Wednesday, November 5, 2014


when ivy was only 6 weeks old, we had the opportunity to model for
sloan photographers (some of our besties) for a lifestyle session at the beach.
i know, we're the luckiest, right?! their work seriously blows me away!

disclaimer: in a swimsuit 6 weeks after having a baby.
but i couldn't say no to this shoot!

found this amazing silver jacket at a garage sale in big bear.
i thought this would be a fun chance to wear it :)

thank you thank you thank you to the sloans :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


you guys...being a mama to 2 is seriously kicking my butt.
we have been busy with preschool, play doh, legos,
weekly outings to disneyland, playdates with friends,
swimming in the pool, taking walks around the neighborhood,
and just trying to keep up with the kiddos.

i started teaching again in august,
but have been turning down photography.
i used to be the person who never said no.
i always had my foot in a million doors.
lately i've been trying to keep both feet
in my own door, to really be present
as i have my house full of little ones.

violet was a first child...
so she had monthly blog posts,
to help me document all her milestones.

oh, poor little ivy, the second child.
at least i have been trying my hardest
to keep up with taking her monthly photos, right?
we do what we can :)

3 months

4 months

Saturday, July 19, 2014


it has definitely been awhile.
it's not easy having a newborn and a 2-year-old.
as in...still having meltdowns a few times a week.
not just my toddler, or my newborn, but me as well.

but look at this sweet little doll i get to hold all day long!

2 weeks

1 month

2 months

i have yet to share about her birth on here,
but new mamas are allowed to be behind on life, right?

Thursday, May 29, 2014


our new little family member came on may 13th, 2014 at 12:50pm.

meet ivy gold.
this was taken just after she was born.
i'll share more photos and my birth story later.
we are spending all our time cuddling this sweet little doll!
we are in love!

Saturday, April 5, 2014


tonight i used to select
the winner for my freshly picked giveaway!
there were just under 500 entries,
including blog comments and instagram posts.

the winner is @beverlopolis!
lucky girl!
please email me with your mailing address
and your size & color choice of moccasins.

to the rest of you fine people who entered,
i'm sorry i couldn't spoil you all with a pair of moccs for your little ones!
they are worth every penny though,
and although they are for your little ones,
i truly enjoy the cuteness and functionality of these moccs on my little one everyday!
so they are like a gift for yourself too!

also they go on sale every once in awhile for $45!
what a steal! happy shopping,
and thanks for entering :)