Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
The mister and I took a little road trip to Door County this past weekend. It was the perfect relaxing getaway we both needed after our busy schedules lately. We did some antiquing and visited a lighthouse, well attempted too. A few days before our trip I came across the Francis Hardy Gallery online and immediately knew we must make this one of our stops. It ended up being the ideal chilly morning, the lake breeze made it even more special. My one regret, not bringing paint to leave our own mark. Cannot wait to go back! Have you ever been to Door County or Francis Hardy Gallery? I now understand why people talk so highly about it. I’ve truly enjoyed exploring our beautiful state during all its seasons.
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
If you are in Los Angeles, stop what you’re doing and head over to Milk Jar Cookies right now. If you are not in Los Angeles, stop what you’re doing, book a flight to Los Angeles and take a Lyft or Uber to Milk Jar Cookies. In all seriousness, this cute bakery will forever be one of my favorite spots. It opened a year or so before we left L.A and ever since we went there for the very first time I’ve been hooked. Our first holidays in the Midwest my best friend surprised me with a box mailed to out home and my jaw totally dropped. In other words, when I found out they delivered out of L.A it was the best Christmas miracle. If you follow along on Instagram (@Inspirationnook) you might’ve noticed I was in town last weekend. I knew I wanted to snap these pictures for you since I never got to it while still living in L.A. Between us, I couldn’t even concentrate with all my excitement while taking these HA! Anyways, the banana split cookie will forever be my number one so go ahead and have one. I promise you will want to hug me afterwards. Have you been to Milk Jar Cookies? Which one is your fave? What’s your favorite cookie shop? Happy Friday loves!
Monday, February 8th, 2016
Ladies and gents I am here to save your day! Just like last year, I created some fun Valentine’s goodies for you to just download and print. I cannot wait to give these out to some of my faves. I’ve always loved collecting free printables throughout the years from around the web so I absolutely loved creating these for you [Like our free calendar]. Plus, I designed these without using any specific “Valentine’s day colors” so they will be good year-round HA! I mean, who doesn’t love free Valentine’s cards? Will you give these out to some of your favorite people on Sunday? Happy Valentine’s everyone!
Saturday, January 30th, 2016
A few weeks ago I shared my friends’ engagement story. Well, I couldn’t pass up the chance to share these few Malibu snapshots too. We went to Matador State Beach on my last full day back in California and it was the perfect way to say “see you later” to a city who will forever have my heart. Besides, photographing these two lovebirds there was the icing on the cake. Have you ever been there? Happy weekend loves!
Monday, January 18th, 2016
Five years ago around the time I started this little blog some friends asked me to take their engagement pictures, when I didn’t even know these existed and it was so much fun. Fast forward to 2016, I’m married and wedding blogs have exploded all over the internet in the last few years HA! My friends Rehan & Alicia asked me to take their pictures and I was more than thrilled to do another engagement session. The truth is, Rehan asked me before they were even engaged so I’ve been excited for a very long time. There is something magical about photographing friends in love, it’s simply the best. So a few weeks ago I traveled back to my old city and we had an absolute blast. We started the shoot at their gorgeous home with their adorable pup (who was adopted from Taiwan) then headed out to explore downtown L.A. + the Art district. These pictures will always hold a special place in my heart. Congrats Rehan & Alicia, cannot wait to celebrate in a few months with you. Thanks so much for letting me capture such a great time in your lives by allowing me to photograph your L.A. engagement story.