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Talk about this past month flying by! Holy Moly!

Since I spent my January recap talking about my goals, I want to be able to look back on those each month and see how far I’ve come.

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2014 Goals

Learn Basic Graphic Design
Take a Calligraphy Class- Signing Up for one in April!
Run a Half Marathon
Give the Blog a “Facelift”
Book 10 Weddings- Have 9 right now! Looking for the 10th!
Take 3 Workshops- Just signed up for a floral class in March!
Pray Every Day
Save. Save. Save.
Finish Paying off School Debt

Here’s a recap of my favorite moments from February!

1) Treat Yo Self Day!!! There is nothing better than being able to treat yourself. I spent the day doing things I never do for myself. First, I got up and made a huge stack of pancakes and watched Safe Haven-my favorite movie!. Then, I went and got a MASSAGE! Talk about amazing! Finally, I came home and made a huge dinner, cuddled with J and watched not one- but TWO RedBox movies.

2) I have some of the best friends. And sometimes it can be the smallest thing that makes you smile. Pink Moscato is my favorite wine – it’s the only thing that’s sweet enough & this bottle was perfect for me.

3) Oh-me-oh-my. If you have been following me at all on Instagram, you know that Phantom of the opera has taken over my life for the past 5 months. I graduated from DBU about 14 months ago and about 9 months ago my previous director contacted me about stage managing the schools yearly musical. At first I was going to say no, just because I wanted to spend this past year really pouring into my business. That was until he told me they were doing Phantom of the Opera!! This is the first time it had been released off Broadway for anyone off Broadway to do and oh my goodness was it a ride! Nothing pushed me harder, made me cry more, but at the same time brought such joy and satisfaction watching the cast grow. This was truly a growing experience for me. I am so glad I said yes and SO proud of what everyone learned through the show.

4) Finally, something that is so near and dear to my heart. The End it Movement. I heard about this movement, last year after a bunch of my friends came back from the Passion Conference in Atlanta, GA.  It is a movement that is calling our generation to raise awareness towards the slavery that still exists. Over 27 Million people around the world are trapped into slavery and 200,000 of those exist in the U.S. We wear a red X on our hands to show others what we stand for and when people ask why, we tell them that slavery is still existent in the world today. If you are interested in knowing more you can go to this link and check out more.

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Happy February Everyone!
Be on the lookout tomorrow for a sneak peek of something awesome that is coming!

-B

One thing I see other bloggers do, that I LOVE, is their recaps of the month. It can be anything from goals they set for themselves or pictures & today I’m going to tackle both!

Every year, I do the same thing as every other person and set goals I want to accomplish over the next 12 months. They’re usually things that never end up happening and gather dust on a shelf in my room. BUT this year, I wanted to create goals that would be attainable and something that I would have fun working hard towards.

So, with my handsome man in tow, I came up with a list of things that I believed would make me a better person AND a better wedding planner. Once the list was finished, I mailed it to him- we are long distance- with a letter attached saying that I wanted him to ride along with me and help me achieve my dreams. Once I decided to start these monthly wrap-up posts, I also decided to include my goals and check them off as I go. That way I not only have Josh, but you guys keeping me accountable!

Now enough talking. Here they are!

2014 Goals!

Learn Basic Graphic Design
Take a Calligraphy Class
Run a Half Marathon
Give the Blog a “Facelift”
Book 10 Weddings
See Josh MORE!
Pray Every Day
Save. Save. Save.
Finish Paying off School Debt

Hopefully I’ll be able to start checking some of those off VERY soon!

Now, as I promised here is my January Recap!

1// New Year’s with my man!! I loved being able to ring in the New Year with him!
2//Cotton Bowl with such a great group of friends
3//Road Trip! Since Josh and I are long distance- Texas and Oklahoma- and never spend more than the weekends together, we decided to spend 6 days together and drove all across Oklahoma and Texas!
4//Cotton Bowl (again) I surprised Josh with tickets for his birthday and it was awesome!

5//Phantom Grand Staircase! I’m sure most of you know that I am stage managing Dallas Baptist University’s: Phantom of the Opera ! This is the grand staircase that they will perform Masquerade on.
6//I went ombre!!! Or as my stylist calls it, “sombre” – soft ombre
7// Stephanie Asselin and her sweet sweet gifts. This was at one of the Phantom rehearsals & I really needed it!
8//I am DYING over these booties! They are so cute, but being 5’9″ doesn’t always have it’s perks, plus if you will refer back to to last goal, I am trying very hard to pay off school debt this year; so I won’t be buying them anytime soon…

