Bethany's Birthday: Gift Guide

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, March 23, 2017
Yesterday, my sister turned 23. She's strong, courageous, funny, has kickin' style, does things with her whole heart, and can cook like no other. She's not only my sister, but my roommate, business partner, and best of all, best friend. She is the most important person in my life and I love her like no other. So, in honor of my favorite person's birthday, I created a special gift guide tailor-made for her. Enjoy some of Bethany's favorite things!

Friday Favorites: The Best Green Accessories

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, March 17, 2017
Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! In honor of this holiday, I'm sharing the best green accessories with you. If green isn't your favorite color to wear, but you don't want to get pinched, these accessories may be just what you're looking for!

Easy Chocolate Pie Recipe

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, March 14, 2017

Happy Pi Day! In honor of this lovely March 14 holiday, I'm sharing a simple chocolate pie recipe. When I saw this recipe on The Shabby Creek Cottage, I just knew I had to make it. I love to bake, but sometimes I don't have time to create baking masterpieces. This recipe helps solve that - and it's delicious!

College Graduation: 6 Months Later

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, March 09, 2017
One of the proudest moments of my life was graduating from university. Earning my degree was a long and difficult process, so when those diplomas came in the mail, it was an indescribable feeling. 

Weekend Recap: the Reset Conference

by Lavender Elizabeth, March 07, 2017
This past weekend, the company my sister and I own, Southern Magnolias, helped style a conference in Indianapolis. The Reset Conference is a two-day conference for photographers across the nation put on by two photographers from my area. When we initially met with them, they wanted something dramatic as a backdrop to the stage - something that would really make an impact. We decided to take that to heart and build a giant 3D chevron backdrop. We traced, cut, folded, and glued over 1000 triangles in four different colors. Our result - a 12x12 chevron 3D triangular backdrop. 

We also had our own vendor booth set up at the conference. We decided to go with something very in-tune with our brand with an ivory and blush display. We rented two gorgeous chairs from Violet Vintage that really made our booth pop, floral garland from Afloral, vintage plates from Pier 1, simple linens from Herriott's, and printed photos of some of our past work. This was our favorite part of the conference, as we were able to meet so many photographers and really show off what we do best.

This past weekend was a new experience for us and something completely out of our comfort zone. I am so proud of the work we put into this event and the final product that resulted.

Such a fun weekend expanding our business!

My February Recap & March To Do List

by Lavender Elizabeth, March 03, 2017
Happy March everyone! I can't believe how quickly Februay flew by, but I'm so excited for that this month as in store. First, let's catch up on My February To Do List.
Launch Lavender Elizabeth.
I'm loving every minute of it!

Celebrate turning 25.
My sister surprised me with a dinner with my girlfriends.

Create and style an amazing shoot for Mager Image Photography.
You can see sneak peaks on instagram here: @southernmagnoliasevents, @magerimagephotography, and @flowersbykristine.

Plan a kickass display for the Reset Conference in Indianapolis.
The conference is this weekend!

Enjoy a girls' weekend in Chicago with Marie.
You can read all about our adventures here.

Celebrate National Act of Kindness Day by doing something sweet for someone.
I forgot, plain and simple. So, this month, I plan on honoring it.

Plan a fun Mardi Gras party for my colleagues.
We had a great time with plenty of beads and games!

Organize my bedroom.
This SO didn't happen. I'll just tack it onto my cleaning goal for next month. ;)

Follow my blogging schedule.
Yes! (Minus two posts)

Create and organize binders to hold Southern Magnolias' event information.
I bought the binders, but haven't organized them yet.
 Attend the Reset Conference and blow everyone away with our styling and displays.

Get published on Artfully Wed.

Have a mother-daughter date at Beauty and the Beast.

Plan a beautiful boho shoot for Kristen Winkler Photography.

Update Southern Magnolias' blog with our Jewel-tone Styled Shoot and the King Wedding.

Begin my Bible in a Year reading plan.

Consistently go to church again.

Deep clean our apartment and donate unwanted items.

Fill out my planner every Sunday.

I cannot wait to start my March to-do list!