Old Hollywood Crushes + Must See Movies

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I always say I should have lived in a different era – preferrable the fifties. It was quintessential class for style, ways of life, design…all of it. I especially love the movies though. AMC was my favorite channel growing up, no joke. I had big crushes on old Hollywood stars like Jimmy Stewart, Paul Newman, and Carey grant. Always and forever crushes I admit. Gabe is okay considering they are decades older than me ;);) What about you? Do you have an Old Hollywood crush?

Here are some of my favorites from each!

Jimmy Stewart:
The Shop Around the Corner
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Rear Window
It’s a Wonderful Life

Carey Grant:
North by Northwest
To Catch a Thief
Bishop’s Wife
The Philadelphia Story

Paul Newman:
Cool Hand Luke
The Sting
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

What are some of yours? I would love to hear them!

Travel the open book.

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“The world’s a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine

This has been the year of travel for me and my family. It is part of my job now with The Brand Market, but we also have family states away and so it is part of our norm to drive long distances to see them. Next month, I will be traveling for a wedding and a few workshops. The homebody in me just wants to stay in my comfort zone unless Gabe is with me. I never want to leave my little ones even if it is just for a night. Some of the anxiety of traveling solo stems from getting sick easily over travel food (but real awful sick). However, since this is my reality right now I am going to put the travel anxiety behind me, and be thankful for the opportunity to see and discover. That being said, what are your favorite spots in D.C. and Chicago? I will have some time to explore with my sister and friends and would love to hear all about the must eats and see spots:)

At the beginning of summer, my college friend Ashley gave me a hair makeover. A much needed cut and an ombre color. She is one of the best there is! She totally styled this shoot as well with the super talented film photographer Sawyer Baird. So happy I got to hang out with them for the day and check out some cool spots in the north Georgia area:)

If you are local, you will have to head to J. Thomas and request Ashley Brandt Jarrel. She is the cream of the crop! (You can see part 1 tour of their space here!)

Hope you all have a wonderful summer weekend. Only a few left! We have some good friends from college coming to visit which so I gotta run and clean my house from top to bottom;)
x, Anna

The life of Jim Elliot

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“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

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