Sunday, January 25, 2015

B O O K S how to...

Thank you so much for being so patient with me on the tutorial part of this project. I had no idea of the interest that it would generate and unfortunately my horrible blogging skills have let you sit with no instruction too long.

Unfortunately, the photos we took while creating the book shelves were on one our hard drives that died so I found a tutorial that mimics what my husband did to build ours.

Here is the link...

I hope that this helps you! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 2, 2013

SCPD Memorial Procession

I know this is late but I forgot to hit post and I think this is amazing so I want to share.
2 police officers were killed and while back and all of our close surrounding towns were deeply affected by it. In fact, so many were grieving with the family that they had to have the memorials in San Jose because SC could not hold the amount of people in one building that wanted to show their respect. On almost every St and on EVERY bridge from Santa Cruz to San Jose there were people standing together, crying together and showing love for the people who protect us.

On a side an American, I take for granted that in my worst hour, when I am scared for my life or in mortal danger, when I am terrified and confused about what to do, trained professional people are on call and waiting to save my life. When you think about it, its insane what these amazing people are willing to do.

So I am sending out my heartfelt thanks to any emergency service personnel. I love and thank you.

Here is how we honored them..Watch this amazing video and the love of a community...

Hot child in the city...literally.

A couple of weekends ago Jared and I needed a break from our small bubble of a town. I need to be with people...large crowds of people. People going places and doing things. So, we went to San Francisco.

I love San Francisco. The people. The smells. The buildings. The fast pace. I miss city life sometimes.

If you're going to San Francisco here are some tips:

A friend once told me if you're going to the city for the weekend and want a great hotel use priceline. So I did. I typed in 4 stars, $99(name your own price) and within seconds we had a beautiful room in the JW Marriot right off of Union Square. Easy Peezy.

We always park at the 5th and Mission Garage. $32 bucks for 24 hours (considerably lower than the $60+ the hotel wanted. You don't really need your car in the city with all of the transportation available (ie bus,trolley,cable car and cabs) Cabs are really cheap to get around the city...I think it was $9 to get from Fisherman's wharf back to our hotel. I wish we would have known that before we walked up from our hotel to the Fairmont for dinner. It was a tad embarrassing to show up there dripping with sweat.


If you want to go on the Cable Car...definitely use the California St one. Less people. Which means less of a chance of your child being almost pushed off by a tourists backpack. True Story.

Oh yes, and the Tonga Room is overrated. The food is ok. The service is ok.The pool and boat that the band plays on is ok. The band is awesome. I could think of 50 other places in the city Id rather eat at for a couple of hundred dollars. Lesson learned. Glad we can say we've been there though.

You have to see Beach Blanket Babylon. Just go. Not kid friendly. I would go every weekend if I could. Hilarious. Amazing. Fantastic. Love.

Have fun in the city!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


This year is my year. I am going to take my photography to the next level and you all get to join me.

We start with a couples photoshoot in this amazing house...drool. I know.