Elise Photography

W is for Wednesday and...WEDDING!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I have been up to my eyebrows in wedding planning, but I am enjoying every minute of it. I have carefully selected professionals to make this day spectacular for Dane and I (and our guests!!!) I have learned that it is difficult to start the whole wedding planning process. It seems that there is always one exceptionally big decision to make. For some it is the venue or the dress (or in my case the photographer!) I looked at countless photographers to find the very best one and stick to my budget! I didn't want just any old photographer. I wanted a photographer with a unique, artsy style that would show in my photos! Well, I finally found one, and she is AMAZING!!! I am so excited that Elise Photography is going be taking pictures of my special day! Her style is exactly what I was looking for.

Back in October Dane and I had her take some engagement shots, and she did a wonderful job.

(c) Elise Photography

(c) Elise Photography

(c) Elise Photography

I think I got a few a lot of bug bites from this particular shot, but it was well worth it! This is one of my favorite pictures. My plan is to blow it up and hang it somewhere in the living room.

 Elishia did a fabulous job for our engagement pictures and I cannot wait to see what she does for our wedding! I am counting down the days (52 left)! {b}


Monogram Art

Sunday, August 21, 2011

So, I got a little crafty today! I saw this idea on Pinterest (which I am totally addicted to) and I decided to give it a try.


8x10 stretched canvas

paint (any color)

sponge painter


stencil (I made my own)


staple gun or hot glue gun

First I cut the material (I used burlap, but any material would work) to fit the canvas.

Then I stretched the burlap around the canvas. You can use a staple gun or hot glue to hold the material in place.

After that I centered the stencil on the canvas. To make the stencil I picked a font out and printed the letter as large as I could. Then I cut the letter out of the center.

Once the stencil is centered you can begin painting!

Lightly dab the paint onto the material. It is important to go slowly. This will prevent the stencil from moving around on you. I did the edges first and then filled the rest in.

After you have filled in the entire letter you can remove the stencil and see your work of art!

I had a lot of fun making this and I am sure I will make several more. Hope you enjoy it! {b}


To Do List

Friday, August 19, 2011

My to do list keeps on growing! I have no idea how I am going to manage to get everything done.

Pick out Colors
Paint Cabinets (this is half done, I still have one more coat to do)
Paint the Kitchen
Paint the Refrigerator (I convinced Dane to let me paint the fridge with chalkboard paint...exciting!)
Paint the Living Room
Paint the Office
Paint the Bedroom
Finish the Front Porch
Finish the Stairs
Put in New Carpet
Finish Planning the Wedding
Become Mrs. Fletcher!!! 

There is so much to do and so little time (57 days to be exact)! We are going to be very busy for the next couple of months, and I will be posting our progress here. {b}


Kitchen Color Revealed

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dane and I have been busy little bees! We are getting a lot of stuff done before the big day. We have cut down bushes, painted walls, and we have been working on making decisions about the rest of our little house. The first order of business is to finish the kitchen. We have already changed the cabinets from green to chocolate brown and we are going to be adding hard wear very soon. The next step is to paint the now tan walls. I have been looking at several different options, and while on my search I came across one of my new favorite websites, Design Seeds!This website will be very helpful as I pick out other colors for our home. However, I have found myself looking through the different palettes when I should probably be working on painting. Anyway…we have decided to go with orange for the walls. We would like our kitchen to be warm and inviting, and this color was one that we both loved! Now I have to go put on my painting clothes and get started. I cannot wait to get the kitchen all together. I have several little DIY projects in mind. Of course, I will be sharing them with all of you! Make sure you check out Design Seeds! {b}

A New Chapter

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It is no secret that Dane and I have been dating for quite some time. Well, now we are getting ready start a new chapter of our lives! We are getting married…in three months to be exact! Our to-do list seems to be infinite. We have lots of tasks to complete for the wedding, and there are still things that we would like to do to turn the house into our perfect little nest! As soon to be newlyweds we are looking forward to doing all of these fun projects, and we would like to share them with you. Hope you enjoy! {b+d}