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The Breakfast Nook

We’ve been dealing with buying a new refrigerator for my mother’s condo the last couple of days. Not exactly what we were expecting when we woke up Monday morning, but we love the tenants and needed get them something ASAP. Lowe’s made it happen, as did the Lowe’s card.

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to make the breakfast nook post for sometime but the Charleston Home Magazine site needed to be updated. We got our copy of the magazine just before the beginning of the month. It’ll be available until the spring and the online version of the article can be found HERE. That was a helpful hint to go buy a copy! The photos were taken by Julia Lynn. Check out her site, her work is wonderful. We had a wonderful time working with Julia and Ellen, the magazine’s director. Thanks again for selecting our space!

Charleston Home Magazine

I took some new photos of the room last week and I’ll share them with you along with some of the history of various elements in the room.

It started with an inspiration photo featuring the shelves and then veered way off course. The shelves were purchased from Pottery Barn and as much as I love them, they were a splurge. I found this DIY solution on Pinterest that may serve as inspiration. Other new purchases include the rug, chairs and seat cushions, all purchased from World Market. Paint color is Wasabi by Valspar.

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One-Room Revamp Challenge – Sneak Peek

Early this summer we entered Charleston Home Magazine’s One-Room Revamp Challenge. Lo and behold we’re one of the runners-up and our breakfast nook will be featured in the Fall/Winter issue, which will be out next week. I snapped a photo from the kitchen after the photo shoot and since it’s close to being out, I wanted to share the news.

I’ll post more info next week!

Bon Weekend – with a side of awesomesauce.

Our copy of LOHAS arrived on Wednesday! I posted the mock-ups that were sent to Stacey a few weeks ago, and we were very happy with them, but it’s hard to fully appreciate it until it’s in your hands. The entire magazine is so, so very lovely, and we’re honored that we were the one of the couples chosen to represent the concept of a ‘green’ wedding in this publication.

LOHAS Magazine

All images click through to larger versions.
Oh hai, I’m a published photographer now! The incredible Stacey Bode is a goddess, and this was one event she was working solo. Sadly, that meant that during the hectic afternoon with the venue and reception being a half mile apart, some photos didn’t happen because I didn’t manage to have things like having the invitations available for her to photograph. I was too busy burning my fingers with the hot glue gun! So I took that photo. 🙂
LOHAS Magazine

LOHAS Magazine

I’m waiting for Lily to share if there is any significance to the napkin/handkerchief she sent with the magazine, other than it being very beautiful. I opted to put it with my mother’s old napkin ring for this shot. We’re so tickled that they used one of our photos for the display on the right!
LOHAS Magazine

Some more of the magazine…
This is another couple that was featured, Colin and Mia.
LOHAS

The spread also featured the site, Green Union, which I’d never heard of before and I’m glad I did, and now I’m passing it on! LOVE the Maypole, we really wanted to have one for our celebration.
LOHAS
Site: greenunion.co.uk/
Blog: www.greenunion.co.uk/blog/

This article showcases the many ways to use the giant lotus.
LOHAS

LOHAS

This lovely image is part of an article on making furniture/joints by hand. I may update this with some more shots.
LOHAS

More decor style.
LOHAS

Thrifty style.
LOHAS

Again, our many thanks to Lily, for finding us and being so awesome to work with!

LOHAS Magazine Feature

Several weeks ago one of our photos on Flickr received a comment from Lily, who is an editor for LOHAS magazine in China, asking us if we were interested in being featured in an article highlighting green weddings. LOHAS is an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. After we received some more information from Lily, Michael, Stacey and I talked and decided to go for it! We were sent 18 questions to fill out and were requested to send about 50 images from our wedding, our day after shoot, and a few Michael and I took during during the preparations phase.

Stacey received scans of the feature, and they used a photo in another feature! Here are the images I ripped from Stacey’s site…if you want to see larger versions, please visit her post. Just click on those images to enlarge.


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We’ll be receiving our copies sometime soon and I’ll take photos of magazine then.

Thank you Lily!

For Family & Friends

On the left – copies that are going out to family members that couldn’t make it to the wedding with a note from our parents.

On the right – copies that will go out to some of our friends as part of our ‘Thank You’ gifts. We’re doing some other stuff for them as well.

We’re ‘out’…

The Fall 2009 edition of Weddings Unveiled is out and we’re in it!!!!! My mother wants to buy a ton to send out. We need to pick them up from different locations as to not deplete the supply for everyone else. 🙂 Thank You Weddings Unveiled! We really enjoyed working with you!


evita and michael 05.01.09
Here are the screen shots, but EVERYONE needs to go buy a copy!



{Photo credit: Weddings Unveiled Magazine}

I’ve been collecting the mag since last summer and really love the diversity in the weddings they feature, but seriously? We are still a little amazed that we were selected and we’re excited and honored to be featured alongside some really awesome events, especially the ‘Free Wedding’ in which they one of the sponsors.

I have no idea what happened to the Spring edition.

Green Wedding Shoes

{Photo credit: Stacy Bode}
These vintage Andrew Geller shoes were originally bought at Stefan’s in Atlanta when I was a bridesmaid in Ms. Bode’s wedding. They had sassy hot pink linen rectangular tabs on the toe, but for Stacey’s wedding I pulled them off and replaced them with orange gerbera daisies. Our bridesmaid colors were orange and we carried bouquets of green hydrangeas.

Last year I had them resoled at Peter & Sons in South Windermere shopping center. The insoles and toe embellishments were done by me and the sterling acorn brooches were purchased on eBay. One was a killer deal and the other used up the savings from the first. Of course, I didn’t think there were too many around so I pounced on both auctions. I saw two more about two weeks later for closer to the price of the first brooch but I knew I needed to get them when I could. I used Swarovski hot fix rhinestones in the color olivine. I was tickled green {;)} that the rhinestone arrangement ended up being a hexagon.

{Photo credit: Evita Smith}
My shoes before I retired the daisies. I often had people tell me the daisies would bring smiles to their faces. It was a sad moment when I pulled them off.

{Photo credit: Evita Smith}
After a resole by Peter & Sons in South Windermere shopping center. Our family has used them for decades!

{Photo credit: Evita Smith}
The cats were made from a Martha Stewart punch we purchased at Michael’s last year. The green glitter sticker material is from my Peacock Goddess costume skull ‘extras’. I ordered the sheets from Sam Flax (4 years ago).
{Photo credit: Evita Smith}

I pleated both the taffeta and double-side satin ribbon. I chose the taffeta because the pleating was crisper. Doing this project alone took FOREVER! This was close to how I originally envisioned the restoration until I was going through one of my fabric bins and rediscovered a fabric flower garland. I deconstructed a couple of flowers and BAM! The final product came to fruition. I let the process flow by it’s own accord and I couldn’t be happier with the end results.

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