In six years, the company has gone international, been featured in magazines, boutiques, podcasts.. and I'm damn proud.
Now.. Let's get back to the basics.
I've been spending a lot of time juggling (and creating!) new products, as well as organizing my hard drive, which literally possesses thousands of my photos of art, nature, and of course, 303 Face | Body products.. Photos and original products that I've completely forgotten about over the years, as my quest to kick ass overruled savoring the moment at times.
As I looked at the products, the detail, the love.. I felt proud, and also melancholy. Wanting to reach for the stars is phenomenal, but not at the expense of forgetting the early days, the blood, sweat and tears.. the "woohoo" moments.
While the brand was getting to the status that I wanted.. luxe.. spa grade.. I became so transfixed on the "what next," I completely forgot to appreciate the "current."
At the House of 303, my house cup always happily runneth over with beauty products, photographs, books, projects, herbs, recipes, H.. I.. J.. K.. L.. M.. N.. O.. P. You catch my drift.
After deciding on all of the photographs for Blogger Mon Cherie's #MoreThanMagic book, I wanted to create another coffee table book, as I am completely obsessed with them, and would love to share the organic skincare tips for 303 Face | Body, recipes , as well as HELLO! My obsession with interior decorating.
My first love, photography, will come into play as creating the pages for the guide will be a large part of the process.
The 303 Home | Loft | Wellness Coffee Table Guide will make its debut during the 2017 holiday season.
M Lundy is the Founder of 303 Face | Body, as well as the creator of 303 Home | Loft | Wellness.
As I Carrie Bradshaw the evening away on this last day of September, I am happily reflective.
Some 6 years ago, I made a decision. That decision has lead to countless hours of brainstorming and projects for an artsy fartsy individual who loves to create. The decision has allowed for a love of photography and beauty products to marry together and develop a company. From Montage by Marci, which initially specialized in photography, to 303 Dolls by Montage by Marci, which began to incorporate a handful of charming homemade goods.
303 Dolls Face | Body became the company name as photography, though ever present, began to be a tool in the process of growing the skincare line, and less about the photographer and my landscape photography.
Through the various farmers markets, fairs, and bazaars, I began to.... although appreciative of those venues, sit, look around, and realize that I wanted the company to grow.... and to go in a different direction. I wanted it to be modern.. more sexy......
What's that I see? Leaves changing. Fall is literally around the corner.
This summer has been an absolute whirlwind. I'd love to have a seat and take a moment to look at all that has been going on my darn self! Hah! Anywho, it has been a very fun summer.
My husband spent most of the summer in the play, Annie. I relied heavily on updating my social media during this time, as that is pretty much all that I had time for while assisting him with what he needed for the play.
Did an interview for 303 Face | Body in Mid August:
The company listing for 303 Face | Body was listed in the annual skincare guide issue of Organic Spa Magazine.
Launched the campaign for 303 Face | Body World, which introduces 303 Face | Body to different countries around the world, (this has been a lot of fun!)
Currently getting the Rose Tonic Facial Astringent ready for its debut in Australia's Good Green Box.. I know, pretty cool!
In closing, you can see that I was absolutely not kidding when I say things have been b...
"Every photo that you see that has to do with 303 Face | Body in any way, shape, or form, I've taken. Aside from the skincare line, I live and breathe photography. From product images, to all social media, blogs, and so on, I take the photos for everything."
A direct quote from an interview that I gave to The Crazy Mind in 2016..
..... and the truth.
When I first started capturing the flower boxes and my big wheel in the backyard as a forth grader, little did I know what was developing.. which is one of the wonderful joys of discovery as a child.
My dad has always had an awesome camera, photographing here, there and everywhere, and this is how I became the owner of a kodak 110 camera as a little tyke. That purchase laid the foundation for what would become a fascination, admiration, and passion for me.
By my 14th year, I'd developed another admiration, and that was for leafing through beauty magazines, obsessively admiring the way carefully posed color palettes, stylish perfume bottl...
An avid lover of paintings, photography, and the process of various artists, I tend to visit the museum weekly.. its actually what I refer to as my healthy addiction.
Other than feeding my soul with early morning walks amongst nature, I am also fueled by watching the creative process of persons that have dedicated their heart and soul to making sure that each fabric, each color.. each finished product, is that of personal perfection, and completely compliments their craft.
One of my absolute favorite exhibitions at the museum will be closing soon, and last evening I brought along the Canon to photograph the pieces and runway video clips of the exhibition that makes both my heart and soul full with inspiration, and light.. speaking to the creative soul within me in a way that I can express as nothing short of flat out exhilarating..
Ten days into earth month.. seems that I literally just wrote my blog on the month being near.
Well, as all things green are on my mind a tad bit more than average, I'm pinpointing the spot (as well as the herbs) that I want to grow in my indoor herb garden. Super stoked about this.. as I shop weekly for fresh herbs, cannot wait to simply grow my own.
As much as I adore our loft, I loathe the fact that we do not have a balcony.. but I love options.. and the windows in the loft are tremendous (lol) and an indoor window garden box will work wonderfully!
-Pictured Above- Inspo (and green food porn) for ideas on what to add to my garden.. from the start of last years Farmers Market at Union Station.
As my mind wanders with anticipation, it also wanders with excitement for an upcoming adventure.. coming soon!
M Lundy is the Founder of 303 Face | Body, as well as Creator of 303 Home | Loft | Wellness.
I have a number of passions in life, and each one drives me in different ways. For 31 years, (seriously) I've had a camera nearby.. and with each passing year my love of photography has grown. At this point in life, the love is so much so that I can virtually be awakened out of a deep sleep by my desire to get outside and start capturing images.
This morning was one of those mornings.
Originally, my intentions were to share images of Fall that I'd taken in Nederland some years back, ultimately planing on working on the House of 303 beauty box today. Well no.. my heart and mind were in cahoots with one another and had other plans for me..
... and I'm not upset about it at all.
The coolest day of our Fall season here in Denver thus far, and I could hardly get out the door fast enough with the Canon in tow, as I stopped briefly to enjoy a cuppa, then on my way to a nearby neighborhood that I knew held some of life's most beautiful trinkets of fall in its leaves.
Being someone that sees art in nearly everything, any given day finds me taking from 1 to 100 photos.
A few weeks ago, I captured the photo above and could not wait to develop it. I will be doing a matte border around it soon. I was actually so inspired by the image that I could not wait until it was complete.. I had to develop and frame it. STAT. Seriously. The print both inspires and soothes me.
Having such a passion behind images you capture offers a religious experience time and time again. I'd really have no part of the walls in the loft visible, because the urge to see that which captured my attention, mind, and heart would be on full display. Narrowing it down to favorites is never easy.
Although I have not added the matte border, I am so in love with this image.
The way that the sun was shinning onto the leaves here took my breath away.
I've placed the image high, and front row center in the main area of the loft. It off