The one thing I missed while living in Chicago was the beach. A real beach. *shade thrown*. Now that we’re back in Florida, I can finally get contextual shots of projects that have been on the brain for 2 years. The worst part of going to the beach is lugging a caravan of stuff with you. There’s your beach bag, beach towel (that if in the beach bag takes up way too much space), sunscreen, your summer lit, drinkofchoice, and sunnies at bare minimum. Phew. Let’s clean up the biggest problem of your towel taking up your whole beach bag by making it the solution.
When I first started blogging, I didn’t have any extra wiggle room in our budget to spend on extra styling props. I wanted to push myself in photography but felt limited in what I could use. I started looking for ways to repurpose what we already had, never bought 1 time props, and diy’ed a whole lot. Now with a year and a half of sourcing cheap & creative props, I thought I’d share my favorite sources and tips.
Anybody have cookout plans for the 4th? Claim desserts as your contribution and dazzle with these ridiculously easy cupcake toppers. These guys are low cost and take no time at all! But they still give that perfect amount of sparkle to any patriotic spread.
Straw hats, market bags, and bandanas- is there anything more summer? I’ve been on the hunt for a modern bandana for our upcoming trip to Japan and couldn’t quite find what I was looking for. There are some gorgeous ones out there, but excuse me for not wanting to pay $50 for essentially a sweat mopper. And then I saw this linen napkin on clearance from West Elm.
For anyone who’s been keeping up with my life, you may have seen that I got married! April 29th, Michael & I got married in our hometown of Jacksonville, FL (and then briskly moved to Chicago & Gainesville respectively haha…).