Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Favorites

To launch myself back into a blogging routine, I have decided to start a good old Friday Favorites weekly post. Each week I'll choose Five Favorites to share with you. Since we aren't doing Dream Create Inspire Tuesday posts anymore, I thought this would be a good way to recap the week, month, year, or whatever my heart desires.

For this very first Friday Favorites post, I thought I would share with you Behind the Camera and Dreaming's all-time top five Pinterest pins! These pins have gotten the most saves from this blog over the years and still bring the most readers to Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

Monday, January 22, 2018

A new adventure for 2018!

Just dropping in to say that 2018 is bring a new adventure! My mom and have decided to partner up in a fun new way. We have created Wilde Olive | Curate Goods!

We are a brand new shop located in Central Mississippi and we are hoping to find the perfect marketplace to start out with a booth and gradually sell more items online! 
Wilde Olive will be featuring collected goods for the home and garden new and old, inspired by vintage, farmhouse, and eco-friendly design. We will carry handmade, found, refurbished, and manufactured items for children’s spaces and in and outside the home.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Let's Go See | Ousterhout Christmas Tree Farm | Pelahatchie Mississippi

This year was our third time purchasing our real tree at Ousterhout Christmas Tree farm. It's so much fun and nostalgic choosing a tree directly from a farmer. I have to admit that this year, our selection of choices wasn't ideal, but we did find the perfect tree and I'm so happy we took a chance on a smaller more unique tree because I just fell in love with it! 

Ousterhout is a barebones, Christmas tree farm. No attractions or shops, just a family, and locally hired young men to help you with the chopping and hauling. Simple and straightforward but they didn't mind out kids running amuck and spending more time playing with baby trees than actually picking out the tree we wanted to buy. 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Let's Go See | Jackson, MS #CitywithSoul #visitjackson

As we are getting ready to say goodbye to twenty seventeen and welcome the new possibilities of the new year, I have been making my lists of things I want to see and do in 2018. I want to make a few changes here in my little space that will hopefully help me start growing again and engage with all of you more and more! As school started and big life things happened, we kind of fell off the wagon with the Let's Go See series, BUT I have high hopes for what we will see, where we will go, and what we will do in 2018! Starting with some amazing new things right here in central Mississippi.

We spend a lot of FUN time in Jackson even though we don't technically live in the city anymore. I still miss our old Belhaven house all the time, our neighbors, and our location to fun things to do, but I also love where we live now and we are still close enough to visit museums, our favorite resturants, parks, and more any time we want! Just this past summer and fall we spent lots of time exploring in Jackson and I cannot wait to visit the new Mississippi History and Civil Rights Museums.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dinosaur Party | Ezra's 3rd Birthday!

On September 29th, Ezra turned 3! After having a rough September, I still wanted to make sure my baby boy was celebrated in a big way. We decided to have only immediate family over for his birthday, but that still means nine kids. So when September 30th rolled around and we planned to have his party the next day, I was so disappointed that he was sick with a stomach virus. We also had a mix up with some of the party supplies and decor, so we wound up postponing it a week and celebrating him all week plus on the big day the next weekend. We are so grateful for all of our family being able to make it to his party, rolling with the punches with us and showing him how special he really is! After all, he is the baby on both sides and is treated as such!

We partnered with Oriental Trading again for some of the supplies and favors. Check them out here

I took lots of inspiration from around the web and Pinterest, of course, to create a party filled with Ezra's favorite things and something for everyone. I typically like to make the boy's birthday cakes, it's become kind of a tradition, but I'm no baker so that's become a little more difficult over the years. This year, I decided I would create the "huge dino birthday cake" Ezra requested by buying a premade bakery (Kroger) cake and adding the dino touches! I actually really love how it turned out! I bought a cookies and cream cake and added some globs of chocolate icing to the top and lots of broken candy, Oreos, pirouettes and some plastic dinos and artificial succulents.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Family Update | Fall 2017

Sometimes just jumping in with both feet first is the best way to go... so here we go. 

I came here, to the blog, on October 1st to write a family update and talk about my husband's stroke that happened over Labor Day weekend and the week following that we spent in the hospital and before I could hit publish, our lives were flipped upside down again when on the way to school October 2nd, the boys and I were hit out of nowhere and totaled my husband's car. We are all okay. After both very traumatic events and more prescription drugs that we can count, we are all okay. 

Free Thanksgiving Printables | Dream. Create. Inspire.

I have been so absent from blogging the past month, really two but Dream. Create. Inspire. link ups are always a great way to jump back in! There are always so many beautiful posts around the internet by women with creative spirits and I just love looking and sharing.

So, we are saying hello to November and Thanksgiving! Here are a few Fall and Thanksgiving Freebies that you can download and print to make your home a little cozier.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Baking with Pumpkin | Dream. Create. Inspire.

Baking with Pumpkin is a must for the Fall and it's finally starting to FEEL like Fall here! Check out these recipes and much more in our link up this week!