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Trendy Nugget and Mish Mash Post

posted by Kelly

Today’s trendy nugget comes from my very own brother in law, Joe!

I have to show off their unique wedding invitations. Joe and Joanna already have their clever signature of The Jo(e)s working in their favor. They really cashed in by having some very talented friends come up with a super fun branding using Jo and Joes’ silhouettes and screen printed them onto their invitations. Love it! To cute not to save.

Jo/Joe wedding invitation- Ryan's brother

Jo/Joe wedding invitation- Ryan's brother

outside of the wedding invite

Jo/Joe wedding invitation- Ryan's brother

Jo/Joe wedding invitation- Ryan's brother

We are sooooo excited to be celebrating The Jo(e)s wedding in a few weeks for two reasons.

A- We LOVVVVVEEEEEE Joanna and are so happy to be welcoming her into the family.

B- This is the first wedding in 3.5 years that Ryan and I get to really enjoy as a couple. Ryan is a groomsmen but other than that, we get to be a real guest! We are leaving the kids at home so that we can enjoy all our family coming into town and boogie down till the break of dawn. I do believe I will get to see Ryan’s “bend and snap” move that won me over 5 years ago. SCORE!

If you missed our engagement session with The Jo(e)s, then click right here.

Joe and Jo(anna) Engagement- Washington, DC New Years Eve Shoot

Joe and Jo(anna) Engagement- Washington, DC New Years Eve Shoot

Onto the mish mash part of this post.

We enjoyed our second snow of the season randomly on Monday. Only in Virginia can it be 8 degrees and 10 inches on a Monday and then that Saturday be 74 degrees.

Second snow of the year...10 inches!

We decided to bundle the kids up to “play” in the snow. It ended up being more of a nightmare than actual fun. Poor Bennett, his snowsuit was a size too small for him so he had to sit motionless like a gingerbread man arms straight out, unbendable. He did enjoy going down in the ducky sled.

Second snow of the year...10 inches!

Second snow of the year...10 inches!

Chloe, on the other hand, loved being out in the snow but had no interest in traditional snow fodder. She is a girl the walks to the beat of her own drum. She much preferred to take a stick and poke snow, eat it, and generally just wander around talking to herself. She is hysterical and quirky all rolled into one firey brunette.

Second snow of the year...10 inches!

I also wanted to share with you my default career. If Kellan doesn’t pan out I think I am going to going to look into becoming a whiteboard artist! My specialty is Disney characters.

Exhibit A:

My career in case Kellan falls through.  Whiteboard Disney art...totally have Chloe fooled.

I mean a blind man could see that this is clearly Bambi, Flower and Friend Owl. Masterpiece no?

Exhibit B:

My career in case Kellan falls through.  Whiteboard Disney art...totally have Chloe fooled.

Dumbo and Timothy….dead ringer, I know!

Well at least I have my two year old fooled. There is this sense of sadness when she starts scribbling all over my art pieces….she just doesn’t appreciate my talent.

My career in case Kellan falls through.  Whiteboard Disney art...totally have Chloe fooled.

Last but not least…speaking of art. This has nothing to do with photography but I am all about supporting the arts and especially my talented girlfriends. They are knitting and crocheting fools. I tried my hardest to fall in love with knitting, but like tea….it just doesn’t do it for me.

My friend Candance just opened up her Etsy store today. Check out some of her adorable HATS for infants and toddlers.

Chloe received one of these great hats for her b-day a few months ago so you can see how great they look.

Chloe's handmade b-day hat

Chloe's handmade b-day hat

Chloe's handmade b-day hat

Adorable! Go check out her shop and pick one up.

2 Responses

Candace says:

March 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm

thank you for the mention!! And I love the silhouette’s for the invites - that’s such a great idea! Stuff like that makes me wish I actually planned our wedding instead of letting my mom do it all. Such neat ideas!

Shannon Miller says:

March 10, 2009 at 6:32 am

I have to ask. Is Bambi pooping in your drawing?

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