Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2015 Christmas Minis!

I am offering Christmas mini's again this year! Last year booked up INCREDIBLY fast, so don't wait!

Here's the details:
- 20 minutes of shooting for $75
- An 8x10 print of your favorite photo from the session, because if you're anything like me, you never print photos for yourself!
- max of 4 people (have another family member? No problem! Each additional person is $10)
- You'll receive 15-20 high resolution pictures in an online, downloadable Pixieset Gallery.
- There are two dates available: Sunday, November 1st and Saturday, November 14th. Both sessions  at park in North County, San Diego.

The discount does not apply to standard family portrait sessions.  They must be booked on the day specified above.  Email me at to book your spot, and I will send you all the information.

And here are a few from last year :)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bathroom and Bedrooms Before & After

Next up I want to show the guest bathroom, and the back two kids bedrooms. You can see the dining room here, the kitchen here, and the living room here.

We made a LOT of changes to the guest bathroom, mostly making it a lot bigger. We didn't do much to the back two bedrooms besides take out a few windows, add a couple larger windows, and remove a closet door.

How about that bathtub? That was the ONLY shower in the house when we bought it! 
Quaint. I love that you could use the toilet whilst washing your hands. Perrrfect. 

The master bedroom. Notice the window in the top left corner, and another window on the right, and in the right corner, a door to a huge closet. 
Weird with the mirrors, right?
Hallway to the bathroom and other bedroom.

MASSIVE walk in closet. My heart was a little sad to lose this LARGE of a closet, lol. I mean, I could have a party in that thing! 

Hallway into bedroom 3/dining room. Bathroom to the right, and master bedroom to the left.
Second bedroom. 
Again, notice the two high, small windows. 

Hallway leading to the second bedroom, and bathroom straight ahead.
New bathroom!!!

DANG I wish I had had my wide angle for this!!!! Oh well. 

Hallway, sanding in the dining room, looking at the second bedroom door. 
This is the old master bedroom, which is now William's room.
New, normal sized window.
Closet stayed the same.
And, here used to be the door to the ginormous closet, which we closed off. 
This is the second bedroom, which is now Joey's nursery.
Again, the closet stayed the same. 
Again, notice the window, normal sized :)
Looking toward the dining room and kitchen.
Woo hoo! So so happy with the tile in the bathroom. The dark grout is TRICKY, FYI. It will draw your eye to all the uneven, or not lined up, perfectly straight tiles. My husband does not like it, but I still do. I like that it's not perfect, honestly. One, because I don't use that shower (HA), and two, because WHEN it gets messed up some day, it won't be such a bummer. I also love the way the hardwood turned out, and the brick tiles in the hallway are my FAVORITE.

Almost done! Just have the master bedroom and bathroom to show off now, and the backyard. :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dining Room Before & After

The next installment of our reno is the dining room. Lots of changes in this little room!
In case you missed the last one, you can find the living room here, and the kitchen here.

Kitchen off to the left, and half bath straight ahead.  How do you like the bars on the window??
Closet in said bedroom. It definitely was a bedroom, but she used it as a dining room.

I'm standing in the half bath taking this photo.  Doorway to the left goes in to the hallway to the back bedrooms, and doorway to the right is to the kitchen. Very closed in! 

Here, I'm standing in where the half bath was originally, which we turned into a small mud room/hallway to the garage.  OPEN!
Sanding in the hallway to the back bedrooms, looking into the dining room, and hey, there's the kitchen!
Standing in the living room, looking into the dining room.  OPEN! And the small mud room/hallway to the garage. We really love how this turned out. If you look up, you can see where we popped up the ceiling a bit, and added some crown. This little pop up adds so much height to the room. One of the best decisions we made! We did  similar pop up in the living room too.

This is fun for me, looking back at all the changes, and I hope its fun for you!  Have a great weekend everyone! I'm off to the Women of Faith Conference this weekend, which means I'll be getting some girl time, and a little break from my kiddos!!!!!!! All the praise hands for that!