Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina






Nice square format shots from moonchilid1111 in japan.


Yellow Monday

Just wanted to share with you a few original illustrations by yellow monday. I have long been a fan of her work and thought I would pass along her lovely creations.


Wedding Wednesday

[Images are from marthastewart.com][Image from Rainsend]
I've been trying to decide on a loose theme for our wedding. I wanted to find a concept that would tie everything together and that was sentimental - but not over the top..so I have chosen a bird's nest theme. I sort of landed on this idea when I found the perfect wedding cake topper on etsy...more to come on this!


Spring Sky

A few more spring polaroids to share. . .


Rally time.

Now that the primaries are approaching in NC and the Democratic Presidential race is getting tight, we have been receiving visits from the candidates. I had the opportunity to attend my first major political rally last night and although I had to endure 6 hours of standing, I got some unforgettable shots of Senator Barack Obama.



I am headed back to my hometown this weekend for a little festival we call "Merlefest." It is going to be a little more exciting this year because this is where we are having our wedding in the fall. (Oh and I can't forget my favorite bluegrass band "The Avett Brothers" are playing tonight...so excited!!) I am having an unplugged weekend so I look forward to seeing you next week :)

[image: thejow] Here is where our ceremony is going to take place aka the cabin stage.

[image: littleleeny] This is our reception site aka the main watson stage.



Here are a few lovely photos from Anne Kristoff which can be found in her etsy store. I am a sucker for tutu's and couldn't help but share these dreamy costume photos.



Well, Whitney is still nursing sore wrists and has asked me - "the fiance" - to take over the blog for a day. I'm taking over the BLOG!! Maybe I'll change the name to Darling Dustin...the current blog title makes it seem as though our dog Dexter is higher on the totem pole than me...I guess maybe he is.

Anyways, I just finished a good read called House: A Memoir by Michael Ruhlman. The book is about the renovation of a 100 year old home by the author in his hometown of Cleveland. More importantly, its about the meaning of a home, belonging, and togetherness in this modern world. So lately, I have had a little house-lust...dreaming of bungalows and cold lemonade on a big front porch in the summer....

[Photos are from t-b: taberandrew, restoreomaha.net, roarofthefour, and stones55]