Thursday, February 24, 2011

Busy Week

This week has been pretty sorry for the lack-luster blogging this week! I got back home from a weekend in SF with friends on Monday evening and I feel as though I've been playing catch up ever since! There is just so much to do and so little time. (Plus, the wedding is slowly taking over my life.)

Yesterday, Spencer and I met with our wedding photographer to take some engagement pictures and it was SO FUN! I am so excited to see the results!

How awesome is this Kate Spade picture? It's from their Tumblr blog which I was very happy to discover today thanks to the lovely, Black Eiffel. Kate Spade makes me so happy! I love all their bright colors and fun, classic designs.

Also, check out these awesome orange bags on Coquette. I love them! Orange is so fresh.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pretty Flowers

I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend! I know I sure did!!! I went to San Francisco to hang out with a bunch of awesome people. SF never disappoints!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

strappy brown wedges

I've been wanting a pair of strappy brown wedges for a while now. My problem is that I always want the really expensive ones that are like $500 and totally gorgeous and totally out of my price range. They always seem to be the cutest and most appealing to me. What can I say? I have good taste.
Without further ado, here are my top picks (in my price range)!!!

clockwise: 1, 2, 3, 4
My favorites are the bottom left. What do you think? Do you know of any others that are awesome and under $100? Leave me a comment if you do!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fringe Crepe Streamers

I love these streamers Jordan of Oh Happy Day made for her son's 1st birthday. They are so fluffy and fun! See the DIY instructions here.


Bonjour mes petites belles fleurs. Je t'aime.

I have recently begun to practice French again. I took French all throughout college but, I have to admit, that my heart was never really in it. It always just seemed like another course to pass with the basic college mindset: learn it, test it, loose it.

I have decided I wanted to be able to speak it. I want to be able to have an easy conversation in French without feeling self conscious, nervous, and/or stupid. Trust me when I say, that I have felt one or all three of things multiple times in France and it was more than a little disheartening for me. However, I am determined now. My heart is in it and I love it! I will be fluent in French one day, even if that day is very, very far in the future.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pantone Color Report - Fall 2011

Pantone recently released their fashion color report for Fall 2011 and I have to say, I could not love it more! My favorite color right now is what they dubbed "emberglow" and I love the "bamboo" and "deep teal" as well. I can't wait to see what the world does with these gorgeous colors! There is so much potential! I'm sure I could dream up a few creative things to do with them as well... :)

first seen on decor8

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Big Awesome Tree

This tree is simply stunning. It's somewhere in Ireland and I want to climb it!

first seen on Once Wed

Monday, February 14, 2011

To Spencer:

first seen on A Cup of Joe

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you all have a swell day cherishing all those people you love <3

I made this little votive holder using a small, white paper bag I got at the craft store, some pink scrapbook paper and some paper punchers. Isn't it cute?? It's only about 5 inches tall so I made a set of three for my romanic, at-home dinner tablescape tonight.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Navy Mini-Dress

LOVE this dress on Modcloth! The little pearl bow on the belt is to die for.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Organic Cotton Map Pillows

I love these pillows of the world! They are organic cotton and exclusive to The Bearded Pigeon since they print the fabric themselves. There are so many other map pillows to choose from so go visit and pick your fave.

Spencer and I have a world map that I totally love and has been prominently placed in every apartment/house we have lived in. I love looking at it and dreaming of the far away places we can explore. Travel will always hold a special place in my heart......and my bank account. (I actually rename my savings account to the name of the country or region we're saving for!)

first seen on Design Mom

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

H&M Home

Did you guys know that H&M had a home line!??

H&M is one of my favorite stores. Without it, my local mall would be totally pathetic. They always have such good deals and cute, cute stuff. Their home line isn't as good as their clothing lines, but I'm sure it will get there soon.

first seen on Design Mom

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Striped Tunic

I spotted this adorable striped tunic over on Say YES! to Hoboken. Made by Boden, it looks so comfy and stylish. I wish I had the extra $58 needed to buy one of these dresses. You could dress it up or dress it down and practically wear it anywhere!

Valentine's Day Gift - Mix CD

Need a thoughtful, inexpensive Valentine's Day gift for your lover? Make them a mix cd!! And put it in this cute cover and give them their favorite candies (mine are sour Mamba and chocloate covered peanut butter pretzels from Trader Joe's).

If you really put some thought into the songs, the recipient is sure to love it and give you a smootch! ;)
Click here to get the print out for the cute cover.
tip: print it out on cardstock for extra points

first seen on this guest post on Design Mom

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Love You

I love this fancy little banner proclaiming love to all who gaze upon it. It would look awesome on a front door on Valentine's day! You can buy it here.

first seen on this post on The Wedding Chicks

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bagatelles & Co. purses

I love these handmade purses from Bagatelles & Co. over on Etsy! The fabrics are so beautiful; I love all the florals. That teeny one reminds me of my wedding colors!

first seen on 100 Layer Cake

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Albert Einstein

I would definitely listen to Al on this one.

picture first seen on this post on Oh Happy Day

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

under the weather

I am feeling a little under the weather today. :( I feel like I just got over being sick and here I am again, drinking tons of emergen-c and using the neti pot. Oh, well. Here's to hoping for a quick recovery.

I would love to be curled up in bed this afternoon eating the scrumptous looking French toast with berries pictured above, drinking green tea, and reading a good book. It looks so good! Plus, strawberries have a lot of vitamin c, so they would help me get better quickly.