Friday, September 20, 2013

Check out this new project we've been working on : RECLAIMED

And here's our thoughts behind the RECLAIMED project:

Crafted | Curated | Gathered

Matt and Elizabeth Smith love the old saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

Items that were put out for junk day - frames, wood, ladders, chairs, candle holders - and fated to be dumped in a landfill have been salvaged, cleaned-up, and repurposed for second lives as useful or decorative objects - like framed chalkboards, wooden boxes for organizing, wood ladder magazine racks.

Clothes that were stained and tattered beyond mending have been repurposed into beautiful and rich strands of garland.

Plants that are typically disregarded on a nature hike - trampled under foot or cut down as weeds - have been collected, preserved and displayed so that they can be appreciated for their intricate, delicate, and typically-unnoticed beauty.

The Smiths undertook this "RECLAIMED" project with the rule that nothing could be purchased. Everything in their shop is made of things that were found, given to them as another man's "trash", salvaged from the house that they recently gutted, or things they already had. The only things they cheated on and had to buy were special glue for the dried botanical art and some nails for the reclaimed would boxes.

The Smiths hope that the thought behind their arts and crafts will point to the One - Jesus Christ -  who has salvaged, cleaned-up and repurposed their sinful lives to be ones of glory, beauty and purpose. They also hope that their inventive ability to transform thrown-out items into beautiful and useful items will inspire others to think twice before they contribute to a landfill.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Photo Shoot : L + J Family Maternity Shots

had my first maternity photo shoot with my good friends Lindsay & Joseph... take a look... very amateur but good practice for trying out my new camera! Can't wait until you get here baby boy!


Monday, December 3, 2012

joy to the world!

love this from Gold Fox Paper

Saturday, December 1, 2012

color the rainbow...

Friday, November 30, 2012

wish list...

well, hey there...long time, no post... thought i'd take a minute to share my birthday/Christmas wish-list with you...certain "Santa's helpers" have already been asking for it... hope i've been good this year :)


New Some Nights Album by FUN.


gray harringbone shoes from Tom's


Vinyasa Scarf from Lululemon

they used to have a gray one but i don't see it anymore so this cute one will do.... i love the versatility that the snaps give this scarf!


Light Blue Fragrance BY DOLCE & GABANNA

Hot Yoga Classes - preferably from Betsy's Hot Yoga (photo from Betsy's Hot Yoga)


i think i might be able to make these paper mache white deer (from West Elm) to hang on my wall so if you've run out of items to buy me, go for it, but it's one of the last on my list since i think i could make a DIY out of the project

Monday, October 8, 2012


whelp...the crisp is back in the air & it has me in the mood for cozy leg-warmers and chunky scarves and pretty much anything knitted, like this from Neeka Knits

Thursday, September 27, 2012

firing up for fall!

love this from Terrain