The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
I’m sharing more of our new blog pictures today. It was time for an update and refresh, and I couldn’t be happier with our new images!
With the new site design, and our online shop coming in just a few weeks (whoa!!) 🙂 , I decided we definitely needed some new images of me, and Anthony and I. My old head shot was a bit dated, and I know that image is what you know of me. It’s really the only “picture” you see of me, and I’d like it to be a real representation. Even though, taking pictures isn’t really my favorite thing to do… I get a bit awkward. 🙂
For our new images, I asked a very dear friend, (and someone who is ridiculously talented) Patrice from Patrice Neil Photography. I knew how utterly amazing she was at capturing “feelings” through her images, but I was blown away at how much these do feel like us. I couldn’t give her a higher reference, and if you are in Colorado, you should absolutely contact her. Since these pictures were taken, I’ve been working with her on some new projects involving the online shop, and two big secret projects I’m working on. I can not wait to share more about both of those soon!
But, I did think you would enjoy seeing our new pictures. With every step we’ve taken, this blog feels different. It’s hard to explain, but it’s not only become by full time job, but there is a feeling that follows everything we’re doing. It’s almost like I take each and every one of you with me as we step out on new territory. We’ve been working on soooo many new things, and they’re all for you! I hope you enjoy it all as much as I/ we have enjoyed creating it!
Anthony wasn’t totally convinced he needed to be in these pictures… but after some sweet talking, and showing him my vision (again), he finally surrendered. I’m so happy he did, because he plays such a huge, massive role in this blog. He’s the worker behind the scenes, the motivator, and a lot of the heart. There was no question, he had to be in the pictures.
Truly, this blog wouldn’t even be a tiny bit close to what it is if he weren’t in the picture.
And because I am completely obsessed with our agriculture life, and this obscenely gorgeous draw area on my parents property, these next images hold a huge space in my heart.
This tree has been my single source of branding inspiration. I’ve mentioned it before, but my summers as a child were spent frolicking in this exact space, dreaming under this tree, and building the memories I hold dear to my heart. This tree has become a part of me, and as we roll out the branding for our online shop, you will see this tree front and center. When you buy a product, it will not only be something we love, but it will be wrapped up with my heart as well…
And, here are a few little online sneak peeks for you…
And here’s a few little peeks from the secret projects we’re working on:
Patrice is doing her thing over here…
And I’ve been spending some time working over here…
I seriously can not wait to tell you what’s been going on behind the scenes of this blog. Without saying too much… I can say, it’s something you’ve inspired, and a few have been asking for (other than the online shop), and I’m expanding on those ideas with a little bit more of “me” injected into it.
If you want to know more about Patrice, you can see her website here, follow her on Facebook here, or shop her Etsy store here.
Now, I’m off to do a bunch of baking. We are harvesting onions and I like to take all the hardworking guys treats every day, then gather with my mom to get them all dinner at the end of a long day. It’s such a simple thing, but I enjoy it immensely.
Have a very happy weekend! 🙂
P.S.- This was not a sponsored post, I just absolutely adore Patrice and her work, and thought you would too!
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Tell Anthony you were right. (aren’t we always?) He did belong in these photos!
Loved them all.
You guys are so stinking cute, and all them match what I envision when I talk to you.
I can see your expressions through the phone. lol!
Love and hugs, and best wishes on all you embark on.
You two are tooooo cute! What a beautiful couple you make. Can’t wait for the shop to open.
Gorgeous photos, Shayna! I love them! You look beautiful, and I love your long hair!
Wow, you guys have beautiful property! I’m a new reader, but absolutely adore your taste!
You are just too cute!! I absolutely adore your blog and your style. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the future!!
Beautiful on all counts. Your love of your husband, family, home and your roots comes thru in the beautiful photos and what you are creating.
Sounds seriously exciting Shayna! Can’t wait to see… And gorgeous photos!
Looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the both of you. I know the shop will be great!
Lol, please don’t keep us in suspense for too long!…;)
Hi Shayna ~
What beautiful pictures of you and your husband.
I smiled the entire time I looked at them.
You both look so happy – God Bless you both.
Have a wonderful evening
How exciting! And how lovely to meet you Anthony. These are beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.
Love these – she did a great job, but then again the compositions speak for themselves! 🙂
Can’t wait to see the shop… congrats again!
