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Gearing up for CAMP

CAMP - Creating Art Meaning Purpose

Each year as school draws to an end, you can feel a buzz in the air. When the days are longer, the nights are warmer and the sweet smell of jasmine fills the air – it’s time for CAMP!

Leaving home and hitting the road to adventure — shacking up in cabins, soaking in all the fresh air — learning something new and meeting friends that’ll last a lifetime.

CAMP – Creating Art Meaning Purpose, was started in 2012 by Ginny Branch, Erica Loesing, Amy OsabaMax LeBlanc, and Maria Taylor with the dream of building a creative community and nurturing the talents of artists and innovators, particularly those in the realm of stylists, photographers, floral designers, calligraphers, designers, artists and bloggers. This year I am happy to join the team as we create CAMP Classes and Workshops. We’ve got a schedule in the works that will blow your socks off!

So grab your canteen and bug spray, it’s going to be one unforgettable summer!

CAMP - Creating Art Meaning Purpose

CAMP - Creating Art Meaning Purpose

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Logo Design: Erica Loesing/Photos: Amber Fouts

Posted 5/15/13, Topic: Blog, Events

Three cheers for Friday! + Instaweek

You know why I love Instaweek here on the blog? It’s always so fun to go back through the week’s Instagram photos and have a little glimpse at what your life looked like that week. I usually say things to myself like, “Whoa, that was this week?” Sometimes it’s amazing at just how much you can cram into one week.

You see, I’ve always been a fan of journals, well the idea of journals at least. I’ve never been disciplined enough to keep a journal. I kick myself all the time for not taking just a few minutes out of the day to jot down a thought or two. For me, Instagram is the next best thing – it’s a pictorial journal. Seeing the images jogs my memory and always brings a smile to my face.

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Posted 5/10/13, Topic: Blog

Say hello!

We’re back with more awesome pieces to add to our inventory!

I instantly fell in love with these tulip bulb trays from Holland. Once used to transport tulip bulbs, their stacking design paired with wire mesh bottoms allowed air to circulate around the bulbs during travel. My head is full of beautiful ways to use these trays, how would you use them?

Our Ginny Farm Table was handcrafted by Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder and given to me as a Christmas present. (He’s such a keeper!) It’s constructed of reclaimed wood and has a distressed white-washed finish. It’s named after the oh-so-talented stylist, Ginny Branch and has been her go-to table for many shoots.

Our Belvedere Ottomans are as cute as they come. Constructed and upholstered in-house, they’re large enough for sitting and also work great as a coffee table.

Believe it or not, we still have more new inventory coming your way! Stay tuned!

Posted 5/9/13, Topic: Blog, Vintage Finds

Elegant Ranch Wedding for Once Wed

This ranch wedding inspiration is proof that you don’t have to have over-the-top decor to have a beautiful wedding.

I am in love with the simplistic beauty – amazing photographer, stunning florals and show-stopping getaway car – just a few ingredients for one unforgettable day.

Odalys did a beautiful job of capturing the raw beauty of the ranch setting. She has the gift of being able to showcase a setting’s true beauty and she’s a master of light. Rosegolden did an absolutely incredible job with all of the florals. The deep purples tones blended with the softest of pinks is so stunning. My buddy Raney worked her magic again with hair and make-up. (And if you think her work is pretty, you should totally meet her in person. She has the best spirit and will have you rolling in the floor laughing in no time.)

A big hug to all of the lovely vendors involved in this shoot. These photos make my heart smile!

Also, a big thank you to Once Wed for featuring this shoot. Hop on over to Once Wed to check out the full gallery of images.

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Photography: Odalys Mendez // Planning: Sarah Chancey // Flowers: Rosegolden // Invitation Suite: Lazaro Press // Gown: Ines Di Santo// Groomswear: The Modern Gent // Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN // Bride’s Earrings:BHLDN // Hair and Makeup: Raney O’Keefe // Furniture Rental: Blue Eyed Yonder // Plates, Linens, and Lanterns: Pottery Barn // Location: Private Ranch

Posted 5/8/13, Topic: Blog, Events

Wed Loft – Vendors We Heart

Happy, happy Monday everybody! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. If you live near Atlanta, I’m sure you’re still drying out your galoshes. Whew! What a rainy, rainy weekend. Thought about trading in the truck for a boat!

On a much brighter and sunnier note… a big hug to WedLoft for adding Blue Eyed Yonder to their list of “Vendors We Heart.” We’re so happy to be a part of the family.

Hop on over to WedLoft to check out BEY’s interview. Find out the one must-have item I have on hand when working and where I can be found on my “off” days.

Posted 5/6/13, Topic: Blog

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