Monday, October 27, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #12

Another great week! I started the week by meeting up with a couple of past brides and grooms to take photos of their growing families. Mid week we had some illness in our house but fortunately girly had a fast recovery, I wrapped up the week with a Friday family session and a trip to Zoo Boo on Saturday.

Check out the photos then make sure to follow the blog circle to see some amazing talent. Next up is Kim, click here to see here fun week of photos.

Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It's all funny. 
Joan Rivers

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” 
― Henry Beston

“I embrace the messiness of life, I find it so beautiful actually.” 
― Brad Pitt

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” 
― Dorothea Lange

“Don't be afraid of silly ideas.”
― Paul Arden

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” 
― Anthony Brandt

They did the mash, they did the monster mash
The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash
They did the mash, it caught on in a flash
They did the mash, they did the monster mash
-Bobby Pickett

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stitch Fix #4

Stitch Fix time!

For those of you not familiar with Stitch Fix it is an online personal styling website. You go online fill out a style profile and then schedule a Fix. You receive a box with 5 items personally picked out for you along with a style card for each item. You pay for what you keep and if you keep everything you get 25% off. If you decide to send everything back you pay a $20.00 styling fee. You can read more about it and sign you for your own fix here. 

This month I asked for a mixture of work and casual pieces. I also told my stylist that I love to dress in layers and to check out my Pinterest Board.  

I have to say she listened... now lets see what I got and what I kept. 

Item #1 Cordelia Striped Boat Neck Sweater by Market and Spruce
I wasn't real wild about this one. I prefer my sweaters a little longer. I did end up keeping it and this is a bit of a spoiler but it was the same price as the discount I would have received if I kept it, I ended up wearing it to work today and I it has grown on me a bit. It looks really cute with jeans too so I'm happy I kept it.

Item #2 Porter Leggings by Rune
I love leggings but I am a bit picky when it comes to finding the perfect pair and these fit all my criteria. One, I want them made out of good fabric so they don't stretch out or pill up. My other big one is that the waist band is sewn into the waist. These met my criteria so I kept them.

Item #3 Meredith Faux Leather Elbow Patch Cardigan by RD Style
This is the exact type of item I was hoping to get in this fix. I love big drapey sweaters! I really love the color of this one and the elbow detail.

Item #4 Hendrix Smocked Shoulder Blouse by 41Hawtorn.
One thing I'm really bad at is incorporating color into my wardrobe and my stylist is always so good at making sure to send me at least one bright piece. I loved the color right away and I know I can wear it with my brown dress pants or a pair of dark denim jeans. Also the fabric looks thin and silky it actually doesn't seem to wrinkle much, and that is always a good thing.

Item #5 Dustin Window Pane Print Infinity Scarf
I am such a sucker for infinity scarves so keeping this one was a bit of a no brainier.

So yes once again I had another successful Stitch Fix.

Feel free to follow the links to my previous fixes.
Stitch Fix #1
Stitch Fix #2 and #3

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Monday, October 20, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #11

This week started with an engagement session and ended with a day of mini sessions In between we went to the apple orchard, took naps, went on combine rides and lived life. 

"Wherever you are
Well, know that I adore you
No matter how far
Well, I can go before you
And if ever you need someone
Well, not that you need helping
But if ever you want someone
I know that I am willing"
-Damien Rice

"a screaming song is good to know in case you need to scream"
-Ruth Krauss

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."
― William Cullen Bryant

"Golden slumbers, 
Fill your eyes 
Smiles await you when you rise 
Sleep pretty darling 
Do not cry 
And I will sing a lullaby. "
-The Beatles

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” 
― Agatha Christie

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” 
― Og Mandino

“When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child's hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an awakener.” 
― Paula Fox

Now head on over to Lynzi Berg's blog and see what she has been up to. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #10

Well this last week was full of all sorts of autumn fun! I was also to do the five day black and white challenge this past week so I thought I'd share those here too.

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
― Emily Brontë

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” 
― Rainbow Rowell

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” 
― Albert Einstein

“At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.” 
― Toni Morrison

“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” 
― Émile Zola

But these are days we dream about when the sunlight paints us pure - Bright Eyes

“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”
― Elizabeth Stone

Now fallow the circle to see what Erica was up to last week. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #9

Fall is in the air and we are spending less and less time outside which makes me sad. This week started with spending time with my girl and ended with Halloween prep. 

"Last night I dreamt the whole night long
I woke with a head full of songs"
-The Avett Brothers

"She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world." - Joanne Harris

"Chase the light, whatever and wherever it may be for you. Chase it."
-Tyler Knott

“My earliest memories of my father are of seeing him work at his desk and realizing that he was happy. I did not know it then, but that was one of the most precious gifts a father can give his child.” 
― Malcolm Gladwell

“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

My little guy stopped for a couple moments tonight to say cheese. 

“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it.” 
― Alexandre Dumas

“Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived...Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here.” 
― Anne Lamott

Now head on over to see what the amazing Melissa Pizzalato's week looked like!