August 20, 2014

B I R T H D A Y girl

To the Absolutely BEST MOM on the PLANET!!
I love you and am over-the-moon thankful for everything that you do for our family.
I am so excited that I am actually in your HOUSE on your BIRTHDAY!!

The first time in y e a r s !
I will take full and complete advantage of it. 

Now lets go get that HAIR made beautiful :)
Love you MOMMA


August 17, 2014

Gypsy Adventure TWO & THREE

Hey Hey!!!
I've had a fun week. Working from home and for myself is so fun.
Making my own schedule is great. Like Wednesday for example, is my mom's Birthday, So I will be spending most of the day with her celebrating!! However that also means that most likely I will be up half the night catching up on what I missed.

Here are a few photos from my week.

Gyps & I had not just one, but T W O fun adventures this week.
I think we are going to make it an every Thursday sort of thing to go downtown with Melissa. Eat outside on some restaurant patio, and chat away while people oooo & ahhh over Gypsy Marie.

Look at the precious little FACE. gah She kills me.
Thursday was a good good day all around. 
I worked hard and got new clients...SCORE! 
My favorite part of Thursday was seeing J and hearing a little bit about his adventure in Europe. 
Ohh that boy....

This past Thursday, we met Mel B downtown. Walked around a bit, then ended up at SLICE! If you live in Bham and haven't been to Slice, please...just go.
It's so great and the atmosphere is perfect. 

This week, I got my new addition to my So Worth Loving Tee Collection. My collection is growing rather large and I am totally 100% okay with that. 

Friday night was spent at Rojo. Avondale. and Jclyde.
I have realized over this week that, I MISS MISS MISS Florence on Week Nights. Its such a week night place. But I LOVE Birmingham on the weekends. Bham weekend nights are absolutely the best and there are so so so many places to spend them.
As long as you are surrounded by some of your greatest friends, you're good to go. Or if you aren't surrounded by your greatest friends, Birmingham is such a friendly place, that I'm sure you're bound to make some new ones....just talk to someone!!

Saturday was Adventure number TWO of the week for Gypsy!!
We took a road trip to Starkville  Mississippi for Bid Day at MSU.
Sweet Precious Beautiful Little baby sister Reisa went Chi O.
I really can't even believe she is in college!!!!!

Cheers to a freaking good week!!
Although things are different, and its all coming at me all at once, its taking some time to digest and adjust to all of it. But overall, I am absolutely in love with the life that I am blessed with.

When I start to blog and see all of my fun photos from just one single week, I really realize how I take so much for granted sometimes and don't realize truly how great of a fun life I really do have. 

Bye for now loves

August 14, 2014

Asking & Wanting

Hi hi!!
"I shifted from asking to receive something, and hoping it would be granted, to simply declaring my desire in all honesty. I immersed myself in the wanting, not the asking, not the pleading, not the striving, just the very pure wanting. It was the only thing I could verify. It was the only thing I could be sure of."

If I want something, I go after it. But what would be the point if you didn't completely believe you can obtain it. I think the driving force is desire. For me, I want to explore every facet of my ONE life. 

 I don't by any means think that we have complete control over every tiny detail of our lives, but I do believe that to some extent we do have enough control to determine the direction that our lives take. For me at this moment I am declaring so much in my life and truly believing in it. I hope you can do the same...or at least give it a try!!!

It's Thursday friends, which means its almost the WEEKEND!!!Bye now, bB***

August 11, 2014

The Weekend.

Oh...there is only an hour left in Monday. Actually less than that now.
My life is flying by!!!

So this weekend was pretty freaking fun. 
AHHHHMAZING actually. 

It consisted of Gypster Cuddles. Good Clothes. Jordan. Chick Fil A. Birmingham. Wish I Was Here. Good People. Wilbert. Mel B. Chris. New Friend Bethany. Her Friend Amanda. Giant Jenga. A Florence Trip and Back to the Ham within a few hours. Scrubs. How I Met Your Mother. A late night trip to McDonalds. 
& it ended with a super early trip to Jacks for Breakfast. 
A gooooood weekend and the only complaint as always, it wasn't long enough. 
So working today I was definitely definitely sleepy. 

My Monday ended with a great Yoga class taught by my Favorite Instructor!!
Lyssa Lou <3
A fantastic way to end a long sleepy monday.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I'm off of here. It's going to be an early day tomorrow driving to Florence for a little meeting. 

Bye now friends!

August 8, 2014

Downtown Adventure #1

Gypsy & I had our first adventure downtown last night.

We met up with one of my favorite ladies, Mel B!
 Gyp Gyp absolutely loved being out and about. 
We went to the art crawl and ended up at The Collins.

We walked around a bit, and we ended the night at Good People.

We stayed there for a while chatting with Mel B & Will!!
It was such a blast. Good Golly Miss Molly, I love love love being in this city. 
There is always neato stuff going on and always something to do and get involved in.
I was so proud of Gypsy for how she behaved. She was so precious and so good.
There wasnt a single person that would walk by her without petting her or complimenting on pretty she was. And of course she just soaked up all the attention. 

This is the first of many many many adventures over the next few months.
It's going to be a fun fun weekend friends {Minus the expected weather}
Bye now

August 5, 2014

Birmingham Adventure!!!

