A Family Trip to Myrtle Beach

A Family Trip to Myrtle Beach

My parents have a timeshare in Myrtle Beach so we get to go there pretty frequently. I've written about it before and I am grateful to my parents for letting us come back year after year. We've come to love this little spot and I always get some of the best pictures...

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Color Palettes – An Obsession

Color Palettes – An Obsession

The title is dramatic, I know. But I do love color. I love it in my home, in my clothing, and in my photography. As I get older, I find myself drawn to more classic, earthy tones because they feel timeless. In my youth, I loved anything loud. Color has a way of...

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2020 Journal Entry – June 14th

2020 Journal Entry – June 14th

  It's been a while since I've written, overwhelmed by the focus on every day life, and knocked down by the radical change we are experiencing as a collective. As Covid 19 continues to grow and affect our lives, so has a new, or actually not so new, pandemic has...

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Quarantine Journal – May 16th

Quarantine Journal – May 16th

One thing I've recently rediscovered about myself is my love for music. I remember loving music so much as a kid. I was so intense about it and I would get obsessed with musicians. It was probably one of the first things that my peers used to tease me. I remember them...

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Quarantine Journal May 15th

Quarantine Journal May 15th

For the first time in my life, I am grateful for living in a small town with lots of space. In spite of the stay at home order, we have been able to play outside. We've been able to ride our bikes through the neighborhood and stretch our legs in beautiful weather. I...

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Quarantine Day 46

Quarantine Day 46

  my daily picture     There is so much information coming to us during this time. People seem as though they are desperate for some inkling of security. They grasp at knowledge and information as though it's the lifeblood to get them through the...

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Quarantine Day 45 or something like that

Quarantine Day 45 or something like that

I have decided I want to use this blog as a journal to write thoughts about the daily lives of a family in quarantine. I don't know if anyone will read this, or if it is me processing thoughts, but I have this pretty website that I want to use, so might as well,...

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Casual Spring, Summer Wardrobe

Casual Spring, Summer Wardrobe

I recently had a client reach out to me about putting together a casual spring, summer wardrobe. Obviously, she is spending quite a bit of time at home. Even without COVID 19, she is still someone who works from home most days so the idea was to put together some...

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A Day in the Life – Quarantine Style

A Day in the Life – Quarantine Style

The blast blog post I wrote was just as the world was changing to this new paradigm. Since then, I have been trying to figure out this new life as a teacher, professional chef, maid, and to somehow find time for myself. I am not complaining because I have...

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Lessons from Click Way Atlanta, GA 2020

Lessons from Click Way Atlanta, GA 2020

This past week, I returned from a trip to the Click Away Conference in Atlanta, GA. This is the second time I've attended Click Away and it did not disappoint. I wrote about my trip to Amelia Island in 2018 which was the last time I attended. Clickinmoms is an...

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Build Your Capsule Wardrobe with Ethical Brands

Build Your Capsule Wardrobe with Ethical Brands

In my previous post, I mentioned that you don't have to be a minimalist to have a capsule wardrobe. We can build a wardrobe that lasts a life time if we invest in quality and if we are intentional about the pieces we buy. For today's post, I wanted to show you exactly...

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My Journey to a Sustainable Lifestyle by Shopping Less

My Journey to a Sustainable Lifestyle by Shopping Less

As I get older, I strive more and more to live a sustainable lifestyle. I am not perfect at it but I realize that changing little habits can help move me in that direction. In fact, this year, I am focusing on setting my family up financially in the hopes that we can...

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What I Hope For You in 2020

What I Hope For You in 2020

Happy New Year!! I took a little break over the past few weeks to travel to Charleston, spend time with my family, and be with my little girl as she had her tonsils removed. It's been a busy few weeks and I am SO GRATEFUL school has started back again. I was going to...

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

  I really wanted to get in a couple more posts for 2019, but these last few weeks have been overwhelming. I've been trying to get Christmas shopping done, keep the house clean, and finish last minute errands before we head out of town. And because I talk about...

