Fall Wallpaper

The (slightly) cooler fall weather is slowly arriving and I think that is worth celebrating! My sweet girl and I took a walk at the park this morning without breaking a sweat! We are so happy you are here again, Fall! 

The cooler weather inspired me to grab a hot cup of coffee and create a fall inspired desktop and wallpaper. This quote has been on the forefront of my mind at all times lately so it seemed an appropriate addition to my desktop.

"Wherever you are, be all there." -Jim Elliot

How to download: click on the link below, the image will open at full size. save the image to your desktop (or photos for iPhone wallpaper). then change your desktop/wallpaper in system preferences or your phone settings.

Desktop Wallpaper

Iphone Wallpaper


If you would have told me four months ago just how much life would change after having a baby, I would have kindly nodded, silently thinking to myself 'I know, I know...' The thing is.... I had no idea. No idea of the things I would learn and experience each day...

Jesus tells his disciples in Luke 9, that in order to follow him they must deny themselves and take up their cross daily. Daily surrender would become more real to me than I had ever known before. The things I wanted to do for myself would be put on the back burner each and every day. Another life would now depend on it. I would experience exhaustion in a new way and then I would experience God's gift of a supernatural strength that comes over us when we need it most. Daily surrender would take on a new form...

Washing bottles piled up in the sink for the third time that day..

Standing by her crib for an extra 15 minutes, quietly talking to her and waiting for her eyes to slowly blink closed...

Spending the next hour, hour and a half or two hours on an exceptionally good day, picking up around the house, answering emails, doing yet another load of laundry, answering more emails...

Changing endless diapers...

All the while suppressing the desire to lay down on the couch with a cup of coffee (that has been reheated for the fifth time that day) and scroll through the endless feed of images on Pinterest. 

And then if you would have told me four months ago how my view and definition of joy would change after expanding our family, I would have thought "I know, I know." But O God, how your plans for us are so much more full of JOY than anything we could have dreamed up on our own. Eleanor started smiling a while back and she is currently mastering her precious laugh. Those sweet features that God created in her for the purpose of spreading joy. What a gift we have been given. 

And how have my working hours changed post-baby? Well, apart from being so much fewer than I ever imagined, they are more full of projects for Sweet Eleanor's nursery. I recently made a banner to hang in her room with the lyrics from "Father's First Spring" by the Avett Brothers. 

Featured: Cottage Hill Magazine

The second issue of Cottage Hill Magazine hit the stands of Barnes and Nobel back in May and I could not wait to get my hands on one and flip through it to find some of these amazing photos! 

I was thrilled to help out with this shoot of a precious family and the sweet story that is portrayed through images. I had the fun task of scripting out a prayer that was read on their wedding day as well as some sweet letters they wrote to one another. As always, there was an incredible team of people working together to make this a very special day. 

VENDORS: Photography: Loft Photography, Styling: Mayhar Design, Florals: Without Wax, Katy, Hair & Make-Up: Makenzi Laine, Venue: Barr Mansion, and the sweet Rundall Family as models. 

Featured: Ethereal Seaside Shoot

I have some gorgeous seaside photos taken by Jenna McElroy that I am excited to share with you! Working on the pieces for this shoot was extra special because it was around the time we were deciding on a name for our little one (who is now due to arrive in 3 WEEKS!).  I couldn't think of any two better names than the ones we had chosen for a boy and a girl, Eleanor Rose and Henry James!

Featured on Once Wed today! Jump over and take a look at some more of the gorgeous photos!

Little Miss E, when you are older I will show you these photos and thank you for being an inspiration to me even before you entered the world.

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VENDORS: Photography: Jenna McElroy | Styling & Florals: Katy Bohls with Without Wax, Katy | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Model: Irena Kukh | Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth | White gown with sleeves: Elizabeth Dye | Gown with beaded top: Rebecca Schoneveld | Makeup & Hair: Andrea Juarez

Sunset in Bodega Bay

I had fun meeting new people (virtually) and creating a few pieces for this west coast styled shoot! These dreamy photos leave me longing for a California coast road trip.....

Featured on Style Me Pretty! Go check out the full spread here!

VENDORS: Photography: Jeremiah And Rachel Photography | Cake: Paper Heart Patisserie | Make-Up: Summer Brazell | Hair: Analise Haines | Dress Shop: Willow Bride | Event And Floral Design: Thistle And Honey Floral | Head Piece: Untamed Petals | Model: Kate Brennan | Paper And Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth | Rentals: Dogwood Party Rentals | Ribbon And Table Runner: Silk And Willow | Venue: Portuguese Beach | Wedding Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone