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Saturday, February 09, 2013


it's been so long since i've last blogged...i couldn't remember how to GET into my blog to do anything!!!
I need to revive my blogging again.
does anyone blog anymore since Facebook ????
i wonder.

that's my friend, cindy, up there.  that gorgeous, fresh, fun lil lady..
she likes 'treasure hunting' as much as i do.
i predict we will have lots of fun and giggly days together :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Check out These Gorgeous Girls!!!

Stop on by my new photography blog, and say hi to Alaena and Karissa!!!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

[ Winter Blooms ]


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

... new pics posted..

if you likey..
please 'follow' me..i need Peeps :)
please :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Check it out!

Finally am launching my new photography blog...
check it out here --->   8am Photography!

Please come on over..and say HI :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

a day in the park...

with Kass :)
i love that she lets me practice :)
thanks Kass :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cowboy Casanova Photoshoot

I had the pleasure of being able to go on a photoshoot right here in my own backyard (Temecula!)

Held at the TCR Ranch..about 50 photogs gathered to take part in the theme "Cowboy Casanova" shoot.

The grounds to the estate were amazing..and the models were just so professional, beautiful and friendly!

Here are some of my shots from the day:

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Trash the Dress photos

Can these girls be any more gorgeous??? Finally have some pictures edited from the shoot..and a huge thank you goes to Nick Corona Photography for putting this together..and for their 'awesomeness' and making sure everyone was guided on getting a great shot! You guys made this so fun :)

Of course..having beautiful models..i think it was impossible to NOT get a great shot! Thank you Summer and Melanie for being so patient with us :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

lets get trashed...

Let the FUN begin!!!!
Im heading out later today to my first photoshoot workshop called 'Trash the Dress" that Nick Corona Photography is hosting! I can't wait!

Then tomorrow.. the SoCal Photog Shootout will be held at a ranch/estate in Temecula..and the theme this month is "Cowboy Casanova" (think Carrie Underwood's video)

I'll be here this morning.. nervously twitching.. pacing.. limbering up my trigger finger!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

messages of love...

Remembering Penny..
balloons were sent off to the heavens to let her know we love her and think of her everyday!
The day was perfect.. beautiful blue skies polka-dotted with white fluffy clouds..and a light wind. Just enough wind to send our heavenly messages up into the clouds :)

I also sent a message to my dad, my brother, and Tippy & Honey..

It's still hard to believe they are not with us anymore..and my eyes fill with tears each time that reality sets in..
but i know they are in my heart.. i know they appear in my dreams..and i know they are keeping watch from those white fluffy clouds up in the sky..
Message of Love

I may feel small with this task at hand
The balloon with its message thought

I have great distance to cover and love to bring
To the special angel it sought

Through the clouds this balloon will climb
With its humble message in tow

Only to see the many colors of friends
That also started their trek from below

The colors of red, yellow and green paint the sky
Each carrying a note of love

They float into the arms of an angel
With the softness of a feather from a dove

A tear gently caresses her cheek
And a smile with sunlight falls to us

Be happy our loving friend and know this
No matter the distance we are blessed...
author unknown

as posted on a good friend's blog, Pam Gracia.. "Soft in the Head"

Monday, April 12, 2010

sending sentiments up to heaven...

Tomorrow (April 13th) would have been Penny's 57th birthday..and as a celebration of her time here..and in remembrance of her..a bunch of us will be letting off red, lime green, and yellow balloons at 11 am pacific time in her honor.
I hope if you read this.. and want to participate.. you will do so too :) If you can't let off balloons.. i think Penny would enjoy a good solid minute (or heck..make a day of it!) of not silence.. but of laughter, jubilation, cheering, celebrating and being silly..i know she'd have a good chuckle over that!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Feelin' Sassy??

"Sassy Stamps"
Now available