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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Why Investing in Your Clothes Helps You Love Your Body

Why Investing in Your Clothes Helps You Love Your Body

I know we've all been there. Perusing the Target aisle, trying to find clothes to get us through until we hit our dream weight. In this season of life, post breastfeeding, right smack in the midst of some hard, yet loving years, my body is going through...

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Tips for Breastfeeding Babies with a Dairy Intolerance

Tips for Breastfeeding Babies with a Dairy Intolerance

I get so many questions from my breastfeeding friends about allergies and  dairy intolerance, so I thought I would dedicate an entire post to just that. As many of you know, BOTH of my kids had various intolerances while I was breastfeeding. It has been an...

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A Romantic Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2018

A Romantic Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2018

I'm working with a client right now who needs a fun spring capsule wardrobe to help her style match her business savvy. Because she is a small business creative, there is no need for all the suits and stuffy business attire. Instead, we get to create...

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Intuitive Eating and FOMO

Intuitive Eating and FOMO

  I've spoken briefly about my challenges in body image before, and continue to discuss them on Instagram. It's been a long journey filled with lots of overeating, dieting, exercise trends, a therapist, books, and meditation. I've ridden the roller coaster of...

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Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Since both of my kids are dairy free, I've had to learn how to adapt our diet so that we can eat like a normal family, but do so without dairy. And with my second having issues with corn, I've had to navigate that as well. First off, I want to say that I totally...

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Blessings from Rwanda

Blessings from Rwanda

Throughout my life, there were certain events that served as catalysts for massive change. Each pivotal moment began with a time of great difficulty but led to massive spiritual growth. My trip to Rwanda served as one of those pivotal moments where I got all that I...

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11 Blogs To Follow Right Now

11 Blogs To Follow Right Now

Hey y'all! I know that I've been a little inconsistent with the blog lately and it's because I am in the process of evolvoing and changing my focus, yet again. If you've been around a while, you know that I'm constantly on a mission to find my most authentic and true...

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Learn Photography Basics – Getting the Color Correct

Learn Photography Basics – Getting the Color Correct

I've already discussed exposure in my first post, Learn Photography Basics, Get Your Camera Out of Auto Mode.  I explained how to set ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. I'm sure you thought that was all you needed before snapping away, but no, I am here to talk to you...

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6 Takeaways from My Trip to Amelia Island

6 Takeaways from My Trip to Amelia Island

As some of you know from following along on Instagram, I am returning from a huge trip to Click Away in Amelia Island, FL. If you've never heard of Clickinmoms, it is an online forum geared towards photographers. While not everyone is a mom, or even a woman, the...

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3 Steps to Have a Healthier Self Image

3 Steps to Have a Healthier Self Image

I have had body image issues my entire life. I have been on the weight roller coaster for several years and it's been a bumpy one. I've worn anywhere from a size 2 to a size 12. No matter the size, I was never thin enough, muscular enough, fast enough,...

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Project 365 – My January Grid

Project 365 – My January Grid

  As you know from following my Instagram, I am working on a 365 project. That means I take a picture every single day. I think I missed 2 days total in January, which is a big improvement from my past attempts. Here is a grid of some of my favorites. It'll be...

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A Look Inside the Capsule Closet

A Look Inside the Capsule Closet

    If you are new to my blog, welcome! If you are revisiting, thanks for coming back. I am a personal stylist with an emphasis in the Capsule Wardrobe. The idea is that we can simplify our closet and simplify our life. It sounds weird, but having less...

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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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