Posts Tagged 'willow tree'

I wanted to share my little simple sweetness with you all. It’s sorta the little bit of excitement that keeps me going at times. Walking into my little boy’s room and sitting in his glider letting the light touch the walls. I can absolutely say that I am not ready for this extreme challenge. I am more of a realist when it comes to things being tough. I tend to over dramatize the situation in hopes to not to be disappointed or come out short. (I wouldn’t say its a negative thing…just me.) Brandon and I took child birthing/prep classes this last weekend. And boy, was it a bit overwhelming.

I hope for a grace to be with me during the time of gettin’ this kid out! haha. Lord knows.

So here is Laef’s little room. I’m a pretty simple decorator. I can’t stand baby cheese decor or light blues, yellows, pinks… =p (I can handle the light green….. slightly.) Brandon and I wanted to go for something that went along with Laef’s name. We named him after Leif Ericson the great viking explorer who discovered America. And we spelled it differently because we didn’t want people to call him “Leaf”. We want it pronounced “Layf”. (His poor teachers, right?) His name means “Heir,” “Descendant,”  “One who is loved,” and his middle name “Owen” means “Well-born” or “Born of nobility.”

So we chose the “theme” of voyage, explorer, nations, maps, paper boats, ships, lanterns, burlap, etc. I think it’s appropriate. And I keep thinking of that scripture, “Blessed is the man whose heart is set on a pilgrimage.” – Psalm 84:5

If you remember, I painted my office from yellow to “Willow Tree” by Sherwin Williams. (See my blog/before and after here.) We kept the wall color and my office got kicked to downstairs. ;) (It’s okay… I got a fabulous desk and a new iMac, I won’t die.)

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Daphne and Andrew’s wedding took place at the end of August at Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC.  The Ceremony and Reception took place on the parks island under lovely willow trees, very breezy (effects from Hurricane Irene) and blue sky. It was gorgeous. Really great.  If you haven’t already seen Daphne & Andrew’s engagement session – check it out here. Daphne and Andrew have such great taste. All their details were handmade and so romantic. The smallest things made the biggest difference in decorating. Simple and romantic. I loved, loved, loved shooting their day.

Daphne pretty much has the best facial expressions when she is happy and excited. I loved it. She was/is a beautiful bride. (Her dress is an Allure if anyone is interested)

Andrew and Daphne are leaving in a few weeks to move to Korea to teach English. They will be missed. :( Great adventures await them on their new married life together.

Thank you Anna Hollingsworth for being a great 2nd shooter.

Thank you  Daphne and Andrew for letting me a part of of your day, I have enjoyed getting to know you both, and its been great to work with you guys! Congrats!!!

I hope you enjoy these photos!

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Well… If you haven’t had a chance to see the transformation of my “red kitchen” click here and read the little story about my lovely taste at the age of 20. haha… Now is your chance. :) Since that blog, I’ve added curtains, 60′s canisters, we transformed our light fixture into mason jar lights, I added a wine rack, and a 60′s yellow clock! Maybe I should update that blog.

I’ve been waiting for a while to get this room done! And I feel like I’m about 85% complete. I want to get a light fixture, pillows for the futon, and some frames full of my photography. (I’m waiting to see some of my new photos I’ve been taking with film) I’m sure I’ll be switching things around and adding things over time. But here is the basics of what we did. I’m really excited to share!

I think this room was much worse then the kitchen. I don’t know what I was thinking when I painted this place four and a half years ago. But… I’m so glad I’ve changed whatever that was in me. Before the transformation I had a bright yellow room with a chocolate brown wall. (I’m sure if I would have worked on this room It could have been better. But I had no motivation with it looking this color)

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