This month marks three years since Amelia Bedelia Designs, NOW Amelia Marie Design, was launched! I am not able to express my gratitude, or the blessings I have attained through this venture. The friendships I've gained, along with the opportunity to work with many talented, beautiful people, triumphs all else! I'm excited to see what God has in store for Amelia Marie Design! My prayer is that he will use me and this business for His purpose and glory!
Back in March, Amelia Marie Design had the opportunity to collaborate, and work with a team of local vendors on a "rustic meets modern" photoshoot. We are honored to have this project featured by Green Wedding Shoes blog this week!
You can view the full post here! Also, stay tuned for a tutorial on creating the macaroon/ pastry pedestals used for this project.
There's several things I associate Memorial Day with, swimming, ice cream, good food, and friends! We are especially excited to hit the pools on Saturday, at the local waterpark! Monday, we plan to celebrate the holiday with friends by enjoying a cookout and bonfire . My contribution is supplying an ice cream bar! My favorite toppings, which I plan to serve, are fresh strawberries, crushed Oreos, sprinkles, Hershey's Caramel, and Hot Fudge sauces.
You can keep your ice cream bar as simple as you'd like, or go all out!
The children are still sleeping, and I can hear the birds singing outside. It feels good to wake, and enjoy a quiet house in the morning. It's the quiet before the storm. There's been much anticipation for this week, a certain boy turns five on Wednesday! (his Momma may be just as excited as he!) There are great plans of a Japanese birthday dinner, an afternoon at the park, breakfast with Grandma, a party, and more!
In preparation, I trialed a new party drink last week. It was a hit with our family, and I'll be using it often this summer, and when entertaining! We also experimented making homemade popsicles with this recipe! I highly recommend you do too!
- 1 tablespoon Lime Margarita drink mix
- 8 cups Sierra Mist soda
- 2 cups crushed ice
- 2 limes, sliced
- fresh Raspberries for garnish
In a gallon pitcher, combine Sierra Mist and margarita mix together.
Add sliced limes and crushed ice. Let the drink chill for an hour.
Add fresh raspberries before serving.
The popsicles were my favorite! I have a batch of them in the freezer now!
I've been thinking alot on living intentionally. Especially in my role as a Mom, I don't want to let the little successes and milestones go unnoticed. I want to embrace and celebrate the everyday. Yeah, it's not always easy to do. Life is sometimes messy, and mothering is hard work.But If i focus on celebrating the good, and beauty of each day, the ugly will quickly diminish. Her first steps, his first little league game, her saying "Dadda" for the first time... these are the things that make life so beautiful!
It was a beautiful evening filled with little ladies, linen dresses, old fashioned creme soda, cupcakes, and an authentic birds nest! Need I say any more? Enjoy this preview of my latest project with Darren Strubhar Photography!
As always, It was a joy to work with Darren and Lisa! You can connect with, and view more of their photography onFacebook, or their photography blog!