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Sueno – The Most Comfortable and Stylish Baby Blankets, Like EVER.

Biiiiiz! Hope you’re having a great weekend. I saw a post that you were making some Filipino empanadas… You better post that recipe! Can’t wait to hear how those turned out! What’s new in the life? Well, Seb is showing interest in potty training. I’m not that ready yet

UFO’s: Conquered

Hey Tals! I’m sure you feel a lot better after getting all that out of your system. Of course there’s no way you can go into a discussion like this expecting to change someone else’s mind but it’s good that you found a platform to speak your peace. Also you came at things

Because…Pie. Shootin’ and eatin’ in Julian CA (video!)

Bizlet, Man! That post of mine last week stirred up some stuff, didn’t it? I don’t know what came over me, I honestly couldn’t sleep the night before because I had seen about 8 posts in my “news feed” aka Facebook about the “outbreak” of measles in

A Kitchen, A Growler and A Wardrobe

Morning! Loved seeing those winery photos! Looks like y’all had a great time and I’m glad you’ve made some new buddies, too. I know it’s been tough for you lately. Same here. Although you are much better at socializing than me. We’ll both manage all right either

Watch out World! This Idiot Mom Is Taking Her Unvaccinated Children to Disneyland! (there are not enough eye rolls)

Whoa whoa whoa whoa… Stop everything. NINE kids have contracted measles while visiting Disneyland in the past 2 months. Disneyland! The happiest place on earth…one of the most visited places with 20+ million people from all over the world visiting …and measles were there! One of

Wine Tasting In Healdsburg California – Russian River Adventures

Becs! The new year is off to the same ol’. Had a freak out chillier-than-usual week in San Diego and but this week it’s clear skies and the heater has been off for two days. Kinda nice! I don’t just get cold. I get cold in my bones and once it hits those I’m miserable the

Goodbye 2014

Tallllls, Snow?!?! I can’t believe it. When was the last time it snowed in San Diego?? I remember it hailed once when I was in 6th or 7th grade but that’s crazy! It didn’t even snow on Christmas for us but I guess next week it’ll drop into the single digits so…

Why I Love HoneyBook! (video!)

Hey Biz! Just sharing a tool we’ve been using that’s helped streamline our business and make our work flow.. well, flow! Here was a blog I did last year on this awesome product! With being back in forth constantly, Jeff and I barely have time to meet with couples (thank God for Skype!)

That Santa Fella and Being Held Accountable for New Years Resolutions

Biddles! I loved that post with Otto-face, can’t get enough of that photogenic little lad! We miss you guys. So. A few things. It snowed in San Diego today. Everyone was like OMG IT’S SNOWING #SNOWDAY #BRRR etc. We left the window in our bathroom open last night and as I sat on the

Christmas Cheer

Hi there Tals! Sorry I’ve been MIA this past week but as you know, we were hosting Christmas at the house (another first for us) and all last week was prep. Cleaning house and wrapping up gifts, setting up the tree and cooking. Everything turned out pretty good all in all! We went so all out

…And Pepper, Too!

Becs, Another tough post to write. Our beloved Pepper passed away a few weeks after Harley. Talk about a broken heart! In her 17th year of life Pepper still had some spark in her! She was dubbed, “Old Bones” in the last years of her life but that didn’t stop her from making it to

Boats and Pros – Behind the Scenes – Engagement Session (video!)

Biz! Friiiday and feeling great! Been in SF with the kids and waiting on Jeff to arrive tonight. Haven’t seen him since last week so the kids are gonna be so excited! Apparently aaalll day there’s been delays with flights due to bad weather. Today’s post will be pretty quick

Wear The Iron Throne and Own It

Talsss! Oh Dad. He’s usually so on point with his aesthetic but a man purse?? From Coach??? Hahaha. Where are our stockings from back in the day? Mom must have them around somewhere. Or maybe you do since you have all of Mom’s crocheted ornaments? Did Jed and Preston come up too? Are

Back in the Bay – Manpurses and Bowling Trophies

Biiiiz, Back in the Bay Area and man, it’s cold. I know I can’t complain since you’re shoveling snow over there but man, it’s cold. I haven’t been to Mom and Dad’s place since the summer and I feel like they forgot they had grand kids…? You know Dad,

Winter W(h)ine

Hey! That video was great! I know you went through so much to get that dang gun. BUT that’s a good thing. It would be super concerning if you just walked in and out same day. That gun license test is bananas easy. I remember last time when I went to the gun range with Dad in San Bruno I

Buying a Handgun (video!)

