winners + our beauty favorites



“And WHY is the carpet all wet Todd??”
“I don’t KNOW MARGO!!!”

- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

- Laura G.


“Have you been eatin’ that mistletoe?”

-Duck Dynasty Christmas special 2012

- Martha


“Not a finger!”

-The Christmas Story.

- Julie B.


“Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association?”

– Home Alone

- Sharon


Bob: “Well I got a letter from Benny Haynes! Do you remember the Mess Sergeant?”

Phil: “Freckle-face Haynes, the dog-faced boy?”

Bob: “He’s got sisters? – Claims he’s got ‘em.”

Phil: “How can a guy that ugly, have sisters?

Bob: “Very brave parenting!”

- White Christmas

- Grace


“Maybe Christmas perhaps doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

- The Grinch

- Meredith


In case anyone was looking for some last minute Christmas stocking stuffers (apart from Clare’s beautiful work), a blog reader recently requested that we post our beauty favorites… so here we are…


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ALS fall 2012

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ALS beauty

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sharing the love

tastes orangey2Tis the season for a holiday giveaway!  You know we love paintings by Clare Elsaesser.  Six winners will get their pick of a 13 x 19 print from Clare’s shop: Tastes Orangey.   Just leave a comment with your favorite holiday movie quote and we’ll pick six winners on Tuesday!


Hello faithful blog readers.  I was on a roll blogging with the posts about the Coastal Living house and then I got distracted.  Traveling and working a whole lot lately, so I’ve been trying to spend every second of precious free time with my little family.  A few weeks ago Marla took our pictures, it had been a year since our last session with her so I was excited about capturing memories of Sloane at this precious age (she’s three now, how time flies).  Marla lives down the street, which is also down the bayou, so we hopped on the boat, picked her up on her dock and headed to what we like to call “The Hill”…. a deep cut created by the Intracoastal Waterway that is not only breathtaking, but also lots of fun for Sloane who likes to climb, dig and get dirty.   I thought I’d share a handful of my favorites from our session…












Hate to presume that anyone will ask, but someone usually does…  Sloane’s little sweater came from Children’s Place, I ran in for socks and came out with that sweater, oops.  Her aqua jeans are Old Navy.  My top is from my friends at Willow + Woods, they have an online store now (Wear Willow), which is fantastic.  The top is Lauren Moffatt, not sure if it’s still available on their website, but perhaps you could call and order it 850-231-0248.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, we have much to be thankful for this year.