Baking with Addison, a mini-shoot!


Addy is getting to the age where she can actually pay attention long enough to complete an activity, woohoo!

So we thought it would be a cute idea to have her "bake cookies" during a little mini shoot.  It was inspired by a photo of Maya and I when we were young, taken in the same spot in the same kitchen!

She did all the steps herself!  Rolled out the dough, cut the shapes, decorated the cookies.  She maybe didn't complete any of these tasks...but she went through the motions and enjoyed herself while doing it!

Anyways, they turned out to be cute photos.  I love having a little model to try out my photoshoot ideas!



Blogger Tea Party with Henesy House

Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia

January.

One of the most bland of months in my opinion.  Not the prettiest either, since all the foliage that was once blossoming with color is now long gone.  And if it snows... that's only pretty for a couple days until it turns brown and slushy!

 So this year, I decided to do everything I could to fill the month with fun ways to create content for Instagram and the blog!  I noticed that I struggle a lot with content in the winter as opposed to the countless photo opportunities that I encounter during the other season.  One of those content ideas for January was to participate in Lauren Henesy's (of Henesy House) styled tea party blogger shoot.  Lauren is known in Milwaukee for creating the most lavish styled spreads themed for each season.  When she announced a tea party theme, I knew I needed to join in!  With Brian (of Mattinson Photography) capturing the day, I already knew how amazing the content would be.

The vendors who helped make this tea party fabulous are as follows:
Creative Direction: Henesy House
Photography: Mattinson Photography
Florals: Liz Kiesow

My Outfit:
Earrings - kate spade new york (last year)
Bow braceletkate spade new york
Bow heels: Target (old, similar here)
Floral hairpiece: Liz Kiesow (florist)

Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia
Milwaukee Blogger Tea Party on Midwest Mermaid Olivia

And the day wouldn't have been what it was without the other awesome Milwaukee bloggers at the tea party!

Allison of Improper Peach
Lauren of Lauren Luvs
Karri contributor to MKEMomsBlog, Instagram
Katlynn of Darboy Kate
Jennifer of Itz Me Jennifer Leigh