Antique Auto Museum Wedding – Sam and Jason

Venue: Antique Auto Museum Hershey || DJ: Mixed Up Productions || Caterer: Premiere Caterers || Cake: Camp Hill Bakery || Flowers: Forever Bloom|| Wedding Dress: Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Salon || Groom Suit: Indochino || Bridal Hair: Simply Hair Carlisle

 

Their love story as told by Sam <3

We met at work, Jason got the job because Justin needed his bike put together. (My brother Justin says he is the one who started this) I was in college when he started. Once I graduated, we started talking when I was working in the company full time. Then we went on a date hiking Pole Steeple. Jason proposed where we went on our first date. It was January 18th. We went to dinner and a movie then went on a drive in his S2000. We walked to the lake with snow on the ground. The lake was frozen and you could see all the stars. He asked me why I loved him and then he popped the question. He didn’t get down on his knee so I told him he had to so he did and I said yes!

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June 29, 2015 - 11:39 am

Samantha Marie Schmuck - I love these! Thank you so much for everything you did for us. You two are amazing!

June 29, 2015 - 11:53 am

Sandra Rishell - Beautiful bride and handsome groom. Look so happy. Samantha you have grown into a beautiful kind woman

June 29, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Chelsea Varner - Absolutely love these! You look beautiful Sam!!

June 29, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Cherie Renee Darhower - Absolutely stunning!!! Love all these pictures :) Can’t wait to see the rest… Great job Keidi and Tom :)))

June 29, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Jason schmuck - You guys were absolutely amazing to work with. Made our day very stress free and captured the most amazing photos to look back on forever!!

I will recommend you two to everyone I come across that is in need of photographers!!

June 30, 2015 - 1:17 am

Denise Watkins Filson - Beautiful pictures! Thanks Tom & Keidi for being so easy to work with on Sam & Jason’s wedding day. You did an awesome job!

June 30, 2015 - 1:25 am

Connor Filson - Awesome pictures! Such a great wedding!

June 30, 2015 - 3:42 am

Doug Dempsey - Idk wat to say. Very nice! Perfect n impressed. Definitely recommend

June 30, 2015 - 11:48 am

Kathryn B. Kerr - Very professional pictures. Just perfect and they have captured your personalities

July 14, 2015 - 9:15 pm

Erin Nailor - These photos are beautiful. What a great day. Congrats guys! (:

On Gratitude

I am such a lover of TED. Especially within the last year I love starting my mornings with an inspirational video or learning about a topic I know nothing about. I am still catching up on the old videos I’ve missed in the last few years. Case in point Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.  video is one of my favorites which centers around gratitude – in its purest form. Here is a snippet:

“This day, right now, has unique weather, maybe a kind that will never exactly in that form come again. That formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same as it is right now. 

Open your eyes.

Look at that. 

Look at the faces of people whom you meet. Each one has an incredible story behind their face, a story that you could never fully fathom, not only their own story, but the story of their ancestors. 

We all go back so far, and in this present moment, on this day, all the people you meet, all that life from generations and from so many places all over the world flows together and meets you here like a life-giving water, if you only open your heart and drink. “

I hope you remember this as you go on about your routine to switch it up once in a while and look up at the sky and the clouds and the lovely beautiful people surrounding you.

with love – k

gratitude tom and keidi

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Truth about Pinterest DIYs

So here is the deal if you are not planning your wedding on pinterest you are missing out right? I love Pinterest. I mean I really love Pinterest. Ask anyone that has to deal with me on a daily basis. Most of my sentences start with “I saw this on Pinterest“.

I found this video and I had to share my thoughts specifically regarding wedding decor DIYs on Pinterest. It is so easy to create a whole board or list of DIYs to include in your wedding – from your favors to a backdrop – but they all come with the price (pardon the cliche).

Before you grab your glue gun here are some things to consider:

1. Most of the time the wedding themed DIY tutorials are put together by professionals or super crafty people. Even if you consider yourself the later take a moment to picture what this means for you as you are also working and planning on the other gazillion things related to your day.

2. Think strategically in which items you MUST have and which items make sense together. It is easier to have a cohesive theme/color scheme to your day than 100 DIYed decor items.

3. Consider the price. Sure you will cut half the cost of doing the favors yourself or begging your whole family to participate but really question the cost savings. How many other special tools and fancy glues will this project require? I’ve found most tutorials will list the items you need for the project assuming you already have the “super crafty lady” toolbox.

4. Above all consider your craftiness level. I know I need to avoid anything that requires drawing or straight lines, or anything that requires me to deal with tiny beads – i just lose my mind. Do not take on 10 hour projects if this is your first craft.

Here is a video of regular people trying Pinterest projects – and of course just look up some Pin Fails if you want to get a better idea :)

And to end on a positive note I made a video of an easy diy artwork idea I found on Pinterest and it turned out fantastic!!

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ello from Brooklyn

Big little announcement: “ello from Brooklyn”. This feisty little girl is part border collie and part boston terrier/pitbull. We have no clue what she will look like when she grows up but we are ready for the surprise :)

Tom has become a super hero dog whisperer and spending lots of time training Brooklyn while I mainly take non stop photos of her and Nismo’s adventures. So much so that they now have their own Instragram because YES, I have become that person but also YES I don’t want to be flooding my friend’s Instagram.

For daily photos, YES DAILY :) you can follow them @nismoandbrooklyn

Border Collie

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Whole30 – Final Update

Why this was worth it:

I have a new relationship with food. I didn’t even know a relationship with food existed or that it was something to even think about. For the first time in my life food is just food, it’s just nourishment and it’s just fuel. It is not the friend I need in lonely nights. Chewing food is not an activity to cure boredom. And “healthier” “low-fat” low crap versions of processed food is still just that – processed.

Home made bone broth to make this delicious chicken soup with onions, carrots and celery flavored with lime juice and cilantro.

whole 30 chicken soup

Cooking does absolutely bring me joy and it is an activity I enjoy but mindless eating is not. I was a big snacker and I thought snacking was the right thing to do but what I didn’t realize at the same time was that I would snack when I was bored, or when I heard someone else chewing or caught a whiff of their meal etc. I associated all of those mental triggers to grab my own snack.

I feel so good! So so so good! Like never in my life more energized. Going through this has also of course without a doubt improved my self esteem because I am confident and accomplishing things while making good use of my time because I have the energy to do things and since giving up snacking I have a lot of free time!

The first week is by far the hardest and even though I vowed to not have any sort of sugar addiction had to suffer the consequences of going sugar free. I used to treat myself to sugared cornflakes with a cup of cold milk without realizing that just that cup of milk in itself has 13 grams of sugar – just the milk not the cereal. How can we all not be sugar addicts? This also proves true when grocery shopping – sugar is in places that would shock you (if the milk part didn’t, check out plain tomato sauce).

We maintained to stay on a budget and cook all of our meals at home except that one trip to Chipotle which was delicious. We got to cook such delicious meals that even Nismo was jealous :)

Cauliflower “risotto” with mushrooms and tomatoes topped with chicken and a side of asparagus.

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Re-introducing certain group of foods back to our diet has been an interesting take on itself. As a quick summary of that it mostly sucked – so it’s back to clean eating for us.

ps. Check out our Week 1 Whole 30 Update ; Week 2 Whole 30 Update and Week 3 Whole30 Update. If you are looking to further investigate I always recommend you visit the Whole30 for lots of info. Also I found the It Starts with Food  to be a fantastic read to get you motivated and describe sciency stuff in a non sciency way :) I continuously updated my Whole 30 Recipes pinterest board if you are looking for meal ideas.

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