Who knew senior year would creep up so quickly… It seems like just yesterday I was pushing you in the jogging stroller, chasing you around the park and watching Lemonade Mouth with a room full of 4th graders. You always had the chubbiest (cutest ever) of cheeks, the biggest smile and loved (still) keeping your sisters in line! This year is bittersweet for sure. How did it go by so fast?! We are so proud of the young woman you’ve become! Can’t wait to see what you accomplish…Oh the places you’ll go! (GO IU;) XO, Mom
When my teen daughter (Emma) discovered pinterest, there was no turning back. I started following her and loved getting a peek into her creative side (outside of our sofa chats). While she excels in school in Science and Math, she still has a deep love for all things creative; art, design, words and fashion. I thought it would be a fun learning experience for her to take over a guest blogger spot on simple.modern.life. She will share whatever is catching her eye on the teen scene. Enjoy!!
“Meet Miranda Burnet the entrepreneur behind Flash tattoos“- While no one in this family has permanent ink, we can’t get enough of the temporary tattoos around here. These have fabulous staying power compared to others and the manicure tattoos will stay forever with a topcoat of polish over them. Brilliant Miranda!
Such a cool message behind these bracelets. Injected in the black bead is mud from the Dead Sea. In the white beads are water from the top of Mount Everest. The highest and lowest points on earth. So whether you’re feeling on top of the world or down on your luck, these Lokai bracelets remind you to stay humble, hopeful and to keep moving forward. Lokai bracelets!!! Only $18 per bracelet, and 10% of that goes to charity.
Now that the blog has a fresh new look for 2015, I thought this would be a great time to finally share some more recent work! Late this fall, I spent the day with artist Kristi Kohut, founder of Hapiart. Kristi contacted me for a commercial shoot representing her artwork. She was being featured in various publications and needed professional images . She currently has her gorgeous, vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces offered through Minted, West Elm and One Kings Lane. I had a fabulous time with Kristi staging her beautiful pieces and photographing her at work.
A little collage of recent work this summer. All I can say is, babies are clearly in the air here in Chicagoland! Off to a maternity shoot this evening with a beautiful expectant mom. Hoping the weather stays kind to us!