Sunrise Coffee Part 1

Well, it’s taken me long enough to post this amazing shoot; I wanted to save it for just the right moment in the Fall and after my Summer Style Shoots. Prepare to be amazed! Amazing Photography by Corlana from LanaJenae Photography. Location is at Lake Padden! Styled by me: Melanie Beilner!

Melanie Beilner Stylist

Morning Picnic BoxSources include misc. items from garages sales, crochet hand warmers, hat, and scarves from Petra Hernandez. His jacket is Columbia from JCPenny and enamel cups from Woods Coffee.

Antique Coffee Thermos

Silverware from Coleman, cinnamon roll from Woods Coffee. Hand me-down blankets. Blue afghan crocheted by Petra Hernandez.

Woods enamel cupCoffee, of course, from Woods Coffee

Sunrise Coffee Date

Aren’t these two just lovely? They are newly married and headed to Burma as Missionaries soon. To find out more about their mission, go HERE!LanaJenaePhotography

Coffee and a Cinnamon RollWell…there are a few more fabulous images from this Sunrise Coffee shoot so stay tuned!

Fall around here!



Fall, to me, means bringing nature in and venturing out with many layers on. :) This is a recent sample of my Fall 2014 Instagram postings. Follow me at melaniebeilner!

Bohemian Photoshoot Part 2

colorful picnic table

If you missed Part 1 of the Bohemian Photoshoot, go HERE! Corlana, of Lana Jenae Photography, took these amazing photos!

Bohemian Picnic

crackers & cheese


white plate layersI so enjoyed planning and setting up this beautiful casual picnic…just crackers and cheese, fruit and Ginger Ale. I decorated the table with seashells the girls collected, sand in a jar, and natural colored flowers. The color palette was based on the girls favorite colors.

The food is from Safeway. The white plates are from the Goodwill; they are mismatched. Forks and crochet tablecloth and other odds n’ ends from Garage Sales (fruit basket, purple bucket, cutting board, white vase, etc.). Napkins are homemade; I sewed on the “crochet” edge.

picnic by the seaBohemian PicnicThis is so where I want to be right now ;)

Pillows are homemade or from “free piles” at Garage Sales. Wooden Carry-All boxes used as “table” from a “free” pile.

Bohemian Picnic at Beach

Lana Jenae Photography

Bohemian Picnic at the BeachThese cousins were so much fun and so beautiful and so kind. LOVE!

Melanie Beilner Stylist

Sunset at Semiahmoo BeachThere were so many other great pics but that is all for now…Bye For Now!  (Location at Semiahmoo Beach)

Bohemian Beach Photoshoot Part 1

Bohemian Beach Photoshoot

Lana Jenae Photography

going on an adventure

sweet BohemianI post this magical sunny September session on this blustery cold windy October night…I can’t believe what a difference a few weeks can make! It really was a magical Summer evening…these 4 girls are best friend cousins and love each other so much! I loved helping come up with the theme and carrying it out to tell a “story”! We decided on subtle Bohemian…a picnic at Semiahmoo Beach with a fort! The lovely Corlana, from Lana Jenae Photography, captured all these amazing images!

building a beach fortMy hubby helped build a wooden fort frame so we could just drape some pretty sheets (we used some clips to secure the sheets). Sheets are from Goodwill.

Beach Bohemian FortFor this shoot I offered ideas for the wardrobe but did not select the pieces myself…I love the fashionable crochet, lace and “boho” cowgirl look the girls chose! The Boho floral crowns were such a hit! (My daughter helped me put these together with scavenged flowers.)

Bohemian Floral CrownsI think it’s safe to say, these girls will remember this day for a long time. I think the photo says it all!

collecting sand in a jarAfter building the Beach fort the girls collected shells and sand and flowers for the picnic “table.” Corlana captured these moments so beautifully.

white berries

collecting rocks in a jar

collecting sea shells

lovely moment on the beach

floral crown

floral crown at beachIf these images aren’t enough to make you long for – Bohemian Beach …wait till I post the picnic next! stay tuned!

Homespun Style Living Room Part 2

Country Cottage Living RoomMy Country Cottage Homespun Style Living Room is open to the Dining Room and the Kitchen. This is one of my fav pictures! (I’m a Stylist! I love creatively arranging stuff!) I love the open feel and I actually do love all the white walls. I’ve had homes with color on the walls and homes all white and over the years I actually prefer white walls. I feel like you can make color “pop” and you can change colors more easily.

TJ Maxx decor pillowsHere are a mixture of free pillows, TJ Maxx (blue one), and homemade. If you missed Part 1 of my Homespun Style Living Room, go HERE! I collaborated with Piepereit Productions and Annetta Bosakova on a combination Photoshoot of my Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen.white slipcovered chairsIn this corner of the Living Room are some elegant white slipcovered chairs (I got free by the road). The decor on the wall is mismatched kid art, vintage fabric framed by embroidery rings and a rustic shelf  and frame built by Dream Garden Woodworks. Orange rick rack pillow from TJ Maxx and pansie decor pillow from Annetta Bosakova. Cute crochet owl by Petra Hernandez.

Homespun Style wall decor

white berries in vaseDon’t you love the above display? Vintage books, a hankie displayed in an embroidery hoop and a simple white berries in a beautiful, dirty, vase.

cozy cottage corner

yarn balls in a basketIsn’t the above just sooo beautifully displayed? The yarn and book say, “cozy” and the flowers say “romance.” LOVE! Another corner styled by Annetta.fall flowers artThis spot is in-between the Living Room and Kitchen. Annetta styled this; it says to me: Garden & Fall.

Fall FloralsI love how the real flowers and the painted flowers combine!

Even if you are renting, even if your home is not up-to-date, even if you have very little to work with, it can be beautiful! And if your “home” on this earth is not good or non-existent, be assured that your Home in Heaven is so beautiful and it will be the most perfect place to call home.

In a similar way, no matter where you are in life or who you are or who you are with, you are so beautiful to God. He loves you just right where you are at. No matter what. You do not have to be perfect or even love Him back. He created you just as you are and He is thrilled all about you! 

See the beauty in your home today and look forward to the beautiful Home God has for us in Heaven.

The beauty inside you is a soul that longs for God. “Every longing in us is a version of our longing for God, but it’s still a longing for the God we were made to know.” -Tim Chester


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