Summer went way too fast, and so many amazing things happened! I checked out of blogging for a while because Spring was an exhausting season for me. I juggle a lot and I needed to find a break somewhere. However I am here to fill you in on what I did this summer:
Sisters Road Trip to North Carolina
This summer was the 1st full summer in 9 years that I didn’t work backstage. I love being backstage but when you do a show it tends to take up a huge chunk of your time. It was such a blessing getting some free time to focus on Too Faced, AHB, and the kids. I also got to spend some time with my sister.
I kicked June off with a “sisters road trip” to Wilmington, North Carolina. It was such a quiet town, and the perfect place for a fun girls getaway. My sister is always out of town pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, so we don’t get to see each other very often. As you might expect if you know me, the beach was my favorite part of Wilmington.
8 Is Great!
After Wilmington I celebrated James 8th bday! I’m shock at how grown he is! He is my old soul. The party had a Movie theme and I took his friends to see Incredibles 2. Check out my cake table-- Y’all know it’s my favorite part of party planning.
Soon after the birthday party, I was asked to work two days on the set of the TV series “The Purge”. Film is another thing that I put aside to focus on my business, so I don’t get to do it very often anymore, but when I get to -- it’s always so magical. It’s so fast paced, you’re always on your toes and there’s always a chance to learn something new. This particular show allowed me to work with the core makeup team who worked on the “First Team”, or principals of the cast. It was such an honor!
Make sure to tune in to the USA Network, Tuesdays at 9pm Central, to watch my episodes!
Disney Vacation Club
Just like June, July few quickly by! We took a family vacation to my favorite place on Earth -- DISNEY! We took full advantage of our Disney Vacation Club membership and stayed at the Old Key West Resort. It was such a treat! We had a newly renovated corner unit. It was a dream and so roomy! We also got to go to the DVC Moonlight Magic, which is a special event for DVC members. We received food vouchers for a quick service food, got to see rare characters, and enjoy short wait times! My mom spoiled the kids, they got to hang with their uncle Brian who lives in Orlando, and overall we made some magical memories. If you’d like more information about joining the Disney Vacation Club, contact me -- it’s totally worth it!
Baby Joshua’s Second Birthday
Once home we celebrated Baby Joshua’s second birthday. It’s not fair how quickly my kids are growing up. Joshua keeps me smiling, and is 100% a Momma’s Boy. His theme was “Baby Jack Jack” and he was so adorable in his costume, with that ginger hair that I always prayed for.
The Ring Leader & Bronzed Babe Swim Photo Shoots
Finally, I got to squeeze in two photo shoots with my loves Red Tea Photography and Britt Smith Photography.
With Red Tea Photography, Trapped in Time Designs did a “Ring Leader” shoot that was to die for. Mairi’s costumes are always impeccable, and Alexis’ Creative Direction for the shoot brought it to life. I was really able to dig deep into my dark creative side to come up with a gorgeous look for Maya.
Then, with Britt Smith I got to do a shoot of my dreams with Malerie! I have been dying to do a bronzed babe swim shoot with both of them and it happened this summer! A huge thank you to my client Donna for allowing us to use her pool! It made everything come together and we were so grateful! Britt always blows me away with her work and Malerie is a true professional to work with.
This summer was one of my favorites! I had a great work life balance. Times like these remind me that I am living the dream and I need to stop more and soak it all in. Tell me in the comments how your summer went! I’m gearing up for a very busy fall so stay tuned!