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April 2017

April Goals

Because I don't already have enough to do and enough stresses to keep me awake at night, I'm going to participate in #the100dayproject. I've been contemplating this project for months and have been kinda scared to make a commitment, so I'm just taking one month at a time (not to mention I'll be traveling for [...]

March Meet the Maker

I can't believe March is over! The month lent itself as a very creative outlet for me through this Instagram challenge. Especially since it was my second year, and I really needed to flex my imagination for a few of the repeat daily challenges. Regardless, I found some amazing new talent, picked up some great [...]

March 2017

Wedding Trials

How many flowers does it take to make up five bridesmaid bouquets? Approximately 55! Working on a wedding for this fall. I think we're getting right with the types of how about those colors? 

Mushroom Barley Soup

What you need olive oil 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, diced2 medium carrots, peeled and diced3/4 cup barley2 tablespoons all-purpose flour12 ounces mushrooms, stems removed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth salt and pepperWhat you do1. Heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the garlic, onions and carrots. Cook, [...]

Charlotte’s Bouquet

It's pretty fantastic what you can accomplish in a few text messages! A dear friend was hosting a brunch for the arrival of her friend's third child (yes, third ;). She sent me the invite via text and asked what I could come up with to dress up the tables. Luckily for her I had [...]

March Self Portrait

I'm participating in the March Meet the Maker Instagram challenge this month. It's my second year and only at seven days in, and I'm already feeling so inspired! Even though several of the prompts are the same as last year, I have pushed myself to think outside the box - and even plan ahead on [...]

Black backdrop

I feel like these are a little reminiscent of the old school Rifle Paper Co. my how they've changed their offering! I had no idea. When I was in college I applied to be an intern and it was just stationary. Although that was about 10 years ago! I'm practicing some new flowers with my adorable [...]

February 2017

Southwestern Spaghetti Squash

What you need1 spaghetti squash, whole1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp ground cumin1 tbsp chili powder 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp paprika1/4 tsp salt1 green pepper, chopped 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped4 roma tomatoes, chopped1 cup frozen corn15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained4.5 oz can diced green chiliescheese, greek yogurt, green onions and [...]

She wore flowers

In the bangs of her hair. Spring is just around the corner, which means flower headbands, flower crowns and lots of bright colors abound. I'm totally digging these new succulent-like flowers I found last weekend.

February Self Portrait

The short time I spent in Thailand has and will continue to shape my life. I learned so much not only about a whole other side of the world, but about myself. I spent some time this week looking back at the photos from my trip and I think, "who was that girl?" Was I [...]