Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winding Down....

This is it. 
2009 is quickly coming to an end in less than 8 hours.
Has this year flown or what!
This year has definately been one of CHANGE.  I usually love change.
As long as it doesn't require ME to change.  Who's with me????
Anyway, I was moving pictures to my EHD and got curious of all the pictures I had taken in the past year.  Its funny that I look back and quite frankly, NOT remember the event.  Oh, my poor 29 year old memory..(wink wink)
I have a good friend of mine who has started a blog that challenges each one of us to make our goal for 2010 in one word.  So, for the last few days, I have racked my brain of what would sum up what I wanted for this new year.  Finally, as I was cleaning my room last night, I came across my Dixie Chicks CD(Love their music and YEA! found my CD!).  The words on the CD said FLY(good album).  As I was delightfully distracted from cleaning and reading the words on the CD case, it struck me...Fly.  I felt so grounded this year, like stuck, that I wanted to breakout in 2010.  I didn't want to use breakout, because I didn't feel caged, just...paralyzed?  Maybe by fear?  Or failure?  So I said the word out loud, "FLY"  as to confirm it with the dust bunnies listening in.  It sounded good.  Really good.  Too good.   But my soul felt it. In every sense of the word, I felt it.   So I knew it was my theme for 2010.  F-L-Y...FLY.   So along with my photography blog, I will fill you in on what I "Fly" into...  Would you like to join?  Go here and take part in the Resolution Solution.                                              
So here's not the slide show I promised, but who wants to see a boring slide show?  We all got party's to head out to!!!  So, heres our family 2009 highlights in a spiffy collage. Some you've seen, some not...
Regardless, Have a wonderful New Year!!!


Friday, December 25, 2009

I got a Hippopotomus for Christmas....

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas 
with the ones they love!
We have had the best Christmas ever and we not done yet!
I'm so excited about sharing what new things Arthouse is doing in 2010!
First, we'll announce the winner of our giveway for a free Family session, and then...
Hmmm, I think I'll keep you waiting, but you're gonna love it.
So go enjoy alittle more sugar cookies, hang out with your crazy families and enjoy Christmas 2009.
Im in the process of working on my Year in review Video!
Can't wait to show you the Highlights of 2009!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

History repeated

CHRISTMAS. Celebrating the announcement that Jesus has come to earth, and looking forward to the day when History repeats itself.


Merry Christmas my friends!

Monday, December 14, 2009

I have cards...

I've been needing Biz cards and so my to do list included getting these done...Here's phase one.  I'm making different variations, but the door stays.  I love the door!
Am I missing anything?  Add..subtract..Just right??
Let me know!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Even though I have had this blog since September, its good to know that I will give it a proper welcoming on Jan.1!  So far what  you see is just a part of the big picture.  I am steadily working on my website, but its more more than I anticipated!
If you are here to join...WELCOME!  I look forward to sharing my ARTHOUSE world with you!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CONTEST starting DEC. 1st.

is holding a contest on Facebook from Dec.1 to Dec. 31st.
Become a fan, and let me know what your favorite Christmas tradition is.

What's the prize you ask? 
A Family session (1hour/1 location, 3 sheets, up to 6 people in family)!!!!!

Check out Arthouse Photography on Facebook.  The details are all laid out for ya!

Blue eye Bargers

Other than my own kids, I haven't done a kids only session.  My friend, Karmon needed some pictures for Christmas, so I offered my services.  All I can say is BLUE. Like BLUE EYES GALORE.
.  My number one rule: We MUST have fun.  We did, Boy was it fun...  Enjoy Abby, Case and Zeke.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Downtown with the Browns

Ok, Ill probably say this about all my families... 
But are these guys not the cutest family ever!!!
I've known Rich(or as call him..Ricardo or Chanandeler Bong if he's wearing his vests) and Lisa for a few years and what a blessing they are to me.
Did you see how adorable their kids are?
Miss Ryley is a natural, and I just want to put Owie(Owen) in my pocket
and carry him with me all the
Thank you Browns.
  Families like you make me love my job even more!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cutesy wootsy

Oh man, Do I LOVE what I'm doing!  I am meeting people near and far that keep showing and teaching me around this whole photography biz and how they roll.  I am constantly thinking of ideas and things to build on the business.  I haven't narrowed it down what I enjoy doing more...Kids, adults, families..who knows!  I'll roll with it and go from there!
So I took the girls and one of their friends out sunday for a mini shoot.  Not only was it good practice for me, but I got some really cute shots.  I've posted them on Facebook, and besides the compliments, Im getting more and more people asking about Casi's Flower band.  IF they only knew!!  I had an old black head band that I bought from Targets $1 bin(package of 6) and went to Dollar Tree and found a back of flower heads they put togehter for $1!  The day of the shoot, during lunch, i tried gluing the flower to the band.  Not working, esp since I was using tacky glue and not hot glue.  So my way smart mom in law, said, do you want a needle and thread?  Umm.. Yea!!!  So in like 2 minutes, i had the middle of the flower out, and glued each layer to each other, then I stitched away.  WHALLA!  I had a flower band!  Its on my youngest daaughters head(my oldest had a black one on that i bought at Dots).  So see, nothing original, no magic, just some last minute stress and a couple of good deals, and you too can have a cutesy wootsy flower band.  I am looking at finding a jewel or something to put in the middle of the flower to give it some bling, but there you have it.  Now go out and fill the world with cute flower bands!