Friday, June 27, 2008

Another Year!

Wow, another year really has passed by again that fast. I will be at the Beach working and playing so I will be out of the office starting tomorrow June 27th and be back July 7th. Thought I would post a beach image of my kids that I put in this year's yearbook since it is a year old now.Please feel free to leave voicemails and emails and I will get back with you when I return. I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4Th Of July!

One more!

Just one more image of this adorable family, couldn't resist.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Oh, how I wish there was a pot of gold at the end of this beautiful rainbow!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008



Monday, June 23, 2008


This party of five traveled several hours to come and have a family session. It was like a party, because we were moving fast as the thunder was roaring in the distance. We were finishing up as the rain started to fall, so glad it held out for us. Just a few of this beautiful family to hold mom over until they are finished.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


4 weeks, alert and bored of me already! Ha, Ha! He really was a very good baby!

Have a great Day!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

What you can accomplish from 10pm-2am!

Ahhh, the quiet and stillness of my house from 10pm-2am last night allowed me to finish this quilt. I started it before I took my class, but thought I would use some of what I had learned. Well, trying to quilt a 6foot x 6foot quilt is a bit harder than a lap quilt. So I opted to do a quilted border again added some buttons, put on the binding and called it a night. The pattern is called Spiral Strips and it is in the book called Jelly Roll Quilts. I changed it a bit by adding two different sized borders instead of one and the added touch of the buttons. I used the jelly roll called Blossom by Urban Chicks and only had a few bits and pieces left out of the entire jelly roll. I would have photographed it last night, but had to wait until my invisible helpers were awake to hold it up for me to take a few quick images. Have a great Day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Since I often get asked about my work spaces, I thought I would share. I recently redid the "Blood Red Room" as my husband would call it. It used to be the kids playroom, red walls, black frames with b/w images, that still have not found a new home yet. I did kick them out a while back but just recently redid the room. I saw a photo of a fabric designer, Heather Bailey's work studio and wanted something similar just on a smaller scale.

So this image is my sewing table, it is a kitchen set that I bought at my sister in laws neighbors garage sale for $25, such a steal! I was originally going to refinish, but love the shabby look and most of all love the chairs. So that is wear the sewing happens!

Next are two pieces of furniture that I repainted with my husband's air compressor and power spray paint gun....go power tools! These two pieces are great for storage and look cute with shelves to put nick knacks, books, thread etc. on. Also love my cute shelf that I sprayed and bought $1 ribbon at Michael's for a neat little accent. Just ignore that tall white fan back there.

On the other side of the room, I have great cabinets for storage, album stuff, photo stuff, order storage and shelves that go all the way across the room. I made the wonderful curtains, because my husband and myself were tired of looking at all the prop stuff. So you can see behind the curtains the mess it hides.

Last, but definitely not least, the place where I spend hours upon hours. You think it would be cleaner, but it's not. Oh and look the weather map is up on my computer screen, since lately I have to live by it! So there is a glimpse in to my little working space.

Have a great Day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Seems like forever since I did a scrapbook page. Of course even though I have half of last year to finish and the rest of this year, I decide to scrap the few images I took on Father's Day. Hey if I was ever caught up, then I wouldn't have anything to do!!!

Have a great Day!


Saturday, June 14, 2008


Had to share these amazing young ladies. The first image pretty much sums up our session....FUN! We laughed, and laughed and really had a great time and captured some wonderful images of them both. This is just a tiny bit of how many great images mom is going to have to pick from. I enjoyed meeting you both and appreciated all moms help.

Have a great Day!

Friday, June 13, 2008


This is my first "REAL QUILT"! Yes, I know I have made a bunch before, but not like this. I just finished taking a wonderful month long quilting class in Crystal River and man did I learn so much. Everything I have done in the past was from reading in a book and that is fine, but learning hands-on is far better. I actually quilted the top with a pattern and learned how to put binding on the edges something I never knew how to do. I am glad the trips to Crystal River every Monday evening are done, but I can not thank my instructor enough Ms. "M" we will call her, for being so patient, happy and willing to share her talents with me.

Have a great Day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Finally, so much needed rain. You could almost hear the plants, flowers and birds saying thank-you. I am not so sure if this guy was saying thank-you. The kids came running for me to get a photo of this huge butterfly that was drying it's wings out on our back porch. You may not be able to see it on blogger, but there were huge water droplets all over his wings. Beautiful butterfly that we observed for a few moments and then he was off on another adventure!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Double Dose

This session was a double dose with 6 week old baby girls, a bit of a 7 year old awesome big sister and one helpful and patient mom tossed in!!!!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

As I Sit Here.....

As I sit here a little bit after midnight, tears fill my emotional eyes. While I get teacher gifts ready, clients files uploaded and wait for the last batch of cupcakes to cool, I can not help but think someday this chaos will be gone. There will be a time soon, where cupcakes won't be cool anymore and neither will eating lunch with mom at school. So I sit here and browse the images I took tonight from my son's honor roll ceremony and think how much I have to take in every minute. To be thankful that both of my kids have done so wonderful this year at a new school. To be grateful to both of their awesome teachers for making their transitions not only easy, but enjoyable. To be happy with what is right now, because you can never have now again. I am so very proud of both of you!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Terrific "T"

I am posting this sneak peak for mom a little bit later than I said, sorry. All I can say, is one year old Mr. "T" , mom and grandma, drove up from Mt. Dora to have a session and boy is mom going to be in trouble. You could not ask for anymore personality, he was loving the camera more to come later.


This little bundle was 9 days old, and awake and alert for the entire session. Luckily after a little bit of a snack he drifted off so I could capture those sweet, sleepy images.