Monday, February 24, 2014

Catching Up

Umm, seriously guys! How is it already Monday. I find that the weeks sneak by very quickly when I'm immersed in a project. Right now, I am in full baby shower mode! I know, I totally missed Happy Heart Thursday. But you know what? This is the status of my camera roll.

Does anyone else do this? Take pictures of everything you see while planning a party, that way you can look back and have everything in one spot? 

It's going to be a busy week at the Elliott home, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Can't wait to see everything come together to celebrate life!And of course, I can't wait to share it with y'all! 

Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Behind The Scene - Valentine's Day

Hey Ya'll,
I hope you guys had a Fabulous Love Day! Zane and I slept in, went to see the Lego movie, which is adorable, did some shopping, then enjoyed a quiet night at home!

 On Friday I shared our Valentine's Day shoot, be sure to check it out here if you missed it! I wanted to show yall how everything came together for this impromptu shoot, in hopes that it may inspire you to pull together something of your own for some fun! 

It all started with these $3.09 cupcakes from target! As soon as i saw these simply sweet treats, I knew they had to be photographed!

One of the projects I did was spray painting this chair. I picked these up from the side of a dumpster, and knew they would be fine with a coat of spray paint! Who cares if the entire seat was split in two pieces? No problem! Before & after!!

I picked up this picture frame & these two candle sticks from my favorite store- none other than Target! I purchased a handful of different items to try, and returned them after only using the ones pictures. Its good to have options! 

Carrie brought a slew of outfits, but ultimately just loved the simple tutu :) Again, its always good to have options.

The table pictures is one a friend of mine picked up from the side of the road. This two has a large split in the top, so its not very functional, but I knew that wood would be perfect for pictures!

lastly I picked up the balloons from Party City and I absolutely loved them!

Friday, February 14, 2014

[ Celebrate ] Valentine's Day

While perusing Target Monday evening, I came across the cutest little pink cupcakes and instantly knew they needed to come home with me! 

When you combine cupcakes, balloons, a pink chair and an adorable toddler in a pink tutu- you are bound to capture something cute!!

Special thanks to the Peterson's who are always up for anything, and are so patient while I try to figure this whole camera language out. Bradli was a pro as always! Four cupcakes later, she was on a sugar high ;)

- Happy Valentines Day -

Go celebrate love today.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Heart Thursday - Twenty Five

It's been an amazing week! Tuesday I turned 25, and never felt better! It's amazing what a birthday can do for your self confidence! Here are my favs from this week-

1. Zane texting me twenty five things he loves about me.

2. Working on shower invites and a love day shoot.

3. Valentines day nails.

4. Finding this. 

5. The sweet things my momma does for me. 

Here is a sneak peek of what's in store for tomorrow...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Heart Thursday- Atlanta Edition

Hey y'all, Zane and I are currently in Atlanta cashing in on his Christmas present! I hope you guys are having a fantastic week so far! Here are some small & some big things that made me smile! 

1. I got to grab coffee with a local girl who is currently attending the same college program I did. It was refreshing to walk down memory lane, and discuss what marriage is like for us! Love building relationships with those around me! 

2. I usually have a habit of biting/ neglecting my nails, but right now, they are pretty long, and I like it! 

3. I have been through Atlanta more times than I can count, but only to stay once, so it's been fun staying in the heart of downtown! 

4. Kings of Leon killed it last night. It was the first show if their tour, and let me just say, Caleb followill has one of my favorite voices of all times! 

5. Zane and I are enjoying our time in the atl! Went to the aquarium today, and it was pretty sweet! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

[ Celebrate ] Super Bowl

This is the third year we have had a Super Bowl party at our casa, and I have to say, I absolutely love it! 
Football, food, and friends. It doesn't get much better than that! 
Here are some traditions that I love- 
1. Guess the final score- we have everyone come over early, and jot down what they think the score will be. The closest wins a gift card! This year was crazy, but somehow I won! 
2. Appetizer cook off! - The past two years we have done chili, but this year we spiced it up with appetizers! So delish! 
3. Commercials / half time show- this year I didn't even pay attention to the commercials, but I heard they were far from fantastic? But I LOVED the half time show! Well done Bruno & RHCP!!! 
4. I always try to make it fun for everyone, so here are some of my decorations-

Please don't mind my horrible iPhone pics! 

I divided the tables into Broncos / Seahawks, and loved it! Crepe paper and balloons are always cheap & easy decor! 

Again we had both Broncos & Seahawks represented in the drink category! Cokes & sodas are a must as well! 

Hope y'all had a fun Super Bowl, I know we are already looking forward to the next!