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Sacramento, Cali, United States
38 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Motel Coolness

Every time I see one of these cool vintage signs I make a wish for time to kill and some sunshine...

My wish came true!

Wouldn't want to spend the night in one of these dumps, well maybe a for a photo shoot, hmmmmmmmmm...wheels are turning. Any models want to pose in a seedy motel?

We survived Monday friends!

Fog, fog, and more fog

It's losing it's fascination for me right now. I drove home from a visit with friends on Fri night in fog so thick I couldn't see 10 feet in front of my car.


Appropriate today though. I'm in a fog myself. It's Monday. I didn't get enough sleep. I'm fighting a cold. I won't be seeing my man till the weekend. Gloomy.

Sorry for the bummer post. I'll try to get perky tomorrow.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Friday!!

I'm starting this day off with some fun photo edits. Road-side signs is a new focus for me with all the driving to visit my man and my lengthy work commute I see some pretty cool old signs and every once in a while I pull over to capture and share with you.

Today will be a day of caring for my poor neglected car. She's in need of some serious TLC. I've never been into having a fancy car or even maintaining the one's I have. Old and beat up, that's the kind of car I feel most comfortable with. As long as it runs, has working AC/Heater, and I can hear music and sing my way to my destination my needs are met. So to keep her running I'm off for an oil change, tire rotation, and maybe even a wash. Happy Friday all!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Wordless Wednesday, because I'm too tired to think of anything to say.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

34th Bday

Yesterday was my 34th birthday. After a seriously yummy Italian dinner with family I met up with some great friends at Harlow's to see Ra Ra Riot perform. So fun. I'm wiped out. I sure can't snap back from a late night out like that like I could in my 20's, but it was worth it. :)

Thanks everyone that made it out to celebrate. I had a blast! XOXO!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

KOKO shoot

I met Kristal at my very first job at Party Plus Hallmark back in 1994 where we became instant friends while restocking paper plates and party decorations.

I have so many fun-tab-ulous memories with this lady!
From celebrating the "Age of Aquarius" (because one day just wasn't enough for either of us,) and rooting for our Sacramento Kings when they actually stood a chance to win,
to watching "Sex and the City" together each week with cosmo's in hand.
I spent a good chunk of my early 20's with her making the most of mid town Sacramento.

She's since moved to D.C. and I've since become a mother but even though our lives have gone in different directions she will always hold a special place in my heart.

Kristal made a cameo appearance in Sacramento not long ago and we brought some of her fancy dresses and her boyfriend to the foggy and freezing-cold park for a photo shoot. She and her man were troopers out there in the dampness and darkness and I just love the results,
nothing like a tall blond in a formal gown looking lost in the forest. :)

Happy Birthday KoKo! Love you Lady!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fun in the sun! And snow...

My son and I spent a beautiful day up the mountain in the snow with some friends on Friday. My favorite part was the sun, out from behind the clouds, warming my face and making for some gorgeous shots. The boys had a blast and we're looking forward to the next snow trip. I love living close enough to visit but not live in the snow. It stays magical that way.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

1 year old!

So I totally missed it because I was having too much fun on my day off in the snow yesterday, but Jan 14th marks the one year birth date of my lil blog here. I had no ideas about what it would become when I started it and I'm in a constant state of considering change for it. Most importantly I really do enjoy my little blog community of photographers, fashionista's, and witty women. Thanks for reading, commenting, and supporting me via this page. It really is a lot of fun for me and I hope you too. :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby it's cold outside

I know my idea of "cold" is weaksauce compared to those of you living in blankets of the white stuff. But for this Cali born and bred girl 29 degrees is...BRRRRR! On my way to the car I had to run back in and grab my camera to capture the lovely frost all over the front yard, lovely, yes. The fire in the fire place is very nice. I love the home made crock pot beef soup we frequently eat this time of year...but I'm ready for some HEAT!

Friday, January 7, 2011


I got up and out a little early today and scouted out a possible location for upcoming shoots. Winter not only provides the obstacle of cold and wet but also a serious lack of color. I didn't find what I was looking for but I got to slosh around in the muddy landscape and get my galoshes nice and wet! I did manage to uncover a little beauty out there in the marsh.

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Like a cold blanket it rolls in
hovering over everything
beautiful and dangerous
Like most of God's creation

I strain to see what is invisible
squinting past the mist
cloaked and concealed
Like moving through milk

We're distracted by the mystery
imagination stimulation
attracted to enchantment
Like most of God's creation

Into the Mystic

Tons of fog here in the valley.

Had to make a stop by the RR tracks and take a few shots on my way into work.

Thick and mysterious....sort of like me. HA HA HA! Juuust kidding. ;)

Drive slow and safe my loved ones!