Tuesday, October 11, 2011


So I have a friend, well don't we all, I guess I mean, well..... I have a friend! Anyways he is a good friend, he is actually married to my best friend! I bet your anticipating who this friend may be. Well his name is Landon Miller.

I bet your wondering why I am even mentioning him, well he is in an amazing band called Engine.

They are pretty awesome. They are the kind of band you can sing along with and who dosen't love a good sing a long!

Welp, they have a kickstarter ( kickstarter is a wedsite designed to help artists and musicians monetarily  with new projects they want to start) They started it to help with their 2nd album.
Click this and it will take you straight there. There is a video that you can watch to listen to Landon and Ben. 
Take a listen, give what you can, every little bit helps!

Enjoy the pics and video!

I don't normally beg but please help! He and his band of boys are extremely talented and it would be a shame for them not to be able to put out their next album with the quality it deserves just because of lack of money!

Thanks Ya'll !

Saturday, October 1, 2011

How we met....

Sorry its been so long, its hard to post when there is no internet at the house! Wedding plans are moving along smoothly. Still looking for a job, blah blah blah....

I wanted to write a little something about how me and Nathan met.

One Saturday night, Me and a friend of mine, Landon, went to a church we use to frequent called Christ Fellowship. Landon introduced himself to Nathan and started talking and then he introduced him to me. I knew he looked familiar and we figured out that we had meet years before at various shows throughout Shreveport. He started hanging out at Dalzell a little bit and then the visits became more frequent until he was one of the regulars. At first we were just friends, for some reason I had never thought of him in a romantic way. Then about 4 months later the house next door opened up for rent and Landon, Nathan, and our friend Alan moved next door. So we all of course hung out more and more and more, the 2 houses felt like one. It still took a few months for me to realize what was right under my nose! My future HUSBAND! We just naturally started hanging out alone, going on wal mart trips, going to church, going for walks, staying up all night on the porch talking about everything. So we tried this whole dating game, we were both weary but we stuck it out and here we are. We knew within about 6 months that we were meant for each other and it wasn't a game, it was REAL!

Last weekend we decided to take a few pics at the houses we grew together at and fell in love. Dalzell is a HUGE part of our lives and who we are! Thanks to Danielle miller for taking them for us!

Monday, August 15, 2011


This is color power that my room mate Dylan acquired from a friend. Its from the Holi festival that takes place in India. We went out to take pics as the sun was setting but didn't stop once it got dark. Cody and Nathan decided to join in.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ENGAGED !!!!!!

Sorry in advance for text overload!!!! but what can I say, I am beyond excited!!!!! I am engaged!!!!!!!!! Who knew this day would ever come! I always prayed it would and it did! Last night!

So here's the story.......

He has had my ring for about a week and a half or so. and I knew he did. You might ask yourself well how did she know? Well we had picked out my ring in like April on Amazon and I added it to my wish list and sent him the link in a message on facebook, just so he could have it when he was ready. So every now and again I would go on Amazon and just look at it and dream about the day it would actually happen. welp a few weeks ago I went to click on the link and it said someone may have bought this for you, click this and see if someone definatly bought this for you so of course I did and it said yes. Who knew it would actually tell me all of this, Way to go Amazon!!!!! hahaha

Well I was getting kinda impatient and would ask him questions and he would always say not telling and things of that nature but I knew it would be soon I could see it on his face and just the excitement in his voice.

Well yesterday he had the day off from work and I just kinda had the feeling that it might happen and then through out the day I had my doubts, Well let me just let you read the texts between me and one of my best friends from yesterday:

Me: I don't think it will be today :(

Lesli: He is nervous

Me: I just don't think its today! He is wearing a tank top!!!!

Lesli Hes trying to throw you off, maybe

Me: Maybe so, Welp i'll let you know

Then later on in the day:

Me: So it may be tonight, he is taking me on a date.

Lesli: When, Where, details! Look cute, OMG bring your camera but its ok if not because you know it will happen eventually, OMG I might poop myself OMG weird ok, ahhhhh! i hope I'm not freaking you out ugh worst friend ever.

Me: No I am finally freaking out, I am wearing hippie clothes. I don't know where, I don't think he knows, he is coming to get me after a meeting.

Me: OMG He is on his way

Me: Uggggggggg he isn't here yet!!!!!!

