I never thought I would enjoy having a backyard garden as much as I do. Yesterday, for the first time this summer, I sat out back and just enjoyed the great weather and the beauty of God’s creation.
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If your house were burning, what would you take with you?
I would bring:
Very Favorite Clothes
Childhood Stuffed Animal
images via The Burning House.
As I wrote last week, I’m trying to purposefully incorporate more raw food meals into my menu. Today for lunch I tried a ribbon asparagus salad (a simpler take on this one found on Smitten Kitchen).
I just used a peeler on a couple of raw asparagus stalks, then spritz the ribbons with olive oil, squeezed on a little bit of lemon juice, and added some pepper and salad. It certainly wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever tasted, and admittedly I had to force myself to finish the last few bites. But I decided that I have to come to terms with the fact that not everything will taste awesome initially, I just need to get used to the “grass” taste.
I love working with other creatives. Photographers are often some of my favorites to collaborate with – especially on wedding album designs. Not all photographers are designers and this is where a great working relationship can be built. With a background in layout, a knowledge of how white space compliments images, a love for grids and an eye for visually telling a story through images, I can provide unique wedding album designs for all styles of photographers.
Here’s a little bit about my process:
1. Become a client. Simply fill out the contact form on the website or send me an email at Laura@onelevencreative.com. Once I create an account for you, along with an FTP page, we are ready to go.
2. Choose the design style. Every photographer and every bride for that matter has a different design aesthetic. In order to provide our photographer clients with the best possible albums, there are three album design styles to choose from.
a. Oneleven Signature album design
b. Color Block album design
c. Rich & Layered album design
3. Upload your photographs. Once you’ve chosen your album design style, it’s time to upload your photographs. The most effective way to label your photos is in chronological order. Please separate your images into two different folders – “include” and “extras.” All of the “include” images will be featured in the album and any “extras” will be included in any area where it would enhance the album. Shoot me an email when your photos are uploaded, along with other album details such as number of spreads, size and album type.
4. Relax. Your work is over after your files are uploaded. You worked hard enough to take the photographs and edit them and now it is your turn to relax. Take this time to work on your business plan, market yourself, research other top-notch photographers, learn a new editing technique or simply living your life. Needless to say, you can trust Oneleven Wedding to produce an album that will wow your client and show-off you images in their best possible light.
5. Review the album. After two business weeks, you will receive an email that your first proof album files are ready to be reviewed. You can download the high resolution jpgs or pdfs from your FTP page and review them with your client. Next, fill out the revision form and email it to me.
6. Download final album files. In about five business days, I will send you an email letting you know that your final album files are ready to be downloaded from the FTP site.
Lately I’ve been evaluating what I am doing (or not doing) to be healthy. As things have been getting busier, the quality of my meals goes down. There is not a whole lot of thought over what I have for dinner or lunch.
In an effort to be healthier and have more energy, I’m going to try eating raw for at least two meals a day. I really don’t know much about eating raw, but I’ve been checking out some blogs and other resources to see exactly what counts as “raw”. I figure spring and summer are the best times to try it with all of the delicious fresh veggies and fruit at Central Market.
These pictures inspired me from Angela Hardison’s blog.
I’d love to get some tips on eating raw – let me know if you have any great recipes or cookbooks to suggest.
These bright colors of pinks and robin egg blue would be perfect for a summer wedding or vintage bridal shower.
Image via Decor8