June 30, 2009

Movie Night

Kyle created this for our first movie night, taking place in a few weeks after our usual Monday Community Group gathering. Any guesses to what we are watching? ;)

June 29, 2009

Kyle's New Toys

Now let's see if I know what all of these remotes are for: the tv, blu-ray player, ipod dock, speakers, ceiling fan, dvr box, receiver, and the dvd player. Whew! (And that doesn't even include our Wiimotes!) Half of these arrived in the last week, and Kyle and I just finished watching our second movie in blu-ray (and the first movie with the new speakers - the new 007 movie was intense!) Kyle did an amazing job researching what he wanted - and finding great deals on all of it!

Consider this your invitation to come over for a movie! We certainly don't have all this to keep it to ourselves - it is our hope that our home would facilitate fun times with good friends.

June 24, 2009

Recent projects at work!

After five years of college and three internships, I absolutely love working on real projects and getting to see my designs come to life! Here are some recent shots I took on the job.

Not your typical client meeting: Brittany meets with a client to select paint colors on the side walk outside of our office. And to the left, wallpaper I selected for a laundry room - I love how it looks installed!

An all-cream master bathroom with an onyx tile floor. On the right, I love the corner chairs that flank the entrance to this room, the paint color, and the cornices!

On the left, a lovely chair from Hickory Chair, one of my favorite companies based out of Hickory, NC. The fireplace on the right was one of the first things I designed when I was an intern, and I got to see the result a few weeks ago! (The screened doors to the left allow remote signals to pass through, without all the electronics being seen.)

June 17, 2009

Saturday, the 13th

This past Saturday, our good friends Ashleigh and Justin tied the knot after dating for five years. We traveled to the other side of the state for their big day, and it was such a fun wedding! So fun that I didn't take very many pictures, so some of these I stole from Facebook.

Wedding colors - marigold and navy.

To the left is Rachel, myself, and Sara. We were all in Community Group together, along with Ashleigh. This was actually Rachel's last day in North Carolina - she went straight from the wedding, with her car packed, to Orlando. We'll miss you!

Ashleigh's beautiful bridal portraits by Blend Photography.

Dancing! I loved the bridesmaid dresses (from J. Crew), modeled by Holly. At one point, the groomsmen surrounded Ashleigh on the dance floor - she had fun with it!

One fun fact: Ashleigh's maiden name is Bishop, as is mine! And her sister's name is Lauren. It was the first time I'd ever met another Lauren Bishop!

Ashleigh and Justin: Congratulations! What a beautiful day to get married! As Taylor said, 50% of marriages end in divorce today, but not this one! And not because of anything that you do, but because of what God has done for you. We love you both!

June 15, 2009

Need a change? Paint!

Paint is the least expensive way to make a big impact in your space. In a matter of hours, you can achieve dramatic results, but choosing the right color may be the hardest part. This summer, Design Lines is hosting a summer color event to help you find the perfect color for your space.

Graphics by Brittany, Hilaire, and yours truly.

June 5, 2009

Living in Community

Kyle and I have been going to Vintage 21 Church for over two and a half years now. We got involved in a Community Group not too long after that, and then after we got married we were asked to consider leading a group. We certainly didn't feel ready - for one thing, we'd just bought our first place and had hardly any furniture! Where would everyone sit? How were we going to eat together each week?

We were still figuring things out as a couple, and we knew there were many areas in our lives that we wanted to improve. But we felt God calling us to trust him, and since February, we've seen him bring our group together to grow closer to him. We've had an incredible crowd - people of different ages and in different stages of life, with different backgrounds and interests. But we share one thing in common: we enjoy getting together every week! We look at the Bible, ask questions when we have doubts, pray for and encourage each other constantly, and look for ways we can love others just as Christ loves us.

It has been such a blessing in our lives! Our group gets together outside of our Monday night meetings - we go out together, we have a praise and worship night once a month, we have a women's prayer night, and our group volunteers at the church in many different areas - everything from the kid's ministry to the design team to cleaning the building, and we have a lot of fun when we're around each other! I pray that God would continue to spiritually grow our group, and I look forward to seeing what He does.

Want to join us? We meet on Mondays at 7pm.