Becs, When it came to a present for Jeff for our anniversary I knew I wanted to get him something meaningful and useful! As kids we were raised in a home with lots of guns and rifles and I don’t know about you, but this always gave me a certain comfort. We also were raised with awareness of

Denim Gets In Your Eyes

Hey Tals! Definitely laughed reading your last blurb! These kids just don’t understand what “wine time” is supposed to be like. At least you made a valiant effort with the activities. Even as a grown up making a gingerbread house can be frustrating. Even sadder, it usually ends up

Gingerbread Night & Uptown Funk

Becs, Dropped off Amelia at preschool this morning and to avoid all conversation with other moms and teachers I go in with her, put her lunch bag off to the side, drop off her cot blankets and sign in. I do this to avoid the weekly “Can I talk to you really quick?” that Amelia’s

Woven Dream Dress

Tals! So great to see all those vow renewal pictures together. Really puts the whole day in perspective. It’s so hard to step back and take in the whole picture when we were so focuses on everything else. How does the table look? What time will people be showing up? Where does this or that

Vow Renewal at the Red Barn Ranch

The day arrived as quickly as it was over. Jeff and I renewed our vows in front of the closest friends and family, so happy that you and Otto were in town to celebrate with us. Initially the plan was to have family in town to babysit the kids so Jeff and I could take a quick weekend trip to Las

Ezra’s Winter Wonderland! – Baby’s 1st Birthday Party!

Good morning Biz! Christmas is creeping up on us all this year with a hurry! I think it’s because Thanksgiving was so late. I have amazingly finished sending off our Christmas cards (last week), sent off all 2014 client thank yous, and I’m done shopping for EVERYONE I need to except

Wine Time

Hey Tals! As I sit here eating my second slice of *gasp* store bought pumpkin pie, I’m wondering where the time went. We successfully hosted Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday and it was surprisingly smooth sailing! Unfortunately I didn’t take any personal photos since I was busy most of

Featured Mama! – Naomi

Becs! Sometimes, when I’m on my 3rd glass of wine and pondering life, I ask myself why I was ever made to work in the restaurant industry for six years. Haha! No, but really, I never look at it as some awful job I just had to get through (though a lot of it was blehhh), I saw everything that

A Happy Friendsgiving

“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! ” – Psalm 95:2 Hey Becs! Spent all of yesterday away from the computer! Well, until the kids slept by 9ish and I got some more work done. I know, I know, I’m neurotic

Growing Up Is Hard To Do

Hey Tals! Sorry I couldn’t write to you yesterday. We are hosting our very first Thanksgiving lunch/dinner tomorrow and this week has been a  lot of planning. Thanks Jeff for convincing me to sign up for Pintrest.) I’m going to need to devote a whole post in response to yours but for

Finishing the Game. An Open Apology to my Sister.

Becca, Those 13 days you spent here went by in a flash it seems. There were a few things I felt we weren’t able to do. I think you’re starting to really get the hang of taking photos. Might be something to consider doing part time up there in NY? 😉 I can teach you whenever, free of

Crazee Burger, Tiger! Tiger!

Morning Tals! Thanks for sharing your Harley stories. It’s so sad to lose him but he at least he was loved all the way until the end. (Maybe we all got real furious at him at points but how can you stay mad at such a handsome pup?) He will always live on in our hearts in both the good

Harley Goes To Heaven

It’s taken a lot to write this since I feel that in the busy-ness of this past month I haven’t had the time to really let it sink in. Harley passed away. In 1998 we moved to what my 12 yr old self considered the worst place in the world; Valley Center, CA. Already struggling with having

Every Day It’s The Amelia Show (video)

Bidlins! I am SO STINKIN’ EXCITED that you will be here today! I am working on hardly any sleep and trying to get all my wedding packages out by tomorrow along with all culling and editing done with previous events so that the entire two weeks you’re here I won’t have to work

Bakery Snaps

Hi Tals! I stinking love those costumes. Amelia makes a great Elsa but and even better Zombie Princess! Sebastian is perfect, too. That mustache is amazing. We didn’t get a chance to do any Halloween fun this year what with Brendan working in the morning and me closing the bakery round

Halloween Time and No More Elsas

Biiiiiz, It’s Halloween all over. I did the last minute thing LIKE ALWAYS and got Seb’s outfit ready by today. Bought half of it yesterday and finished it this morning while Jeff prepped lunch. I guess I didn’t try until last minute with Amelia because every day feels like


Hey there! Another quick post today. Just showing off a bit of progress I’ve made on a new quilt. This is called a “Modern Plus Quilt” and it consists of two rainbow jelly rolls and some black cotton fabric. Because I don’t have an entire room for design layout this quilt

A High Dose Of Otto To Shake Off The Blues

Hey Tals. I know it’s been a rough week for the both of us. I’m going to keep this post short, sweet and full of Ottobot to maybe cheer you up a bit. I talked to Mom & Dad again the other night and we were reminiscing about Harley’s wild past. All the times he’s run

Featured Mama – Pamela

I’ve known Pam for a handful of years now. Since becoming moms we’ve grown closer and I would love to introduce you to her! Pamela (or Pam, as everyone calls her) moved to San Diego from Michigan and married her long time boyfriend Bryan. I think by the time they were married they had

Fall For Tropical Vibes

Good morning! Otto woke me up nice and early today so now that we’re both done eating and someone’s got a new diaper I can finally get around to posting! I’m loving all the videos you’ve been doing. Sebastian and the dreaded nap is something familiar. At this point

Featured Mama – Samantha

Hi Becs, Love that we are including this new section of featured mamas! With our wedding business taking off last year we wanted to focus solely on weddings and engagements, but I noticed that the relationships we’ve kept with our clients continues, as does life and so many more amazing