Monday, August 31, 2009

{Goodbye Summer : Welcome Fall}

I know its not quite the official end of summer
but September is my sign that fall is on its way.
For me the first official signs are all of the
aisles of school supplies in the grocery stores
kids proudly wearing their new backpacks ),
a sudden crispness in the air, and cravings of pumpkin bread.

So, welcome fall my favorite season of all.
And goodbye summer you have been sweet and I will miss you.

Friday, August 28, 2009

{I Will}

I have a new found love for this song:

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Have a splendid weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

{May I Introduce...}

... aren't they adorable?

I am so lucky to have been given the opportunity
to take their engagement pictures
AND help plan their big day.
They truly are a perfect match.
Congrats Joe & Lauren!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

{Picture Perfect}

{photo by me}

I am spending my day editing pictures
from the engagement shoot yesterday.

I'm loving how they turned out.
I will be sharing more of this lovely couple later :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

{Love is in the air}

I'm pulling bits and pieces of inspiration
from my favorite photographers.
Tomorrow I am shooting my second
engagement photo session. I am really excited!
Any bits of inspiration you would like to share?

Friday, August 21, 2009

{Count Your Many Blessings}

{photo compliments of indierocket}

This week Justin called me out on something:
I have become too negative.

I tend to focus on the negative things in life rather
than the positive things that surround me.

A negative outlook = a negative attitude.

I am going to work on changing this.

So, whenever I start thinking of something negative
I am going to make a list of positive things.

It sounds simple, but sometimes problems
like this need a simple solution.

Today I am thankful for:
- My job
- The air I breath
- A roof over my head
- My friends and family
- The feeling of security
- People's grace towards me

Have a very merry Friday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

{Hand Me Down Jewelry}

This past week my mom brought me a special treat...
all of my great aunts vintage costume jewelry (thanks to my Grandma)!

My favorite pieces are the gold jeweled bracelet,
the vintage watch, the ivory bird pin, the gold elephant pin,
and the sweet little strand of pearls!

Then to top it all off I found a perfect little pink jewelry box.
At the time of purchase it was locked and there was
no key to be found. But thanks to Justin the lock
was broken and now I have a jewelry box to store all of my new pretties in.

Have a happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

{photo compliments of bee hives}

So the lovely Hedi of the blog Finding My Way
has tagged me to share seven things that I love.
So here we go...

And now I tag...
Whoever wants to share :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

{Bridesmaids on a Budget}

Every girl dreams of her wedding.
The idea of planning details like colors,
flowers, table settings, and dresses makes me smile.

My goal is to one day become an event and wedding planner.
I don't think that I have EVER shared that with
you my dear readers but now the secret is out!

Here is my first ever (at least that I can remember) post on weddings :)

I find myself shocked at how much girls pay for bridesmaid dresses.
{Thank goodness
my dear friend Blaze took our
small wallets into consideration when choosing planning her wedding! }

Here are some other cheap and chic dresses
that won't break your budget!
Plus, they are much more creative and
fun than your typical one color organza dress... in my opinion ;)

This sweet pink number was
made for a romantic girly girl!
All you need is a simple updo with a sweet bouquet.
Picture perfect! And this lovely number only costs $114.99.

You can find it HERE

This dainty dress is made for a vintage inspired wedding.
The lacy and floral details are just so beautiful.
This is a very fitting dress for a Spring outdoor wedding held in the evening.
Just make sure that the bride's dress is a much lighter white so she stands out!

This dress only costs $117.99 and can be found HERE.

This sweet little dress is simple and stunning!
It could be perfect for any season! In cooler months just add a cardigan or shawl.
This dress costs a crazy low price of $54.99!!
You can find it HERE.

Well, I hope you have all enjoyed this post.
No worries this blog is still going to stay decor and inspiration centered.
Only every so often will I do posts on wedding planning and inspiration.
I hope you all enjoy your Monday!

Friday, August 14, 2009

{Pressed Botanicals}

I found this lovely DIY craft
on one of my favorite blogs, Design Sponge.

I have been needing some ideas for new art on my walls
and this might just be the perfect solution!

Have a happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!
I will see you back here on Monday!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Right not I cannot get enough of the band Cocoon.
And the images in their press kit are dreamy.
Check out more of their stuff here.
Be sure to listen to the song To Be Alone With You.

{Mark Abrahams}

Mr. Abraham's latest shoot with the lovely Ashley Olsen was perfectly inspiring.
To view more of the shoot click here.
Now go out and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

{Different Places}

Its hard to watch your best friends move away.
Two moved away this past week.
One to Africa for a year and another for school in Colorado.

I will miss them both so much!
It is going to be quite strange moving from a
house of six girls to a house of three.
It will be nice but there are things that are going to be missed
(especially those who have moved so far away).

I'll be back with a more uplifting post tomorrow!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Here is some new music to check out.
The band is called Caribou.
Check out their video below.
I think you will really enjoy it!

Monday, August 10, 2009

{Blue & Grey Floral)

This is the room I want right now...
Bed - Anthropologie
Bedding - Urban Outfitters
Paint - Silver Sage from Restoration Hardware

What is your dreamy color palette for a room right now?

Friday, August 7, 2009

{Playing Favorites}

{Samantha Lamb}

Most people have a hard time choosing one artist,
musician, role model, etc. to call their favorite.
For me when it comes to choosing my
favorite photographer it is easy.
Samantha Lamb.

Her work is so beautiful and captures
images that I feel so connected to.

You can expect an interview and a more in depth
post on her in the coming months.

Do you have any favorites?

If so, please share!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

{House Found : Furniture Needed}

{couch from Anthropologie}

So, the new house has been found.
All that is needed now is some furniture.

Any suggestions on where to look?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

{Sweet Sweet Sleep}

{photo found here}

Until this morning I had forgotten how good sleep is.
And yes, I am still in my bed lounging with a cup of coffee.
How sweet it is to relax and enjoy this summer morning.
I wish you all a wonderful day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

{Paper Lace}

{photo compliments of A Field Journal}

I have fallen for the gorgeous blog, A Field Journal.
Today she posted a lovely craft called 'paper lace'.

If you are intrigued by the photo above
you can click here to view more :)

I'm sure you will love it.

Have a happy Monday!