Thursday, January 31, 2013

Life ¦ My SMASH book

I received my first SMASH book, as a gift, from my wonderful friend Susan! I was so excited I had to order some prints from Shutterfly right away!!
My photos are in and I can't wait to fill this awesome journal with some of my great memories in New Zealand!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

DIY | Sharpie Mug

Here is another wonderful DIY. I love DIY projects....
They always make me feel crafty and fun. I made this Sharpie mug as a Christmas gift to my dear friend. It was super easy and totes adorable!

Its that easy!...
Now go make awesome things!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Family Shoot | New Zealand

As most of you know, I had the privileged to go to New Zealand with a photography group, IPS. 
While I was in New Zealand I was able to use my skills and capture this lovely family. 
Interacting with this family was encouraging...and their accents were super cool! 


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sneak Peak | Adrianna

My baby sister Adrianna, is 6 months old! I did her shoot this past weekend but couldn't stand not posting a sneak peak. She is getting cuter and cuter every day. There are so many new things that she is doing and I can't wait to tell you all about them. She is growing up so fast. 
I love this child so much! 

Check back soon to see the rest!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DIY | Anthro Inspired Gift Tags

I went to Anthropologies with my friends and I saw these adorable gift tags. I was going to buy one, but decided that I would try to make them myself. Way cooler!  So I made a basic Salt Dough, rolled them out and stamped them out with my favorite stamps. They made perfect little Christmas Gifts or a "Anytime" gift!

Salt Dough: 
1/2 cup salt
 1/2 cup warm water
 1 cup flour. 
Rolled out the dough and cut the shapes. Then poked large holes for the string, baked them at 250 for around two hours (until hard all the way through), painted with acrylic paints if desired

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Oh The Places You'll Go | 2012 Travel

London, England | June 8-18, 2012

Oxford, England | 2012

Paris, France | 2012

Paris is a magical place. I've always dreamed of seeing the Eiffel Tower and sitting on a curbside cafe and sipping on a cappuccino. My dreams come true more and more each year. 

The first view of the Eiffel Tower.
It literally took my breath away. I'm pretty sure I squealed. 

My favorite shot. On top of the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower at night. So magical. 
The Arch De Triumph

The view on top of Arc de Triomphe. Beautiful!

Yup! That is the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Love this girl!

The Louvre

Inside The Louvre.
Could have spent hours in the place.

Inside The Louvre with one of my favorite girls. 

Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris. Rain. Umbrellas.
Perfect day in Paris.

Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris

Inside the Notre Dame

cathedral notre dame paris

Rome, Italy | June 18-22, 2012

Yes, I was able to visit Rome, Italy for a second time this past year.  I went with my wonderful friend Madey! This was the first time that I have traveled "alone" and not in a group of 20. 
We learned a lot. How to budget, how to plan an itinerary and how to be aware of our surrounding. Pretty much how to be responsible. ha  It was a growing time. I learned a lot. I'm glad we did it and I recommend it. 

The Colosseum.
 It was even more beautiful the second time. 

Inside the Colosseum. 

The Arch of Constantine

St. Peter's Basilica. The Vatican. 

Inside the ornate St. Peter's Basilica. Breathtaking. 

Authentic Italian Pizza.
We pretty much lived off of pizza. It was the cheapest and it was delish.  
Trevi Fountain.
Our wish the first time came true. 

The Pantheon. One of my Favorites. 

The Spanish Steps

Had to get this. The traditional "tourist" shot. 

Termini Station. The journey home begins. 

Waiting to board our flight home. Fiumicino Airport.


Auckland, New Zealand | October 25

Oh New Zealand! There is so much to say about this wonderful trip. How God opened my eyes to those around me, how my camera is a bridge to minister to others and that because Jesus lives in me I am to bring that piece of heaven down to earth and bless those around me. It was overwhelming and awesome! 


 Fiji 2012

Fiji was an amazing experience. I was part of a video team, visited a prison and took pictures of families in the slum village. It was a great time. I learned a lot. I loved every moment. 

Inside the Fijian Prison

The Video group! We are so cool!

Free day in Fiji!

 Well, that's it! God has blessed me this past year. I've been places I thought I would never see. 
Through each journey God has revealed His awesomeness in me. I can't wait to see all that he will do through me in 2013.