Stories Behind the Script: Katie's Story

Y'all have heard me say this before, but nothing makes me more excited to know the WHY behind a print that I'm lettering - seriously it makes it that much more special.

And when I get asked to letter something for a friend, I get just that much more excited :)

Needless to say I was thrilled when Katie asked me to letter her now husband, Mark's, favorite poem as a groom's gift.

These two lovebirds got hitched earlier this June and I couldn't be more excited for them. Congrats you two!!

PS How cute is this frame that Katie picked out for the print which now hangs in their room? I love watching a print transform from the one that leaves my little corner desk and seeing how it's displayed in it's new home :)

the laughing heart groom's gift for mark

My Story Behind the Script: An Update on Our Journey with Infertility

Oh gosh y'all, I promise I haven't disappeared. Things have been churning along per the usual (with a little more quietness on this blog - whoops), but there are SEVERAL life things that I wanted to share with you all if you don't happen to follow me on social media ;) and those things will slowly come in the form of blogs over the next few weeks :)

But first for the biggest news yet -

A while back, you may remember that I shared a little bit about our struggle with infertility in this post here. And while infertility is still very much part of our journey, I am THRILLED to share that for now this infertility chapter is coming to a close and we'll be welcoming the newest addition to our family this June! June y'all! It's going to be here before we know it.

We completed a round of IVF last September and continued with the medications (yes shots included) through most of the first trimester. Needless to say, this little one is truly a miracle. There are days where I wonder how we even got here, but I am SO grateful that we have.

Thank you to all of you that supported us in this journey or sent positive thoughts and prayers our way. It seriously meant and means the world to us and we couldn't have gotten to this point without our fierce little community.

And if you're reading this post with tears in your eyes and infertility has been or currently is part of your journey, please don't hesitate to reach out. I would love to connect with you and offer any support and love that I can - even if it's just a listening ear.

It looks like 2018 is going to be our biggest adventure yet so here's to hanging on and enjoying the ride!

Ma Belle Calligraphy Inspired Nail Wraps

For those of you that follow me on social media, you've probably picked up on my obsession with Jamberry nail wraps. There's something about having cute designs on your nails that just makes your heart happy.

And on top of that, I love that they're heat activated, have zero dry time, and are free of a lot of the gross toxins that are found in regular polish and gels.

So needless to say I was THRILLED when the opportunity presented itself to collaborate with my friend Meg of Meg Hamilton Designs on a little line of Ma Belle Calligraphy nail wraps. Isn't Meg super talented? I can't get over how pretty they are! And I'm only slightly obsessed with the fact that you can mix and match them.

ma belle calligraphy jamberry nail art studio vinyl nail wrap designs

So you're probably asking yourself, what the heck are nail wraps? Nail wraps are thin vinyl sheets that are pressure and heat activated to adhere to your nail for a long lasting and beautiful look. They are made with durable materials, so smudges and streaks are never an issue, and can last for up to two weeks on fingernails and four weeks on toes!

flourish jamberry wraps on hands

In addition to allowing you to design your own wraps, Jamberry also offers hundreds of nail wrap designs (including a little something for everyone from simple and classic to funky and fun), lacquers, gels and their new ColourCure line which is a hybrid between gels and lacquer (I'm obsessed so don't get me started).

If you're interested in purchasing the wraps from my collaboration with Meg, you can do so here: https://michstreeter.jamberry.com/us/en/shop/marketplace/meghamilton

And if you're interested in checking out all of Jamberry's amazing products, you can do so here: https://michstreeter.jamberry.com

Lastly, if you have any questions about Jamberry or would like to try some samples, send me a message on Facebook (www.facebook.com/michstreeter) or email me at michelle.m.navas@gmail.com and I'd be happy to hook you up with my favorite wraps of all time! :)

Alright, now for my favorite part. In the comments below, tell me, which is your favorite of the three designs!?

Romantic Garden Wedding Styled Shoot

Prepare yourself for all kinds of pretty.

When Tracey of Tracey Krick Photography reached out about working with her on a styled shoot, I was so incredibly grateful and excited - in case you can't tell, she's super talented. I remember looking at her inspiration boards and immediately knowing it would be pretty, but this pretty!?

Below is a sneak peak from the shoot which was recently featured on Borrowed and Blue. And at the bottom, you'll find a link to the feature as well as a vendor list. Enjoy :)

lena and matthew - romantic garden wedding inspiration
white romantic wedding cake
wedding dinner menu
Brasenhill Mansion

Click here to see more images from this amazing shoot!

Vendors:
Photography - Tracey Krick Photography
Bridal Shop - Casablanca Bridal Flagship Store
Flowers - Ever After Floral
Invitations & Calligraphy - Ma Belle Calligraphy
Cake - Cake A Fare
Hair & Makeup - BLU