Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dear Dad

This is a moment I have always imagined.

As I sit here beginning this post, my eyes are filling up. I don't think I can express to anyone how special this moment was to me. The moment he walked me down the aisle. This moment is something I have always imagined...for years, this moment comes with heavy emotion. It represents me finding love, finding my other half, it represents my Dad's approval and happiness for us. I love that this moment was captured becuase it truely is one that is so dear to my heart. 
I have the most incredible Dad. I cannot put into words how amazing this man is. 
 He met me before the ceremony and we had our moments. It was our time to take in. Our time breathe. He smiled and got a tad teary, he told me I was so beautiful and he was so very proud. Then he smiled and said "lets do this, everyone is so excited." He kept me from crying and reassured me of the beauty of the ceremony waiting for us. How can I ever express my love and appreciation to him? I just hope that in this moment he felt what I felt. If he did then I know that he knows how thankful I am. Thank you Dad, I am so lucky to have you. I am the luckiest girl to have had your arm as I took this walk. 
I love you, Dad. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


1. Ruched Maxi in Grey/Victoria's Secret/The shape of this is stunning and it works for all seasons.
2. Voskos Greek Yogurt/Honey+Granola/Perfect breakfast, so yummy and quick.
3. Nars/Heat Wave/The perfect red that I have been wanting for months.
4. Denim Jacket/Old Navy for $34!/I need this for fall, great for layering.
5. Chevron/I bought this fabric and I am going to make this cute pillow for the house!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The bun on top of my head

So my coworker just walked in and said she like the bun on top of my head. I have been wanting to try the "top knot" via CaraLoren' since I saw her big old knot on top of her head. This girl has the best style and has beyond beautiful hair. I have to be honest it took me at least 12 times to figure it out. I had to watch her tutorial several times until it clicked. I think this might be my go to for the rest of the summer. It's so so so hot and anything that keeps my hair away from my shoulders is fine with me. If you love the knot, go visit her blog - I bet you'll be stuck for awhile. Oh and she has a beautiful little family too. 

Monday, July 23, 2012


Here are a few of my favorite candid engagements. I'll have more up with some advice and little tips that I found helpful before getting your engagement pictures taken! But for now....

Friday, July 20, 2012

If you want to know me

Today I am linking up with Casey from theweiglands. I have been reading her blog for over a year now and she never fails to have depth in her posts. I love that and for that I wanted to link up. 

Casey's post was titled "If you really knew me." I don't have nearly as many readers as she does and nor have I shared that much about myself on a personal level. I don't expect anyone who reads to "really" know me. 
With that being said, if you want to know, here you go:

I love to listen to people, I love their perspectives. I like to know what drives people, what brings them happiness and what challenges them. 
I am pretty quiet, I listen more than I talk. 
I have my insecurities, but my mom and dad have done nothing but support me and stand by me. I have amazing parents who have always told me I was beautiful - inside and out.
I love quotes and love to be inspired. 
I am a hopeless romantic and I think it is possible to keep romance in any relationship. 
I can't wait for the day I become a mom and B becomes an amazing daddy. That thought just makes me smile, I can't even imagine our kids and what it will be like meeting them. 
I love a clean house and the way it smells. 
If you want to know, I love my husbands' free spirt, I envy him. I truly believe that he brings out the best in me. For every second that I am quiet and observing - he is boisterous and doesn't care what anyone thinks. Gosh I wish I could be like that. 
If I had to choose between potato chips or chocolate I would pick potato chips and then still have chocolate after. 
I want to be a great wife, I admire the old fashioned things that housewives did. I want to sew, cook, clean, be a mom oh, and have a career too. 
I can honestly say I am a bad cook. It just doesn't come natural to me. I will still try to get better everyday. 
When I get an idea or project in my head, I have to do it right then, I get very antsy.
I hardly ever sit still and relax, at any given moment my mind is racing with thoughts and worries. 
I believe in telling the people you love that you love them as much as possible. I tell my parents how much I appreciate them and love them all the time, but it isn't enough. I don't think it ever will be.
 If you want to know, I love makeup, but it wouldn't be so bad to be one of those girls who didn't need it. 
I like to write letters and send mail - real mail with a stamp and cute envelope. I think its because it brings a smile to the person receiving it.
I have a grandma who sends B and I little letters with coupons, we're newlyweds and she's looking out for us. I think it is so sweet.
I think that the best part of a road trip is the unwritten rule of stopping for snacks like beef jerky and corn nuts or something else random that I never normally eat.
Everyday you have a choice to be happy and make that day great. I try my best to be happy every single day but I do struggle with this. Sometimes I am just not having it. On those days I have found that if I start the day doing something nice for someone  else, it's always better.

What about you?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wear green

I have always been told that I look good in green. "It brings out your eyes" my mom would always say. However, I don't own that many articles of clothing green. I mean real green, not teal or turquoise - Green. Anyway I was drawn to this vibrant green shirt on the rack and went for it. I really think that pops of color set your mood. My mood is bright and happy. 

{Shirt: Lush, Nordstrom Skirt: F21 Sandals: Steve Madden Belt: H&M Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Bracelets: Francesca's Watch: Michael Kors }

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What's on my mind

Random thoughts. 

1. I want a new book and I remembered a recommendation from a friend - over a year ago. Eeeks! Where has the time gone? It sounded like an inspiring book and I think now would be the perfect time to order it. 

2. Mint. I just feel happy in this color.  

3. I officially changed my name and am getting my new license today!

4. Wedding thank you card time! We have endless thank you's to write so at any given time of relaxation - I should be on this!

5. HOME DECOR. It's always on my mind. Now that we are moved into our new place, it's all about making it our home. Making it feel cozy and like ours. It's all coming together but at least this is a project that never ends. Pictures of the night-stands I made for our master bedroom are coming. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sharing the big W. {OUR WEDDING}

I started my blog with the intention of making it almost like a personal and very public journal to myself. My place to remember the moments, the stories, the ups and down of this pretty amazing thing we call life. 
I'm sad to say that I haven't been treating my blog very nice lately and I have been very neglectful. My only excuse is that I am a newlywed. When I first started wedding planning I wanted to document everything thru my blog, then I realized really quick that there just wasn't the time for that. I never wanted my blog to be something that I felt obligated to do. 
After getting engaged I began to realize just how much time the planning of big W was actually going to take. I wanted to take it all in, the engagement, the planning, the love, the research - all of it. I also had so many wedding ideas that I didn't want to get carried away on the blog and post everything I wanted, expected and dreamed of. With wedding blogs and pinterest alone, we all can get a little overwhelmed. 
So - what I have decided to do is a little recap to share our wedding - step by step. This way, I can share the finished product of the best day of my life. It was more than I ever could have asked for, our beautiful wedding came to life. Here is a sneak peek of one of my favorites. 

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