Chandelier By Nicole Ketchum

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing some work with Chandelier by Nicole Ketchum. Nicole designs these gorgeous acrylic chandeliers with beautiful bright colors. Nicole reached out to me and asked for some pictures that show how versatile the teal chandelier can be! Even though the color may remind us more of spiring in summer, it's actually a lovely accent color for fall and winter! So I set up a little fall photo shoot with her chandelier as the star. 

The props I used were carefully chosen to convey various moments in fall... Like the day you get to take out all your fall decor from the closet and set it up around your home. Or that very first fall gathering with family and friends where everyone comes together to enjoy warm cider and pumpkin bread. And also those small moments, maybe with your little ones, when you work together crafting projects and assembling leaf collages. 

I had so much fun creating these photos. If you're looking to add a unique piece of decor to your home or next event, I highly recommend Nicole's lovely chandeliers!

Here are some of the pictures from the photo shoot! 

You can "like" Chandelier by NK Facebook page here and follow her on Instagram here!

Flower Wall In The Desert

It has been a summer of gorgeous weddings! Lovely colors, crazy dance parties, awkward DJs, and delicious cake. 

It was so much fun to be involved in a romantic desert wedding last month. The colors were black and white with little touches of red. It was a small ceremony with just family and the very closest friends. For the ceremony I created a flower wall background with red and white carnations.

The morning of the wedding Amber (of Amber Lea Photography) dropped off the fresh flowers and I immediately got to work. With a needle and thread I began to create the strands of flowers. 

I was so pleased with the finished product. It was just the perfect amount of red and being able to see the desert through the strands was just lovely. Here are the photos that Amber took!

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Working For The Weekend

Once I started this business I realized something very quickly. It's really really hard not to work all the time. With all your sources at your finger tips it's almost impossible not to constantly feel like you're in "work mode". I'm always thinking of the next Instagram pic or FB update or how I can generate more clients. Having an iPhone is almost essential to running your own business but it is almost sure to ruin your personal life if you don't get a grip on it.

With that said, I'm putting in a couple more hours of work (nap time) and then closing the laptop. I want to really be present to my family this weekend. Of course, starting out a business sometimes (a lot of times) means putting in some work on the weekend and that's fine. It's just important to remember that to be your best you have to take breaks. You need time with family and friends to relax and just think about something else for a change. 

So this weekend I'm going to really focus on being "present" and I challenge you to do the same!

Inspiration

For my husband, inspiration hits when he's driving in his car or taking a shower. For me, inspiration tends to hit right when it's time for me to start making dinner or I'll be on a creativity roll and then someone needs a diaper change! It's easy to loose that moment of inspiration. Then add in the mom-brain factor and I can barely remember what I was thinking. 

So I've been trying to be a little more on top of the "inspirational" moments. I either scribble it down in one of my many notebooks (I have a paper problem for sure), make a note in my phone, or take a screen shot of something I see online. That way when I have time to sit down (like right now) I can easily access those ideas. 

What do you do to hold onto inspiration? What does your creative process look like? Is it a notebook filled with sketches and words? Or do you keep things organized in lists and categories? Are there any tools that are vital to your process, like a certain notebook, pen, colored pencil, or inspiration board? 

Inspiration and creativity looks different for everyone. Tell us about yours!


Oh Hello!

Hi friends! I decided to start up a little "blog" aspect to the website. Hopefully at least once a week there will be a post with some inspirational finds with some notes on beauty and general loveliness. 

Later in August LFS will be hosting/decorating a brunch for a wonderful group of women. So right now I'm making inspiration boards both physically and on Pinterest, to help me plan for this event. 

Here are some of the things that are really inspiring me right now! Thoughts?