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I wish life was always full of rainbows, butterflies and all the positive vibes! But the reality is that there are going to be times that are really hard. There will be times that test your faith and times that make you question everything. That’s just part of this wonderful ride we call life! I […]

5 Ways We Stay Positive During Tough Times

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This year’s fall mini sessions were a huge success! So many amazing families, a few new faces and some that have been in the Cotton family for years, all wonderful! Because of these incredible families, we are donating $525 from our Houston fall mini sessions for Parkinson’s Research! And to us, that is AWESOME! Houston fall […]

The Heart Behind Our 2018 Fall Minis | Parkinson’s Research

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*** THE WINNER IS ANNOUNCED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST! 😀 *** I’m 30, y’all! 🙈🙌🏻🎉💕🥂Eeekk…and I’m getting all the Joey feels! 🤪 JK…kinda! 🤣 I’m excited to be spending this big birthday with the hubby & my favorite little gal, #ourkinseygirl! Birthday Giveaway! Being in business for 7 years, we’ve learned more […]

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In January, my best friends hosted the sweetest baby shower for us and #ourkinseygirl! They really know me better than anyone! They picked the theme, “The snuggle is real” because they know how much I love to snuggle! How sweet is that!? Having all of my girls together for a snuggly PJ baby shower was a dream […]

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In honor of #nationalbestfriendday today we are sharing our girls-only Marfa road trip! Anytime our girl Meredith from Cake and Confetti is involved, the level of colorful fun jumps to 11! Prickly pear margaritas and rosé were flowing in this whirlwind girls’ adventure. Since I (Alyssa) planned the trip, we stayed in a teepee in […]

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At 7+ months pregnant, it’s no surprise now that we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first baby, due in March. But before Sept 16th, we had no idea if we’d be having a boy or a girl. From the moment we found out we were expecting, Kellan (the hubby) thought it was a […]

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Our Favorite Caldwell Christmas Tradition Most of my family lives in California, a few thousand miles too far away in my opinion! With the holidays, it always makes it harder. Often, they’ll come to Texas for Christmas, which we are so grateful for! But this year we really wanted to go out there. Unfortunately, with Harvey and […]

Our Favorite Christmas Tradition & 25 Week Pregnancy Update

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Somehow I feel like I blinked and all of a sudden it’s almost December! Anyone else with me? I don’t know if it was Harvey or being pregnant, but fall & wedding season flew by. I can’t believe today is Thanksgiving! Grateful Hearts Every year the hustle & bustle of life gets crazier and crazier. […]

Grateful Hearts & What My Pie Crust Taught Me

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{Beautiful calligraphy above by talented @joyfulinkcalligraphy} When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers they will not overwhelm you.  – Isaiah 43:2 The Devastation of Hurricane Harvey Friends, neighbors, Texans, we love you more than words. With heavy hearts, we watched as hurricane Harvey devastated our state. From Corpus […]

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Day 4: Calligraphy Giveaway with A Fine Flourish Yesterday’s winner of the $150 calligraphy giveaway with A Fine Flourish is Taylor Deppisch!! YAY! I’ll email you today, Taylor! (Photo above styled by the wonderful Weddings by Jessee) Day 5: Our Last & Final Giveaway Last but not least, we are giving away a Cotton lifestyle photography session! […]

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Day 3: Mentor Session Giveaway Surprise! So, I know today we are supposed to announce yesterday’s mentor session giveaway but we just couldn’t do it! We received such amazing feedback and we couldn’t imagine just picking one winner!  So, since we don’t really like rules anyway ; ) we’re throwing y’all a curve ball. We […]

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Tuesday’s Floral Giveaway The winner of yesterday’s giveaway with F. Dellit Designs is Jeff Marks!!! Wahoo!  I’ll be emailing you Jeff! On to the next giveaway! 🙂 WEDNESDAY’S GIVEAWAY: TWO 1-ON-1 PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR SESSIONS We love our ever-growing community of photographers here in Houston! One thing we are passionate about is sharing any tips and […]

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