Saturday, June 16, 2018

Goat Isle Soap Branding and Photography

I partnered with Carpenter's Family Farm, located in Brockport, NY, to develop a logo, packaging, marketing materials and product photography for their extensive line of Goat Isle Soap and raw goat's milk products. This has been such a fun brand to work with! I've had the opportunity to visit the farm and see the animals that they care for, as well as use many of their amazing soaps. There are over 30 varieties! And so many beautiful scents and combinations. Visit their website to learn more. They will be at many festivals and shows this year, for those who are local.

This is one of the posters designed for a craft show event. I really enjoy being able to support a brand through multiple marketing platforms. Especially having the opportunity to style and photograph their soaps and products for the website and social media. I love this part! Here are some of the images.

I was able to incorporate the logo onto a few of the images and create headers and larger scale social media graphics. 

Follow Goat Isle Soap on Instagram if you'd like to know about upcoming events, how to order, and see their adorable goats and farm animals. Look for Carpenter's Family Farm on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Weston Month Six

I honestly can't believe this little bundle of joy is half a year old! Weston brings so much happiness and light into our lives. He really is a happy, easy baby most of the time. I just love his smile and the way his face lights up when he sees one of us. He LOVES Marshall and watching our cats. 

Just look at these two! 

He rolls around and around on his belly and his back. I can tell this guy just wants to move! Which should be no surprise, because he was so active when he was in my belly. He already gets frustrated when he can't get to where he wants and he's constantly reaching and grabbing anything in sight! 

He just wants to be with us and watch what's going on, at all times. Did I mention that he's heavy? My back is having a hard time carrying him around all day! I don't want to rush one minute of his growth, but I think he will be happy when he can sit up on his own. He doesn't like being on his back for too long. 

His favorite toys are Sophie the giraffe and this red thing. He drools a lot and those two bottom teeth are sharp! 

We took Weston to the zoo, our beach, and some local parks for the first time. 

Celebrating my first Mother's Day as a mom of two was such a special day. We went for a walk at one of our favorite spots, ordered take-out all weekend and had some of my favorite treats! Andrew even made me crepes for breakfast! These boys of mine are the best. 

Weston is so expressive and makes the cutest faces! 

We just love him with all our hearts!  

• Rolling around
• Very strong at grabbing things
• Likes to watch the cats
• Loves "playing" with Marshall 
• Dislikes being alone
• Likes to put his feet in his mouth
• Chews on his first two fingers
• Has thighs for days
• Still has one long patch of hair on top of his head 
• A good sleeper
• Has the best cheeks for kisses 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Weston Month Five

Another month for our sweet little Weston! I'm feeling behind on a lot of things - even keeping up with these monthly posts. But, I'm trying my best to savor every snuggle and I'm smothering this baby with kisses all day long. He is such a smiley, happy boy and his laugh is the BEST. Baby giggles are my favorite sound. 

He has the cutest expressions. He loves studying faces and having conversations. I love looking into those baby blues! I know I'm his mom, so of course I think he's the cutest, but he really is the cutest baby! 

The biggest news is that two bottom teeth have started to make themselves known. So soon! I feel like 5 months is early to be getting teeth. 

Marshall and Weston got to see their cousins and play outside on the most beautiful day, and recreate our yearly cousin photo. This one gets all the heart eyes. 

Brothers forever. 

Even though they drive me absolutely bonkers at times, these two bring us so much joy! I'm just amazed when I stop and look at the two of them together. They are such gifts! Even amidst the teething, the late nights, and back pain from carrying around an 18 pound sack of potatoes, I realize what an honor it is to be their mom.

My little sweetie! The weather is FINALLY nice and we've been taking advantage of getting outside and going for walks as much as possible. Thank you, Jesus! This winter was looooooong. 

We met a new photographer, Annemarie Nina, and she captured these adorable shots that I could. not. resist. I mean, look at that face! Cheeks for days. 

• Rolling a lot
• Getting his first 2 bottom teeth! 
• Grabbing everything he can get his hands on
• Very interested in what people are doing
• Wants to sit up but can't yet
• Dislikes being alone
• Survived two road trips
• Loves his mommy and gives her lots of smiles
• Likes laughing at his brother
• Has slept through the night a few times!  
• Loves Sophie the giraffe
• Loves to be held

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Easter 2018

We celebrated Easter with family in Pennsylvania this year and it was Weston's first time meeting our extended family. He got lots of love and snuggles from everyone! We also got to meet our baby cousins. 2017 was a big year for boys! 4 generations together. It was wonderful seeing our family and we missed the ones who couldn't be there, too.

Marshall had so much fun fishing for the first time with his Dad and Poppi. He caught a fish! And insisted on bringing it home to show us....and then maybe we cooked it and ate it. He got the whole experience from start to finish! 

Poppi has lots of interesting tools and things to learn about in his garage and Marshall was soaking it all up like a sponge.

We dyed eggs, which I admit was probably more fun for me! 

And looked for "treasure" (plastic eggs) in the yard.

We had a lot of fun at Andrew's parents, and even got to see a few family friends. It's always hard to say goodbye.

After we returned home, I realized that I never got a picture of the boys together, wearing their Sunday best. I decided to do a little photo shoot on Wednesday which was also Weston's 17th week! It's infinitely harder to get a 3 year old and a 4 month old to cooperate for a good photo, but here's the cuteness I did capture! 

You guys. These boys are adorable and funny and crazy and sweet and rambunctious and exhausting and so, so cute, all rolled into one. I can't take it sometimes. I absolutely love them. 

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of your precious Son, Jesus, who died in my place and changed my life forever. Resurrection Sunday, changed the course of history, and can change your story, too. Happy Easter!