Looking Back on January

January 2015 - Kyla Mary
In January,

We got a lot of snow in New Hampshire, especially with the blizzard this past week.

I made positive changes to my health and stepped into a gym for the first time since my surgery.

I finished a custom wedding stationery suite for some of my dear friends.

I was loving peach herbal tea and enjoyed a cup almost every day.

I asked a lot of questions and used Google quite a bit to deepen my understanding of design and the technical aspects of it. I also ordered a book to further my knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

I wore ballet flats a lot. In the snow. My toes were cold.

I finished my PowerSheets prep and committed to my 2015 goals (!!!).

I created two wedding inspiration boards full of Southern charm. They can be found here and here.

I made it a point to take care of myself through adequate rest.

I shared quality time with my grandparents.

I was diligent about following a budget and it was exhilarating to prioritize saving over spending.

I got glasses for driving and distance and they have been so helpful.

I became really aware of the fact that God is teaching me a lot right now and is preparing me for good things that He has in store for me.

Overall, January was an excellent month of growth and preparation. I feel ready for the goodness that lies ahead and I’m excited to take action on my goals in February!


A Favorite of Mine: Long Bouquet Ribbon

long bouquet ribbon
I have been so very drawn to bouquets with long ribbons lately. This particular arrangement is tied together with hand-dyed pieces of silk that looks so soft and lovely. The raw edge on each strip adds an organic touch to the elegant bouquet. I found this photo by Gregory Ross on Green Wedding Shoes and it is accompanied by a helpful step-by-step that can be found here. Enjoy!


A Dreamy Tablescape

Over the weekend I came upon this dreamy tablescape from the Style Me Pretty archives, photographed by KT Merry. At first, my eye was drawn to the organically placed table linen gathered with lace. As I looked more closely I took in the soft florals, tinted glassware, and layered place settings that are composed with Anthropologie pieces. It’s a wonderful balance of elegance and whimsy.
dreamy tablescape
Isn’t it beautiful? The talent behind this shoot includes event design and styling by Rock Paper Scissors Events and floral design by Kat Flower. Additional sources for materials can be found at the bottom of the original post on Style Me Pretty. I hope y’all have a wonderful Monday!