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My Random Life #21

Some Random thoughts for this Monday…

Please tell me that I am not the only one that leaves laundry in the washer and forgets about until the next day at which point I have to wash it all over again? I get so distracted by other projects that the next thing I know I have forgotten a load in the washer. Any tips for fixing this problem.

Valentines Day was this past week and we had an awesome day that was totally us. Jeremy brought me roses in the morning, then lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, a pedicure for me, cupcakes, antique shopping, Panera, and Jamba Juice. It was perfect. We took the day off and just had fun together.

You know those people who take there kids to the grocery store in their sleeper??? Last night that was us…Jeremy had a craving for punch that we normally only make at Christmas time, so on a whim we just hopped in the car, sleeper and all and went to the store to get all the ingredients.

I know the season finale of Downton Abbey was last night….but I haven’t seen it yet. I have to keep one eye closed as I scroll through Facebook because people keep posting spoilers. All I know is it doesn’t sound good…and now we will all have to wait until next January for some sort of closure. Why do I love this show so much!?!?

And here is a little randomness I stumbled across on Pinterest…made me laugh…hopefully it can cheer up your Monday. :)

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Laura Howell

You could set a timer for 30 minutes, since that’s how long a load of laundry usually takes. Then, limit your other tasks to 30 minutes. 1 washing load of laundry = 1 task; 1 drying load of laundry = 2 30-minute tasks. Then, you’re still accomplishing everything, but the shorter time helps you stay motivated. :)

Kristyn Burnette

I am so bad about not switching the laundry! Aaah! I try to set a timer so I will remember because our washer doesn’t ding. But I have to remember to actually set the timer so… I think this may be something I should outsource! haha

Tammy Damore

The stove or phone timer work for me sometimes, as for the rest of the times, I have come to except the fact that some loads simply need to go through twice! Remember, GRACE, not perfection!

Bethany McDonnell

I forget the laundry ALL THE TIME! Hey, but maybe the clothes get extra clean :) (or either get saturated with mildew LOL) Timers sound great…maybe I can remember to set one next time I do laundry :)

Mary Marantz

LOL to that picture! So true! And I TOTALLY end up leaving stuff in the washer til it gets all gross & has to be washed again. If you figure that one out….let me know!

Tips for Brides: The Shoe Situation

Let’s face it…heels are just so cute…but, they aren’t always the most comfortable…actually sometimes they just hurt. Granted there are some pairs that are much more comfortable than others, but most pairs aren’t going to be as comfy as your favorite flip flops. The dilemma comes in when you realize that lots of brides want that gorgeous shoe shot. I admit, that when we get to the wedding I am always super excited to see the bouquet and the shoes. In my mind when I see them I start picturing pretty album spreads with details all styled so pretty, and my heart skips a beat…but I am a nerd like that.

Luckily, there are so many options to approach this situation. Some girls tough it out and spend the day in their Jimmy Choo’s (on a side note, Jeremy used to think they were “Jimmy Shoes”, silly boy), and dance all night in a gorgeous pair of heels. Other girls decide that comfort is more important and choose some fun flats or sandals to keep things comfy. Some girls even wear some super comfy shoes and have a pretty pair just to photograph for the album. The other option that is really popular is to have two pairs of shoes. One lovely pair of heels to wear for the ceremony get some great shots of and appear in the album, and a second more comfortable pair to dance the night away. This is probably my favorite option because we get those pretty girly shots and the bride is free to slip into something more comfortable for the rest of the night.

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Tammy Damore

Well of course 2 pair is always better!!!

Sarah Guerrero

Not going to lie- I loved wearing Toms for the wedding. I was comfortable and I really just love Toms.

Candace Moore

I was barefoot at my wedding….and it was DIVINE. (perks of getting married on the shore)

Kristin Schmucker

I loved your Toms! I wish they existed when I got married since I wear them just about every day!

Happy Valentines Day

It’s Valentines Day, and I am blessed. So very thankful for Jeremy, and reminded of the journey that we have been on in the past few years since we met in college. I honestly feel like I can not remember my life before him. The past years have been an amazing journey. There have been wonderful and amazing times, and there have also been times when we had to learn to adjust, compromise, and love each other even deeper than we ever thought possible. We have done so much in the past years, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Jeremy, thank you for loving me. Thank you for believing in me and all my crazy ideas and dreams and encouraging me no matter what. Thank you for working so hard to make our dreams a reality. Thank you for being the best Daddy our little girl could ask for, my heart melts when I see the way Stella looks at you. Thank you for being you, being everything I need and still having fun with me everyday.

Photo by Deidre Lynn Photography on our wedding day.

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Jeremy Schmucker

You’re the best! I love more each day ;).

Tammy Damore

The two of you are an inspiration!!!!

Bonnie Johns

Love is what it’s all about, and you two have it.

Kara Guffey

this is an awesome photos of the two of you, I do hope it is printed large somewhere :)

What we are Watching | The Lorax

I always love doing posts about our favorite Netflix finds…something fun about digging through all the shows and movies to find the ones that are really good. We don’t have cable (I know, we are crazy like that) so we watch Netflix instead. We are usually finding some suspense filled action or awesome drama…and then we had a toddler. Now we watch movies with singing vegetables and silly songs sung by a cucumber. But, most recently we have been watching The Lorax.

I have to admit that it is pretty cute and though I am not an environmentalist, the story line is entertaining and sweet about a town with no trees and the little boy who sets out to get a tree for a girl (because my Mom says it is always about the girl). It is so colorful and it just makes you happy when you watch it, and the music is catchy…let me tell you, I am singing this stuff in my sleep! By the end of it everyone is singing “Let it Grow” and we are all dancing around the living room and pretending we are in Thneedville. So, if you drive by and see the three of us dancing around the room…we are probably watching The Lorax.

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Brandi Fausett Potter

watching it as we speak! lol

Kara Guffey

PS, watching this with my kiddos… now!

Saw this post earlier and it came in handy this weekend babysitting for a friends kid. =) Thank you!!

Caitie Sheppard

Catching up on all your posts (we just got internet!)… I love you guys so much! I’m thankful we live close-ish, but I do wish it was just a little closer! ;) We probably wouldn’t get anything done though… I’d always be over playing with Stella and we’d have you over all the time for coffee and our wonderful “chats”. Miss you all and can’t wait to see you soon! <3

Christianne Rylander

great to know! my son is out of school for the summer and I’m always looking for something new for him to do. Today: watch the Lorax with Mom lol.


Sometimes I just stop and think about how amazing it is that we get to spend our time photographing people on one of the most wonderful days of their lives. I think about what an honor it is to be able to document a little piece of history that will be passed on to children, grand children, and even great grandchildren. I can’t help but be so very thankful to do what we do, and so incredibly grateful to the amazing couples that we serve. For us, wedding photography is not just a job, it is an important aspect of our lives. We are able to meet wonderful people and invest in the lives of couples who make us love what we do. I feel like this might be a bit of rambling…but I guess I just want to say thank you to all of the couples that we have encountered in the past few years…We love you all. And to the ones we haven’t even met yet……we can’t wait!

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Tammy Damore

You two are too cute for words!!!