The life of Jim Elliot

August 14, 2014

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep www.inhonorofdesign.com“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, in order to gain what he cannot lose.”

I stumbled on a quote today that struck me pretty good. So much so that it lead me to look into this man the quote came from. I certainly was not expecting to get lost in a heart racing story about this man, Jim Elliot, and the five men who lost their life in the jungles of Ecuador.

I would not do their story justice, so I just direct you to the unbelievable account of their life, which has left a mark on me, and surely thousands of others. (Obviously enough to get me dipping in ink and writing out quotes…just look past the 47 mistakes;)) The quote aboe will make all the more sense after you read.

Feeling a renewed conviction to dedicate more time to growing in my own faith….so that maybe one day I will have the conviction like Jim Elliot. Enough to be willing to die for it!

I know, deep thoughts for a Thursday…
x, Anna

Metallic Temp Tattoos

August 14, 2014

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Hey friends:)
Just experimenting with metallic temp tattoos over on the eHow Style blog. Can you tell I am having fun with this job? πŸ™‚

Hope you all are having a good week now that we are on the closer side to the weekend. It has been tougher for me to get posts done in the AM due to early risers! I am paying for my early bird genes I must have passed along….;)

You can get your metallic temp tattoos here or here.
Cheers!

*Bracelets from Mes 2 Petites Etoiles and The Shine Project

Search for Your Awesome – Tropical Getaway Party

August 11, 2014

Hey friends! I hope you had a fun weekend and aren’t to swollen eyed this monday morning:) I had to double dose on the coffee, but it’s totally okay because there is this new creamer called Churro Caramel….mmmhmmm.

Well, I am about to unload a boat load of fun images here. Hang tight. 
Imagine if someone told you to gather all of your friends for a party, hand you the most talented party planner, and the hostess with the mostess, as well as tell you to wing in a favorite photographer, caterer,  vintage rentals, and florist. You might sit there with your mouth agape before you realize it is not a dream, only BING + The Alison Show making awesome things happen. 

Cheers to Being Awesome | www.inhonorofdesign.comAmy Osaba Event Florals | Photos by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.com

Alison is a rare breed. She has the ability to bring people together, make them laugh till they cry (just check out her instagram), and most importantly, make them feel awesome. I am so thankful to finally have met and partied her in person! So honored she asked me to be a co-host for the Search for your Awesome tour along with Jamie Jimenez and Joni Lay.

Search for your awesome party |Photos by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.com Table Setting| www.inhonorofdesign.comNapkin Boat Centerpiece | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comTropical Appetizers | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comTropical Drink Station | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.com

The goal of the party was to gather our creative community in Atlanta and celebrate that everyone has something AWESOME about them (If you could have only heard Alison’s pep talk on this!) As co-hosts, we wanted to present some tips for party presentation and dinner prep so that everyone could try something new to be awesome at.

Jamie and her husband run Homespun ATL, who catered the appetizers and drinks! I don’t think anyone would deny it was delectable. I kept finding myself being pulled back to the food table….have no idea why;)

Jamie presented tips for food and hosting which were so helpful, and I gave a run down of how I go about styling a table with a given theme, from table placements to napkin folding:)

Tropical Theme Table Setting | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comTropical Table Florals | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comTropical Getaway Party Details | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comFlamingo Guardians | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comSearch for your Awesome Party | Photos by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comTropical Place Setting |Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.comAmy Osaba Event Florals | Photo by Haley Sheffield | www.inhonorofdesign.com

The florals and decor were pretty mind blowing. Joni Lay and Amy Osaba Events went above and beyond what I was envisioning for the party. We decided to go with a tropical getaway theme, and Joni killed it with every detail. I owe them my right arm basically for the work they put into this. So grateful for their time to make this a memorable event. You will have to check out more behind the scenes deets on the decor on Joni’s blog (she made the signs, pillows, and more!) Also, a thank you to Onli Beverages for serving up some fun sweet drinks for the crew!

Blue Eyed Yonder provided just the right furniture pieces we were looking for to go with our theme.

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The Bing team knows how to make awesome things happen that’s for sure. (Read about why I use Bing for my business here.) I hope I get the chance to party with them+ the effervescent Alison Faulkner in the near future! You can see the rest of the parties they threw across the country on The Alison Show blog or search #findyourawesome on instagram. Cheers!

Haley Sheffield took all these marvelous photos!

Other details: The table setting plates were from Anthropologie, Napkins from Pier 1, and glasses from Sur la Table. My dress is from J.Crew

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