What gorgeous photos! You two are so photogenic…..jusy love your blog!
You are a gorgeous couple and Patrice has indeed captured you well (and yes, she is very talented). Congratulations to you both on the progress with the blog, your online store, and your other projects. Cheers, Ardith
Love these new pics Shayna! I’m looking forward to what’s coming up!
You guys both have such great smiles! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got cookin’, and I definitely can’t wait for the online shop to open up!! Love love your blog!!
The pictures are just beautiful as are both of you together! Thank you so much for sharing. It does add more of a personal touch. Looking forward to seeing the changes!
I just have to add my two cents worth to everybody else’s…..you two are adorable! You have such an inner peace that truly enhances your beauty…..and the picture of Anthony, where you’re preparing to glaze that tart, just captures how much he adores you! I look forward to seeing the secret’s revealed! And I love that tree….
Well done! If you were trying to show us your ethics, talent, love, caring, balanced life…. you succeeded. Those photos just made me want to come and visit you in person. I am looking forward to following your next steps!
You both look wonderful and can’t wait to see the online shop and all the other goodies you are hinting at!
You are SO beautiful, Shayna…Inside and out!!! There is something about these charming pictures of you that portray a maturity and wisdom. That is a TOTAL compliment to you, Shayna! I’m sure you have grown a lot as a lovely, young woman with ALL that it entails to create your amazing blog, and it really shines through. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to visibly see that in your photos. Thank you for being the real deal in sharing you (whom we all love) with us. 🙂 I can’t wait for your fabulous, new Shop to open and also for your other wow endeavors! Wishing you and your awesome Anthony (such cute pics of him) God’s sweetest and most abundant blessings upon you. 🙂
Great looking couple, and of the area. You Both are so blessed.
Fantastic blog and pictures…and yes Anthony completed the wood grain cottage…I love your blog…its always different and fresh…makes me smile and feel good inside!
I love your Pearl bracelets! Did you make them?
Thanks for sharing your life and will patiently wait for the next one…
Thank you so very much, Brenda! 🙂 My bracelets are from Walmart. Hope that helps. 🙂
Gorgeous photos, Shayna! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! Sounds like you have something very exciting on the horizon. XO
Well you’re still beautiful, I’ll get used to the new not as blonde Woodgrain Cottage, and Mr. WG, well he’s looking fine too!
Your a beauty. So excited about your upcoming changes. You are amazingly talented.
I love your blog and can not wait to see your online store! These pictures are amazing and My favorite is the one of your husband in the solid dark shirt and you in the raglan style sleeve shirt (I absolutely love that shirt). It’s always nice to get updated pictures! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my gorgeous. These images are perfection, and I LOVE that you both are in them. Patrice did an amazing job and I feel like I know you a little better after seeing them. CAN’T WAIT to see what new things you are planning!
you’re adorable Shayna!! I LOVE the pictures! So glad you got your hubby in them too.
Can’t wait to see what all you have planned!!!
I’m a farm girl too! Love the country!!!! But, sweetie, I’m concerned about your tree! Is it still healthy after many years of enjoyment? Or maybe just a seasonal shedding of limbs and leaves? Look forward to everything ya’ll post!!! 🙂
Oh my poor tree, Cindy! Because there are so many farm fields surrounding it, we think it gets too much water from irrigation and ground water… Such a sad thing. 🙁
This is amazing! These photos are gorgeous! I love seeing you around your house and with your hubby! I never realized how high your shelves were in your dining room. Love these photos and can’t wait for your online shop.
oh my goodness!!!! soooo beautiful! i absolutely love them, shayna!
Thanks for sharing with us! Love all the photos of you and Anthony and your property. You are such a cute couple. Can’t wait to see the new online store and what you have coming up to share in the future. You are truly beautiful inside and out. Keep up the wonderful blog!
Beautiful Pictures, I just recently found your blog thru pinterest. I love your beautiful home and you have inspired me to get back into decorating my home. I love it but I have ran into to many issues, and have changed it so many times if you ask my husband, I drive him crazy :). I signed up for your 5 day email to help me with my decorating dilemmas I am having. I’m so glad I ran across your blog, I will be following you for now on. Awesome work to the both of you. You are a great looking couple.