Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Boutique: Business Highlight {Long Changed}

Welcome back! This week I'm highlighting a new business that is a husband and wife team, who have created some fun and pretty awesome products. Meet,

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Stefani. I am a wife and mom. My two baby girls are my life. I am currently a stay at home mommy and trying out a new handmade business. I love spending time with friends and family, including my Young Married’s group at Calvary Chapel East Anaheim. Our family likes to play soccer, dance, sing, play board games, and just be silly. 

Tell me about Long Changed.
My husband, Jake and I, are joining forces to create fun vinyl products for the family. Our first big sellers are our vinyl nail decals. They are unique because they last a long time without chipping, come in a variety of colors and designs that can be mixed and matched, and can come on white vinyl for a quick manicure, or on clear vinyl to see your nail polish underneath and make your own. We are currently working on some fun items for home decor and baby, along with any other custom vinyl needs, like bumper stickers. 

How did you come up with the idea to start Long Changed?
Jake works with a vinyl machine and intricate computer program at his day job. He loves coming up with new patterns and designs and to make things for our family and friends. After seeing vinyl nail stickers that were way out of my budget, I tasked Jake with finding a way to make cute, trendy, and affordable full nail stickers. Boy, did he rise to the occasion!
Jake is so talented. He loves to make the stickers (and see the excited look on my face) as much as I love wearing them! He started making them months ago, however I couldn't ignore all of the attention they were getting. Everyone would ask where they could buy them, so we made sure to set up a website. 

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
We get our inspiration from friend’s requests, and of course Pinterest!

Which are your favorites?
My current favorite products are the nude chevron vinyls on clear. They are on trend, look fun but still nice, and have been our fastest sellers since being listed. 

What are your goals for Long Changed?
Our goal with this business is to provide additional income to our family while having fun together.

Where do we look to find your products?

You can find us:

You can meet Stefani at the Fall Boutique on October 27th!  

Here's a sample of the nail vinyls that Long Changed offers and at such a great price! These will make great stocking stuffers for ever lady in my family. ;)  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2 Months~Syowai Mae {Alaina Nunez-Child Photographer}

I had the pleasure of photography a beautiful little one named Syowai Mae. Her mama and I are friends so I had been waiting to meet her since I found out Julie (Syowai's mama) was pregnant. When Julie found out her baby #3 was going to be a girl I knew that I would be having a boy (I didn't find out until birth day what my little one was) and I was right! ;) haha Julie's three girls are each a couple months younger than my three boys. Fun little fact for ya!
Thanks Kimani family for letting me capture some memories of your family with my camera, and for letting me hold your little Mae. :)

 Little doll baby
I really love this picture. The little model had to take a nursing break so I asked Julie if I could take some pictures. So glad she said yes. :)
Biggest big sister waiting for daddy and sister.
 Sweet Sisters!
 Kisses for baby sister

 Daddy's love for his daughters is like no other.
I like this one. Not planned, just catching what I saw. :)
 heehee happy girl was all talkative 
 Such sweetness

Boutique: Business Highlight {Jubilee's Jewels}

Over the next few weeks leading up to the Fall Boutique I will be highlighting the vendors that you will get to meet on October 27th.
The first one I would like to introduce you to is, Stacy from

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
"I am an incredibly blessed wife and mama to 7 ( soon 8) miracle children. We have had the amazing privilege of adopting 6 of our children and you will see the passion of adoption and orphan care in many pieces I make. I am madly in-love with my Savior, Jesus Christ...without Him, I would be nothing." 

"To learn more about our family, you can check out our family blog at"

How did you come up with the idea to start Jubilee's Jewels?
"I have been hand crafting jewlery for 20 years and absolutely enjoy making custom pieces. Our heart and vision for Jubilee's Jewels is to first finish raising the funds needed to pay for our surprise baby girl's adoption fees (our sweet Jubilee) and our newest surprise baby due in Nov. We are pleased to offer custom fundraising pieces to help adoptive parents, missionaries, and ministries we are passionate about."

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
"My greatest joy is to create jewelry pieces that have a story behind them. I absolutely LOVE knowing all about who I'm creating the piece for and why."

Where do we look to find your products?

"You can view my pieces at The possibilities are endless."

There are so many jewelry pieces to choose from and all such good causes. I really like how you can see which family benefits from your purchase of Jubilee's Jewels. 

Here's a small sample of Stacy's great jewelry that you can tell she puts much love into making.



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obadiah is 1! {Alaina Nunez-Child Photographer}

Do you remember this face?

Little Obadiah, my nephew, was only 9 days old! He wasn't a tiny little guy being 9 pounds 11 ounces at birth, but he seemed so tiny at the time. Such a precious little person!

Here's when he was 6 months.
 I'm flying!
Hello? Is this George?

So now he is a 1 year old! Where did that year go!?! Seriously went by way fast! (I use a lot of exclamation marks! ;0))

For his 1 year shoot we started at their house and then went to the park down the street. We ran out of light pretty quickly but it was fun!
Here are some pictures.

Waiting for Mommy to put his shoes on.

Nancy was sitting in to see if we liked the spot, I think it's a nice one of her.

I like this one, the boys.

 Everyone fly!


 He's got a good face. ;)

Updated family photos

 What a big boy!

Doesn't this one make you say "awwww" Love it!

 It was pretty dark when I got this one, the park lights had come on.

Good by 12 months, Hello 13 months! ;)