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Many have asked about our book club, how we go about it, what books do we read, how often do we meet…etc. I wanted to share about our last book club and give you some details so you can create one of your own if this looks fun!

This is a book club that was created by my friend to get 12 moms together and read great literature. We all look forward to it so much and yet we keep it spaced out so the reading and planning does not become burdensome.  It is such a treat to meet with great, hard working mamas… give them an opportunity to slow down, read a book and spend a night together where we feel a tad spoiled and totally relaxed.

Here are some random facts:

* We only meet four times a year

* We all pitch in money to the hosts to cover expenses

* We keep the group small so its intimate and hosting isn’t too much work

* We are trying to work through classic literature and who ever is hosting chooses the book

The book club itself can be as casual or fancy as the hosts choose as long as it fits into our normal contribution budget  for each event. This one was on the fancier side but we have had ones where we can totally wear jeans, shoot, maybe next time it will be a pajama party book club. During the evening we just enjoy each other, catch up on life and for sure spend a good amount of time chatting about the book. We share, joke and get a little spicy talking about the characters, plot, writing style and pace of the book. Its so fun to hear who thought what and all their different opinions that can be formed about the same exact book! Some hosts choose to add games or activities to provoke conversation or just be fun… for this one we chose to have the ladies close their eyes and try to draw a classic silhouette! It was hilarious to see peoples finished drawing.  I always leave with a full tummy and heart.

Oh and I know this looks classy, and it was, but there was some talk about krumping and cheese balls that had me in tears… not to mention I didn’t get home till 2am!

Here is a glimpse into our Sense and Sensibility ( Jane Austen) book club! Go out and start one with friends!

We put together a little goodie bag for each lady to bring home and I wanted to share with you where we got them…some rad ETSY shop goodness.

Sense & Sensibility Apple Lavender and Zest Goats Milk Soap – PenAndCandle

Jane Austen Bookmarks – FiveTimesBlessed

Floral vintage necklace, hair pin or rings – Quaints

Sachet and Tea – Moore Tea

I also wanted to mention that the stinking cute little book  illumination bags are from Oldendesigns and the Jane Austen silhouette pottery art is from MindMade1

This is Ryan and Danielle’s real engagement shoot, but we made it extra special.  Since they are awesome and I had a student flying in from out of state to tutor from me on this session, we wanted to make it rad. I called on the talented Bre to do her thing on this shoot…..and she did! We decided on an engagement party theme with touches of gold, ombre and modern flavor. We had such a fun day and cant wait to shoot their wedding next year!

Set and Wardrobe  -Bre {Style}

Make up – Amy Clarke

Instagram Prints -  Postalpix

Cake- Rose Marcellino
Sea Urchin Centerpieces, Ring, Shell Ring Holder-RobinCharlotte
Tie- vKnit
Cake Stand- Morgann Hill Designs
“I Do” Cake Topper- Blissfully Wired
Teal Feather Napkins- Feisty Fashion
Invitation Design- Blush Printables
Hair Pieces- Bethany Lorelle

Congrats Ryan and Danielle!

Check us out on page 34-35 of  the June Issue! Online version HERE