October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011!

According to the clock its 11:59pm here in Waco, 1 minute to do a legit Halloween post! I hope you all had a fun Halloween, we did! We started off at our church trunk or treat and then headed to the burbs to trick or treat with some friends. B scored way more candy this year than last so I would say it was a success!

Here is my cute Dorothy...
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October 30, 2011

October 29, 2011

Happy 35th Birthday to my sweet husband!

I can't really explain how this particular shade of green frosting came to be but it sure tasted good! Happy birthday Adam, B and I love you to bits! xo

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October 28, 2011

OUCH and have a good weekend!

So the other day I dropped a calphalon pot on top of my right foot. This photo was taken 5 or so days after it happened. It hurt. Bad. Anyhoo, theres a little randomness for ya from down here in Waco! Hope ya'll have a good weekend and aren't as clumsy as me in the kitchen! xo

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October 27, 2011

Waco Trivia

Did you know that Waco is the home/birth place of Dr. Pepper? Well, it is! Waco has its very own Dr. Pepper museum (which, I'll be honest, I haven't been too yet -but I will, its like 5 minutes from my house). When I picked out this location for my minis I didn't even notice the old Dr. Pepper symbol on the wall, but when I saw it, I became even more smitten with this spot. It's no secret I love shooting in urban locations, but I also love something unique that brings a special element to a location. There is some definite Waco pride for those of us who call Waco home, there is just something about the ol' 254 that is pretty awesome. I love that this family loves Waco, and that their photos have a little Waco symbolism in them. To see more of this mini session, head on over here. Happy Thursday, all! xo

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October 25, 2011

crunch time

It's that time of year, I'm starting to feel the crunch. Yesterday I was just plain grouchy to my poor husband and daughter b/c I'm feeling the walls closing in. Deep breaths. Just one day at a time, right?

Here is a cutie patootie who I get to hang out with regularly. His family had a mini session with me this weekend, more to come! xo

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October 24, 2011

The Girl Next Door

A cute shop is being blogged over here. Happy Monday, all! xo

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October 20, 2011

signing off early for the weekend!

Hi All!
I'm getting a good start on my many projects I have going on so I won't be blogging tomorrow, so have a great weekend and head on over HERE to see this cute fam! xo

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October 19, 2011

its just been plain crazy around here!

Whew! It's been a little nuts around here! This past weekend I painted Brennan's bathroom, it still needs 1 more coat so I'm not 100% sure how I feel about it yet but I think I like the color. :) (I really do think picking out paint colors can qualify as torture)

The fair was in town and our friend got us tickets so we took B to the fair on Saturday night, that was fun! Nothing like snow cones, funnel cake, cotton candy, etc. to make you feel awesome about yourself! (of course totally worth it though!)

I went on B's fieldtrip to the news station the other day, the kids ended up being on the news that night! It was so cute, they were asked about their Halloween costumes, etc... B's interview didn't make it on the news but she was on there looking cute!

I'm in full on "go mode" (as I called it last year) with birthday planning in full swing, holiday photo sessions going on, house projects half completed, etc.. I do like feeling like I'm checking things off my list but my list just keeps growing!

Wacoans: Speaking of holiday photos and Halloween, I was talking w/ some friends and wanted to throw an idea out there...I know a lot of moms spend a lot time/planning/sometimes making their kids Halloween costumes. I was thinking of setting up a photo booth in my back yard and offering 5 minute sessions of your kiddos in their Halloween costumes. You would get 1-2 digital images and the cost would be around $15-20 per kid (if you had 3+ kids there would be a discount). Anyhoo, I said I would put this out there and if I got enough response I would do it. So, if you're interested give me a holler (molly@mollywinnphotography.com) and let me know!

What else...oh, recipes! Okay, I've made a couple new things lately, I made this honey balsamic chicken a while ago, my chicken wasn't totally thawed so the texture wasn't quite right, good flavor though and if your chicken is fresh should be just great! I also made these cheesy pretzels the other day, the recipe came from an old cookbook so I can't share it this very moment but they were a tasty snack!

I also made Ina's Lemon Chicken, and the food networks white chicken chili (which I got out of the magazine, maybe the recipe is online?). I didn't love the lemon chicken but I did LOVE the chili, way better than the last recipe I tried and definitely a repeater!

In other exciting news, fall has come to Waco! It's so crazy how quickly the weather changes here! Two days ago it was 90 degrees and now its in the low 70s and our room was cold this morning! Hooray for fall!!

I'm super excited about the house projects that are going on, when they finally get done I promise to share photos! Happy Wednesday! xo

sneak peek of a session I'm working on!
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October 17, 2011

this maternity session...

...is being blogged over here today!

