smart gym.

Sign up for a membership at the Smart Gym

So I did it. I joined the gym. Usually this is the kind of thing that I do AFTER the holidays. You know, once you have a eaten your way through the ENTIRE holiday season and now you feel so gross that all you can do is muster up the energy to walk into the nearest gym, in hopes that something- ANYTHING- will make you feel better for eating (fill in the blank with your most favorite indulgence). And then you attend the gym for two weeks and stop because now it’s time to get back to work, school’s…

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modern revival.

If you’re looking for some of the most amazing decor for your wedding, I have the perfect company for you! We photographed a gorgeous, small backyard wedding this year and the details were incredible. Modern Revival is a company based in Phoenix that specializes in vintage events and rentals. Their prices are affordable, their style is amazing, and they’re constantly adding new pieces to their collection. They seriously seem to do it all, and we LOVED how stunning the wedding was that we were so super blessed to photograph.

Check out a few of the photos…

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what my job means to me today.

Inspiration from Jessica Williams of Session Nine Photographers

Every day I’m grateful for what I get to do. When Jason and I set out to be photographers six years ago, it was a mere dream. A hope. We thought, if we could even just photograph a handful of people- enough to allow me to stay home- then that would be enough. So we took some deep breaths, trusted God, and just took an enormous leap of faith and started our photography business.

Now, it’s become something SO much bigger than we ever imagined. I am not only able to stay home with our kids, but we…

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skinny taste crepes.

Skinny Taste crepes on Stellar Day Blog

It’s no secret that I’m trying to watch what I eat. I haven’t been loudly proclaiming it either, but I AM trying to loose the last bit of baby weight and a little more if I can. So I’m keeping a healthy balance of watching what I eat, still enjoying life and exercising. But like all things worth working for, it’s hard. I am tired and when I am tired I reach for sugar and cheese and all other things that probably aren’t great for you.

Good times.

But all that said, while I’m watching what I eat, I also don’t…

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a day off and rain.

Mom life on Stellar Day Blog

Mom life on Stellar Day Blog

 

After I posted yesterday’s post, I decided to take most of the day off today. I woke up this morning to both boys in bed with us, scared of the thunderstorms that were outside our bedroom windows at 6am, we had breakfast, spent almost all day at The Phoenix Children’s Museum, it POURED, I got Starbucks twice. We did some homeschooling after we got home which included making kangaroo masks and reading Charlotte’s Web. I cooked a simple dinner and

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family, work and god.

God, family and work by Stellar Day Blog

God, family and work by Stellar Day BlogSometimes when people give you advice, you really REALLY have to hear it, think on it, and then decide if it’s actually advice worth taking.

I mean, right?

You can’t possibly take ALL the advice you’re ever given. It depends on who’s giving it to you, what your relationship is with them, how long you’ve known them, how they treat you- the list goes on. Right? Obviously, if it’s someone who’s mentoring you, a family member or friend that you trust, or someone else close…

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hair ties.

Awesome hair ties by Stellar Day Boutique

Awesome hair ties by Stellar Day Boutique

 

I randomly made a few of these hair ties for a friend of mine, thinking there’s no way possible that more people would want them. I mean, I think they’re SUPER cute and they work AMAZING in my hair, but I just assumed that most people wouldn’t be interested.

BOY WAS I WRONG.

I’m having a hard time keeping these little things in stock! It’s a good problem to have. I decided that ALL the money that I make from my Etsy shop, Stellar…

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easy pumpkin bread.

Easy Pumpkin Bread on Stellar Day Blog

 

 

Easy Pumpkin Bread on Stellar Day Blog

I’m not really sure where I found this awesome pumpkin bread recipe, but I make this all.the.time. My kids gobble it up (which is saying a lot!) and I seriously make it weekly. It’s usually gone within 24 hours but I don’t have time to bake and bake and bake every day. Which I sorta am sad about because I would bake goodies over cooking meals ANY DAY. Cooking isn’t my forte, but I’m not too shabby at baking if I do say so…

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purposed life clothing.

Purposed Life on Stellar Day Blog

Purposed Life on Stellar Day Blog

 

This is one of my favorite shirts right now. Not only is it super comfy, but it goes with any/everything and is awesome. On the front it says, ‘Eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.’ Check out the listing HERE.

My amazing friend Meghan with Purposed Life Clothing designs some of the coolest stuff. I have more to share with you in the kiddo department, and seriously- SERIOUSLY- when you check out her stuff and see what she’s capable of,…

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wait.

Inspiring words on Stellar Day Blog

Inspiring words on Stellar Day Blog

 

I’ve just come out of a season of waiting. Of wondering. Of crying. Of asking God WHY he’s doing all the things He’s doing in my life, and why it can’t be different.

It’s all come full circle for me this week.

It’s in hindsight that I realize, yet again, that God’s almighty power and plan, even for the small things in my life, are far greater than anything I could ever plan or organize. FAR GREATER. Walking through a dark valley, you always know and realize…

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special wedding favors.

Favorite wedding day details on Stellar Day Blog

I have always loved photographing weddings. But as we photograph more and more weddings, I’ve come to realize that while the details are super fun, it’s the PEOPLE that I am crazy about.

We fall head over heels in love with our couples. I mean, it’s kinda hard not too. Somehow, wedding after wedding, we are connected with the COOLEST MOST RADDEST PEOPLE you’ll ever meet! And THEN, when we get to their wedding days, we get to check out all the details they’ve been working on for so long. And we are usually totally blown…

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cinnamon brown sugar syrup.

Favorite recipes on Stellar Day Blog

Favorite recipes on Stellar Day Blog

 

You guys I’m TRYING to curb my Starbucks addiction. It’s seriously HARD. But why? Why is it so hard?

Because it’s about the EXPERIENCE.

And selfishly, I want someone else to make my coffee every so often so I don’t have to think about one more single thing. BUT. I’m trying to make coffee at home, complete with the experience so that it will somehow feel sorta like I’m driving through Starbucks to get my…

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