Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Koethers *sneak peak*

I photographed a super sweet family on Sunday.
I have known Lisa for a couple of years and the first time I met her kids, they were really little and adorable.
Well, they aren't as little anymore but they are still gorgeous kids!

Here is just a tiny sneak peak from the shoot...
Holly and her big brother Aaron!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

before and afters & design sponge

I am so inspired by before and after furniture projects.
I did one a year or so ago and I have to admit that it didn't turn out exactly how I wanted and I didn't really finish it completely, and I might end up re-doing it...

But currently I have a couple of pieces, a desk and a hexagon side table, that could be really beautiful if I re-did them. Both were found on the side of the road, so free, and with a some paint could be looking pretty hip!

I am a huge fan of Design Sponge and it is filled with inspiring before and afters.
The following images are ones that I might use as inspiration for my own re-dos.

The first one is a dresser, but I love the paint colors and way it is painted, and I think my little desk would be so cute like this!

Sooo cute, right?

I love this second before and after. When I got my hexagon side table (similar look to this one below), I thought "This would make the cutest cat house! I could totally pimp it out!". I ended up not doing that, and currently it houses my Wii accessories.
But then I saw this before and after and it sparked my desire to re-do it.
I wouldn't do it in this color scheme, but it is still a good jumping off point!

My cats would love a cat-cave like this!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A few more from Halloween...

Again, this party had a great theme, cool costumed people, fun dancing music, and was just a good time...
Here are more photos from the night...
Sweaty dance floor... Hard for a jar of peanut butter and a jelly fish to dance in!

What did I tell you?
These Stabbies go all out for their Halloween parties!!

Olive, pre-party...
She really wanted to dress up as a jelly fish...

And finally...
Our costumes.
I bring you *drumroll please*.....

Peanut Butter and Jelly (fish!)

Anyone who knows Adam knows he is pretty addicted to Peanut Butter...
Especially Adam's Peanut Butter...
I think he makes a pretty good (and adorable) peanut butter jar!

My costume was a jelly fish...
It was pretty cool... LED lights made my tentacles glow.
But carrying around the umbrella was not ideal for a party.
Now I know.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

halloween 2010

I had another fun and costume filled Halloween this year by going to the Establishment's annual bash. These guys really go all out and this year was no exception with a Dr. Seuss theme.
From giant characters to oddly slanted floors in the bathroom, the theme set the scene for a great night.

And the costumes seen at the party were great... Some people really go all out with home made costumes. And sometimes the best costume is just a really cleverly achieved idea. Anyways, I love it all.

Here are just a few photos from the night...

Loved this owl!


lego Indiana Jones!

And my favorite costume (besides Adam's) of the night:
The kid from UP.
He was so nice and funny.
But a couple of his balloons got popped in a giant cactus!

I will post some photos of Adam and my costumes later this week!