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Mark + Carly – Dallas Couples Session

I used to have her photo on my Myspace page… if that isn’t creepy crazy, I’m not sure what is. This girl, I tell you, this girl, she melts my heart. With that southern accent and

3 Girls, 22 Dogs, and One Cross Country Road Trip

I don’t even know where or how to start this post beyond the fact that I am about to embark on one hell of an adventure (and if you’re lucky, I’ll take you with.) Regardless of the

The Day I Stopped Letting Fear Win

I wanted to first title this blog post “Fear can kiss my big white bum” but I didn’t want to offend anyone… truth be told, that’s what I believe! We live our lives in

5 Gifts that Give Back

If you read my post from Monday, you might know that I am not crazy about consumerism during the holidays. While I do love shopping, the whole idea of guessing what people could possibly want or

Christmas is Within Us

It’s that time of year again, when we fill our homes with the smell of pine needles, get pieces of glitter and tinsel all over our face, and we silly grin as we string garland and lights

Hey, You Matter

Hey there, you matter. Yes, you. You are wonderful, brilliant, beautiful and enough. It’s crazy how enough you are and I want you to share your story…  are you with me? I always love

Practicing What I Preach : Ch- ch- ch- changes

I’ve been thinking of this post for awhile but the Type A, routinized gal in me hasn’t allowed myself to type it. This past year has been crazy, it has been full and overwhelming and

Featured: Watercolor on Wedding Chicks Blog

Seeing my work on any other website is always such an honor, but this feature was extra special to me because it was my first time trying out wedding invitations suites and it was featured on one of

Taylor + Jessica – San Francisco Engagement

I got a sweet email from Jessica right before I flew into San Francisco! She had been following my Instagram and saw that I had posted that I would be in her city for a few days. I immediately

Shop Small, Shop Local, Support Creatives

Happy Black Friday, y’all! I am enjoying the comfort of my warm bed as I write this and it’s something that I am eternally grateful for. Before I started this whole creative endeavor

Shout It From The Rooftops: Thanks

Shout it from the rooftops, what are you thankful for? It’s a day where people are posting the things they are thankful for and to be honest, it’s refreshing to see a feed filled with

Trent + Stacy – San Francisco Destination Wedding

I met Stacy and Trent a little over a year ago when they were home in Wisconsin for the holidays. I felt like I had known them forever, since their siblings are good friends of mine (and

Choose the Challenge

They say that traveling with someone can make or break your friendship. I always approach traveling as an adventure but I am well aware of the fact that not everyone has the same travel style or

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen

The Grande Finale

I know I celebrated a bit a few weeks back that I was wrapping up my wedding season but a little piece of me was holding on to the last drop of energy because my wedding season still has one soiree

Let’s Talk About Authenticity

Authenticity, it seems like the new “catch phrase” that’s being thrown around all over the land of social media (and real life, too.) People continue to post and post about how