9//This girl. She has been such an amazing friend to me over the past year. Her and her handsome hubby were featured in our New Years Shoot. They were called to work at another church a few weeks ago and this was on their last Sunday.
10//Jackson has officially encountered his first cat. He honestly didn’t know what to do.
11//This was taken a couple of days ago; when it was freezing outside. I had been dying for a taste of Spring, so on the way to work, I stopped and bought myself some flowers! It’s amazing to see how it truly brightens your day.
12//Lastly. After 6 long days together, he still kept me around 😉 So, naturally, I put him to work. These next couple of weeks are going to be bringing me into a new stage of life. After 14 months of living in our lovely apartment, our lease is finally up and I spent many nights praying and felt the Lord calling me back home. So, the last weekend in February I will be loading the car and saying goodbye to living on my own and moving back in with my parents. I am definitely blessed to have parents that will take me back in and take this time to encourage me to accomplish my goals. This picture was taken this past weekend, when we painted over my aqua blue high school room and chose a more neutral color. I loved spending this time with Josh doing normal stuff, that we never get to do together.

I goodness, that last one was a doozie! But that is ok because January is kick starting an amazing year for me! I am eager to see the work the Lord will do in me over the next 12 months.

Happy January!!

Love, B

 

I don’t usually write a lot about my life because I like my blog to be a glimpse into other people’s lives, but it’s a new year and a lot is changing- for the good.

Sometimes it takes a little chaos and a lot of love to realize that you are exactly where God wants you. And that, my friends, is the best place to be. So this year is going to be full of growth as a person and growth in Borrowed & Blue. I am so so so blessed to be able to share these sweet moments with my brides and sometimes, the not so sweet moments. But in the end that is what I’m here for and I am ready for my 2014 weddings!

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As most of you saw, we were featured on Style Me Pretty last week as their New Year’s Eve feature!

I am so excited to be able to share this shoot with you guys! Elisabeth and I are always looking for new ways to get creative and work together. She was actually the one that came up with an idea for a New Year’s Shoot & I was pumped! With a combination of great models and amazing vendors, everything came together just the way we envisioned it!

So, I present to you our New Year’s Eve Styled Shoot:

And of course, Jordan is always there to capture those special moments with a behind the scenes look at our shoot!!

A huge thank you to all the amazing vendors that ALWAYS make the shoot just that much better!

Photography: Elisabeth Carol Photography
Video: Jordan Laessig 
Models: Chad and Ryan Bailey
Dress: Classy Concepts Bridal
Floral: Events a la Carte
Hair & Make Up: Beloved Hair & Make Up
Cake: Sweetie Mae’s Cakes

It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

I am so thankful to spend this time with family and friends. I hope you enjoy this special season and take the time to soak up the memorable moments.

& with that being said.

I leave you with this incredibly moving video.

Hallelujah Christmas

I may be one of the only ones but once November is over it is time for Winter!!

Winter weddings are some of my favorites! What better way to snuggle up with your love than with a mug of hot cider and your closest friends and family? Now, I am not your typical red and green winter fanatic; I love the magical feeling of draped lights and the warm look of candles. So, here are some of my favorite picks for your Winter Wedding.

Enjoy!

This gold glitter is to die for! I love the way this looks!

Who could say no to this dress!? Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!

This is a cute way to make your guests feel at home & you could always mix and match your mugs and send them home with your guests!

-B

As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I love just taking the time to breathe and reflect on what I am so very thankful for. I took the chance this past week to sit and write out what I am blessed to have in my life.

1) Of course, is for a Father that is constant in love and grace; one who will never leave me. I am always amazed at the compassion that is overflowing from Him and hope to never take it for granted.

2) A family that is my number one support system. Without them, I would never of had the courage to start Borrowed & Blue. Plus, we be crazy!

3) My ladies! From crying on the bathroom floor, to spending hours together going over lines and creating branding to start a business you’ve been dreaming of your whole life; these girls are my rock. I don’t know what I would do without them.

4) Josh- This man is not only a stud, but one of the sweetest people i’ve ever met. I learn something new from him every day and love looking forward to spending that sweet time that we have together.

5) Finally, is Borrowed & Blue. It was close to this time last year that my sweet friend, Elisabeth Carol, pushed me past anything i’ve ever imagined and I created my own business. Since then, I have been able to help couples create the best day of their lives and share this special time with them. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for this upcoming year.

A special “thank you” to those who have been so encouraging and praying over this dream.

-B

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey (the bride) and I have been friends since the 4th grade & when she told me that her and her man had finally decided to get hitched I was thrilled!

These two were probably the most calm couple I had ever met. There was such a peace over them and I was so happy to share this day with them. A special ‘thank you’ to Zac & Kaitlin for capturing all the moments in the day.

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Mr & Mrs Robinson:

Thank you to all the vendors that made this day so special for them!

Venue: Northeast Wedding Chapel
Photographer: Zac & Kaitlin
Caterer: Jim Lee Events
Florist: Events a la Carte
Bridal Cake: C. Marie Sweets
Grooms Cake: Batter Up Cakes
DJ: Sound Spectacular