Thursday, October 30, 2008

Love it!

I'm frickin engaged people!

Finally eh?

It happened was my day off and Mark had to work in the Reformation Research Library. So I brought us some yummy lunch from Potbelly and met him in his was pretty normal. I was actually kind of bummed as we were getting ready to leave, him to his next job at church, me home to do-nothing. So we were kinda standing saying our goodbyes and I noticed his hands were all sweaty. He was like no, not sweat, must be from the sandwich I just ate. I didn't think anything of it. He then asked me to grab the Latin dictionary off the shelf and look up some word...he was like nevermind you can put it back. So I did. He was like I need the other one put this one back. So I did! "I need both". At this time I was super confused. "Are you serious?" he asked. Then I looked. Because I knew I was obviously missing something...and there was the box. So picked it up and he slowwwwly got down on his knee (or so it seemed). I can't really remember what he said, just that I wanted him to get up! He never actually asked me, just told me how he felt. So I guess not so exciting in the process, but definitely about time.

Ring is perfect. Very simple and elegant.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I can't sleep...

So I'm catching up on some blog reading due to the fact that I can't sleep. I was actually at Mark's and ended up coming back to my place because I didn't want to wake him. Plus I was pouting a little bit and also I always feel bad leaving my kitty at home by herself for hours upon hours. I feel like a really bad mom. Anyways, I came across this amazing beauty and just about died of lust and then fell in love. I guess this is Douglas Hannant's first year as a bridal wear designer, and yowza this dress I gorgeous. I wish I could see the whole collection, but since I believe fashion week is happening pretty much right now, I'm not sure its up anywhere yet. Do you think his prices will be higher or lower considering its his first year doing bridal?

So delicate looking. Love. I wish I could see the back and the rest of his collection. Found on Wedding Style.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The kind of love we have....

"It's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, everyday."

Mark and I are almost too similar to Ally and Noah. It's kinda creepy.
We are both so ourselves and each other at the same time. Sometimes we got so pissed at each other, and then have these beautiful moments afterwards that just amaze me everytime. I don't get how he loves me after those times...I really don't. We are just so intense in loving and fighting.

Mark's mom made a comment last week that she didn't think we would be good together on the Amazing Race (not completely random givin the context at the time). That made me sad. I trust Mark's decisions completely and I (think) he trusts mine; when I make sure to show him that I believe it myself (I do sometimes say things before I really believe them). He is better at thinking with his head and being sensible. I'm more adventurous, go outside of my limits, and definitely live 95% of my life with my heart. But, what is so great is that we work together in those situations so neither one of us goes too far to one extreme. He would be able to handle all the people drama, and I would be able to push us and keep us moving. So boo. Holla. Take that. Million dollars here we come.

So basically what I am trying to say is,

I like us together. I like the way we work together. Even if it isn't a traditional relationship between man and woman, it works for us (although sometimes I think I'm getting the better end of the deal). Which is all that it should be.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I have a new addiction....

Not good! I just bought two more items off etsy. Definitely cheaper than if I bought them in a store, but still, its not a good habit to continue.

On the bright side I got my blue vintage blouse and love it. This is the outfit I think I'm going to wear to a wedding I have this weekend.

Kitty will not be joining me.

Monday, October 13, 2008

...documenting more photo love...

1st three [obviously] Jasmine Star, 2nd three Jessica Claire, last by Laura Novak.

My most recent treasure finds :)

All from the magical world of

1st. A wool toggle sweater from 1970's Ireland. With a hood ($40).

2nd. A blue button-up vintage blouse ($12.95).

3rd. A vintage Dooney & Burke bag ($45)!!!

4th. A croceted 1960's grecian mini dress ($28).

I cannot WAIT to recieve them. Look for pictures of my pretties in use later this week!

PS-I got my red wrap boots in the mail and am wearing them to my friends birthday tonight. I feel a little stupid (since they are different), but I love them none-the-less.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Unique vintage for bridesmaids??

How adorible is this dress? Perfect color. Perfectly flattering (for everyone?). Perfectly adorible. But is it TOO adorible? Esp. when compared with my more sexy/glamourous/romantic taste in my own dress for the day. If I didn't have them wear the under thing that makes the dress poofy (petticoat slip) will it still look too adorible? Will it look weird? I don't think you? For $88 it doesn't get much better, right? Right.

From Unique-Vintage.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Impressionistic Cinematography

How do I justify this expense? Watch this video and you will understand why I love it. But, BUT, but, at its cheapest it's $4000. Maybe this is one of the things I will just have to make sure I pay for myself. I mean, memories last forever, and what is money for if not for enjoying the memories with those we love? Right? RIGHT?!

I'm honestly contemplating this expense pretty hard. Any ideas/opinons?

No polo widow here! My new red boots.

I'm working a double at work tonight so the last 8 hours have basically been spent on the computer catching up on the 1000+ blog posts I have yet to read and finding new style inspiration! I guess 'emergencies' only happen when people are awake to think/plot (whoops sorry, that was mean, and kinda true). Anyways, I don't know if you have heard of TOMS but they are basically a company that promises that for every pair of shoes bought, they will donate a pair to children in need! So that is all cool in itself but the shoes are actually super cute too! I was set on getting myself a pair of flats (I can always use more, I think...) but then I saw these on!! I honestly have always thought the wraps on horses' legs were super graceful and now I get to look like one. ha. The TOMS website is completely sold out of the red ones so I went on a search and found some on for only $10 extra with free shipping/returns. Anyways, I Love them and cannot wait to wear them for my first day off on Friday.


So I'm not sure if I'm one of the first or the last to find this company that specializes in bags and purses but I sure do think they're handsome. Plus, not badly priced!

Um. I think I am wanting a brown bag lately. Ya think?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What my heart wants.

This is what my heart tells me that I cannot always easily fabricate into words:


Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won't hold them against me,
Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me...

Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold...

Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship...

Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements...

Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole...

Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me,
I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage...

Because with this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.

Mari Nichols-Haining

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I'm not as prissy as my blog makes me look...

...I promise. It makes me look like a 15 year old girl in love for the first time. Actually I'm probably more of a converse and sweatshirt wearing kind of woman with a profession and a 401(k) (actually its a 503(b) but whatever). Most days at least. So there. Thats out there.

Me and my BFF Candace. We like to wear sweats and eat together (among other things).

Friday, October 3, 2008

My new obsession.

Jenny Packham's Manouka.

I'm in absolute and utter love! Um, and her hair? I want it. Now.

Or this.

Jenny Packham's Anne. I'd want a more ivory/white version, but otherwise stunning.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

...and [just] listen to each other breathe.

The Quiet World

In an effort to get people to look
into each other's eyes more,
and also to appease the mutes,
the government has decided
to allot each person exactly one hundred
and sixty-seven words, per day.

When the phone rings, I put it to my ear
without saying hello. In the restaurant
I point at chicken noodle soup.
I am adjusting well to the new way.

Late at night, I call my long distance lover,
proudly say I only used fifty-nine today.
I saved the rest for you.

When she doesn't respond,
I know she's used up all her words,
so I slowly whisper I love you
thirty-two and a third times.
After that, we just sit on the line
and listen to each other breathe.

Jeffrey McDaniel

picture from Lauri's shop on etsy.

Still no ring...

But this made me laugh!

“Never run after a bus or a man. There will always be another one.”-unknown

If only this was true. Alas, my man is one of a kind and I would never want to wait for another...

I think I'll take this quote to heart instead :)

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”-Epicurus

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”-Frederick Keonig