Thursday, March 31, 2011

spring collage

I adore photo collages and love cropping in close on precious little faces ... Tresley is a gorgeous little girl and I am so jealous of her long eyelashes!

Monday, March 28, 2011

three boys ... and a girl on the way!

Congrats to the Sheppard family on the upcoming arrival of their baby girl! How sweet is this photo of the three big brothers hugging mommy and baby sis!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

spring chickens


I bought two baby chicks for spring photo sessions ... and my girls are loving the adorable little things. They will be going home with my sister tomorrow, and then to a chicken coop where they'll lay eggs for another family!

Brielle is so cute in this photo. She's absolutely smitten with her chick she named Peeps!
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Lia's camping party!

My niece Lia will be turning 7 next month. I can't believe it ... and such a smart little lady, too! She is celebrating with a family camping trip — and her cousins (my three girls) can't wait to come along. It's going to be a blast! Here is the invitation and cupcake party circles I created for her party. Fun, pink and girly, and the design incorporates the camping theme!

Need photos, invitations, cupcake circles and more for your next celebration? Let me know. Extremely affordable packages are available!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

local living

Spring is here, the weather is warm, and the local farmers markets are packed with vendors selling fruit, veggies and all sorts of healthy items ... even grass-fed beef from Cartwheel Farms in northwest St. Johns County!

I had the pleasure recently of meeting and writing about local mom and artist Tara Ferriera ( and She shopped locally for an entire month. Gasp! No Target! She even dined at independently owned restaurants (no chains!). And she did this with her two children, ages 3 and 1, and her husband, Seth Ferriera (who supported her fully, but didn't like the natural toothpaste or not having his favorite chips and ice cream for late-night snacking)!

Read about her experience here:

spring photos this Sunday!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

remembering last summer


This is little Miss Tresley in June 2010 ... it's hard to believe that summer 2011 is just a few short months away!
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spring photos at the Mission!


I took this one year ago of my baby Mesa and older sisters! I'll be doing photos again this Sunday, March 27 at the Mission. Let me know if you need any spring, Easter or family photos!
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super moon


I took this photo of the Super Moon on Saturday, March 19!
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Mesa by Daron Dean


My gorgeous little baby in her stroller on St. Patrick's Day — Beautiful photo by Daron Dean,
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

vintage panoramic


... I cropped this photo and used photoshop to create this vintage-like photo of busy Vilano Beach, taken on March 19. Plenty of visitors here on spring break!
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Vilano Beach


I used photoshop for this vintage-looking photo of Vilano Beach, taken on Saturday, March 19.
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Friday, March 18, 2011

spring photos


These photos were taken at the Mission in St. Augustine on March 18. Get some of your children on Sunday, March 27. Cost is $30 and includes a disc of all images. Call Renee at 315-3762 or email Happy Spring!
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on the move


Mesa is seriously on the move ... officially in toddler mode. She won't sit still for a minute for photos any longer. Oh my!!!
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no pinching, please!


We made St. Patrick's Day cupcakes for several neighbors. See sources for the free St. Patrick's Day printables in the post below ...
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fun on St. Patrick's Day!


Mesa, Brielle, and Kyler had a blast on St. Patrick's Day ... the sweets and treats were their favorite, of course! And check out Mesa and Brielle's matching rainbow dresses from Target — only $6!

The cute St. Patrick's Day printables (cupcake circles) were free and downloaded from by And the fairie gold coin boxes were made (by my oh-so-patient hubby) from a free printable from The boxes were a bit hit! So fun!
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Kyler loves St. Patrick's Day!
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lemurs at the Alligator Farm


The new lemur exhibit is open at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, and Mesa loves the lemurs! This is the perfect time to visit ... cooler spring weather!
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

luau party

Took this photo of Miss Dakota in November ... and can't believe she's turning 11 soon! She's have a luau party, but wanted purple, blue, and green for colors, and something simple. So fun!