Sunday, February 28, 2010

“ Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the question now. Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
~Rainer Maria Rilke~

hometown lovin.

{beach days at home}

my hometown is the best.
it's an island cleverly situated on the
southern edge of south carolina.
its called hilton head.
and it provided the perfect backdrop to
meet/fall in love/marry husband.

i wish we were there now...

at wild wings, where our first kiss was
(nothing says class like making out at wild wings)

or big bamboo cafe, where he told me he was falling in love with me.

at hilton head ice cream getting oreo,

and then heading to the beach with our dogs.

getting yummy dinner options and cooking with our old roomies,

drinking wine and playing games in our cozy apartment.

having sunday brunch and bloody mary's at black marlin and

romantic dinners at old fort pub.

(hometown...i miss you)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

{via alice saunders flickr}


being sick + working on a saturday = its acceptable to take a quick nap at my desk


update: good news: i found the candy stash in our office and no longer need a nap,
bad news: i found the candy stash in our office and now am going to have to go to the gym tonight. murder.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


you know those days when you wake up late, leave your phone at home, hit your head on the car door, get blue ink all over your arm, have to go to an all day training class at work, then discover its your turn to host wine hour, and can't eat a brownie at lunch because sunday you decided you were giving up sweets kind of days.

yea. I'm totally having one of those.

Monday, February 22, 2010

one day i will be a really amazing cook.

i am determined. it might even be my new obsession.

however, now i am still learning. last night i made this delicious recipe for whole wheat pasta, cauliflower, and walnuts.

personally, i loved it. husbands comments "it's wierd."

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

closet told me i could....

{i love my tees breton stripe tee via}
{elizabeth and james cohen shirt via}

can someone please come over and stop me from online shopping right now.
i am obsessing over plaids and stripes for spring.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

small confessions...

my mother recently reminded me that i turn thirty this year...
in which i in turn reminded myself that it is alright because
i still act like i a teenager.
the evidence?

i dvr four shows on the cw: one tree hill, life unexpected, gossip girl, vampire diaries, and oh wait, melrose place...shoot thats five.

i want to boy talk, like, all the time.

i still use "like" in most conversations. my mom still corrects me.

i read all the twilight books and loved them. ok, since we are being honest, i read them all twice. no shame.

i say "omg" and when i am really excited "omg omg omg omg."

i shop at forever 21.

i cheerlead when i drink too much.

if the opportunity ever presented itself,
i would so be okay with doing a drive-by.

i love to xo.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

what valentines day looks like at our house

really good wine, paper hearts (lots of hearts), candles galore, ray lamontagne, cheese fondue, fire, heart-shaped brownies (like i said, lots of hearts), and a happy husband make for the perfect valentines day.

oh, and btw...husband got me red roses and these.

i love love.

Monday, February 15, 2010

my transitional to do's:

after valentines day there seems to always be a lack in holidays to look forward to...sort of depressing and it doesn't help that its also that time of year when we all really are ready for some warm weather and springtime. so i have decided that i will use this time to be super productive and accomplish the following three things from now through the end of march:

1. work out three times a week. don't judge me, this is a very hard goal for people that hate the gym.

2. have a yard sale. the amount of accumulated stuff in my house is wretched. i need to cleanse.
(side note...mikie will not part with his mc esher and pink floyd concert posters circa wvu college days. i think he still thinks there is hope they will grace our living room walls one day..this will never happen. ever.)

3. wedding scrapbook...i really need to do this. i have wedding memorabilia scattered everywhere. is it obvious that clutter gives me anxiety? now that these things are out there that means i have to do them.....right? right.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

kissing checklist

{via keep calm gallery}

i love these kissing checklists by rachel foster.

i would add...while eating leftover pizza being snowed in on the perfect saturday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

winter, im sorry i told you to leave.

snowballs, vino, fire, pizza, and lots of love.....yes please.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

not sure what is more embarassing...

{ted's snickerdoodle cookie}

the fact that i took a picture of this amazing cookie in all its glory
or how fast i ate it.

goodbye diet.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

yes, deer.

{headbands via ohmydeer}

{me with ohmydeer}

i love this etsy designer. i wish i was cool enough to pull of one of these gorgeous headbands in my wedding...i am not. i did however, wear two of her super cute (and more "me") hair of the best decisions i made.

i think...that if you want a really fun addition to your wedding day (or everyday) ensemble..
you should go here and talk to Chelsea of Oh My Deer (who might be the sweetest ever).

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


dear aveda shampoo, you make starting my day so much prettier.

dear keurig, leave husband alone.

dear friday night lights, where are you?

dear tiffany, i can not wait to spend a weekend with you.

dear will power, good job yesterday. let's see if we can do it again.

dear words with friends, i love you.

dear chicago, my ticket is purchased, see you in may.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

"i'm gonna crush some apps"

direct quote from husband
(we got iphones today)

sleepless notes

if this were a house where we all lived...
we would all meet in the kitchen because we can't sleep...
we'd have a great talk about life.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

valentines day paper edition

i love paper. i have recently come to love valentines day.


{via linea carta}

i love good handwriting, i mean i really love it. linea carta is one of my favorites and guess what lovies...she will hand write your valentine for you in her amazing script. we are all so lucky. Visit her etsy store here.

{via rifle paper company}

anatomy of love poster by rifle. who btw, also makes the cutest cards ever.

{brownie bages via twig and thistle}

um yea. brownies, cute paper bags, and the straws i am totally obsessed with. don't think there is much need to explain this one. but seriously, how cute are these bags. you can do this girls.

{via heart of light}

sacrificing an old college text book in the name of valentines day cuteness...yes please.

Friday, February 5, 2010

happy weekend

{photo booth sweetness}

what a week...

last night i celebrated the end of complete madness
with my favorite girls at work, whom i adore ps.

we ate delicious oysters
drank very strong dirty martinis
listened to perfect music
laughed until we cried
and found a photo booth

enough said.

have a wonderful weekend. i will be working on valentines day projects, getting my life back in order, hoping the saints win the superbowl and yes, getting much needed rest. xo.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


i have the best husband ever.

that is all.