Creative Wedding Ideas! (Part 2)

Most of you know that I work full-time in insurance, but I also have a photography business that I own/operate, as well. Here is post 2 about all the creativity I’ve seen at weddings over the years. There’s some really cute ideas I’ve had the privilege to photograph! All photos to follow taken by: ME! (And if you’d like to see Part 1, CLICK HERE!)

13. Have a spot set aside for the kids!


(This was a fantastic area that the kids could gather tother and play in! Much less noise from them, for sure!)


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Distinctive Deck Designs – Creating a Smaller Carbon Footprint, One Deck at a Time!

Happy Friday, everyone! On Fridays I start thinking more about the weekend, because it’s almost upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I’m normally pretty ready for the weekend!

Recently my hubby and I had the back yard fenced in with a pretty white PVC-material privacy fence, and it’s opened a whole new range of options for us. One of them that I’m really pushing for is something I’m calling my “Star-Gazing Deck”. I LOVE looking at the stars at night, and I really want a specific place (that can be used during the day, of course) but is specifically used at night to lay out on and gaze at the stars! The perfect thing to do over the weekends, especially!

So imagine my surprise that, as we’re discussing putting a deck in the back yard and the implications of that, Tatum Williams from Distinctive Deck Designs contacted me with a guest post idea! She definitely made ME think, and I hope she’ll make you think, too! Here’s what she had to say…


There are many concerns when building a deck, one of which is what impact a deck can have on the environment. Since trees are constantly cut down to create the great deal of lumber needed for these projects, many people have decided to give composite decking a try. Depending on the company, composite decking can be made mostly out of recycled materials; for instance, Trex decking is primarily comprised of 95% recycled materials while saving 400 million pounds of plastic and  wood from landfills a year. With every green conscious deck that is built, it is important to consider the materials you are using and the landscaping of the location before proceeding.

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Allow Me to Introduce You!

It dawned on me the other day that I haven’t introduced everyone to the newest member of our family! And then I started thinking…have I introduced any of the rest of the family, so everyone can put names and faces together? Oh boy. I haven’t! So, here we go…


Well, obviously, that’s me there, holding the cat. Hey, y’all! If you want to know more about me, just CLICK HERE, and we’ll leave it at that!

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A Winner… and the Spring-Easter Holiday Shelf!

You remember we were having a giveaway last week for some fantastic Van’s Natural Foods products, right? Well, we have a winner!

Calli Welsch! Calli, you are the winner! Congrats!!! Please shoot me an email at and I’ll get you all set up! Thanks so much to everyone who participated!

And now…

I can hardly believe that it’s time to decorate my holiday shelf again! 2014 is much better than 2013, as far as holiday spacing on the calendar is concerned. I had a good amount of time for the St. Patricks’s Day decor to stay up, and now Easter and Spring are coinciding nicely! So, may I present, the Spring-Easter Holiday Shelf!


Now, I MAY be a bit willing to admit that I MIGHT have gone a little bit bright and colorful and cheerful on this one. I. DON’T. CARE. It’s SPRING, for goodness sake! And EASTER, too!

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How to Balance Life at Home with Work Obligations

If you’re like me, you’re always searching for the perfect balance, and one area that I’m constantly fighting my own self in is the battle of WORK vs. HOME. Sometimes it’s literally exhausting, and I’m  not sure I’ll ever find the answer to it. It can be discouraging! So when Sarah from contacted me and wanted to share information along these lines for all of us at The Road to Domestication, I jumped at the chance! Let’s see if she can help!

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