Benny’s Baptism Announcement

I love putting together cute baptism invites.  I’ve been able to watch Benny grow for the past five years.  He’s got the best smile, and I wanted something that really captured him.  Love the way the red and blue from his tie was able to work with the rest of the card.
 Is it dorky that I always come close to crying when I do these baptism announcements?
Cause I do.

Just a smidge of what I’ve been working on..

So I have been slaving away. But don’t ask me what I’ve been slaving away ON.. I seem to have a slight problem with painting everything over and over again. But that’s another post.. I am happy to say that I have been working on my writing often, and I have actually been getting some things done around my house.. It’s decked out tackily in Halloween and one of the bigger accomplishments- my garage is almost clean enough to park in (As long as you don’t count the five pieces of furniture I bought last Saturday). I have had tons of fun photo shoots over the past couple weeks, and wanted to show this one..

I had the pleasure of working with a sassy little crew of ladies..

Do we love the tutus?

Super intense tea party. Many more cuties to come.. I’m a horrible blogger, but I’m trying my best to keep up with my projects.. Here’s a list of things I want to show that I’ve been working on:

Bauer’s room remodel complete with refinished vintage dressers

Bentley’s finished product of a room

Our homemade Halloween costumes

Our homemade Halloween decorations

My new refinished coffee table.. in indigo

My ruffle pillows

My under construction chandelier

etc..etc…etc..

They may not be that interesting, but I want to post ’em!

Plus many more photos!

See ya soon! I hope…

p.s. can I just say I am obsessed with this Bruno Mars song?? I am dorky enough to admit it’s getting me excited for the new Twilight movie!!

Cause my friends are smokin’

So I have some pretty decent looking friends. Like, they’re up there on a scale from one to ten. I love it when they ask me to take pictures of them because we always have so much fun. Recently, different projects have come up for them to need a few pics, and here’s a little taste!
Here’s my fav from Dana’s shoot..

Love the chairs! And if you knew Dana, this backdrop just works for her!

Another fav.. I like how the edit turned out for this guy..

Meet Jessica, one of my most favorite roommates of all time.. We had an adventure finding this spot, but once we found a way in we had our own enchanted fortress..

Here’s my fav of her for the day..

Love the light..

Thanks for being gorgeous! Love you gals.

A little shmidgen of what I’ve been up to..

I have been trying to keep up with so many things! Here’s some of the photography I’ve been doing… I have much more to post, but here’s a taste..


My little Bauer.. he usually won’t pose for long, but is very well behaved in the one minute window he gives me.


Bentley is my cute little serious thing. This house reminded me of my great grandma’s, so I love the porch!


My younger sister, Brooke.. she thinks she looks like an Asian man in the picture, but I think she looks darling.


My cute little Linds.. one of my Young Women who is now graduating from college!! She’s going to make a great teacher!!

Let’s get back into it!

So this will give you an idea of how far behind I am.. these are some pictures from our stay in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. My cute Christiansen clan fam, this is the Jon and Summer department. I have to say, I love Las Vegas, I could happily live there. Thanksgiving was great, Summer and Debbie’s squash soup was aMaZing. I think about it fondly daily. One thing I learned about Jesse’s brother, Jon, is that he HAtEs taking pictures. Hates it. So we had to move fast because he didn’t want to spend much time. So we ran to a nearby spot and then Summer and I had fun running everywhere else with the kids.

My cute niece, Lucie Loo


One of the cutest boys, ever.. Max. He’s full energy all the time.

Love this one!

The whole fam.. I love Summer’s hair just blowin‘ in the wind.. like a sexy superstar.. So did the guys who were just hanging out in their van.. watching us take pictures. That’s always great.


Hunter is the most grown up kindergartner you have ever met. He speaks more eloquently than most adults. He’s such a stud. Sometimes I think Bauer is starting to look a lot like him.

So a huge thanks to Jon and Summer for having us at their beautiful house and another thanks to Jon, who checked Jesse and my eyes and we can now see much better thanks to our contacts (whew.. run on sentence??)
So that’s a taste of some of the stuff I’ve been up to while I’ve been MIA on the whole blog thing.
And also.. I’ve been having some computer issues.. some kind of bug that always pulls up a “playsushi” game. It’s been causing me headaches and then I made the genius move to organize my photobucket.. which broke many of my links. I don’t know if I can commit to fixing it, but I might. So, that’s why you see no pictures below and only photobucket stuff.

augade preview

One of my favorite families from the ward.. Deidra and I used to be in Young Women’s together, but now she misses me like crazy. Okay, maybe not. I talked their ears off the whole car ride to Garden Park Ward, and back. Am I the only one that finds themself doing that? It’s a problem. Regardless, I love hanging out with these guys, and they were too easy and cute to work with!

I couldn’t believe how well Zack did! He was awesome with his cute litte missing tooth smile.

I love this one!


More to come!

grandma donna is 84!

My last grandparent left is 84 years old and still going strong. She’ll probably outlive us all. I told her I wanted to snap some pictures of her for her 84th birthday, and she asked “why? for my obituary?” Nope, just cause we love your smiling face.



This piano is an awesome antique. It’s one of the things that is so “grandma and grandpa’s house” to me. Also, the painting behind the piano. I always loved to sit and look at that when I was little. I had no idea my grandma painted it!

Happy Birthday Grandma!