Kaylie Marie


Vintage Dresses + Spring Blossoms

Dress: Vintage (belonged to my late grandmother Joy)

I can't help but think that a vintage dress and spring blossoms are the perfect combination. It's currently snowing like crazy outside, and while I love any excuse to drink a hot beverage and pull out a cozy sweater, I can't say I'm thrilled about it. It's supposed to be in the 70's this weekend, so hopefully it won't be too long before we get to see the gorgeous signs of spring again. 

I loved working with S A M I, and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She pays close attention to detail, gives great feedback, and the quality of her photos definitely speaks for itself. Plus, hello, she's so easy to get along with! I love it when you just click with people, and this little blog has allowed me to meet so many incredible, talented people! If any of my Salt Lake peeps need a photographer, definitely check her out! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Let's all do the sun dance so we can get our spring weather back!


Couples from the Past Photoshoot

Project Idea/Organizer: T H E  M U M S Y  B L O G
All wardrobe: c/o M A E B E R R Y  V I N T A G E  
Hair & Makeup: P U R E Z A  S P A 

When Michelle from T H E  M U M S Y  B L O G contacted me about this incredible "Couples from the Past" collaboration idea, I was so excited. Each participant chose another couple from history whose relationship they admired and were asked why. Then, thanks to P U R E Z A  S P A and M A E B E R R Y  V I N T A G E, we had the opportunity to dress up like them and re-create images of our couples. C H R I S T I N E captured the vintage feel perfectly, and I am dying over these film photos! So much talent and effort went into this project, and I consider myself very lucky to have had the pleasure of being part of it.  

Preston and I chose James (Jimmy) Stewart and his wife, Gloria H. Mclean for many reasons. Now, if you've been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I'm kind of a huge film nerd. Jimmy Stewart will always be one of my absolute favorite actors. The films he was in like, "Rear Window" and "It's a Wonderful Life" are what sparked my interest in film. 

The Stewarts were very family oriented, kind, respectful people. They are one of the only classic hollywood couples who had several children (two adopted and a set of twins of their own) and remained married their entire lives. Preston and I are both huge fans of humor, and we find it an important aspect of a happy marriage. This is the way Jimmy describes proposing to Gloria, and by simply hearing it, you can't help but fall in love with them: 

"I, I, I pitched the big question to her last night and to my surprise she, she, she said yes!"  

Is that not the sweetest thing? 

Jimmy was also very involved in philanthropic opportunities over the years. His signature charity event, "The Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon Race," held each year since 1982, has raised millions of dollars for the Child and Family Development Center at St. John's Health Center. 

We've always believed in giving of ourselves to others, and service is one of the most important aspects of a successful, happy marriage. The more Preston and I serve each other and forget about our own needs, the happier we are, and the more we want to do for one another. 

Every day, we try to be able to laugh about life, forgive the small things, and serve one another in order to keep our marriage happy and our lives full.  

Head over to T H E  M U M S Y  B L O G to see the other couples involved in this fun project!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Preston finally quit his job in Salt Lake, and we have been loving being with him in Logan! Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Perfect Pet Products with Chewy

Preston and I have always had pets growing up, so we're both huge pet lovers. We knew we wanted our kids to grow up with animals as well, and Ezra has always been around animals since before he was born! He's so comfortable with and curious about all animals, and I love cultivating that curiosity. Our chihuahuas, Berkley and Amherst are his best pals at home. While I'm getting ready in the morning, Ezra is running around the house with them, squealing and laughing. Taking them on a walk is one of his favorite activities, and he can already give them food and water all by himself. To say these two furry babies are spoiled is an understatement! Enter: C H E W Y. Chewy offers high quality food, treats, and toys for your pets. We gave our dogs the Nature's Variety Raw Boost mini treats (check them out H E R E), and they loved them. Ezra is always trying to sneak some of his food to these two, so it's nice knowing that he can reward them with something that's as good for them as it is delicious to them! And how cute are those squeaky toys? If your pets are anything like mine, they'll love chasing after and chewing on these fun, little toys. 

Check out the links below to spoil your pets with quality food, treats, and toys and thanks for stopping by!

Ps. Sorry for all the cleavage in these! Sometimes ya just can't stop it! 


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