"They say a kitchen is the heart of a house, but I believe the porch is its soul. From the very steps, you knew if you were welcome or not, knew everything you needed to know about the people inside." {Rick Bragg, Southern Living}

Welcome to the first of many front porch Fridays where I'll be posting some of my favorite people, places, ideas, things. Y'all come on over, have a seat, stay awhile.

Today's favorite: giraffe prints. And the girl that designed them. So two favorites!

Ashleigh Carter, my insanely talented roommate/former coworker buddy, designs, illustrates & sketches these beautiful pieces that remind you how much we serve a God who have given us creativity and art as ways to reflect His glory.


The splendor of the Creator is so evident in her life & I'm truly blessed with a capital B in our late night conversations & early morning talks. Several of her giraffe & other fun illustrations were featured in a reception at old town Alexandria's Revel boutique, styled by our event guru Simply Jolleen.  


The little guys on the left have bow ties on. Bow ties on a giraffe?? Can't get enough.


Hello Spring is on display through May 29th. Head over to Revel to pick up Ashleigh's illustrations (postcards, pillows and more) plus bright West Coast looks handpicked by shop owner Francesca. 

Happy weekend!