Thursday, July 25, 2013

If music be the food of love, play on...


So this amazing photographer asked me to do a styled wedding shoot with her. I'm so honored to have been a part of this! So much fun planning and making everything, I mean, who doesn't love getting to plan another wedding!
I absolutely adore how natural Chelsie's photography is, the gorgeous natural lighting and unposed look of her subjects, it's just stunning! Check out her website here: Chelsie Moreland Photography. So psyched to have been part of this (did I mention that already :-))!
And I have to give credit to the rest of the people who helped to make this happen: We had a great make-up artist, Lacy Covey. My aunt and uncle let us use their beautiful land. Chelsie's husband let us use the horse trailer, Marxophone, and even their dining room table! And we had incredible models. Which I need to brag on a little more. Seriously, the models (my friends Andy and Kerri), were amazing. They worked in terrible conditions: heat,wind, bugs, no food for hours, and were incredibly helpful and patient. Andy let us borrow his beautiful phonograph and Kerri found her own dress and shoes to wear and they really made the shoot work. I mean, look how adorable they are:
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
So, now for the rest of the photos, which Chelsie has graciously lent me. Please only copy and repost with her permission. I seriously want to post all of them, but I will try to narrow it down.
Tablescape
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
So I was going for a kind of old world music feel, with a little rustic Nebraska countryside thrown in of course :-).

Bouquet and Bout
Photos by Chelsie Moreland Photography

Photos by Chelsie Moreland Photography
I had lots of fun with vintage music sheets :-)

Birdcage Veil
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
Table Numbers, to find where you sit
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
Setting the Mood
Photos by Chelsie Moreland Photography
Let's Eat
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
Fanfold pinwheel placecards and little bottles of homemade syrup for favors, 'cause guess what's for dessert?

Dessert
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
Waffles with fresh berries (and cake of course).
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography

Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
And yes, that giant flower on the wall is what our August Class is on (but the ones we make in class will be slightly smaller, that one is seriously 3 feet in diameter).
And a few more pretty pics to leave you with
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography
Photo by Chelsie Moreland Photography



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Friday, July 19, 2013

A few new things...





Saturday, July 13, 2013

July Newsletter!

It's hotter than a pepper sprout out there, and we have some hot news for you!
July 18th, 25th, and 30th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm 
August 3rd: Crazy Day! Come check out our great sales and free face painting from 10:00am-1:00pm!
August 9-11th: Come visit us out at the Big Tent at the fair: prizes and more!
August 22nd: Paper Cone Flower/Wreath Class! Learn how to make a decorative paper flower wall hanging out of book pages. All materials provided, 6:00-9:00pm. $30.00

August 27th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Tuesday of every month except on holidays)
August 29th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Thursday of every month except on holidays)

Make Your Own Drink Umbrellas

Our DIY this month is great for those outdoor summer parties. Not only do they look adorable, but if you use them on a straw and slide them down to the top of your cup, they will also help keep the bugs out of your drink. And they're extremely simple to make. I traced around the bottom of a solo cup and cut out the circle with decorative scissors. 
Then I cut a line in to the center of the circle (if you want this exact, you will have to use a compass instead of a cup :-)). Cut another line into the center, cutting a triangle out of your circle. The wider your triangle, the more "tented" your umbrella will be.
Next punch a hole in the center of your circle and overlap the edges of your triangle, gluing the paper together.
Your punched hole will probably be smaller than your straw. This works well because when you force the straw through, your umbrella will fit tightly on the straw and stay in place.
Enjoy!