friday links.

hello friends! man, it has been HOT lately. i was ready for some warmer weather, but now i'm reconsidering. we are celebrating my nephew's first birthday this weekend, and i'm excited to get to be a part of everything.

now for some friday links...

great tutorial on a chevron friendship bracelet on one pearl button. these would be great made with some leftover fabric scraps.

i downloaded this free ebook written by scott bourne on vision in photography. haven't gotten to read it yet, but i know it will be good advice (as always!)

this recipe for pan fried tilapia sounds amazing. i know we don't eat enough fish, so this will be a perfect recipe to try out. on always order dessert.

love this idea for remembering your beloved pet after they are gone. via just something i made.

this pull apart orange bread on giverslog sounds perfect for a lazy weekend with family.

i must be on a food-kick. this chickpea salad sounds really yummy too. always looking for a quick (easy!) lunch at work and this would be perfect. over on with style & grace.

have a great weekend!!


little chloe.

you know, my hamstrings are still sore (going on 4 days now!) from chasing this little munchkin around with a camera... but editing her photos and seeing these silly faces makes it all worth it!


friday links.

ahh, it's friday. time for some relaxation? probably some, but i've got a photoshoot with a 2 year old and some wedding books to work on. and next weekend? spending time with my family to celebrate my nephew's first birthday!!

okay, now for some links...

loving this diy cakestand on rambling renovators. i've actually made one similar to this, but didn't think about painting the base.

giverslog share some tips about grilling the perfect steak. seeing as how we've been afraid to mess up a nice cut of meat, this is perfect timing!

if you need a good laugh, i suggest heading over to dinner: a love story for a witty grown-up report card.

i'm not normally a fan of commercial characters in decorating (not even for kids rooms!) but these diy paintings by bee in our bonnet takes it to a different (and cuter!) level.

i still love you takes on another leather project. these magic braided leather cuffs would be a cute gift for any girl.

have a great weekend!!


curious ethan.

sorry folks. i had a whole post ready and then it got lost. you see, i haven't quite figured out how to connect two of my accounts, and my blog decided to sign me out without warning. i've got to fix this, because it's causing me insane amounts of frustration.

but this photo makes me feel better. you should know who this little guy is. my nephew ethan, who will be turning 1 in a few short weeks! i can't believe time has gone by so quickly. it was just the other day he was born, it seems. anyway, i can't wait to celebrate this milestone with my family! and i'm sure there will be lots of pictures...


a wedding silhouette.

i wanted to share a little gift i made for a sweet girl this past weekend. she is getting married at the end of july, and i've been working on all things wedding for her since the engagement! did i mention she's the boss' daughter? the small studio where i've worked since i graduated has become like a second family to me. we share triumphs and tragedies. we work well together and make each other stronger.

i drew their silhouettes from a few of the engagement pictures taken by betsy lackey (amazing photographer, btw!) i incorporated them into the invitations, but knew i could do something special for them since i had all the right files.

julie loves all things vintage, and we incorporated some wonderful floral patterns into her printed pieces. i 'borrowed' some of the paper we'd been using for the background and cut their silhouettes out of a dark brown cardstock. the banner is another little piece that i've used throughout, and knew it would be the perfect 3-dimensional layer to add.

i popped everything into a cute thrifted frame (the double-mat was already in place, and the perfect colors!) needless to say, it got lots of attention at the shower and a heartfelt thanks from the bride and her family. it just goes to show that you can spend very little and make a big impression with just a few bucks and some time. i hope it will become a treasured part of their new life together, and i'm just happy to be a part of the celebration!