January 8, 2018

my philosophy

“Be Strong and Courageous” is repeated again and again throughout the book of Joshua (4 times in Joshua 1 alone!). The past year (November 2016 – November 2017) has been full of wonders beyond my greatest expectations and incredibly difficult challenges.  But I keep heart and stand strong with this reminder that is stated over and over again in Joshua, Be Strong and Courageous!  I have felt like Joshua more often than not this past year, which has been a scary yet beautiful experience.  The one thing I have had to continually remind myself of, is that no matter the challenge, God delivered Joshua from tyrannical rulers and gave him the strength and ability to fight when necessary and the courage to do so.  This project is far from over and although I grow weary at times, I am encouraged at the thought of being led by the one who commanded the walls of Jericho to fall and gave Joshua the power to do so.

Quick note about renovations:
-I spent 2 weeks + the trash company’s largest dumpster to clean out the building and all its trash (my dad helped me fill the dumpster after I had gathered all the trash)
-I did all of the demo work (my dad helped on occasion, my mom helped me clean after demo, my dad helped me load it all in a second dumpster)
-I did all tile + grout work, carpet, mudding, taping, & painting
-I sanded, stained, & sealed the wood floors (my mom helped stain and poly)
-I hired a contractor to remove all metal siding and the metal awning since it could not be recognized as a historical building with the metal coverings.
-I hired an electrician rewire the lights like they were in the bank image below + rewire original lights that I found in a wall while in the demo process + add 4plex out lets on
the north and south walls
-I hired a contractor stud and sheetrock the newly ADA compliant bathroom + 4 ft high wall on the south wall
-I hired a plumber fix the leak in the bathroom plumbing and redo the fittings on the main line into the building.
-After 11 months of researching + writing I was approved as a Historical Building in Kansas and will hopefully have a confirmation for the National level soon!

February 13, 2015

my philosophy

So excited about this feature! It was such a fun collaboration with so many talented people!  See more here –> A Golden Locket

Happy Valentine’s Day Loves!

November 18, 2014

my philosophy

So excited to see Austin and Noel’s Atlanta wedding featured!  Looks so pretty! Thanks team Jocey and team Amy! #Loveit!!

November 6, 2014

my philosophy

Reflect: 1) of a surface or body) throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it.
2) think deeply or carefully about.
Recently I have been reflecting on past shoots over the years.  I love to do this because I think you have to understand where you come from to learn how to move forward, progressively.  While this is such a small representation of some of my favorite shoots and doesn’t include most of 2013 and nothing from 2014 (as I am still in the thick of 2013-2014 sessions and not enough time has passed for a true reflection) I am pleased to see the continuity in my work and the development of my style build over these years.  If this is what is a result of my play time and inner soul searching/creating I am excited to ride the next set of waves.
Reflect.Time.Create.Happiness

 

July 29, 2014

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Had to share this beauty!!  I came home to the very best package today.  It was from Modern Wedding Magazine in Au, and had a copy of issue 61 which happened to have some of my work in it!! Wahoo! 
This was also featured on Style Me Pretty and on my blog.  All thanks to this amazing team!!
Photography: Chelsea Mitchell Photo (http://chelseamitchellphoto.com) 
Shoot Stylist: Oak and the Owl (http://oakandtheowl.com)
Wedding Coordinator: Twine Events (http://twineevents.com)
Floral Designer: Oak and the Owl (http://oakandtheowl.com)
Rentals: Archive Rentals (http://archiverentals.com) 
Linens: La Tavola Linens (http://linens.latavolalinen.com/ )
Gown: Lovely LA Bride (http://lovelybride.com )
Sarah Seven – Golden Lights
Hair & Make-Up: Cortlin Tortorici – cortlint@yahoo.com 
Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio (http://copperwillow.com)
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop (http://sweetandsaucyshop.com)
Female Model: Natalie Robinson (nat1128@yahoo.com)

July 21, 2014

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What a better way to start the week than a Feature on Style Me Pretty! I can’t think of anything that would make me happier!  Go here –> SMP to see the full feature!!! Or for more of Brittany and Ryan on my blog go here –> Brittany and Ryan. Happy Monday Folks!

July 11, 2014

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Wow!! I was so happy to stumble upon this!! I am not sure how it happened but I completely missed this!  It may be from February, but it feels like Christmas in July! To see more from this feature go here –> A Rustic Country DIY Wedding in Selah Springs

Venue
Selah
Springs, Brady Tx
/ Dress – Patsy’s Bridal/ Food – The Spread Pit BBQ/ Flowers – Steffens
Flowers
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May 30, 2014

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So excited to see this!!! To see more of this event and other kinfolk events around the globe, go here –> Kinfolk.  As for me, there will be more loveliness to come soon!  In the mean time, stay up to date on the happenings -all things DIY, community, intimate gatherings, local, and craft by popping over to Fruitful Collaborations.  I hope to see you in this season of events!!

April 10, 2014

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So excited to see Brittany and Ryan featured on Pacific Weddings Blog!!  Their sweet, Santa Barbara, day after session has me swooning…sigh. Thank you so much Robyn for featuring these two!

April 8, 2014

my philosophy

So excited to see this featured!  I cannot wait to get my copy of Modern Wedding Magazine and see it in print too!!  To see more from this shoot visit Modern Wedding BlogStyle Me Pretty or click here –> Tantalizing Glitter and Gold, to see my earlier post.

All thanks to an amazingly talented team with inspiration of grandeur.

Photography: Chelsea Mitchell Photo (http://chelseamitchellphoto.com) 
Shoot Stylist: Oak and the Owl (http://oakandtheowl.com)
Wedding Coordinator: Twine Events (http://twineevents.com)
Floral Designer: Oak and the Owl (http://oakandtheowl.com)
Rentals: Archive Rentals (http://archiverentals.com) 
Linens: La Tavola Linens (http://linens.latavolalinen.com/ )
Gown: Lovely LA Bride (http://lovelybride.com )
Sarah Seven – Golden Lights
Hair & Make-Up: Cortlin Tortorici – cortlint@yahoo.com 
Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio (http://copperwillow.com)
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop (http://sweetandsaucyshop.com)
Female Model: Natalie Robinson (nat1128@yahoo.com)