Monthly Archives: February 2014

Weekend Visitors: Part 2

Dont get me wrong, I enjoy the outdoors, but I enjoy being girly even more. We had such a fun time spending our day at Devils Den on Friday, but nothing beats getting dressed up, going to lunch, and exploring the ins and outs of Fayetteville. 

I worked in the earlier part of the day, but when lunch time rolled around we met at one of my favorite local restaurants Little Bread Co. If youre visiting Fay, you must make a trip to LBC. If you’re a local and havent been, well, that needs to change. They make everything fresh and bake their breads and pastries in the back. If you do go, though, I would reccomend sitting outside or else you might leave smelling like fresh bread…

Hannah & Macaulie just looked so beautiful this day so I had to snap some photos of them:

Okay, girls, we get it, you’re beautiful! 


Weekend Visitors: Part 1

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of having Hannah & Macaulie, my close friends from home, come out and visit Fayetteville. It was an incredible weekend. I dont think it could have been better, honestly. So thankful for friendships that challenge, honor, and pursue love above all things.

We spent a day at Devils Den State Park, made homemade Thai, ate & drank at all my favorite local restaurants and coffee shops, and most importantly, immersed them in my community. I feel pretty spoiled by the people im surrounded by in Fayetteville, and it meant so much to me for our visitors to get the full experience by spending time with the people who have really held my heart over the past 3 years. Thankful.

Anyways, I got to use my new lens for quite a few occasions this past weekend and will be splitting them up over a few posts. Here are some photos from our time adventuring and hiking in Devils Den:

A day at Devils Den isnt complete without the proper hammocking gear. ^ImageImageImageImage
Having Han here is always so refreshing for me. It meant so much for my friends in Fayetteville to be able to fully embrace someone who means so much to my heart. Currently trying to convince her to transfer here….ImageImageImageImageImage
To end the day, we set up all of our hammocks in a circle overlooking the Ozarks. We laughed, rested, took a few more pictures, and let the oonze curve serenade us with City & Colour. Image
Having these girls here was refreshing to say the least. My spirit needed it. I am so thankful for deep friendships.
I’ll be posting the remainder of the photos of our adventures throughout this week!

create // 001

Being an art student, I love to create in and out of the classroom. The point of this blog is to have a place to document the things I create, post things that inspire me, and use the things I create to inspire others to create, too. That being said, at least once a week I want to post a piece of work I’ve done. 

Today I finished a Digital Art project in my Digital Photography class. We had 2 assignments. The first was to bring in interesting items and arrange an interesting composition on a scanner, scan it, and mildly retouch in photoshop. The second part was to scan in the same (or different) objects individually, cut them out in photoshop, and build composition through interesting layers. With a travel bug itching at me constantly these days, I decided to reflect that in my peices. I really enjoyed my final results and today I’ll present the first of the two. 



Nothing too crazy, but maybe something to visually stimulate those creative juices within ya! Like the ‘KEEP EXPLORING’ sticker? A crazy cool couple came and stayed at my house about a month ago. They were finishing up their 6 month long honeymoon roadtripping accross the US in a van. How cool are they? Alex, the husband, started this brand Keep Exploring. Their main product is a flag that looks exactly like the sticker. The idea is to take it on your adventures and document where you go. 

To purchase a sticker or flag, click here. To read about this couples honeymoon adventure, click here for their blog


best job ever?

As some of you know, I work at a local boutique in the Fayetteville squre called The Mustache Goods & Wears. We carry clothes, home wears, novelty gifts, hand crafted jewelry, greeting cards, do-good products, etc. Many people have compared it to “a mix between Urban Outfitters & Anthropologie with a quirky twist”. If you’ve never heard of it, check it out here. Working at the Mustache has been such a fun experience for me over the past year and a half. I love the store and I love the people. Recently, I took over the store’s blog & pinterest. This past weekend, I had the exciting opportunity to style and shoot a Valentines themed post for The Mustache’s blog. I paired some of our favorite items of the season and added a little lovey-dovey twist. It was also a ton of fun getting to try out my new lens! Heres a preview:


To see the full blog post with more photos, head over to The Mustache Goods & Wears Blog.

Only 4 days until LOVE DAY.
XOXO, Blake