Monday, October 31, 2011

"Mini, Tiny, and Tween"

Hi Lovely Readers!! Well this weekend has been a really gloomy one when it comes to the weather here in South Florida but I still managed to get a couple photo shoots done. The rain decided it would let up while shooting and then continue after my photo shoots so first and foremost I would like to say, "Thank you" to the clouds above :)

Moving along.....

One of my shoots was for the lovely Miss Runway Mini, Tiny and Tween Winners. I absolutely LOVE these girls. They definitely make my job easy because when they see that camera they already know what to do! Here is a preview from the shoot of the three beauty queens. Make sure to "LIKE" their fan page on Facebook below their photo!

            Miss Runway Tween 2011 Vicky Torray                                          

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Friday, October 28, 2011

"The Disappearing Act of Fat": My Weight Loss Results So Far

So I decided to take a photo of my weight loss to show you guys how much I have lost over time. The main focus where I wanted to lose weight was my face, arms and tummy area ...and of course everywhere else but the areas I mentioned blew up after I had kids so I was determined to get rid of  Here are my Before and After Pics.....




AFTER | OCTOBER 28, 2011

AFTER | OCTOBER 24, 2011

AFTER | OCTOBER 24, 2011

My arms are definitely more baby fat in my face is pratically gone...and my tummy is melting away ...only thing I have to do now and I am working on is toning it up!! And that is challenge!! Ugh!


Thanks Blogilates!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"I See It In the Eyes"

This photo is of my oldest son JR and I which was taken yesterday. He got my trait of loving to take photos so we took photos together yesterday just Anywho, I was looking at the photo to determine if he looks like me...even a little bit...because everyone says he is a mini twin of his father. I can definitely say he looks and especially ACTS just like my hubby but in this picture I at least see a little resemblance in the eyes..oh and definitely the chin! What do you guys think?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

12-Day Challenge


This morning I was browsing Tumblr and I came across a fellow blogger who is into fitness and they have a 12-Day Challenge which they have posted on their blog. I decided to look at the workouts before deciding if I wanted to start it or not and even though that first Cardio workout video is a bit corny it seemed like it would be a good workout. So I have officially started this 12-Day Challenge and I just finished the first day. WHEW!!!! Talk about breaking a sweat. The Cardio, seeing as though you have to do it 4x, gives you a GREAT workout!!! And well, the UH-OH Obliques workout....lets just say my sides are hurting right now...and the butt workout is ridiculous..I definitely think this challenge will bring some good results. The workouts that I have been doing prior to this has been Beachbody P90x and Insanity...which was around the beginning of the year. I will post the links at the end of this blog if anyone would like to join in the challenge (Blogilates) or would like to start the workouts that are located on Oprah's website. I can't believe I have accomplished dropping 24 lbs.. I now have 10 lbs to go to be at my ideal weight that I want to be at which is 120 (which is about 4 lbs above what I used to be before having kiddos). So I am hoping this 12-Day Challenge will help me get to that goal.

Here are the links:
12-Day Challenge via Tumblr
10 Best Workouts for Women via
The Swimsuit Ready Workout via


I just wanted to share an app that both my boys, ages 3 and 4, use while they are using the IPAD. And if you are an owner of either an IPAD or IPHONE (which I think you can also use this app on) I strongly advise you to use it for your toddlers to help their development in learning. There are two that I really like. The first one is Starfall Alphabet. You can also see the website online at STARFALL WEBSITE. The Starfall Alphabet app goes through each letter teaching the child the sound, ways to use it in a word, has matching games and puzzles and a number of different things. Since JR has been in Pre-K he has learned so much, especially with using this tool. He is able to match all Upper Case letters and lower case letters together, he is doing good with the sounds of the letters and so much more. And AJ my three year old is able to match the letters as well and is learning alot through this app. The second app is Alphabet Tracing. This allows the child to trace the letters and numbers using their fingers on the IPAD which helps in their writing skills and coordination. It also helps in counting their numbers as well. Once they finish the work on the IPAD I also have both of them trace their names, letters and numbers on paper. JR is doing very well tracing his letters and also writing them without tracing...Of course, some letters better than others, but that goes with learning. His writing is getting very good. I am still working with AJ in tracing his letters on paper. Yesterday he did better but I still have alot of work to do with him and his attention span. There are so many awesome applications that you can download on your IPAD to help your children in their growth. Another great download is their LeapFrog. I have just been able to see more progress with the two that I mentioned. Here are a couple of screen shots of the apps to give you an idea. The Starfall app I think is around $2.99 which you download from ITUNES and the Alphabet Tracing is a free download.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PHOTO SHOOT GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am excited to do our first giveaway for a FREE PHOTO SHOOT! Here are the details and instructions on how to enter. The deadline date to enter is 11/11/11. Everyone should remember that deadline date! J
Winner will receive a FREE TWO HOUR PHOTO SHOOT with KLM PHOTOGRAPHY. This shoot includes 2 looks, MUA, location of your choice, 30 high-quality retouched photos on CD.



2. Go to our BLOG SITE and SUBSCRIBE via EMAIL!

3. Post this link into your FACEBOOK status and let everyone know that you just entered KLM PHOTOGRAPHY’S PHOTO SHOOT GIVEAWAY!

4. Go to our FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE and post that you have COMPLETED all the steps to enter into the giveaway, post your email address (We will contact you with this information if you are the winner) and let us know if you win what type of photo shoot you would choose to have! J


Deadline to enter the giveaway is midnight November 11, 2011.

At this time the winner will be randomly selected through

Please make sure you do all steps as we will be verifying that they are completed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

"Wrap It Up"

This season wrap up with a cute scarf! Scarfs are always super cute accessories to add to your daily outfits whether its casual, business or whatever the case may be. I was extremely casual today and decided to add the scarf (only this morning) since the weather was nice. I definitely think I will be investing in a number of different scarfs this winter because I love how it accentuates my natural hair! Anywho, here are a few photos! Enjoy!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Fashion Fights for Breast Cancer" Event

I never got a chance to blog and post how the event was. I uploaded photos of the event on my Facebook Business Page but never got a chance to tell everyone how awesome it was. I was able to be a part of Fashion Fights for Breast Cancer in raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I am pleased to announce that the event was only shy of $64.00 of the $1000.00 goal. Amazing!

My best friend Sandy and her sister supported me in coming along and volunteering for the event. I can always count on my Sands to be there! Even though they both tend to bully me ALL THE TIME...I am soooo happy they came.

I had a great time taking photos of the event and also meeting so many different people. Even though the weather was absolutely ugly outside so many people still came out and supported! I was able to donate a free photo session to the cause for which a great family won. :) This was their first annual I am extremely excited to see what next year has in store! Here are a few photos of the event! Enjoy!