I Heart Faces | Beautiful Eyes

All of my kids have really good eyes. I mean, really good. But one thing that they all have that I wish I had were eyelashes. I mean, I have eyelashes, but they’re blonde. Light blonde. Basically nonexistent unless I put 4 layers of mascara on.

So when I saw this picture flash on the screen when I was uploading shots of Henry, I couldn’t resist using it as my entry for I Heart Faces | Beautiful Eyes.

I present Beautiful Eye{lashes} …


a walk with a boy

Sometimes, Henry and I sneak away while the girls are coloring on the driveway with chalk …









And then sometimes, he gets really mad that I wouldn’t let him splash in the muddy water when it was cold outside. I am clearly the worst mom ever.



All of these were edited in RadLab (which I received to review on I Heart Faces — note: that is an old review and the giveaway is no longer valid, but you should still check it out for basics on the program). I still have a serious love affair with Lightroom, but it’s always fun to play with toys that you forgot you had.

oh, hi.

Should I just jump right in posting as if it hasn’t been over 3 months since I last blogged?








[this picture was the last picture I took with my Canon in our old house]





As you can tell from the pictures, we are all moved into our new house, and it is my our dream house for sure. One of these days, I’ll do a house tour [or probably a room-by-room tour since it’s not all clean at the same time EVER.] But you can see a few peeks of it [and our awesome yard] in these pictures.

I love the space and how everything is exactly how we wanted … except for the interior paint color. It’s a nice neutral color, so I’m not rushing to re-paint it right now, but I’m just not a huge fan of brown/tan. It was the standard color for this builder, and it would have cost money to choose another color, and by the time I realized that, we had already negotiated our final contract price, so we decided to just leave it. But that’s a serious first world problem, am I right? And since we don’t have to re-do anything else, we have plenty of time to pick the *just right* colors and do it ourselves.

I’m currently working on curtains for all of the kids’s rooms [there are wood blinds on all of the windows, now, so the curtains are mostly for light-blocking and decoration purposes]. Since I’ve been so lazy time constrained about it, they’ve gotten used to napping with no curtains, but I’d love to maybe get another half hour of sleep out of the littles in the morning, especially since the sun rises on their side of the house.

Anyway, I have much more to talk about, but nap/quiet time is over. If you are growing tired of waiting for me to post on my blog, then you can always follow me on Instagram @kelihoskins. That is probably the only thing I update almost daily — you know you’re a photographer when your photos literally speak more than your words.