April via Cell Phone Pics

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We went to a beautiful wedding, and the cake was too pretty to eat. But we did!

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Left: Left a photoshoot with some new clients who I fell in love with. Funny how faith can bond people instantly. Feeling extra thankful for my job!
Right: He saw a dog doing this and had to try. I didn’t catch the tongue hanging out. :)

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Left: Racing.
Right: I’m so overwhelmed by God’s grace. It surrounds me in such a way that I can’t escape it. It’s in my little boy’s eyes, in my husband’s laugh,
even in the beautiful flowers that bloom every year in my yard even though I completely neglect them! It’s written all over the pages of his word
as I open it and ask him to speak to me. I can’t run from it, and it’s not because of anything I’ve done!

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We were half-way through running errands when Kingston asked to go to the beach.
About 15 minutes later we had gone home, changed, and put our toes in the water. The things I do for this kid. ;)

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Easter Sunday – Note Kingston’s hand on his pocket. It’s full of jelly beans.

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Left: Finally finished updating my Grandma Shirl’s old couch!
Right: It’s hard not to buy him a new car every time we go to the store. #onlychild

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Wedding Season!

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My new favorite junk hole: Southern Crossings

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Left: Anderson sent me to pick up some of his guitar gear from church. And if this drawing wasn’t so helpful I’d be totally offended.
Right: Saturday in Jenny’s chair.

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Left: Ready – Set – WEEKEND!
Right: Can we talk about cauliflower pizza crust for a minute? I know it sounds disgusting, and let’s be honest: it smells like a nasty fart while it’s cooking. But it’s the best!! And has become one of our favorite meals since we started eating clean in February! (I didn’t have high hopes since a lot of the clean recipes I’ve tried have been all talk. I’m looking at you “fake frosty”- have y’all tried that one?! Tastes nothing like a dang frosty!) The first time I made this pizza Anderson loved it and was SO MAD at me when I told him what he had just eaten. :) Try it!!

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Left: It’s officially straw fedora season.
Right: We were supposed to go to the beach with some friends, but Mom of the Year let Kingston get burned outside the day before. Fail. So we hit some thrift stores instead. Win! Found some really fun stuff – my favorite is a vintage sleeping bag. I think K will love me when I send him to sleepovers with it one day
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Left: Kingston’s room makes my eyes burn. Lime walls and bright accents everywhere! I told him I want to paint it something neutral,
and he got REALLY upset. His favorite color has always been green. I think I did this to myself!

Right: Good morning, Jacksonville!

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Summer!!!

May 17, 2014 - 2:17 am

Tammy Pumphrey Smith - Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida We put the seats down and filled the SUV to the roof and went two days later to Wal-Mart and did the same thing. I'm shopped out for a little while. Loved seeing you too!

May 12, 2014 - 2:36 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - That is so sweet! Thank you. :)

May 12, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Floral & Fudge Blog - You have such a beautiful life!!
Love following you on IG :)

May 8, 2014 - 1:21 am

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - You're awesome.

May 8, 2014 - 1:21 am

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Did you rent a van to take it home?! It was fun seeing you that day!!

May 7, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Tammy Pumphrey Smith - Those tonka trucks look familiar. We left out of there with only 6 buggies. lol

May 7, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Anderson Almeida - this is awesome

May 7, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Hey Jessica! I wish you lived here. :))

May 7, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Jessica Thornton - LOVE all this.

Good. Not-So-Good.

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Good:

- Anderson always has some sort of soccer injury. Note the oozing cut on his leg in the pic above. But I’m so used to it that I don’t even notice until someone says, “Hey – why is your toenail black?” or “What happened? Your left ankle is twice the size of your right!” The latest is a torn ligament in his foot that we thought was a break for a while. But this one came with a silver lining. He had to use crutches and mentioned to his doctor that he parks in a parking garage a few blocks from his office, so the doctor gave him a temporary handicap car tag. He came home and immediately asked if we could go to Disney. Apparently we can park close and get to the front of the lines. ;)

- We got our taxes done early this year! April 14th.

- Potty training 101 is complete! Awards were handed out to everyone involved.

- The other night Anderson was putting away his clothes that I had washed, folded, and left on his dresser. Six years into this marriage, and I still have no idea where his clothes go in his dresser. He started to complain that I had put a pair of my shorts in his pile, and I started to get annoyed that he was complaining after I had done his laundry. Then we both realized at the same time that it was actually his Speedo that he thought was my little shorts. I haven’t stopped making fun of him yet. You can take the boy out of Brazil…

- Yesterday afternoon we were playing in the backyard, and Kingston asked Anderson to put his bathing suit on him. Once he had it on he walked up to me and said, “Mom, I’m a stud muffin.”

