Monday, April 30, 2012

some happy things

one of my favorite prints by katie daisy
seemed appropriate to share today as i was thinking 
over some things that make me happy.

first off, i received some good news from a followup doctor appointment last week.
ya'll know that sorta thing eats me up
so i was just so thankful to hear that issue was clear for now!

i'm really tickled...
savannah will be home in about two weeks!
i know its so ridiculously cliche
but this year really went by fast.
while i have missed her every single day,
she's had a fabulous freshman year at UGA
& is coming home having made straight A's
& is on the deans list.
i realize that's kinda obnoxious but i'm proud so i just have to share!

it seems like it was just yesterday when she was going through rush.

she's going to be doing an internship at our church
& i think she'll be working with the middle schoolers....
which means she'll have little bit with her this summer!
little bit 
middle schooler.
goodness. gracious. alive.

it's kinda weird around here having only two children.
madi flew out last week to Salt Lake City.
she qualified for nationals in DECA
& will be competing there until later this week!

 i've sure missed having her around.
i think this shot was taken in park city!

& here she is with a random unidentified cute boy.
found this one on facebook.
please tell me i'm not the only mom who downloads her children's facebook pics
with random unidentified cute boys.
i'm certain she's going to tuck that wallet down in her purse.
safety first!

emi's wrapping up the last couple weeks in her freshman year
& spending her time learning to drive.
with dan.
i'm not the drivers ed teacher with my girls.
they have a calm, non-reactive dad who is gifted with the patience of job.
so he's the winner!
she's loving working with the baseball team as a manager.
our highschool was state champs last year
& heading in to the playoffs so she's definitely in a fun place!

i'm so tickled to share with you that Carol & Company 
was able to donate a sizable gift to Wellspring Living
thanks to your purchases last week!!
they are currently furnishing some apartments for the girls
& so the funds went directly to that project!
they currently have an amazon list of their needs,
please feel free to join in if you so desire!

& the lucky duck winner of the sorority girl mongram bracelet by John Wind

tara is one of the kindest most loyal bloggers out there so i was so happy
to count down to #27 & see she had won!!

  give thanks to him and praise his name
for the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.
psalm 100 4&5

Friday, April 27, 2012

my new studio

months ago dan encouraged me to create a studio
or a workplace if you will.
i was traveling around the house with my laptop
& felt sorta homeless.
we basically were only using our living room 
as the room that holds the christmas tree
so it seemed the perfect space.

we found two perfect homes for the sofas
& began to make a plan.
during the interim caroline enjoyed having her own personal dance space!

basically i need a place to write, edit photos
& work on noonday.
we had our budget in mind & headed to world market to purchase
a table, chair and a couple other little pieces for the space.

i realize it's pretty sparse right now
but too much clutter actually makes me nervous.
i'm going to let the room evolve...
may or may not add storage for my noonday inventory
may or may not do something different with lighting
(i'd love a chandelier)
may or may not reupholster one of dan's moms chairs that she passed down to me
may or may not add some art
or make some big boards to showcase photography.

but for now i'm loving the space.
when the girls come home from school
someone usually camps out in here & works on homework.
i wanted a big comfy chair so that while i'm working on the computer
someone can snuggle up with a book. 

i realize it's probably a designer's nightmare
or it looks completely uninspiring to you
but it's  perfect for me!
i usually have the window closest to my desk open
& listen to the birds right out side my window
that nest in the maple tree
while listening to fleetwood mac or needtobreathe on pandora.
i love it!

because i thought you might ask~~
table, stool, metal organizing shelf - world market
camera bag- jeanne oliver
business cards - minted
white chair- IKEA
big striped frame with beach photo - the handmade home 
beach photo i had printed on canvas - easy canvas prints
salvaged tarp France bucket - restoration hardware
leather journals - anthropologie
framed art - janet hill
gold frames- collected at country living fair & gifts from a friend
brinkley - adopt a golden agency in atlanta ;)


thank you to my dan for encouraging me to
begin this new adventure with my photography
& with noonday.
thank you for wanting to me have a space to be me.
thank you for believing in my dreams
especially the ones i didn't even know i had in my heart...
i'll love you forever with all of mine.