Why They Call Charleston the Holy City


Have you seen Texture Design's latest set of Charleston notecards and prints? 


Here is the background story for our new items! My friend, who is an amazing photographer (Melissa Griffin Photography), invited me on a trip to take pictures of some of the historic churches in downtown Charleston.  The resulting photos definitely inspired our new cards and prints!

If you aren't familiar with the city, it is known for its multitude of BEAUTIFUL churches. The skyline is full of steeples popping up among the other buildings. Many people reference it as the Holy City. I did a little research, and this nickname also points to the city's early history. Among the original thirteen colonies, Charleston was one of the few to offer religious tolerance. Therefore, a variety of denominations and congregations found their home in the city and built some of the most beautiful and unique houses of worship!

So here is a brief view of our lovely photography outing. I'm not a professional! But the good thing is that I have fun anyway! (I also really enjoy the photo editing afterwards!)

(not a church, but I wish it was my home!)

(This is what my next office door will look like!)

Here is my friend Melissa--laughing because she didn't want me to take her picture! Sadly it is out of focus on her face! But she still looks adorable. Thankfully the cup of water is in focus! (ugh) We made a stop at Whisk for some yummy cookies and lemonade. You can't be creative on an empty stomach!

(another fabulous door)

(sweet little mailbox)

And we end with this beautiful old cemetery!

Be sure to check out the rest of our new Charleston items in the Etsy Shop! And happy Friday!!


Add Some Blooms: Lovely Peonies

Last Friday, Martin surprised me with peonies from Trader Joe's. At the time, they were sweet little delicate blooms. I had no idea that two days later they would be in full bloom and absolutely stunning!! On Sunday, I walked into the living area, and they were just gorgeous! I felt the need to snap SEVERAL pictures of them when we got home from church. I'll spare showing you the multitude of photographs (probably 50, ha!), but I thought I'd put up a few of my favorites!

 It also inspired me to change my screen savers. So I thought I'd share the screen saver images. Click on the links at the end of the post to download!


God Bless!

"See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor  was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." 

Matthew 6:28-34