Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

instant monday.

sorry for the lack of posts this last week.  i have been under the weather and its taken a toll on both me and my work.

instant sunday is now instant monday!  this is an outtake shot from a hello, scrumptious shoot.  speaking of hello, scrumptious...stay tuned for a sneak peek this week from this weekends fun!!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Along with photography, and thrifting, animals are so very close to my heart.  I met a very special person last year when we were (attempting) to start puppy training with our Posey.  Mary, rescues dogs that are about to be put down (mostly in North and South Carolina) and fosters them until they are ready to be adopted.  She recently rescued Torri (a shepherd mix) who was pregnant.  She is "sponsored" by Pitty Love so any donations to support Pitty Love Rescue helps in paying for vet care for Torrie and her puppies. You can donate via the paypal donate link on the website.

I have been lucky to be able to photograph these babies since they were born.  Their names are Willow, Kale, Moss, and Fern.  I am very partial to Willow, she is an absolute doll.  

If you know anyone who is interested in adopting Torrie or one of her puppies, tell them to apply at www.pittyloverescue.org
The puppies will be 7 weeks old and will be ready to go home sometime between April 20th and May 4th.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

thrifts + finds.

I can't get enough of vintage clock radios and they don't even need to work.  Happy thrifting thursday! xoxo.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

raspberry avocado smoothie.

Coconut Milk.
Fresh Raspberries.
Siggi's Acai and Mixed Berries Yogurt.

This is a go to smoothie for me (sometimes I will add a banana) especially during the warmer months.  I am always trying to sneak in avocados as much as I can to my diet.  One of my (many) favorite things in the world.

Blend together ingredients for a delicious, refreshing smoothie.  Add agave to taste and more if you like a sweeter smoothie.

The Siggi's yogurt is so yummy and so good for you.  There is no gelatin, no added sugar and it is very high in protein.

Check out hello, scrumptious for some more recipes.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gezellig at THE YARDS (4.01.2012)

Sunday was the final Gezelling of the season and what a way to conclude such a beautiful season.  We have seen an array of artists in the forms of cooking, painting, photography, and now furniture design.  Seth Eshelman from Staach really raised the bar for the next artists to come.  When you first walked in to the space it was unrecognizable, he had transformed it to a place of wonder.  There was delicious smelling wood everywhere!  He thought of everything, from the candle lit "bonfire" to the perfectly constructed sushi plate (that I got to take home!).  It is so hard to put in to words the details that surrounded you as you walked in, so I really hope you can get a sense of what it felt like through my photographs.

The food was prepared by Andrea Parros, which was delicious and vegan.  I was so excited to try her variations on sushi because I am so used to eating simply avocado sushi with the occasional sweet potato roll from Sakura Home.  The yummy dessert was created by the lovely girls of Eat Me. Love them!

Marissa from Intersteller Love Craft was there as well with her jewelry that was inspired by the installation.  I have one piece by Marrisa and I can't wait to purchase more.  If you haven't checked her work yet, please do! 

Please enjoy as you step into Seth's world.  xoxo.

To see more from this magical night (the yummy food, the beautiful jewelry, the bonfire...), check out The Yards facebook page!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

thrifts + finds.

So if you know me, you know that I LOVE to thrift.  I would thrift everyday if my finances allowed me to.  I do not like to shop the malls but could spend all day shopping in thrift stores.  So here I am sharing my found treasures.  Now this was a find!...aqua canisters for my kitchen that match not only my favorite nail polish but my kitchen aid that my wonderful family bought me for christmas!!  They are not only beautiful but functional too!  I will admit I buy many items that don't work or I am not sure how/when I will use them but these just were not the case.  I have been working on accessorizing my kitchen since starting the hello, scrumptious blog with my sisters.  We spend so much time cooking and photographing in there, its been my prime focus when thrifting.  I will at some point share more of what my house looks like as most (all) of it's decor comes from thrift (and the side of the road) stores.  I heart thrifting.  xoxo Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

tuesdays with giubee.

Here is another addition to tuesdays with giubee.  If you don't know, Giubee (Giuliona) is my 6 year old niece.  She is independent, creative, funny and beautiful, and she is one of my favorite people to photograph.  Every Tuesday I pick her up from her school and we have a "photo shoot."
  This came out of her love of art and her yearning to create.  She watched Michael painting and me photographing or editing and she wanted to be apart of it.  She has a natural ability to "model" and she just lights up the camera.  xoxo Enjoy! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

a life without pleasure...

This is one of my favorite quotes that I read years ago in Free Food for Millionaires.  What is so beautiful about this quote, is that I feel like it has been mine since I found it.  I have NEVER seen it anywhere else so here I am sharing it with you all.  Pleasure can be interpreted however you want.  For me me it may be cotton candy, my gorgeous husband, St.monci or a million other things that give me pleasure ;)  Creativity is something that I can't live without and pleasure is the vehicle that gets me there.  So please have pleasure in your life.  This is an image I took when I was in El Paso, Texas in January for a wedding.  xoxo Enjoy!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

an instant sunday.

Sunday, April 1 marks the first instant sunday on Pictured.  Every Sunday (at least thats the plan) I will be sharing images that I have taken with some of my instant cameras.  This image was in an art show I had a couple months ago with my husband,  St. Monci.  You will see a lot of color on this blog because I think that just may be my biggest inspiration.  xoxo Enjoy!