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It was a neat treat to see our family on Blue Lily’s blog. We couldn’t like these photographers anymore than we already do. What makes them unique is that they are “everywhere”. So whenever we are in a city they happen to be, we take advantage and sign up. Their website shows you the cities they will be in, the dates, and you select a timeslot. So far my family has done sessions with them in Houston and New York. Hmmm…maybe in 2014 we should stalk them somewhere internationally. They are contagiously happy and up for anything. Hence the “hey, if I paint this huge sign and we run through it…” idea. Basically, they are some people you just WANT to be around.
A little fun fact that Wendy of Blue Lily left out of her blog is that when we ran through this handmade sign, we really couldn’t see anything (or anyone) on the other side. And trust me, we were running. Not lightly prancing or pretending. Running. Not thinking about the fact that she was on the other side looking through a very expensive camera. We trampled her like the famous bulls in Spain. Five people on the ground, grass stains and dirt in mouth. Wendy at the bottom of the pile, smiling. Luckily, no one was hurt and she caught a great moment in time.
Have a great day everyone…make something happen.

Link to download the “Make something happen” image here. May it inspire you like it does me!
See more of our photos on Blue Lily’s blog here.

Maybe they’ll be in your city soon? Check here for more details.

stacy - love this!!! you look super cute in your dress surrounded by all your “boys”. xoxoxo

Marla Carter - So fun! I just had a flashback to painting huge signs for homecoming in your driveway!!


These pencils are another example of little things that make me happy. They are made from wrapping colorful papers around a pencil lead.
They seem very delicate but are strong enough to use daily and without worry. Each one is different due to their handmade nature, so you can imagine how long it took me to decide which six to purchase from the artist! You sharpen them with an X-acto, so they may not be for everyone, but I’m so happy I found them at a little local art sale.

Photography by Rebecca Sanabria whose personality is as colorful as these pencils.


Graduation is an occasion that deserves more than a one-liner status update. My 2014 graduation collection has many styles to choose from that will showcase your graduate in a way that fits their unique personality. I had such a great time designing these!

Shop the Jill Smith Graduation announcement collection for Tiny Prints here.
Find the matching thank you cards here. And Graduation invitations here.
Photography by Rebecca Sanabria who just relaunched her own website!