#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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Sunday Styled Dinner at 48 Fields

If you have been following my journey here on the blog, then you know that mommy time / mommy off duty time for me are far and in between. Managing my very busy full time working mom life with a preschooler can get stressful, which is why once in a while, I get together with…

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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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we planted a peach tree

First of all, if you’re thinking: will a peach tree thrive in Northern Virginia? The answer is yes. There are so many fruit trees that grow here–apples, pears, etc.–and of course, peach. I opted for a peach tree because I have personally had one before at my rental townhouse a couple of years ago. I…

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Meet Paige: a Smart To-Do List iPhone App for Busy Parents

Life as a parent is crazy busy, like crazy! There seem to always be something to do, somewhere to go, something to buy, and on and on. As a single working mom, my to-do list is crazy! For me I have two jobs—my daytime job and motherhood—and sandwiched between the two are lots and lots…

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25 tips on how you can be successful just by changing how you think

Another week has started and with each new day, I vow to myself to be the best person that I can be regardless of the challenges of that day. Oftentimes I succeed and oftentimes I don’t, and that’s quite alright because I’m not perfect I’m a human being. To better myself I often disconnect from…

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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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How to force tulip bulbs to bloom in water indoors

Happy Saturday // Happy Weekend! There are so many beautiful spring bulbs out there but sometimes, if you’re like me, you want to enjoy your favorite bulbs indoors year round. I have planted onions and tomatoes in water indoors in the past, but this will be my first attempt at planting tulips. When we first…

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behind the lens: wedding photographer Laura M. Kuah

Hi everyone! Today’s Behind the Lens (BtL) {#behindthelens} feature post is turning the spotlight on Laura Kuah, Owner and Creative Visionary of Laurentina Photography, a full-service photography + videography studio focused on the individual client experience. She photographed her first wedding in 2009 and in the summer of 2011 started Laurentina Photography. Laura specializes in…

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behind the lens: wedding photographer Jof Panlaqui

You know that feeling of dropping off your film at the print shop and you start counting down the minute until the hour you have to pick up your photos? Yup, that’s the feeling I’ve had for a few weeks now waiting for the pictures from the styled shoot to come back. A few weeks…

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happy 1-year anniversary, Always Creating™ Blog!

I have been so busy that I didn’t even realized that my blog turned one this past Sunday. Yay! I cannot believe it. I mean I have seriously contemplated giving up and moving on to other forms of creativity. If you have been following for a while, then you know that I have gone back…

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#BTS Wedding styled shoot

This past weekend, mild winter weather, snow-capped lake (thanks to winter storm Jonas), naked trees, and frozen lake at Burke Lake Park provided the perfect ethereal backdrop for a few creatives to get together for a fun wedding styled shoot in the snow.

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