Monday, February 28, 2011

i ♥ faces “Anything But a Face” {northeast, tx portrait photographer}

Rachel Leigh and a Button Bracelet :) {Karnack, TX portrait photographer}


love buttons. Especially old unique colorful ones. What would the world be if all buttons were just small and round and white?! 
I would call that a pretty blah world. 
The fact that buttons have always come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors adds an extra zest to life. :) I always like thinking up new ways to use these little jewels and recently I've discovered a way that others enjoy too. I have a question for you....what do you do with old button-up shirt cuffs? Those shirts from your grandmother and great-uncle that went out of style waaaaay before you were born?....well this is what I've been doing with them lately. 

Button Bracelets. :)

Just an old shirt cuff with some buttons to add some extra pi-zazz. :D I've made several and each one is cuter than the next. This particular one (which I have decided to call Her Majesty's Adoration) I gave to Rachel Leigh. It captures her personality very well I think. Especially when she's wearing it. :) 

Dear Rachel was kind enough to let me do an impromptu photo-shoot of her modeling my creation. :D

The little heart button totally makes it her. :)

Cause she's such a lovin' kinda gal ;)

Isn't she gorgemous?! :D

Hopefully I can have my bracelets on Etsy or something soon so lots more people can be sporting them. :) And in the meantime I have to think of a clever title for my bracelet any ideas?? send 'em my way! ;D

-Through Christ's Love ♥

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

*Cough Cough* *Sniff Sniff* {northeast, tx lifestyle photographer - personal}

The only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you're finished.  ~Author Unknown

This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it. ~John 11:4

I have emerged, for a moment, from the sea of tissues, cough medicine, vitamins, comforting quilts, and thick wet air made possible by my humidifier that I have been plunged into all week. Oh deary....never did I think that while everyone around me was dropping like flies and getting The Cold of the Spring Season that :P

I see a light at the end of this dark and bleak tunnel of sickness but for now I must be content to be inside of it. It helps to have parents staging as nurses for awhile. I thought I would let you all know that perhaps I'm not dying after all...but I still need your prayers. :) They are all much appreciated. 

Day-quil and Vicks vapor rub....wouldest thou bring me relief??? please???

My room is very much like a sauna these days with this little baby puffing out its magic clouds . The air must remain wet if I am ever to get better says Dr. Mother :)

These are my tools of the trade....a remote to play movie after movie, trying to lift my spirits and the phone to page my caretakers ;) My main responsibility: Call every time I empty my glass of water so that I may get a refill. I'm purty sure I'm turning into a water ballon. :P

I am hopeful that a recovery is in my near future. In the mean time...I look positively awful, feel just slightly awful, and I want  to be well awfully bad. 

Still kickin'!
-Through Christ's Love ♥

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011 {northeast, tx lifestyle photographer - personal}

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day.  When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.  ~Author Unknown

Usually I don't think of anything at all on Valentine's Day. We, as a family, don't really do much to celebrate it...never have. But from time to time we realize that chocolate and roses aren't too terribly awful to receive on a holiday. ;)
My grandparents (seeing as though they own a bakery) love to bestow sweets upon us when February 14th rolls around and my Paw-Paw never fails to get me some heart-warming stuffed animal with a heart attached to it. :D

So, because our hearts were so joyful and warm after receiving such lovely gifts we made a spontaneous decision to go out...have fun and celebrate for a change. :) So we headed off just as God was painting a GORGEOUS sunset for us to enjoy.

There really is no better way to spend a mushy, gushy holiday than eating real-deal Texan food at the One and Only: Texas Roadhouse!!
Now that's what I like about Texas!
And they, being such sweethearts, gave all of us a Free Kiss because of the occasion. :)

♥Happy Belated Valentine's Day Everyone! :) ♥

-Through Christ's Love ♥

~I ♥ Friends~ {northeast, tx portrait photographer - personal}

 A cheerful heart is good medicine. -Proverbs 17:22

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.  ~E.E. cummings

I have one sister that is eight years older than me. No other siblings. 
However, these girls that you see below are just like family to me. I loooove 'em to death and really they are my Christ. :)

This girl to the right is Miss Susanna Joy. She and her family are temporarily living in Austin for a few months and we have been missing her like CrAzY!!!! :( She really is a jewel and I couldn't imagine my life without her. She makes all of us very happy. :) 

(Pssst! When a beautiful mother daughter pair are sitting around I can't just sit there, ya know. ;) )

Anyways...Love you Susanna! And all my dear friends! :) God is so good to give you all to me. 
-Through Christ's Love ♥ 

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Greene Family {mt. pleasant family portrait photographer}

Hi everyone. :) I would like to introduce y'all to some of my absolute faaaaaaavorite people in the whole wide universe. :) I present to you:

The Greene Family :D
I know what you're thinking...."These people are GORGEOUS!!!" And to that I would say, "Yes indeed they are. How very observant of you." :)
But aside from their beauty...they have wonderful personalities! They are so very fun and they all love the Lord more than words can tell...and that is what makes them so wonderful and genuine. :)

Sunday afternoon they asked if I could take some family pictures for them by their big deal, casual affair. I replied calmy, "Uh, YESSSSSSS!" ;D
So all five Greenes + 1: Bro. John, Mrs. Michele, Jay, Daniel, Rachel, and Daniel's girlfriend Emily let me photograph their lovely faces for a whole afternoon. :)

The strapping young men :)

And the lovely young ladies! :) say no more. :)

And oh hey peoples, Daniel's got a gorgemous girlfrieeeeend. Emily is the sweetest thing this side of cotton candy!! :) They are so cute, Cute, CUTE togethaaaa!! :)

STUNNING!!!! These people have Ocean Water eyes!!! I did none, nada, nothin' to their eyes...they're just that blue!!

And Emily just fits right in to this beatimous crowd. :)

Cu-koo, Cu-koo ;D
You ask me to tell you the kids' personalities in a nutshell...I give you: THIS!

OH DEARY! I cannot say enough how much I looooove this group of folks. :) They really are fantastico. :)
Not to mention artistic and creative...and on that note I urge you to look at this and this. :)

-Through Christ's Love ♥