The Night We Wined and Dined

Hello all!

Hope your summer is treating you all splendidly!  Lately, one of my good friends from Germany has been in town! She was an exchange student in Sedona about two years ago, and is just amazing! We had a day of shopping and then she offered to cook dinner for me! She made a delicious meal of Stir-fried vegetables and a delicious olive oil-garlic couscous with tomatoes! Alright the couscous was ready made, but it sure was delicious! It was a fun night of wine, spontaneous portraits and delicious food.

Love you Marie!! xoxo

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Anywhere but here…

During summer, really the only place I want to be is anywhere but Phoenix. With consistant temperatures above 105 it’s pretty miserable.

I got the chance to travel with a high school-age choir from my parents church. We went all over Southern California, where the girls preformed their show, served the homeless, and spread the love. Of course we ended at Disneyland… just had to! Here are some of my favorite moments I captured from our little trip ūüôā

My Favorite Things: Textured Waves

So lately, having long hair, I have had fun experimenting with hair products and styling!

I have not had hair this long since I was little…. so this is big for me!

Here are some of my favorite products and one of my favorite styles I use them with:

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Happy Wednesday! ‚̧ Amy

ps. thanks Kym Ventola for my wonderful photo!

an evening with the family: Happy Birthday Jonce!

As much as I can, I try and spend time with my sister (Katie of Katie Jean Designs) and her amazing family. Last night we got to celebrate her husband Jonce’s birthday! I love getting some practice with my camera, and loved even more getting to capture this great night. Katie and Jonce will soon be moving along with their two little boys, Caden and Clive, so I am trying to soak up as much time with them as I can.¬†

I decided to help Katie out and make dinner and a cake for the evening. We made raw vegan tacos (one of our faves) from My New Roots. This recipe is amazing… you can find it¬†HERE.

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Then I found this AMAZING new blog called This Rawsome Vegan Life. While drooling over all the recipes, I found a raw, vegan, carrot cake! Super simple to make and came out delicious! We topped it with lavender, pistachios and walnuts. The lavender added such an amazing flavor. You can find that recipe HERE.

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And the rest of the night was full of impromptu portraits, blowing out candles and chess….

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What a beautiful family. Love you Jonce! Happy Birthday! 

 

‚̧ Amy¬†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Paper Crane Monday- Number Eight

A Paper Crane Monday- Number Eight

Bora Aksu sheer blouse
wolfandbadger.com

ALDO high heels
aldoshoes.com

Rock jewelry
$28 – diva.net.au

Put a Lid on it

I’m back! So sorry for the absence, but I am finally back in town for awhile. I have been loving hats this summer! They add the perfect touch to any cute summer outfit. Floppy ones, straw ones, felt ones, and vintage ones, I love them all. Not only are they just plain awesome, but the also (most of the time) protect your pretty little face from the sun. Take a gander at these beauties and put a lid on it!

Straw Fedora- Anthropologie- $88.00

Felt Floppy Hat- Urban Outfitters-$34.00

 

Luau Hat- Urban Outfitters-$34.00

Black Bowler Hat- Urban Outfitters-$29.00

Vintage Straw Fedora- Raleigh Vintage-$68.00

Thanks for reading!

‚̧ Amy

Let’s talk infatuation

I am absolutely infatuated with these lovely dresses, and jewelry pieces on Etsy. I just had to post them all for you! No real theme tonight, except I am very much loving the warmer weather where dresses are totally acceptable! Enjoy this mini post… Love you all!

//Wonderful  mint flowing dress from xiaolizi//

//Love this little black dress from My Lola Fashion// This shop has some really great dresses! Love the retro flare

//Such a cute simple flared dress from Jessica Rose Design// Looks so comfy and cute!

//LOVE LOVE LOVE this vintage inspired chiffon dress from Fleet Collection!//

Also, if you haven’t ¬†thought about it yet, don’t forget to enter our “In Your Cl0set” contest and giveaway! ¬†Find more details¬†here! Don’t forget, deadline is April 15th, and a skirt and a blog feature is on the line!

‚̧ Amy

The mitt and the bat are back!

As the rest of the civilized world freezes under layers of snow and sleet with temperatures in the 40s…. All of us here in Arizona are preparing for Spring Training in our beautiful 70 degree weather! ¬†Baseball has always been and will always be my favorite sport. With spring training specifically, I love the relaxed atmosphere and the sun shining down. These are the times to tan while enjoying a great cheap baseball game, or relax on the grass while paying no attention to the great baseball game while scouting for cute baseball players. ūüėČ up to you.

So in honor of the start of the best time of the year, I bring you a collection of shorts!

To start if you are looking for a vintage denim with a stylized twist, look no further! Etsy is the answer!

This awesome shop: ToDYEforDenim, features some vintage denim, dyed and created into new one-of-a-kind shorts. I love these!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93028652/black-calvin-klein-vintage-denim-dome

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93028049/rainbow-tie-dye-vintage-denim-dome-studs?ref=v1_other_1

And if you are not quite into the rainbow fad, they have some other cool dye effects using bleach……

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93028242/bleached-ombre-vintage-denim-pyramid

Now if ¬†you are looking for something a little tamer…

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=5715&vid=1&pid=331226&scid=331226022

And I just love these thrifted (!) beauties……might be going to scour goodwill soon…..

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If you are one of the people struggling through this winter, just look at these shorts and think of warmer days… they are coming!

Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!

‚̧ Amy