My favorite city to visit….


Chicago is such a beautiful city. I’ve been there once before when I was in college with some girlfriends, and I fell in love with everything about the city. I always imagined myself living in the city in a little apartment and walking to all my favorite shops and museums. I even thought about moving there to attend grad school at the Jane Addams School of Social Work. But I decided to move to KC and attend KU and then I moved out here to DC…and the daydreaming changed to life on the East Coast. I still love the city, and all that it offers. My dear husband surprised me this year with a birthday trip with one of my best girlfriends and we lived it up. We had a girls weekend without any kids and it was WONDERFUL. I don’t get time away from my family very much, but a once a year trip with a good friend is always welcome. We did all the touristy things…architecture tour by boat, and the double decker bus tour. We hit the Willis Tower…the Hancock Bldg…drove by Navy Pier and the famous “Bean”. We packed in as much sightseeing and laughter that we could in a few short days. The best part was being able to see her and laugh and reminisce about college days, and hear all about life with kids. I can’t wait to go back again soon…and maybe this time I’ll take the hubs & the kids:)

31 Day Challenge

I Heart Faces is having a fun little 31 day challenge and I thought I would get some creative juices flowing and have some fun. I’ll be posting each day so be sure to check in each day:)Today’s topic was Light


We get such gorgeous light in our foyer in the morning, and I thought I’d try some moody black & white with it.


Miss J { Newborn | Crofton, Maryland}




Meet Miss J! She was born back in September…and I realized I never blogged about her! How could I forget such a sweet little face?? She joins an already beautiful family with big sister Aubrey. I think she’s got everyone wrapped around her little finger. Welcome to the world sweet princess:)

Happy New Year! {Newborn |Mt. Airy, Maryland}

I had the pleasure of having this little sweetheart in the studio today! Friends…meet Daisy, our new addition. She’s a Bernese Mountain Dog. She’s 8 1/2 weeks old, and just the sweetest ever. We’re so happy to have a furry member of our family again. It’s like having a new baby…up in the middle of the night…potty training…teething….but it’s all good:)