Halloween 2014 – Our Little Messieurs

by Liana on November 1, 2014


My parameters for Halloween costumes for the boys this year were the same as last year:  simple, quick, and (hopefully) super-cute!  I made their scarves and little red hats (with the help of dear husband actually stitching them with his leather machine) in about an hour the night before.  The tops I found at H&M for five bucks.  Add in a mini mustache for each of them plus a few loafs of french bread – and wah-la – you have little french baker men!!  

 Meet Monsieur Henri Le Claire and Monsieur Pierre:

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Both sets of grandparents came by again this year so we had lots of help reminding Monsieur Le Claire to say “Merci” after getting handfuls of candy from each of our neighbors.  Mike and the grandpas ended up holding down the fort at our house, passing out candy while the ladies and little french men went trick-or-treating.  

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Next year we may get REALLY crazy and actually carve pumpkins with the boys!  Happy Halloween 2014! 


Life Was Better When I Blogged

by Liana on October 29, 2014

Life was better when I blogged.  I can’t explain it other than I feel like something is missing lately in life, in business.  I just opened up my MarsEdit tool and realized I’ve sadly only posted 3 entries in 2014 thus far.  

I have SO much I wish I’d documented in photos and words for this year.  There is so much I’ve put off blogging about because everything else in life has become the priority.  I blame work, two rambunctious boys, too much clutter (physically and mentally), and the rise of cluttered social media streams.  I usually post on Instagram or Faceook if there’s something to share.  It’s more accessible and easier than blogging.  

So my challenge to myself for the remaining 9 weeks of 2014 is to blog FOUR times a week.  Even if it means getting up and hour earlier (before the boys are up and demanding my attention).  Will you keep me accountable for it??  


The Secret is Out!

June 16, 2014

The secret is OUT!  I’ve partnered with Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events on a FUN new concept to hit the Atlanta market this week.  It’s a spin on a secret supper club…. we are calling it Society 414 Curated Date Nights.  You can READ THIS ARTICLE to find out more!!  

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Our Little Irish Lad

March 20, 2014
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Happy Belated St.Patrick’s Day! This holiday marks the start of Atticus’ “birthday week” and we also happen to be part-Irish (both my side and Mike’s) so we thought it only proper to snap a few portraits of our Little Irish Lad: Sporting his “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt   I can’t believe he is almost [...]

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What’s been going on!?

March 18, 2014
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It’s been WAY too long since I’ve updated things on here.  Here’s what is new since I last posted:  December 2014 – Our Kickstarter was successfully funded!  Thank you SO much to our backers!  Mike spent most of December fulfilling our Kickstarter rewards while I worked on photo, video, and consulting work. – Photographed a [...]

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We are on Kickstarter!!

November 25, 2013
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For those of you who follow my husband, Mike, or me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook – you’re likely already aware that we’ve been working on launching a new business! It’s been in the works for quite some time.  The idea for Maycomb Mercantile was “born” shortly after our first son, Atticus, was born.  In [...]

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Introducing Baby Colman

November 14, 2013
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Introducing the latest addition to our family – Baby Colman!!  Colman was born at 7:59AM on October 4th.  9 lbs 7 oz and 20.5 inches long!!  He’s a big boy!!  One of these days I’m going to have to write up about how different his and his Atticus’ births were.  Let’s just say this time [...]

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Jessica & Quincy’s Variety Works Wedding – Part I

August 18, 2013
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Jessica and Quincy were married at Variety Works in Madison, GA – it was the perfect backdrop for their fun and colorful carnival-inspired celebration!!  I knew from their engagement session that this wedding was going to be all about celebrating with friends and family and just having TONS of FUN on this beautiful day.   [...]

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Smith Family Portraits

May 12, 2013
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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of documenting a glimpse of a day-in-the-life of the Smith family.  Their daughter is not too much older than our son Atticus and it was so fun to see how interactive and mobile she is – a glimpse of what is to come so soon for us! [...]

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