Lowtide

Doing a commissioned painting is not just about capturing someone else's vision for a piece of art for their home, it is more importantly a tiny journey into another person's heart. And if along the way I make twists and turns, that doesn't really matter in a negative way. Those redirections within the painting process bring about something that is far more captivating in the end than that which would have come about taking the easy way.

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Coastal Airlie

Last spring I coordinated my first styled shoot, and let me tell you, it is so much more work than I imagined! Whew (wiping off that literally sweaty forehead)! Being pretty new to the area, it was so much fun getting to know other wedding vendors in the area and work to create something that embodied the relaxed coastal, Southern vibe that is in the very air we breath here in Wilmington. 

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Sea of Love

I am absolutely over the moon to be featured in Focus on the Coast Weddings! I have never had my art featured in a magazine before, and I am still geeking out about it! This new, local fine art publication headed by Drewe Smith is timeless bridal inspiration at its best, and it makes me so thankful for the art community here and passionate vendors in the area.

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Ecclectic Table Inspiration

There is something about this table that transports me to family gatherings at my grandparents' house. Maybe it's the dainty crystal dishes of fruit, or the green stem wear with a vibe reminiscent of the Seventies. 

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DIY: Guilded Wall Lettering

This project for the newly opened, incredibly chic, Tropez salon here in Wilmington has me on cloud nine! Not only was I able to paint an oversized brush lettering mural on a wall (love that 9ft wide, dramatic art), but I was able to cover it in 18k gold! Talk about a statement piece! You guys, let me tell you, guilding lettering on your walls is so simple. Here I will take you through everything you need to know to create some major statement on your walls at home!

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Enchanted Garden at the Historic Burgwin-Wright House

Living here in the Port City, I am falling more and more in love with the down home friendly people and historic colonial charm. I love discovering new, hidden gems tucked along cobblestone streets. The Burgwin-Wright House blew me away with its enchantingly intimate garden and beautiful storybook setting, perfect for an intimate affair. 

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Play in the Sand

Mathias is 9 month old, and it's absolutely astonishing how quickly time flies! Ever since he was born, people kept telling me how quickly babies grow and to relish ever moment. I can't relish enough! Just this last weekend he learned to how clap his hands, at a Super Bowl party of all things. I love watching his intent gaze studying his little fingers and then his toothy smile grinning up at me for praise as he pats his hands together. I am realizing more and more what an incredible job it is being a mama.

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Exercise and Nutrition Advice for Mommies-To-Be

For all you soon-to-be new mamas or even those thinking about babies in the near future, I want to use these next two posts to share all the most important aspects to having a healthy and happy pregnancy. This week I will share some awesome pregnancy advice on exercise and nutrition from one of my closest friends who is an outstanding wellness coach! Seriously, the woman is a genius!

Then next week I will share a few of my personal favorite pregnancy tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way as well as a couple must-have products that have really made a difference in my pregnancy!

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