Monthly Archives: May 2011

{the nerdy type}

August, our puppy, isn’t a fan of this new look.  I personally love it.  Makes me want to curl up with him and talk about pressing issues with him – how to make the earth more green, what to do about the future of my kids generation, to buy or sell in the stock market, etc.  August however, just sat motionless waiting for this humiliation to end.  I tried to reassure him that I’d seen many cute dogs with similar spectacles.  He wasn’t convinced and just waited for the pain to stop.  :)

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Stacia ShawJune 9, 2011 - 9:26 pm

so funny! I love dogs!

Corey SewellJune 2, 2011 - 12:47 pm

That is just too cute!

cori hendersonMay 29, 2011 - 8:01 pm

I need to find glasses like that for my dog! So so cute and funny:)

mugsieMay 27, 2011 - 10:58 am

One intelligent dog

Laura BunkerMay 25, 2011 - 2:31 am


{end of school is near….sniffle, sniffle}

It’s bitter-sweet….the end of the year is quickly approaching {only 4 more days left – eek!}.  Every year it flies by, especially this year. This past Friday Brielle’s class had a beach day.  How fun is that?!  The playground was transformed  – there were pools, water-slides, sprinklers, sand buckets and brightly colored beach umbrellas.  So festive and fun!  The kids played in the bubble station, built sand castles, squealed going down the water slides, and played games with the huge colorful beach balls. Such a fun day!!  And Tyler’s class is having a Publishing Party on Tuesday followed by a day at the Community Pool.  I’m loving all the fun activities but I’m sad knowing that it’s all coming to an end.  I have a hard time saying good-bye when things come to an end.  I’m never ready to start new chapters, especially when I’m loving what’s happening in this current chapter so much…sigh.  Anyway, these fun days remind me of the fun we’ll have this summer and the fun we had last summer.  I dug up some photos from last year that I loved of the kiddos (the last 3 pics) – so indicative of summer afternoons.  :)

The kiddos last night in the pool last year (actually in October) before it was too cold and too busy to swim with school.

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Audi LiewMay 26, 2011 - 10:45 am

Sweet and lovely :)
Love the last shot. Looks like the kids had fun too.

TanyaMay 26, 2011 - 12:41 am

Oh how I love these!! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G xx

Missy MaxMay 23, 2011 - 3:47 pm

How do you do this? Every time I come to your blog I’m inspired. Amazing as always. And I understand on the bitter sweet, hang in there.

mugsieMay 23, 2011 - 3:36 pm

fun pictures. Now just have the kids sleep in late each day and that will be perfection

cori hendersonMay 23, 2011 - 9:10 am

I am the same way, definitely bitter sweet. Darling darling pics!!!

Janum’s Marie Antoinette

Eeps!!  Majd, the great designer behind Janum, has just released this unique and darling new ‘Marie Antoinette’ dress!  I’m in love!!  The embroidery stitching on the belly of the shirt (not technical terms I’m sure) is so detailed and beautiful- I love it!! And the attached bubble skirt and coordinating belt (removable belt) top it off perfectly.  The ruffled leggings are sold separately and are also available in her shop.  I’m loving this newest design!  And that’s not all!  She’s working on more great designs that will be added to her shop soon.  I can’t wait to be a part of it!  Check out her Facebook page for the latest ‘happenings’, promotions, Facebook specials and other Janum information.

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Audi LiewMay 26, 2011 - 10:47 am

The colours are amazing!

Missy MaxMay 16, 2011 - 12:14 pm

I’m always so inspired by your work Kara!!! Your lighting, your processing and your eye for style is amazing! Love this designer – the more you post if her work, the more I love it!

mugsieMay 16, 2011 - 8:47 am

wonderful as usual, love the creative clothes plus the photography

TanyaMay 16, 2011 - 3:45 am

So beautiful! Love your processing & the light is divine! x

jenMay 14, 2011 - 11:44 pm

ohhh swoon. how i love these! gorgeous light… everything! amazing as always, kara!!

NatalieMay 13, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Seriously gorgeous!!!!!!!! Love the light, love the processing and I love the dress!!

annieMay 13, 2011 - 7:59 pm

oh sooooo stunning! Gorgeous light! Uh-mazing!

DanielleMay 13, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Your work is amazing.

cori hendersonMay 13, 2011 - 5:57 pm

I love that dress! Beautiful images!

Yvonne NiemannMay 13, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Beautiful stylized work!

{childhood friend}

I was so excited when I reconnected with one of my best childhood friends, Noelle, on Facebook.  We met in the 3rd grade and then I moved away after 6th grade.  Her twin sister, Holly, and I tried to keep in touch (since we were all friends) after I moved but I have to admit – I wasn’t the best at keeping in touch via snail mail.  Years passed but the memories and time spent together never withered.  We did so much together:  took many trips to their parent’s log cabin in the Mountains, stayed up all night giggling, eating junk food and crank calling random people out of the phone book (bad kids, I know) at the many sleep-overs we had, hot summer days swimming at the local pool, 4th of July’s spent on the waterfront, and the list of memories continues.   So when we reconnected on Facebook all the memories came rushing back – I was in touch with one of my favorite childhood friends!!  Noelle lives in California now near Napa – a place we need to visit soon :)   She mentioned a while ago wanting to come out to have me photograph her beautiful girls but I didn’t know how serious she was.  Then she did it!  She and her husband booked a stay in Scottsdale on a weekend I had an opening!  I was thrilled!!  I got to meet her beautiful girls!!  And I got to play with them and have her family over for dinner after our session!! Our kids got along as if they’d known each other forever – it was perfect!!  We didn’t want the night to end.  So we agreed that we needed to make trips to see each other more.  And we will :)   Here’s a peek my our session with Noelle and Michael’s beautiful girls!

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mugsieMay 18, 2011 - 8:28 pm

what adorable children. Their spirit was captured in these photographs

Missy MaxMay 16, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Ohhhhh if I were the mum of these children I’d have every inch of my walls covered with these pictures!! A-maz-ing!!!!!!

TanyaMay 16, 2011 - 3:47 am

Gorgeous photos! Your b/w images are stunning! So inspiring.. xo

Heather BMay 13, 2011 - 12:56 pm

These are amazing!!! I’m saving my $ to have you photograph my family!

Amy WilliamsMay 13, 2011 - 11:33 am

These pictures are absolutely precious!! Oh my gosh, Noelle’s girls are just doll’s and so beautiful! They look so much like her and like each other! I love the picture of her baby holding the baby and especially of big sister cradling little sister!! Melts my heart!! Kara, these pics turned out so well. What a treat to see all of these and I’m glad you guys had so much fun!! xoxo