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October 14, 2011

B and her pink skirt in the kitchen

The other day B was standing on a chair looking out the window in the kitchen, I thought she looked so sweet so I ran and grabbed my camera. *Disclaimer: I hadn't combed her hair yet (but truth be told it looks like this shortly after I do anyway!) and yes, clearly my floors needed cleaning! :)

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October 13, 2011

spied&wanted

I would LOVE this light fixture for my kitchen but I think I would want plain glass shades, not these beveled/bumpy ones.

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October 12, 2011

the surprise of hope

I had no intention of blogging today but I just had to share my heart for a moment. I have a lot on my mind, its a crazy time of year for me (like always) but that aside there are some other little things that occupy my thoughts way too much of the time. And the bottom line is, I need to trust more. Today with one little email I was reminded of how quickly things can change (for the better, this isn't a sad post :). This email didn't guarantee anything or promise anything, but it was a reminder, a reminder of the hope that can come with a snap of the fingers. So, with that email, I have hope, hope that I didn't have moments ago. I guess I'm sharing this incase someone out there reading this needs a little hope, or just the reminder that things can change for the better in an instant. Hang in there, God is good, all the time. xo

October 10, 2011

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a nice weekend! We had the built-ins painted (they are finishing up this morning) so far it looks great! It POURED down rain here, (which was a huge blessing since we're in such a drought) so it was nice having the windows open to air out the house and not melt! The house is currently in total chaos with furniture strewn about and hardware and doors all over the place. When things get a little more put back together, pics to come! For now, head on over here to check out these love birds. Have a great day! xo

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P.S. Due to a scheduling conflict I had to take off 2 of the mini sessions, so now there are only 8 versus 10. If you want one, let me know!!

October 7, 2011

pot roast and a sneak peek

Happy Friday, all!! Well, my new recipe this week was Ina Garten's Company Pot Roast. Adam (essentially) said it was the best meal I've ever made and that he might consider asking me to make that for his birthday every year as opposed to going out for ribs. You could say it was a winner. :) (well, I guess that depends on who you ask, Brennan dipped a few pieces in ketchup and had a disgusted look on her face until I told her she could be all done). Here is a sneak peek at an engagement session I'm working on, more to come! Have a great weekend everyone! xo

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October 5, 2011

I've made a decision...FINALLY

So remember a long time ago when I asked the question about whether or not I should paint some/all of the wood in my living room? A lot of you weighed in and I really appreciated it. I decided to live in the house for a while as is and really think about what I wanted to do. Well, here we are a little over a year later and I've made a decision. For the record, yes, several of you said I should do this so I'm now officially giving you all the credit. I'm going to paint the built-ins white! I'm not painting the beams, the french doors, the floors, the staircase, etc. only the built-ins and I couldn't be happier about it! Its true, the wood on the built-ins is different from the other wood, the quality isn't the same and it does kind of have a cheap-ness look to it (which is hard to see in pictures). I think it will make that room SO.MUCH.LIGHTER. that I will be amazed. The painters are coming on Saturday and I am giddy to see the result! As with everything I do these days, one project leads to another, so, once the built-ins are painted I think the walls are going to be re-painted. Ay yi yi. For those if you who endured my paint fiasco for that room last year, yes, its true, I'm starting over. BUT, this time, I'm just painting them white. The walls will be a different white than the built-ins to add some contrast but I think the room will be so much airier and brighter which I'm really excited about! So, stay tuned for some before/after shots! It will take some time but they will be coming! Fingers crossed that I'm making a good choice! :) Happy Wednesday! xo

October 4, 2011

these love birds....

are being blogged over here today! xo

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October 3, 2011

color or black&white?

I've had several people ask me about how I like the new couch, sorry I forgot to update! I LOVE the new couch!! It really is just what I wanted and its so nice to have more space to sit!! With that said, it seems that everything I "fix" lately it creates about 3 more issues that need to be addressed. So, now that the couch is here, it really cuts off the room so I'm thinking it needs to be moved where the armoire is that houses the tv. Well, that is the only wall in the room for that piece of furniture so now I'm thinking we need to move the armoire to the guest room (which is totally fine) but then where do we put the tv?! Herein lies my issue. Sigh. The other thing is that we attempted to move the old couch to the tippy top for some much needed seating up there but alas, after several attempts and scratching up the walls, the couch won't fit up our narrow stairs that lead to the third floor. BIG SIGH. So, now we have walls that need to be re-painted (well, touched up any way), a couch we need to sell, and a new seating situation we need to figure out for the tippy top. So, yeah, fixed 1 thing and created a couple more things to fix! Ay yi yi. Clearly very insignificant things to ramble about but that's the haps over here!

Here is a sneak peek from an engagement session I'm working on, what say you...color or black and white? I originally thought the color would be the no brainer choice for me but after seeing the black and white I'm not sure. Thoughts?

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