7.03.2015

happy friday!

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okay guys, i had to set aside some of these photos that i took while doing our fabkids shoot to share in a separate post, because oh man i love them so much! roman and asher were exceptionally agreeable to getting their pictures taken this day and it couldn't have made my heart happier. we opened up our mail and the boys were both pleased with their new outfits and then i surprised them with these shoes that i had stashed up in the closet to pull out for such an occasion. photographing my children is my passion and when they give in to their mama and let me take their photos, it fills me up.
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are my little boys twins, or what?!  they both have their own unique looks but make the same facial expressions and have so many similarites. man am i blessed.
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happy friday ya'll and have a great and fun 4th!
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7.01.2015

insta-june; part 1.

well, i'm going to have to spread this one out into 2 posts! we've had a busy month and a fun introduction to summer. i've been back to instagram like crazy now that i have my iphone6 which i'm in love with. i've never even had a smart phone before but i love having a nice camera phone! here are some of my fave iphone / instagram photos from june:
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playing with babies + dragons in the morning light // donuts at 7/11, a summer tradition so far 
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colorado sunsets; literally, they never get old
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we stayed in colorado springs for a week with aaron's family. i got some photos when i came for air from my constant-naptime-hibernation! hiking at the garden of the gods // a cute janky little ice cream place // view of the mountains from colo springs
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more colorado springs pics: another view from the top of pikes peak; can't get enough of these photos! // oh and this big foot sign. oh my gosh i couldn't believe my eyes! we are actually kind of obsessed with bigfoot in my family, sooo yeah, we had to get a picture of this. // cute photos of asher in front of these adorable painted walls at the playground
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two happy mail days for asher and a little sneak peak of two companies that i'll be working with this summer! ;)
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find me on instagram @bygillianclaire and leave me a comment so that i can follow back!
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to be continued ...
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6.30.2015

little style / FabKids.

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We've been working with FabKids on my blog for over a year now and I can't believe how much my little boys are growing! I'm pretty pleased with our FabKids picks this month and they have already received a LOT of wear around our house. Well ok, besides the too-hot-for-summer long sleeved shirt that Asher insisted on, because: sharks, duh. These adorable little color blocked shorts that Asher is wearing actually made an appearance on Roman in my very first FabKids post and they are still one of my faves from their site. The green cargo shorts fit my super-hard-to-fit Roman and they are perfect for a little boy who loves to collect rocks and treasures on summer hikes.
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Be sure to check out FabKids, a fun and unique subscription clothing company for kids! Right now they are offering buy one get one free plus free shipping on your first purchase! I'm pretty in love with these pictures of my boys, I hope you enjoy them as well!
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Roman: pirate shirt + green cargo shorts: c/o FabKidsshoes: Old Navy clearance
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Asher: shark shirt + color block shorts: c/o FabKidsshoes: Old Navy
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*FabKids provides clothing for my children in exchange for my work as a Brand Ambassador. Thanks so much for supporting my blog and providing my family with these opportunities; I truly appreciate it!*

6.29.2015

in the clouds.

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it's almost july and i'm finally trying to get back to blogging! ( knock on wood... ) i wanted to start off by sharing these misty magical mountain photos. we started off the summer by renting a house in colorado springs for a week and staying with a bunch of family. i pretty much slept the entire time, no joke, i napped and slept a LOT. i think that my body was just utterly exhausted from this year in general that once i actually took a break, i basically passed out. it was lovely.
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some of us drove up to pike's peak one day which is where i took these photos. the drive was absolutely terrifying but i'm glad i made it to the top. the clouds were the best part to me. becoming a part of the sky... such an absolutely wonderful freeing feeling.
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happy monday friends, enjoy!
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6.06.2015

just popping in!

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Oh my goodness, May has come and gone and I've basically spent most of it away from my real camera. It's been a nice break but I miss blogging! I also need to take my Mac in to be fixed so maybe after that I'll be able to finally get some of my creativity out and onto my blog! I did pick up my camera the other day for one of the first times this summer and I seriously just couldn't put it down! I took pictures of Asher that morning in his room ( see above ) and then we went to the park and found an amazing field of dandelions ( my DREAM ) and then I took more pictures of Asher is some shirts for a company we are working with this summer.  Now I'm experiencing that high once again of uploading photos to my Lightroom catalog and swooning as they appear...
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Asher's ridiculously adorable tank top was a Crazy8 clearance find for $2.99! And hey, if anyone is interested in becoming an affiliate with the Gymboree brand ( Gymboree, Crazy8 and Janie + Jack ) click here! Crazy8 is one of my fave stores for little boy clothes. Working with their affiliate program is fun because sometimes they offer bonuses for posts and they also keep you in the loop about all their sales.
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I hope you all are having a great start to summer!
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5.11.2015

goodbye to winter.

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well i prepared this post of random photos from this past winter and then it snowed over the weekend, because you know in colorado it snows in may and crazy stuff like that... but hopefully winter has bid us our last farewell by now! just looking at these photos makes me crave sunshine and lemon water and tank tops but these photos have been sitting on my computer for months and i wanted to share them with you all and say an official good ridence goodbye to winter!
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5.08.2015

portraits of roman.

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These pictures of Roman absolutely light up my heart. My seven year old, my "sweetest boy", my "star". I love this boy tremendously. I love when we stay up late to watch Cupcake Wars together. I love when he writes me a million little notes with "xoxo" at the end. That's it for today; I hope these photos bring a smile to your face as well. 
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Happy Friday!
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