{Snow} Fall in Love

Not all those who wander are lost.

-J. R. R. Tolkien

Snow! Camera! Action! Let’s talk about the coolest photo session of all time, shall we? When I received an email on a random Tuesday from Tessa Tadlock , something just felt right. Her vibe – her energy… I knew without question I needed to meet this girl! Tessa’s creative concepts poured through her emails + onto my screen… I knew right away this photo sesh was going to be a memorable one. And boy was I right. Last week, the boys + I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tessa and beau Jimmy Jensen w:: JFinnMedia in a blizzard filled forest off Snoqualmie Summit. Tessa + JFinn Media.. {aka Team Awesome} documented our fun-filled snowy day together. These two captured our love + magic through a wet and snow covered lens. Here’s a recap of our day. Enjoy!

Here’s their info so you can reach out + tell them how amazing they are!:)

Tessa Tadlock

Tessa Tadlock Photography


Jimmy Jensen

JFinn Media


Love Tip:: book a photo sesh w:: your significant other!  It’s such a fun way to be lovey + flirty… a way to bring back the “early stages” of relationships.  Everyday can’t be unicorns + rainbows, but we sure can aim for that:)


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Raspberry Oatmeal {Cookie} Breakfast Smoothie

Hello sleepyhead:)  How’d you rest last night?  I don’t know about you, but this girl, slept like a rock.  Maybe the little lemon in my belly figured out that if mama sleeps, mama’s happy:)  Woke up to the sweet sounds of rain + distant thunder echoing off the mountains.  Definitely beats the alarm clock.  My husband + I have this ‘thing’ about the rain.  We love to kiss in it…so waking up to that sound, starts off our day all romantical:)

So today, I woke w/a bit of a sweet tooth.  I {REALLY} wanted to dig into the homemade sugar cookies I made w/the boys last night, but I fought off the temptation while staring at my rapidly growing belly.

Ready for this one?  It’s pretty dang good.

Raspberry Oatmeal {Cookie} Breakfast Smoothie

1 banana, 1/2c rolled oats, Ic almond milk, 1tBs honey, 1/2tSp cinnamon, 1 tSp vanilla extract, pinch of nutmeg, pinch of salt, handful of almonds, 6 raspberries, 8 ice cubes.

Drink it up buttercup!



Smoothie Love

Say hello to this breakfast blend that’ll make your mouth water.

Grab a pen…here’s what you need.

1c rolled oats
½ banana
1 8oz can crushed pineapple
1 handful of walnuts
1 handful of raisins
1tbs vanilla extract
1tbs maple syrup
1tsp cinnamon
4 ice cubes
1 ½ cup almond milk

And boom. Best smoothie you’ll ever taste:)