Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hooray for Holiday Cards!

Yep, it’s that time again! Can you believe it? The holidays are just around the corner! I swear, just yesterday I was complaining about how hot and muggy it was outside. Now, its FREEZING!

So…what comes along with the cold weather? The holidays! And what comes along with the holidays? Holiday cards! If you remember from last year, I was way ahead of the game and got them ordered super early. This year? Not so much. But that’s ok, I still have a solid month to get them picked out, ordered, envelopes stuffed, addressed, and in the mail. Easy, right?! Sure, no problem!

When I first started thinking about the ol’ holiday card for this year (which I’ll admit, was only about a week ago…) I thought “I’ll make my own!” I mean, I’m creative, I like designing stuff, so I could totally do it, right? Sure. If I didn’t have a job, and a house, and a life. So, that was a nice thought.

Now, the past couple years I have ordered my cards from various online retailers. This year, however, I think I will be making the switch. The switch to Shutterfly. I currently have aaaallllll of my photos from the past couple years uploaded to another site. But I think from now on, I will be uploading to Shutterfly. This place is great, people! Their website is easy to use, uploads your photos in a jiffy, and have I talked about their Holiday Card selection yet? No? Oh, let me tell you about it.

It rocks.

Like, really rocks.

There are TONS of designs to choose from, they come in all different shapes and sizes, and they are all so fun! (well, there are some traditional ones too, if you like that sort of thing)

I have spent the last hour perusing just a small selection of the bazillion possible designs, and I am in love. Let me show you some of my favorites so far…

Snowflake Ribbon Christmas Card
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We Heart You Holiday Card
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Send Holiday Cheer Christmas Card
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Aren’t they fun!? I could have gone on and on…but I really need to start cooking dinner. :)

Shutterfly not only has holiday cards, but they have other fun personalized things like mugs andinvitations. How cool is that!?

So, watch your mailboxes folks, you might just see one of these cards! Or, maybe not – there are about a million other designs to choose from… ;) And I won’t lie, I purposely left my favorites out of this post so that I won’t spoil the big holiday card surprise. :P

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Moss Family

As I mentioned before, I went and hung out with my favorite almost-one-year-old and her parents a couple weekends ago for some family portraits.  I am really happy with how they came out. :)

By the way, can you believe little Lexi is almost A YEAR OLD.  Holy cow where has the time gone!

Anyway, enjoy some of my favorites from our shoot…









Aren’t they just the cutest little family :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Moss family ~ sneak peek

I hung out with Lexi and her parents last weekend to do some family portraits. I've been pretty busy so I haven't gotten all the images edited yet, but here is a little sneak peek...more to come!!


Sunday, November 7, 2010


The hubs and I recently took a little road trip to Colorado, to visit our good friends Ryan & Elaine.

Despite a few "hiccups" with the *road trip* part of the trip (such as being pulled over for NO REASON AT ALL, getting a flat tire 10 hours away from home with a spare tire that was STUCK UNDER THE CAR and then FLAT, and a possible red-light ticket in the lovely city of Denver...) we had such a great time!

I took a ton of photos (surprise surprise) and just finally got around to editing them all. Enjoy a few of my favorites!


The scenery is to. die. for. We don't get these views in good ol Kansas.



This my darling friend Elaine, and her adorable little baby boy, James.

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We went on a hike near their house, and were able to get some pictures with some amazing scenery for a backdrop!Colorado-Oct2010_07





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We also hung out in the wonderful little town of Breckenridge for a day. Such a fun place!

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Ryan & Elaine: Thank you so much for hosting us! We had SO much fun! Can't wait to come back and see you again! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Little Ladybug


Last weekend I got to hang out with my favorite little munchkin, and get some photos of her in her Halloween costume. 

How *cute* is that costume!?  It’s not just any ol’ costume, that bad boy was homemade.  I love it. 

Enjoy some of my favorite images from our shoot.  And get ready, because there is a cuteness overload coming your way! :)

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This is one of my absolute favorites.  Isn’t she just PRECIOUS.

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Not only does this kid make an adorable ladybug, she makes a pretty stinkin’ cute witch too!

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This last one just makes me giggle :)