Friday, April 11, 2014


Oh Happy Day!  Today marks the 3rd year since meeting our beautiful daughter.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Playing around

I'm trying to put together my new backdrop stands so I decided to throw a sheet up there and shoot a few pics......almost impossible with a Great Dane in the household.  Major photo bomb :)  No lighting was used just grabbed a few shots to see if the stands would hold up to our little "tester #10"

over exposed but cute, Meadow is actually giving a little lick to Gordon.


I was adding some new pictures to the sidebar when I happened to place these 2 pictures side by side-Holy Crap!  How did she grow so fast in one year??????  Seriously this is only 1 year-I double checked :)

42" tall and 42 lbs.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Meeting more family

Mia was very excited to meet some of her cousins this weekend at Disney.  Em & Bob, Sophie & Stella came down to Florida last week and we were able to meet up with them at Disney.  Mia had a blast, she held their hands and drug the girls all over the park.  Of course the first 1/2 hour Mia was quiet then she realized it was fun to play with her cousins and off she went.

Low resolution photo copy.  It was taken by Disney, yep we are gonna have to shell out $15 more to the big mouse to get a good hi res copy-have to have it, it's the only shot we are all in.

Sore beach time

This is our beach at 7pm on a Saturday night.......still crowded!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We're hooked

Yep, I've been introduced to the Matilda Jane clothing line and Mia's just loves all the twirly dresses.
and of course you know I had to make a matching necklace for Mia :)

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Custom necklaces

here are 2 of my recent orders that were made to match the Matilda Jane clothing line "Its a wonderful parade".  Of course I am now hooked on this clothing line so you know Mia will have a matching necklace for every dress :)
yes, I made a matching bow too :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Habit turned Hobby

* Update, I opened an Etsy shop SchmancyNotFancy you can also find me on Facebook  "schmancynotfancy"

Soooooooooooo, a few months ago I saw this totally cute necklace & I had to buy it for Mia.  When I received the necklace I thought, hmmmmmmmmmmmm I could make these and even improve on the quality of the overall necklace.  You know where I'm going with this one.........yep, I have decided to jump in with both feet and make them myself.    Now I am offering some of them up for sale, Mia can only wear so many & at last count she had something like 22 of them already:)
If you are interested in one shoot me a e-mail (address listed above in my header)  I can even do custom colors with out without pendants to match outfits.(that's how I got hooked)

I use durable softflex wire, wire guards, crimp beads/covers & large Lobster clasps

***As with any necklace, please do not leave young children unattended when wearing them***
They make great photo props too!

Click on the picture to see all I have available to ship (US only - sorry)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentines Day

Here are the Valentines Mia will be handing out this year.  We also had homework this week and had to make a Valentines Box.  I got a few ideas on Pinterest and it just became a mailbox decorated :)

Sorry my lighting is terrible here at work and only using my cell phone.  I will try and capture a new picture tonight.

Monday, February 03, 2014

REFERRAL! 3 years ago

Yes,  That was 3 years ago today.  See our pictures here.

Here we are today, I just can't believe how much she has grown over these 3 years. You can click the picture below for a closer view

What did we ever do before this girl?