Me: He won't answer his phone! maybe he is planning something!!!!!!

Me: OMG he says his car broke down and he is by the gazebo at Colombia park. HE IS TRICKING ME! OMG I'm freaking out, I'm about to leave Dalzell!

Lesli: I hope your getting engaged right now!

I thought this was a hummerous conversation!!!!!!!!

So the meeting was a lie, he had been planning and running around town getting things together. So when he did finally call me after me waiting for almost an hour and a half he calls me and tells me that his car broke down and at that point I knew it. So I grabbed my camera bag and headed to the park, shaking!!!! As I drove up I saw the candles and as soon as I got out of the car I started yelling I knew it, I knew it and I walked up to the gazebo and sat down and was smiling from ear to ear and he said "Are you hungry, do you wanna eat?" and I said NO, because I knew what was coming. So he asked me to stand and i was just saying no no no omg omg omg, like really, this is about to happen. So I stand up and he is pulling the ring out of his pocket and about to be on one knee and.........

Enters park security guard, she says "Can ya'll move your cars for me please?" of course we obliged.

We walked back up the hill to the gazebo and he got down on one knee and told some really mushy beautiful things and asked me and I said YES!!!!!!!

After that we tried to eat but we were to excited. He had bought us 2 plates, 2 cups, 2 candle holders, so it would be our first dishes together! Cute huh? He got Cane's sweet tea, and Subway, both of which are my favorite!!!!!! He also bought fake flowers so we could keep them forever! The quilt was hand made by his mom for us! Coolest thing ever!!!!!! I am so excited about it and it was so thoughtful!

So after we celebrated together we headed back to Dalzell, to see if anyone was there so we could tell our friends and NO ONE, so we went to one of my best friends house and she was there and we screamed and hugged and then her husband came home and then everyone started coming over and we got to see our friends and hang out, it was so much fun!

This night was everything I had ever wanted!!!!!! I have been waiting a long time to find who God had for me and nathan was sooooooo........ incredibly worth the wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Just look at these colors......

These clothes are presh......
These colors are amazing........
Check our the company, they are called Hound.
They are based in Chicago.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Milton Glaser

The longer me and Nathan are together the more I learn about Graphic Design and Typography. He has taught me about many amazing graphic designers, one of which being the amazing Milton Glaser. I of course knew his work but had no idea who did it. The I heart NY design is genius. its such a simple design on the eyes but is so iconic to New York and what it stands for. There arn't many people I have met that have been and havn't fallen in love with the city!

I remember when I went, almost 10 years ago, i came up out of the subway tunnel into Time Square and never felt more at home in a foreign city. I smiled so big and couldn't wait to explore every inch of that pavement. I remember buying the I heart NY t-shirts from street venders as souvenirs for my family and friends. Of course not knowing or even thinking about the designer of that very logo many years ago but just knowing that I myself LOVE New York!

Here is just a taste of his work!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Benny and Joon

I watched this delightful movie the other night, which is conveniently on Netflix! I had seen it before and remembered loving it.

This is a collection of things i found on the internet to help you as a man dress more like Sam (best dressed), my 2nd fav character in the movie! The first being Joon of course!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Joshua October and the Wool

Alrighty fellow bloggers and peoples of the internets, I have a friend and his name is Josh and he creates AMAZING music!

Let me just take a minute to explain Josh, He is sorta one of those people who is unexplainable but i will do my best, just hang in there. Josh is a mans man! He loves the outdoors, camping, and all of that manly stuff. He is VERY adventurous, he is always up for exploring rivers, abandoned buildings, new cities, really anything. He also loves pranking, so watch out, of course its all in fun! Josh has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know, he will help you out at the drop of a hat no matter what, he is quite a handy man. He absolutely loves telling jokes!

Here is a post I did on his house, RIGHT HERE !

And here is a couple of photo shoots I did for his album RIGHT HERE and HERE !

And his band camp is RIGHT HERE!

His music so so pure and raw and unique and I love it!

His Facebook Fan Page is HERE!

Sorry for the link overload, there is just a lot to check out about my dear friend!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

That Blurry Night

For the most part blurry pictures are frowned up on, but sometimes there is more of an intimacy about them. They just seem like they are still moving. These are from my friend Danielle's wedding.