Maya turns 5!! And she chooses black balloons… :)


I’m not sure why this age feels so much different, but…you. You are becoming such an amazing little PERSON!
You crack me up like no other. I’m in awe of your wit, and you are truly happiest when you are making others laugh.
You seek out and experience joy in a way that I envy. It’s so infectious! You brighten everyone’s day that you are around. Luckily, for me, I get to be around you a lot. ❤️
You ABSOLUTELY have your own opinions, and cannot be swayed.
Black balloons? Even after both me and the lady blowing them up tried to sway you away towards another color. Honestly…I love them!
You are a total rule follower. It’s a blessing and a curse. Curse, mainly when you call me out on breaking the rules…
You used to be sooooo cautious, but are now suddenly opening up to trying to do things that I can’t believe you want to try. And you do them!! SO PROUD!
Most of all…you are one of the sweetest, kindest, loving people I know, and I am so lucky to be your mama.
Love you It’s so funny.  At the balloon counter, both the woman who was helping us and I double and triple checked that she really wanted black balloons.  She was insistent, and I honestly love how they turned out!blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-happy-hannas-tutu-dress-smoky-cowboy-boots-2 Oh, and I also had a different outfit picked out for her, but she was adamant about this dress and boots.   And I have to admit…that pop of pink?  

LOVE IT!blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-happy-hannas-tutu-dress-smoky-cowboy-boots-3 kept my outfit pretty simple.  A) because, honestly, I wasn’t even sure we were really going to attempt this shoot until about 45 minutes before we did it-ha! B) it was her day! C) you can’t go wrong with black, denim, and a leather jacket!blog-doma-leather-jacket-cynthia-vincent-peplum-top-dl1961-toni-el-naturalista-booties-1 Where’s Maya?? 🙂blog-doma-leather-jacket-cynthia-vincent-peplum-top-dl1961-toni-el-naturalista-booties-6 blog-doma-leather-jacket-cynthia-vincent-peplum-top-dl1961-toni-el-naturalista-booties-7 blog-doma-leather-jacket-cynthia-vincent-peplum-top-dl1961-toni-el-naturalista-booties-8 blog-doma-leather-jacket-cynthia-vincent-peplum-top-dl1961-toni-el-naturalista-booties-9I could eat her up…blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-happy-hannas-tutu-dress-smoky-cowboy-boots-10 blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-happy-hannas-tutu-dress-smoky-cowboy-boots-11 blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-happy-hannas-tutu-dress-smoky-cowboy-boots-12blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-happy-hannas-tutu-dress-smoky-cowboy-boots-12 blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-happy-hannas-tutu-dress-smoky-cowboy-boots-13

In the green of the grass…
In the smell of the sea…
in the clouds floating by…
at the top of a tree…
in the sound crickets make at the end of the day…

“You are loved. You are loved. You are loved,” they all say.

(Nancy Tillman)

Happy 5th birthday sweet girl!


On me…

Leather Jacket- Doma” (old similar here)
Top- 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent (eBay)
Jeans- DL1961 Toni “midrise” (eBay, similar here)
Boots- El Naturalista Duna N528 (thrifted for $7!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Cowboy Boots- Smoky Mountain “Denver Boots” (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I still have this dream of capturing the perfect jumping shot!  This is not it… hahaha.
Both our faces crack me up!!
blog-outtake-1 Runaway balloons!!blog-outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))


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