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Coffee Talk Monday #59

What is it about March that brings out the “Busy Monster’? Good ole’ Mr. Busy Monster has been residing in the Kokes house for the past month+. His presence results in not knowing what day it is, finding yourself waking up at 6am and STILL not getting everything done that you intended to, and very […]

March 26, 2012

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Zach+Jody Phx IN CAMERA Workshop

Wow. wow. WOW! What an amazing few days this has been. I can’t wait to tell you ALL about it. Back in January, I got one of the SA-weetest emails from Jody Gray saying a. that they would love to bring their IN CAMERA Workshops to Phoenix and b. wanted to know if I would […]

March 20, 2012


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Dave + Desirae: Intimate Backyard Wedding

Dave + Desirae pledged their love and commitment to one another under the gazebo in their backyard in front of their closest family and friends. Romantic much?! Desirae was RADIANT! Dave wasn’t looking too bad either ;) Their love for one another oozed from them with every sweet glance, laugh and kiss. Congrats Dave + […]

March 16, 2012


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Updating on a DIY Budget- Part 2

Drumroll please…it’s finally time to reveal our DIY living room remodel that we’ve been working on for the last 2 weeks. First let me give you a background. We have a 1500 sq ft 1970s home. Over the last 3 1/2 years we have been updating it little by little and it was finally time […]

March 14, 2012


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Updating on a DIY budget- Part 1

Let me start by apologizing for missing CTM yesterday. To be honest, I’m finding it hard to keep track of what day it is lately! My mom flew home yesterday :(. We were frantically finishing up projects up until the minute she had to leave for the airport! Thankfully my dad is here until tomorrow […]

March 13, 2012


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