Sunday, January 31, 2010


Recently found this blog and fell in love with this video her husband made for her!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Home Design Inspiration

Oh how I cannot wait to have a home of our own to make beautiful and unique! Here are some ideas I am lusting over...
Unknown source, beautiful antique look. Mark loves maps too, so this one is promising for our home next year!

These don't look too hard to make...and they would give me some knitting practice while making something practical (well, sort of).

These are from Anthropologie but I would use them in our kitchen above our kitchen sink a la Chelsea & Tec.

Would love to post this somewhere prominent in our know, in case we forget.

All for now! More to come :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DIY clothing!

How cool is this girl?

First, she makes basic tanks from target into pretty tops with lace and dye.

Next, she took a gross dress from the 80's and made it into a great summer top.

Luckily I have a sewing machine of my very own now.....and they seem so easy. I might dare try these!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Always Gracious

I just pulled this out of a magazine and had to share it! This is my new motto...yours too?
If you can't read it, it says:
"Be pretty is you can, witty if you must, but gracious if it kills you."
-attributed to Elsie de Wolfe

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why I love dresses!

"No matter how elegant, how timeless, a dress still billows in breezes and swishes in doorways, is always a little different with each wearing and on each person. We don’t dress up to be like someone else, we dress up to be ourselves. A dress makes us more aware of being alive (and not by pinching at the waist!). A dress is about savoring life, *our* lives. When we read a good story, we close our eyes and see the characters. The right dress can make us feel that way. We all deserve to be that sure of, and that happy with, who we are, wherever we are.
Dresses aren’t just for swooning over dark, brooding men or inheriting spooky mansions on windswept moors. They’re also for brunch on Sunday morning, going out with friends, or even going to work. They’re for slowing down and dressing up. They’re for elegance every day, for showing that the moment is special. Because every moment is part of our story."-Sunday Brunch

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I found the one(s)!

Hope these work out...I just ordered them on sale! I've gone through almost 15 pairs trying to find the perfect pair for my wedding. Cross your fingers that these are them!