4th of July Shoot

By |June 30th, 2016|

A few weeks ago when I was shooting like mad at The Southerly, we threw together a last minute look to feature a more simple gathering at the space.

We just stumbled upon doing a patriotic theme, and it all started with that vintage table linen.

After we scrounged around their storage, we wound up pulling together […]

The Southerly & Photo Shoots

By |May 25th, 2016|

I recently began working with some pretty incredible folks in Opelika, where Factory South is located.  You know how you just meet some people, and you know they’re just going to be a part of your life?  That’s how it was when I met John and Ashley Marsh.  We worked with them for the opening […]

Planning a Creative Retreat

By |July 23rd, 2015|

Well we are back from our Creative Retreat. This one was a little different than the last.

Last year’s Creative Retreat, we spent a ton of time on customer quality service and infusing magic into our business, and lots of energy defining our styles individually and as a brand.  And of course we had lots of […]

Lance’s Latest Photography

By |June 30th, 2015|

You all met my brother a while ago.

He’s lots of things, some wonderful, some frustrating, but one thing he most certainly is…an amazing photographer.  I was perusing on his Instagram feed last week, and realized he’d uploaded lots of new shots.

Here are a few of my favorites…

See what I mean??

Some of you have asked before, […]

The Summer Pillow Collection, a Sale, & House Beautiful

By |July 10th, 2014|

As our business has grown and changed, I’m in an ever-evolving process of putting my finger on my 90/10 rule.

You know, spending 90% of my time on profit-enducing activities and 10% on those not directly related to profit.  It’s not just about profit either.  I am constantly identifying what only I can do vs. what […]

Heather Bullard & The Polished Pebble

By |June 30th, 2014|

I’ve been in photography/styling/inspiration mode for a couple weeks now that we are finally gearing up to shoot more of the look book.  After browsing around a bit, I ran across this styling from Heather Bullard (whose work I adore)…

Amazing styling (and home!), right?  This shoot was featured in the June 2013 issue of Country Living.

Board […]

Shooting The PI Look Book & A New Camera

By |June 24th, 2014|

We have finally begun shooting the PI look book.  We have planned and thought, and dreamed and man, we have just not gotten our act together until recently.

And so we had a beautiful photo shoot, and then it was time to begin the book party planning–and so we are […]

South Africa, Part 4

By |May 27th, 2014|

Psst…first Read Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3 of our trip to South Africa….


I had packed the night before, slowly wrapping up each piece of my clothing, my mind wandering.

To say that Africa had moved me was an understatement, and I couldn’t completely put my finger […]

South Africa, Part 3

By |May 22nd, 2014|

Hopefully today we’re done with any server issues we had as of yesterday.  If you tried to get on the site and couldn’t, so sorry about that!  All should be resolved today, and if you missed Part 1 of our trip click here, or Part 2 of our trip (yesterday) click here.

A Letter from Lance (the photographer)

By |March 28th, 2014|

Yes it is me again… The Little Brother.

You know the guy you met a few years back, the one who suffers from an unhealthy addiction to Disney World and the movie Midnight in Paris? While I tend to think of myself as a modern day romantic seeking out an unrealistic escape from this […]

My Brother, the Crazy-Talented, Up and Coming Landscape Photographer

By |February 26th, 2014|

You know that movie, My Father, the Hero??

I loved that movie.  I mean, y’all.  Young love, sweet father/daughter storyline, beautiful beaches…what’s not to love?

Sometimes, because of my love for said movie, in my quest to describe someone it simply rolls off the tongue.

“Jenny, the Delightful”

Family Photo Ideas

By |January 31st, 2014|

Morning, friends!

The last few days have been strange, but totally splendid.  We’ve been in the house with roads closed due to the icy storm Leon.  They don’t keep many snow plows or salt domes in south Alabama so once it froze solidly, we were in until today.  All is safe and […]

Shop Talk: Rifle & Sugar Paper

By |October 16th, 2013|

Hello lovelies.

My days from writing in bed are waning a bit–feeling better every day.  Thanks so much for your sweet comments and motherly advice…a girl will take all she can get.

Remember the pretty striped paper from Ava’s framed dress?  I had some time last week to shoot some more […]


By |March 23rd, 2011|


No matter how long the winter,


the spring is sure to follow.


Hoping you’re reveling in springtime today.


Photography and Photoshop Actions

By |March 9th, 2011|


I usually get a few emails every week, and while I’m no photographer, I do love photography.  Especially photographing interiors…and my children.

First, let me answer the main question…what kind of new camera did I get?  Matt surprised me with a Canon 7D for Christmas, with all the lenses and attachments I could imagine.  I’m saving […]

Getting Out

By |February 25th, 2011|

There’s an in between this time of year.

When the temperature warms a bit, and spring peeks around the corner.

I’m thankful that before the plague of whatever sickness we’ve got around here hit, I was able to get out into the world a little.

Breath a little fresh air.

Check out some places that were.

The kind of places […]

The Letters of A Visual Life

By |January 30th, 2011|

After a week like the last one, it would be quite simple for a driven person like me to get swept up in the business of blogging.  To think day and night of improvements, readership, efficiency.And while I wish to make this place your favorite spot on the web, more than anything, I wish to […]