Sunday, July 26, 2009

wading through wildflowers

Spent our Saturday in Flagstaff getting our engagement pictures taken by the ever talented Sarah Neal. My favorite scene: sitting in a field of purple and orange wildflowers, wrapped in the arms of my love, with the soft sprinkle of summer rain from above. It was delightful!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

sunday suppers

My o my - life picked up a wee bit this's been a whirlwind my friends. One new event that has been added to the summer schedule is The Friday Night Social Club...a group of my college friends have been gathering weekly to catch up, hang out and explore local eateries. FUN!

I also started following the blog Sunday Suppers and am so thoroughly entertained by these folks. They make hosting parties look so effortless and glamorous at the same time! Someday, we will be supper hosts too...perhaps we'll even host a fancy French event (except the only thing I know about French cuisine is a nice crispy on the outside soft on the inside baguette.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I've had a small problem with JCrew in the past. As in, I have a problem similar to an addiction. Their sales are so awesome, their quality is reputable, and their pieces are so "basic" I feel like I'll be able to use them forever - so I've spent serious dough on their stuff. But. I'm proud to report, that I haven't purchased anything from JCrew online, or in their store, in nearly a year. Even though they sell things like this:

Friday, July 10, 2009

a lil memory box


Creative and couple created this lil memory/love box. Each card is represents a special day in their relationship and includes details of that day...but written like a book's information! What a lovely memento! *contest*

Ellen Faircloth McCall

I'm obsessed with It's an online registry for handmade art pieces. Hello perfect idea. I will be the bride who actually needs to register for things like towels and pots and pans...we just don't have a lot of those items...but you can bet that we'll be making a lil registry here too! They have beautiful pottery, mixed-media designs, textiles, photography, and paper goods to choose from.

Here's how:

1 - Create a gift registry & tell at least 5 friends about it

2 - Take their survey

3 - Blog about this contest! (yes, I'm accomplishing this task right now!)

4 - Sign up for the e-newsletter and forward to a friend

5 - Purchase a gift of handmade art & craft

Good luck!

Dog Door Studios

Megan Chaney Studios

Thursday, July 9, 2009

what do you smell like?

I smell like fresh lavender-pink grapefruit-organic oils glycerin soap. And it rocks! Yup, got my second month of the Strawberry Hedgehog soap club. Love love love!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

lovely library

i love libraries. I loooove them. I use in them...get carried away by them...and feel so connected to mine. Every city I've ever lived in I have befriended the library. I feel like making a special trip to Maine, just so I can visit this adorably charming public library. By One Love Photo.

Monday, July 6, 2009

clipboard clever

Such a clever idea to get the clutter a little more organized, and in a pretty way. Thumbs up to this diy project. via poppytalk.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

rain on my pillow

In the desert of Arizona, a lil rain on my pillow would be most excellent. I have yet to pursue my pillow project, but this design is now on my list. High on my list. So many tempting pillows by Jonathan Adler.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Heart images aren't my favorite...but this is rather special. By Beauchamping, on Etsy.
Happy 4th of July America.
I love this place.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Got a text message from my best friend yesterday afternoon to ask me if I wanted to go see WICKED with her that night, as she was given a pair of tickets last minute.

This made all of my dreams come true!

For the past five...literally FIVE years, Wicked has been the show I've wanted to see the most. Ever since I lived back east and this hit the stage in NYC I've been dying to see it! It sells out every show I've ever attempted to get tickets for. This was destiny.

And it was more than magical...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


How amazing are these flower corsages? Lovely. does it again.