Thursday, June 28, 2012

Missin You...

Amidst all the craziness of moving, I've been thinking about New York a lot lately and missing it!

Here are where my thoughts are today:

(These pictures are from my New York City trip this past December-January. See pictures of our trip -->  HERE)

Maybe I just need a vacation? :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

{The Little Things - Instagram + A thought for Monday}

What I've been doin lately:
1. Enjoying lots of long walks and jogs in my new neighborhood
2. Delicious Jasmine Tea & Apricot Ice Cream from the food cart lot near my home
3. Collecting plates to hang on my walls. A mix of Anthopologie and thrifted finds.
4. I'm slightly obsessed with Mid-Century furniture. Found this awesome stool and globe at a local thrift shop!
5. I've been craving fresh lemonade a lot lately. Especially on the warmer days.
6. Waves in my hair
7 & 8. Decorating here and there. Fresh peonies in my nook and little details in my kitchen.
9. My father and I on Fathers Day <3
10. Fathers Day banner made out of mason jar caps

Weekend Update

My husband had his surgery on Friday and so he wasn't able to do a lot on his own. I'm so thankful for my family and close friends for making meals for us and just calling to see if we need any help! I never realized how much my husband helps around the house until he could't do anything but lay there. I felt really overwhelmed with how much there was to keep up with and would not have been able to do it without help. This has been such a great reminder for us (my husband and I) to always be aware of those around us and lend a helping hand when we think someone needs it. Sometimes even just simply a call to check in makes all the difference!

A thought for Monday: Who in your life might need a little help or love?

Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

{Sweetheart Dress for a Sweet Girls Wedding}


Dress: Ted Baker
Shoes: ShoeDazzle
Clutch: Thrifted
Watch: Kenneth Cole



My beautiful friend Damaris got married this weekend. She is one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met. It was like a fairy tale wedding! She was just stunning! I pray her and Alex would be blessed with many many happy years ahead! (I forgot my camera at home unfortunately so I didn't get any pictures!) Here is a picture from one of her friends Facebook:
It was a sweet, sweet day <3

PS: I've added pages to the top of my blog and the answers to your questions from the Q&A session are up in the FAQ page!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

{Beauty & the Geek Party}

A few Saturday's ago my husband and I attended a Beauty & the Geek themed party at a friends house. It was so much fun to get dressed up! The guys especially went all out and had some awesome geeky costumes. I just thought it would be fun to share a few photos of the party with you. Enjoy!




My poor hubby tore his ACL and Meniscus at his last soccer game. However that didn't stop him from having a good time! He has surgery on his leg this coming Friday and can finally start physical therapy and recover sooner!


Aren't themed parties fun?
Happy Wednesday!

Friday, June 15, 2012

{Friday Fashion Loves - Boyfriends Closet}

Boyfriends Closet

Madewell shirts blouse
$68 -

Citizens of Humanity slim jeans
$248 -

Flat shoes
$180 -

Leather messenger bag
$85 -

American Apparel watch
$78 -

J Crew leather belt
$35 -

Square sunglasses
$10 -

Nail polish

I love the way my husband dresses and sometimes I get my inspiration from him; especially since the "boyfriend" look is so in right now. This is a perfect casual Friday outfit.

I am going to a friends baby shower tonight, another friends wedding tomorrow, and then I am hosting Fathers Day at our new home! We are going to have a backyard BBQ. Living in our new home has been so fun! I've been decorating and rearranging. You'll be hearing me talk about my home A-LOT in the coming months!

I'm in the process of hanging some plates in my entry way and will share the pictures with you soon! I will also answer the Q&A questions next week!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

{The Little Things - Instagram}

It's the little things in life: captured through my Instagram

Top from left to right:
  • Enjoying my morning coffee from one of my favorite coffee stands by  my work
  • Evening strolls through town on warm days with friends
  • We bought a house and moved in this past weekend!
  • Fresh cherries <3

  • Top two photos - went to a fun "Beauty & the Geek" themed party
  • Training for my 1st 1/2 Marathon!
  • Sunny weather = happy sandal feet

  • Top two photos - did a little summer shopping (sandals & top)
  • The pretty wood work in my new kitchen nook - can't wait to fill it with pretty things <3
  • Loving my new red necklace

We are all moved into our new home! All of our boxes are unpacked and the large furniture pieces are in place. I'm so so excited to begin painting and decorating now! I have a lot of work ahead but can't wait to share my projects with you as I go!

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, June 11, 2012

{leopard & denim}

Denim Jacket: Zara
Shorts: Jennifer Lopez
Sandals: Diane Von Furstenberg
Purse: Coach
Watch: Kenneth Cole
Boy did I have a busy weekend! Moving into a new home sure is not easy! We finished packing everything into the U-Haul yesterday afternoon and when we got to the house, we were too tired to unload and didn't have the keys. We were supposed to get the keys on Friday but it got delayed until today!

We ended up backing the U-Haul into the driveway and staying in a beautiful suite at the Hotel Monaco for the evening. It was just what we needed after a long weekend of packing!

I'm really excited to get home tonight after work and unload and begin setting up the home!

Happy Monday!

PS: This outfit is from last Saturday! I don't dress this nice when I'm moving furniture! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

{Ask Me Anything ~ Q&A Session}


Hi there! I've had lots of random questions e-mailed to me here and there and thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A session! I think Q&A sessions are a great way to get to know other bloggers; so here I am having one!

Anything you want to know about me or something you've seen me post about? Ask away in the comments section!

{I will answer as many questions as I can in one of my next posts}

PS: I will leave this Q&A up until Monday morning. We will be busy moving into our new home this weekend so I won't be able to post anything new until Monday when I get my computer setup again!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

{official homeowners}

My husband and I are excited to share some awesome news with you: after a year of house hunting we finally bought a house! We found the home of our dreams about 2 months ago, put an offer on it and the rest is history!

The home was built in 1940 and is an English Tudor style home located in the beautiful historic Laurelhurst neighborhood of Portland, OR. It is only 3 miles out of downtown Portland, walking distance to hip restaurants and shops, and only a few blocks from gorgeous Laurelhurst Park.

I am already brainstorming all sorts of ideas for our new home and I can't wait to begin decorating! I am also excited to share my decorating and DIY projects with you as I go.. stay tuned!

I'm thinking "mid century modern..... with a touch of retro"


See pictures of our first home and our journey to find a new one here

We are moving in this weekend! This is truly a dream come true for us! We feel so incredibly blessed.

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