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A lifestyle blog for creative, fashionable, eco conscious women who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty with a little(or big) DIY project.

On Trend Halloween Costumes 2018

It is officially 1 month away from Halloween! EEK! My personal favorite holiday. As you prep for your parties, here are some fun costume ideas as well as where to find them.

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How To Self Publish A Book

How long are you going to keep saying I have this great idea for a book? I want to start my own magazine! This is your chance and it's so easy now! You don't even have to pay for your product up front with this print on demand option. Self publishing is way easier than you would think. The question is why would you want to self publish?

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The Kitchen - Project Dream Home

Let’s take a look at where we started. Before you ask, no that’s not wallpaper. Somebody took the time to sponge paint BY HAND alternating white and beige. Over wallpaper. The pros: high ceilings, a skylight that has never leaked, plenty of daylight from all the windows, and a chandelier that actually doesn’t suck. 

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Master Bathroom - Project Dream Home

Before we moved in the bathroom was kind of bland, a little dated, and very traditional. This one is going to be a long work in progress, but step one is taking care of the shower. There is a leak in the bench and so until it's completed our wonderful roommate is sharing his with us.

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Childhood Flip

Our friends and family know what a struggle this huge project was, but allow me to share the story. This is the house I grew up in and when my parents moved away to start their lifelong adventure Blain and I decided to buy it. We had so many ideas to turn this into our forever home when life decided to throw us for a loop and we both got amazing jobs too far away to stay.

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Wearwell Review

It's fashion friday! I am really excited to tell you about Wearwell. I have recently been getting more into sustainable and ethical fashion. I'm really into clothing subscriptions and was wondering when there might be something like Stitch Fix that was focused on ethical fashion. I found Wearwell on Indiegogo and immediately signed up for their beta. 

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Amber & Ryan

I am in love with these pictures! Me and this girl have been through so much together so to have to hand her off to a guy - it's not easy. Luckily Ryan is amazing and their chemistry together really shows in these pictures. From someone who knows, she is not always easy to deal with, it takes a special person to love her as much as Ryan does! I cannot wait for the big day and I wish you guys the most amazing life together.

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Baby R

I got a call asking if I would be interested in doing C-Section photos. I told Victoria that I had never done it before but if she was okay with that I would be happy to jump on board. This little guy just had the whole world stop for him because baby had to come out and so many things had to fall into place to make this happen. He came out perfect! Meeting this sweet family and the love that they have for him and what they have been through to get to this point was honestly life changing. 

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Spontaneous Road Trip - Elberta, AL

This weekend Blain and I took a spontaneous road trip to visit my parents. They live in the cutest area and are living the dream with their boat in their back yard, on the canal, where they are frequently visited by dolphins and otters. We hit traffic on the way and were running late...I of course made us later by making Blain stop to take some quick pics and I may have also utilized the sun roof.

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Baby Sophia

My best friend gave birth to her gorgeous baby girl this past weekend. I was so lucky to get to take pictures of these precious moments of her first child. It was the most beautiful experience! It wasn't easy for her, but Sophia Grace made her appearance on Sunday January 29 at 11lb 9oz and 22 1/2"

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BVI Trip

This year for Christmas my family took an amazing trip to the British Virgin Islands. The color of the water, how soft the sand is, and the size of the fish. It's unbelievable. So I thought I would share a little taste of that.

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Shelby & Steven

Over the weekend I was able to go visit my best friend for her baby shower. While I was there we took a short trip to Flat Rock Park in Columbus for a quick maternity shoot. Guys, she is so pretty! I love her and her husband and the love they share.

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