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Kiki and Mimi Christmas cards

Now offering Christmas card specials! Check our site for more details!

via tiny prints, minted

winter shorts

Whenever the temperature starts to drop, winter shorts with tights will be on my wish list!

via jcrew

Fall to-do list

I love New Jersey for my hometown friends and the produce! Totally inspired me to get my fall to-do list going! Here goes: attend Virginia State fair camping in the Blue ridge mountains explore Luray caverns pumpkin carving make butternut squash soup capture fall on film
Some snippets from my jersey weeke…

Ball Time:short & sassy

Since I'm on the petite side, going with a short dress for the ball is a viable option! Check out these gems, all from rent the runway. If your not a member, here's your invitation!

Favorites Friday: girlie

My head is spinning, this photography thing is changing everything!!! We've got 3 shoots scheduled, yippee! Twin toddler girls are coming up and I'm thrilled beyond comprehension, bring on the headbands, tulle, frills, and all things girlie!

Had to post my favorite picture of Amanda from our…

Vineyard photoshoot

These aspiring nurses just glowed at our vineyard shoot yesterday; they were the perfect midweek pick me up!! See more over here

Ball Time:Inspirations

The Marine Corps ball is right around the corner, yikes!  But no fear inspirations await as I take you along my mission for an affordable styling dress! I posted last year's dress and pictures here! Here's a few that caught my eye this time around! White seems to be all the rage lately, never…

Sequins and Sun flare

Still loving sequins (remember this post?) and also addicted to sun flare in photos, so dreamy!  Husband snapped these photos, isn't he good?!

Favorites Friday: New things!

This week blogworld was abuzz with so many new things popping on the scene! So hang on tight as I unload some new things:
Miss Katie's new engagement pictures are so crushworthy, can't wait to see her wedding via neotraditionalist

Kirsten revealed this home in the new issue of house beautiful…

Prayers outside the box

Husband and I text two to three word prayers back and forth through out the day, trying to stay connected to each other and our Savior! Its an exercise we've really grown fond of and has become revolutionary. Sometimes being short, sweet, and specific is best.

Some samples: Yes Lord Jesus help: (t…

Look who made the news...

There's my husband flying the aircraft!!!! So incredibly proud, what a superstar.  We give you the glory, Lord.

images here

Pink & gray perfection

How inspiring is the 1,000 sqare foot space found in my country living magazine that came yesterday. So smitten with soothing gray and pink which is the color palette for our photo website too!! What a dreamy all together girly space!!

Best closet ever.

images via countryliving, scanned by shelter

North Carolina

North Carolina was full of fun, water, rides, and relaxation. I could easily live in their southern hospitality and slowed down pace. We stayed with a retired Navy seal and his lovely wife, whose home was filled with their world travel collections.

These are south american stirrups, a unique mantels…

Introducing Kiki & Mimi Photography

So unbelievably thrilled to announce Kiki & Mimi Photography (my Dad used to call me mimi). Kirsten (kiki) lived across the hall from me in College, total instant connection. Gorgeous inside and out, a complete ray of sunshine. Divine intervention would cross our paths again in Northern Virgini…
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