Archive for February, 2012

wedded bliss day 3

Victoria and I were instant blog buds, and luckily cemented our friendship at Alt. Victoria is amazing…for example, she was thinking about leaving her day job when we were at Alt.  She thought about it all weekend, went home, had a serious talk with her fiance, and then she did it.  She took the plunge.  Victoria is creative and a go-getter.  She is so impressive to me.  She launched her new business, Vivaleur, and you must check it out.  A jack of all trades, Victoria offers everything from menu planning to design.  Seriously, love that girl. xo

my best day ever

Hey B&Bers! I’m stoked to be here guesting on behalf of Chelsea as she finalizes all the little details to walk down the aisle!
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wedded bliss day 2

Today I’m so excited to have Jacquelyn of Lark and Linen over on Buckets and Bunches. I’ve been a long time follower of her blog and was thrilled when she agreed to write as part of this week’s blog series. Her style is timeless and perfectly suits the concept of everlasting love. Enjoy!

everlasting love

While a part of my job as an Interior Designer entails keeping up with the trends, it irks me when said trend goes out of style leaving your space feeling “so two thousand and ten” (read: I have a black and white stripped wall that I’m dying to paint over already). Whenever I’m on the hunt for a trendy piece (be it furniture or clothing) I make sure that it’s something that can easily be undone. Whether it’s an inexpensive throw pillow cover or a cheap diy (hi stripped wall!), there are ways to stay current without feeling guilty when it’s time to update your space. When it comes to big investments, I tend to save up and spend my money on good quality, classic items that will last throughout the times. The following are a few stunning pieces that will surely remain that way for years to come.
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it begins

This is the week before I get married. Yes! It is finally here. I am excited about that, obvi, and about have some fab guest posts lined up for you this week.  We are starting with Tobe.  I sent my guest bloggers titles based on the overall theme, Wedded Bliss. I told Tobe her’s was “falling in love” and I adore her interpretation.  This lady is talented and sweet as pie.  I know, I met her at Alt.

falling in love

Hello, Buckets and Bunches friends! Tobe from Because It’s Awesome here, super excited to be standing in for Chelsea during such an exciting time in her life! When Chelsea first asked me to do a post around the topic of falling in love, I couldn’t help but go straight to interiors (those of you that are familiar with my blog might have expected this). While my taste is varied to say the least, there is one particular style that always brings me home. Lately, I’ve been finding myself falling in love with modern earthy glam all over again.
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lovely links: stress relief edition

This week has been exciting, challenging and stress-inducing.  The links this week are a little different.  All of these videos are guaranteed to make you smile.  At least, they do the trick for me. Warning, most of these are video clips.  You have to trust me. Read more…

wedding planning: packing

While not exactly a destination wedding, we are getting married in Dallas.  I will be leaving either Sunday or Monday and staying at my mom’s house the week before (to finish projects and spend some much needed time catching up with the people I love there).  This has me a little frantic, since I need to remember and pack everything I will need for the week of the wedding. My mom, that genius, suggested making an extensive packing list.  Today I will be tackling all of my laundry and organizing my jewelry and accessories, that way I can start packing on Friday.  The easiest way for me to stay calm is to make a list and a plan.  I will make plans constantly throughout the day.  I actually used to try and hide this need to have a plan, because I thought it made me a loser.  All the cool kids were super spontaneous and go-with-the-flow.  Now I just put it out there, because I am seriously a calmer and better person with a list and a plan.  I have linked to my packing list, just in case anyone ever needs to reference it. Read more…

last minute addition

To our registry that it.  I have gushed about Sweet and Saucy Supply before, and I am back to obsess again.  I just added these fabulous mercury glass pedestal bowls to our registry this week. There are three, and I can’t resist a good grouping.  I almost didn’t post them, because I am selfish and love them so much, but I love you readers too, so here goes.  They are beautiful, romantic, and vintage. Enough said. Read more…

wedding planning: makeup/hair trial run

Why was I nervous about my wedding makeup and hair trial run?  It is really hard to say.  All of my crazy is coming out right now, in very strange ways.  Determined to not stress or become a bidezilla I keep chaneling my worry into very specific facets.  I was literally losing sleep wondering if airbrush foundation would work on me. It truly is exhausting being this high strung. Seriously. I want to nap on average about every two hours these days.  It could be getting over that sick bout, but I think it is a sick/stress combo.  Back to the makeup and hair.  I LOVE it when someone plays with my hair or does my makeup.  It is so relaxing. My time on Sunday with my mom and Kelly Shiva of Makeup Logic was delightful.  I loved the results, loved the conversations, loved being pampered. Mmm…Someday I would like to have someone do my hair everyday.  When I noticed the Real Housewives fighting over their hair stylists, I too thought it was ridiculous. Now, I could totally picture getting into a brawl over it. Read more…

