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The Mikayla Necklace

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Being on the campus of Christopher Newport University for the fall Farmers Market has been so much fun, and we’re only halfway through the season!

One of my first CNU customers amped up the market experience for me- so much so that she inspired my newest jewelry piece!

Introducing: the Mikayla. She’s sweet and she makes a statement, just like her namesake!

The 18” Mikayla Necklace is available in White, Pink, and Gray.

The 18” Mikayla Necklace is available in White, Pink, and Gray.

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Found for Fall

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Found is the theme for new fall décor at Renee Beamer Harbor & Home. Local beaches have provided beautifully sun-bleached and water-worn branches, but it is God himself who graciously has given the vision.

The following inspired pieces all have something in common: natural elements.


Driftwood, wood beads, preserved Eucalyptus, Sola wood, Pampas, cotton and linen. There’s plenty of texture in my fall décor line to satisfy even the most earthy of hearts!

2019 Edition Renee Beamer Harbor & Home  Christmas Ornament

2019 Edition Renee Beamer Harbor & Home Christmas Ornament

Macramé Accented Wooden Wreath

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For the love of texture!

West Coast meets East Coast with boho inspired wreath décor.

West Coast meets East Coast with boho inspired wreath décor.

I found two wooden hoops while thrifting last week and wasn’t quite sure how I would repurpose them. I currently use wood for some Modern Wreath designs, but these hoops are stained and not the best backdrop for faux and preserved botanicals.

The Macramé Accented Wooden Wreath resulted from my exploring a purpose for newly created fiber art pieces. The design came effortlessly, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result.

An Oh So Boho Dorm Room

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Textural elements create an effortless boho style.

Textural elements create an effortless boho style.

Incorporating boho elements into your dorm room design affords you a simple and cost effective style that is uniquely your own. To keep it easy, I’m sharing three quick tips so that your space stands out from the standard big box store décor.

  • Think floor to ceiling neutral tones.

  • Incorporate texture such as sisal rugs, sheepskins, wicker trays, and rattan accented lighting.

  • Look for ways to add natural elements.

An all white palette is very clean and crisp, but a mixture of many neutral tones creates a no-fuss, casual look that ushers in a sense of calm. Scour thrift stores as well as your own linen closet to gather curtain sheers, white accent pillows, and natural fiber rugs.

Many students look for accent chairs to add to their space, but few consider creating a cozy corner where you can stretch out on the floor. You may already have the needed cushions at home, or you can shop end of season outdoor seating sales.

Do you like the layered look of skins on sisal but want a vegan alternative? You’ll find faux skin material at your local fabric store. I suggest getting one cut to drape over your desk chair too.

Wicker tray wall feature

Wicker tray wall feature

Create a unique design with wicker trays. An asymmetrical arrangement seemingly moves across the wall- a fresh look you will appreciate every time you return to dorm, sweet dorm.

Some of your most favorite accent pieces are going to be those you find in the woods or the garden! A big stick goes a long way when incorporating boho style in your dorm room. Make a twine hanger for it, and use the branch to hang a window covering, artwork, or both!

 

Amp up your dorm room design with Pampas Grass plumes - another layer of texture!

Pampas Grass Plumes - quintessential boho!

Pampas Grass Plumes - quintessential boho!

The Mini Bouquet Modern Wreath adds a nice touch of fragrance to your sleeping space. Choose one with dried lavender for an extra special scent that ushers in much needed relaxation.

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Even the bath welcomes texture. Think shower curtain, a basket of extra towels, and a soft rug.

Adding texture to the bath.

Adding texture to the bath.

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A Night at Home Event

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The invitation went out and several young moms responded. A mini-escape from the daily routine was welcomed, especially one that held promise of gathering with like-minded women to receive encouragement for this season of life.

A summer picnic highlighted by comfortable seating and fresh salads. (Elaina Marie Photography)

A summer picnic highlighted by comfortable seating and fresh salads. (Elaina Marie Photography)

 

The evening started with a summer-themed meal, during which we took turns sharing a bit about our lives and families.

A plan to indulge all the senses started with a non-traditional salad. (Elaina Marie Photography)

A plan to indulge all the senses started with a non-traditional salad. (Elaina Marie Photography)

 

A simple, sweet indulgence wrapped up the dining portion of A Night at Home.

The chopped strawberries in this recipe add to the freshness of the menu. (Elaina Marie Photography)

The chopped strawberries in this recipe add to the freshness of the menu. (Elaina Marie Photography)

 

Each guest personalized the leather cover of her Traveler Journal and assembled it using the elastic bands and the handcrafted notebook insert.

(Elaina Marie Photography)

(Elaina Marie Photography)

 

A Night at Home is not a new idea, by any means. But it is a fresh one, because no one has done it just like this. Although I anticipate more gatherings like this one in the future, I know the beautiful elements that made this evening everything it was will never be duplicated. And I would have it no other way!

(Elaina Marie Photography)

(Elaina Marie Photography)

A Boho- Inspired Picnic

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Picture Yourself Here

Because You’re Invited

 

June 12th is going to be a night to remember! I’m hosting a glamping-style picnic for you and girlfriends at my residence!

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We’re dining outside and enjoying refreshing homemade dishes and dessert.

We’re dining outside and enjoying refreshing homemade dishes and dessert.

 

But an event like this one isn’t only about sight, smell, and taste- we’re delighting all the senses.

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Who doesn’t love the smell of leather? And creating your own personalized journal will be a perfect finish to an unmatched evening with new and old friends.

