Category Archives: GET PERSONAL

THE GRAY DIARIES: 6 Months In

I have finally hit the 6 month mark of growing out my gray hair and I have to say, I’m loving it! It may be because I am a creative and a big piece of me is hard wired to go against the grain,View full post »

GLORY STORIES: Senior Year of High School

Oh high school… you truly were the wonder years. I attended a catholic high school everyday wearing a school uniform. However, my uniform was a bit different. By the end of my freshmen year IView full post »

THE GRAY DIARIES: Anemic + Thinning Hair

As I was sitting here at my desk editing photos I realized I had not done a Gray Diaries hair update for the month of March. I do apologize… I have gotten distracted with a few things, one ofView full post »

Safe Haven Vacation + Huge Nicolas Sparks Fan

It’s true, I have the best husband ever. He watches chick flicks with me without complaining (to much), he buys me flowers, surprises me with chocolates and makes breakfast every morning. He isView full post »

GLORY STORIES: Home alone age 13 + cut phone lines

It tends to be difficult for me to recall all the Glory Stories that have happened since I was a child, but I am bound and determined to carry a note pad with me everywhere I go so I can jot themView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Tug-of-War

Dear Self, Patience, patience, patience…. and lots of chocolate! Love Me This is what I keep saying over and over as this gray journey is traveled. A huge part of me just wants the gray to beView full post »

Happy Birthday Brandon

It’s you… your big red beard and blond hair. Your oh so tight bear hugs, hilarious jokes (and dorky jokes too), inviting smile, strong arms and manly beard oil sent you have hand crafted.View full post »

There will be hard days

If you are an entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur or really just human you know the feeling of not wanting to get out of bed some mornings because you feel like everything you have worked so hradView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile – It does exist!

Soooo much has happened since my last Peaks & Valleys installment. We have traveled so much that we longed dearly to finally be home. We adore traveling and it brings us joy to explore thisView full post »

GLORY STORIES: My First Encounter With God + The Dentist

About a month ago I threw caution to the wind and began the installment, Glory Stories, to share how God works in my life. I started my stories with the one most current and toughing at my heart, myView full post »

A YEAR IN REVIEW: 2015 BEHIND THE SCENES

Happy New Years Eve!! Brandon and I can’t hardly believe how fast this year has come and gone and all the new journey + adventures it has brought our way. The biggest adventure, hands down, hasView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Going Gray Gracefully

I recently received some questions about my gray hair, a few peeps saw our annual family photos and noticed that my gray hair was not showing as much. They thought I had dyed my hair again… IView full post »

That Time Of year Again… AnnualFamily Photos

Nine Thirty AM annual family photos the day after Thanksgiving. The smell of cinnamon rolls in the oven filled the house, fresh baked breakfast bread with butter waiting on the table, caramel infusedView full post »

Stabbing Pain in His Abdomen + Chest and a breaking Heart In Mine

On september 24th 2015, I received a phone call from my father to wish me happy birthday. But he also had something else to tell me, something sad and scary. This part of the conversation started ofView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Ditching the Dye and Embracing My Silver Strands

YES… I am going for it. Bring it on gray hair! Ever since high school I have been dying my hair, not because of grays, but just for fun. I have had my hair every color you can imagine simplyView full post »

Happy Birthday Mom

My beautiful mother…your are classy, sassy, opinionated, funny, a trouble maker at times, loving, concerned about your babies (and believe me we will always be her babies), smart, quite, shyView full post »

Organic Fall Explosion In Our Home

Living in the small town of Dahlonega GA is absolutely delightful. The springs here are fresh + new with life budding all around, the summers are warm + yellow and the winters are a crisp white. ButView full post »

Reviewing My 2015 New Years Resolutions

Each year, about mid way threw, I like to sit on the porch, this year by our garden, with a cup of tea and review my new years resolutions to see how many I accomplished and where I need to workView full post »

6 Years Of Marriage

Everyday for the last 6 years I have gotten to wake up each morning knowing that my best friend is by my side. And in each of those mornings things are fresh, new and alive. There has been morningsView full post »

Summer Camp + Unfolding Our New Adventure

This is officially the last week of summer camp here at Hidden Lake, very soon a cool breeze will begin to gently kiss our cheeks, the leaves will change from green to radiant shades of reds +View full post »

Our Biggest Weakness Can Be Our Greatest Strength

I am 5’3 and a half (I always through in that half;)… basically tiny. I sometimes think this is weakness as I can never see the band at a concert unless I’m in the first 3 rows,View full post »

Life Is Sweet

We have made it to Dahlonega, GA our new home in the North Georgia Mountains. To say it is beautiful would be an understatement, it is beyond mesmerizingly spectacular. The views are breathtaking,View full post »

We Are Moving

We thought we would explain it all via photos… we love you all, thank you so much for your awesome love and amazing support. We could not do what we love without you! Check our LifeView full post »

With Wild Abandon

With Wild Abandon is how Brandon and I strive to live each and every day. The two words just compliment each other magnificently like fried Snickers, cozy fire or Holy Spirit… they are justView full post »

Happy Birthday Brandon

Dear Brandon, Over the years I have been so abundenly blessed to love you, be loved by you and experience your truly wild heart. The adventure you seek in life gives me the courage to go after ourView full post »

2 Extraverted Goofballs + Self-timer Mode

About every 6 months, giver or take, we set aside a day to capture some of our own craziness so we can update our website, blog and social media platforms. This year we set up the tripod in front ofView full post »

2015 Resolution To Live Simply

Happy New Year to all! We hope your holidays have been filled with love, joy family and friends. There’s a few more days to go before “real life” begins again (after all Christmas is 12 days), butView full post »

A Year In Review: 2014 Behind The Scenes

As the years pass by our lives are transformed by experiences, both good + challenging. Two thousand and fourteen has deepened our love for each other, life, family and friends. It hasView full post »

Newly Wed Client Gift + Our Favorite Christmas Recipe

Christmas… we love it! To say Christmas is our favorite holiday is an understatement. We look forward to chilly weather, warm fires, Christmas parties, quality time with family, laughter withView full post »

The Ultimate Thankful Thursday + Our Thankful List

Brandon and I are in no way history buffs, however we do like to reference the past when having a friendly debate with each other. I mean after all… you have to prove who is right, right;) WeView full post »

Taking Time To Breath

At the moment if you send us an email you will receive a reply that says: “Hello + Thank You For Your Email, We hope you are having a fabulous week and we are stoked that you are interested inView full post »

The Beauty Of Family & Friends + A Fairytale Wedding

Erika + Ryan Typically, when Brandon + I travel seeking adventure, we always take time to visit our family and friends.  It’s where we find inspiration, creativity, love, joy and support. WeView full post »

Shooting Styles as a Husband + Wife Team

When we first started shooing as a husband + wife team, I have to admit, there was some “friendly” competition. I’m a bit competitive. Well … that may be an understatement, ifView full post »

We Still Do + Renewing Our Vows

It was a Friday the seventh day of August, the year 2009. I awoke to birds chirping and giggles of laughter from my family in the living room. I peaked in to see a beautiful breakfast and a bigView full post »

Mission Belize + What’s in it For Me

This year Brandon decided to take the youth group to Belize for a mission trip. We have taken the kids on several local mission trips but this time we wanted them to experience a different culture,View full post »

The Process + Change

As Brandon and I look at our 5 year plan we know that moving forward and growth requires change. Change for most is a scary thought, after all we are creatures of habit, I get it…IT’SView full post »