Who else is excited that the holiday season is finally upon us?? That means baking is going to be in full swing over here!! There is something about the holidays that just gets me in the mood to bake all the things. What are your favorite holiday treats? I need some new recipes 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sundayfunday
** SATURDAY SHOUT OUT ** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am so excited to feature this amazing #bossbabe today!! Monique is one of the most talented ladies I have ever met and I'm so honored to have taken these headshots for her. She is a fellow wedding industry professional and does amazing Hair + Makeup. Check out and follow her at @moniqueflores83. She also does #microblading and did my eyebrows!! She is absolutely phenomenal and I can't say enough wonderful things about her. You can also check her out at @microbladingbymonique
** Fun Fact Friday ** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know I own another business called @luxephotolounge. It's an open-air modern photobooth concept. Some of you may have missed how my business came about and that my grandpa played a very important role in making it happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After months of researching photobooth options and coming to terms with my decision to launch a new business, I went to my grandpa to ask for a loan. He helped me get my first and second camera starting out so that I didn't have to start my business in debt. This photobooth venture was going to be very expensive and I knew that I didn't want to use the financing option offered through the photobooth company. It was going to end up being a very financially unwise decision (soooo much interest $$$). After hearing about my business plan and the projected outlook of earnings, my grandpa agreed to loan me the money I needed to get this new business started. When I received the check in the mail, it was accompanied by the most surprising letter EVER. It read something like this On this day, I gift you this money needed for your new business which I would have left you as your inheritance when I'm gone. I wanted to see you use and enjoy this money. Best of luck with your new business. I was in complete shock!! What an amazing gift. I am so thankful to him for allowing me to start this new business venture completely debt free. And what an amazing way to leave someone inheritance and see them actually enjoy it!! It has been so fun to share with him how the business is going and celebrate all the victories of Luxe Photo Lounge!! Thank you Grandpa for always believing in me and for being such a integral part of both of my businesses!!
Girl time is the best! I am seriously so blessed to have this amazing girl of mine. I am so thankful that God entrusted me with her sweetness. There is a special bond between a mother and a daughter and it's so fun to watch her grow and see her develop the skills and talents she's been blessed with. I cherish these photos and love my sweet Scarlett more than she'll ever know. 📷 @shannonworleyphotography
Fall vibes are in the air and I am loving this bouquet from @gloriousfloral designs. Isn't this gorgeous bride just stunning!! I cannot get over it. #weddingwednesday ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vendor Team Coordination + Design | @desertwhim Florist | @GloriousFloralDesigns Rentals l @theConfettiStudio Chairs and Table| @TheEventCoAZ Linen | @LaTavolaLinen Cake | @DesertFirstbyVeronica HAMU l @SeventhAveBeauty Dress | @LUV_Bridal Suit | @NicksMenswear Models l @nickiholler + @dj_arnberger
** IT'S TIMEOUT TUESDAY ** Let's take a minute and just obsess over how sweet this little girls adoring expression is, while staring up at her daddy. OH MY GOODNESS!! If you have littles, do you take the time everyday to have special time with each of your kids? Psychologists say that just 10 minutes of 1-1 time with each parent helps kids stay connected and curbs misbehavior. Kids crave belonging and significance and they are constantly looking for attention. The problem is, they will take whatever attention they can get, even if it's negative attention. I've noticed with my own kids that if I'm not intentional about giving them special time everyday, they act out more. The same concept works with our spouses. We need to be giving them uninterrupted face time at least 10 minutes a day, just connecting. What are your thoughts about this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #timeouttuesday