HI THERE. Welcome to oak + Oats. I'm Elizabeth and I run this place. my heart is to encourage, inspire, and awaken the creativity in all of us. my husband Bruce is the other half of Oak + Oats & the behind the scenes driving force! We are passionate about people, Colorado, and good beer.

"Be Rooted
and Nourished"

our desire at oak + OAts is that we (and you!) would be rooted and nourished in truth. We hope you find ENCOURAGEMENT & inspiration through the pages of  our blog. We desire to capture moments, share what we have learned, and inspire you to run after your God-sized dreams! Catch us daily on the blog & Find more about what we offer by clicking around "Photography" "Sponsor" and "learn & Grow"




How do you create your imagery for your blog?
All the content on our site unless otherwise stated has been created by Bruce and I. We started with a used Canon Rebel and upgraded to a used Nikon D700 with a 50mm f1.8 lens. Never underestimate the value of used gear ;) We edit our photos with Lightroom. 

Are some of your posts sponsored?
Yes, we do use affiliate links and partner with brands to create content. We do indicate which posts have been sponsored, but no matter what our opinions are 100% our own. We work hard not to bombard you with sidebar ads or other excessive advertising. We choose brands that naturally fit within our lifestyle without feeling forced. We say “no” more than we ever say yes because we value the content we place here every day and we value each of you. That being said, a blog does have costs as it grows. In order to maintain this space and provide inspiration to you every day we have had to find a way to keep the doors open and lights on. If you ever feel that you find a sponsorship out of alignment we would love to hear from you about why and what felt off to you. We create here first and foremost to offer something to the creative community, to collaborate, to have fun, to share our knowledge as business owners, and more than anything to inspire you to dream bigger, create more, and explore the world. If in anyway you feel we have fallen from that, we would love to hear from you.

How is your blog built?
Our blog runs on the WordPress platform and is designed with the Showit5 platform who also takes care of our hosting. 

I love your blog, do you have any advice for mine?
I would love to chat with you more about this! I am now offering consultations and would be honored to get to know you and your blog a bit more! Feel free to email me at oakandoats@gmail.com so we can talk more about what you are thinking! 


Are you married?
Yes, Bruce and I were married August 18th 2012 in Woodland Park, CO.

Where do you live?
We live in Colorado Springs, CO. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world (according to us) yet we love, love traveling to the beach too!  If you live near by or are heading this way for vacation, shoot me an email! I would love to share some tips with you or meet up with you for a beer! 

Are you Christians?
Yes! Bruce and I are both believers and it is a huge part of who we are. We believe that God sent His son to die for us even though we are so unworthy because he loves us so. Our desire is to encourage, love, and share Him with the World because in Him there is HOPE! We value life at every stage and know the Lord has plans not only for us, but for you! Email me at oakandoats@gmail.com if you ever want to chat more! 

I still have questions, can I email you?
Yes! I get so many emails but I try to respond to all my emails within 2 weeks!