Sunday, June 23, 2013

Super Moon 2013

My husband came in the house and told me to grab my camera and "come on."

He wanted me to Shoot the {Super} Moon. 

I've learned manual camera settings are a must for photographing the moon. I played with a few settings and got these two different pictures. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

New Jade Burlap and Lace Wedding Bouquets

I recently ordered "JADE" burlap and am loving the new color for bouquets! I staged a photoshoot on the dirt road to show the three sizes of burlap and lace bridal bouquets I make for my etsy store.
The large Bridal Bouquet is on the left, with the medium size bouquet in the center, and the small bouquet on the right.
 To me the jade burlap is more of a light turquise or teal and works well with the tan, chocolate brown, and cream colored burlap roses.
boots and bouquet
 The medium and small size bouquets are the popular choice for bridesmaids to carry. The small bouquet is also a good size for a toss bouquet.
 The bridal and medium size bridesmaid bouquets for this rustic wedding had pearl accents in the center of each rose. The large and medium bouquets have the lace collar, while the small bouquet does not.

The bouquets easily sit in Mason jars and can be displayed at a wedding reception in a similar fashion. Just have an empty fruit jar sitting on the tables and the bridesmaids can place their bouquet in the jar when entering the reception. Have an another jar on the bride's table to display the bridal bouquet for everyone to admire. Your wedding guest will be impressed with your non-traditional, alternative bouquet choices. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Heather's Burlap and Lace Wedding Bouquets

Heather emailed me today with pictures of her Burlap and Lace Wedding Bouquets. Her order was one of the first custom wedding orders I did last year. I get excited when I get to see the creative ways the bouquets are photographed and all the places my creations get to go.
We used tulle to satisfy Heather's desire to have shades of purple incorporated with the tan, chocolate, and cream burlap. Ivory lace and pearl accents were also included in the bouquets. 

The rustic, elegant, outdoor ceremony was held on a farm at the edge of the woods last September.
The beautiful bride and bridesmaids! I love the plum dresses against the green trees 

Thank you Heather for sending me pictures of your wedding and giving me creative free reign to design your wedding bouquets! You were a pleasure to work with! I wish you and your husband many years of happiness together.

*All photos in this post are by Morgan Marie Southard. Her website can be found here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

On the Road

I love driving the roads less travelled and find myself able to stop and take pictures along the back roads. Many times, these are the pictures that make up my photo a day on Instagram. 

I'm the kinda girl who often drives with the window down, even though the air conditioner works in the truck and its 90+ degrees outside. I'm also the girl who thinks that the road ways look awesome when everyone else thinks they are overgrown. I love the quite of a dirt road and the peaceful journey to enjoy the beauty. 

I'm not a big crowd person, so the black top suits me well. 

This picture along the back roads reminds me of a line from the song Get Your Shine On when it says "summer sky dripping rhinestones." 

I stopped and picked a few wildflowers one evening on the way home from work. 

While I prefer the back roads, sometimes we do have to travel the four lane highway...

Wild pink roses growing on a fence line on the dirt road. 

Thankfully the mowing crews haven't mowed all my favorite roads yet or most of these pictures wouldn't exist. 

Hope you are having a great summer. What's happening on your road?  

A Spring Garden Tour

It's been a while since I shared pictures from my yard and garden, so I thought I would show you around for a few miutes. Almost all of my plants are in rusty, recycled, repurposed containers.
From vintage bed pans, chicken wateres and rusty water jugs, elevated on an old crock pot bowl...
to more rusty chicken feeders...
Our kitty cat loves to sit on the gazebo rail among the roses. The old chair holds a big pot of oregano. I love being able to go out and pick fresh herbs from the yard.
A yucca bloom.
A tiny little spider warts.
The prickly pear cactus is blooming too.
The view from my front door.
My green onions growing in a trash can! I seldom buy green onions at the store (usually at Christmas time for cooking), but when I do, I never throw any part of them away. I used the tops of the onion in my tortilla rollup recipe and then  I planted the bottom part in this old trash can and look at them now.
I'll try to share more garden pics soon! All these pictures where taken with my iPhone - does anyone know of a good blogger app? I email my pics to blogger, then have to edit and create my post on computer...
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Katie's Vintage Barn Wedding Pictures

Katie's Vintage Barn Wedding Pictures
Katie tweeted me last week and shared a picture of her burlap and lace wedding bouquet. I looked at her twitter pictures and fell in love with this vintage barn scene.
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@kt_cook922  tweeted the following picture and said: "@gypsyfarmgirl Loved my bouquet from my September wedding! & Janice was super nice to work with! Thanks again!! :)"
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We tweeted back and forth a few times and I ask her if I could feature her wedding pictures here on my blog. She said yes, and sent me a few more pics!
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Burlap Bouquets and  Cowboy Boots!

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Katie chose a Cream and Tan Burlap and Lace Bridal Bouquet from my etsy store. Pearl accents were added to the center of each rose.
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Amberly Foster Photography
 I love all the photos that were taken at the country barn setting! All photos in this post were taken by Amberly Foster Photography.
Amberly Foster Photography

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Thank you Katie for sharing pictures of your wedding day and allowing me to design your burlap and lace bridal bouquet! I appreciate your positve feedback for my store and work. I wish you and your new husband many years of happiness together!
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