Carefully Curated

Within the upcoming week I’ll be mailing out our Christmas cards. (Yes. I know, seems a little late. –To my standards especially.) BUT!! There’s a lot of timing to this years holiday card. In our card display’s our 2016 photoshoot in which we took early November. As my family photoshoots are usually held in the spring time early on in the year, this year ended up scheduled once we were fully “fully,” situated in Sacramento.

Our lifestyle photoshoot turned out to be amazing. Our photographer Jillian Gorman, local in Sacramento, captured my family in a way that made me so happy, she did beyond what I was expecting. With a twist of urban art, Sacramento landmarks, and a soft touch with her real film camera (not digital!) She did SUCH AN AMAZING JOB!!!

Check out Jillian’s work HERE on her blog, and follow her on IG!!

Jillian Gorman Photography

Follow Jillian on IG and Facebook!!

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Jillian also did a blog post about our photoshoot, which you can read on her blog HERE.

 I cannot thank Jillian enough for the wonderful work she has done. I just love how she’s a creative entrepreneur enjoying what she does for a living. Please do me a favor and follow her on her social media platforms. On IG she share’s the cutest stories of her young girls, exploring Sacramento!

Back To Thrifting

Being an avid thrift store shopper, I have to put limits on my purchases. Although, I love checking thrift stores or any secondhand shop before some purchases, thrifting can become addicting. With a month into the new year, of I finally got the wonderful chance to thrift shop. I had some pocket of time to kill and browse a thrift shop near my parents house, and saw that they were having a 20% off home good items. Perfect, it was my kind’ve day!

I came across a plate that I’ve seen many times at popular novelty shops and knew I must get my hands on it. It was this Fred & Friends Food Face plate that was priced at a $1. This unique ceramic plate will let your child play with his food and exercise his creativity at the same time! From mashed potatoes and peas, the possibilities are endless! Fred & Friends Food Face plate is a mid-sized, high quality, and food-safe ceramic. Such a fun, and distinctive table piece.

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The plate was in perfect condition, except for the small paint chip on the face plate of the characters nose. But for a discounted price of $0.75 I, and my children wouldn’t mind at all!!

You can take a look at other fun and unique Fred & Friends here.Fred & Friends

Fred & Friends: Food Face Plate

Original Retail Price: $13

Thrifted for: $0.75


I hope I could find more great novelty items at thrift stores! I’ll keep a look out!

Happy Thrifting!


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