Friday, August 30, 2013


Life is good, you know that?

The weather is beautiful... I loved summer and I love that fall is coming up. I got to watch my brother, Griffin, graduate college and play in his LAST year of baseball. I got to hang out with my youngest brother, Chase.... watching him play his first year of HIGH SCHOOL baseball and having him come stay with us for a few days. I've had the privilege of taking SO many awesome people's photos this summer... And booking more into the fall! I love love love love it! Life is good! I get to do what I love with my life... Having my own business, staying home with Sienna! Aaron got a promotion and we are moving soon- up towards our parents and close friends/family. I planned our little girls 1st birthday party and it went great (minus my migraine).  Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte is back for the fall season. We have been scouring houses looking for what will be our new HOME! I've started getting more and more orders again for the fall and winter months of my crochet hats... 6 in one day actually! I better restock my yarn stash. I had a garage sale with one of my best friends, which was a huge success. Speaking of garage sales... I spent my summer Fridays and Saturday mornings with Sienna (and sometimes Bentley) getting Starbucks, a caramel roll from the bakery, cruising around town to scope out all the good deals. I was in HEAVEN doing this all day... So fun!  Pretty soon I'll start cooking my cheeseburger soup, set out my fall decorations, and watch Hawkeye games with Aaron. Ill get to start filling a new house with all of our things.... Go out on more (any?!) dates since we will have family to babysit, plan our winter vaca with friends to Jamaica, and enjoy the cooler weather. As I type it's 99 out today! 

So... Life is good. There's so much more to appreciate and recall from the summer and to look forward to for the fall. But, for now... Aaron was home a day early this week, we ate out favorite pizza (Zeno's) for dinner, prepared for our tailgating in Iowa City trip tomorrow, Sienna is asleep in my arms as I type, and Breaking Bad is on our TV while an amazing smelling candle is burning. I'm surrounded by a man and baby that love me... A dog who is my best buddy... Parents and siblings that are great... Friends that I'm becoming closer and closer to as we get older.... And a "job" that's all mine. 

Life is good!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


My little baby girl, Sienna, and I had a fun day together. Just mama and baby (and Bentley, of course!) time while Aaron was out of town. I dressed her up, laid her down... and 3 shots later... this little beauty was taken! I got a quick print and hung it on my wall already. I couldn't be more proud and love how happy she looks in this photo! She really is the happiest little thing- and this shows it!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SO Terrible!

I have been SO SO SO bad at updating my blog... muchless on a regular basis. Whoops. I have been so busy.... mmm, SWAMPED, actually, with crochet orders and photo-taking. So, running that business plus being a mom, dog mom, and significant other, has been keeping me SO busy.

YAY!! I am so excited to be that busy!

I am really random today.... but... thoughts of the day-

  • I just ordered roughly 4 new patterns for baby boots/shoes/sandals, 4 new hat patterns. 
  • I need to make my mom or myself an infinity scarf w/my new, super soft yarn
  • I should make a flower headwrap for myself.
  • I need to get roughly 48 new listings on my Old Soul Charm, Etsy store (puppy baby hat, flower hat, headwrap, scarf, shoes, etc)
  • I am going to keep on booking through my orders and get sent off
  • I need to edit 2 photo sessions worth of pics to get caught up, and prep for the next!
  • I want to make Sienna a Valentines Day hat.... and then a St. Patricks Day one
  • Speaking of St. Patricks Day... I need to get going on a red beard for Leprechaun hats!
  • What ideas should I start for doing Siennas SIX (6!!!) month photos?
  • AND.... order photos for us and grandparents. I'm about 3 months behind on this.
  • Order a 6 month photo canvas of Sienna... or a large to replace in frame... or get another frame.
  • Make more hats for The Market and take them there in a week and a half when I go back.
  • Make another chick hat for Sienna for Easter
  • Try out a new BUNNY hat- with ears that stick up and everything... closer to Easter.
  • Get all of these also on Etsy.
  • Order new photo props/check out some local stores for "fun" stuff
  • Start some new, fun Photoshop things w/photos! 
  • Get all of my vintage books on my Old Soul Charm, Etsy store!
  • Start booking more and more and more photo sessions for Spring/Summer/Fall 2013!
Oh... happy Thursday!