February 27, 2012

Team Ashley Auction starts TODAY... and a little Beaujolais



Today is the day!! The auction organized by Team Ashley is starting tonight at 5 PT/8 EST... that's about 15 minutes away!!!! Simply click the link below and it will bring you to the auction site, you can already view all the beautiful items now.

Team Ashley Auction

There's over 300 items!!! I promise there's something for everybody... lots of darling clothes from designers big and small (there's a much desired Matilda Jane outfit), dolls (hello... Bamboletta!), jewelry (loving those kitchen sink cuffs!), art (you have to check out Stephanie Corfee's items... I'm drooling, seriously!) and even some goodies for your dog (I have my eyes on that darling "I love You" collar for my doggie).

Of course you can also find a donation from me... so if you've been wanting to book a session, maybe it's time to start bidding?

Remember, all proceeds go to Ashley from Lil Blue Boo, who is fighting a fierce battle with cancer.

And while you're browsing tonight, maybe pour yourself a glass of wine and stay a while. Which brings me to Beaujolais, the Lil Blue Boo Spring line. I can't help it, every time I say the name Beaujolais (in a thick French accent, of course), I have to think of my mom. Why? Her favorite wine used to be a beaujolais. In case you didn't know, Beaujolais a region in France that is big on wine =). Anyways, my mom doesn't drink wine anymore... she gave it up after her own fight with breast cancer.

Ok, I'm rambling!! I'm so excited for the auction, simply exhausted from all the late nighters I've pulled lately... but all in all giddy and probably not making any sense. And I'm so proud to be part of Team Ashley, seriously one fabulous group of women!

Now go pour yourself that glass of wine, enjoy the pictures below of this truly gorgeous Lil Blue Boo line, and go bid! Oh, and if you would rather donate directly to Ashley, there's a lovely "donate" button on the auction site as well.

Big hugs,
Monika





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February 21, 2012

i heart faces *hugs & kisses*

What's better than a slobbery doggie kiss? Nothing!!




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February 14, 2012

I heart faces *hearts*

I'm very last minute for this week's challenge... I was actually going to skip a week, I just didn't think I would have time for anything creative. Well, I proved myself wrong. We snatched some heart shape sunglasses, taped a black paper with a heart shape cut out on my lens and headed outside today after school.

I had never tried to make bokeh shapes before and was surprised how well it worked! Our lemon tree made the perfect backdrop and lemons were turned into hearts.

I seriously pondered over color or b&w for about an hour. Like I have nothing better to do, lol. Both my kids like the b&w version better... so I'm going with it. Even though I really like the yellow heart bokeh in the color version ;-).



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Happy Valentine's Day * Suisun City, CA * Child & Pet Photography

I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day. In Switzerland, only young lovebirds celebrate this holiday, children don't participate at all (at least that's how it was when I was a kid... who knows, maybe they adapted to American ways by now). Of course I like to celebrate love, but just not by buying my loved ones expensive gifts... after all we love each other every day.

I was however inspired to take my younger daughter & pup out for a Valentine shoot. Oh, the fun we had!!! We put a bit of butter on my daughter's cheek to help the doggie kisses along ;-). I hope you'll enjoy the images, I'm sorry there are so many...





And a little fun with a lip shaped sucker... Grace couldn't keep a straight face, I guess this sucker induced uncontrollable giggles =).


If you made it this far, thank you for stopping by! I hope you're feeling loved today! Hugs!
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February 6, 2012

Sweet Funky Vintage *Central Park*

I had the pleasure to shoot some of Sweet Funky Vintage's spring line and it's finally time to share! I'm in love with the apple polka dot ruffles!!! The line is called "Central Park" and I was asked to shoot in an urban setting. So we roamed the back alleys of our little downtown... we sure encountered some "interesting" people, but Grace kept her game face on ;-).

I'm also trying out some new blog boards from SP Design, I think I like them!!!



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