Brevite- my new favorite way to carry a camera

Tuesday, October 25

Kevin and I are always looking for the most efficient way to carry our camera when we travel. Typically, i've carried a bag that looks like a purse, but Kevin's never super excited to carry it haha! 

Recently, I found out about Brevite which makes the most amazing backpacks that are uniquely created to carry your camera in style, but also in a way where you can grab your camera in a moment's notice. Honestly, I usually steered away from backpacks because it took so long to reach my hand in the top and grab any lenses or camera out of it. But Brevite provides an insert that goes in the bottom that divides all your gear, and you can open up the bottom pocket and grab them out super quick! 

Kevin and I recently went on a hike, and this backpack was a dream. It was comfy to wear, fit both Kevin and I (and he's quite a bit taller than me!), and most importantly, kept our camera safe and at the ready when we wanted to grab a shot! It was SO easy to grab our camera in a second! 

Brevite offers 3 different styles of backpacks, and they are all super stylish! We picked the Rucksack model.  I had a hard time picking! If you are an adventurer and want to carry your camera in style, then this is the perfect brand for you! 

And also, as a side-note, you can even take the camera insert out and just use this as a backpack for general books, laptop, overnight bag, etc. It's a great investment!


Hey Mamas…I need your advice- What do I really need as a new mom?

Thursday, October 20

I am almost half way through my pregnancy, which is crazy! Just this week i've started to actually feel our little apple dumpling inside me, which is something special. I've started a journal to document my prayers for our sweet girl, and it's been fun to write down quotes from some of the mothering books i'm reading, and ask God specific things for our baby.

I also just started a baby registry, as I figured I will have next to no time to work on that once the holidays hit! And once I started my registry, I realized…I have no idea what to register for, haha!

That's where YOU come in Oh wise one! If you're a mama (or even if you just take care of babies a lot!) i'm sure you have your opinions on what the best baby gear is and what's been most helpful!

Because i'm trying really hard not to just accumulate "stuff", I'd love for you to share the items that you actually REALLY needed and came in clutch!

Any tips on strollers, carseats, baby carriers, bottles, pumping stuff, etc. would be SOOO wonderful!! I probably don't even know half the stuff I need, so fill me in!! Know any awesome brands I should be aware of? Send them my way!

I'm all ears on this one friends, and can't wait to read your recommendations!!

Have a sweet weekend, and if you didn't get in on the Sari Bari give-away from Tuesday, make sure to jump in on that here:) Both these pics feature a Sari Bari baby blanket that i'm giving away!

PS- If you need some encouragement and want to watch a super inspiring video, I'd recommend this one by Sally Clarkson. I listened to it last night while making dinner and honestly was so moved by her honesty and words about moving forward when life gets hard! You can watch it here. 

Huge Sari Bari Give-Away

Tuesday, October 18

You may remember that in January, Kevin and I were hired by an incredible company to fly to India and document their work in Calcutta. It was a crazy, fun, and meaningful trip to share some time with the staff and employees at Sari Bari, you can see pictures and read about it here and here. 

Sari Bari employs women coming out of trafficking and prostitution, and teaches them how to sew the most incredible bags, blankets and scarves out of used sari's. The women are also enrolled in a life skills training program, given meaningful employment and a new community.

Along with documenting their work in India, i've also done a few styled shoots for them as well which you can see here. 

Today, I want to give away 3 beautiful Sari Bari bags, and 1 gorgeous baby blanket.  There will be 4 winners, so you have a great chance at winning!!

All you have to do to enter is:
1) Leave a comment below with what product you like best
2) Like Sari Bari on IG, FB (if you don't use IG or FB, you can still enter!!)

That's it!!

Here are the exact products below. If you want to see them on the Sari Bari website, just click the actual picture…they are all linked! Good luck. I'll pick a winner next Monday, October 24th!


(and fyi, all the material to make the baby blankets are brand new sari's!) 




So…make sure to leave a comment with your favorite product, and you'll be entered to win that product! Good luck! xoxo