Photo by Katie Pritchard Photography
WOW. What an amazing past couple of weeks I’ve had. All I can say is that in spite of the wide range of emotions the wedding process conjures up, the end result makes it all worth it. I am loving my new life with my husband (what?!) as we settle into our place in Pasadena and revel in this surreal post-wedding bliss.
And just in case you haven’t officially had way more than your fill of wedding posts and ‘grams (ha! sorry guys!), I have so much to share in the very near future! xo
Our Save the Dates are on Oh So Beautiful Paper today! You can see more photos and read about our design process over here! xo
SOLD OUT (thanks everyone!)
There are four more large flat rate boxes stuffed with a crazy amount of scrapbooking + craft supplies in my shop!
(Open to US residents only this time – thanks guys!)
Getting rid of everything in sight is the name of the game these days. It was only fitting that it earned a spot in my Capture album!
Photos from our wedding hashtag (so ridic, I know) #ammlovesjohn on Instagram
LIFE. IS. CHAOS. <— That’s the only way to sum up my life as of late.
But really, it’s the best kind of chaos. Crafting, choosing music, spending extra time with family + friends, trying to get rid of everything I own, crossing items off my seemingly never-ending to-do list…it feels good. Of course, I’m stressed to the max about running out of time and not accomplishing everything I want to accomplish, but as John so wisely reminded me the other day, we somehow, someway, always made it through finals in art school. Finals that involved giant projects, high stakes, and major rewards once the final critiques were over and school was dismissed for another semester. So really, a wedding is nothing more than a “final.” Albeit, a BIG final. With lots of gold fringe.
My goal is to finish the majority of our DIY projects this week so that Friday night can be spent shopping for honeymoon clothes (yay!) and catching up with my mom, outside of the all-consuming wedding realm. I’ll let you know how it goes…
Yesterday I shared my top seven photography tips over on Amy Tan’s blog. Be sure to check it out and let me know what else you would like to learn about taking pictures! I may or may not be putting together a big photography + styling online class in the very near future ;)
Crazy two weeks ahead, but I had to squeeze in a fun Capture spread! This week I focused on the awesome pop-up photography workshop I recently attended and used a clear adhesive pocket to house all of the awesome memorabilia I collected. Easy peasy.
After working in the scrapbooking / craft industry for over three years, I’ve amassed an insane amount of product. It was ridiculous for me to think that I needed to keep it all this time, through various moves and craft spaces, “just in case” the right project came along and I absolutely could not create without that one pack of stickers. So, in an effort to lighten my load, I have filled sixteen large flat rate boxes with a ton of awesome products from a variety of manufacturers. I am so happy to lighten my load AND pass along a ton of supplies to good homes. You can get your own box of goodies here! Happy Friday!
photo by @thestyleeater
Lately I’ve been feeling pretty confident about balancing wedding planning, moving, working, and squeezing in a little unscheduled time for working out + all that good stuff. But tonight…oh man. The stress is palpable. I just realized I only have TWO WEEKS left and all I can think is, “let’s push the date back another month! Or five!” (Ha!)
In other news, thanks to an unexpected urge to get rid of everything I own, I spent all of today ruthlessly cleaning out my craft + office supplies. There’s nothing quite like an impending move to strip away any sort of emotional attachment to my possessions! I have to say that the whole process was completely energizing. I feel so good about the things I am keeping and the things I am parting with. Tomorrow (Friday) I’ll be listing a bunch of flat-rate boxes stuffed with AWESOME craft supplies in my shop. I’ll keep you posted!
P.S. Thank you SO MUCH for all of your wonderful PNW recommendations! I can’t wait to plan our trip around your thoughtful suggestions! Keep ‘em coming! xo
I’m sharing a DIY gold-dipped coaster tutorial over on At Home In Love today! Enjoy!