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beauty from tragedy
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I ran across an article on ABC News about the woman that was killed in Turkey.  She was apparently into phtography and her sister has decided to sell her photos on Instacanv.as as a way to raise money for her two boys.  I cannot think of a better idea!  And she’s got some wonderful images too.  The one above is my favorite.  

Read more from ABC News here. 
 

beauty from tragedy

I ran across an article on ABC News about the woman that was killed in Turkey.  She was apparently into phtography and her sister has decided to sell her photos on Instacanv.as as a way to raise money for her two boys.  I cannot think of a better idea!  And she’s got some wonderful images too.  The one above is my favorite.  
Read more from ABC News here. 

 

sloane : 1 year old

Super sweet Sloane turns one year old with a candy themed party!  
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test shooting

This is the place where I will be shooting a wedding reception.  Cute little spot for a foodie couple don’t ya think?  Took a few shots with the SLR to see if I could get anything w/out flash .. I am going to hope they turn off the fluorescents in the coolers! 

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windy city indeedliving up to her name today! 

windy city indeed

living up to her name today! 

forty what?

Had the best time celebrating my friend Kathryn’s birthday last weekend in Scottsdale.  She’s got a great group of girlfriends that made the drive up from Tucson while Kendra and I flew in from Chicago.  I got there a little early on Friday so we had a chance to catch up on all of life’s happenings.  Funny that neither one of us could remember how long it had been since we’ve seen each other, but no matter … we just picked right up where we left off.  The girls started rolling in early evening and the fun began!  Who has the bundt cake? 
Oh and we stayed at the Hotel Valley Ho and loved it!  The mid-century mod vibe was great and the staff super attentive.  I could hang out by that pool every single day! 
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10 on 10 { nov 2012 }

Ahhhh finally the tenth lands on a weekend!  So happy to be able to photograph something other than work!  Sadly, the day was filled with repair men, errands and furniture moving to prepare for painters tomorrow.  I am so happy to finally be getting a fresh coat of paint, but I have waaaaay too much furniture to move around!  Maybe it’s time to donate some stuff!!  A huge thanks to my awesome friends, the Robinson’s, for lending me some muscle!  I could not have done it without you!  Hoping the painters can finish in a day so I can get everything put back together!  Happy Saturday peeps! 
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all photos processed with VSCO LR4 presets

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Wind Map
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This is soooo cool!  Click on the outline of the map!  See Sandy in action!  

Wind Map

This is soooo cool!  Click on the outline of the map!  See Sandy in action!  

80 blue bunnyOh how I love Fall!  I love the food - pumpkin everything! - and it’s the only time of year that I can find my favorite ice creams!  Cinnamon is probably my all time favorite ice cream.  It has been since I was a kid.  In the off season I will buy a really good vanilla, melt it a little bit and add cinnamon to make my own.  :)

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80 blue bunny

Oh how I love Fall!  I love the food - pumpkin everything! - and it’s the only time of year that I can find my favorite ice creams!  Cinnamon is probably my all time favorite ice cream.  It has been since I was a kid.  In the off season I will buy a really good vanilla, melt it a little bit and add cinnamon to make my own.  :)

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79 bed!

I have been looking for a “real” bed for years!  I don’t know why I see it as such a commitment, but it’s one of those items that you should have for a really long time.  So finding just the right one that I could live with seemed overwhelming.  Leather?  Linen?  Lacquer?  As a designer, I often times find myself paralyzed by the possibilities.  Silly, I know. 

So when I saw this navy linen gem come across my email on One Kings Lane, I decided to click buy!  I NEVER purchase furniture that I haven’t seen in person, but for some reason this just jumped out at me.  It finally arrived this week and my awesome friends, the Robinson’s, came over to help me assemble!  

Finally, I have a real grown up bed!  It’s the little things I tell you.. 

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81 everlaneFound this fun website called Everlane - they sell fabulous t-shirts, bags and totes that are made of quality materials, but sold at wholesale prices.  My tote arrived today!  

… via iPhone …

81 everlane

Found this fun website called Everlane - they sell fabulous t-shirts, bags and totes that are made of quality materials, but sold at wholesale prices.  My tote arrived today!  

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