Category archives: A Glimpse Into My Life

  • Young, Wild & Three.

  • Before I get into her 3rd birthday photoshoot... I'll throw in her balloon surprise party in bed this morning + special birthday pancakes Daddy made :)   I found this cute little dress on Amazon & deemed it 3rd birthday theme-worthy. We ventured on over to my favorite field for a little stick &[...]
  • Kiddo Lifestyle | Little M Turns 3

  • 3 years old. Crazy how time flies. She's little Miss Independent for sure. So good at playing by herself, especially with her barbies these days. She finally got to have all of mommy's barbies since she's now fully potty-trained. I think I've said that so many times lately, because it feels so good to say after all [...]
  • Tails + Paws | Diesel Turns 4!

  • Today, Diesel is 4 years old! Since it was raining this morning, Mikayla & I referred to our trusty Pinterest app & whipped up a cake for Diesel's birthday. We set up a cake smash session for him inside :) Egg, flour, honey, peanut butter, applesauce, oatmeal... all mixed together & poured into a ramekin[...]
  • Kiddo Lifestyle | Girl Takes Yellow Dress for a Walk

  • Mikayla was napping this afternoon & once she woke, I decided to hit a local field for some shots with a very sparkly, yellow dress that's been hanging in her closet from a yard sale. It was sort of a "spur of the day" decision so I had dinner awaiting us in the crockpot for our 6 p.m. arrival back home. She was[...]
  • Kiddo Lifestyle | Little M Turns 2

  • Turning two... and all too fast. She's had quite the 2nd year of life might I say. I mean, we really jam-packed her year with seasonal activities & vacations & play dates & new foods & a lot of reading... always with the books, that girl. Her personality is growing every day & it's so much fun to[...]
  • Tails + Paws | Diesel Turns 3!

  • I know what you're thinking... this lady is crazy. And I am. But I'm okay with that. I've accepted it. My family has. Life goes on :) It was a gorgeous day & we spent the entire day outside from sun-up to sun-down... all except for baking these delicious cakes. And yes, I tried it! I found a delicious little Pi[...]
  • Little Red Riding Hood

  •     This little cutie's 1st birthday theme was Little Red Riding Hood. Her best buddy, Diesel, was the big bad wolf. And now we're off to trick-or-treating with the little one! Happy Halloween all.
  • M's 1st Birthday Party (x2)

  • With my family living 2 hours north of Lancaster, it's often easier to have double the parties, double the fun. It's just too hard to get grandparents to travel that far & it's nice to include family from both my husband's side & mine. I chose to theme Mikayla's party "Little Red Riding Hood" style, for no othe[...]
  • 365 days ago, Little M was born.

  • I'm not going to get all sappy & sentimental here. I'll just let the pictures speaks all the words. We love you Mikayla. I hope you had a wonderful 1st birthday today :) I'll post her Birthday Party (Part 1) early next week. Her Birthday Party (Part 2) begins tomorrow! First, a quick glance back at her morning [...]
  • Kiddo Lifestyle | Mikayla at 12 months

  • I made it my mission to ensure that I captured Mikayla at 12 months with a few mini sessions of my own. My sister-in-law helped me setup M's 1st cake smash session along with outdoor tubby-time. 1st mini session is as follows. Stay tuned for her halloween shoot to be posted near the end of October!
  • Kiddo Lifestyle | Mikayla 9-12 months

  • Sleeping: A typical night of sleep now starts around 8:30. She was routinely waking around 2 a.m. for feedings for several nights a few weeks back. I know that I feel better when I can get a solid chunk of sleep versus being awakened in between. Therefore, I thought I'd attempt to beat the system and begin dreamfeeding[...]
  • Kiddo Lifestyle | Mikayla at 9 months

  • Sleeping: You would think by 9 months that a baby would like to sleep all night. Not the case with this girl. She must miss me too much and prefers to see me at least once during the nighttime hours. She has given me just a few all-nighters since 7 months... but they are the rare & few. She prefers to sleep on her [...]