Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Dynamo!

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Today is my Dynamo's birthday! Happy Birthday to the love of my life. Every day I am more and more thankful to have you as my soulmate and best friend!! You are the best thing that ever happened to me!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Snow Princess

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I just felt like the holidays called for some different holiday colors and what better colors than blue and white...with a little silver glitter sprinkled on top!

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This soap smells just lovely. This fragrance has a blend of fragrances that remind you of wild greens, Christmas Fruit Salad with lots of oranges, a hot fruit punch, sparkling cider, and supporting notes Christmas Eve Flower. It's so light and perfect!

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It's just a beautiful bar in colors other than red and green! It's just like snow and bluebirds all swirled together!

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This soap will be ready in early December and I'll have some at the Richmond Craft Mafia's Handmade Holiday Event on December 14!

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It's so delightful!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dreaming of Jasmine...

Jasmine Dreams Soap

I've got quite a few soap customers who've been asking about floral scented soap!

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Sometimes I let my personal taste affect the soap fragrances I choose! I tend to like citrus and herbal fragrances, so often I leave out the floral ones!

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One of my friends has been asking for a flower scent like gardenia or something for a while!

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Finally...I made Jasmine!

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Dried jasmine flowers are ground up and mixed inside for a light exfoliation along with whole dried jasmine on top for decoration!

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And, of course I added some activated charcoal because it's just good stuff!

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This turned out to be a beautiful bar! Soon, you will be able to smell it for yourself!

Monday, November 18, 2013

The leaves are falling...the leaves are falling...

We can't hang Christmas lights without some photo opps now can we? Once Dad finished hanging the lights we got to playing...

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My mom is always taking pics! So, look at me!

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I love my ball...

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Come on...bring it on!

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I got 'em...

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I can get some major air can't I?

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You know me and water right? Well, I'm the same with leaves?

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Oh boy!

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Come on, Dad, give me some more!

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Look, Mom! I got it!

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I'm smiling...

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I caught a leaf...

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I had to stop and take a break...

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Then we were back at it!

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I was a happy camper!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Some photography practice with Mario and Elise...

I was so honored that our friends Mario and Elise called and asked me to snap some pics of them! They are expecting in February and I was so thrilled that they trusted me enough to get some shots of them! I did make no promises though!

Keep in mind that I'd been looking for some volunteers to practice my new-found skills on, so I couldn't believe I had some takers! We met up at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield and spent a couple of hours walking, talking, and snapping away! They were really good sports and were very patient! Here are some of my favorite shots from the day...

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The dogs were really good sports (When they weren't in the pics Dynamo had to manage all 3!)...

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They were so cute when she was showing him how to make the heart with his hands...

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I had some old flash cards that we used! They aren't finding out the gender of the baby, so this was too perfect...

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It was so natural for them! Their love for one another is very apparent!

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And, Mario was such a good poser...

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You could tell she was glowing...

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We hiked a little ways to another part of the park where I knew we'd have another perfect location. And, this is my absolute favorite pose of Elise...

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Just love that little baby bump...


I wanted them to relax a little and have some fun so I gave them some bubble gum!

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And, ta da! They really took the job of bubble blowing seriously! It was too cute!


And, then I had to have some fun with Elise, so I did this!


We finished up the day with a few more of my favorites!





They did a great job pretending Dynamo, Charlie, me, and their dogs weren't staring at them!



Thanks so much to you both, Mario and Elise, for letting me "practice" on you both especially at such a very special time in your lives! We are excited to share in this moment with you!


I hope you love your pictures!