I pin fitness pins all day long. I actually have been pinning while biking& elipticalling (is that even a word?)
Today we got up at 4 am, drank some coffee then headed to the gym. I thought that was crazy but we did it! We actually got up & was motivated. I love the feeling I get after a great workout. 

"Sweat is fat crying"

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biking for 30 after I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I was beasting in the gym 

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A Pin that I set as my screen on my phone. 

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I try to juice for one of my meals just to cleanse my body. I found these amazing Cara Cara Navels oh em geeeee. So delicious! 

If you're not trying to lose weight that is ok. Being healthy is all that matters. It's a life style change nothing more than that. I have to keep telling myself I am in it forever!! I think short term but this is long term baby!!! 

Jan 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Day | Monument

January 15, 1929 our world was forever changed. Martin Luther  King Jr. was born. He will go down in history with an amazing dream to better our world. He will go on to make a difference in our world. On April 4, 1968 our dreams, our children's dreams, & any type of hope will be forever changed. In 1986 MLK Jr. Day was established as a U.S. Federal Holiday. 



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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - MLK Jr.
You can watch & listen HERE

I just wanted to briefly touch on this because he was an amazing man. I went in October to visit the monument with a dear friend. I recommend everyone go to see this. Very touching & inspiring. I took some photos with my iPhone so they are not the best but hey none the less you get a glimpse of the monument. :)

Jan 14, 2012

Ballet | Pinterest

I have been eager to find a willing client who does ballet in Virginia for so long. I have contacted a few schools but nothing. I wont give up. I really would love to have a shoot with a ballerina. They are so elegant & smooth. I found some of these photos on Pinterest. Enjoy. 



I must {ache} you a question | DIY

I can't remember for the life of me what blog I found this on. Then again it could have been Pinterest. Which btw I am obsessed with but who isn't. You can find me on there HERE. Enjoy. 

So below I will tell you how to make these adorkable mugs. :)


Step one:
Print off a mustache outline ( I had hubby draw me one since these mugs are super little)

Step two:
Have white mugs or whatever color you'd like. I decided to go with these white ones because I never use them & they where laying around. 

Step three:
I used a permanent marker but I guess you can get these pens that are specially made for ceramic. 

Step four:
Outline your staches where you'd like them on your mug. Repeat this for however many mugs you have. 

Step five:
You are suppose to bake them for 40 minutes to set the marker.

Step six:
Enjoy your stache family. :)

Jan 12, 2012

Santiago's 1st Birthday | God Son

My Godson Santiago turned one on November 28th 2011. His mother, my best friend, asked me to attend & be the photographer. Here are the photos from the party at Crazy Bounce. The best place to have a birthday party. They have stuff for all ages. :)


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Daddy, Baby, & Mommy.

Blowing out his candles.

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He was in heaven.

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Eating his personal cake.

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Baby eating pizza nom nom nom!

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Guychie, baby, Turtle, & Mommy. 




(Aunties & Mommy)


Jan 10, 2012

Military woes | hubby leaves to school

The day has come that my husband leaves for school. It's not for long or to far but still him being away is sucky. I am lucky and got to drive down here to his hotel room...yea...hotel room..to stay the night. They set him up in a room because the base was full. Its a nice room and around a busy area. I am off to spend the night with the hubs and watch The Big Bang Theory which is my all time favorite show. :) hope you are all doing great!!

Jan 7, 2012

Pho | Thai Food

If you have never tried Pho (Pronounced Phu) get to your nearest Thai restaurant! I wanted to share this with you because it seriously is so good. If you don't like spicy this dish is not for you. It will clear your sinuses that's for sure.

Pho Before

Before ( you add whatever you'd like. We put hoisin sauce, lime, & fresh jalapeno.)

Pho After

After ( with all the stuff added) 

yumm

Jan 6, 2012

Foto Friday | Semper Foto

Hi long time no talky. 
I have some exciting news my photos will be on Semper Fi Momma every Friday! Yea you read that right!!! I will be over there every FRIDAY!! Laura is amazing & asked me to post on her site as a military wife. I happily excepted & at first I was going to write about fashion but who am I kidding my niche is definitely photos. :) I love to share my photos. I feel I work very hard on my photography & want people to enjoy my photos as well as me. So go on over there & visit Semper Fi Momma for military life tips, tricks, fashion, fotos, & more. I hope you all enjoy your weekend. 

Did you think you where going to get away with no picture? hmmm you don't know me then!! :) 





sun was setting on the swamp
(Frozen swamp in Michigan)

Jan 2, 2012

Mundane Mondays.

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas & New Years. If you don't celebrate Christmas Happy Holidays & I hope it was amazing. We have been in Michigan for about 2 weeks now. We spent some time with my family. We are missing hubbies family very much so. I seriously have a case of writer's block right now. I was stumped on what to write! :/ I want to just update you all on my week. It has been amazing. I love the fact we got to be with family during the holidays. Holidays are not the same with out family. I've been spending time with my best friend & my God son. 

Here are a few photos:


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Look at him. He seriously is the cutest little thang EVER!! He is so laid back & is going to be a romantical.

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My BFF & God Son. He looks just like his mama.

Did you make any resolutions for the new year? What did you do for NYE? Be blessed & take care.