Start from nothing, stop for nothing. On the left is me at 17 years old, at a vocal competition at Morehead State University. On the right - is me in full Batman suit for tonight. It’s not about the pounds. I tossed out my scales more than 4 years ago - because I was addicted to a measurement from my ego/mind. It is about energy. I truly believe that. I no longer make fun of that dude on the left - but continue to have deep compassion for all the fires he’s fought to free all this fire. In honor of the Purple one (my #1) ...my answered prayer Prince - I’m going extra extra to slay tonight. Haters gonna say it’s fake IDGAF. Bring it to the rooftop Nashville! 🔮________________________________________________________ #20xix#stephensalyers#creativepreneur#popartist#dreamittilyourdreamscometrue#musiccity#lifeisartartislife#everythingiseverything#flashbackfriday
You know it’s a GOOD Friday when you’re squinting + straight cheesin’ 😁 Here are some things I’m super grateful today: • Jesus. He paid the ultimate price for me + I’m saved because of him. • My kids. Man, do they drive me crazy + shoot my stress levels through the roof but they are my whole world! • My husband. He’s my biggest supporter + my best friend. We’ve been through so much + I’m so proud of us 🧡 • My clients. Guys, I’m 100% serious when I say I have the best clients ever! I wouldn’t be where I’m at without them + I’m so so grateful! • Coffee. Gosh, where would I be without you? I love you. ⠀⠀ What are you thankful for today?
So you’re on the hunt for wedding invitations but you’re starting to see an overwhelm of options online and have no idea where to start. Then there are all the choices of paper, envelopes, ribbon, wax seals... who knew paper could have so many extra details 🤷🏼♀️ The endless possibilities are at your fingertips, making it hard to choose the perfect invitations for your special day (and your budget)! 〰️ You may come across terms “fully custom” or “semi custom” and think what is the difference? Let me help break down the two options ... 〰️ Fully custom invitations are specifically designed to capture unique details you won’t find in any other invitation suite. It’s a 1-on-1 experience that transforms your vision into a beautiful art keep sake. They require a longer timeline (typically 8-12 weeks) and a higher price, but they truly come with all the bells and whistles ☺️ Semi custom invitations are great for those looking for a more affordable option with a quicker turnaround time (4-6 weeks). You’re able to choose from predesigned templates (mix and match is highly recommended 👌🏼), customize wording, pick your own envelopes and add extra embellishments that work within your budget. You also get the assistance of a designer throughout the process, an added bonus to purchasing from an artist rather than a big online store 🙌🏼 While I am only able to take on a select number of fully custom invitation clients, I’m working on semi custom collections that are designed to be mixed and matched with embellishments for a truly unique invitation experience... so I can provide services to more couples and to fit a variety of budgets. These semi custom collections are still in the works and I’ll be sharing more sneak peeks as I complete each suite. Stay tuned ✨☺️ #watercolor#watercolorart#watercolorartist#creative#creativethinking#landscapewatercolor#watercolorflorals#watercolorfruit#stationery
Not gonna lie - this week was a rollercoaster. Ups, downs and everything in between. Ending it by sitting on the deck with a glass of cheap boxed wine listening to the Mt Hood playlist is the perfect ending!
We’re LIVE! And drooling! - - - - We just finished a website for Ramenwell, a restaurant based out of San Francisco. - - - - Clean and simple, this site was designed to showcase the incredible photography which highlights the fresh ingredients used in all of Ramenwell’s dishes. With the Grubhub plugin integrated, visitors can order right from their phone. - - - - Go check it out — and if you’re in the area, order a bowl of delicious ramen! 🍲 - - - - 👉🏻 www.ramenwell.com
Who doesn’t love a vintage Volkswagen camper van?! // Finished up a few of these little bags today. They’ll be on the website next week. I’ll post more details about the website update in a day or two.
