Farm to Table Inspired Wedding with Champagne Wedding Coordination

Tara, from Champagne Wedding Coordination, asked if I would like to help out with a styled shoot for a new wedding venue near the Portland area, at Orchard Events. Orchard Events is on a century farm/orchard (Jossy Farms), outside of Hillsboro. The wedding venue is outdoors and is located among an orchard of fruit trees. It is quiet, peaceful and nice scene change from the city lights of Portland.

The Champagne Team wanted to dream up a Farm to Table inspired wedding. This was totally right up my alley so I was immediately on board. I love every single detail that was thought of. I hand delivered the items to the shoot last Thursday and was able to see all of the details starting to come together. I can't wait to see the professional photos once they are finished!

Until then, feel free to enjoy some of the photos I took!

Things I'm Loving Thursday | April 30th, 2015

The Pink Tumbleweed Rustic Bathroom Redo
If you all aren't following or reading the blog from The Pink Tumbleweed you totally should. They are a group of sisters from Eastern Oregon, also known as the Junk Barn Girls. Alison, who wrote this weeks post is super sweet and has the best ideas. She is currently redoing her son's bathroom and I am loving that she used wood tile for the bathroom counter tops. We recently redid our bathroom and used wood tile for the flooring but it never occurred to me to use it on the counter. Look at how great it looks! Head on over to their blog and check it out, as well as their other projects!! Also, stay tuned because I am doing a special project for a farm wedding (my favorite) they are planning this summer!

Rustic Bathroom Re-do

Jillian Michaels Detox Water
I have not being eating how I normally do/should lately and in turn, that has made my stomach feel crummy. I felt like I needed something to quickly snap my eating habits back to normal so for the past week I have been making and drinking Jilllian Michaels Detox Water, along with eating healthy, home cooked meals. If you browse Pinterest I am sure you have seen this pinned at some point. It claims to make you lose up to 8 pounds in a week. Honestly, I do not weigh myself (we do not even own a scale) and losing weight was not my intention on drinking this, so I cannot tell you if those claims are true or not. What I can tell you is that my stomach feels like it is back to normal, I have more energy and feel way less bloated fat&sassy. Here is a link for the recipe and instructions!

Detox Water from Jillian Michaels

Bliss Body Butter- Grapefruit and Aloe
The weather is getting warmer and which means I can wear dresses without tights or leggings underneath and soon it will also be time for shorts! Winters in Central Oregon always leave my skin super dry, due to the cold, dry high desert air. Hydration and lotion are key to keeping my skin from not looking like an alligator handbag. I am currently loving the Grapefruit and Aloe Bliss Body Butter. It has just the right amount of scent, absorbs quickly and can be used all over. Often times, like around the holidays, you can find mini versions of them to throw in every bag you own.

Stella and Dot Wishing Bracelet
I am a huge fan of Stella and Dot jewelry, especially their bracelets. I like to layer a couple of them together with my watch to create one fun arm party. Sometimes I also like to wear them separate, like this wishing bracelet. I received this bracelet in my Bloom Workshop swag bag and it is soon becoming one of my everyday pieces of jewelry. It is simple, petite and does not get in your way, which is really nice if you spend a lot of time on the computer. You can choose from either an elephant (the one I'm loving), arrow, or horseshoe. They are also adjustable so they fit everyone which is sometimes I challenge with bracelets! Right now they are also running a Mother's Day Special. Go and check out Kara Garavatti's S&D Page to purchase yours! She also just started a blog, Styled with Life, if you would like to follow along!

Gold Cord Elephant Wishing Bracelet | Stella & Dot

Anthropologie- Inked Peonies Wallpaper 
One of my BFFs is expecting her first baby (a girl) in August!! I am so excited for her and can't wait to hold the little peanut! I am helping her design her baby room so I have been browsing anything and everything baby girl. I believe that baby rooms should be designed so they can last more than their first year, preferably for much longer! I love the idea of having a wallpaper accent wall in a baby room. Before you turn your nose up at wallpaper, let me tell you, there are a lot better options than there used to be. There are some really beautiful options and it can look really great if you use it in the right space. How cute would this inked peonies wallpaper look in a little girls room? This wallpaper could easily go last the way until they graduate from high school if they loved it that much!

Everyday is Earth Day for Farmers

Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day I only thought it was appropriate to give a shout out to farmers because everyday is Earth Day for farmers. 

The other night after making and eating, devouring, the previously blogged about liege waffle, (if you have not made them or read the blog, do so stat), I was feeling particularly fat and sassy (a term my college roommates and I coined whenever we would overindulge OR have PMS)

It was still light and warm out so Travis and I took a walk around the farm so I could burn off some cals. If we are honest though, at the pace we were walking and the amount of times we stopped, I probably just burned off the caramel sauce, ugh. 

Anyway...I brought the camera along and snapped some pictures of the farm from our stroll! Spring is my absolute favorite time, everything is freshly planted, green and things are not quite hectic yet.

What are some things you enjoy doing after dinner? I hope you are all having a lovely evening!

This is baby barley. 

This is more baby barley planted a little bit earlier than the ones before.
Once they grow up they will become malted barley for beer.
Beer = Water + Hops + Malted Barley

A whole field of  barley seedlings. 

Travis looking majestic. He has been growing out his hair during the off season.
I am guessing once it turns really hot it will be gone. 

I mentioned last week the water coming in for irrigation.
Here it comes down the canals, all the way from the mountains.
Our farm is one of the last stops. 

Farmers do not get to have as much water as their heart desires
They are allotted a certain amount each year and also pay for it.
If they use more than their allotment then they have to pay extra...
which can be very expensive.  

Our farm uses conservation techniques to save extra and run-off water.
One way is using run-off ponds like the one above that captures the leftover water. 

And here is another.
Travis also enjoys fishing in them and yesterday suggested
that we buy at automated fish feeder...