Spring 2015 Family Photos

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One of my indulgences is family photos. I know, right? There is just something warm and fuzzy about having current family (and Beckett) photos around the house. So when the wildflowers started popping up it was due time for some new pics!

Kristen did an amazing job, per usual, capturing our sweet Beckett. He cooperated and everything! CL and I were also able to get a couple shots of just us.. the first professional ones since our WEDDING almost 3 years ago! haha. 

Luckily with all the rain we've had, the flowers were vibrant, the grass was green, and for ONE day, the sun was shining! Here are a few of our faves!
If you need a photographer in the DFW, I highly recommend Kristen Hafner Photography

Just in (iPhone) Case!

Monday, April 27, 2015

So it's no question that my iPhone is constantly within an arms reach, so when I upgraded to my fancy schmancy (rose) Gold iPhone 6, finding a case was my new #1 Priority. Obviously.

Enter Shutterfly.
I'm a HUGE fan of the Shutterfly family of brands, so when I saw they had a bunch of new, customizable cases, I was sold. Not only do they have a bunch of totally adorable, easy to customize cases but they have cases for iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s, 5c, and 6 & 6Plus (.. aaand the Samsung Galaxy S3, 4 & 5 if your a non-apple person!). The cases are made of a really durable polycarbonate plastic and there is no need to remove the case to charge it! 
It took me forever to pick one out.. there are SO many cute choices, but I eventually settled on the Knitted and Nice iPhone case. You can pick the photo (Beckett, obviously!), the monogram font (Carolyna Pro Black) & color (Ink Spot), the finish (matte or glossy-- go matte, you won't be mad you did!) and you can also choose wether or not to include a removable silicon liner.
I added the silicon liner because isn't phone protection like a little tiny hug to you're favorite device? A little extra protection is key- especially for moms with toddlers like myself. Even though Mommy's new phone is hands off, there's always that chance that my little tator tot is going to swipe it out of my hands and toss it somewhere it isn't supposed to be... #momlife 
I had doubts about a 'printed' case too, I mean, who wouldn't? I keep my phone in and out of my back pocket pretty much on the daily, so there is a lot of rubbing in my jeans and pants. And let me tell you. This pretty little protective case has not only caught everyone's eyes, but it hasn't faded, rubbed off, chipped, nothing in the month i've had it. (Yes, I waited a whole month before writing this! I had to give it a proper test drive!) The case doesn't get in the way of any of the buttons or switches and doesn't interfere with the flash. It's the best case i've ever had. It's the real deal, y'all. 

So if you're in the market, check out what Shutterfly has to offer.. they are SO much more than photo prints!

PS...enter MOMSDAY through April 29, 2015 for 20% your order and use code FREESHIP through the 29th as well to get you free economy shipping for orders over $39.. or you can upgrade your shipping to expedited shipping through the 29th with orders over $39 with code UPGRADE (be sure to choose expedited shipping at check out!)

I received the case as a gift from Shutterfly (Thank you SO Much!), but the thoughts and opinions are all mine!

Carly Tells All..ish!

Friday, April 17, 2015

If you're anything like me, you're obsessed with all things Bachelor/ Bachelorette, so having a 'hometown' girl on last season was so fun! And who didn't love Carly?  She's originally from the DFW area and lives in Arlington, so I can technically call her a hometown girl, since you know TEXAS. Oh and by the way, did you know she is Zak's (from Desiree's Bachelorette Season) sister?! (Sidenote.. Zak is engaged to one of my ZTA sorority sisters from Baylor! Small world!)
So if you're really like me (or every other Bachelor fan) you want to know all the behind the scenes details.. and now you can! 
On April 23rd at Aboca’s Italian Grill in Richardson, TX, our fave tell it like it is Season 19 contestant from ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’, cruise ship singer and Arlington-native Carly Waddell is performing in a one-of-a-kind ticketed event “Carly Tells All…ish” at one of her favorite restaurants at Richardson Heights Village!
Carly will be performing original songs she penned about experience on the show, and sharing behind-the-scenes stories about being on ‘The Bachelor’. There will also be a give away from some of her favorites like BTB Jewelry and Rio Ritz Boutique, and there will be a Q&A with a Red Carpet “Rose Ceremony” meet & greet! 

Sounds fun, huh? Here are the deets!

Date: Thursday, April 23rd
Time: Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner Served at 7pm, Show Starts at 7:30pm
Venue: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080

Included in your ticket price:
 • 4-Course Meal with Complimentary Wine & Beer
 • Original Songs Performed by Carly Waddell
 • Special Guest Musical Appearances
 • Merchandise Raffles
 • ‘Behind the Scenes’ Stories
 • Q&A with Carly
 • “Rose Ceremony”
 • Red Carpet #Selfie Meet & Greet with Carly Waddell

General Admission tickets include Dinner, Unassigned Seating at Tables of 6 or 8, and VIP tickets include Dinner, Up-Front Assigned Seating at Tables of 6 or 8.

You can also check out all the details on Carly's website.. or click HERE!

Grab your tickets now.. they're going fast!

If you call to purchase tickets (contact TikTalk Media at 214-235-3951) and mention my name (Angelica Louis) you can get 20% your ticket price, too! Tickets available at carlywaddell.com/events General Admission with Dinner: $75 VIP Admission with Dinner: $100.  When you call to buy tickets with my discount-20%off!- the VIP ticket is only $80- only $5 more than the GA price!

What a fun night this will be! Let me know if you're going!

(This is a compensated post, but all opinions are my own!)

In a Rut.

Monday, April 6, 2015

I'm alive, I swear. I've been neglecting this newly redesigned pretty little blog of mine, and that is not ok! Having a very active toddler now has consumed my life, but now that we are back on a 'regular' schedule,  I've got a lot of fun stuff planned.. including a 2 part series about Making a new house a home featuring Tiny Prints Home Decor and a Shutterfly iPhone 6 Case post! I just love the Shutterfly family of Brands! Plus, we finally got a desk, so I have a quiet place to write again! 

In the mean time.. here's an adorable picture of Beckett to hold you over! Spring is in full bloom in Texas, and this past weekend we spent some time in the Hill Country and couldn't resist a few photos in the beautiful bluebonnets!
Isn't he just the cutest??

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