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Game Day Necklaces

This is the first of the DIY projects I will post. This necklace was a lot of fun to wear watching my favorite Hokies play. They sell these in the bookstore ranging in price up to $30. You can easily make your own for less and would make a great gift to add to the bridesmaids’ gift bags. All of the supplies I used were from Michaels.

You’ll need

–       1 bag of wooden beads

–       1 bag of silver or metal beads

–       paint

–       clear coating to seal it

–       ribbon

I won’t give any steps because it’s pretty obvious. Some tips though- string your beads between two dining room chairs and make the dots with a pencil tip. This makes it easy to take it from the strung chairs to outside to tie to finish off with the clear coating (mine was in an aerosol can- hence outside). If you have the paint already or can use it in the future you end up making this necklace for around $7 to $10.

Drumroll please…

…and boyfriend of the year…goes to Hunter!

For flowers on my first day of nursing school and my second degree. I think I may have hinted because I’m that much of a stinker. So double boyfriend-of-the-year points for putting up with me!

September 23, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Aunt Deenie - Ok, that Hunter is a keeper! Trust me cause I got one too. And it is perfectly ok to “hint” you are in need of some extra attention by way of flowers ;). Your pics and blog are amazing. So proud of you. Nursing school, new business, so very busy. Keep up the great work. And pencil us in for some time in Oct before the leaves fall off (if you still want to!).

I wish I was in the saddle club…

When debating as to what to title this first post I really wanted to say “Hellooooo, World this is meeee” after the theme song from the Saddle Club. Bear with me in this journey.

I’ve been day dreaming about how these photographs will look, potential shoot locations, and post-worthy thoughts… all while lusting after lenses and Photoshop applications. After all the dreams and the conversations and lessons (thanks, Susan!) here it is. Sterling Reflections. Unique name, non? My middle name is Sterling, after my great-grandfather. The deep, special place my family holds in my heart combined with the aspects of sterling silver (timeless? the color of a wedding band? precious? how do you define sterling silver anyways?) made the name perfect for my budding photography business.

Carrie ⎜ Blacksburg, VA Photographer

LOUD! That is what comes across when you meet Carrie. Sometimes in the sense of verbal volume, mainly in her personality, always in her outgoingness, and in the way she lives life. Oh and of course in her karaoke voice- definitely loud =) She LOVES cats and college. Visiting her at her internship at the beach this summer, I have no doubt that she’ll land an awesome job after graduation. Hopefully somewhere tropical where her Mom & I would like to visit.

Carrie, you had the most difficult post I’ll probably ever write. I started off with what I thought when I first saw you, the black raincoat, Sperrys, & blonde hair—thinking you were so cool you probably wouldn’t give me the time of day, probably in a sorority even. I erased that and then went with a funny moment, then had to backspace, finally came up with something like you’re my BFF- like give you a half a charm necklace if we were in middle school thing, then more backspace. Needless to say I erased that cause I knew you’d call me a dork. All I can say is that you know me as well as I know myself. So all the things I came up with to say you know. You also know how much I value your friendship and feel blessed to have you as a large part of my life. I Love you!

Jared & Suzanne ⎜ Shenandoah, VA Photographer

He’s from Page. She’s from Luray. At best it should be a rivalry, yet somewhere along the way it turned into love. I got to spend a wonderful evening with them at our grandparents’ farm in Page County. Did I mention Jared’s my cousin? A fun one too! I’m honored to capture this special stage of their lives.  Jared and Suzanne got engaged during the Blizzard of 2009; it even caused them to have to cancel their plans for a visit to New York City where Jared had originally planned to propose. Don’t worry though, Jared improvised, literally in some ways, at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA. They’ll become husband and wife in the fall of 2012 after Suzanne graduates.  Jared & Suzanne, thank you so much—you all look wonderful and I hope you’ll enjoy the pictures!