Have you ever heard that term used to describe items that have been slightly used. Well, today I am labeling these apothecary jars as “previously loved”. You may recognized this little collection of glass because it was formerly known as the 101010 Candy Bar (my favorite station at the reception!) It was filled with teal m&m’s, yogurt covered raisens, chocolate caramel balls and vanilla mints. It was beautiful. However, like everything else from 101010, after the festivities ended they reclaimed their position in the basement of my parent’s house. Last weekend Michael and I went home to visit and I came back with a CAR LOAD of stuff!
(If you could see how tiny our little house is, you would understand how ridiculous it was that I keep bringing back MORE STUFF! We have no where to put it all!) ANYWAY, I decided to save these beautiful jars from their cardboard box home in the basement and find a way to use them for Christmas! This was easier than I thought. Without spending more than $4, I created a little winter tablescape for the kitchen. I bought a bag of pine cones from walmart for $4 (they smell like Cinnamon!) and used unwanted Christmas ornaments to fill the rest! I love it. Now Michael may come home from work today and say “is all of that really staying on the kitchen table for the next month?!”…. and my answer will be yes, yes it is because it’s pretty! and it’s Christmas time! and you can have obnoxiously large displays at Christmas time and get away with it!! Right? Anyway, if any of you past brides have any decor left over from your big day, be create and re-use some of your “previously loved” stuff! It’s fun and it’s a huge $$$ saver! Happy Wednesday!
Ps. I tried taking these shots in the kitchen without showing too much of the walls because they aren’t DONE yet! I have like 32 frames to fill… once they are filled, I’ll feel a little better about showing the house:) It’s a work in progress!!
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!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.