recipe. honey lime chicken.

So honestly this is just a really easy one - especially for a hot summer night! For a long time Patrick was a steak and potatoes kind guy and I was more of fish and salads and we finally met in the middle on chicken most nights for dinner (mostly because I got tired of making two meals). So we eat a lot of chicken in our house. This one is a recent addition to the rotation. 

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 Chicken breast (double each ingredient when you add a chicken breast) 

  • 3 tablespoons of honey 

  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped 

  • 1 lime 

  • 1 tablespoon of oil

  • Salt, pepper to taste

 

To Cook: 

  • Put the chicken breast in a ziplock bag with all ingredients and shake 

  • Let sit in bag at room temperature for 30 minutes 

  • Throw on the grill - et voila! 

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I told you this one was easy! Enjoy! 

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wyche huffman.

When Nicole and Mackenzie walked into Fathom Gallery for our first site visit I was immediately struck by two things 1. How effortlessly cool they were and 2. How in love they were. I immediately knew that I needed to be a part of their incredible love story. 

From day one they had a clear vision for what they wanted for their day. Romantic and moody yet simple and elegant. Their first two vendors that really set the ton were Emma Weiss for capturing the day and Sidra Forman for creating lush floral beauty. As they put it to me later in the planning process, those two picks “were a no brainer.” From larger than life urns to Nicole’s king protia bouquet to Mackenzie custom flower sash, in muted green, blush and cream tones, Sidra’s florals set the tone for the day. They had every detail planned to a T, including the surprise favors that arrived during the champagne toast, one a kind, vintage, champagne flutes that were sourced by and collected by Mackenzie’s Mom. The women believed that every little detail was important and wanted everyone to feel the love that they felt that day. 

Fathom Gallery was the perfect venue that created the sophisticated, simple, elegance they wanted as the back drop to their day. With clean, white brick walls and a bountiful green rooftop deck, it was a perfectly intimate space in a big city. 

The women curated their processional and recessional to be two halves of Balmorhea’s “Truth", each wanting to have their own moment in the song to make their entrance. 

Nicole and Mackenzie each had not one, but two looks for the evening. Nicole stunned in a Vera Wang gown for the ceremony while Mackenzie rocked a custom tuxedo. And with a quick change before their first dance, Nicole was in a Rachel Zoe sheath and Mackenzie let loose and lost the blazer and went suspenders and bow tie. 

Heirloom catering created a palettable entree for all with braised short rib and wild caught salmon toped with crispy butternut squash and homemade malt vinegar aioli. And citrus, pomegranate signature cocktail that was a refreshing fall sip. And their cake made by Fleur and Flour was adorned with hand made sugar greenery to match the florals from the day. 

As a small gesture to greet guests at Hotel Mason & Rook. The women had cookies made that matched their attire for the day and shared a little of Washington DC. 

The most memorable moment of the evening came during the ceremony when one of their readings, played through the speakers, was Maya Angelou reciting “Human Family.” Louder, more honest words have never been spoken. And to remember those words the women had their favorite printed for all to see throughout the evening. 

lansinoh.

Another opportunity to shoot with a company that I can stand behind and have used... especially as November approaches for baby girl! Laura Metzler Photography brought me in to styled for Lansinoh a breast feeding and pump company. I used their products with Cannon and love them! 

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This was a fun one because we created an entire sand-scape to really play up summer vibes and give the client some great content. Whenever I style a shoot I go into it thinking about generating content for clients for at least two months out. Sometimes that is easier said depending on client needs but I think we got some great content this time - cannot wait to work with them again!

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ida rose events.

Over the last six months I have had the most fun working with Ida Rose Events to assist on day-of coordination and styling for some of their amazing weddings. One aspect of my work that has evolved over he years has been events and more specifically weddings. I never thought I would be a wedding coordinator, but it is truly something I love.  

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I love it even more when I get to work with amazing people like Laura and her team of Ida Rose Events! Laura brought me in to specifically help with day-of details and styling to help bring her clients’ visions to reality, manage the flow of setup and make sure every last detail is not missed. One aspect that has become my fun creative outlet is the cake display - I’ve design some pretty ones! Sharing a few shots from our recent weddings together. 

Looking forward to 2018 wedding season with this kick as team! 

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