I’ve been home sick with the flu for the last week off and on.. days filled with lots of hot tea, rest, and concoctions full of any meds I can find in our cabinet. Classic instrumental plays on the Google Home while I snuggle up with my fur throw and a pile of dogs. . The snow came out and put on a beautiful show outside the window this morning which made it a little sweeter. I've never liked winter, though I’ve always found it very pretty. And I hate to admit it, but it's starting to grow on me more and more (hard not to when you are dating a hockey player whose favorite season is winter). 🤦🏻♀️❄️ . If there’s one thing I am terrible at, it’s resting. I don’t know how to stop moving and slow down, especially cooped up in bed for days. Hoping to shake this off soon so I can enjoy the weekend and get back to work! . . #carlylavigne #winter #snowfall #snow #pentax645
In contrast to my previous post, my childhood and lifelong best friend @rachelatortora moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida last year. (Florida and I are not getting along).. . But I am so excited, I get to see her on Monday along with a group of dear friends I haven't seen in awhile! It's going to be so much fun to catch up and hear about her new adventures, see how big her baby boy has grown, and laugh like we've never been apart. . This photo was taken on a random day trip we took to Hastings. We were on a hunt for a greenhouse but ended up at an antique shop row along the river instead. Chatting in the car, enjoying the sunshine and taking photos (looking like total dorks and not caring) are some of my favorite moments with her. 💛 . I miss you every day Rachel, but I am so happy to see you building a beautiful life and chasing your dreams.. (but if you ever want to come back home, I wouldn’t be too sad about it)😘. . . #carlylavigne #pentax645 #kodak #portra400
My sister is officially a Midwesterner again! @alissa.anderson1 and Caleb packed up their life, the pups, and headed to Wisconsin this past weekend. She only told me the news a couple weeks ago and I'm still trying to assure myself it's real! . Liss moved to Florida almost ten years ago to pursue her Masters degree. While it was hard for me to see her go and support her from afar, she ended up meeting a very special guy. Liss and Caleb decided to stick around West Palm Beach for awhile to see where things went. Needless to say, they were married a few years later and happily enjoying the Sunshine State. Fast forward a few more years and they’re ready for a new journey and the next step in their life together. . While it was a nice place to visit and we made so many fun memories in Florida, I am excited to have them closer to home again and looking forward to seeing where their next opportunity takes them! Crossing my fingers that it's not too far, not too cold, and the flights from MSP are cheap. Mountains would be a bonus. (*hint, hint 😉) . I took this picture of Liss during my visit last summer. One of my favorite activities was renting bikes (hauling them across the bridge in the back of her SUV while hoping I didn't fall out..) and riding around the beautiful neighborhoods on the island. . It was nearly 100 degrees, humid as hell, and I got terrible sunburn, but I would do it all over again and highly recommend it if you are ever in West Palm Beach, FL (or anywhere with cool neighborhoods!). . It's rare and special moments like these with my sister that I will always hold close to my heart. 💛 . . #carlylavigne #westpalmbeach #florida #lavignetravels #sisters #travel #bicycle #neighborhoodtours #palmbeachfl #pentax645 #portra400 #kodak #shootfilm #wanderlust
Guilty confession: I LOVE making Christmas cookies! (Or anything that has to do with baking + festivities really) . It was always a tradition at our house growing up to make sugar cookie dough from scratch and make sprinkle covered creations. We got pretty creative! My sister @alissa.anderson1 and I forgot to bring the cookie cutters to the cabin one year and made our own shapes (and by shapes I mean a stocking blob) out of hangers and plastic cups 🙈 We did spritz a few years, but pretty sure my mom could never master the press so we swapped out to make peanut butter Kiss cookies instead. . Now that I’m all grown up, I get excited about the idea of making my own traditions, and continuing old favorites. Plus I love any excuse to hang out in this beautiful kitchen. Tim and I made cookies together last year and look forward to making them again this weekend while we decorate the tree. (Doesn’t he look good with a rolling pin?! 😍) . If anyone wants to help us eat them.. I’m taking volunteers to get them out of my house🙏🏻 . . What are your favorite holiday traditions this time of year? . . #iphoneXS #VSCO #christmastraditions #christmascookies #baking #ourlifeonstowe
As the snow falls, I’m reminiscing this fun shoot in the Badlands. Don’t let the desert-like landscape fool you, it was maybe 30 degrees that morning before the sun came out, and covered in frost. @laynepfliiger was a TROOPER! Wearing nothing but a tulle dress and bare feet, plus fun fact: she’s allergic to flowers. 🙈 this setup was a quick one! I still can’t believe she’s still friends with me.. (in fact, this weekend in Medora pretty much solidified our BFF-ness!) . But seriously, huge props and gratitude for the amazing people who have supported my crazy ideas and shared their incredible talents to make them possible. @lainepalmplanning did an amazing job planning and sourcing props, and can we just ogle over this gorgeous bouquet from @eclecticeleganceflorals ?! (The bouquet had a fun 8 hour trip in the back seat with us too! Thankfully Layne wasn’t with us for the ride). Beautiful silk ribbons hand dyed by @shastabellcalligraphy and the look completed with hand crafted jewelry by the uber talented @patrickmohsjewelry . . This will always be one of my favorite memories, favorite shoots, and forever favorite places. ❤️
Every now and then the stars align, boy and girl meet by the great design. - Lana Del Rey . . Sundays with this guy are my favorite. We usually spend them sleeping in (as late as the dogs allow), followed by tea on the couch and talking about our dreams. We make breakfast together (he makes the best French toast!), go to Perkins, or for an occasion we’ll grab brunch at the Tavern. . The rest of the day is usually filled with walking the dogs, chores, and running errands (raking or shoveling, trips to Home Depot, ALWAYS vacuuming #doghairfurlife , ending with a Target run and complaining about their lack of produce - you think we’d learn not to go on Sundays by now). . Sounds pretty basic, but it’s in the quiet moments of doing daily life together when I realize there isn’t anyone else I would rather enjoy the simple things with than him 💛 . How do you spend your Sundays?!
I am so excited, I get to be IN a wedding this year! . Being a bridesmaid is truly such an honor. Jen and I met with cameras in hand almost 7 years ago (thanks @amindavilla )! Through ups and downs I've watched her conquer (and travel) the world, always with the most joyful attitude and positive, free spirit. Jen does everything at level 10. She works so hard, loves deeply, is passionate about her family, friends and interests, and puts so much thought and heart into all she does. And Alex could not be more her equal and match. They fit perfectly together. It's been fun to watch their relationship grow over the years and I'm so lucky to stand up next to and support them in saying I do this June. . Let the festivities begin!