@Cuptakes App is Rocking the Girly World!

I have found some great people in my line of work and they are not only a blessing, but they challenge me to keep going. One of those people is Lauren from Restored316. I know! I am promoting another designer on my blog! GASP. Lauren is not only the best in our field, in my humble opinion, but has also taken her talent to a new level. Although we may not all be able to afford her web design talents, she has created a way for us all to take part in her genius with her line Cuptakes. She saw a need and did something about it. Very entrepreneurial of her, don’t you think? Here is the scoop…

Cuptakes is loaded with fun, colorful, and very girly wallpapers just for us girly girls! Now you can not only match your iPhone, iPad and your iPod touch with the girly colors you so deserve, but also match your lock screen and your home screen with coordinating designs!    …From the Cuptakes site

Cute, right? Now these will appeal more to the estrogen portion of the world but you guys who like the girly side may also enjoy! The Cuptakes app is so great and has endless options for each of you picky people. They are updated every month with new looks for the new month. Whatever design I choose to use, I always place the calendar on my homescreen so I can just have a look at the month without unlocking the phone. It is a great tool for those of us who need that quick glance.
So go by and check it out. You will be purchasing and showing off the fun in no time. 


**This is not a sponsored post. Just a shout out to a friend of mine:)**

Mom? When are you going to make my website?



My daughter has been asking for a website for months and months (endless. months.)

She wants to start a website for several reasons:

  • mom has one.
  • dad has one.
  • mom designs websites so I also want to design websites and to do that, I need one.
Good reasons, right? I love the fact that she wants to do what I do. I can show my kids my passion and my business all in one. Not too many kids get to see their parents work, the good and bad.

She sees a place to put her writing and her thoughts. She wants to have girls comment and answer questions. She wants to do so much. My way of expressing my thoughts and creativity growing up was all done on paper (or just stayed in my head…lost). The fact that she wants this as a way to express herself and her personality thrills me. That’s why most of us started our blogs to begin with, wasn’t it? We wanted to share and leave our kids something? Who knows where this thing will go and what she will do with it.

I just dreaded designing the site:)

But here we are. Designing her website. Putting her heart and passions on screen. Here is a teaser of her logo.

Create a Grab My Button Code!

I am over at Mom it Forward today with a walk through on how to add your own “Grab My Button” to your site. And for those overachievers, there is a little detailed section that explains a bit of code you will be using. Have fun and I have some fantastic news that I am excited to share with you all just as soon as I find a few moments to write:)

So come by Mom It Forward to check out the fun:)

Senior Photo Shoot: Chandler

Spring was that time of year when all the graduation seniors are frantically looking to have their pictures taken and finding the right graduation announcement.

I had the privilege of taking the senior portraits and creating the graduation announcement for Miss Chandler. She is a beautiful girl so catching a good shot of her smile was not going to be an issue. The wind, on the other hand, was. We had to reschedule twice to finally find a day when the wind was going to cooperate.

It was worth it. She looked amazing and the sky was clear and sun shining.


Senior Photos

We started off with some classic close ups for school and church programs. Her main request was to have photos that looked natural and not much editing as far as her look went. I think we have all seen those pictures where the face looks like they just walked out of a facelift procedure and the eyes are so white they glow in the dark…creepy. We had the idea of doing some classic Waco shots so we went to the Suspension Bridge, some older areas of town, and I wanted to take a few wheat field shots.

Graduation Announcement

When talking about the announcement with the mom, she really wanted to have one large picture on the back of the announcement and then a few different ones on the front with one main picture highlighted.

I took that and created the following for Chandler’s Graduation Announcement. The shot with Chandler holding the flowers was more of a funny moment when we took the picture but after a bit of cropping, I thought it would be a great photo for the announcement as well.