- I thought my phone camera was broken, and I was really upset! This phone has been in the toilet and back. There’s no way it can quit on my now. Then after much frustration I realized that I just kept putting my finger over the lens. Professional stuff right here.

Not-So-Good:

- We were leaving Target when I saw a note on my windshield. It basically said, “Thanks a lot for hitting my door and walking away. Don’t worry. I got your tag number. Have a good day!” Um, what?!? I spent the entire afternoon worrying that a cop was going to show up at my door and ask if I had been to Target hitting car doors and walking away. I called Anderson in a panic, because she said she had my tag number, and I was worried about what she would do with it. File a complaint with the DMV? Call the cops? Call her car insurance company? I have no idea what any of those actions would lead to but I was thinking at least a night in jail. Finally, he told me to calm down and said, “Nothing’s going to happen. Do you know how many people take down my tag number everyday?” I thought about it for a minute. He is seriously one of the worst drivers I’ve ever met. So I stopped worrying about crazy Target lady’s passive-aggressive note. And you know what lady? I did have a good day!

- Kingston took a (blurry – thank you Jesus) picture of me the other day, then loaded it to Instagram, added a filter, and posted it. In this picture I just so happened to be painting the coffee table… in my underwear.

May 6, 2014 - 8:37 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Mary, I have NO IDEA what you are referring to. ;)

May 5, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Mary Rowe - The Target story reminded me of the time Nassau County cops were searching for a flamingo pink jeep : )

May 5, 2014 - 6:37 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thank you! I needed an excuse to go to Hobby Lobby-haha!!

May 5, 2014 - 6:22 pm

NANCY WESTBROOK - READING THIS POST MADE ME SMILE. P.S. THEY HAVE 2 ADORABLE SOCK MONKEY PICTURES FOR 50% OFF AT HOBBY LOBBY. SAW IT TODAY MONDAY 5-5-14 LOVE ALL 3 OF YOU AUNTIE NANCE

May 5, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Anderson Almeida - Too funny!!

May 5, 2014 - 4:38 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Ha! Glad you can laugh with/at us!

May 5, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Ha -He would!

May 5, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Jamie - Lyndsay, these posts are my favorites! Keep doing them. I laugh so much!

May 5, 2014 - 2:58 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Hey Ginger!!

May 5, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Ginger - You’re so funny. Thanks for the peeks into your lives. <3

May 5, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Peggy Hyatt - Kingston showed me that picture. LOL

May 5, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Rebecca Williams - Please, please, please tell me you saved the picture so I can see it over lunch? And our parents weren't kidding about kids learning technology WAY faster apparently….

May 5, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Jessica Cox - I had the same thing happen to me at a grocery store with an older man about my car door scratching his door. He said to me "Lady, you are scratching my car door." All I could think of was "I am sorry!" and just stood there waiting for more words from him and luckily he just said "I know you are sorry." and drove off.

May 5, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Kristopher Copeland - This is the best-I love catching up on your family!

May 5, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Brooke Williams Rice - Do police officers in a city like Jacksonville really take the time to go out to someone's house who accidentally dinged a neighboring car???? I think that lady may have been a little off her rocker. I have to say I'm really sad I missed the picture of you painting in your underwear.

Sunshine Magazine Contributor

Earlier this year Sunshine Magazine featured me in a fun interview! I loved working with their team, so I was excited when they asked me to be a guest contributor on their latest issue. My assignment was “TACOS.” And let me tell you – it was tough. I had to eat at my favorite taco places and take pictures of the yummy food. Exhausting, but worth the sacrifice. ;) You can check out the beautiful issue here. Just know that you’re going to want a taco or three afterwards. (Just in time for Cinco de Mayo!) Another feature I loved in this issue is the Savannah Top 5 List, because we’re getting ready to meet some friends there for a few days. I’m definitely checking out the spots listed!

Sunshine Magazine

PS – If you’re craving tacos, and you live in Jacksonville we recommend TacoLu and The Flying Iguana.

PSS – We aren’t so impressed with Corner Taco.

May 6, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - It was a tough job, but I enjoyed it. ;))

May 2, 2014 - 10:19 pm

Sunshine Magazine - Thank you for lending your taco photography skills to our pages! Looking forward to more features with you. Enjoy your visit to Savannah!

