Family Photo Season


I loved spending the morning with this beautiful family. There is something refreshing about starting your day watching the sun rise. We decided to take pictures at Kylde Warren Park and it could not have been a better morning! As you may have read in my last post I’m moving to Indonesia at the end of October. If you were hoping for me to take your family photos this year please let me know and we can schedule something this month.   



Me and Mr. have some exciting news. We will be Moving to Jakarta, Indonesia at the end of October for 5 months. It will be an exciting new chapter in our life. If you have any South East Asia recommendations we would love to hear them! You can follow our adventures here on the blog. 

Picture Credit: Kitkat Pecson

* This picture was pulled from a beautiful art series of Indonesia. You can view more here.   

Mom in Town


It was wonderful having my mom in town a couple of days ago. I’m so glad she took the time to visit us in Dallas. 

First Day of Fall


I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Fall than visiting “Autumn at the Arboretum”. I loved looking at the pumpkin displays, they are really incredible. Happy Fall Y’all.  

Recent Read: The New Kings


My friend Ynna recommended and let me borrow this book. It’s a book of unrelated short stories, making it a great travel companion because you can pick it up and put it down whenever you want without sacrificing continuity. I enjoyed learning about eclectic topics—radio stations, toxic waste dumps, etc.—that I wouldn’t have thought to research on my own. If you are looking for a good travel book I highly recommend this one.  

Breakfast: Salt Lake City, UT


As you saw in my last post I was able to go to Utah last week. Although it was a very busy time I still managed to go out to breakfast everyday. If you are needing any breakfast recommendations in the salt lake area here are three great ones: 

1. Bruges Waffles, this place will always be a favorite in Utah. I am obsessed with their waffles and always make at least one trip here when visiting. 

2. The Park Cafe, is located across the street from liberty park. The location makes it the perfect place to get Saturday brunch and then go on walk. I loved the food and atmosphere at this place. 

3. Publik, is a causal coffee shop. They make some incredible steamers and amazing toast. I loved the modern feel to this place and could not get enough of their food. 

Emma & Addie: Salt Lake City, UT


It was special meeting Emma and Addie last week. My sister-in-law gave birth to two beautiful little girls at 25 weeks. They have their ups and downs and will stay in the hospital until December. It was an incredible experience photographing Emma & Addie because I have never been around any baby that small. I know a lot of people have been asking for updates and wanting to know how they can help. Here is a link if you want updates on their progress: Gardner Twins Page. It is situations like this that really put your everyday issues into prospective. 



It was wonderful seeing our good friends Adam and Aubrey. I loved being able to explore Dallas with them. 

Tags: Dallas

Juice Cleanse


This weekend we did a juice cleanse. I had been wanting to try one forever and finally decided to give it a shot. Here is what I learned from my first cleanse.

First, make sure you like the juices you are going to drink. Try out a couple of juices before you commit to the cleanse. I personally found most of the juices were not too tasty and had to plug my nose when drinking some. I did enjoy the “Joint Juice” and loved the “Health Nut”! I know of other people that did the same cleanse and really enjoyed all the juices. 

Second, I found that you don’t get hungry. I figured I would be starving the whole day, but actually I felt great! I was never full after drinking a juice but also did not feel like I was lacking anything.

Third, you feel amazing after the cleanse. Once I finished the cleanse I had energy and woke up the next day with a clear mind.   

Please note that everyone reacts differently, so it’s important that you listen to your body. I’m not sure if I will do a cleanse again, but I’m really glad I gave it a shot. 

If you want to try the juice cleanse we did you can order it here:  

*This post was not sponsored by Roots Pressed Juices; all opinions are my own. 

Blueberry Picking


When we were in Michigan I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick blueberries in one of the blueberry states. I can honestly say that the berries we picked were the best I have ever had.