Sequin Jacket & Flowers

On any given day at home, you will find me in casual + comfy clothes. I have never been one of those people who like to dress up, something about dressing up is complete opposite of my Leo personality. I like wild and crazy, big hair… I like lose fitting clothing preferably dresses! I like…

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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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July Recap & Inspiration for August

Happy August everyone! If you’re like me the thought that it is August already is bugging me out! I meeaaan, it still feels like July! That’s about as much as I’m going to say about that because I am not at all mad that it’s August because it’s my birthday month! YAY! Before the celebrations…

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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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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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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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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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