my flower girl’s bday

Happy birthday to Ruby! Sweetness, I used to nanny for Ruby and her totally rad brother, Tripp.  I didn’t just love the kids though, Yolanda, their mom, is fabulous, loves vampires and fashion.  She is amazeballs.  The fit with the entire family was perfection.  Anyways, we were back in Dallas this weekend, so we went to Rube’s party. I may be seriously plotting working for them again. Would anyone like to rent a house in Houston? Read more…

lovely links: 2.17.12

Have you all noticed how my posts are a little lacking recently?  I am so sorry. The wedding has completely taken over and we have been traveling back and forth to Dallas for weeks.  We left for Dallas this morning at 4 am. Yeah. Anyways, these shenanigans will be over in a couple of weeks and I will be back.  And I mean back in an intense way. Original content galore.  I am actually really thrilled and bursting with ideas, I have just been swamped.  Oh life, get out of the way of my blog.  I will be posting next week and then I will have two awesome weeks of guest posts that I am VERY excited about. Seriously. They will be amazing, lovely, and smart. So, links. Here they are: Read more…

where are you going?

Did you ever journal?  I kept a journal for years.  All through high school and into my first years of college.  I still have them, because it would be dangerous to leave them anywhere and have them broken into, obvi.   I carted my journal with me everywhere.  I have conversations and notes from my friends scattered throughout my writing.  Honestly, reading back in time is tough.  Some things, like the list I posted today, were funny and sweet.  There is a lot of sadness that I didn’t know how to handle. There are pages of calorie counting and weigh ins.  But my journal was also a place to collage and dream.  They are priceless to me. So, Lissy and I read through them together the other day and found a list we made as sophomores in high school…a “dreamboat” list.  Here are some of the qualities we were looking for in a dreamboat June 14, 2002.
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love

In honor of Valentine’s day I am posting this video Michelle and I have been obsessed with, which talks about the nature of love.  It is by Andrew Zuckerman and it literally makes me cry.  It is a little long, but I promise it is worth the viewing time. I don’t really want to say too much. Enjoy! xo Read more…

amazing rules to live by…

…from the mouth of a thirteen-year-old

Yesterday I was perusing Facebook after an entire weekend spent computer-free, and I came across a post that my cousin Katherine had put up.  First of all, this little spitfire is such a cutie.  She is glam, she is savvy, and she is my little mini-me. Read more…

lovely links: 2.10.12

I am in Dallas, off to a slew of doctors appointments, and then more importantly meeting up with Molly and then wedding wedding wedding on Saturday.  Oh the food we shall sample. Oh the plans we shall make. xo Read more…

ode to casey

I fell in love with Casey’s work over a year ago.  Last week, when I was in Dallas convalescing, I opened up Hello Love Photography and gushed again over Casey’s photo, this time with my mom. I love how Casey and her husband, Troy, run the business together and seem to compliment each other so well.  On a personal note, when I changed my wedding date because I was so early in recovery I didn’t think I could handle the planning, I was completely honest with Casey, and she was genuine and supportive.  I am excited to have someone photographing the wedding who knows all about the blood, sweat, and tears from the last year.  A couple of days ago Casey posted up a favorite moments of 2011 and they were divine. I also love the sweet way the portfolio is put together.  These photos are from Sami and Nick’s wedding.  I don’t know anything about the couple, but looking at the photos I am guessing they are super fun, fabulous, and that Sami is a girlie girl after my own heart.
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must see documentaries

You might have noticed I have been knocked off my feet for two weeks, sick in bed.  Ah yes, it sounds delightful, right?  Spending all your time watching TV, reading, sleeping, shopping online. Well, it’s not.  I started to develop cabin fever pretty quickly.  When your head hurts and you feel like crap, your book or movie has to be really engrossing to keep your attention off pathetic self-pitying thoughts.  In case you find yourself in this predicament, here are 15 awesome documentaries to try out.  Most of these aren’t that recent, but they are tried and true. Please tell me, what are your favorites?
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