Modern White Brick Fireplace & Walnut Mantel DIY

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); "It's time for a fireplace update." Fast forward 4 weeks and the aroma of freshly cut walnut and poly still linger in our living room as I write this. Nothing fancy here, just a simple paint and build, striving for simplicity and clean lines. I've detailed everything out below, minus the exact dimensions since it's custom to our space and different for each house. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment below! As with each DIY project I've…
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A Letter to My Best Friend – 5 Years

Victoria Nicole, For the past 5 years, I have had the privilege of being your husband, and standing by your side through many low valleys and mountain peaks. You are the love of my life, my best friend, my accountability, my biggest cheerleader, the mother of my son and the only person who knows how and when to push me to be a better husband, father, son, friend, man and human being. I still vividly remember you walking down the aisle 5 years ago and your radiating beauty as both of our eyes met each other, filled with tears. As…

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My New Every Day Watch • JORD Wood Watches

Victoria can attest to this, but I’m not always easy to shop for. While I do have a list somewhere with cool gadgets and things I like, when it comes to occasions or the holidays, I typically prefer a good meal, a trip to the movies and some quality time with her and Cove. But, when Victoria sent me a link to JORD Wood Watches, I have to admit, I got a little giddy. You see, I’m not really a timepiece kind of guy. I’m not sure why, but when it comes to the millions of wristwatch choices out there, nothing really excites me.…

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Victoria Schneider The Southern Trunk

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smart and Secure

I have always loved technology and gadgets, but it’s a love / hate relationship. My fear of where technology CAN go and where I think it will, stops me from integrating it into our home most of the time. The high price of smart home products also plays a huge role into my decision. The smart home concept has matured over the past few years, and prices for these products has become more affordable. When a new smart gadget comes out, whether it be a smart security camera, wifi connected light switch or a smart lock, I like to wait a while for…

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San Diego Guys Trip

Some of my favorite trips are the last minute, spontaneous ones because we have to buckle down and get all the logistics planned quickly, then we’re off while still on the high / excitement of planning the trip. Now I love planned trips too (we typically have two trips a year that are planned months out), but there’s just something about jumping on a plane a few days later and throwing yourself into the flow of whatever happens, happens. It was just Jimmy and I for this trip though. You’ve seen him, Jen and their little guy on this blog…

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5 Tips When Booking a Photographer

Something I never really understood until I became a photographer was the effort and process it takes to be a photographer. On the outside, it’s easy right? “Smile!” [click] [click] done. With that, there’s not much guidance out there on how to effectively and enjoyably work with clients and photographers. We put together some quick tips, based on our experiences as photographers, to help shed some light on this subject and hopefully make your next photo session an experience you’ll always treasure, along with the images.

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TIME | Universally Shared & Easily Taken for Granted

We can go years or even a lifetime and never fully comprehend time as the most precious and fleeting commodity that it is. I’d guess the majority of us never really take to heart the stories we see and hear about every day of people who look back on their lives and wish they would have spent this precious gift more fully and without restraint. I don’t always do a good job at this, but over the last couple of years, Victoria and I have been extremely aware of this and have altered a lot of things to make sure we don’t waste…

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Hairpin Leg Kitchen Table DIY

We wanted a kitchen table that was simple, neutral and could take a beating from us and the kids, but still develop some character over the years. It’s 6 feet long x 3 feet wide, hard maple wood top with iron hairpin legs. I built the top and we purchased 4 hairpin legs. We left knots throughout the wood because we love the character it gives. COST $ * *Doesn’t include chairs (+$375) COST BREAKDOWN Hard Maple Wood = ~$175 (based on the lumberyard)Iron Hairpin Legs (Satin Nickel) = $121 (Four legs @ $26 a piece + shipping)Bistro Chairs (Copper) = ~$375 (6 chairs)…

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Cove Birth Video

Some moments you wish you could relive, and while nothing will capture them like experiencing it in person, this video brings me back to December 5 every time I watch it. We shared Cove’s birth story here, but I wanted to make a little video with the footage we took to remember the day. His one and two month videos are up next and I can’t wait to put them together for you to see. He’s grown so much. Music: Lowercase Noises – Passage

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Game Day Ready

It’s that time of year. Cool weather, bonfires and football. It’s my favorite season for countless reasons. See what I did there? The guys kicked this year off the only way we knew how, the Chick-fil-a Kickoff game with Auburn vs. Louisville! War Eagle! This season, we teamed up with Lunchbox to pair some great products with my game day prep. These are my “Husband Approved” items which you can find here.

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The Horsley Family | Extended Family Portraits

Bethany and I have gotten to do three shoots together this year! Check out her spring shoot here and her extended family shoot here. She keeps coming back for some reason:) We were so honored to take her husband Joey’s extended family photos for a Christmas present for his parents. As you can tell from the pictures we had a great time!    

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The Lawrence Family

We were so thrilled to be invited to the Lawrence home. We got to spend the morning photographing ‘real life’ for them. One of my favorite things about lifestyle shoots is the memories of what life was like at that time. It is something they can look back at and remember how they spent their days. The Lawrence family was full of so much joy which was an inspiring thing to capture.

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Will + Whitney | Woodstock, Georgia

One of the reasons we love taking photos of couples and families is because there’s always so much joy in their interactions with each other. With Will and Whitney, there was a lot of laughter, kissing and cuddling. You can see the love from these newlyweds in every shot below. Enjoy!

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