Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Hope you all had a great week! Tonight, Corey and I are laying low in the new place since it's finally starting to feel like home, and tomorrow we are off to a night in Oregon wine country. I will tell you all about it Monday. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Ciao!

Sweet DIY Surprise Wedding

Guests showed up to what they thought was this couple's engagement party to find out they were actually there for their surprise wedding! Love the vintage/casual/rustic theme and those hanging bottle are so different and fun!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today is my birthday! So far it has been wonderful. The sun has been out, I've got flowers and cookies and now I'm off to dinner! Wahoo!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hello There!

Yikes! Due to some internet difficulties and a super busy schedule, I've been a bit slow on the blog. Sorry about that. The move has taken up more energy than I had expected (doesn't it always?). While we still have lots of decorating to do before I want to reveal the new place, I can show you the incredible view we've been enjoying.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Interested in an Anthropologie Dress?

Hi, Friends! Just wanting to gauge your interest on something. Would any of you out there be interested in buying a nearly-new Anthro dress for almost 50% off? I purchased the dress less than a month ago and have only worn it once. I thought I would share the love with my blogger friends as a couple of you out there commented and really liked it! It retails for $158 and it’s being sold in the store right now, full-price. I’d like to sell it for $85. It is a size 0, but it runs big (I am normally a 2/4). If you want to know more about the fit and my measurements and/or are interested, feel free to e-mail me!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


When Corey showed up and surprised me in Amsterdam (in the lobby of my hotel), my coworker Kara, who was traveling with me, happened to be standing right next to me and luckily had a camera on hand. She captured the moment and I hadn't seen the pictures until she sent them to me today. Not going to lie, I got teary. I can't tell you how happy I was in that moment. That was one of the best nights of my life.

Instax Mini

This little guy came in the mail yesterday. I am giddy with excitement. It's supposed to be beautiful and sunny this weekend and I just can't wait to take it out for a test drive! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


These two quotes really resonate with me today. I'm happily living in the present and enjoying our new home (even if it is still kind of in shambles right now). Hope you're week is off to a great start!

Monday, April 19, 2010

DIY Medicine Cabinet Side Table

After this weekend's moving extravaganza I've got interior decorating and DIY projects on the brain. Check out this super-creative and awesome side table. Mia from mia loge chung transformed an old medicine cabinet and chair she found at a flea market into this wonderful bedside beauty. If only I were this crafty!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Hi, Friends! So sorry for the long delay. I had some technical difficulties Friday and therefore could not post the giveaway winner. So, without further ado, congrats to Bree of the adorable blog Simply Girly. E-mail me your address and I will send you your Anthropologie gift card ASAP!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and follows. Hoping for more giveaways in the future, so stay tuned!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Last Day to Enter Anthro Giveaway!

If you haven't entered my giveaway for a $50 gift card to Anthropologie, head over here and do so-- quick! Only a couple hours left to enter! I'll announce a winner at 5 PM (pst). Good luck, everyone!

Advice Jar

Just might have to steal this idea and have an advice jar at our wedding. How sweet is that?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shey B

Aren't these camera strap slipcovers by Shey B so colorful and cool? I'd like one to jazz up my camera!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I am so in love with all these "Keep Calm" prints, I have no idea which one I love the most. I think I need them all!
{Buy them here}

Photography Class

I am taking a five-week photography course, and had my first class last night! My mind was spinning and my brain felt like it was going to explode-- but all in a really good way. In two short hours I learned SO much. I'm so excited for the dry sunny day today so I can go out and practice!

Family Photos

Since our engagement shoot in San Diego got rained out a couple of months ago, Corey and I have a credit for a shoot with our insanely amazing photographer Jill Thomas. We've considered a day before (we'll probably be crazy busy preparing for the big day!) or day after shoot (assuming we'll be tired and seeing out-of-town friends off), but so far our favorite idea is doing a one year anniversary shoot. Maybe by then we'll have a doggy of our own and they'll actually be family photos? And if they turn out half as cute as Naomi, Josh and Kingsley's family photos, I will be ecstatic. 
{All photos by Leo Patrone via Rock 'n Roll Bride}

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Renter's Wallpaper

Did you know Sherwin Williams makes EasyChange Wallpaper (pictured above) that comes right off? No need to repaint or anything, just wipe a damp cloth over the wall. For all of you renters out there who can't paint, this sounds like a pretty great solution. I'm considering trying it on a small wall in our kitchen in the new place. But be warned, it is pretty difficult to put up, so you might want to get some professional help unless you're extra handy and patient!

Escape to Villa Esperanza

I think it is universally agreed that packing, moving, then unpacking are particularly obnoxious activities. Very few people enjoy doing them. I've been purging and packing for about two days now and I'm already sick of it. I'm ready to take a short flight down to Santa Barbara and stay a couple of days at the insanely gorgeous Villa Esperanza. Who's with me?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Toy Puppy

Um, is this little dog for real? Seriously. Take a closer look. Does it not look like a toy?! I need.

Weekend Recap & Great News

Happy Monday, all! Glad to see everyone is enjoying the Anthropologie giveaway! I knew you were all big fans :)

How was your weekend? What did you do? We went out for Italian with Corey's family Friday night and to the Portland Beaver baseball game Saturday night with our friends Meghan and Jeff! The game was kind of boring but it was super fun hanging
out with those two- they are a riot!

Also, this weekend we did something crazy and spontaneous and signed a lease for a new apartment just a few blocks from our current place! It's a brand new, LEED Platinum building and we are on the 19th floor! We are SO happy and excited. They also have this insane rooftop deck and we've already reserved the space for our rehearsal dinner. Everything is working out just perfectly. Hooray!