Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

This artful story is less mine and more that of my parents, but I had fun bringing this tale of lifelong love to life. Cyd over at The Sweetest Occasion featured the gorgeous images by Daniel Lanton recently and I am just too excited to share even more. My parents were married in 1972.  She was 18, he was 25.  They began their adventure together as two young adults who loved simple pleasures; small gatherings with friends, good music and good food.  Growing up, country music classics were blasted in our house, so much so the neighbors would complain! Mom […]

When planning our vow renewal celebration back in 2010 I met Maggie, the lovely gal behind Maggpie Vintage Rentals.  Maggie and Jason (the fiance) are making quite the name for themselves and I’m lucky to have them right in my back yard!  In addition to having a keen eye for spotting the sweetest pieces to collect, Maggie also has a sharp eye for styling.  This week she put together some inspiration for us based on the newest pieces in her inventory, so much so I can’t fit it all into one post!  Big hugs to Maggie for staging these glorious […]

We are always trying to find meaning, find ourselves, find the moment, find happiness and make it all fit.  These days we leave very little to chance.  So what about finding time to get lost?  I sat at the foot of a monstrous monolith this past week and the words “I feel lost here” came to mind as I painted the sun setting in all it’s juicy tones.  I do feel lost here, in this warm and dry place you all have heard me speak of countless times.  A good kind of lost…the best kind of lost really. From left: […]

Check out Part I of my Atlanta adventure… Read on for more! Atlanta breezed by in a whirlwind way leaving me with sore feet, good memories and a few remaining red velvet cupcakes made by the lovely Sharon.  But seriously, my trek to Atlanta was less about the food I ate of the laughs I had and all about the people I connected with.  Your besties on Twitter become real people face to face and suddenly you feel like you’ve know them forever, in a small but real way. Starting the day with 3 Claire Pettibone gowns staring you down […]

Today’s post comes late as I sit in my sweet little hotel room in Atlanta, surrounded by the first quiet of my day.  Over the years I have traveled… a lot while meeting talented folks along the way.  I make it a point to soak in my travel; meet people, talk long and dream big.  So a few years ago I did just that at an industry party with two ladies from Atlanta; Sharon, who makes brilliant cakes and Christine, who captures life with her keen and artful eye.  We spoke about a big project with loads of inspiration, delicate […]