Category Archives: design

In Print

It isn’t very often that I get to see the elements I design for clients in print, so when Garrett of Farmstead sent me a package yesterday with his signature scent laundry soap and fabric softener I was pretty elated to see the labels that adorned them. I was instantly inspired to grab my big girl camera and style them with some vintage goodies.

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I wanted to share on the blog because I am so proud of how they came out, and I had to brag a bit about how AMAZING my whole room smells with them in it. (Think freshly washed clothing air dried on a clothesline in the summer breeze…. perfection).  If you haven’t fallen in love with Farmstead just yet, take a peek at his vintage washed flannels… you won’t be disappointed.

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The Creative Urge

I finally managed to snap a few photos the other day. I was feeling inspired by the amazing photographers I showed you earlier. It was mid-day, and I didn’t have a model, so I decided to snap a few self portraits.

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I haven’t had my hair colored since November, so my natural (almost brown) color is starting to take over. I also haven’t worn any make-up in months (since I don’t leave my house all that often). So I through on some eye liner, mascara, and blush, straightened my hair a bit, and put on my favorite black peacoat. I bought this feathery clip at Micheal’s of all places (next to the feathery boa’s in the children’s section!). I thought it would make a great prop when I saw it.

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Don’t ask me why, but I seem to like pictures of myself the best when I’m looking up at the camera??? I thought this one was kinda cool because of the framing and the way it’s set-up, although it makes my head look gigantic in proportion to my body! :)

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This last one I put my hair up and threw on some detail around my neck for some added femininity. The necklace is one I sell in the shop. It’s gold and it brought out those colors in my eyes, but when I started editing I liked it better in black in white. It’s weird how the freckles on my lips show so much in these pictures, I don’t even notice them when I look in the mirror?

I am excited to be shooting again! I have a few shoots coming up that I’m excited about, so I won’t have to show you pictures of me when I feel the creative urge! Including a maternity shoot of my sister, Lindsey!

Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!

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Did I forget to mention….

So, bear with me while I shamelessly self-promote for a moment… but did you see that Romantic Homes Magazine named me one of their “Top Romantics” this year? I was so honored and overjoyed when Jacqueline asked me to be one of them, and it was certainly fun to get to write my own blurb and provide my own photography for the article. Here’s a peek at my article, in case you haven’t seen it:

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I think I still blush a little when I tell my family about it, as I am anything but “romantic” in their eyes. (Especially my husband who I’m pretty sure chuckles quietly to himself every time he hears me mention it). I guess they have some lower standards this year and consider pajama wearing, domestically challenged, computer nerds the latest in romantic crazes…. lol…

Speaking of domestically challenged. I have to share a recipe with you all that I heard of on Oprah… (yes, I tivo Oprah, and watch it late night, romantic isn’t it?)

It is one of the Cristina Farrare’s Roasted Chicken recipes found here: Click here.

Well you know how Josh loves to bbq whole chicken’s for us to eat? (Seen in a prior post here). Well we always seem to get stuck in a rut with the same five or so recipes we always make (I say “we” very loosely here, as “he” really cooks everything in our house). And when I saw this episode of Oprah I knew these easy meals were for us (Uh, I mean “him”)! The episode was about making your budget stretch with easy meals for a family of four. Cristina showed us how to roast a whole chicken and then use the leftovers to make three additional meals for your family. (Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust, and Pesto with Farfalle Pasta with Roasted Chicken). We tried all three recipes with the chicken Josh makes on the bbq and loved them!!!! But my favorite is the Pesto with Farfalle Pasta with Roasted Chicken.

We are having Pesto with Farfalle Pasta with BBQ Chicken tonight, as a matter of fact. Please, please, go to the Oprah site and download these yummy recipes. I highly recommend them, as they are all easy to make and so yummy! The pasta is especially easy if you freeze your leftover pesto sauce, and use it the next time you make the dish. Anywho, I’m terribly hungry now, thinking about all this, so I am off to snack, so I can tide myself over till dinner time.

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