Archive for September, 2008

cozy new threads

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

As I pulled up to my front door this afternoon, this pretty little ditty was sitting inside a Pottery Barn box just waiting for me to tear into it and lay it across my bed. Who doesn’t LOVE their bed? The more cozy it gets, the harder I pray each morning for just [...]

sophisticated country wedding series: 5: ring bearing nest

Friday, September 26th, 2008

It just didn’t fit. Not the scene, not the theme…a pillow seemed too fancy, too frilly. But what would we use? A bird cage? No…too big and distracting. A bird house? No…too boxy and just not that cute. Ah ha! A bird nest! That’s just what we had our handsome ring bearer carry down the [...]

sophisticated country wedding series: 4: pumpkin wine bucket

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Ah…the things you can do with a pumpkin. The possibilities are endless!! Take, for example, this fall inspired wine bottle display. Perfect for a wedding reception in a hay filled barn. I conned my brother and Eric’s best man into carving a few of these out for me the day before [...]

sophisticated country wedding series: 3: programs

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Does every wedding ceremony need a program? Certainly not. As a wedding guest, you pretty much know what to expect…they walk down the isle, everyone “oo’s and ah’s,” you listen to a few sentimental words, everyone “oo’s and ah’s,” they say “I do,”everyone oo’s and ah’s,” they walk back up the isle, everyone…well, [...]

after school special

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

My most favorite after school activity (I am an educational Speech/Language Pathologist) is to “B-line” it in the direction of the closest craft/fabric store with my teacher/crafters annonymous friend in pull (please note that it doesn’t take much tugging on her end). Just this week, we participated in this routine with great enthusiasm. [...]

sophisticated country wedding series: 2: boutineers

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

By the looks of my blog, it comes as no surprise that, well…I like birds. The idea of having a nature, bird, outdoors themed wedding only seemed suitable considering the fact that our ceremony would be held outside and on a farm. While flipping through a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, I came across the idea [...]

sophisticated country wedding series: 1: intro

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

In just under one month from now, Eric and I will no longer hold the title of “newlyweds.” We will celebrate our one year anniversary. We’ll be an old married couple! Our wedding was held on a sheep farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. We had, what I like to call, a [...]

slideshow freebies

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Take a look to the right of my screen. Notice anything new? Scrolling pictures of my most recent creations! I have posted about each of these projects in the past but thought that it would be fun to be reminded of them more often. You never know, maybe something will catch your eye and spark [...]

28 years

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

28 years ago today, my mom and dad joined their hearts and lives together forever. They made a promise to love each other always and to never give up on one another. They’ve done just that. Thanks for showing me how to love and how to be loved. Happy Anniversary Mom [...]

a “flash” from the past

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I was going through some old pictures today and came across these silly shots and thought that it would be fun to share them. This is me (age 12), my brother, Logan (age 8), and our dear mom.
Is that a two headed monster?
I remember trying to plan each pose just before the [...]

from drab to fab

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

For the past year, I have been shifting these pillows from one corner of the closet to the next. They have been nothing but IN THE WAY. When I purchased my very first couch about nine months ago, these came with it. While I love the couch, I’ve always hated these pillows. [...]

clutter control

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I’m always looking for fun ways to use scrap fabric. My mom used this lovely polka-dot fabric to make me a skirt when I was in college and I’ve been holding on to the remains for quite some time now just wondering what to do with it. So, I decided to make a [...]

black and white party time

Friday, September 5th, 2008

I returned home today to find a lovely flower arrangement waiting to greet me with a note that read…”I never properly thanked you for the beautiful shower and wonderful reading at the wedding. I feel so honored to have you as my cuz. Hope these add a little color to your day! [...]

the thing with feathers

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Emily Dickinson wrote “hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, that sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” Over the past few months, I’ve had to dig pretty deep to find that hope. But sure enough, there it is, faithful and true. No matter how hard life [...]

summer’s end

Monday, September 1st, 2008

So long sweet summer…you’ve allowed me to grow yet again. I stand here looking forward to fall days and remembering not to forget the teachings I have come to receive. May future wisdom be gentle and kind.