What I Wore: Lazy Sunday

September 1, 2015

What I Wore: Lazy Sunday | happyapple.us

Last Sunday we had a day off. We didn’t have anywhere we had to be or anything we had to do, so we took advantage of our lazy Sunday. We were in Indianapolis for the weekend so we got to experience our new town on the weekend for the first time. Boy is downtown quiet of the weekends.¬†What I Wore: Lazy Sunday | happyapple.us

Anyway we got up in the morning and ventured down to Fountain Square, which seemed like a long walk but when we turned around you could still see our apartment building so it wasn’t that far. We tried the General American Donut Company for breakfast and coffee. I tried the Bourbon Maple Bacon Donut, which was delicious and Gunnar had an Apple Fritter the size of his face.

What I Wore: Lazy Sunday | happyapple.us

I also decided to try our maiden braids on my hair since it is finally getting long enough that they layers aren’t right at my nose.

What I Wore: Lazy Sunday | happyapple.us

Shirt : Forever 21 (similar) | Shorts : Khols (similar) | Necklace : Charming Charlie’s | Sandals : Target (a few years ago)

Graphic Design, Home

Our First Home Illustration

August 27, 2015


I have been looking at ways to document Gunnar and my journey as we move around and grow. So I’ve been researching different ways to document the places we lived and there are some awesome ideas! Like making a Christmas ornament from your keys, or a frame of your keys, paintings, photographs and illustrations. I decided that to try the illustration idea since that is one of the things I do and enjoy creating.

I love how it turned out, it was fun to work on and it turned out looking just like our first home. I look forward to printing it out and framing it. When all is said and done who knows how many of these house illustrations we will have to hang on our walls but I love having our first home documented and the style is so fun!


Crockpot Carnitas

August 25, 2015

Crockpot Carnitas | happyapple.us

We love Mexican¬†dishes. We probably eat it at least once or twice a week. I’ve been wanting to expand our horizons on which dishes we actually serve and mix things up a bit. We usually have chicken or beef tacos. This last week we tried carnitas and this is even a crockpot recipe which I think is a win-win. With the amounts listed this meal fed Gunnar and I dinner with enough left over for 2 lunches, it could easily be scaled up if needed.

Crockpot Carnitas | happyapple.us


Ingredients :
2 Pounds Pork Roast
1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 cup orange juice
1 lime, juiced
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 onion quartered

Directions :
In a small bowl combine the spices and set aside. In the bottom of your slow cooker place the orange juice, garlic, lime juice, & onion. Rub the spices that you set aside over the entire piece of pork and place on top of your juices in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4. Once finished take out the pork and shred. Remove the onions and place pork back in the juices for another 5 minutes. To make them crispy place shredded pork on a baking sheet and broil for 3-4 minutes, or until edges are crispy. Then enjoy.

Crockpot Carnitas | happyapple.usCrockpot Carnitas | happyapple.us

We kept things simple for the first round of carnitas. We used some more lime wedges, green onion & corn salsa, cheese & flour tortillas. They were delicious and don’t need a lot of toppings to make the meal delicious. However, next time I will add a little cilantro on top but the store was out of it this time.

Project Life 2015

Using The Project Life App

August 21, 2015

Project Life App Testing Out| happyapple.usOne of my favorite parts about Happy Apple was my weekly scrapbooking post about Project Life. I liked that it kept me on track and even inspired a few readers to start documenting their own adventures. However, I got behind while moving and I mean really behind. I hadn’t done a week since the beginning of June. EKKKK! But I didn’t have a printer I could print from nor did I have the time while packing up our home and moving to spend plotting out my pages. That’s when I decided to give the Project Life App a try. I wasn’t sure how it would go or how much it would end up being but I got caught up in a huge way and it was so fast for me to finish the pages. I think I did 3 or 4 weeks worth in the car on the way to visit Gunnar’s grandpa.

Project Life App Testing Out| happyapple.us

I love how everything was through the app and I didn’t have to pick up my order on the computer to finalize it. It just worked and worked well. The next thing I was worried about the quality. I know how difficult printing can be especially if you think you understand what it wants or needs and then you find out at the end your pictures are all blurry or what not.

Project Life App Testing Out| happyapple.us

I really missed getting to play around with my stickers and stamps as well as physically moving the pictures around my scrapbook page while putting it together. I also take a lot of pictures with my DSLR and I didn’t get to include any of those in my album since it is all done on the phone. But even with that it was a huge success. I was able to get caught up, I didn’t think the pricing was crazy for 12×12 full-color prints on glossy paper, and it was fast to work on.


For anyone who wants to scrapbook and is worried they won’t have the time to do it or the space for the supplies you should definitely check this out. It was wonderful for me and as I always am with my Project Life books. I’m so glad that I have that period in our life documented. I look back and am amazed at all that we did and accomplished and will now have those memories forever. You can see more in their iTunes store here.


Rachel & Michael Wedding | Muncie, Indiana

August 19, 2015


On July 18th, I was the main photographer at my second ever wedding. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. This one was located at Minnetrista in Muncie, Indiana and I got to work with a friend of mine as my second. Despite the heat the day went well and Rachel & Michael had a beautiful wedding and reception. Thanks for asking me to be a part of your day!!

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