Sunday, June 26, 2011

Look what I made.

Mmm...glassy baby and peonies.

This was a hostess gift for my new boss' house warming party. That's right. My new boss. That, friends, means a new career.

I have so much more to share, but I have to catch my breath over here. Life's a little hectic. I promise more here soon! Wedding related, even. :)

Friday, June 3, 2011


Yes, I know that, much like milk glass, birdcages are a little cliché at weddings. But, again, I don't care because I love them. And I'm guessing that precisely zero of my guests have ever been to a wedding decorated with birdcages.

Enough with the chitty chat, here they are:

I heart them.

Apparently, so does my cat, although I think she might have been wondering where the birds were...and whether she could have a little snack.

I don't know exactly what I'll do with them just yet, but you know it'll be good!

Up next: Invitations!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

And then there was caramel corn.

No, really - it's the best caramel corn you've ever tasted. Hands down.

This photo doesn't even do it justice, but it is pretty enticing.

I made at least twice this amount for my neighbor's fundraiser for Homeboy Industries. She raised a bunch of money and it was awesome. And we "taste-tested" caramel corn. (It was worth the butter-induced stomach ache.)

Oh, and you should know that it didn't rain on our pretty heads during our engagement photos. Yay! Funny story about that... I mentioned to Chris that some people "prop" their enegagement sessions. He thought that might be odd, so I showed him some photos. All of a sudden he had prop ideas left and right! There were clothing changes and there was shopping to be done! (PS - this photo shoot was only supposed to last an hour!) I talked him down to only one clothing change. We started dressed in our finest - Chris looking dapper in a suit, me in a white top and a grey pinstriped pencil skirt. We were fake reading the Wall Street Journal. No, I can't make this stuff up. He loved every second of it. About half way in we ran to the car to change into our more casual beachy gear. It was then that we realized that I hadn't packed my pants. Or, heck, even my t-shirt. So either the rest of the shoot was going to be all boudoir-ey, or we had to stick with the suits. Needless to say we remained in our formal wear and still had a great time. I can't wait to get a look at the photos from Abbey! I promise to share!

Also, Chris bought me flowers for my dance recital a couple of weekends ago. So pretty. Chris and Serena picked out the the pink roses and one of the students bought me yellow tulips. The combination made for a lovely arrangement.

For those of you who actually read this far, you should know that I have invitations! Printed, even! I can't wait to share them with you once all the pieces come together. Hooray!