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New Necklace Display!

I went to Michael’s today. Always dangerous. Normally I go overboard and buy everything I see that I think might even be a little bit useful to me, so I tried to restrain myself this time. I am proud to tell you that I spent under $20 this trip! I bought two new bottles of paint which I’m psyched to try out because I’m actually really horrible at mixing my own colors. The true treasure of this particular trip, however, is the most wonderful necklace display I have ever seen.

About a year ago, I bought myself a traditional black velvet necklace display only to find that my camera panicked when photographing a piece on a totally black background and left it devoid of any color other than blinding white. Needless to say, I retired that display to holding a nice necklace of mine on a bookshelf. So you must understand how thrilled I was to see a necklace display covered not in black velvet, but rustic, rough, elegant, perfect, loose weave cotton. I’m over the moon and I’m so excited to start taking photographs of my products on this baby! I deem her Victoria the Grand. And I love her.

Also, I can hook earrings in to take pictures of the whole set!



That beautiful beast you see in the background is Rupert the guardian of the printer. My Granny gave him to me for Christmas. 😀


Save the Date!

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While we were home over Spring Break, Thomas and I had our engagement pictures taken for the Save the Dates! We’ve been engaged since high school and have been waiting to get married until we graduated college so this has been a LONG engagement. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to finally be to the point where we can start doing Save the Dates and invitations and decoration planning! I wanted to share a few of our pictures because the photographer is absolutely incredible. We met with her on a Thursday and she was able to schedule a photo shoot for the very next day because we had to leave on Saturday.

Check out her facebook page and look through more of her pictures. Rachel Owen is a wonderful photographer and I’m so excited to have her for our wedding! Her business is called Catching Violet Photography.

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting married at 3:00 on June 9, 2012 so that’s!

Some of the pictures were taken on the bridge in front of my house in Oregon. We live on a farm with a pond that has an island in the middle so my dad and I built this bridge going from the shore out to the island. I was pretty young when we built it and he told me that years later I would be getting married and I could stand on the bridge with my husband and say “I built this bridge with my dad when I was little.” It only seemed right to take a few pictures on the bridge.

And that’s my gorgeous husband-to-be!

That’s a picture of my Granny 57 years ago wearing the dress that I’ll be wearing at my wedding. I doubt I’ll be able to wear it as well as she did though. My mom wore it too.

Six years ago we had our first kiss in this park in that very spot. The park is a really cool giant wooden castle.

This is my favorite set of pictures. I love his expression in the bottom picture. God, I love that man. I think I’ll just have to marry him!

Expect to see more wedding related pictures as June 9th approaches!

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