Hello and good morning! It’s been a while since I’ve compiled a list of the services I provide as a creative, so here we go!
First and foremost I am a writer. I have always been a writer and my life has been about gaining experience.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life! Most people know how they feel about their partner but have trouble expressing themselves due to nerves or a myriad of other reasons. I can take the anxiety away and help you write vows that will leave your significant other with no doubt about how deep your love is for them!
Have a story or WIP that you want to make sure is polished and ready for publication? Contact me for editing! I offer grammatical editing as well as developmental editing to help push your written work to the next level!
They say that a picture communicates one thousand words, but what are those words? Capture not only the big moments but the little ones in between that make life worth living by having a custom poem created! I’ve written poems for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, pets, memorial, family, and friends!
I am always amazed at the fact that no matter where I am or what I am doing there are 7.8 billion other people out there with their own lives and unique stories! Why not record your story for future generations? I can create your own personal book about your life to share with generations to come!
I have been a tutor since my junior year of college. Since then I have tutored pre-k through grad school students. I am proud to say that every single student I have worked with has seen a dramatic increase in grade point average and understanding after just a couple weeks of working together and I have helped plenty of students write, edit, and perfect their essays and written works!
Digital Portraits/Character Art
Want a digital portrait? Have a character you play that you’d love to bring to life? I can make it happen! All I need is a description of your character or a reference photo!
Need help making your website or advertisement as aesthetically pleasing as it can be? I can help! I have experience creating advertisements for print and digital platforms as well as website design and content creation!
Tire Tales – An Educational Adventure
While you’re browsing, don’t forget to check out Tire Tales! Tire Tales is an educational adventure designed for children in K-3rd grade! Learn more by going to TireTalesAdventures.com! You can also find the current books on Amazon by clicking HERE!
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I know it’s a little late but given the recent holiday and the fact I don’t know myself, I wanted to write an article on the origins of St. Patrick’s Day!
Ahhh St. Patrick’s Day. The day where people all around the world dress up in green, drink beer, and celebrate everything Irish! Or at least a modern version of it. Just as we learned in A Day For Love! Or Is It?, Valentine’s Day started out VERY differently from our modern traditions of hearts, flowers, and chocolate. St. Patrick’s Day is no different!
Modern day St. Patrick’s Day includes gimmicky (albeit very cute) glasses, fake beards, necklaces, noise makers, four leaf clover images, and a day where no one will judge you for getting drunk as a skunk. It’s fun, cute, and a great time! But how did it all start and how far from the original intent have we strayed?
WHO WAS ST. PATRICK?
St. Patrick was originally born in Roman Britain and was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. After escaping, he later returned to Ireland and is credited with introducing Christianity to Ireland’s people (History.com).
Even though he was never formally declared a Saint (Canonization) at the time of his death, he is still regarded as a Saint in the Catholic Church, hence SAINT Patrick.
The shamrock is significant because, to him, it represented the holy trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit of Christ. This is just one of several legends that have manifested around the name St. Patrick!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
One of the many ways we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is with parades. But when was the first one?
The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on March 17, 1601 in modern day St. Augustine Florida! Back then it was a Spanish colony. Little is known about this parade except that it was organized by the Spanish Colony’s Irish vicar Ricardo Artur.
More than a century later, a second St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York for homesick Irish soldiers on March 17, 1772. Since then, more cities and more towns have celebrated with their own parades and now it’s more widespread and common than ever! (History.com)
GROWTH OF CELEBRATIONS
After the second parade in 1772 and over the next 35 years, Irish patriotism among American immigrants grew, prompting the rise of “Irish Aid” societies like the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Hibernian Society. These societies started holding more parades and started to incorporate bagpipes and drums.
In 1848, several New York Irish Aid societies decided to unite their parades to form one official New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This parade is one of the oldest civilian created parades and now is one of the largest as well with over 150,000 participants every year and growing! As time went on more modern imagery was added and the practice evolved until it became what we see today!
