See the one in the middle? The one laughing because she thought it was a good idea to keep 3 toddlers up past their bedtime to do their first family photo shoot in April when it was windy and freezing cold???? yep. That's me!
A little Anne of Green Gables with a spoonful of Mary Poppins, add a dash of Pippi Longstocking and a pinch of Laura Ingalls.
I like dressing in bright colors and surrounding myself in things that make me happy.
I like barns that are falling down and fields of wildflowers.
I like aprons with ruffles and pockets filled with eggs...
Sunny days spent submerged in saltwater...and rainy mornings spent in my studio.
I believe you can create the life that you want... that the best kind of therapy is planting a garden and chasing your dreams.
I like smelling like a campfire after a night of laughing with friends...
Exploring old book stores in a city I've never been to before.
Apple orchards and alpine lakes.
Porch swings and digging up potatoes.
I love being alive.
"Many experienced gardeners follow a concept called companion planting: placing certain vegetables and plants near each other to improve growth for one or both plants. For example, rose growers plant garlic near their roses because it repels bugs and prevents fungal diseases. Among companion plants, the Marigold is one of the best: It protects a wide variety of plants from pests and harmful weeds. If you plant a Marigold beside most any garden vegetable, that vegetable will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its Marigold."
-Jennifer Gonzalez 'The Marigold Effect'
I am 36 years old and my eyes are open to the many Marigolds of my life.
I am on a journey to both becoming one myself and planting them all around me...
My hope in creating this space is that you might find one or two here to take with you on your journey.
So pour yourself a cup of coffee, or reheat it for the third time if need be... take a little stroll around and connect with me if something sings to you.....
Photography by: Whitney Coudray Photography
Ok.... are you ready to meet The Herd?