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Joe’s Stradivarius Replica

My brother is pretty much the most talented person I’ve ever known, period.

He’s only been studying music for a couple years, and already in that time he’s made more progress than most people make in a lifetime. And he makes it look so easy. He’s got a true passion for the art and his enthusiasm is absolutely contagious. He’d been working on his same starter violin for the last year and a half, but he’d outgrown it a LONG time ago. It was definitely time for an upgrade. After a few months of searching for a violin that would suit him, he finally stumbled upon this Stradivarius Replica made in 1880. Its gorgeous dark tone beautifully shows off his ever advancing technique and musical subtleties.

I couldn’t be happier for him. And he was just over the moon in love with his new instrument.

We had to do a photo shoot. 🙂




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Vertical Stripes, Ballet Dancers, Vegan Eats, and Reflections…

It’s been a while since I’ve managed to post anything here. I’m very sorry. I’ve been keeping myself busy this month participating in #VEDA 2013 or Vlog Every Day in August. It’s been so rewarding and confidence building to just put myself out there and feel accepted and embraced by others. It’s such a fun and supportive community.

I’ve also been doing a lot more juicing lately and I’m feeling so good about it. Adding in all the juice during the last month has really made a huge difference in how my body feels. I just love how clean and healthy it makes me feel to be eating as many raw fruits and veggies as possible. Because of this, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time discovering new recipe ideas for me to try out. Stay tuned for some more awesome vegan recipes coming up soon!

Here are a few of the things I’ve been inspired by lately. What kinds of things are you inspired by?

2Via Galeria Tuset




Via  Elegant Park Dresses


Via The Simple Veganista

DreadlocksVia WeHeartIt

vertical striped jeans

Via Wet Seal


Via Web Design Burn

Classic Angel Food Cake

I’d love to make a Vegan version…

Via Chatelaine





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Jenny’s Bridal Shower

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Now that Jenny is married, it’s probably about time that I put up my post from last week’s bridal shower. It seems like my life has been nothing but Jenny’s wedding for the last week or so at least, so I have a few posts in the works about the goings on related to Jen’s wedding. After that, I promise to take it easy on the Jenny obsession… hahaha.

I did make the above invitation from scratch using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I’ve taken all these Illustrator tutorials and I guess I’m getting a bit more comfortable with the software! I can’t tell you how proud I was of myself for drawing this image. Luckily for me, Illustrator is such a fantastic program that you don’t necessarily have to be good at drawing by hand, but through it you can still produce great drawings. I’m excited for all the Illustrator projects to come…


Anyway, back to the point.

My younger sister, Hannah, had the *cough* honor of throwing this little shin-dig. When I say that, I mean I’ve definitely been there before. It’s one of those things that I’ve been happy to do out of loyalty, but also anxiety ridden over its success.

And naturally, Hannah did a great job. 🙂

One of the games in particular gave me quite a laugh. We were each given an envelope with a mystery man inside and whoever got Jenny’s actual groom got the prize. Unfortunately, I didn’t win this one in the “winning the game” sense, but I did walk away with Matt Damon. Ever since his “Bourne” days, I’ve had a thing for that one….


Jen walked away with quite the haul. Between the bridal shower and the wedding presents, I’m pretty sure they’ve got just about everything a newly married couple and first-time-apartment renters could really need. I’m extremely happy for them to have such a nice start.

Probably my favorite moment of the bridal shower was the lovely gift made from the engagement pictures that I took of Jenny and Taylor. It was so cool to see my small contribution being used for something so cute and crafty. It’s a box that when you remove the lid, the sides fall down, each with three cute papers with pictures of the couple on either side. It was such a creative and inspiring project!


Here’s a lovely picture of the Jenny and our friend, Maura. And not that she doesn’t always look fantastic, but on this particular occasion, she was dressed for a wedding later in the day and looked absolutely stunning. IMG_7112

I’m so happy for my sister. 🙂IMG_7113

What a couple of goof balls I have for sisters… Good thing they’re so cute!IMG_7130IMG_7122IMG_7129

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Hannah’s Senior Pictures

I can’t believe my little sister is all grown up and GRADUATING this year. Blows my mind. Love you, girl. 🙂

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Photoshoots with Joe

Never seen such a good looking kid. 🙂 Meet my brother, Joe. I’m honored to have him in my life. He’s funny, creative, and oh so talented. As a piano student, he’s a fast learner and hard worker. I’m so excited every week to teach him lessons. How great is it that I get to spend that kind of quality time with my brother every week? He has such a kind heart too. I sure do love him.

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Madame Tussauds

Of the many adventures that Jordan and I experienced during our stay in Las Vegas, none was more exciting than celebrity day. Word got around that we were staying in Vegas for the first time and the celebrities came out to celebrate the occasion. As we would only have our memories to carry with us, each A-lister made sure that we left with photos to commemorate the day.

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