SoooOooooOoooOOOooOoo whatdya think? 🙂 It was time for a little refresher on this neglected space of mine. It’s been a little over two years since I had this blog redone and truthfully, it was SO hard for me to let the old design go. However, I feel like I’m in this “middle” place in my life where I’m growing, I’m maturing (ha) and slowly but surely getting to my sweet spot. I really wanted something clean to hold my photography work while I figure out where I want to take this blog and my photography path. You know what I am talking about? That teeter totter place you get to right before you go “BAM. I’m here man!” That’s where I’m at. I’m in the “I think I know what I want, but I still doubt it and I’m unsure and I’m not quite THERE yet because I’m just a silly hormonal, indecisive female, and change is sometimes scary yaknowwhatimean?” kind of place.  Change is good. I think this new refreshed, much more simple space will allow me more room to grow and will eventually get me closer to the place I want to be.

    I hope y’all love it as much as I do. The theme was “quirky editorial” and I’m just over-the-moon in love with it. I can’t help but owe it all to the FREAKIN BOMB.COM Kelly Ann. She designed my old blog and I just couldn’t imagine having someone else design this space. She is SO awesome to work with and she is insanely talented. I pretty much adore this woman with all my heart. If you’re looking for a new design, check her out. I promise you won’t regret it.

    I’m super happy to be back. I’m sorry for going MIA. A few of y’all e-mailed to make sure I would be blogging again (very sweet) but I just got extremely overwhelmed with life these past two months. I had too much on my plate and I was sitting there with my pants unbuttoned, big belly and all, burping  and just plain miserable. You like that mental picture? 🙂 I took an unplanned break, and instead of writing a novel about it (I’ll touch on it here soon) but just know that I needed it more than ever and I don’t regret it one bit. Sometimes real life gets busy, and it forces you to take a few steps back. It allowed me to breathe a little more, re-evaluate what I wanted and most of all, what I absolutely needed. What I NEEDED was a chill pill. I think we all knew that though because this blog hasn’t been too awesome to read for awhile now. I am hoping to change that soon.

    I’ll be back here tomorrow with my June-July (JUNLY?)…Well crap… My SUMMER GOALS I guess you can call it. And for all of you who have e-mailed me about watercolor orders…well…stay tuned. The shop is about to open. As you can see by the link “THE SHOP” at the top of the blog. WhoohooooOOOoooOOooo!

    Thanks so much for being here, for caring even a little, and most of all, for reading this. There are some pretty cool things about to go down in this space.

    Get excited.

    August 6, 2014



    Looking lovely! 🙂 excited for the shop! <3

    LOVE IT!!
    Hopefully you're back for good!

    LOVE the redesign! So fresh and so squeaky clean… and SO glad you took some time off for yourself, girlfran.


    Beautiful just like you friend.

    I've missed you!

    Glad you are back! I've missed you!!

    Beautiful new design! Can't wait to see what you do with the place 😉

    Love the new design!!! My thoughts of blog breaks is take them when you need them!! There is nothing worse than feeling totally overwhelmed and then feeling the pressure to write a blog post too. Sometimes my sanity just can't handle all that! It probably helps that you post stinkin' adorable pics on instagram so we still can keep up with you a little 😉

    Love this! It's so sleek and clean and it feels refreshed! Also, definitely planning to buy a watercolor painting when they're up for my apartment in Huntsville! And remember, most importantly, it's okay to take a break when you need it. You're human, not a super machine. Have a great day! xo

    It looks awesome! I love the simplicity, it allows more attention to be paid to your pictures and what you have to say instead of a busy blog design! Love it!

    AND "THE SHOP" YAAAAAY! I am in the process of creating an office space for myself, so I know I'll be placing an order for my gallery wall soon! :

    DROP THE MIC. This is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, so you. Hope you enjoy this next month and find time to rest and recharge!

    YOUUU ARE AMAZING. I love it & I love you.

    Love your new design! it's so clean and simple!

    Looks amazing, Shay! So excited to see where this all takes you 🙂

    OPEN THE SHOP WOMAN!! I can't wait to see what you do with this new pretty space 🙂 love you!!

    Looks AWESOME Shay boo boo!!! (fyi, your photography tab up top isn't linked right!)

    Oh Shay I am SO excited for your makeover and your shop to open!! You are such an inspiration to me. I love reading your words and I always think they're awesome (:
    I am in desperate need of a blog makeover. I'll have to go check Kelly Ann out!
    xoxo, Leslie

    I loooooove the new space!!! It's so fresh & so clean, clean!! So glad that you will soon be back around this little 'ol space – you've certainly been missed!! Cannot wait to hear/read & chat more!! Looooove you!!!

    Looks lovely, just like you darlin!