After spending way too much time scouring the internet for exactly what I was looking for, with no luck, I decided that I would document and share my entire DIY process and the final results on how to rust & paint a bucket to use as a newborn prop. During my initial research I found several “faux painting” techniques, “how to age metal” tutorials, and “how to remove rust for painting”, but nothing that included starting with a brand new shiny bucket and aging it to look like something found in an antique shop. So here we are…a little bit of time & elbow grease + about $65 total = 3 perfectly aged buckets.
First birthday cake smashing is the newest trend sweeping the nation. Increasingly more popular over the last 2-3 years, moms everywhere are celebrating their little ones turning the big O-N-E by letting them dig in to a pint-sized cake and documenting the adorable messiness that ensues! The messier they get, the better. Cake smash sessions can be a bit unpredictable, but are always so much fun. Read on to find out more about what to expect, a few tips for cake smashing success, and our favorite local cake vendors.
This tree swing was a DIY labor of love and I am completely IN LOVE how it turned out! I’ve longed for a tree swing for years and finally figured out a way to make it happen – I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. These sessions are a great option for any age….toddlers, school age, sisters…even pregnant bellies! Babies are welcome with their mamas.
I apologize in advance for what must be my longest blog post ever. ;) Growing up in Minnesota and having all of my family still there means we spend a lot of time back and forth throughout the year – mostly in the summer months. Last summer I made a few fun trips for Minnesota summer mini sessions. The location was a farm place just outside of my small hometown. IT WAS PERFECT! That barn.