Monday, February 25, 2013


My latest project has actually been going since December! But I finally had a chance to finish it today :) I made a photo book using all of my favorite pictures from the trip to Europe that Justin and I went on in May. My darling husband took me all around Europe for 10 days to celebrate my graduation. We had so much fun and got to see so many incredible sights. I especially enjoyed the art (that Italian Renaissance Art History course I took really paid off!) I hope you like it!

The new way to make a photo album: photo books by Shutterfly.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Before I get to showing you my pictures here is a little back story. (By the way they turned out AMAZING! I am so excited.) I want to introduce you to one of my favorite people and great friends- Audrey, from ALL Photography. Audrey and I met at our Freshman Orientation for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah when we started in 2008 and have been friends ever since. Isn't this picture a gem! (I think I look a little like my brother Erik in this picture.) 


Audrey is an incredible photographer and graphic designer. Audrey is also one of the most creative and kind people I have ever met. She has her own company- ALL Photography and Design. Please check out her Facebook page by clicking here.

Now let's get to the pictures! I was so excited to do a photo shoot to remember how our little family of 2 1/2 looked. I was 35 weeks along at the time. There are so many photographs that turned out great but here are a few of my favorites. We did an outdoor shoot in American Fork and the lighting turned out perfect. I can't get over it!

And thanks so much to Audrey! I had so much fun working with her, and isn't her work fantastic??

Monday, February 11, 2013


Well it's February and it's been a little while since my last blog post. The biggest reason for this is that my husband and I just moved into our first home! (*Commence Cheering*) It's taken some time to land back on our feet and even begin to think about unpacking. The good news is that we love our house and are looking forward to meeting the baby boy coming our way. By the way, I am 36 weeks pregnant today (*Commence Cheering*), I feel like I am about to pop, I am starving all the time and am out of breath by the time I reach the top of the stairs. 

With Baby Boy (still without a name) coming soon, this month is all about nesting. I am feverishly working up a storm to have "everything" ready by the time the baby gets here. (I say "everything" because, let's face it, my to do list is much too long and unrealistic to actually accomplish, but a girl can dream right?) Anyway, this post is dedicated to a few projects that I have on my radar this month.
I will link you to some of my favorite Pinterest finds, and for others you will have to wait and be surprised with the finished product (don't worry, I'll make sure to make a tutorial)!

Ready. Here we go.

Easy Baby Blanket

 This Minky baby blanket is perfect for cuddling and the tutorial from Greener Grass is incredibly easy to follow. I am making mine out of  the same fabric I used for the bumpers in the crib. (Pics coming later.)



Journal for Baby

This cute lady says that she starts a journal for each of her children as soon as she finds out she is expecting (or adopting) their child. I am a little late on that one, but I would love to start writing to Baby on the day of their birth. Then when they leave home, they have a beautiful story of their growing up and memories from their parents. 

Baby Mobile

Sorry no link, this one's a secret...

Lots and lots of burp cloths. There's no tutorial on this link, but her choices of fabric are great!


Hand-Stamped Curtains

I found a great Pottery Barn black-out curtain at Down East Homes, it was $20, but I know that sometimes means it could be stained or smudged or something. I decided to get it anyway because I have been wanting to try fabric stamping. I am looking forward to the finished product and will let you know how it goes! Here are links to some of the best instructions I have found thus far.

From Centsational Girl
From Unruly Things

Wishes for Baby

 I saw this on Pinterest awhile back, but can't find the link, sorry! I want to make cards like this to have at the hospital and at the house when people come visit. It will be a great way to always remember the first few days of Baby's life.

wishes for baby shower 


I am really looking forward to these projects and don't forget to check back in to see the finished product!