About a year ago, I was contacted through Etsy by a soon-to-be bride who commissioned me to design some custom wedding programs for her Arizona desert-chic wedding. These were so fun to create as I gathered southwest-themed and desert botanical inspiration and worked with her to create these programs that also served as fans for guests to keep cool with during the outdoor Fall ceremony. Her wedding, perfectly captured by photographer Paul Von Rieter, was so unique and beautiful, that it was recently featured on one of the most notable wedding blogs around, Style Me Pretty. I don’t always get to see my designs in action after releasing them to clients, so it was really exciting to not only see my programs photographed in context of the wedding day, but to also see them featured online on such a huge platform.
The longer I live in small town Texas, the more I love it. You can drive in any direction outside of Graham, and you will always find yourself on country roads, passing through wide open fields, winding up and down through hill country, and it truly never gets old.
Chris decided to pitch in with some friends on renting a deer lease about 25 minutes outside of town, and we spent our Saturday date night eating burgers and fries from an old local diner, cruisin’ with the windows down in our recently-inherited Chevy pickup (thanks in-laws!), and yes I even sat in the middle seat all cozy-like next to my man. He took me out to the land and showed me around, and we enjoyed the fresh air and peace and quiet. We spotted deer tracks and hog tracks and scouted out the best spots for prime time hunting. I should also add that I was on high alert at all times because I just know one of these days I WILL cross a rattler, and I will always be ready to run and frolic through the fields to avoid that moment at all costs. Nevertheless, I look forward to many more weekends together exploring and adventuring on this piece of land.
This weekend I watered plants and fed kittens for my friend who was out of town, and I had to whip out my iphone and take a few snapshots of her lovely backyard details. Succulents are just so great, aren’t they? There are so many different shapes, colors, and dimensions, they are timeless and beautiful, and they make for some fun photos!
The ever-inspiring Minted is hosting another design challenge – this time for all submissions of all kinds. I thought I’d take another stab at it and submit some more of my photos and see what happens. Voting is open, and if you look to the right of your screen, you’ll see a “voting badge” where you can link to Minted and see all the submissions and make your votes for your favorite designs and photographs. You can also click here to see my designer page and see all my submitted and available photographs and designs from past and current challenges at the bottom of my designer profile. I’d LOVE to win some cash again, so if you like what you see, vote for me!
Just click on each image below to be directed to it’s coordinating voting page where you can rate, critique, “like,” and comment.