May 2, 2014 - 1:55 pm

JoJo Moore Miller - Yummy!! I'm making tacos tonight (seriously, I was going to make chicken but tacos it is!)! Great pictures!

Books To Me – Instagram Photo Books

I guess it’s really no surprise that I’m terrible about printing our personal pictures. I mean, “the cobbler’s children have no shoes,” right? I do print a few favorites here and there to hang on our walls, but the last time I made an actual photo album was when we went to Hawaii while I was pregnant with Kingston. How sad is that? I need to work on this. Maybe I’ll start tomorrow. ;)

In the meantime, I’ll let Books to Me do all the work for me and at least get some Instagram photos printed. When they contacted me about trying out their photo books, I was totally on board with the idea. In fact, I think they’re genius. The concept is so simple: you sign up for an account, either monthly or quarterly, and they automatically put all your Instagram pictures in a photo book and mail it to you. That’s it! There’s no designing, picking layouts, or cover styles (all the things I hate about putting together photo books!) I signed up for the monthly plan and received my first book less than a week later. It’s sitting on our coffee table, and Kingston loves looking through it. I do think that considering the large amount of stuff in our house (what can I say? I’m a collector of everything!) I’ll actually sign up for the quarterly plan when my free trial runs out. Four books a year sounds a lot better to me than twelve does! But either way, I love the idea of printed photos that we can flip through. Now if I could just get the Books to Me team to work on Kingston’s baby book for me. :)

Wanna try Books to Me for 75% off? Um, yes. Yes you do! Use the promo code pinkcoffeephoto and you’ll get your first book for only $6.00. Try it!

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May 6, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - That's awesome! Hope you like it, Heather!!

May 2, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Heather Bush - Just signed up using your promo code — so stoked!! Thanks so much!

May 2, 2014 - 1:52 pm

JoJo Moore Miller - This is awesome! I don't know why I'm just now seeing this post but I'm glad I did!(:

Custom Silhouette Necklace – Mother’s Day Giveaway

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On my first Mother’s Day, Anderson gave me a beautiful silhouette necklace with Baby Kingston’s picture on it. It was THE perfect gift for a new mom. I think I might have even cried a little. (Could have just been the hormones!) Fast forward a few years, and I decided I really wanted an updated necklace. Baby Kingston’s profile was adorable, but Toddler Kingston’s profile is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. That little nose! So I went searching for the girl who made the first one, and she is absolutely no where to be found. Dropped right off the face of the internet! Bummer.

But I got a crazy idea. I could make my own! Then (because I always go to extremes) I decided to open my own etsy store and sell them. I mean, why not!? So I bought all the supplies, watched a few YouTube videos, and went to work. Then I spent about a month trying to perfect them. If I was going to sell these necklaces they had to be perfect! That’s when I realized that the amount of time I was spending on them meant I’d have to charge an arm and a leg – plus a kidney – to make the effort worth it. So I scratched the whole thing, and admitted that jewelry making is not for me. Oh well. It was worth a try!

So… all that to say, since I have all the supplies I thought I’d make a necklace and do a giveaway for Mother’s Day! Enter below and win one for the most important mom in your life, or for yourself. :) Here’s what you’ll get: A custom silhouette pendant of your special someone, so you can keep your child, husband or anyone you choose with you all the time! The pendant is 1 inch and features a classic vintage-style black silhouette on a white background. You can choose a 24″ or 36″ length chain in antique bronze plate finish. If you have two kids I can do two charms, and you can choose the chain length for each, or just stack them both on one chain. If you have more than two kids, you’ll just have to pick your two favorite. Ha! Just kidding! Enter through April 28th.

Let me know if you have any questions! And happy early Mother’s Day!!

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And since we’re talking about giveaways, don’t forget to enter the Amazing Mom Contest over at the Jax Mom’s Blog! Prizes include a shoot with me!!

May 4, 2014 - 4:17 am

Jamey Dillard Farrar - I know this is late but I LOVE this!

April 28, 2014 - 3:31 am

Ashley Schoenfeld - I selfishly want to win this for myself!!

April 27, 2014 - 10:24 pm

Kayla Gladin Steed - LOVE this! Such a unique piece and oh so special!

April 27, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Rae Pellegrino - I am entering for….me. I have 1daughter, who is 2, and I would love to ha e a necklace of her to wear.

April 27, 2014 - 8:49 pm

Leslie McCullough - I would love this of my 2 boys! What a great gift for grandparents too!

