Thursday, September 12, 2013

wow, where has the time gone?

it's hard to believe that the last time i blogged was at the close of 2011...

so much has happened between now and then, i planned some great events, friends and clients have had babies, lots of ups as well as some downs too.  if you follow me on facebook or instagram you've probably been able to see that i didn't fall off the face of the earth, but rather just lost that bloggin' feeling.

in the past i haven't posted a whole lot that's personal on this blog seeing how it's my event business blog, but i would love to share with you the journey that has kept me away from blogging for ohhh the past year + nine months!

there's quite a story to be told for sure, and i'll save that for it's own post... but i will give a little sneak peek, i am currently pregnant with our first child, a little baby girl that we can't wait to welcome into our world in about 43 days! eek

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas + Happy New Year!

it's hard to believe 2011 is already coming to a close... i know i've been a little absent on the blogging front, but i've had lots of paper design orders occupying my time, which i'll post about in the new year... but i thought i'd leave you with a little reader treat since i'll be technology free, ringing in the new year in Lake Arrowhead this weekend...  

my gift to you - New Year's Eve + Bonne Annee DIY banners!
they come in either {fuchsia + silver} or {black + silver}... all you have to do is visit my scribd page to download your own!  here i paired them with a gold glitter ribbon, 
but get creative and use whatever your heart desires! =)

oh, and while i'm posting, i thought i'd share our christmas + nye card i designed {it's really hard to design for yourself especially after designing for clients 3 months straight}... but i absolutely fell in love with the metallic sheen of this card stock and the linen finish sealed the deal and i knew i had to use it!  i hope you like, i was very pleased with how they turned out despite almost being at designer burnout mode =)

:: the britt 2011 holiday card ::

 and the coordinated return addy label of course!

.... everyone, have a wonderful and safe new year's eve, an i'll see you in 2012 with some fun new things to share!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

{holidays} photoshoot inspiration

i thought i'd drop by to show you an inspiration board i whipped up for a holiday family shoot i'm styling next week.  the family is so cute and stylish and have the most adorable baby girl named Ava, i swear i could laugh and play with her all day long, she's the cutest! 

they'll be taking their family photos for christmas along with baby A's 6 month photos, i really can't wait to show you how it all pulls together!  but for now i'll leave you will some of the eye candy that's inspiring the shoot's decor.... it'll involve kraft paper, twine, + burlap... navy blue + sea glass greens... touches of vintage book pages + newsprint... and of course some capiz, shells + star fish details.

nautical elements make my heart so happy, i can't wait...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{happy anniversary} to my parents

wow... today my parents are celebrating 43 years of marriage, something that is not a common thing these days!  here are my folks at my wedding 3 years ago, it was really cool to be married the same year my parents celebrated 40 years and my grandparents celebrated their 70th, yes, you read that right 70 years together!

mom + dad - although we didn't get to celebrate this big occasion together as a family i just wanted to say a few words on your anniversary {uh oh, i'm turning into dad} =).... but seriously, thank you for being the examples you've been to me the past 28 years.  i know that if ever i need counsel, support, or just a hug i can always count on you both.  i know these past 43 years have involved a great deal of work to juggle your marriage, your family and all the other things that life has thrown at you... but thank you for continuing to honor the commitment you made to each other and God the day you said your vows.  your marriage {no matter how perfect or imperfect it is at times} is an inspiration to me in my marriage and i'm sure to many others who know you.  i love you guys and i'm so thankful that you are the parents God blessed me with!

and yes we will happily cat-sit should you decide to go away for the weekend =)

love, b.a.

oh and PS. dad the 43rd wedding anniversary gift is travel!