Monday, June 28, 2010

Bunco Girls Night

A few months ago my friends started an all-girl Bunco group. It has been an absolute blast! There are 12 girls in the group and we meet once a month, each time at a different person's house. Bunco is such a fun and simple game to learn. Best of all, there's absolutely no skill involved. You switch tables and partners every 5 minutes or so, which is perfect for mixing up a large group.

Last week was my turn to host, and I was excited to do a little entertaining. I love how you can transform a typical Thursday night into a special occasion with just a few personalized touches. The Bunco Girls straws were my favorite; they were perfect for our orange julius drinks!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Last week Brent and I were lucky enough to spend a week in the lovely city of Charleston. It was a blast - our first week-long trip alone since our honeymoon. I so love my husband. It was awesome getting to spend that much uninterrupted time together. We went out to eat every night (my favorite part of vacation), and got to experience a lot of local favorites. Throw in sunning by the pool, sitting with our toes in the ocean, shopping on King Street, admiring the beautiful old South architecture and lots and lots of sweet tea and ice cream, and it was all around a wonderful trip.

I will say that there were times when it truly felt too hot to move. Brent, being a true South Carolina boy, was loving it. I was literally melting. But the evenings were amazing. Just perfect. And who doesn't love night walks on the beach?

Brenty, thanks for the wonderful memories! I can't wait for our next adventure together!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Sale on Thank You Postcards

I'm starting a sale on my Thank You Postcards - just in time for summer babies and birthdays! I've changed the listings on Etsy. For now, cards are $30 for 25, $52 for 50 and $88 for 100 cards - that's 88 cents per card!

These Thank You Postcards are perfect for the busy mom. The starter note on the back makes sending your appreciation quick and easy. Not only are they great for new moms, but they are also ideal for birthday parties, baby or wedding showers, or housewarming parties. The possibilities are endless!

Here's what one happy user had to say: "I can't tell you how easy and effortless it made writing thank yous! I sat down during naptime one day with a pen and a stack of cards, and I got them all finished in a snap. They're the perfect solution for a busy mama like myself who still wants to express heartfelt appreciation. And since they're postcards, I even saved some money on postage."

Check out all the style options here. Happy shopping!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Caroline and John

This photography comes from one of my best and sweetest clients, Trisha Hardin Kern. She is truly a joy to work with. The wedding actually took place several years ago (in 2007) but the couple is just now ordering the album. Proof that it's never too late to get yourself a professional wedding album!

Best wishes, Caroline and John!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rosalia and Roberto

A while back, The Dream Album Company approached me and asked if I would design a studio sample for them. Dream Albums offers beautiful products for wedding and portrait photographers worldwide. I especially love their flush mount Dream Albums - the image wrap cover is beautiful!

These layouts were designed for an 11x14 album. Horizontal albums are a trendy alternative to the standard square sizes. To keep things simple, I currently only have pricing for square albums on the KruBooks website. But if you are interested in getting a horizontal album, let me know and I'll send you custom pricing. Other common horizontal sizes are 8x10, 9x12, or 10x14.

I was so happy with Rosalia and Roberto's album, I had to share. Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding, beautiful photography...what more could you ask for? As always, you can click on the layouts below to see them larger.

You can see the the complete album design here. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Carolyn and Chris

Another stunning wedding captured by Brooke Schwab! Carolyn and Chris were married this March in River Oaks, Texas. I loved everything about this wedding, especially the gorgeous reception site! For more pictures from this beautiful day, you can check out the post on Brooke's blog.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lip Puddle

Walter had a busy Memorial Day weekend. Lots of walks, playing ball, trip to my mom and dad's new house, family party, eating outside at Molly Malone's. He's used to getting a lot more sleep during the day! While we were doing yard work on Sunday, I snapped these pictures. He was laying on his lip so funny - Brent said it looked like a "lip puddle." It was the perfect description!

I think he's glad to be back on his normal sleep schedule today. I just heard him jump into our bed as I typed this.