Saturday Snapshots

(my favorite shot, it’s SO her)

A few summers ago I started a Saturday Snapshots series here on the blog.  I got away from it and decided that I should start it back up.

Basically Saturday Snapshots is a blog series that I started in order to 1)Get out my GOOD camera and take photos of PEOPLE (not just my projects).  2)A chance to share a bit more about me with everyone here.

This week’s Saturday Snapshots revolve around my oldest daughter.  These are some amazing shots from her senior portrait session last fall.  She’s grown into such a beautiful girl (soon to be adult).

She’s stubborn—- oh my is she stubborn…. It’s a trait I don’t like when she’s fighting with me, but a good trait to have since it makes her very determined.

This determined trait paid off when she found out that she got into her first choice of college last week (BYU).  She worked HARD for it.  Took the ACT more than a few times, is the co-editor of her yearbook, played sports for 5 years and went to numerous tutoring sessions.  She was not one of those kids that ACT taking took naturally too.  But she worked hard and studied and brought her score up to where it needed to be.  I’m so proud of her. Little does she realize the hard work is about to really start :)

In other news… I won the Laundry room war (more on that to come) even though I lost the TV above the fireplace war. 

Last but not least, I’m going to share with you each week a few links that are on my mind. Some are shopping some are links to other blogs (some may be affiliate links, full disclosure on my about page)-  just food for thought.

I think I found the perfect swim suit cover up.  I’ll buy it then let you know.

I’m anxious to see how the Virtual Quilting Bee turns out at Diary of a Quilter

My Retro Travel Bag classes are  full at the Fabric Fest Riley Blake retreat, there is still room to go though and lots of amazing teachers.

I’m all stocked up on Project Life Olive Edition goodies- love it when my two loves of fabric and paper come together (ala Heather Bailey).  I just finished 2012 and am ready to start on 2013 (just a little late).

Silhouette Machines are on sale through March 8th. Use code POLKADOT to get a discount.

Speaking of polka dots, Project Polka Dot officially kicks off Monday with an amazing guest blogger!

Happy Weekend.

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    Beautiful portraits of your daughter!! I love the dress and backgrounds in the pics too! Congrats to her and all her hard work and achievements and getting into her 1st pick of college!! I have a son who graduates from high school this year and have been visiting/applying to colleges also. Happy Weekend to you!

  2. Charlsey says

    Your daughter is beautiful and her achievements are certainly something to be proud of. Congrats to both of you.

    I, too, lost the battle of the tv over the mantel. It was me against my husband, tv salesman, and his hi-tech guru. At least you get to decorate your mantel. Mine sits plain so as not to distract. I am ready to re-negotiate or go back into battle! Love your blog


  3. says

    I look forward to seeing your “nice camera” photos! I was just lamenting the fact that I rarely take pictures of kids with my nice camera. It’s almost always with my phone/instagram. How did I start that habit!? I seem to use my nice camera when I’m photographing projects too. I’m determined to change that too!

    And that cover-up DOES look like a great one!

    • says

      It’s so funny, I’ve been walking around all weekend thinking- “Well what am I supposed to take a picture of?”… I’ve REALLY gotten into a bad habit of not photographing my family… hopefully this will help!
      fingers crossed on the cover up :)

  4. says

    Your daughter looks beautiful. Congrats on her getting her way into the university she likes. Will she be moving very far from home? I suppose it must be really hard to admit they are adults and let them go. Good luck for her!

    • says

      Yes, that’s the only downside is she will be 1500 miles from home. But the upside is my parents and siblings live out there so she will get a chance to get to know that side of the family better while she is in College.
      I’m so not ready to think of her as an adult! I think it’s going to be a hard Fall for me :(

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