Guest Bloggers

Hello Friends!
This page is dedicated to my Guest Bloggers! Here I will let you know little tid bits of info so that you can get to know them better.

Let me first introduce to you...


I graduated from Dakota County Tech College for Interior Design in December of 2009.  After returning home from a short traveling stint I started working with a new company named Cabreeze, which designs and builds convertible patio structures that harmonize with the existing architecture and allow for year round, all weather usage for outdoor areas.  Nothing inspires me as much as graph paper, film photography, dark espresso, weathered raw brick walls, traveling, neat coffee shops, antiques, and innovative designs.  

My dream job would be designing and building furniture from salvaged material with a side of photography.  I'm excited to share my findings and inspirations with you!

You can find her First Post Here!


Next, I'd like to introduce you to Leslie Stelly!
She has made it to Within's Blog! Her intro can be found  Here.
And her first post can be found HERE!

She is a fellow designer and photographer coming to you from Louisiana!
I cannot wait for her to share her thoughts and inspirations with us!
I asked her to write a little bio about herself and here it is just for you!
All the photos below belong to Leslie, except the one of her by Jamie Phillips Photography.

I’m Leslie! I’m caring, creative, sometimes anxious, a bit silly, and honest… to a fault occasionally.

I’ve got one super cool brother and an awesome mom and dad.

I love life’s lessons! I feel like I have grown so much in my short 27 years. I love moments. Horses are my favorite animal. I like people. I like helping people. I love flowers; they are perfection, and they remind me not to worry because God takes care of things. I love sunshine. What I love even more is capturing sunshine with my camera! I like to encourage people. I love dreams… not just my own. I love children. They are the future. Teach them well.

I need love, trust and forgiveness to live. I need someone to hold my hand sometimes and kiss my forehead. I need someone to push me to be the best I can be.

I have fears, but I choose to trust.

I wish I could sing like a rockstar… and dance like a ballerina.

I’m making this world a better place by being who I am. Someday I'll meet the love of my life, marry him, and have beautiful babies :)  I’m pretty darn excited about life. I’m going to be the coolest grandma on the block... when the time comes. I’ll wear a frilly hat and walk with a hand-painted cane. I’m going to drink whiskey on the rocks in the afternoon while sitting on my front porch in a white rocking chair, and my neighbors will come to me for advice on life.


"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." Willy Wonka