Friday, March 28, 2014

Katniss. Minecraft. And Perler Beads. | Life Today

Intentionally.... that is what I have really been striving for lately.  Intentionally spending one on one time with the kids.  (with 4, that can easily become a challenge!)  Intentionally spending time getting heart to heart with them to strengthen their walk with Jesus. (this includes my 14 year old and I getting up every Friday morning at 5am to go to Caribou Coffee and have a quiet Bible study and discipleship time together.  IT IS AMAZING and SUCH a blessing!) Intentionally finding activities that spark creativity in each of my kids.  I have VERY different kiddos, so finding them an activity that will entertain them ALL for hours????  THAT is priceless!!!  (okay, so little mister Dylan doesn't get to participate in this activity, but I am STILL calling this a win!)
PERLER BEADS....seriously, who knew these tiny little beads (that I find ALL over my kitchen floor) would be so popular in our house!
We have managed to make Steve, Creepers, Chickens and Axes from Minecraft.  My 14 year old has slaved away for hours creating Katniss, Effie (seriously my favorite...and I didn't even get a pic yet, BAD MOM!), Cyna, and Peeta.  And I helped little miss Payton make Ariel (TWICE...because her best friend had to have one, too!!!!)  

Here are the links to the patterns we found on pinterest!  ENJOY!!!
Minecraft Perler Bead Patterns
Ariel Perler Bead Pattern
Hunger Games Perler Bead Pattern

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SPRING BREAK SPECIAL | Des Moines Area Photography

Hey guys!  Do NOT miss out on this awesome Spring Break Special! 
A 30 minute mini-session for $99!!!  Mini-sessions are a great way to update your kiddos pics, get some new pics of you and your spouse, or just get some photos for fun!
Call us today at 515-974-9202 or email us at to schedule your appointment!  You can make your appointments for anytime in April, May or June of 2014!!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hot News, Stay Tuned | Des Moines Photography and Design

Spring is finally on its merry way!  Are you as complete sick of the snow and cold as I am?  This warmer spring weather is a MUCH needed reprieve!!!

So our poor little neglected blog here is being neglected on purpose!  We are getting ready to launch some BRAND NEW stuff and have been working super hard behind the scenes!  I am SO excited to share all the new stuff, looks and awesomeness with you guys!  BUTTTTTTTT you have to be patient!  It won't be ready for a few more weeks!  We will make all of our announcements on this blog, on facebook,  and twitter!  So be sure you are following us!

Here are some of the fun things we have been hard at work on in the mean time!!!

My littlest turned TWO this week and so we had a quick mini session to commemorate the day!

We have had some great photo sessions:

And we have been doing LOTS of graphic design work:

Stay tuned for all our upcoming announcements and fun!!!!!