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all things cozy



1. enjoying warmth

2. marked by contentment or comfort

3. marked by intimacy of family or a close group



all things cozy

i’ve taken to making all things cozy.
tea on fridays with audrey.
homemade soup as often as possible.
a couple new blankets that are so so soft.
i’ve even found myself listening to a crackling fire playlist because i adore the sound so much during winter!

jason got a position in november working mostly from home so it feels like the epitome of being snug as a bug in a rug :)

what are your favorite winter things?


belle vie (beautiful life),
– melanie –

mark your calendar for saturday, april 11th – easter weekend @ ashland, the henry clay estate!  that darling outfit can do double duty! i’m so grateful for the fun of seeing you and creating a time capsule together…you already know it, but these go fast.

when: saturday, april 11th

where: ashland, the henry clay estate (lexinton, ky)

kindly pick your preferred time (hurry, there are just 3 spots left!)…note: there will be a spot to pay as soon as you select a time.

details: a 15-20 minute mini session, $175 session fee

1-3 people/children, for additional siblings/family members please add $25/person.

prints, digital files, etc are purchased a la carte after you’ve had a chance to see the images.


my most favorite thing ever. you, at home!  if you’re looking toward summer/fall, just jot us a note and we’ll get it reserved (




  • 01

    love brooke romney’s #teentalktuesday and the gathering of ideas for teen conversations (heard about them here)

  • 02

    a friend shared her grandmother’s personal history with me – a gorgeous 3 volume book set that has images for each year of her life, a drawing of her wedding gown, a hand drawn ‘memory map’ of the neighborhoods she lived in (that did me in!!) and so much more.  i fell in love with this thoughtful woman i’d never met and i’ve been contemplating how to create something similar. i came across these writing prompts and outline that will help. do you see older family photos and just want to know more?  me, too!!

  • 03

    a feel good something you can watch with a kiddo if they’re under the weather. i’ve only seen this episode but it was adorable and i’m pretty sure it had me smiling bigger for 3 weeks!!

  • 04

    is it odd to already know what roof you want on your next home?

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kind words:


Just a quick note to thank you again for being a part of Lindsey and Sam’s wedding and helping to make the day as perfect and as smooth as it was! You are so sweet and so is Sandi! A special thanks to you for helping with little Collier! You have a special way with kids!

Thanks again,



[ holidays not to be forgotten ] 


7 – national cereal day
19 – absolutely incredible kid day (the perfect excuse to take them out for an unexpected treat!)
20 – international day of happiness (a favorite around here!)
21 – memory day (share a sweet memory with someone you love)
25 – national waffle day


poetry month
11 – national pet day
12 – grilled cheese day
16 – national high five day
23 – national picnic day


2 – derby day!!
5 – cinco de mayo
10 – clean up your room day (this might come in handy!)
11 – mothers day