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2019 Word of the Year – A Recap

2019 Word of the Year – A Recap

A couple of years ago, I decided to replace new years resolutions with a word, or theme, of the year. I have never been one to really set yearly resolutions because I am always striving to be better daily. I don't mean that to sound pretentious, but damn, it really...

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Gift Guide – Unique Jewelry & Other Ideas

Gift Guide – Unique Jewelry & Other Ideas

I'm not going to do a ton of gift guides but I thought one focused on jewelry by small businesses would be fun. There are so many really fun and funky shops out there, and as I made a list for my mom for christmas, I thought I would share some of the ones that I...

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A Holiday Gift Guide for the Conscious Shopper

A Holiday Gift Guide for the Conscious Shopper

As the holidays seem to be quickly approaching, bloggers are ferociously getting out their gift guides. At first, I wanted to avoid this topic altogether, but I realized there are probably a lot of you who are similar to me in that you want to buy more ethically for...

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DeClutter To Create Your Own Sacred Space

DeClutter To Create Your Own Sacred Space

I am not the first person who has ever written a blog post about decluttering your home. Many of us understand that massive consumerism is a major environmental issue. Maybe that is why minimalism is such a trendy topic right now. I think it's all a great thing...

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Myrtle Beach 2019

Myrtle Beach 2019

In July, we took a trip with my parents to Myrtle Beach, SC. Myrtle Beach invokes a nostalgia in me, and probably many other South Carolinians. The reality of what it is today is so different than it was growing up, but it still brings back memories of sunburns, sand...

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100 Days of Summer – June

100 Days of Summer – June

As we come to an end of the very first month of summer, I am reminded that summer is a time of rest, not only for my kids, but also for me. This is where I get out of my "blogger, working mom" groove and settle into my "I have the kids all the freaking time and I'm...

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100 Days of Summer Challenge

100 Days of Summer Challenge

I believe in the real world, school is officially out today, June 5th. In preschool land, we've been out of school since the middle of May. With this being Ellie's last official year as a preschooler, I wanted to make sure to capture this last summer of her preschool...

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Ethical Clothing Brands – Everlane

Ethical Clothing Brands – Everlane

One of my goals for 2019 was to begin to focus on ethical clothing brands. Not only did I want to add those brands to my own wardrobe, I also wanted to suggest them to my clients as well. As I began down this road to ethical fashion, I quickly realized that I was...

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Urban Florals, Anna, Senior Session Greenville, SC

Urban Florals, Anna, Senior Session Greenville, SC

I first met Beth in 2012 during yoga teacher training. Beth was such a warm and comforting person, and we hit it off immediately. She was so easy to talk to and I felt like I had known her for years. Fast forward a couple of years and she became my mom role model. She...

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Candid Family Session in Greenville, SC

Candid Family Session in Greenville, SC

What do I want to say about the Johnson family? Lauren is my photo buddy and I am so grateful that she has been apart of my photography journey, if only for a short while. We met through Clickin Moms and when she reached out to me to tell me she was moving to...

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My Spring/Summer Capsule Personal Stylist Wendi Matt

My Spring/Summer Capsule Personal Stylist Wendi Matt

I don't want to jinx it, but it seems as though we may have made our way through the rainy season here in Portland, I mean South Carolina. The sun is shining, it's above 55, so I'm now ready for spring clothes. My size has changed since last summer and so, I kind of...

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Resurrection – Photographer Wendi Matt

Over the past few years, I've wanted to do a photo series focusing on the beauty of women. What began as an idea to celebrate the characteristics of the divine feminine has become something more dedicated to the beauty of the lives we live. As I began to share my own...

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How to Design Your Wardrobe Personal Stylist Wendi Matt

How to Design Your Wardrobe Personal Stylist Wendi Matt

Marie Kondo is taking over the nation with her Netflix show about tidying up. It feels like she's the creator of the decluttering movement, but every new year, Emily Ley and others send out their new year challenges for tidying up. Minimalism is on trend as well and...

