Photography Sneak Peek ~ Nevaida 3 Months

Monday, March 12, 2018

This sweet little girl is 3 months old already! I seems like yesterday I was taking her newborn pictures.

She such a pretty baby, with some of the prettiest blue eyes I have ever seen <3 Seriously just look at them! And that dimple! She got that one from her daddy.

Nevaida, and her mom and dad, came over to my house for a quick studio session, and I just loved every minute of it. We kept it simple, and got some really sweet pictures <3 I love that Brooke brought along her baby bracelet and had Nevaida wear it in the photos.

I just love this little girl so much <3 It's fun having so many cousins around to love <3

Here's a few of my favorites... 
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a sweet and happy day :)

2018 Cleaning & Organizing Challenge Week 11 ~ Appliances

Whoo hoo, we're into week 11 of this challenge! This week we are going to work on our large appliances. Scrubbing and deep cleaning them from top to bottom, inside and out.
We'll be focusing on the the stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Last week we worked on deep cleaning the fridge. So by the end of this week, all of the appliances in the kitchen should be sparkling clean.
Every nook and cranny should be touched and cleaned. For all of my stainless steel appliances I use my Norwex cloths to clean the exteriors. The Enviro Cloth and Window Cloth work perfectly to clean and shine. 

Week 9 Challenge: Appliances

If your microwave is in desperate need of attention, start by filling a glass bowl with water (about 2 cups) and lemon juice or vinegar, put it into the microwave, and start it, let it go for about 5 minutes and then let it sit in there and steam for another 5 minutes. Anything that's baked on should wipe aways easily. I use vinegar water, an all purpose cleaner, and an microfiber cloth to clean out the interior. Wash the glass turntable in warm soapy water. If your microwave hangs above the stove, spare the underside with a mild degreaser/all purpose cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes. Remove the filters and place into boiling vinegar water to loosen grease and clean them easily. Wipe the underside of the microwave and replace the filters. Clean and shine the exterior.

*Tip: Buy a microwave food cover for your plates and bowls. It makes clean up SOOO much easier and keep your microwave SOOO much cleaner. Goodbye food splatter. All you have to do is throw the cover in the dishwasher when it gets dirty.
For the oven, if you have a self clean option, run that first. Next, you can use oven cleaner, or baking soda & vinegar, scratch free scratchers, and a whole lot of elbow grease. Clean the interior and scrub off any baked on food. Rinse it well. Clean the racks the same way. (Some oven cleaners are too harsh and can damage your racks, you might want to test it first before you spray down the who thing.) Replace the racks and admire your shiny new oven :)

*Tip: Lay down some tinfoil or you can buy an over liner, and cover the bottom of the oven. When it gets dirty and food spills on it, just throw it away and replace instead of scrubbing yourself to death.

For the stove top, I remove all of my gas grates and burner covers and scrub those clean in the sink. I spray a degreaser on the top, wipe it clean, and replace my grates and covers. Clean and shine the exterior. If you have coils, make sure you clean underneath the cook top and clean the warming drawer. If you have a glass top, ufse a scratch free scratcher and a razor blade to remove any burnt on food. I always loved the Weiman glass top cleaner to clean the cooktop when I had one. Rinse it clean and shine it up with some glass cleaner.
For the dishwasher, start by cleaning the bottom of it out. Clear it of any leftover food and build-up that's usually hiding in the bottom. Clean the filters, screens, and the food trap. Rinse them clean and replace. I just used a microfiber cloth and vinegar water to wipe down the interior, the inside of the door, and the seals. Affresh, Finish, Glisten are all dishwasher cleaners/disinfectants that you can purchase at the grocery store and run trough a heavy cycle to clean the dishwasher. Refill the drying agent, if needed. Clean and shine the exterior.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a sweet and productive week!

Photography Sneak Peek ~ Austin & Bailey Engagement

Monday, March 5, 2018

Love sweet love <3

These two were so much fun to photograph. Austin and Bailey are getting married this summer and they couldn't be more happy and in love.

We had beautiful weather! Then we had some wind. Then beautiful weather again. Then some snow! Then back to beautiful weather again. Sun, clouds, blue skies, kisses, a pretty sunset, love and laughter. Seriously, it was a perfect evening last night.

These two were up for anything and that's what makes my job so fun. Capturing moments and making memories. I hope that when they look back at these photos in the years to come, they remember the joy, the laughter, and all the love they shared that day. I pretty sure that all of our cheeks were hurting by the time we were done. Smiling's my favorite.

It seems like every time I wrap up an engagement session, I think this one has to be my favorite, and you guys I'm not teasing, this one is stunning <3

Congratulations Austin and Bailey, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love.

Here's a few of my favorites...
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a sweet and wonderful day <3

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