April 27, 2014 - 4:31 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks Sara!

April 27, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - I like how you think Laurie!

April 27, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Thank you so much Susan!!

April 26, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Abbi Manning Taylor - Oh this is super cute! If I don't win I want to purchase..lol!

April 25, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Sarah Lockley - Super cute! Hope I'm the big winner :-)

April 25, 2014 - 2:44 am

Philip Jodi Cail Gibson - Maddison sent me :) I saw her beautiful necklaces and would love to have silhouettes of my two sweeties. Thank you for the opportunity.

April 24, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Sara - I love these!

April 24, 2014 - 8:31 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Of course I remember you!! That’s so thoughtful of you – sweet mom. :))

April 24, 2014 - 8:00 am

June Witt - I would give the necklace to my daughter. She just had her first baby. Love your blog. I don’t know if you remember me. I took care of you and Don in the nursery many moons ago.

April 23, 2014 - 11:54 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Ha! Jessica, I can definitely do three. :)) And I love your design work!

April 23, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Jessica Mundt - Ahhhhhh! Best giveaway!!! This is literally on my wish list! So sweet of you!
Ps-I will NOT mention that I have three cuties! Haha!

April 24, 2014 - 12:08 am

Susan Timmons Phillips - Major fan of the blog and your photography! Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us!!

April 23, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Meg - I would give the necklace to my friend Whitney who had her son early at 32 weeks by emergency c-section and her husband unfortunately wasn’t there because he just left for his first overseas deployment and won’t get to meet his son for the first time until he is 9 months

April 23, 2014 - 7:33 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Meg, You’re a sweet friend!

April 23, 2014 - 8:45 pm

Floral & Fudge Blog - I would have to have one of my Nolan's profile :)

April 23, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Kristy Monzon - I'M SELFISH! I WANT ONE FOR MYSELF! THEY ARE TOO CUTE!

April 23, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Laurie Chapman Brinson - I would give to myself and save my husband the trouble of having to buy me something. Win-Win!

April 23, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - I know exactly what you mean. ;)

April 23, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Ha-Of course I can! And I may have spelled it wrong a few times in the post, so no judgement!

April 23, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - That's so sweet!

April 23, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Breanna Wasnotwas - Long time fan of your blog and I would love this for my two boys, well, for me, but of them…you know what I mean :)

April 23, 2014 - 11:35 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Mrs. Janice! That would be so special!

April 23, 2014 - 11:34 am

Janice Sweat - I would love one of my late, beloved husband.

April 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Rebecca Williams - Can you do Baxter's silhouette? And in the interest of full disclosure it took me an embarrassing number of tries to spell silhouette correctly….

April 23, 2014 - 11:06 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Ha! I’ll teach you, and you can run the etsy store. :))

April 23, 2014 - 11:05 am

Jen - I should start a list of things we will do when I move to Florida. 1. Go to the beach. 2. Learn how to make silhouette necklaces. :)

April 23, 2014 - 10:35 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Jobeth! That is SO SWEET! I love what you said about your Mom. :) And I know it’s all true!

April 23, 2014 - 10:15 am

Jobeth - What a priceless gift!
Entering for my Moma. Who is the most selfless woman around – she loves her family something fierce and her only grandchild, Reese is the light of her life. She’s given up so much to help with my dad over the last several years during his illness and helps with Reese when we need it. She doesn’t complain a single second for the responsibilities she has or what she’s had to give up. I would love to win this for her! Thanks, Lyndsay!

April 23, 2014 - 10:02 am

Jamie - Oh how adorable!!! I would love to give this to my soon-to-be sister in-law. She has pretty much come right in and taken over raising my niece (along with my brother in-law), with no questions asked. She is 20 years old, and has given up her young life to raise a sweet baby girl who is now 15 months old. My niece’s mother is not very stable & has never really been there for her. Shelbie, my sis in-law, loves my niece like her very own and would treasure this necklace so much! She is such a godsend and i am so thankful to have her.

April 23, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Jamie Stiles - Oh how adorable!!! I would love to give this to my soon-to-be sister in-law. She has pretty much come right in and taken over raising my niece (along with my brother in-law), with no questions asked. She is 20 years old, and has given up her young life to raise a sweet baby girl who is now 15 months old. My niece's mother is not very stable & has never really been there for her. Shelbie, my sis in-law, loves my niece like her very own and would treasure this necklace so much! She is such a godsend and i am so thankful to have her.

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