Monday, March 28, 2011

wedding decos

Forgive my awful Blackberry photo above! Here is a little glimpse of what I'm working on for this weekend...I've got about 140 more flowers to go, not including lace flowers as well, which take way longer. Today I'm working on table numbers! I have to hand draw them and then hand paint them. After a week of being unbelievably sick I am anxious to knock this stuff out! After April 2 I'm taking the rest of April off! I will have time to work on some creative projects and breathe a little! I can't wait to share what I work on for fun!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Hello all! I just wanted to share a couple of photos from the shoot we did on Tuesday. I made the dress, the hair piece and bouquet(not pictured). I look forward to getting more photos back from the amazing photographers Jodi Miller Photography and Josh Gooden Cinematography! And a big giant thanks to our gorgeous model Becca, she is stunning!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

spring-time camping

I pulled all these images off of Apartment Therapy...doesnt this just make you want to relax? I have an almost 2 year old who would LOVE hanging out with me in one of these! I don't think she would ever come out:-)...I might not either!


My old standby- of the many reasons I love this company is they do styling right! I am always so inspired by the stuff they put together. I have to say the objects they find, make, sell, are a little easy to style because they look great on their own. But then they take it to a whole different level! This makes me want to throw a dinner party, it makes me wish I had things growing in my garden already, and it makes me want to style more tables:-).

some things I like...

I live in Virginia and last Friday we had the warmest day of the year so far, 80 degrees! I had every window I could pry open, open. I had the back door open and I had a giant rush of spring cleaning. I finally tackled my bedroom, I hung some curtains(finally), I swept it out and dealt with the piles of junk that accumulated there all winter long. We moved into this house in November and between the holidays and all the things that went wrong things are not very organized around here. So its nice to have my bedroom cleaned. Chris came home and said, "now we need to buy some paint!" I love that man...he knows just what I need to hear after making so much progress! Haha...

Anyway, I got some mail from our other house and a brand new West Elm catalog...I love the things above. I love the neo baroque plates, the baskets for more organizing, the pillows to put out on our back porch, and little votives to light it up. I want to put a couch or love seat back there and spend the warm evenings out there with Chris or curled up with a good book! I am so excited for spring! (all items are West Elm!)

Where I've been...

So, I realize I've been gone for over a month. I took some time off. I mean I'm still working on projects, lots of them, but I needed a break from sharing all the things I've been dealing with. I think I'm ready to share a little bit. First of all, I've been working on that cute little baby! This will be my second and I'm very excited! I'm due in September and I will be looking forward to taking a little creative break as soon as the baby comes.

Anyway, I had all kinds of things I was so excited to share, like getting featured in a magazine for the very first time! But I don't even want to share it because due to an unfortunate person I was not recognized for my work! I have to say I felt really betrayed and disappointed, I can't believe there are people who want to take advantage of a person like me! I did the work for free...I do lots of work for free. Maybe you don't know that, its true! I'm not all about being rich and famous, I genuinely just like working with other creative people and if I make a couple bucks at it great, if not, oh well, I've got something extra to stuff in my portfolio.

So when I am completely lied to and then subsequently ignored and written off I tend to feel a little disappointment. I haven't wanted to work on anything. But yesterday I decided I'm not going to let the negativity get me down. I have enjoyed everything I've worked on and I would like more opportunities to get better at what I am doing. If people want to live their lives taking and never giving that's on them. I don't live that way.

So what is ahead for me? I am finishing up a dress, hair piece and bouquet for a little shoot on Tuesday! I can't wait to finish, I've been dragging my feet. I hope to be able to share it soon! I also have 3 upcoming weddings, one in 2 weeks, one in May and then one in June. In August I have a workshop to style and then a baby in September! In between all that I am gonna get my etsy store up and running and work on my house and some other little projects. I can't wait to share all that with you and not all the drama! More to come...I promise!