WEEKEND REVIEW: Maternity Pix, Family, & Westworld

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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was very busy and filled with fun family time.

When I was pregnant with Adley, for some reason I decided that I didn’t want to do maternity photos.  But I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to take them this time around so my family and I decided to get professional photos done this weekend.

I am so glad that I decided to do these because I felt absolutely BEAUTIFUL and my photographer truly captured me and my personality.  She hasn’t sent me all the final edits yet, but here is a little glimpse into our amazing photo shoot. (More can be found on Instagram as she sends me more)   Shout out to Cris Stroud for hooking me up! For more info about my photographer click here 

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In other news, I am working on a MASSIVE photography project that is really going to change the game in terms of photography in Portland.  I am launching the 1st Annual POP Awards (Professionals of Photography Awards).

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This event will showcase the incredible creative talent that we have here in Portland and honor them with various awards in photography.  In addition to giving away awards,  this event will be working in partnership with Zel Haiti, a mom owned non-profit that supports women and children in need in Haiti.  Click the link to learn more about them.

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For more information about my event and how to nominate a photographer, please click this link.   I can’t wait for this fun event. Of course, this will be unlike other award galas.  It will be done in the Sarah way.  Over the top and out of the box.  This year’s theme is “Millenial Pink.”   Not only will it make a difference in many lives, but it is pushing me to a level in my career that I did not anticipate.  I’m up for the challenge!!!

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Also, I’m super excited because we had some family come into town and they are thinking about moving to PORTLAND!  As someone from Portland, I think it is absolutely CRAZY to move from sunny San Diego.  However, even though Portland is expensive, California is ridiculously overpriced and overcrowded and by moving here they can have a MUCH better quality of life financially, more bang for their buck, and of course be surrounded by US.   If anyone has some tips for moving to Portland and want to share please put them in the comments.  I’m sure they will appreciate it.

Did anyone catch Westworld’s season 2 premiere?  I’m dying to watch it. NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

And if you haven’t gotten on the Westworld bandwagon yet, you need to ASAP.  It is basically like if Jurassic Park were people instead of dinosaurs.  It all sounds good resurrecting dinosaurs and creating a theme park until everything goes wrong.  Same concept here. Literally a twisted theme park of sorts with humanoid robots and the crazy humans who created them in an old western society. It is such an incredible and very thought provoking show.  The show is violent and pretty wild so keep the kids away from the TV when watching this.  Moisturize your mind and get on it!!!! My husband and I are completely OBSESSED.

WHEW!!! Did that all really happen in one weekend? Yes… yes it did.  And I wouldn’t change a single second of it.

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Cheers,

Sarah

 

 

8 Deliciously Fun Rosé Inspired Gift Ideas for your Bestie

Hey girl, HEEEEY! Nothing screams Spring more than an icey cold glass of pink Rosé.  Share your obsession of this pink delight with your friends and become the friend some wish they always had.  Sip sip HOORAY!

Did you know that my photography company Sharp Pix offers sexy boudoir parties?  What is a boudoir party?  It is a fun event where you gather your closest girlfriends, drink wine, take sexy ass pictures, and have a grand ole time. Sound like fun? Of course it does!!!!  Check out these Rosé ideas below and learn more!

 

  1. Rosé Gummies

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What once had a massive wait list of 18K, has now made these sweet mosels of rosé goodness available to everyone! You can choose from small, large, bulk, or tester size.  So depending on how much your bff love’s rosé, you have a few options! Go BIG or you know the rest. Found at Sugarfina.

2. Rosé ALL DAY Boudoir Party

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Sharp Pix is my photography company and I offer all inclusive, sexy, and fun as hell Rosé ALL DAY themed boudoir parties.  What does this mean? Get your bridal party together and come out for a day of sexy photos, rosé wine on tap, treats and crazy bachelorette fun.  You can go as luxurious as you would like! We have all the options available to make your party POP. Make this a night the bride will never forget… or maybe she will forget like I did. Which only means the party was totally LIT.

3. Rosé Beach Towel

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Spring/Summer is just around the corner so your rose loving friend will definitely use this one! Check out Yes Way Rose for all kinds of rosé gift ideas.

4. Rosé Shoes

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I HATE having to put on shoes to go outside to grab the mail or whatever. So these simple slip ons are the perfect solution and testament to your love for rose!  They are found on Amazon. SLAAAAY!

5. Rosé Floor Mat

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Let all your guests know how much you love the pink libation each and every time they come over to visit.  You can find this at the adorable Etsy Store Be There in Five

6. Rosé Wine Tote

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What better gift to give a Rosé lover than a wine tote! Kick it up a knotch and put a couple bottles in there for them to enjoy. Do a sparkling and a regular to keep it sexy. Found on Etsy from The Pepper Mill Shop 

7. Cake Donuts

Love to bake? Make your BFF some homemade Rosé Cake Donuts from scratch! This simple recipe is sure to wow anyone. Make sure to save one for yourself.  Recipe  & photo from SIVAN AYLA

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What You Need // Yields 12 donuts

  • 2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tspns baking powder
  • 1/4 tspn ground nutmeg
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tblspn butter, melted
  • 2 tblspns rosé

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. Spray a donut pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs, rosé, and butter. Beat until just combined. Fill each pan cavity approximately 2/3 full.
  4. Bake 7-9 minutes, or until the tops of the donuts spring back when touched.
  5. Let cool in pan for 4-5 minutes before removing.

8.  Rosé Body Polish

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Nothing makes me feel better than a nice long and luxurious bubble bath. Kick your cleansing game up with this awesome body polish! You will smell delicious. Found at Anthropologie.

 

There you have it! Some awesome and unique Rosé gift ideas for your bffs.  But as I always say, do yourself a favor and TREAT ‘YO SELF! You deserve it.

Cheers,

Sarah