Monday, February 28, 2011

very married

 It's crazy how much more I want
to be married with every single day
that passes.  Planning for our wedding
day and our life together is totally fun
and exciting, but my heart is getting
impatient - I want to be his wife.

I am anxiously awaiting the day when
we get to start and end the days 
together...when we're very married.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

perfect love

I've been enjoying this passage lately...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

travel bug.

Have you seen this series of videos?
Each one makes me desperate to
get on a plane and go wander around
another country.  (And practice vocab...)
Plus the music and fonts make for a
fabulously attractive video! 

Happy weekend, my friends.


Friday, February 25, 2011


So true.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


“Because of the Lord’s great love we are 
not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  
They are new every morning; 
great is your faithfulness.” 
(Lamentations 3:22-23)

Sometimes it's easy to dread mornings, 
but when I think about the incredible promise in 
these verses, it gives me a fresh perspective: 
Mornings are all about hope.  Hope for a 
new day, a clean slate, and for a new supply 
of God's love and faithfulness.

Welcome, morning.  :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Do you ever have those days where
you know that your strength isn't enough? 
I sure do.  Thank goodness that it's not
about what I can do - it's about the power
and strength that God generously gives
me - even when I'm undeserving.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

better together

 Do you know that great Jack Johnson
song - Better Together?  I think that song
perfectly captures so much of how I feel 
about us.  Yesterday we had a fabulous day 
off together, and even though we didn't do 
anything exciting or glamorous, it was 
perfect because we were together.  
Life just is better together.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

you hold me now

I've loved this song for a while,
and ever since buying this Hillsong Chapel
album, I just can't get enough of it. 

Happy Sunday, friends. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011


 Hope you can get some good rest
this weekend!  It's another working
Saturday for me, so I'm hoping to 
squeeze in some rest somewhere 
along the way.  Cheers!

Friday, February 18, 2011

our first place!

 This week has taken an exciting turn for 
the handsome man & I...we have 
found an apartment!  The papers still 
need to be signed and the check written,
but we are super excited to have found 
a little spot to call our first home!

I definitely don't need any reasons to
read more design blogs, but I'm already
gathering inspiration and looking forward to 
moving in and making this space feel like us! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011


 Like everyone else, I'm dying over
the oh-so-glamorous BHLDN.

Everything has such lovely details -
from the gowns to the shoes - it's all
gorgeous!  If I had a few extra
dollars in my pocket, I'd certainly be
doing a little bit of shopping!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

birthday girl!

 So even though I tried to wish her
a happy birthday yesterday (ha), 
today is my lovely momma's birthday!  
If you see her today, make sure to 
wish her a very happy day!  
Love you!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

hot cocoa...on a stick

This is genius.  To be fair, I'm a crazed hot 
chocolate fan, but this is cool even if
you aren't.  In the words of Marta:

 It comes (adorably packaged) in the form 
of a  whopping chunk of rich chocolate
on a clever stick, mind you–
ready to dunk into steaming hot milk, 
then stirred into cocoa oblivion. 
oh my goodness, it's divine. 
dark and dreamy and full flavored. 

Um, yes please. Well done, 

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Love You, _________


As a lover of mad-libs, I found
these fill-in-the-blank love
notes to be particularly sweet!

a sweet arrangement

 How's this for an adorable - and yes,
sweet, centerpiece?  (I know, it's
a terrible pun...I can't help it.) 

what's love got to do with it?

This is super cute.
I love kiddos and their
ideas about love!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Sunday, February 13, 2011


"The whole outlook of mankind might
be changed if we could all believe that we
dwell under a friendly sky and that the
God of heaven, though exalted in power
and majesty, is eager to be friends with us."
-A. W. Tozer

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Have you experienced the joy of 
gluttony & grease yet?  (aka: Five Guys)
It's probably some kind of sin to 
eat this stuff, but oh man

We split a burger and fries the other
night after the handsome man's
basketball game, and it was worth
every delicious calorie! 

Friday, February 11, 2011


I think my heart skipped a beat when
I saw this Etsy listing.  Ok, I know that's 
super dramatic and silly, but come on.  
This skirt is amazingly beautiful, but let's
talk about how gorgeous this listing photo is.
The colors, the light, the's
all just so lovely, and kind of makes me 
want to spend money I don't have on
this skirt which I would never wear.  
Isn't being a girl great? :)

well look at that!

Check it out!  The ever lovely
Miss Ab featured us on her
blog yesterday, as part of her
sweet Valentine's series.

If you don't read her blog yet,
you should.  I love her insights, 
sense of humor, and killer fashion 
sense.  She's one of my faves :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011


There are fresh flowers everywhere in
our gallery these days.  During this season,
one of my bosses receives a bouquet
every week from her sweet man - a 
pretty promise of color, warmth 
and new growth to come.  
 The first few times I walk by them, 
I usually stop to enjoy how lovely they 
are - but after I get busy and the novelty
wears off (they aren't mine, after all) -
I don't pay too much attention to them.  
Well, not to how they look, anyway.
How they smell is a completely different
story.  Even when I cease to look closely, 
I can't escape their sweet fragrance,which 
permeates my workspace. I think it's
the same idea as this passage from 
II Corinthians 14. (from The Message)

"In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us 
from place to place in one perpetual 
victory parade. Through us, he brings
knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, 
people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. 
Because of Christ, we give off a sweet
scent rising to God, which is recognized 
by those on the way of salvation -
an aroma redolent with life."
Huh.  How often do you ever think about 
this...because of Christ in us, there 
ought to be a permeating quality about our 
lives that others can't get away from?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Although it's barely above zero degrees
here this morning, I was pleasantly
surprised to hear a couple of birds singing
back and forth to each other outside of
my window.  For a brief second, it was
heavenly to close my eyes and pretend that
spring is here.  The cheerful sound was
the perfect reminder that the cold 
of winter won't last forever, and that
spring is still coming!  Just a little bit of
hope for a Wednesday morning.  :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a little list

 1.  Today is one of those rare snowy days that
I'm actually at peace with the white stuff.
I love how everything is coated with a layer
of white, and how it's not frigid outside!

2.  The hunt is on for wedding shoes.  
And I'm a woman obsessed. I have 
my first dress fitting scheduled, so the 
pressure is on to find and commit.  (eeek)

3.    This is hysterical.  I guarantee you that every
woman has experienced this.  Men, you have
no idea how easy you have it.
 4.   This makes my heart melt. After being out 
of the loop for a week, it's been a joy to 
catch up on their happiness & this new life.

Hope you find something that brings
you a little joy somewhere along
the way today, my friends.

Monday, February 7, 2011


 Just 75 days from today.