Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My latest obsession.

Blythe Dolls!

I just started noticing them on blogs this year and last night I decided to do a little research on them and I'm hooked . Apparently a lot of other people are too!

Blythe is a fashion doll, about 28 cm (11 inch) tall, with an oversized head and large eyes that change color with the pull of a string. It was created in 1972 and was initially only sold for one year in the USA by toy company Kenner. In 2000 the photo book This is Blythe was published and in 2001 the Japanese toy company Takara began producing new editions of Blythe dolls. There is a network of hobbyists who customize the doll for resale and create clothing and shoes for Blythe. Enthusiasts share photographs of their work and their dolls on the Internet.

People go nuts over these cuties! People go to conventions to show off how they've customized their Blythes and you can buy wigs, clothes, eye colors, props, and air brush their tiny little faces.

Poor Tim is probably already tired of hearing about them!

The problem is they aren't very easy to find. You have to find them on Ebay or buy them from Japanese websites and they run about $200.

Sigh...One day...

Check out all the different types and customizations:

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Adam!

Today is Christmas Adam.
The Day before Christmas Eve.
Get it?
It's a Lopez thing :)

Just wanted to share our Christmas card picture from this year along with some of the unused

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

When The Boy's Away...

Today is the first day in about 2 weeks that Tim has been able to go into the office.
I don't know what to do with myself when he's not here!
I even went up to his office to see if he wanted lunch!
I'm crazy.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My First Wedding Shoot

Back in November Heathers brother and his fiance asked if I would be willing to photograph their wedding. I jumped on the chance to try something new and I've already had so many more people ask me to do their pictures!

Before I share some of my favorites, I have to let you all know that I could not have done this without
my amazing husband! A wedding is hard work! He has been so great helping me with EVERY part
of this process. Thanks Cuddlebug!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Card Photo shoot

This weekend I got to shoot Heather and Gibson's Christmas card pictures

Leah's 25th Birthday Party

All week I was busy planning Leah's birthday party. I wanted to make it special for her so I had to come up with an amazing theme.

I ended up with : "Leah's favorite things"...simple but to the point.

Let me tell you a little bit about my sister-in-law. She loves:

-Hot air balloons
-Star wars (Especially Han Solo)
-Attractive men like Jason Schwartzman
Her friends.

I made it my mission to have all of these!

3-d hot air balloons

Hot Air Ballon centerpiece with her favorite things

A teal cake (one of her favorite colors) with mini bunting that may or may not have caught fire.
(Shout out to Kathleen who ran the flaming decor to the sink)

Leah has a dinosaur figurine "Stephan" that she carries in her purse.
She takes pictures of him wherever she goes.
I got Stephan a friend to hold the balloons down.

Food...lots of food

We ended the night by playing Apples to Apples which is my new favorite game!!!
A wonderful night to celebrate a wonderful person!

Thank you to everyone who came over :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas...

What is it about Christmas trees and lights that make your house feel more homey??

We decided to start a tradition of buying an ornament each Christmas that represents something that happened that year.

Wrapping paper in picture frames...soooo easy!