Monday, May 31, 2010

memorial day!

today, i was reminded of how blessed i am to live in america! this is a beautiful country! i am so thankful to those who have sacrificed for this country's freedom. that kind of courage is amazing! i could not imagine living any other place in the world! please keep all of those who are serving our country in your prayers, everyday!

to celebrate memorial day, i went on a picnic, in the mountains, with my mom & sister. we stopped in a pretty little town & there were american flags on every corner... it made me so happy to see!

what a beautiful & blessed day! :)

love this shot!

& the beautiful colorado mountains!

a cute little store!

& in the flower pots! :)

 all photos were taken by me.
i will be posting more photos from my weekend tomorrow!
i took a lot.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

picnic inspiration.

memorial day weekend is the perfect time for a pretty picnic!!
it's a great way to kick off summer time & take fun photos!
here is some inspiration that has me wanting to go on a picnic...

a pretty picnic photo shoot from selective potential.

& a cute picnic for an engagement photo shoot, from nessak photography. i love this idea!

a cute picnic basket from

a nice place to sit and sip lemonade! from

a recipe for sparkling ginger lemonade from taste of home.
i am going to have to try this.

& a recipe for sparkling strawberry lemonade from life's ambrosia. yumm!

i love pretty back yards with hanging lights from

i am ready for summer time!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

daisy, let it go...

let it go,
daisy let it go
open up your fists
this fallen world,
doesn't hold your interest,
doesn't hold your soul,
daisy let it go
-jon foreman

all photos by me! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010


it's not easy for me to choose my favorite flower... tulips, daisies, lilacs, wild flowers... i love them all! BUT orchids are probably my most favorite! my sister got me one for my birthday a couple of years ago. i was afraid i was going to kill it because i have always seen them as very exotic & delicate flowers. but surprisingly, it has been a very low-maintenance plant. which is perfect, because i have not always been the best with remembering to water it. anyway, my sister bought me another orchid this weekend. a very cute, mini orchid. she is the best ever & i love her so much!! :) i potted it and took photos!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

pretty crochet flowers.

i just bought this set of crochet flowers from Annie Design.
{i love this color combo.}

these ones are so cute too! :)

i am going to have to learn how to make these soon!
they couldn't be too hard...

Friday, May 21, 2010

summer love, from ruche ♥

it's the new ruche summer lookbook!!!!
& it is full of some of the most beautiful photos i have ever seen! i just feel summer when i look at them! :) the settings, the light, & of course the clothes... love! this would definitely be a dream photo shoot for me!

the photos were taken by stephanie williams photography. what a talent!

here are some of my favorite shots:
yes, there are even more amazing photos...

{click on the photos to view them bigger}

aren't these photos amazing!?!
& the clothes are so cute, too!
have a beautiful weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

beach colors.

i am feeling so inspired by the light, airy colors of the beach today! :)
taking a vacation to this beach cottage, in Newport, Rhode Island would be amazing! :)

these vases are so pretty with all of their shades of blue. so calm and beach-y!
i found this photo here.

this is a painting by frank sinatra, called "summer wind", which comes from one of his songs...
 "like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by
the world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
then softer than a piper man one day it called to you
i lost you, i lost you to the summer wind"
the colors remind me of the beach & the summer air! :)
i love this painting, i actually got to see it and another of his paintings at an art exhibit!

& here are some of my favorite old photos from vacations to the beach, in california.
what lovely memories! :)