Kitchen Love

by Jesse on April 15, 2015


One of my all time favorite kitchens. It was featured in Living Etc. Magazine a few years ago. I adore the cement island paired with the vintage chandelier and rustic beams. Perfectly contrasting elements!



A Staycation

by Jesse on April 13, 2015

This past weekend Josh and I were blessed to be able to get away, just the two of us. My sweet aunt kept the kids for us. Thanks Aunt Tina! We appreciate you so much!

While we could have gone out of town, Tulsa is growing like crazy. With new restaurants and shopping spots popping up everywhere. Also over the last several years some old buildings have been revamped into charming boutique hotels. So we decided to go the staycation route. Opting for the cozy Campbell Hotel. I adored all of the vintage details they kept.

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Maxxwell’s for breakfast. It’s attached to the hotel.unnamed-9

We hit the bookstore. Because I do love long walks down the book isle.

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Visited some favorite spots.

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Stopped to smell the flowers.

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Ate too much!

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Stopped for coffee… or in my case tea, before going to look at a house or two. It is definitely a favorite past time for us.

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Gosh, the best thing you can do for your marriage is to get out together and enjoy each others company. We don’t do it often enough, but times like these make me appreciate it all the more. My kiddos are getting big awfully fast and we like to soak up as much of that time with them that we can.

Hope your weekend was a good one also.




by Jesse on March 28, 2015

The older this guy gets the less he wants in front of my camera. So when the opportunity to get some nice shots of him pops up, I jump on it.





He will be totally annoyed that I made most of these black and white. What can I say, some photos just call for it… and I love it!

Hope you’re well!



Recommended Reading

by Jesse on March 21, 2015


I’m finally finishing up two of my favorite book series. They are both so good I’m going to pass them along.

First up is The Irin Chronicles by Elizabeth Hunter. If you’ve read anything of hers you know she’s fabulous! Love her writing style and the way she sucks you into each story and wraps you up in the characters. The Scribe, the first book in the Irin Chronicles, centers around a girl named Ava. She has been hearing voices in an unknown language for her whole life. Causing her to become a recluse. While traveling for a photography job she goes to visit, yet another doctor who claims to be able to cure her of these strange voices in her head. She inadvertently meets Malachi, who poses as a body guard hired by her step father in order to stay close to her. He is trying to figure out why the Grigori, a mixed blood of fallen angel, are following her. He holds the key to finding out what and who these voices are. It is an epic romance. One I highly recommend.

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Next up is the J.J. Graves Mysteries by Liliana Hart. Lots of witty banter from the town mortician/county coroner, Jaye Graves. When Jaye’s parent die in a car accident she is forced to come fill their shoes as the town of Bloody Mary, Virginia’s mortician and county coroner. In this small town where things are pretty quite the body count suddenly seems to pile up. Jack, the town sheriff and Jaye’s best childhood friend are out to figure out who is behind the sudden rise in murders. Some how it all links back to Jaye and seems as though she is being targeted. Despite all the murders this is a sometimes funny, sometimes nail biting read. Check it out! I think you’ll love it.

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A bonus with both series is that they are complete. So you don’t have to wait for the next one to come out.

Happy reading!



Perfection is…

March 9, 2015

Striving to be the best I can be, original to me! It’s what attracts us to each other and why we want to be friends, right?  Why we want to collaborate. So we can soak up and enjoy each other uniqueness! Long live originality! xxoo

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Charming Shop Style

March 5, 2015

I’m a sucker for a quaint cafe. There’s something so relaxing about them. It can make you feel as though you’re on vacation even if you’re just down the street from your home. P.S. Did you catch my most recent article on It’s a neutral tween bedroom. Click here to view xxoo via 1 […]

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Wrestling T’s

February 23, 2015

Wrestling is more than a sport at our home. It’s a teacher. I don’t mean we are those crazy parents who harp on our children to wrestle and push them into something that they don’t love. It just so happens that out of our love for wrestling our children have also developed an admiration for […]

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Bathroom Envy

February 19, 2015

I adore this bathroom. Having the honeycomb tile on the wall makes it a feature wall. Adding so much more interest. Keeping the concrete floor simple lends such a nice industrial feel. Wishing I could recreate this look in my home. via 

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February 2, 2015

There really isn’t much else to add to that. Have Faith! xxoo

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Home Updates

January 29, 2015

I’ve slowly been rearranging and painting here and there. Recently I shared the makeover of our entry way. Today I thought I’d give a peek at the updated gallery wall in our dining room. I love a good gallery wall. Most of these prints are things I’ve made myself. The large canvas I scored several […]

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