Ellie's first birthday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Today is my little Ellie's 1st Birthday!!!! Look how itty bitty she was just a year ago before she came home with us! And in hopes that she will learn to calm down one of these days and just chill, she is getting her very first big girl doggie bed.

weekend re-cap times two

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It has been a serious whirlwind since we left for NYC. What an amazing trip...and I'm engaged!

Here are a few pictures from New York of Joe and I, our old street corner, and central park.

Then, we were home for only three days before we turned around and went to my parents for Thanksgiving. Just about all of my extended family came for Thanksgiving, so there was a lot of celebrating!

And now I am in the thick of wedding planning and trying to book a venue, because apparently everything fills up fast!

NYC in the AM

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Joe and I are finally returning to our old stomping grounds in the morning. I am very excited for a three-day weekend in NYC! We haven't planned too much, so I am hoping to check out a few new places in the city and enjoy a mini-vacation.

Have a great weekend!!!

lessons learned

Monday, November 12, 2012

It was a much needed quiet weekend around our house, and I'm glad to say that I only froze until Saturday evening when Joe got home and got the heat working again! We are both a little embarrassed to admit that the heat stopped working due to a dirty air filter in the floor. Seriously, it hasn't been that long since we changed the filter, so it is much more sensitive than I had imagined.

It was also brought to my attention this weekend by my sweet boyfriend that our house didn't feel that homey and he is right. Our walls are a little bare, even though we have plenty of things to hang sitting in the bottom of a closet, and our hardwoods totally lack rugs, so I am going to stop focusing on the big picture and spend a little more time turning our cute little house into a home. So I am on a serious hunt for rugs and here are a few pictures of things I am liking so far...

West Elm

I really love the look of this whole living room and I have been thinking of a rug more like this anyway, so maybe the above one would be better in the dining room.

There is also the option to make less decisions go for the layer look, above, and below. This is for people with decision-making anxiety like me.

Pinterest, again.

colder weather

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yes, the title of this post is from a Zac Brown Band song. A band that I will be seeing from the VIP section of Madison Square Garden in exactly a week. Perks of the boyfriend's job.

The title of this post also has a not so exciting meaning. It is cold in my house. Like 61 degrees at the moment. It seems that our heat decided not to work last night. Of course, on a Friday night in November when every company I call seems to be booked until December. Awesome. Apparently, my boyfriend's dad is owed a favor by a guy that can come check it out. Sounds a little mafioso-like to me, but anything for heat.

In other news, it seems that the hunt for the perfect black dress has become the hunt for the perfect black boot in my world. These are pretty perfect. Now who makes them?

found here


Sunday, November 4, 2012

I was just thinking yesterday that I couldn't believe that it was already November 3rd. Well, I guess that it is no joke that time really flies by, plus the last few weeks have been seriously busy.

Joe and I packed up the car and took the pups with us to Greensboro for a very quick 26-hour trip, but it was all worth it to see some of my very best friends and celebrate the engagement of Katie and Matt! I'm not sure if you can tell in the picture, but the hosts, the Matthews', have a seriously amazing outdoor fireplace, so I am trying to figure out how to incorporate something similar into our backyard.

I returned to work after this quick weekend trip, to work three very long days in preparation for a trip to Houston and Quilt Market. Sounds pretty dorky, but tell me that this isn't one of the most beautiful quilts you have ever seen.

It is made with Josephine Kimberling's Global Bazaar collection for Blend Fabrics and I am not sure that I will be able to partake on the task of making the quilt, but I will be finding someone to make it for me. It will look beyond amazing in my mint green office that I will be painting sometime soon.

And then, since the trade show took up last weekend, after working 12 days straight, I "volunteered" to help Joe with a work event that he had yesterday. It really wasn't too bad, but I am exhausted!