• As a Mommy,  As a Mrs.

    From Engaged to Preggo

    Engagement photo: Erin Scott Photography                                                          Maternity Photo: M Harris Studios   Leading up to our engagement, I had already known Kevin was going to pop the question three months prior. As a traditional gentleman, he secretly drove up to my parent’s home in Connecticut to ask for their blessing.  However, my father accidentally leaked the info to me days later…which of course sent me into a frenzy of thoughts. When will he do it? How do I pretend that I never knew? How do I…

  • As A Creative

    Red Velvet Love

    On Valentine’s Day, I woke up early to surprise my hubby with something special.  We both love red velvet, but 8AM is a little early to eat cupcakes. BUT not for red velvet pancakes!!! The cream cheese glaze is literally the icing on the (pan)cake. Original recipe from CookingClassy.com listed below:   Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze Yield: 16 pancakes Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups milk 2 Tbsp white vinegar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 Tbsp red food coloring 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup salted butter, melted…

  • As a Mommy,  As a Mrs.

    Maternity Shoot

    So one of the things I was looking forward to in my third trimester was capturing this ever-growing bump in some of the last photos of just us two (or four) as a family.  I had stalked Michelle Harris/M Harris Studios on Instagram because I was obssessssssed with her beautiful family shots and loved her style as a photographer. Luckily, she was available and willing to do our maternity and newborn photos. Given that it was the dead of winter, I was really hoping for a snowfall to make it a winter wonderland. However, I had my doubts as the DC rarely gets hit with snow. A week before our…