Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let it happen

Sometimes being spontaneous and letting things happen on their own is the best way.
Two examples of this, first, I was picking blackberries and the lighting was perfect and the sky was purple, I ran inside threw on a bridesmaids dress from one of my best friend's weddings and grabbed my camera and my cousin. (She had been wanting to practice taking pictures before getting her own camera.)
And we just went with it!
The little daisies were growing wild in the field and I had to crawl under a barbed wire fence in that dress!
It was all worth it though!
The second example of letting things fall into place was the dragonfly picture!
My dad and I were on the back porch early one morning and I was sneaking up on this dragonfly to take pictures of it.
Of course it kept flying away every time I approached, my dad stuck his pointer straight up in the air the next time the dragonfly took off, it landed perfectly on my dad's finger!
I guess the moral of the story is it's great to chase your goals and dreams but sometimes things that are meant to be, will be!

The deer was one that I spotted in a state park and because I was using a 50mm lens what you see was about my exact distance from the animal!
Basically I WAS CLOSE!!!
But this deer was pretty used to people so it wasn't all that shocking, it just made for an amazing picture in my humble opinion!!!!

xoxo
Piper Arielle

Photos by: Kaylee and myself.







Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Little House of Yellow

An oriental blue mat greats you at the front door of my good friends' farm house.
Anna Beth and Troy are still newly weds and they have the cutest personal style and relationship I've seen!
This is going to be a style blog but a home version!
Their guest bedroom has the cutest vintage details just like the rest of the house!
They salvaged the bed frame and Troy refurbished it himself giving this old frame new life!
It isn't the south without homegrown tomatoes!
Every nook and cranny has a special little touch thanks to Anna Beth.
Did I mention she is also a very talented photographer? 
She has the cutest pictures of her and her hubby all over the house.
Everywhere you look there is a little reminder of their love for one another!
And of course here is their baby boy Finley, his photo bombing reminded me of diesel. 

Gorgeous vintage doorknobs replaced her original closet pull.


Aren't they the cutest?!
A vintage license plate of every state they have ever been to together.
I must say their bathroom is my favorite!
The color of the walls plus the original claw foot tub and that fabulous mirror just make me so happy!!!
I think I could have had an entire photo shoot in that room!
Dried flowers in a mason jar? 
My weakness. and I love the mix of colors that give it texture and depth.
True sweet southern style with a hint of vintage eclectic makes for the perfect decor for their newlywed home.
Hand painted cabinet doors repurposed as wall art. 

The old map is a favorite piece for me and it is perfect for them as they are both teachers!
Some people have shadow boxes to keep their memories in but Anna Beth has made sure that memories are a part of their everyday life.
You instantly feel like you are a part of their world when you step through the front door!
How much cooler can this couple get?
Oh yeah, they have a record player in their kitchen!!!
And only the best albums to listen to! 
Southern homes are notorious for their front porches and no true front porch is complete without a rocking chair or two.

The cutest home I ever did see!!!
They repainted the entire outside from a dark not quite mustard yellow to this pretty sunny yellow!
A house is just a house until you make it a home.

I leave you with these beautiful freshly cut daisies from the front porch of the cutest couple that live in the cutest yellow house!!!
I hope you enjoyed the visit with me!!!

I know I haven't blogged since the beginning of the month but I'm trying to adjust to this thing called life!
I'm not complaining of course, just trying to find my rhythm!
Good luck to all of you who are going through the same thing as me!!!
Don't forget to take time for yourself and also don't forget, the time is now, I'll get around to it isn't going to make things happen.
I'm saying these things for my own benefit! ;) 

xoxo
Piper Arielle




Thursday, July 3, 2014

Live Oak

















Tucked in the arms of a great oak tree, she dreamed of the things this tree has seen.
There is something spectacular about a great live oak tree.
The south wouldn't be the same without them.
I've been coming to this tree ever since I was a little girl and I never get tired of looking at it.
I recently took my little cousin to this favorite place, for pictures.
As you can see it was a magical time and we had the tree almost all to ourselves.
Stay safe this Forth of July and go on an adventure!

xoxo
Piper Arielle

Photos: Piper
Hair: My cousin(She shall remain nameless) ;)
Makeup: Piper
Styling: Piper
Necklace from Ollie Mae's Boutique 



Monday, June 30, 2014

Wind Tossed

 Sisters are forever.




This outtake was too cute not to share!!!
She made this face when the wind blew her hair out of place! haha

 Sometimes magic happens when you stop fighting the wind.  
 My mom's mini me!



Just keep dreaming.



 Your sister is your first best friend.

 As you can see my cousins made my job very easy!










 Our family is multicultural and none of my Grandma's grandchildren really look the same.
(Except for Colton and Chase #twinning)
These Cousins have a 1/2 Filipino dad and their mom (my mom's sister) is 1/2 Korean.
When you combine all of the genes it really is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get!
Of course the results are stunning and the girls so special inside and out.
One is a kick butt athlete, another a total genius and last but not least, one has the makings of a top chef.
Each has her future in her hands and can accomplish anything she sets her mind to.
I might be a little bit biased but I do believe in them and I wish we all lived closer so we could see each other more often!

Two of the girls have left with my aunt today but one remains and we will be taking more pictures!!! :)
Keep a look out!

xoxo
Piper Arielle

Photos by:Piper (Moi)