Tuesday, October 11, 2011

me freaking out.

Randomly filming and caught August saying his first word. We freaked out.. 







Sunday, August 7, 2011

my latest outlet.

so, i am throws of learning how to balance it all.... baby, work, husband, family, friends, & laundry. lots of laundry. when i started this little blog i wanted a place i could direct my bridal clients to for makeup inspiration + an outlet of random, pretty things i find. well, right after i started this blog i got pregnant. then i got really sick... and stayed sick. then i had a baby. and then i went back to work and got busy... really busy. i go crazy though if i don't have a creative outlet... and i need it to work with my schedule. i am happy to say that i found something that works for now. drum roll... INSTAGRAM! i little simple creative outlet that can be done while breastfeeding :) anyways, here are my latest...






one day this little blog will look like more what i hoped it to be. and when the laundry's done i will do a post. but for now... i'm on Instagram as _janelson ;)

Monday, June 20, 2011

hair. cheeks. eyes.



a lot of all 3 going on right now... and i'm loving it. 15 weeks old tomorrow. time flies.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trash the Dress {makeup}


What is a "Trash the Dress" photo shoot? Well, it's an excuse to get to wear your wedding dress again (we all secretly want to) and get really cool wedding, but "not wedding" pictures. Genius! I did Allison's makeup for her actual wedding about 5 years ago now - a very clean/classic look. For her trash the dress photo's we did a more smokey/sexy look using gold/bronze tones. I think the pictures turned out pretty awesome. Emily Faulkner Photography took these photos and you can see more here. Oh, and this gorgeous "bride" is newly pregnant in these :)








Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Little Man Photo Shoot









Pictures were taken by my dear friend Allison. Thank you Allison! Her older sister just so happens to be my BF.

Monday, April 25, 2011

August David Nelson



Well, here he is. My little man.


August David Nelson was born on 3.8.11 at 5:30 in the morning.


During my difficult pregnancy everyone kept telling me, "It will be worth it." I never knew what to think or feel about those comments. I was just trying to get through the pregnancy that I wasn't really focused on having a baby. There is not a really "nice" way to describe my pregnancy.... I tell people that I was really "sick" and they look at me confused. Me saying I was "sick" is a nice way of saying, " I barfed my brains out for 9 long months" -there you have it in case you were wondering :) Anyways, in the midst of dealing with my "sickness" I didn't know how to respond to, "It will be worth it... you'll see."


So. He's 7 weeks old tomorrow. I'm barely sleeping. Recovering from the pregnancy and delivery. My days are spent cleaning up tons of spit up, changing diapers, and trying to figure out why he screams for hours in the evenings...... and guess what?! IT WAS AND IS WORTH IT.


This little guy has stolen my heart and put it in his back pocket. My husband and I are so in love. Being around this new little life puts my own life in perspective.


August,


You were worth it.... You are so loved and so special. I love you to the moon and back.


Love, Your Mama



Sunday, March 6, 2011

Baby Room.... sneak peek

My husband is a surfer and (of course) wanted a "surfer" baby room. I wasn't too excited about the idea and suggested more of a "ocean" theme - he went for it! So, I have been working on "Gill" the goldfish today... here is a little sneak peek.




Full baby room pics to follow!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

About to pop...

The cold truth...... my pregnancy could be described as anything but "pretty" or "fun." The reality is that it has been one of the hardest seasons of life for my husband and I... me coping with 9 months of sickness and having to be dependent on others (which I hate) and he having to sacrifice and give when he felt like he had nothing left. We are almost through it though.... with only days left to go (if not hours). Maybe I'm just incredibly stubborn (or in denial), but I wanted these pictures to reflect anything but our actual reality! Haha! The result: An absolutely beautiful and genuinely "happy" afternoon spent with my husband- I love him so much. My talented friend Anjuli captured these sweet memories- thank you Anjuli!