Happy Easter Weekend to everyone! I hope you all get plenty of time with loved ones and spoiled with chocolate. I am looking forward to creating magical moments for the kids, spending time with family - oh, and meeting the newest member! I can't wait 💕
I just got stumped on this question yesterday. What’s something no one knows about you?! Here’s a few little random facts about me! 💛 I have to get outside every single day. The sunshine is like magic for emotional and mental health. #nonnegotiable Also- Mike and I name the birds that live in the trees and 🌵 at our house. Our favorite are the woodpeckers and quail! 🍯 Skincare is my guilty pleasure. The really, really good stuff. I could geek out and talk skincare all day. Facials are my love language. Even just taking makeup off at the end of the day and doing my skincare routine feels like such an act of self care. I LOVE it. (@melissajoyolson you get me) 📺 We have TVs in our house, but no cable. It’s Netflix, movies, or Amazon Prime streaming for us. If you have a recommendation of something to watch, let me know. I HATE anything scary! 🍉🍇🍒My fav foods for summer (cause it’s a solid 90 degrees in Scottsdale daily now) are fruits, plant based bowls, green juices, and the occasional gelato. 🍜 When Mikey and I want to low key celebrate things, we always do it with Thai food takeout. We don’t do spicy- so it’s always mild yellow curry, black pepper garlic shrimp and veggies. 🤗 Now tell me- guilty pleasure, fav movie, summer food choice?!
Recently (very recently), I’ve stopped picturing myself as thin when I think of myself doing things and living my best life in the future. Ya’ll, this is a big fucking deal. Let me back up a bit. I’ve struggled with weight my entire adult life. Even at my lowest weights, I always fell on the larger and curvier side of the western beauty “ideal”. There have been more times than I care to count when I was so despondent over my weight (which fluctuates frequently) that I would stand in front of the mirror and cry. Times when I felt so hideous and unlovable that it was nearly unbearable. Felt the overwhelming urge to apologize to my partners for how I looked. I swore each time that I would do all the things I needed to do to make myself thin (and attractive and therefore lovable). I would diet, and exercise, and lose some amount of weight, sometimes a significant amount, and then gain it all back, and sometimes more, and feel like a fucking failure. Here’s the thing... to be at my thinnest adult weight, I had to eat 900 calories a day, and exercise 4-5 hours a week, often to the point of injury. I would get faint, or sometimes actually pass out, because I wasn’t eating enough (and had an undiagnosed chronic illness that was exacerbated by how poorly I was taking care of myself). And for all that effort? I was still *above* the BMI-chart recommended weight. And I still felt terrible about myself. And I guarantee you that I wasn’t any healthier just for being thinner. So here I am, at one of my highest adult weights, and I’m... alright. I don’t always love my body (okay, most of the time I don’t), but I accept that this is what it is. I respect where I’m at right now. And when I picture myself living my best life in the future? I no longer picture myself needing to look different to do it. And that’s progress towards the kind of relationship I want to have with my body. 💜 . . . . . #somethingpersonal#bodypositivity#riotsnotdiets
Cheers to the weekend babes🌟🥂 What are you getting up to? Let us know your plans for the weekend below👇🏻👇🏽👇🏿 _ SWIPE to see our drink sponsors for our next event! We're SO EXCITED to have @hoochybooch @nudevodkasoda & @evolvecellars join us once again 🌟 _ Wednesday April 24th 6PM at @roberthleealumnicentre we will be diving into the topic of Scaling your Brand + Business with our incredible speakers @afreeborn @smashtess @paige.sandher @eatsmartsweets @smartsweetsfounder _ Click the link in our bio for tickets🎉 _ 📸@alishylishy
An unexpected rainy day led to one of my most productive days in the last month. No appointments, just me and my computer cranking 👉🏼it 👈🏼 out! Looking forward to curling up with a glass of wine and binging on my latest obsession - Bloodline. Happy Friday friends! 🥂 . . . Lounge @cottageluxe Styling @amandablair_bydesign Photography @merrittchesson Wedding @bonnies.blooms Venue: @thebradfordnc
Happy Friday sweet friends, today is the day I officially release Hearts and Haven into the universe! I couldn’t be more excited! There are big things to come! Hearts and Haven isn’t just about capturing sweet families, it’s about creating a community where kindness is spread and love is shared. Tag along as we continue building this sweet-lovin’ community. 🍃 ▫️ ▫️ Website launching shortly! 🌷
At sunset, all the turtles lay on the Ho ‘Okipa beach in Maui. It was so cool to see the professional surfers too! The only downside was the amount of times I tripped on this dress... definitely worth it though🤪 By the way, I am going to start linking my outfits on my 21 buttons account - my user is LibbyLongstocking if you want to check it out!
Happiness🌪️Hustle - We love this giant couch! But isn't it a bit empty? Which pillows will you choose from our collection? ⬅️ Swipe left and let us know in the comments which is your favorite pillow series ✨ 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.