Hey Loves!!
If you missed it on Instagram, I let the news out that Gypsy & I started our FIVE MONTH ADVENTURE in Birmingham yesterday.

Its a rather lengthy story, but basically, I am taking really great care of gyp gyp for Faith & Dan for a while until everything is settled for Gypsy to go to Hawaii!!

I love Gypsy so much. YES! Enough to move cities for her. She's my little pal. And come on, look at that face! Can you blame me? I also just really love Faith & Dan and would do anything to help them out!

We, Gyps & I,  are loving being in the Ham so far. 
However, I am only two days in and I already miss Florence!

My last week in Florence until November was P E R F E C T. I couldn't have asked for a better one.

My First weekend back in Birmingham started off way FUN!
Saturday night was a BLAST! I celebrated my friend Melissa's 28th Birthday. We went to several different places in Birmingham, and just had a really relaxing and fun fun night. 

My friends here are wonderful, so that is one thing that I am excited to be in Birmingham for. 
And for completely obvious reasons such as my family!
But, many many more times like Saturday will be happening now that I am here for a while. 

I hope everyones week has started off pretty great!
I'm going to be honest, mine has been weird trying to adjust to being here at home all day and working from home. It is really strange! Anyway Im sure I will adjust eventually!

I'm ready for the weekend!!

Be back soon,

August 1, 2014

Here it is...FINALLY, my changing LIFE!!

Hello There!! 
Today is the day that I feel like I can finally breath long enough to tell you the whirlwind that my life has been in these last couple of months.

Last year, God opened a door for me that at the time I had no idea would change the whole direction of my life. A family was put in my life that has blessed me more than I can even wrap my brain around, and I honestly don't even know if they realize how thankful I am that they are part of my life. 

Ever since college, I have always had a serious love for photography. I took as many photography classes that I could get into, I worked at a photography studio when I wasn't in class, every weekend I was out of town on shoots, and I had a pretty sweet internship with photographer, Robert Rausch who is so incredibly talented. However, I never realized at the time, that I did, absolutely 100% love photography. 

When I moved back to Florence I took a job working with my best friend. Yes I loved working with Francelina, loved the other employees, loved being back in Florence, but hated H A T E D the job. One day while I was working, I got a phone call from this girl named Hope that I worked with at the photography studio when I was in college.... Long story short, She worked for Faith Blessing Photography and they were looking for someone who could join their team. I wasn't looking for another job. I thought I would go meet Faith, and nothing would change. I wouldn't get/take the job and I would continue to work at PSI. God had other plans. A few other things panned out and finally after a few weeks, I decided to just go for it and take the job with Faith. 

After I started, a few months later, all of the employees had taken different paths in their life. Mattie started her dream job at Billy Reid and started back to classes and Hope started her dream path to animation and moved to Orlando. Me, Faith and another sweet lady, Dawn were the only ones left. So, over the past year, thats how its been. The three of us! Just me, Faith, and Dawn. You have no idea how close I have gotten to these women and I love them dearly. I said that super condensed story to get to THIS story. Back in February Dan and Faith decided they were going to move. Another long long long story condensed, after trying and trying to get to St. Augustine, Florida, where nothing would work out, God has opened every door flawlessly and they are now moving to HAWAII!!!!!  Dan will be opening up his fancy smancy ice cream company in MAUI. Good heavens, I honestly can't ever wrap my brain around it. Over the last month I have gotten to help Faith and Dan with a bunch of super awesome stuff for his new company. It has been a blast...those two together make me laugh so hard!!!

Yesterday was officially my last day to work at the Blessings House and working for Faith Blessing Photography. It's the most bitter sweet thing I have ever been through. YES, I am so so bummed out to not work with Faith day in and day out. But, we do have like 12 or so shoots in October so I have that to look forward to!! I love that lady more than she knows. We work so so so well together. We are a TEAM! But at the same time, I am so excited for them to start this new adventure as well as me starting my own.

As for me, and my job...after working for Faith, I knew immediately that there was NO WAY in the world I could work for anyone after having her as a boss. She was never a boss to me. She was my friend and my mentor. Thanks to Faith, I learned what I am passionate about. I learned that thing that is called work that never seems like work. Starting today I will be working soley for myself, from home. I am working for photographers retouching and designing for them. I also will still be working for Faith and Dan, just from Alabama...not from Hawaii. Thank the Good Lord!! I can't wait to go visit them and visit Dans Ice Cream shop!!! I really can't imagine life without them. My new work life, its the biggest dream come true. It's all I have ever wanted and it blows my mind to look back and see everything that God put in my life to help me learn and prepare for this. The last few months have been hard. Up until this last week my life has been basically nonexistent. I have been working 40 plus hours a week for Faith, and then coming home and working until the wee hours of the morning for other photographers, while I work on establishing a good client base for myself. It has been toughhhhh, but have loved every second of it!

I am an emotional wreck today. I just can't believe this is my life sometimes. 
Theres is still so much more to share with you, but I don't want to overwhelm you all in one post. Thanks for reading all of that. Maybe that will explain a little bit to you for me being so MIA lately on my little space here!

Happy FREAKING FRIDAY love birds.
It's going to be an amazing day...and holy heaven its AUGUST!!! Can't believe that!