Wednesday, October 28, 2015

links, links, links (all things halloween!)

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So I figured a round up of halloween posts would be perfect!!

First up, all kinds of ways to decorate pumpkins.... glow in the dark, beach scenes, geometric, black and white, paint splatter, etc....

25 things you might not know about Hocus Pocus.

These 80's costumes are amazing!

Even though this isn't technically a halloween post, the inspiration is awesome and the pumpkins in the photo are amazing and extremely creative.

101 cheap costume ideas. 

Have you seen the photoshopped picture of Christina Ricci as Morticia Adams?  Awesome.

 Love this photo. 

And this pretty photo. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

our history

October is one of my favorite months. Ever. 

1- It feels like the real beginning of Fall 
2- It's my pup's birthday month
3- Halloween
4- Speaking of Halloween...I love it all the more now because it's when I met Austin.....

The funny thing is- Halloween isn't actually the first time our paths crossed.

The first time we met was actually several years ago when our mutual friends and the 2 of us went on a ski trip together. Our cabins were pretty far apart from each other, so we didn't see each other very much, however, we did hang out. He barely talked to me though, because I had a boyfriend at the time and according to him was "off limits". I thought he was rude since he barely acknowledged my presence.

But actually, our paths kind of crossed before even that. 

In the 70's both of our moms went to high school together- 492 miles away from where we all now currently live. Without knowing it until Austin and I were dating- it's kind of this amazing, awesome thing. Our families, both from Alabama, both Auburn fans, and both still intertwined by friends and family that know each other (without our having known). 
So Woodlawn, our Moms' high school is where our stories kind of began.

 And Woodlawn is the movie we went to see last week. 
 If you haven't seen it, go see it- it's such a touching and amazing story.

Yea, I know- a tangent. But sometimes it's amazing to see how close we've been this entire time. Some might say cosmic. Some might say fate. But any way you look at it- our relationship is amazing and Austin is the boy I've always prayed for.

nostalgically  yours,

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Montisano family

Typically I would never dream of posting photos that I hadn't gone over and edited and spent tons of time trying to perfect. BUT I still haven't been able to redownload my photo editing program since my computer bit the dust, and I'm frankly sick of waiting to post these photos. This family is one of my favorites both to hang out with and to photograph. So I figured for now.....I'll post them as is. Raw. Unedited.


Come back to see the edited versions later on!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Chloe turns 21!!!

Today my little pup turns 21 (3 in human years)!!!! 
Party on.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Post #101

I completely believe in celebrating even the small things. 
So while 101 posts may not seem like a lot, it's definitely a milestone for this blog- a blog I hoped would stick, but wasn't completely sure. It's gone through some transitions as I've tried to decide what I wanted it to be. 
I created this online space as a home for my photography, in hopes of making photography my second career. While I still wish for that (and maybe one day it will happen) right now I think I'm keeping this blog as more of a lifestyle blog.
 So for those of you that read this little blog of mine, thanks for sticking in with me. 
xoxoxo, kel