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I had to post this beautiful arrangement of  delicate blankets, soft linens and rosey pink jewelry boxes that I found from these two awesome blogs – Oh Happy day! The Brass Petal. This photograph is from a book called Etcetera by Sibella Court, an interior stylist who lives in Australia.

You can also check out Sibella Court’s “down under” store – The Society Inc.

My attempt at British accents often turn Australian faster than I realize,



Just got home from a great evening: Wyldlife and then girl time with Kristen & Katy. It’s about 1:45 in the morning so it’s naturally a good time to blog…..correct?

Well I recently discovered this blog during some invitation researching earlier this week. I originally found his post about his top 45 favorite wedding invitations and coincidentally found an old friend’s wedding invite included in his list. It’s the brown and gold invitation that says “Emily Kay Hoffman and Joseph...” on it. This blog is pretty interesting with a wide array of images included on his site. Here are a few that caught my eye from his “Daily Inspiration #85” post.

I enjoy the design of this poster.

Pretty sure I have a picture that was laid out somewhat similar to this of a dinner I made for Jon before we got married (naturally there wasn’t a business card included). I love the color, texture, and organization of this photo.

I couldn’t resist posting this odd image. The details of the feathers, the lighting, and the rock star chicken’s expression is altogether really intriguing to me. Forgive me if you’re not captivated the same way I am. Maybe if I look deep down inside I can relate to this male rock star chicken somehow? Yeah….I didn’t think so either.

Check F5’s blog if you have a chance and let me know if you find anything interesting.

I’m so not a morning person,


Naturally, everyone is aware of the earthquake in Haiti. If you’d like to read a few blogs on the current situation through the eyes of people who live there or are planning a mission trip there please feel free to visit, read, pray, and possibly donate to these sites.

This is a blog that our pastor is following:

The following two sites are from a college friend who has been planning a mission trip to Haiti since before the disaster.

This following site is a friend of a friend so Jon and I don’t know her directly, but she and her husband (newlywed!) recently moved to Port-au-Prince on DECEMBER 29th, 2009.

Here is part of their inspiring bio:


We are moving to Haiti! After today we’ve shared our news with both employers, so at long last we’re  ready to share with everyone!

So here’s the story – Ben and I are moving to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on December 29, 2009.

Jesus said, “God’s spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor,
Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind,
To set the burdened and battered free, To announce, ‘This is God’s year to act’.”
– Luke 4

Jesus said these words in his hometown to announce the beginning of his ministry. It’s become our theme verse too as we prepare for Haiti. As Jesus-followers, we just want to imitate Him. Love like He loved. Meet needs like He did. We’ve been hearing a specific call to serve overseas for some months and have been praying about it ever since.

Did I mention that I lo-ooooove weddings? My wedding is a year and a half behind me, but I can’t help but enjoy the big white dresses, colors, details and the emotion of the entire event. It really is beautiful. It costs way too much money, but still…..beautiful.

I found this exquisite barn wedding first going through delightful blogs, then clicking on “design: decor: style,” and then selecting cup of jo, which finally brought me to this wedding. It was a pretty round about process, I know.

I’ve been obsessed with the incredible photography, the color scheme and fullness of the flowers, the bride’s dress, the RAIN, the bridal party’s boots, and the barn location since I discovered it a couple of hours ago so I naturally need to blog about it to share all of its bucolic charm.


you’re welcome.

with joy: viv

okay…..i admit it…..this may be my 5th or 6th attempt in my life to start a blog. i can’t seem to commit to a blog because

1)i’m indecisive

2)i’m not good with computers and

3)i don’t have the patience to blog the way i’d really like to blog

how would i like my blog to look? here are a few of my favorite bloggers that i’ll be using as my inspirations:

i admire this designer so much!

this blog is a life saver especially for a first year art teacher like me:

i love this girl’s blog and etsy shop! i feel like our interests, and designs are on a similar wavelength, but she’s obviously a lot further along than me in the invitation department.

and visit her etsy shop:

since getting married, i’ve fallen in love with decorating!

Design Sponge is one of multiple awesome decorating sites.

i lo-ooooooove photography blogs. this blog is particularly addicting. check out this talented photographer in Lubbock, TX at

posting this blog has been more involved than i expected and has taken me about an hour and a half (ridiculous i know!). maybe one day i can be a blog expert like the bloggers i’ve posted, but until then visit for updates, recipes, photos and stories.

with joy: viv

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