Sunday, July 31, 2011


Meet Maddie Rupke! Maddie is the winner of Annie Laurie's (the best antique store in Cape Girardeau, if not the world) Top Model contest. She is a total sweetheart--really down to earth & just effortlessly gorgeous. Here are some photos from our photoshoot the other day.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cairo & Mounds

My new/old birdcage <3

Visited my friend Amber the other day in Cairo, Illinois :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I got a brand new pair of roller skates

I've been wanting a pair of rollerskates for the longest time and I finally found a pair at Salvation Army for 2$, hiding under a million helmets and a bowling ball. They were pretty gross before I cleaned them up, but after cleaning them up & putting on some new laces I think they look quite nice! :D I am the most akward, slow skater ever, unfortunately.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I took some photos of the lovely Madeline for her senior was the first time I've ever taken senior photos for someone & it was really fun! Here are some of my favorites :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

july, july

never felt so strange.

Monday, July 11, 2011

thrift store & yard sale finds!

I've been looking for a brownie camera ever since I heard that my grandma took pictures with one. I'd stumble across one at an antique store or a second hand shop every once in a while, but they were always kind of pricey for me...but one fine day I decided not to get a diet coke & fruit snacks from the vending machine at work & lo & behold, I come across a yard sale (on a friday afternoon at 3:00?!) & the first thing I see is this beauty for the same price as those fruit snacks & diet coke. SUCCESS! & As much as I would love to use it, the guy at West Side Camera pretty much convinced me I'd have an easier time going to Mordoor than to come across 620 film, load it & use it. I think it's do-able, though, I'll keep my eyes open.
Besides the camera, I also got this pink dress & the white belt in the picture above for just 1.5o! & although you can't see it very well, I'm also wearing a pink & blue scarf that I got from a cute old lady's yard sale for .50! yayyy.

Other things recently purchased for real cheap
~a ceramic leaf dish with an adorable squirell on it. It's cuter than it sounds, I should probably take a picture of it. 1$
~mildy high (saddle shoe-like) heels. 1$
~Owl shirt
~purple shirt for clinic in the fall
~seafoam green with blossoms swimming suit!

p.s. this is my first post in a really long time! If anyone is reading this, I hope you find some good finds at soon :)