Let’s Go to The Shoppe

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One of the best parts of S and T’s Soda Shoppe is the music. (I love this song…..so kinda where I got the title of this post from) I grew up driving around in my daddy’s big truck listening to oldies so I just love them so much…and I can probably tell you all the words to any oldies songs. Of course, we had to take some pictures with the beautiful jukebox at S and T’s. And when you are there, you get to listen to the music so totally adds to the authenticity of the Shoppe. One thing I love about these images is how much I love them in color and in black and white. The Soda Shoppe vintage look is so pretty in black and white!

Can we just talk for a minute about how cute this Mama dressed her little ones? We just could not stand the cuteness when they got there. And their hair, amazing! Love every single image of these three! And the fact that she threw their outfits together within a week was equally impressive. (You can see all the new releases from this adorable clothing line here) Can we also talk about the ice cream and milkshakes we had during the shoot? I was so impressed at the kids being so patient and I am still shocked that no one tried to take a bite at all during the mini sessions! This was our last mini session of the morning and Ericka was so amazing at keeping us on schedule.  Sometimes we can kind of relax and not stress about time, but this was one of those days where we didn’t have even an inch of wiggle room and had to stay right on schedule. I can not stress about the time schedule as much sometimes and Ericka will make sure everything is running smoothly. Of course, she is awesome.

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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S and T’s Soda Shoppe

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So I’m probably going to go back and share each and every one of these sessions on the blog because I love them so much! This was a bucket list of mine..one of those sessions Ericka and I have talked about for forever…and we were just so so happy and thankful that we got to make it happen this year. First of all, if you have not been to S and T’s Soda Shoppe in Pittsboro, just go ahead and take your kids. You will lovvvve it. It’s worth the drive if you are in Raleigh, and they also have fun antique stores and a super cute toy store in town. There’s also a woodworking school next to the Soda Shoppe. (Pretty much, I heart Pittsboro) We were able to use a very limited amount of time at the Soda Shoppe and so we only had a limited number of spots. And we soaked up every single second that we were there. Ericka and I were running around like crazy, whirling the kids through a fun time at the Soda Shoppe with ice cream. And some of us stayed for lunch. S and T has been featured in Our State Magazine and is just such a neat spot if you are an antique (or ice cream, ahem!) lover. If you were a fan of the Rathskeller in Chapel Hill, they also serve some famous things from their menu including The Gambler and famous Bowl of Cheese.  They are open from Tuesday to Saturday, and you can read over all of their history here. If you go, make sure you get ice cream for dessert, either  a milkshake or banana split (yum!) Harrison absolutely loved the Soda Shoppe and keeps asking when we are going back!

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Friday Faves

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I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library 

-Jane Austen

Trader Joe’s flowers. They are the bessssst. And with valentines coming up, always a good reason to pick some up, right?

The Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro. How cool is this place? Ericka and I got to see a class in progress while we were there last week, and what an amazing place. I Need to find out if they have classes for kids because I will be signing Owen up! (You know I love all things Old Salem and Williamsburg, so I am all about this. And if you haven’t been to Pittsboro, it is worth the trip!)

Sweet’s Syrup.  A dear friend of mine told me about this, so we are currently taking all the elderberry to hopefully ward off more sickness. The kids love the way it tastes, too!

Renting videos on Lifeway.com. I recently bought a new Bible Study at Lifeway for my quiet time everyday, and I love that you can rent the videos that go with it. So many great videos to watch here.

Giving keys has a mini collection – love these! 

Addis Jemari. This week I photographed their new collection of bags. Not only is this non profit amazing, but the bags are so beautiful! I can’t wait to share all of the images soon!

Katie Daisy Baby Swaddles are coming soon! Katie Daisy is one of my favorite artists (see her new book here!) and I am so excited that she is coming out with baby swaddles soon!

 Stranger Things Valentine Cookies. yesssss!!!

I really still can’t stop listening to Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli. On repeat, all day everyday. My kids are so tired of hearing it, I am sure. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch now. which reminds me I haven’t listened to it yet today, so turning it on now…I’m always walking around the house…”Dentro la nostra musica….”

After finishing When Calls The Heart, there is a Christmas special on you tube. Love how tv is now with the apps you can watch you tube on the tv. I’m so thankful for my husband, I’d still be watching my college tv and vhs. (We just recently got rid of this tv…)

I somehow missed that you can get pineapple upside down cake with your Dole Whip because I am always in the zone and order, “Pineapple pineapple float” as soon as it’s my turn. So next trip I will be ordering this.

This week I finished The Woman in Cabin 10. It was a really good quick read for me, right up there with  Gone Girland  The Girl on the Train. (If you liked both of those books, this is a good read)

Owen and I finished reading aloud In The Belly Of The Earth I will admit, it was a little intense but my sweet seven year old just loved it, and it was a great way to spend time together. I just wanted to get to the ending so badly, I almost cheated and read it while he was at school.

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Joy

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A little glimpse into the sweetness of this newborn session this week. I absolutely love all of the joy that surrounds a new baby. Sometimes grandparents are also at the session which just adds to the joy. (And how wonderful to have the help when you have a new baby!) And this little one, he slept through most of the session, just so content to be snuggled by his Mommy and Daddy. (And his grandma got in on the snuggles, too!) Grandparents are always included in the newborn session. And it is so, so nice, to have your newborn session at home. We don’t usually use a lot of the room so how decorated your house is doesn’t matter. The focus is on you and the love for your new baby, all without having to leave the comfort of your own home. When it’s time to feed your baby, it’s just nice to have all of your stuff and your comfortable spot. And all your blankets and diaper changing supplies, everything is right there. Ericka also helps with picking out wardrobe, and I can help with last minute wardrobe decisions when I arrive. This was one of those sessions that was just so calm and sweet, and a joy to photograph in their home. Our spring is booking up with newborns – contact us soon if you want to get on the calendar!

Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Christmas All Year Long

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Last night I finally watched the When Calls the Heart 2017 Christmas special. (I found it on the you tube app on the tv) So I mean, why not keep celebrating all year long! There’s still so much cuteness to share from our 2017 Holiday minis. (And I had just finished season 4 of When Calls the Heart, so now I just have to wait for season 5, ha!) Everytime I come to the end of a show, whether I liked it or not, it’s sad, because I have to find something else to watch when I edit. Sometimes Michael laughs at me because the show may just be really really boring but I don’t want to go through the effort of finding another one, ha, and I’m invested in the story enough. Like when I watched Lost. The beginning was great, but the more I kept watching and it turned into sci-fi, it was like ahhhhhhh. And Michael’s like WHY! Why are you still watching this?! Because I might as well stick to the end at this point and it’s something to watch while I edit and I don’t have to figure out something else to watch. Because, when I start trying to find a new show, I will watch the first episodes of many before I commit, and I just don’t like to spend the time on that mess. Don’t you just love hearing about my tv habits?

I just love these three – so sweet together and always so much fun to photograph. They’ve been to enough minis to know that they are super quick, they get fun props, and that Ericka and I will act as crazy as possible to make them laugh. Their mama also always picks out the prettiest clothes for them (Just wait until you see their Valentine’s outfits!!! More this week on that!)

Special Thanks to Boyce Farms and Sweetheart Treats | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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