Crafting, Crafts, Happy Planner, Planner Stuff

    OMG, where have you been?!

    Have no fear, I’m still here – rhyming a little too, it appears. Life got a little crazy, photography was slow, and I started a new hobby. You may notice that the blog looks a little different, and that’s because I decided to go back to That Mrs. Miller, but have my site encompass all of the cool things I love doing. I know, I know, the reason I changed this to a solely photography related blog was because I was trying to do too many things. You’re right. BUT, I missed blogging just for the heck of it, and really couldn’t do that with a site restricted to just photography. Two separate sites would have been way too much to handle, so I changed it back. You can still use either or to access my site though – both are active. I’m still doing photography and I’ll be posting some past sessions here slowly but surely. In addition to photography, I’ve also become addicted to all things Happy Planner related.

    I bought my first Happy Planner back in June 2017 and didn’t really do much with it until November 2017. That’s when stuff got real. Stickers, stickers, and more stickers. Washi tape and inserts. ALL THE THINGS. Then I made my first custom cover for my Happy Planner. Mr. Miller said, “That looks really awesome. You should make them and sell them on Etsy.” I bought a laminator, some supplies, made some covers, and created Chelle’s Happy Boutique on Etsy.


    The cover that started it all.

    I also carved out a little “office space” in our bedroom to plan, make items for my Etsy shop, and edit pictures. My husband bough me a desk for Christmas that fits perfect in the space. One craft cart from Michael’s later, and the spaces has kind of taken on a life of its own. Mr. Miller has a man cave out back to get away to and now I have mine. I love my little space and it’s perfect – for now. I’m planning to added more effective storage, but this works for the time being.

    Organized chaos.

    My “office” is organized chaos. That’s the only way I can describe it. I can find everything I’m looking for most days, although on occasion I forget where I’ve tucked something, or find something I forgot I bought.

    I’ve added a section for planner related stuff at the top of my site because I’m going to hopefully be adding some budget DIY planner stuff, ways to use your planner, and maybe some free printable too. So, if you’re into that, be sure to subscribe to my blog on the sidebar.

    As I mentioned before, I’ll still be posting photo sessions on the blog and can’t wait for you to see my nieces Easter pictures, and 1st birthday pictures. I’m way behind on posting, but I’m going to get caught up!

    Well, that’s all for now. Trying to ease my way back in with a simple post. Hope you all are having a great weekend!



  • Charlie | Newborn Session | Jacksonville, Fl

    I’m loving all these newborn photo sessions! Meet Charlie, she was about 3 weeks old when I did the pictures and she is just precious! Her Mom, Jenni, had some of the most adorable outfits to wear during the session. I especially love the princess tutu and tiara. Charlie wears that tiara well and the pictures couldn’t have been cuter! Continue reading to see the pictures…..

    Newborn, Photography
    / December 4, 2017
  • Carter | Newborn Session | Jacksonville, Fl

    I met Mary back in August when I did her maternity photos. Mary and husband Erik are the sweetest, most adorable couple, and I feel truly honored that she asked me to do Carter’s newborn pictures. Carter is such a sweet little guy and he handled poses and outfit changes like a champ! Mary asked if we could include Herc, their beautiful doggy, in the pictures and it made for one of the sweetest pictures ever. Keep reading to see some cuteness overload!

    Newborn, Photography
    / November 17, 2017
  • Jon & Breann | Wedding | Green Cove Springs, Fl

    This past weekend I did wedding pictures for our friends Jon and Breann. They celebrated their wedding with close friends and family in a casual backyard ceremony. It was a beautiful time filled with love, laughter, great food, and a lot of fun. Here’s a small selection of photos from Jon and Breann’s special day.

    Photography, Weddings
    / November 15, 2017
  • Matthew, Wendy & Family | Family Session | Alpine Groves

    Our friends, Matthew and Wendy, recently asked me to do some family photos for them and of course I was more than happy too! We did the pictures at one of my favorite spots, Alpine Groves, and thankfully the weather cooperated and we got some really great pictures. Continue reading to see some of the photos from their session.

    Family, Photography
    / November 13, 2017
  • Makenzie | Pumpkin Patch | Jacksonville, Fl

    You’ve probably seen this sweet little girl with her Mom and Dad on my blog several times before and I’m always happy when they ask me to do photos for them! Travis, Miranda, and Makenzie are the sweetest little family and I count myself lucky to call them friends. Continue reading for photos from our shoot at the pumpkin patch.

    Children, Family, Photography
    / November 3, 2017
  • 25 Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

    Inspiration can come from many different places, but one of my favorite sources are inspirational quotes. The only thing you truly have control over in life is the way you think and positive thinking can really make a difference in the way you feel about yourself and your life. Here are some of my favorite inspiration quotes that help me when I need a little pick me up.

    Life, Random
    / August 16, 2017
  • Lefties Unite! | August 13th is National Left-Hander’s Day

    This Sunday, August 13th, is National Left Hander’s Day! I’m a lefty and approximately 10% of the population are also. In a right-handed dominated world, Left Hander’s Day is the one day we can claim as our own. Take a moment this Sunday, show your pride, and celebrate being a lefty!

    Geekery, Life
    / August 11, 2017