That moment when the guests realize those flowers aren't real and are made of sugar. 😮 And then when they realize the pinecones are also made of sugar. 😲 And then when they realize those aren't real birch logs but rather the most amazing cake! 😱 You know @cakes_with_tlc is amazing at what she does when her cakes are both exquisitely beautiful AND scrumptious! . I've had the privilege of working with Torey on three weddings and a styled shoot now and every time you can tell that she puts her heart and soul into each cake! When I see her name on the vendor list for Gila Valley weddings I do happy dances! . Finding vendors who truly love what they do and who serve their clients well makes such a huge difference for your wedding! . Need help finding an AZ or NM vendor? Even if you haven't booked with me I'd love to help you hook up with some of the amazing wedding professionals I know to help take the stress out of your wedding day!
Thanks to @aavinyldesign and her cute shirts, Cameron and the kids were a huge hit at the Stake ice cream social last night! Even those who'd never seen The Sandlot (how does that happen?! 🤔😱) thought it was cute and fitting for these two tornados. . I will love these three forever. Forever. For-e-ver. FOR-E-VER! . See what I did there? I bet you want s'more. 😜 What's your favorite Sandlot moment?!
Prickly Pear sodas and fresh sharpened pencils, Bright orange objects and cute pig shaped stencils, Cameron's kind eyes and my tanzanite ring, These are a few of my favorite things. . Buttermilk pies and ice cold horchatas, Posole and salsa and red enchiladas, Family reunions and crazy tire swings, These are a few of my favorite things. . Long flowing dresses with belts and some sashes Darrow's blonde curls and Ione's long lashes Beautiful Summers that come after Springs These are a few of my favorite things . When the dog bites When the bee stings When I'm feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don't feel so bad! . . . 100 points to #Hufflepuff if you sang that in your head while you read. 1000 points if you sang it out loud! 😜 (#MeetMarquette photo by the ever awesome and inspiring @katelynjames)
There was a part of me that wanted to put together a cute flatlay of moving items for an Instagram post, but 1. How do you make packing tape and sharpies cute?! and 2. Why? It doesn't do anything! Life is messy all the time, and right now for us it's a little extra messy. But it's beautiful! I preach that real life is beautiful, and I believe it, but I still struggle with the pull of socially pretty. . So today in conjunction with the #ditchthenonsense #contest by @benononsense (thank you @jennakutcher for bringing this challenge to light!), I thought I'd give you a behind the scenes look at our life lately! This is our entryway and it's a disaster. But what's funny...I had people dropping by to pick up stuff we're decluttering and I didn't want it to be crazy messy, so this shot used to have a huge stack of blankets and towels, the stack of empty boxes was all over, and I picked up the cheerios and train tracks scattered everywhere. What is just out of frame is the mountain of bags of clothes to give away tomorrow. And what you can't see or hear are the kids running around without pants declaring that they are unceasingly hungry and need to call Grandma. . Real life doesn't look like everything you see on Instagram and Pinterest. None of us have it all together. Living a Pinterest Perfect life isn't possible. As a social experiment I tried living a Pinterest Perfect life for a week along with my bff @eeps317. It was insane and messed with our heads even though we knew it was just an experiment! Just follow the link in my bio to the Keeping Up Appearances Project where you can find that blog series and see what we did and what we learned. It changed how we view social media and the grace the we give ourselves!
We got the call yesterday that our application was officially approved for the house! This has been a long week of crossing our fingers that everything would go through ok, and I'm so excited to finally have concrete plans in place. It still blows me away that in two weeks I'm going to live just half an hour down the road from this gorgeous spot on the Mogollon Rim! Bring on all the Rim sessions! 😍 . I am so excited to explore this new area and live in the mountains, but at the same time I'm devastated to be leaving the desert. Good thing it's not far to get down to the Sonoran desert, or up to the high Colorado plateau desert. If you had to choose between living the rest of your life in the mountains or in the desert, which would you choose?