Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fun senior photo session with Alan

It has sure been a pretty busy year for me and my family and I now am finding some time to catch up on my blog and share with you some of the events that have kept me busy.

I had the fun opportunity to do a senior photo session with Alan. He wanted a night session downtown GR, so we started off an hour before sunset and had fun! 


One of my favorites

Alan loves sports and plays Basketball and Football

Monday, September 30, 2013

My Fun Two Year Old Granddaughter

Wow, I can't believe that my Granddaughter is turning two tomorrow. Where does the time go! My husband and I enjoy spending time with her, she is so funny and we love seeing her little personality emerge. 
I wanted to do a fun little photo session with her for this second birthday, which is always fun to do when all she wants to do is run and be chased. She loves to smell the flowers and sees every little thing even the piece of plastic that was sticking out of the weeds. 

So I thought I would share some of the photos that were captured of her on this session.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Stylized Vintage Theme Engagement Session

I had such a great time photographing Alison and Adam's Engagement session! What a fun, happy couple and am so looking forward to shooting their Wedding! This was a two part session. When Alison shared with me her idea for one of the sessions I literally squealed with excitement! I will share those photos with you next time. For now here is the session we did at a local orchard, we caught the last of the apple blossoms, but I am so glad we did...I absolutely fell in love with these photos!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Classic Winnie the Pooh, Part 2

Here is Part two of the Classic Winnie the Pooh baby shower, that I promised you. With my daughter designing an adorable Classic Winnie the Pooh nursery, I had so many fun ideas to create. Check out Amanda's Share the Wonder blog. It has some great recipes and other fun things.

I made some yummy Tigger tails. I found a large container of half size pretzel rods and dipped them into Wilton candy melts, that I melted in a smaller bowl in the microwave. You can find the directions here. In my searching on pinterest I also found a cute idea for making a honey pot using a clay pot. I stained the bottom half and then bought some yellow paint and painted honey drips around the top. I used this for the eating utensils wrapped in a napkin and tied with a baby blue chevron ribbon.

I then found a great beehive cake pan on Amazon and when It arrived it even had a great recipe for the cake from scratch as well as the frosting. Then my daughter told me about a great cupcake shop in her neighborhood called Sweet Mellisas, We stopped in there and asked about making a special order of chocolate cupcakes with a bee on top. They were yummy! As were the Lemonberry cupcakes.

Then I had an area that had some cards for guests to fill out called Wishes for the babies, and they filled in the blanks. I thought this would be a nice thing for the mom to look back on. Around the house I had made and placed some fun fact cards about how the character of Winnie the Pooh came about.

I thought it would be fun for guest to drink out of little milk bottles and so went on a search for those. I ended up buying two cases of Starbucks Frappuccinos. I really can't handle coffee at all so I ended up having my husband and daughter-in-law drink them up and return the bottles to me. I think they got sick of Frappuccinos after a while. I then removed the labels and used mineral spirits to remove the sticky residue once the label was removed. I then put them all in the dishwasher. 
I also found some cute baby blue chevron straws here.
I also knew there would be some little kiddos around so I found some adorable little activity books for them to stay busy with.

In another room, I created a baby onesie making area. Instead of the usual painting on them, I wanted to make iron on's. So I found that my Circuit  machine would cut material. I used heat n bond in the red package and ironed it on the back side of the material and then placed that on my cutting mat. I created quite a few cute sayings and other things for guests to pick from. I also dyed a bunch of onesies, I had a few different colors for guests to pick from.

The mommy to be went home with many cute onesies for the babies.

Here are a few last details and the beautiful mommy to be.
I was so excited to find those cute little shoes with Classic Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Classic Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower

Life has been pretty busy here around the Roberts house. We have had five showers to attend and one of them I hosted for my daughter. I was so excited to plan this shower and of course as soon as I found out how she was going to be decorating the nursery I started searching for things on Pinterest. I am addicted to that site, I found many inspiring things to try my creative hand at, and I soon got busy making and planning. Oh, and I am also supper excited to say that my daughter and her husband are expecting twin boys!
Here is what the main table and hub of the shower looked like. From beehive cake to a wicker beehive decoration. My husband trimmed our trees and I kept a few of the branches and put them in a bucket of water so that the buds would turn into small leaves by the time the shower took place. I used those branches to bring the look of 100 Aker wood inisde.

 As guests arrived I had a table with scratch off beehive cards. I found a great tutorial about creating my own scratch offs on Pinterest. I will share my method in another post. I also had a sign and asked each guest to put there address on an envelope to help the busy mommy to be out with that.

My first project was to create a fun party favor and I found just the thing, Faux Honeycomb glycerin soap. I found everything that I needed at one of my favorite stores, Hobby Lobby. I found a very fitting scent of Honey Lemon, and gift wrapped them in clear bags tied with a classic Winnie the Pooh image on round card stock. I also had an old wood pallet sitting around and so thought this would make a great 100 Aker wood sign. I used a method I also found on Pinterest you can find it here

I will share some more detail of the shower in the next post. Have fun creating your own fun party!