…that is the best word to describe Athens, Greece. The city itself was overwhelming in every sense. It was dirty, busy, crowded, congested and really nothing like I had imagined… and then we saw it…. The Acropolis. It sits at the top of a hill overlooking the modern day city of Athens as if to say “I was here first!”. It’s crazy to walk around the ruins of Ancient Greece and think about just how long those stones and columns have been standing! When you stand at the tipy top of the Acropolis you can see all the way to the Aegean Sea and it’s beyond impressive. Michael and I have always wanted to see Ancient Greece and now that we
have seen the Acropolis we feel as if we can check that off our bucket list! While modern Athens isn’t our favorite place in the world… the ruins of the ancient greek city were amazing to walk through and take pictures of…. many many pictures. There were several times that Michael turned around I wasn’t behind him….normally because I had found a stone or a column or an olive branch that was “blog worthy”. ha! We loved our time in Greece but the highlight of the trip was actually in TURKEY! Thoses pictures are coming tomorrow!
That’s right! Another blog post, back to back….. the BLOGGER IS BACK! I’ll be honest…. not blogging much the past two weeks has been a great break…. but I’m ready to start again! I have a new routine, a newly painted studio and a new husband! Life is awesome! However….. I do not have a new desk….that is a VERY important necessity. I’m currently typing on the floor, hunched over my keyboard like an 88 year old woman! The desk is coming this weekend! Thank you Pottery Barn!!!!!!
Did you knowwww…. that the reason Greeks started using so much olive oil in their cooking was because it is too rocky and mountainous to have cattle, thus making it hard to produce butter. So the greeks cook with olive oil instead! Ya learn something new everyday!:)
You’re NOT going to believe this!!!!! But we ran into a friend… in downtown ATHENS GREECE!!!!!! Are you kidding me?! What are the chances?! Laura is a friend of mine and the sister of one of Michael and my close college friends! We literally passed each other on the street and were SHOCKED! How awesome is that?!
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!