So the next time you pour your St. Patrick’s Day beer or don your cute shamrock-themed attire, remember the origin’s of St. Patrick!
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her arms give a little jiggle her belly gives a little bounce with her own voice she takes up space and learns, over time, to announce that her dance is her own and with her voice both low and sweet mud slowly layers on her bare dancing feet sometimes her hair is long or short sometimes it’s oak or gold sometimes her lashes are long or added and sometimes she’s different down below but no matter how much or less you jiggle no matter how loudly you sing your song your presence it’s always welcomed here so cast your own spell and stand strong you are WOMAN
This past Sunday (27 February 2022) 3 Oaks Farm hosted an open house! The main event took place inside a beautifully rustic barn front and center on the property! The event organizers and owners invited all sorts of wonderful vendors to show off their stuff and meet the event attendees!
From caterers to event planners to a wonderful violinist, the variety of services was endless! The perfect team to make your wedding dreams come true, whatever they may be!
This was my second open house that I have attended and I’ve got to say, there’s no better way to spend a work day! Want to read about the first open house? Find the article here: Open House at Lilly Creek Farm
For those who do not know what I do, I am a writer. For wedding event purposes I offer vow writing services as well as custom poetry! Check out my services page to see the full range of services I offer and feel free to Send A Letter… to get in contact with me! Now, the article!
3 Oaks Farm
First and foremost I want to thank 3 Oaks Farm for hosting this event as well as tell you a little bit about the venue itself!
Their site is beautiful! It’s just 10 minutes from downtown Cumming, Ga but you wouldn’t know that as soon as you drive under their gate onto their property! A gravel road takes you directly to the barn where, inside, you’ll find reclaimed wood, a gorgeous drapery that covers the entire ceiling, and two large doors that open to a patio outside! Even in the rain that visited this past Sunday, it was absolutely stunning!
Not only that but the site is family owned and run by a staff who are open-hearted and even more excited for your event than you are!
The event itself was expertly run! Before the event, they sent an email out explaining exactly what to do upon arrival. They allowed the vendors to park along the gravel road leading up to the barn after unloading their equipment.
They had an event in the morning and had it cleared away before set up for the open house like the absolute professionals they are!
Set up began at noon and when I walked in I was immediately pointed to where I could set up and was asked by several people if I needed help. A wonderful relief for an anxiety filled vendor! Everyone there, staff and vendors included, were beyond friendly and inviting! I was so happy to walk around saying hello to everyone when I got a chance!
The event itself ran from 2-5 pm and lovely brides and grooms to be and their families came in waves. I was so excited to see the interest in the event site and vendors and everything was tied together by a DJ who played catchy songs the whole time! Of course I was dancing…even got a few other vendors in on the dancing too!
Not only that but one of the vendors was a violinist. The DJ shut off the music and allowed her to play her music for all to hear and enjoy throughout the event. The music was magical.
The event wrapped up at 5 pm and everyone headed out. Short, sweet, and to the point. I am so grateful to have been invited to attend!
Place settings, photobooths, and soap! Oh my!
(I know you’ve seen me use the title above before but it’s such a classic how could I not? I am not sorry :P)
The vendors there were absolute professionals. Everyone made it a point to walk around and say hello and share what they do with one another. They were all so friendly and I was honored to be counted among them!
Here’s a list of the vendors whose business cards I was able to snag as well as link to their social media! They’ll be in groups: Arts, Music, Photography, Catering, Event Planning/Decorating.
Wit and Bubbles – Handmade Soaps, Poppin Jokes!
Wit and Bubbles is a business that handmakes beautiful soaps! Perfect for gift giving, party favors, and personal use! Not only that, but each scent has a rockin’ or punny name to add humor to the luscious experience of using their soap! Collect them all and revel in the Wit and Bubbles of these handcrafted bars!
The owner is a bubbly, intelligent, and wonderful woman who lights up the room with her smile! She was the vendor directly to my left and she added so much fun to the open house!
Val Johnston is the owner and artist of Vallure Decor. She created beautifully unique acrylic signs that are sure to last your family for years to come! The signs are hand vinyled and painted with results of beautiful contrast and lovely designs.
La Bella Blu Art is a wonderful artist who paints pet portraits! Each portrait is as unique as the pets reflected in them and the artist is an absolute joy to be around! She is so understanding and easy to talk to, she will be able to make your day as well as the perfect portrait of your furry friend to remind you of the space you keep for them in your heart! Don’t believe me? Follow the links below and check out her portraits for yourself!
A Divine Beauty – Licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist
A Divine Beauty is owned by Noelle Smith, a licensed esthetician and makeup artist! She loves helping brides with the perfect makeup look on their big day as well as the science of skincare! Any and all of your skincare and makeup needs can be fulfilled by this fun-loving and classy woman!
Christie Bates is an extremely talented violinist who is sure to make you feel as if you were hosting your wedding or event in a fantasy world all your own! Her smooth performance throughout the open house was awe inspiring and it was almost impossible to stay still as she wove her tunes through the air!
If you’re looking for a classy, magical, and downright beautiful musical experience, this open and poise lady is the one to call!
This lovely and endearing couple are straight out of a Hallmark movie! Or at least that’s what I think! They have fulfilled every travel loving bohemian’s dream by creating a mobile photobooth! Take beautiful and memorable photos at your event in their vintage volkeswagon bus and remember your event for a lifetime!
Stella is a fantastically creative individual making dreams come true with her photography and videography! This bubbly and lovely lady has experience in weddings, parties, family photos, boudier, and more!
A wonderful photographer with an attention to detail, Joshua Hill specializes in wedding photography and capturing the perfect photos to show the true love and dedication between a couple! His laid back and intuitive nature will have you relaxed and stress free when it comes to photos on your wedding day!
If Willy Wonka and the Gingerbread Man had a cousin, this would be them! Kelly Stovall’s baked goods are absolute heaven! I tried a Raspberry macaron and it had fresh jam in it and was JUST firm enough to hold but melt in your mouth. When you need some stellar baked goods, check out Kelly’s baked goods!
If beautiful towering cakes and perfectly packaged proportions are what you desire for your event, check out Sweet Peach Confections! This husband and wife team make life sweet and your events even sweeter with their baked goods!
“Baking the world a sweeter place” is the official motto of Cassie Cakes! Cassie Cakes specializes in cakes, royal icing cookies, cake pops and cake-sicles, dessert shooters and cake jars, hot cocoa bombs, cupcakes, DIY themed cookie decorating kits, weddings, and more!
An actual conversation I had: “What do you do?” I asked Jenny. “I’m an event coordinator!” She replied. I shook my head, “Oh wow, that’s not stressful at all!” Her reply? “Not for me! I love what I do!” Love to see it!
If you’re looking for an event coordinator to help melt your stress away and take care of all the small details you know you’ll forget about, check out Jenny Smith! A talented, laid-back, and professional woman who will make your event what dreams are made of!
Everyone knows that food and drink taste only as good as the glass or plate they are put in/on! Atlanta Vintage Glassware makes sure that your event looks, feels, and tastes the way it should! In addition to classy and original themes for events, some of their favorite recent themes included a Sailor Moon themed event and Slytherin House themed event! Whatever world you want to have your event in, whether it’s a world all your own or borrowed from movies or literature, Atlanta Vintage Glassware seeks to make that dream a reality!
Despite the rain the open house at 3 Oaks Farm was absolutely divine! I am so honored to have been invited and a part of, and I am so happy I got to meet and connect with, the other vendors included in this article as well as meet future clients!
If you would like any writing services please do not hesitate to contact me via Send a letter… and if you would like to hire any of these wonderful vendors, please follow the links and message them through their socials!
Have a wonderful day and thank you for reading! Until next time!