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Now, I know what you may be thinking: Even though you love all the details of this event, you’re unsure if you should be there. You’re wondering if it would be awkward, especially if you can’t find someone to go with you… I get it. But I just need you to boldly step out, so you don’t miss out! I promise you that it will be a super-friendly atmosphere, especially if you’re there! You are bringing that special sauce that makes the experience complete!

We women want community… we want to embrace and nurture new friendships that avoid the sizing-one-another-up kind of toxic behaviors. We’re not coming together to compare ourselves to one another. We’re coming together to celebrate the beauty of completeness when each one brings her unique, God-given qualities.

I’m doing my part and setting the atmosphere for total sensory enjoyment! And I’m also stepping out boldly to extend the invitation. I’m full of hope you will say yes to this tiny adventure that will be largely memorable!


Space is limited. Leave a comment if you want your name on the list. It will be so exciting to have you share in this beautiful evening!

Summer Soulstice Line Launch

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When I began my creative business, I worked on a Winter Soulstice line in preparation for the Christmas season always knowing that the sweetness of producing a summer line would be right around the corner. So, when January came, I began seeking inspiration and dreaming of items to include in the new line. And now that the summer season is upon us, I am so excited to see the new inventory materialize in my first show of 2019!

Modern Farmhouse Decor

Modern Farmhouse Decor

This Mother’s Day weekend marks the launch of my Summer Soulstice Line at the Hilton Art Walk! The excitement for me builds as I anticipate sharing home decor, books, and journals with show attendees.

Handcrafted leather goods, You Are More Than You Know Devotional, and Hand Poured Soy Candle

Handcrafted leather goods, You Are More Than You Know Devotional, and Hand Poured Soy Candle

Sometimes a little help is needed picking out the right gift for Mom, and that is why I put together a very special basket of home decor. I’m calling it Mom’s Market Haul, and it includes four handcrafted home goods.

Modern Farmhouse Decor Gift Basket

Modern Farmhouse Decor Gift Basket


Leading up to the launch weekend, I invited Instagram followers to get in on the excitement through a series of weekly giveaways I called 3 Fun Fridays. It started with a signed copy of You Are More Than You Know, was followed by a one-of-a-kind Loved Leather Bracelet, and finished with a wonderful trio of Summer Soulstice Candles.

 
Hand Poured Soy Candle, Driftwood Sailboat, and Modern Wreaths

Hand Poured Soy Candle, Driftwood Sailboat, and Modern Wreaths

Yesterday I loaded the car, and now I prepare to go set up in Hilton Village. It’s hard to imagine how the line will be received… Will every Driftwood Sailboat find a new home? Will people fall in love with the Summer Soulstice Candle fragrance? There’s definitely a nervous excitement within!

I’ll be sure to update post show! Hopefully I’ll remember to get lots of pictures throughout the event! If you’re local, I’d love for you to stop in and say hello!

Handcrafted Driftwood Sailboat Modern Wreath

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I know little about sailing, but my mind romanticizes what it must be like to have the wind directing a vessel on open waters. When I study from afar sailboats out on the bay, I only see what my imagination conceives as a beautiful escape. I understand intense labor accompanies sailing, yet I’m simply choosing to focus on the optimal experience: wind is steady, waters are calm, and everyone can sit back and catch the sunset.

Who is staring at the sea is already sailing a little.
— Paul Carvel
 
A blend of natural elements and faux greenery makes a casually elegant statement.

A blend of natural elements and faux greenery makes a casually elegant statement.

The Driftwood Sailboat Modern Wreath captures the idyllic calm of a day at sea. My handcrafted Driftwood Sailboat hangs effortlessly in the center of the wreath, adding that simple touch of summer’s goodness to the home.


A little history on this product design: a couple of years after a major hurricane hit our coast, I scored a large driftwood collection at my neighborhood beach and began looking for inspiration on how to utilize it. I decided upon the sailboat design and fell in love with each completed item. I must have made about sixty or seventy that first season, and I gifted one to each guest at our Christmas Open House. My personal collection still adorns the Christmas tree today.

While I was in the process of creating the Driftwood Sailboat to use as ornaments, my husband, Jon, was impressed with the design and encouraged me to consider selling them. He saw the potential of my craft. I brushed off his compliment, and didn’t give it anymore thought until December 29, 2017. I had what I call a divine download- God gave me the vision of an entire Winter Soulstice Product Line, all handcrafted and including my beloved sailboats.

 

Fast forward a decade or more beyond that first season of creatively utilizing my beach haul, and I am a business owner setting up for local markets and watching shoppers delight in the Driftwood Sailboat. The ornament version was a success, as my sweet man predicted. For the Summer Soulstice Line, I’ve included a tabletop Driftwood Sailboat as an option for my shoppers.

Handcrafted Driftwood Sailboat decor for accentuating a side table or shelf.

Handcrafted Driftwood Sailboat decor for accentuating a side table or shelf.

A Coastal Gathering

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A Coastal Gathering

Celebrating Life’s Beautiful Moments

 

The first day of spring brings with it a season of joyful anticipation for summer brides. I’ve hosted a shower in recent years, and I know the desire to create a themed decor that will make the celebrated woman and her guests feel very special.

If you’ve fallen head over heels for the bohemian style, my Summer Soulstice Line is the perfect find for party accents and gifts.

 
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I suggest starting with a Turkish Hand Towel as your oversized napkin for each guest.

 
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Create a tablescape using collected natural elements accented by the Wood Bead Garland, Summer Soulstice Candles, and Live Mini Succulents.

 
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Finish the look with a one-of-a-kind Summer Soulstice Wall Hanging. Let your bride carry it home along with her other gifts and always remember the day she was celebrated by her friends and family.