The birthday celebration continues with Kara’s cupcakes!

The birthday celebration around here is continuing and today it’s with Kara’s cupcakes. I am an absolute carb-aholic (if you want proof check out my pintrest board-Baked goodness)  and when I don’t feel like baking (because then I woudl HAVE to eat 2 dozen cupcakes by myself)  Kara’s cupcakes totally takes care of my need for 1 cupcake and makes me sooooo happy. Like for real happy!! OMG!

Since this year I am not celebrating in Mexico while having the sun shine on my face as I eat yummy ceviche in Bucerias, Nayarit, a wonderful small town in Mexico on the coast (more on this in a  future post).  I then say cupcakes for me and cupcakes for you!!!  I mean cupcakes are perfect for celebrating when you aren’t on the beach right?

I’m giving away a gift card for Kara’s cupcakes so you can join me in my celebration!! Enter below,  you can enter multiple times and be sure to  share this post with all your friends. After all a party is always more fun when you invite all your friends!

Here is a video showing you a glimpse of my love for this small town’s beach and why I am so sad not to be there this year for my birthday.

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Winner will be announced after November 25th, here and on facebook. Be sure to come back and check back in. Winner will need to contact me by emailing me with your mailing address to claim their prize. Gift cards will be mailed out or handed to you if you want to meet up.

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  1. Aww, I love the video. I’m not all that happy that you somehow managed to make me crave both cupcakes and ceviche in one post though. I hope it was the happiest of birthdays!

    • marianam

      Hi Claudya! Thanks for dropping by. HA! I’m glad I got you to crave both!!! and to be honest- I had shrimp ceviche for lunch yesterday and will have cake tonight. Maybe cupcakes tomorrow!


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Portrait session winner announcement!

Hello everyone! I am excited to announce the Birthday Celebration Portrait session winner!!

But first.. a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered and helped spread the word!

and now the winner as drawn by is

Winner announcement

Please email me to claim your session within two days of today.



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Mommy & Me portrait session in Maui, Hawaii

Mommy & Me portrait session in Maui, Hawaii on baby’s first trip to the island was a joy to photograph.

Maui Hawaii portraits

Little “A” was a little tired and wanted to be cuddled by mommy so we turned his session into a bit of a lullaby session.  What is that you ask?  It’s exactly how it sound. Time spend between mommy & baby rocking, swaying and singing lullabies. In my opinion a great way to spend time bonding and making Hawaii memories!

black and white mommy and me

There was also a little bit of giggling And lots of singing!


What’s your favorite lullaby? Mine might be the classic Rock a Bye Baby.

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  1. What a gorgeous woman! Her love for that sweet little boy is absolutely radiant.

    • marianam


      Thank you for stopping by. This mommy was so great with him! And her laugh I love her laugh she’s awesome!