Mission Hill Creamery- Santa Cruz California

Y’all I love ice cream. I love it so much. So does my husband. Anytime we travel we try to find rad, original ice cream joints. Diet, shmiet we LOVE to  indulged when we can!  Every time were in California we always hit up Santa Cruz (being an Okie-Floridian I love the beach). This last trip we found this super awesome new spot called Mission Hill Creamery and 👉🏼HOLY COW👈🏼 It was SO GOOD. The textures, the flavors, everything was so amazing, even the employees were super sweet! I ended up getting a super free dark chocolate with toasted marshmallow on top 🤤 even now thinking of it my mouth is watering.  The atmosphere and the location was superb as well, lots of bright light and big windows, and right across from the downtown shopping. My niece, as you can see loved it, so kid approved! Poor Madi couldn’t hang, she had already shopped till she dropped! 


If youre in the area, I highly recommend stopping by!  

Emma Neveah Crochet

So my gal pal makes some amazing crochet pieces. Earlier this year we planned a full styled shoot geared around 70’s style vibes, including a VW bus. I’ll have to share those images later on. This shoot was a simple product shoot focus on this to-die-for kimono she hand made. It is softer than you can even image, and the quality is like nothing else. Oh and the total babe in the photos, is the gal that handmakes everything in her shop! Each of my product shoots get a sweet little shoot like this, pretty deal rad right?

You can get yours here: https://etsy.me/2TPANcy

Madi Meets Mickey and Minnie Mouse


So if you know my child you know she loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse (like we hot dog dance and watch them religiously in the mornings, daily). Seth got to go fishing in Alaska with his dad so I thought, why don’t we (my sister in law and mother in law) load up the girls and take a little trip to Disneyland while we’re in California! So we did! Three adults, and three kids (two of which were barely one). At first I started thinking we might be crazy, but we had SUCH a great time!

Madi got to hang out with her cousins and meet her favorite characters, Mickey and Minnie! She met a few others too, buuuut she had the typical reaction you’d think a one year old would have meeting giants characters you thought only existed on tv.  She cried, and screamed… and pulled away from them. We did progress up to high fives though! Heck no to hugs.

We went in July. Yes, it was roasting hot but after checking out a few blogs we figured out ways to keep cool and where to get FREE waters! That was a life saver.


We made friends with a few cast members, FiFi the photographer and Officer Blue. FiFi helped me with the epic Madi and the balloon shots. Which I will forever be grateful for because those might be my all time favorite photos of Madi, EVER. Officer Blue called Goofy over so our girls had a surprise one on one character experience. That was pretty awesome and sweet! I have to say y’all, the cast members are top notch and deserve so much credit! All in all our Disneyland adventure was fast paced, crazy and chaotic yet flew by, but so worth it! I am so glad we have these photo to share with Madi as she grows up.

Check out the awesome autograph books from the photos here: