E. Lexi Abbott Services

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!

Writing

First and foremost I am a writer. I have always been a writer and my life has been about gaining experience.

Vows

E. Lexi at 3 Oaks Open House – 27 February 2022

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!

Editing

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!

Poetry

E. Lexi Abbott Poetry Chapbooks on Amazon

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!

Memoir

E. Lexi at the Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival – 22 October 2021

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!

Tutoring

Ready to get published – Google Images

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!

Art

Digital Portraits/Character Art

E. Lexi Self Portrait

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!

Graphic Design

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!

Thank you so much for looking and be sure to share with your friends and family!

Origins of St. Patrick’s Day

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!

Image source: https://www.tiqets.com/blog/st-patricks-day-amsterdam/

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!

Image source: https://blog.siriusxm.com/st-patricks-day-2022/

Thank you so much for reading this article! Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to like and follow! Until next time!

White Gloves

blood still stains when the sheets are washed

and no matter how hard you scrub you can’t wash off

the sins of the past and the darkness left

those age old scars are part of you yet

so instead you don pristine white gloves

and greet the world with a smiling face

eagerly accepting invites of friendship

then spending most the time saving face

you’re worried if those gloves are lost

then you’ll be replaced

by someone with less blood stains on their hands and face

someone who never had to try to scrub as hard

someone without your ugly old scars

but what you refuse to see

is those stains fading over time

as you scrub your effort shows

because you’re without a speck of grime

you work hard on yourself each and every day

and avoid touching the same stains again

you’re growing into a new person in every way

and deep down you’ll learn it’s okay because we all sin

it’s okay to leave the gloves behind

  • E. Lexi Abbott

WOMAN


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

— E. Lexi Abbott

You Deserve Love, But Most Of All…

Image source: google images “love couple”

you deserve roses

you deserve cream

you deserve warmth

down to your seams

you deserve romance

you deserve hope

you deserve to have every puddle

covered by a coat

you deserve laughter

you deserve friends

you deserve acceptance

to the very end

you deserve family

and well massaged feet

you deserve a love

that will never cease

but most of all…

you deserve peace

Keep Creating

E. Lexi Abbott – Custom Poems and Wedding Vows

This is just a quick note of realization and encouragement for anyone who needs it!

It is so amazing to me that I can look at ten people who do the same exact art, with the same exact materials, with the same exact themes/items and all of them come out completely unique.

Whatever it is you have to give to the world, give it! There’s always room, and awe, for one more! Your only competition truly is yourself and your own self doubt!

Keep creating!

Wildfire Woman

May be an image of fire and outdoors
Image source: https://pic.templetons.com/

you’re upset because you can’t contain her

you can’t understand her ups and downs

she wants to be held close

but she wants to be left alone

so you try your best to stay standing still

then realize she has yet to return

now’s not the time to start the flame

so instead watch the world burn

  • E. Lexi Abbott

Open House at 3 Oaks Farm!

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!

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook as well as visit their website at 3oaksfarm.org!

Raindrops and Roses

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.

Arts

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!

Find her craft on Instagram and Facebook as well as visit the official website at witandbubbles.com

Vallure Decor – Acrylic Wedding Signs

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.

Follow her on Instagram and Facebook!

La Bella Blu Art – Painted Pet Portraits

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!

Find La Bella Blu on Instagram and Facebook!

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!

Check out A Divine Beauty on Instagram and Facebook and visit the official website at adivinebeauty.com

Music

Christie Bates – Violinist

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!

Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube and visit her official website at christiebatesviolin.com!

Sounds Right Entertainment – DJ and Photobooth

Want to go more modern with your music choices? Want a DJ and Photo Booth in one? Then Sounds Right Entertainment is the vendor for your event!

Find them on Instagram and Facebook as well as visit their official website at SoundsRightEntertainment.com!

Photography

Roll With Juniper – The Photo Booth Bus

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!

You can find them on Instagram and Facebook as well as visit their official website at RollWithJuniper.com!

LaRuche Photo – Real estate, product and headshot photography

LaRuche Photo is a professional photographer! They had the coolest trifold set-up showing off their skills at the open house!

View their work on Instagram and Facebook and visit their official website at LaRuchePhoto.com!

My Stella Vision – Photographer & Videographer

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!

Check out her work on Instagram and Facebook as well as visit her official website at MyStellaVision.com!

The Hills Media – Wedding Photographer

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!

Check out his work on Instagram and Facebook and visit his official website at TheHillsMedia.com!

Jammin’ Photo Booth – Photobooth Rental

For a more modern photobooth complete with props, green screen, and a staff to make sure your photobooth experience is user error free, check out Jammin’ Photo Booth!

Find them on Facebook and visit their official website at JamminPhotoBooth.com!

Catering

Treat Yourself – Baked Goods

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!

Find her on Instagram and Facebook and visit the official website at TreatYourselfBakedGoods.com!

Sweet Peach Confections – Licensed Home Bakery

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!

Find them on Instagram and Facebook and visit their official website at SweetPeachConfections.com!

Cassie Cakes – Full Service Custom Cake Studio

“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!

Check out Cassie Cakes on Instagram and Facebook and visit their official website at ThisIsCassieCakes.blogspot.com!

Event Planning/Decorating

Designs by Jenny

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!

Find her on Instagram and Facebook and visit her official website at DesignsByJenny.net!

Atlanta Vintage Glassware – Event Rentals

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!

Find them on Instagram and Facebook and visit the official website at AtlantaVintageGlassware.com!

All’s Well That Ends Well!

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!