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Today has been a good day! :)


Don't you just LOVE happy days? I do. I love them. AND today is totally a happy day. I didn't have a blog post planned for today actually...and I wonder how many times I can say TODAY in a sentence, but I'm serious...TODAY is rad. For three reasons...

 Two of them awesome, one of them just because I need help!

ONE: My beautiful, talented, inspiring, uplifting, infectious and loving friend Nycia hosted a fabulous brunch at her house this morning. We've been brewing some things behind the scenes for awhile now, and things are starting to take form. I'm so excited for her, and I am so blessed to even be a small part of it. I'll be sure to share more here...REALLY in this month soon, but for the time being, I am just so thankful for the ladies God has brought into my life. It really amazes me and I feel blessed. Cheesefest I know...but it's the truth. Blog world, the wedding industry...all of it... As much as it can be intimidating, scary, and give you that feeling of "not good enough"... You just have to be you. Do YOU. Surround yourself with beautiful souls and let God do his work. Sometimes when you sit there and get upset and ask WHY...WHY didn't this relationship work out with this person? What could I have done different? Why don't they like me? Why Why Why. Guess what...we all feel that way at some point and we are all given relationships in life that are good, bad, and ugly. But then, you step away, you breathe, you reflect...and you LET GO of the things holding you back and just be yourself. The people that are worth it, and the people who are deserving of your friendship will stick around, and root for you because you are valuable to their life. This goes both ways, and when you both share that belief? A beautiful friendship is the gift. Think about that for a minute.

Anyway, here are some photos from my phone this morning before it died. Nycia, thank you for being YOU and for the amazing friendship you so freely give. You are one of a kind my friend.

TWO: Oh y'all. My brain exploded this afternoon. I mean, it EXPLODED! Like this:


If you're my friend, or been a long time reader, you probably have seen me mention getting rebranded for aboutttt...the last year and a half maybe? My branding experience(s) have been well...very, very complicated. We finally found a wicked awesome designer that is TOO talented for words. I'll explain more here really soon, but I want to keep it short(er) today and just say:


We have lift off people! Our brand is coming together!!!!! WHOOHOO! 

I'm finally at point now where I can really start to share this part of my heart...and I'm excited to explain more about this business that we have created from the ground up with lots of love, tears, sweat, hopes, dreams, ups, downs, wrinkles and a whole-lotta heart.

While I will def. be writing a post soon to explain the FUTURE of Love, The Nelsons, for now all I want to say's going to be good.

It will be different. It will be unique. It will be rad. It will be super unexpected from anything you've ever seen from me. I have a feeling when it's all ready to launch...people will either love it or hate it...and I am okay with that. It's NOT "So Shay"... It's "The Nelsons with a new out of the box approach" that will hopefully target the market we want. AH! I'm just smiling from ear to ear right now. All that matters is that we love it and so far...we absolutely do! :)

I've shown a couple of close friends and family and the reviews so far have been this:


"This is SO unexpected of you and I LOVE THAT!"

"Unlike anything I've first I couldn't see you with these logos...but I get it! I get it now! They are growing on me...okay, growing on me a lot! These are rad!"

"They are AWESOME!!!"

"I'm surprised! They are not what I was expecting at all! I LOVE IT!"

"Ohhhh my damnnnn! These are good! Keith is magic! He just is. So glad y'all are working together!"

Hopefully soon I will be able to reveal our new logooooo! :) I have a lot of deciding to do, that is for sure! :)

THREE: I have a question...a blogger question. I used to receive e-mails when people would comment on my blog...but now the e-mails no longer come to my e-mail with your comments. Has this been happening for any of you!? Everything looks to be the same as it used to be...settings and all that jazz. SO, I am sorry I haven't been able to respond lately!? I guess for the time being, I'll respond on the comment thread... Any advice is appreciated! :) I swear I'm not ignoring you!!! :)

I'll end my happy day with some music that I've been jamming to while I edited today.


So Shay Tuesday Tunes: Mix 1 by Shalyn Nelson on Grooveshark

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  1. So I've only just started following your blog, a week to be precise.
    This means I'm not really sure what this is all about but your excitement is INFECTIOUS!
    Also, it's so true about surrounding yourselves with great girls. It's a lesson I'm learning, letting go of friends who are just not good for my spirit. Seeing where God takes that one.

    Anyway, lovely blog!
    Esther x

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  3. I love reading your blog and I love following you on Instagram. You make me remember to stop and smell the roses on a daily basis - literally! Okay, usually it's more like smelling my 18 month old's freshly washed head (still smells good to me)... but thank you for being you and being such a positive person. God is good :)

  4. Love you and CAN'T WAIT to see the new logo.

    <3 Catheryn

  5. So excited for you guys! I can't wait to see it all come together. Your blog is always so uplifting...and I LOVE that Walk Off the Earth song!!!!