Friday, October 14, 2011

Joe McElroy and Laura Reitzel: Engagement

I was so thrilled and blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of this and I love them both dearly. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Inspiration from a blog!

So my mother's birthday was September 23rd which happens to be the first day of Autumn {yay} and while pondering ideas, I remember that I had seen this blog post on "A Beautiful Mess" 1. I like this blog because Elsie has cute craft ideas a lot of the time and 2. her name is Elsie and some people call me Elsie. Ok anyways, ever since Fall weather started to come around, I had been wanting to make that leaf garland and amongst pondering what to make my mom for her birthday (home made things can be so much cooler than store bought items occasionally) I thought what better present than the leaf garland?? It's pretty and it's autumn themed. So I headed to Hobby Lobby (a.k.a. crafting heaven) and bought everything I needed. It was really fun to make and she loved it!

you need big open floor crafting space. it helps a lot :) 

 I bought this big bouquet of flowers while I was there and individually cut them to make it look nice in the mason jar I had also picked up. I randomly came up with this myself and thought she would like it. And they're fake so they'll last forever! or at least until the cat gets to them.
clearly up to no good.

the garland is delicately hanging on tapestry hooks in our living room. Brings the feeling of Autumn into the house quite nicely :) I'm really happy with how it turned out and I think I'm going to make some for my bedroom as well!

Tomorrow I'm heading to south side to get some black and white engagement shots of my friends Joe and Laura. I'm very excited, I love them. And my camera. Happy weekend!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I often speak of what I hope to come, but not what is. And my intentions rarely line up with my actions.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

parlez-vous le francais?

Got my hands on French rosetta stone. Could not be happier. I haven't been able to take French since Junior year because I made it up to French 4 when I was at WA and that's all that they offer and John Tyler only has French 1&2 which would probably be a waste of money so annnnyway....I've been craving to learn more French and keep up with it because I really don't want to forget any and since I am aspiring to live in Montreal within the next year or two if everything goes well with school then French will become even more important in my life. So I have all levels of rosetta stone and I'm starting from the beginning because it will be a good review/fresh start. I talked to Elliott Shaw on Tuesday night about life and such and we started talking about French because he lived in France for a semester when he was in high school and he is pretty much fluent, can speak extremely fast, and has a perfect French accent. And while talking to him I found out that French is his major even though he's not entirely sure what he wants to do with it, and I'm sort of in the same boat because I plan on making it my minor. And then we ended up having a mildly lengthy conversation on facebook in French which made me very happy cause I understood pretty much everything he was saying :) I'm still extremely far from being fluent buuuut rosetta stone will take me a lot farther, I believe. I'm pretty much at that point where if you were to ask me on the spot "how do you say ____ ___ _____" then I may not necessarily know the answer, but if I see French written then I get the gist of what it is saying. This whole thing just excites me and I'm not sure why :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just showing some soy lovin'

My mother's parting gift before she went to Utah

Monday, September 12, 2011

Give my friends a listen!

They are called Shy, Low. Their music is the bees knees, makes you feel magical, and they are lovely boys! They're doin' post-rock the right way. I personally love "Heavy Hands". You can like their facebook page here!! *plug* Ok good day friends.