boho beach family photo shoot

our recent trip to cancun, mexico was our first time traveling with baby atlas so while there, i really wanted to capture beautiful, bohemian-esque photos with my family on the beach. about a month before we left for our trip i researched cancun photographers looking for someone with a light & airy, natural-looking portfolio. i contacted a few people and…
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spring looks with savannah hoffman designs

my sister & i had the opportunity to style some spring looks for one of our favorite sister-owned boutiques here in dallas, savannah hoffman designs. we met them at the boho market (i wrote about them previously here) and became fast friends! they describe their style as “taking a walk through stevie nicks‘ closet” – which is awesome, it’s a…
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5 tips for shopping canton’s first monday trade days

this past saturday my mom, sister & i road tripped it to canton, texas (which is about an hour away from richardson where we live) to explore & treasure hunt at the “world’s largest outdoor market.” canton’s first monday trade days is THE place to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind items including vintage, quirky décor, furniture, antiques, clothing, toys, jewelry &…
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baby atlas newborn photoshoot

when baby atlas was 2 weeks old (he is 7 now!) we had our friend amy lane over to our home to capture a few newborn photos of him & us in the nursery. amy shot our maternity photos (see them all here) and we knew she would get great shots and i’m so thankful she took the time to do…
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maternity photoshoot in the fields

last saturday at sunset dek & i met our photographer friend amy at arbor hills nature preserve & had a maternity photoshoot. we hadn’t been in front of the camera together since our wedding almost 7 years ago (trip down memory lane here) & i felt a strong desire to capture these moments of our family before adding baby boy to the mix.…
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maternity to the max

you guys, i’m feeling maternity to the max! at 35 weeks my belly is so heavy and the pressure down there is getting real. i think this is the feeling my doctor was describing when she said it will feel like a bowling ball is in between my legs once he “drops.” i’m winded so easily and am getting cramps in my belly…
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piada menu tasting

i was invited to try piada‘s spring/summer menu this week & how could i resist! they are known for being “italian street food” and their concept is simple- you can choose right off the menu, customize anything you want or build your own creation in a bowl or a piada, which is an italian flatbread. i’ve been to piada before, it’s right…
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week 17 pregnancy bumpdate

i thought it would be fun to start documenting my experience, maybe not every week, but i want to remember my feelings and thoughts throughout this pregnancy & be able to share them with you. i’m feeling really good! besides having a bump in my lower abdomen (which i joke is a food baby most of the time) i don’t really feel or look pregnant.…
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roadtrip to austin, texas

greetings from austin, texas! a few weekends ago my mom, sister & i took off and road tripped it 3 hours south of dallas to austin for a long weekend to stay, shop and eat our way through the city. i’d love to share some of the places we visited & loved….if you care to see just scroll on: on our…
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street style in deep ellum

a few weekends ago dek and i got up bright & early to snap some photos & play with our new dji mavic pro drone. i had seen this “sun mural” before from other dallas bloggers & it’s on the “deep ellum 42 murals walking tour” and i really wanted to see it for myself and take some photos in front of it and then use the dart…
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