Friday, July 30, 2010


As of this afternoon,
we're officially on vacation!

We've got lots of good plans...

wedding planning,
swimming & playing,
family time...

Hope your week is great!

so cool.

I love putting together
a good package,
so you can only imagine
how much I love
this fabulous idea!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

shameless plug

Remember me bragging about sister?

(about her website...
...and her Etsy)

Well guess what?

Her cards are just as cool
in person as they are online.
If not cooler.

So maybe you should
order some.

Just saying.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Oh art humor...

*via here

Monday, July 26, 2010


Thanks, my friends, for all
the happy hugs & congratulations -
they mean more to us than you know!

As my head is still spinning
(& I'm still doing a lot of
smiling at nothing & everything)
you'll have to excuse sporadic posting.

But I promise - as soon as
I get a good picture of this ring,
you can be sure I'll post it :)


Friday, July 23, 2010

i said YES!

It's official -
we're getting married!!!!

Last night my handsome man
pulled off the most romantic, surprise
proposal I could have ever imagined.

He completely blew me away with
his thoughtfulness & attention to detail.

A reserved gazebo,
gorgeous dinner set up,
yummy food,
favorite flowers,
soft jazz music...

In that moment though,
none of it even came close to
his heartfelt, incredible proposal.

(which included an amazing photo album
and a speech that made me cry!)

These girls (plus our tall photographer)
helped him scheme and set everything up.

Thank you so much!!

We even got a few minutes
of hugging and pictures
(and a few happy tears!)
with his wonderful family.

The best part?

At the end of the night, it's official -
we're starting a life together!

(And if you can't tell,
we're a little excited about it!!)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

geek moment

Ok, calling all geeks...

Who else finds this as funny as I do?

*buy it here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Not sure if you have any
experience with toddlers
(they are a strange breed!)

but if you have,
I am certain that you
will find this post hysterical.

"Why Having A Toddler is
Like Being At A Frat Party"

*via here


"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up;
do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland."

(Isaiah 43:18-19)


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

thanks, norah.

yes please.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

i love my friends.

Last night we stayed up all night
(or took naps in some form or another)
while watching all three of these movies...

And afterwards?
Definitely did a fabulous IHOP run
this morning for lots of coffee & pancakes...

I love my people!

Friday, July 16, 2010


What a good reminder.

(and in such a cheerful way!)

*via here

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"just look goofy"

My boss cracks me up...

Her specific instructions for this photo?
"Just look goofy...and smile big!"

*via here

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Thanks to sister,
I'm drooling over these
stunning images.

*more here


I love them.

get away

Doesn't this look like an
incredible place to get away
from it all?

I love the muted colors
and open, airy feeling
of the space...

*via here

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Ever have one of those days
where you just feel dopey?

Today I'm longing for a
long and peaceful nap!

*via here

Monday, July 12, 2010

besame mucho

Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La última vez

Bésame, bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo a perderte
Perderte después

Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La última vez

Bésame, bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo a perderte
Perderte después

Quiero tenerte muy cerca
Mirarme en tus ojos
Verte junto a mi
Piensa que tal vez mañana
Yo ya estaré lejos
Muy lejos de ti

Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La última vez

Bésame, bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo a perderte
Perderte después

Bésame, bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo a perderte
Perderte después

Que tengo miedo a perderte
Perderte después

Saturday, July 10, 2010

kindness of strangers

This sweet story about
the kindness of a stranger
touched my heart
and is challenging me to
be looking for ways
to love those around me.

Go read it.
You won't be sorry.

*found here


This picture makes me smile.

I remember riding bikes
with my cousins as kids and
how much fun we always had.

Three cheers for summer!

*via here

Friday, July 9, 2010

yes please

I think this little spot looks
particularly attractive & relaxing.

Happy almost weekend!

*via here

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I found this old picture in my files the other day,
& couldn't stop smiling as I thought about
how blessed we are to share genuine,
beautiful friendships with those around us!

I think these wise words
(from my dear friend Ab)
sum up many of my feelings
on the subject...

another use for books

Check out this
super cool Etsy shop...
full of interesting pieces
all made out of books.

I'm not one for destroying
books, but this seems
like the best possible reason
I've seen yet!

*via here

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

unrealistic expectations

Love this article about what goes into
Photoshopping a swimsuit model.
(Go read the whole thing for
the breakdown of what they did.)

Girls, doesn't it seem crazy to think
that we're supposed to look
better than this model?
She's incredible!

*via here


I like this quote.

And on day two of constant
office technology issues
I'm trying to remember that
reacting with grace and patience
is my best option.

But for the record,
I'd much prefer everything
to magically fix itself.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


How gorgeous are these flowers?

I love the mason jar look!


Monday, July 5, 2010


There's nothing better than
a nice big cup of coffee
to start the day.

It smells good,
makes my tastebuds happy,
is warm and comforting,
and is just plain ol' relaxing!

How do you start your mornings?


Saturday, July 3, 2010


One of my all time favorites...

And in such gorgeous calligraphy too!


Friday, July 2, 2010

going home!

In just a few hours, I'm leaving for
a weekend away with my man
and I couldn't be more excited!

We're going home to see my folks
(sister will be there too!)
and I'm looking forward to some
good family time and lots of relaxing!

Hope your Fourth is lovely!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

chalkboard walls

I'm not big on the whole
chalkboard walls thing,
but I think these are fabulous.

They make me think of how
amazing the chalk drawings were
in Tom's apartment from
500 Days of Summer...

Did anyone else notice those,
or was it just me?


city watercolor

This morning I'm loving this
watercolor of the city.

It's soft and sweet in one way,
but kind of gritty too.
I like the contrast.

What's inspiring you today?