It’s a cloudy gloomy day this Saturday in SoCal, the Pineapple Express or something I heard, so it’s a mellow day around here. We aren’t outside running around (because really, we get chilled below 65! lol!) and Charlie seems to be enjoying the down-time playing in his over-toy-stuffed room. I was working on my computer, still working on my new website (ugghh!), and I knew I had a note around here somewhere that ended up bugging me until I had to take apart every “organized” pile on my desk! I have a little notebook/journal I keep with little mementos, notes from a few people, a few snapshots not on my computer, and random notes with a password or something I might need at some random time. I opened it and was completely consumed by the little pieces of paper I had saved, although I have been sitting eighteen inches from this notebook every day. Continue Reading ->
On Wednesday, I went up to Santa Barbara to shoot a residence that has been exquisitely redone from its former heavy gothic Spanish style into an updated lighter modern Mediterranean home with unbelievable interior design. The interior designer has done three homes for the owner and when he bought this one, he gave her his complete trust and a free rein. The name “Hope Ranch” gives me hope that I will one day live somewhere like this. This house is truly amazing! Continue Reading ->
Unless you live under some obscure rock outside of the United States, you know that yesterday was Superbowl Sunday. Superbowl XLIX, the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. I’m still unsure how I feel about the win, but the action at the very end was mind-blowing! I headed out to a super-fun get-together hosted by a friend of mine of about twenty years. I’m not sure how we came up with twenty years, because as I tell him… I was in kindergarten. Ha!! Yeah, right! I was slightly older than that and nothing was too important in that decade for me to remember exactly, so I can’t remember when we met! He says twenty years… I insist it was in kindergarten. Anyway, the get-together was a big mix of people from around LA, some familiar faces over that last twenty years, and a few new ones. I brought my friend Janna who is always a joy to hang with on our days off or on our child-free days. Continue Reading ->
Yesterday was such an amazingly beautiful day, even for southern California standards. In Malibu, about 75 degrees and not a cloud in site. So we went out to the beach and enjoyed the sand in between our toes and the wind in our hair. We even ran into a friend. Charlie has been out surfing several times over the years, as I’ve posted in the past. Charlie’s surfing buddy, Steve, was there, having spent the whole morning surfing, and then going back out with his camera to capture some of his stunning surf-photography. His work is really gorgeous, I am totally in awe of his photography, I can’t wait to see what he captured yesterday! But really, he’s just such a super cool guy for being a nice friend to Charlie. Charlie has instinct for good people, and he immediately spotted his friend! Continue Reading ->
Valentine’s is coming up soon and one of the parts of the day I have always loved, besides all the chocolate, is the cute cards we used to send at school, and that my son does now. I still love to send cards, it’s especially great for parents and grandparents who wouldn’t love anything more on Valentine’s than to see their grandchildren, and who don’t mind you may have just sent a card over the holidays. These are some super cute options (all flat cards, front with back) and you don’t have to get a whole bunch, you can order as few as four cards for Valentine’s Day! That’s one to each grandparent! Oh, but then there’s the teacher, your husband’s step-mom, oh and the babysitter, we can’t forget her… Continue Reading ->
Love is in the air. And if you were recently married, or got a new home together, or just found love and want to yell it from rooftops, Valentine’s is the perfect time to tell everyone! Here is a little postcard idea, perfect for a couple to send to friends and family to announce a new home. But of course, you could have it say anything you want on the back, even, “We’re just crazy in love!” Continue Reading ->
Have you ever admired magazines or even Victoria’s Secret catalog? Have you ever thought you had a chance at looking like that? Well, you do! And you can! And Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to give it a shot! Give your guy a gift like none other. Or better yet, give yourself a gift, an amazing day of playing dress up, getting pampered in hair and makeup and the stunning photos you’ll have afterward. Continue Reading ->
My name is Kristina Bant Jenkins. I am a photographer, writer, model, marathon- runner, devoted yogi, designer of awesome PacificSUP boards, Dane in California, creator of THISisAutism™, founder of Aut2bFit™, and… mom to THE coolest boy there is… who happens to have autism.
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