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Project 365 – Day 4, 5, 6, and 7

Project 365 – Day 4, 5, 6, and 7

I HAVE been taking daily pictures but forgot to post them so here they are. Sunday     Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   My gratitude for the past few days has basically just been the ability to breathe and take a moment. There have been glimpses...

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Project 365 – Day 4

  Today I am grateful for: Spontaneous date nights with my husband my in laws who help provide spontaneous date nights with my husband

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Project 365 – Day 3 Greenville Photographer Wendi Matt

Project 365 – Day 3 Greenville Photographer Wendi Matt

  Today I am grateful for: Kids that are happy when they wake up Alone time where I'm able to try fun, creative things a little girl who's full of joy ice cream with my kids after school my mom who visits the kids and lets me run to the grocery store home made...

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Project 365 – A Year of Gratitude

Project 365 – A Year of Gratitude

Ever year, I attempt to start a 365 project and typically, about 2-3 weeks in, I miss a day. And most of the time, it's okay because I'm never that rigid with these things but I've felt inspired lately to pick up my camera daily to capture something beautiful in my...

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A Time to Reset

A Time to Reset

photo cred: Lauren Johnson     Over the past week, I have noticed that my thoughts towards my body have been very negative. As I venture into this intuitive eating journey, I am adjusting to living a life without diets and with a different body. While I...

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Welcome 2019 – My Word of the Year

Welcome 2019 – My Word of the Year

If you read my previous blog post, you know that I had a word for last year, "Radical Self Care". If I put it in quotation marks, it makes it one word. Maybe I should say theme of the year, but them it doesn't work for google rankings and so, here we are....

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Buying gifts for others can be hard. Trying to find the balance between finding something fun and exciting but also something they'll actually use is hard. As Christmas gets closer and closer, the panic of figuring out what to get that person who's so hard...

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The Bogners Greer City Park Family Lifestyle Session

The Bogners Greer City Park Family Lifestyle Session

Tis the season for lots of photo sessions as people hurry to get those Christmas cards ready. While downtown Greenville is the typical destination for family photos, I always prefer the charm of Greer, SC. With everything being so close, it's so easy to...

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2018 Gift Guide – For Him

2018 Gift Guide – For Him

Thermal Drawstring Sleep Pant Pact / 2. Clarks Clarkdale Gobi Shoe in Olive Suede / 3. The Renew Lightweight Hooded Puffer  Everyone / 4. Coal Headwear Beanie / 5. Pact Boxer Brief / 6. Pact Premium Crew Socks Shinola Men's Trifold Wallet / 2. Parker Clay...

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2018 Gift Guide – For her

2018 Gift Guide – For her

Ripple Yoga Unisex Slouch Yoga Pants  / 2.  Sperry's Women's Saltwater Rain Boot i / 3. Fortress of Inca Whiskey Bootie /           4. Sseko Leather backpack in Oiled Camel  / 5. Athleta Primaloft Vest /  6. Volcom Women's Insulated Jacket  Kelly Moore...

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Family Photography Wendi Matt Greenville, SC

Family Photography Wendi Matt Greenville, SC

Today's blog post is going to be a photo journal of the new school year and first half of fall. I use the term "fall" loosely since it was 90 degrees up until a week ago where it turned to 50s because SOUTH CAROLINA. When I shoot clients, I tend to be more lifestyle...

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Denim for the Curvy Girl, Beija Flor Greenville, SC

Denim for the Curvy Girl, Beija Flor Greenville, SC

Being a Greenville native and small business owner, I've always tried to support local businesses as much as possible. As Greenville has grown, so many cute boutiques have opened. Unfortunately, many of them are not curvy girl friendly. Since I am curvy and so are...

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Hi, I’m Wendi! I love the 90s, obscure pop culture references, and when people stop being polite, and start getting real. Also, I like to take pictures.

 

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