Fall Foliage in Northern Virginia

  Fall is hands down my favorite season. It used to be summer, sorry summer, but I love the cool, crisp air that fall / autumn brings. And let’s not forget all the beautiful foliage! Every year this time, I take my camera over to our local lake to capture the beauty of this season…

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Day Trip to Historic Leesburg, VA

I know there is so much to be said for international travel and I’m all for it. I mean who wouldn’t want to jet set around the world staying in beautiful hotels complete with equally beautiful décor, and eat fancy foods prepared by French or Italian trained chef, and swim in gorgeous beaches. Man, that…

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2017 Planner + $20 iTunes Giveaway (CLOSED)

Are you a planner? Do you write down every single aspect of your life in your planner or calendar? Do you feel unorganized if your day / week / month (dare I say it, year) are not planned out and/or written down in a planner? If you answered yes to all or some of these…

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An Evening With Flowers at Greenstone Farms

Last Monday I attended an event at a local flowers farm, Greenstone Fields, called an Evening with Flowers. Here’s what I learned… the farm is a whopping 400 acres with five active farms on the property, they grow local organic flowers and everything that is grown is being used—nothing is wasted. I mean just seeing…

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Our NYC Travel Diary: Empire State Building, And Time Square [Photos]

New York City (NYC), it is well-known as one of the greatest cities in the world. I have been to the city a few times during my college years. I remember going to Time Square for the first time, it is a memory I could never (nor would I ever) be able to forget. It’s…

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Styled Rustic Dinner + Wedding-Like Reception at 48 Fields [Photos]

  Hi there, ACB readers! Yay, it’s Wednesday! Between you and me I’m ready for Friday to get here so I can get out on the road to have some fun with my little family.  This week has been so stressful that I.AM.READY.NOW! Looking at this photos from April’s styled dinner / wedding-like reception setup…

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Behind the Lens: photographer and children’s book author, Beryl Ayn Young [Interview]

“The bigger message is how photography can be a connector. It can help us discover amazing things about ourselves, it can connect us closer to our kids, and to our world. It’s an amazing tool for hope, happiness, and healing.” – Beryl Ayn Young Reading is one of our favorite activities in our home. My…

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Shades of Pink // National Pink Day

Did you know  that June 23 is National Pink Day? Yes, it is! According to National Pink Day is observed annually on June 23rd. This day is set aside for the color pink and all it represents.  First used as a color name in the late 17th century, pink is a pale red color which got…

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#BTS: Styled dinner at 48 Fields

Two weeks ago, I joined a few of my creative friends at 48 Fields, a Northern Virginia wedding venue nestled in Leesburg just a few minutes outside of the city. And last week, I shared some of the photos from the venue / event (Sunday Styled Dinner at 48 Fields), but I wanted to share…

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new kitty + road trip

A week ago we took a road trip through Old Town Manassas down to Stafford County, Virginia to meet the newest and cutest member of our family, an 8-weeks-old kitten. Below are some pictures of our jaunt… It was amazing to see my BFF and hangout with her family even if it’s just for a…

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behind the lens: wedding photographer Brittany Drosos

Hello everyone! This week on the new and popular series, Behind the Lens (BtL) feature post, I am are going to share some images with you from Brittany Drosos, wedding photography and brain child behind the winter styled shoot in the snow. If you have not been following along, please check-out our other Behind the…

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