Category Archives: My story

Amy Butler Sexy Hexy quilt pattern, Emily Steffen Textiles, Midwest quilt, Midwest quilt pattern, Easy quilt pattern

It takes a baby….

…to make sure those things that have been hovering on your to-do list for over 6 months ACTUALLY get accomplishedView full post »

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The birth day.

28 years ago my Mom and dad became parents. I don’t know how this happened (ok, well I do…..but you get theView full post »

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Brownie + Holga…renewed inspiration! :)

Last weekend I was in sunny Palm Springs surrounded my 20 fabulous ladies at the Heather Ross Sewing workshop (if youView full post »

Heather Ross workshop, Emily Steffen textiles, Anna Maria Horner, Gretchen Hirsch, Denyse Schmidt, Palm Springs workshop

Relaxation meets inspiration :: Heather Ross Sewing workshop! :)

As I sat on the plane yesterday on my way home, I just took a deep breathe and felt full (and not because my belly isView full post »

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2011 has been…

…a year for AMAZING brides in beautiful dresses with touching vows! …a year to be reminded over and overView full post »

Baby Steffen, Emily Steffen, Aaron Steffen

Oh ya, one more change…

It was one of those things we always wanted to happen, it just wasn’t in (what we thought) was our plan was YET! IView full post »

A new, little, adventure for me! :) It’s always been in me!  I see things in a store and almost immediately go “ohh, I can makeView full post »

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Our Arizona 3-day experience! :)

It’s one of those experiences that just leaves you feeling warm and accomplished! This weekend, we raised overView full post »

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Our annual weekend!

Last Thursday I found myself scrambling around….answering emails, letting in the bathroom remodelers, packing,View full post »

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Today she turns ONE!

Our little Gwen turns ONE year today! :) Although you may remember the giant shindig that we threw for pug’s 10thView full post »

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And that shave ice!!! :) YUM!

Hands down, my most favorite place I have EVER visited! :) The sun, the shave ice (which could be meal after meal! :),View full post »

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HAWAIIAN destination wedding:: out of the office!

My excitement for our trip….. Aaron and I are all packed and ready to go! :) We are getting on a jet plane andView full post »

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Meet my Katie!

Well….she isn’t actually MY Katie, but she is 100% my right hand woman at weddings! :) You’ll see herView full post »

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Wisconsin Bride Awards!!!! :)

We all piled into the car for the five hour trip across state to Milwuakee, Wisconsin for the ever-anticipatedView full post »

My storytelling! :)

Lately I have been overtaken by the constant chatter in the wedding industry about being bigger and better (whateverView full post »

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A whole human DECADE!

He sat there snoring on my lap; loud snores with big breaths in between…he was dreaming about something great, IView full post »

Amy Butler Tunic, Anna Maria Horner fabric, Little folks fabric, Emily Steffen, Midwest wedding photographer

A tunic kind of Easter! :)

So, I just finished this fabulous (well, I think it’s fabulous) tunic! YAY! :) Embarrassingly enough, I have hadView full post »

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What I’ve got! :)

“It’s not having what you want….it’s wanting what you’ve got!” -Sheryl Crow I haveView full post »

Volkswagen VW Bus, Emily Steffen, Fine art film photographer, Wisconsin wedding photographer

My future cruise-mobile!

I came to a screetching hault in the middle of the road when I saw it! I was driving the roads of Cali going south toView full post »

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California! :)

I got off the shuttle and headed inside the rental car agency! It was 11pm in California, which meant it was 1am backView full post »

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the morning fog!

“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great” -Mark Twain I’ve had someView full post »

Come on over!

My process goes like this: I get an e-mail from a fabulous new client, we chat over the phone about their wedding andView full post »

Dear Ms. Lara Casey:

Last Wednesday, we sat in a room, filled with 30 other women (and one guy) as you asked us about our fears, abilitiesView full post »

To Vegas baby……

I’m ditching this weather and off to Vegas for the week! In the words of one of my favorites bands, TheView full post »