Friday, February 20, 2015

Meet the Models

Photo shoots need friends. You get much better photos when your models have someone to play with. Here is the proof.

Meet Jess

 Jess has been my main model for quite a few years now and she chose the other models she wanted to work with. 


Dream Girl

Jess describes her personal style as country chic, unique and fun. 

Meet ElijahMarie

Kindred spirit and gorgeous new mom. She kept the girls laughing. She is my music!

Mom's is crazy.

Fah, Mulan
ElijahMarie's personal style is flamboyant and daring while being vintage chic. 

 The best photos were when they were being completely silly. 
Doesn't ElijahMarie look classic here. Gorgeous ladies

But poses are good too.

Meet Chantel                                                            
Unbelievable green eyes. No photshop here.

So spunky and bold. This was my first time working with Chantel. Why did I wait so long? What a waste of time!

More Pictures....really.

Chantel describes her personal style as sometimes basic white girl :), sometimes hipster, sometimes classy but definitely my own. 

Meet Rachel

Stunning! Really really stunning. It is incredible how unassuming and fun loving she is. Definitely in my group of favorite people.                                                     

Wish I had been able to use this photo on my Etsy site
but the mirror was fuzzy. Note to self. Bring glass
cleaner to photo shoot. 

Not bored really. Just trying not to laugh.

 "I love everything. I love vintage and boho right now. Anything bright I will wear"

Now you have met my models. We will see them again and very soon. This was so much fun. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wanderin' on a Wednesday

As most of the country is experiencing a very snowy February I decided to post a photo journal of a snowy walk I enjoyed with my brother's pup through my neighborhood. Snowy days are gorgeous days and the only reason for cold weather as far as I'm concerned.:)
First thing I see. 

Look Up

Doorway in Yellow

                                                                                              The houses in my neighborhood are so colorful and full of interest, just like the people who live in them. I could not live in a neighborhood that had rules against yellow doors. 

Another perspective

Love this view
The scenes I can see as I cross the creek in my neighborhood. The bridge, the creek bed and the view through the railings. Lovely this snowy day!

The creek bed in winter.

Look Down
The Culprit

Thank you for joining me on my walk. I will see you soon for another jaunt. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Treasury Trove Tuesday

Hello Everyone!!! After a very.....very.....very loooooooong absence from the blogging world I have decided to restart this conversation. I have been a part of a most excellent group on Etsy called Etsy Colorado (check us out, and I am going to reintroduce my blog by introducing you to our Member of the Month, PAGEFIFTYFIVE.

Today's anchor item is one of PAGE FIFTY FIVE's fantastic clever cards with original artwork and creative sayings.

Here is what Melissa of PAGE FIFTY FIVE has to say about herself:

Hi! I’m Melissa…the girl behind PAGEFIFTYFIVE. Ever since I can remember, I have been creating. From laying on the kitchen floor with crayons and construction paper, riding on the bus doodling with markers and loose leaf, or sitting next to my Grandpa as he taught me how to fold and design a card…it’s all molded me to be who I am today. 
From this urge to create beautiful things everyday, PAGEFIFTYFIVE was thought up, dreamed about, and finally born! PAGEFIFTYFIVE revels in the simple, delights in the quirky and combines these two ideas to create products that everyone will love! 

Where does my inspiration come from? Seriously…all over! My friends, my loved ones, conversations I overhear at coffee shops, books I read, people I observe, past experiences and the world around me. I never leave home without a notebook and a pen…and without a doubt, I always come home with a little sketch for my next card and some inspiration. I think up, design, print, score, package, paint, sew and package everything in my home studio! This is the part of owning my own handmade business that I love. My hope is that my products will make people smile, make their heart happy and encourage them to pass that good feeling along. 

When I’m not creating new ideas for the shop, I am always consumed with another creative project. I dream up new DIY projects, I research new juicing recipes, I decorate our home with repurposed finds, I embroider quirky ideas onto hoops, I take adventures through novels, I dabble in photography (okay….mostly just obsess with Instagram), and do a bit of cooking and baking.

My ultimate goal is to live a happy, creative life…I would say, so far, so good.

Here is what other's have to say about Melissa and her cards:

  • The card was exactly as shown and was wrapped very nicely inside of a protected envelope. Melissa replied to my messages right away and answered any questions that I had. I will definitely be ordering from her shop again. Love the card by the way! Thanks again!
  • Who doesn't like a butt joke card for valentine's day? Especially on heavy card stock with a nice envelope.
  • AWESOME SAUCE!!!!! I loved it!
Check out Melissa on Etsy at PAGE FIFTY FIVE for the most clever cards online.