Friday, September 30, 2011

summer re-cap

I thought it would be fun to do a little summer 2011 re-cap list. I feel I'm a tad late, but it's better late than never. So here goes....

This summer we:

+ ate ridiculous amounts of frozen yogurt, Jimmy Johns sandwiches & burritos
+ watched every single re-run of How I Met Your Mother, it was legen --- wait for it ---- dary!!! 
+ had work schedules that allowed us to workout together in the middle of the day (I so loved this)
+ witnessed the beauty of amazing sunsets (see above photo) on more than one occasion
+ cried the saddest, most heartbreaking tears but then cried the happiest, most joyful tears exactly 2 months later
+ took full advantage of Regal Theaters $5 Tuesday movie nights
+ stayed up way past our bedtime most nights
+ began making new holiday traditions for our little family
+ got to see Florence & the Machine live (ahhhhmazing)
+ went to the midnight showing of the last Harry Potter movie 
+ made some fun home decor changes, herehere & here
+ celebrated my blog's one year anniversary & then took a little vacay from blogging for the whole month of August 
+ spent an amazing summer day up in Helen, Ga with friends tubing down the Chattahoochie
+ had our California trip all planned & ready to go only to have to cancel at the very last minute (kind of a long story that involved a trip to the emergency vet with our Razzle because she consumed a 16 inch piece of braided is that even possible you ask?! I'll spare you the gory details but she's completely fine now. Still naughty but fine.) 
+ realized that sometimes the let down of having to change big plans like the aforementioned occasion can lead to much, much bigger & better things....funny how life works out like that. 

Overall my summer was amazing. I wouldn't trade it for anything because I got to spend it with my Creed. We have been making some big decisions about our future in the past couple of weeks. This has involved long late night discussions & a lot of what if's & up in the air's (I will share soon when we get a better grasp on everything). I couldn't be happier or more excited with where our life is headed. I just need to remember to breathe & enjoy every second of it. It seems to go by so fast! Happpy Fall!! hugs & cheek pecks!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

slightly obsessed...bicycles

We have had a few days lately where the weather has been slightly cooler & there was the hint of a Fall breeze. It got me thinking about bicycles & how nice it would be to have one to ride around on when the weather finally gets bearable. 

I decided to do a little "window shopping" to see what kind of bikes were out there & happened to  land on Schwinn's website. I am really in love with Schwinn's "classic" look. These are going on my wishlist for sure! They have so many cute bikes to choose are some of my favorites, along with some fun bike accessories, to get you obsessed as well.  (how fun is the tandem bike?!?) 

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Featured in Fall Buyer's Guide!

I am so incredibly thrilled that a pair of my Mr. Mustache baby booties were featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine's Fall Buyers Guide! It's such a HUGE honor & feels like such an amazing accomplishment! It should be on newsstands now, check it out!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

head to toe - fall wardrobe wish list

I'm a little excited about Fall, can ya tell?!?  I can't wait to wear layers! I love the idea of cute hats, flowy blouses & suspenders with flared jeans & a cute cardigan. Here is a little wish list of some fall staples that I would love to add to my wardrobe!  

cardigans: 1. maritime blazer - jcrew, 2. perfect fit mixed tape cardigan - jcrew
suspenders: 1. BDG skinny elastic suspenders - UO, unisex suspender - american apparel
tops: 1. shelby blouse - anthro, 2. wrap around blouse, anthro, 
tops: 3. polka dot top - f21, 4. giraffe print chiffon blouse - f21
pants: 1. buckle trouser jeans - gap,  2. 1969 long & lean jeans - gap

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Friday, September 2, 2011

camera purse diy

I have been wanting a prettier & easier camera bag/purse to carry around with me because I always get worried I'm going to mess up my camera by letting it just bounce around in my normal purse. 

So.....I made one.  I bought a decent size bag from Target (my purses are usually big) & made a little padded insert to turn it into a camera bag & TADA!!! it works perfect. It will be the perfect tote to travel with, as there is plenty of room for my kindle, wallet & all my other purse do-dads. The insert is removable if I ever decide to change it out.

I used this tutorial from Tales of the Wife.  It was super simple to make! I have room for my camera (fits in the empty spot on the right), one extra lens & a film camera (like my instax or mini diana).  My kindle fits down the side & there is about 5 or 6 inches on the top to place my wallet & sunglasses.

I'm so pleased with how it turned out & love that the bag has the shorter handles along with the shoulder strap. This little project definitely gave me the sewing bug so I can't wait to try my hand at sewing some more projects this fall!  Happy Friday!! 
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm BACK! :)

Hello! I took a small blog-cation for the month of August, did-ya miss me?!? Well no worries because I'm back & excited about the month of September & Fall in general. It's my favorite time of the year, after all. 

We had a pretty fun summer, at the beginning of August we took a little day trip up to Helen, GA & participated in the very southern ritual of tubing down the Chattahoochee River.  It was really a fun summer day, spent with some great friends. Helen is a cute little tourist-y town that is made to look like a Bavarian Alpine village. They have an amazing Oktoberfest (that I have yet to attend, because it's usually crazy packed with people) & there are cobblestone paths, horse-drawn carriages & amazing little candy shops full of candied apples & delicious fudge.  I only had time to snap a few shots of the sweet little town before we hopped in our tubes (without my un-waterproofed camera) & floated down the river! 

Looking forward to saying goodbye to this summer heat & greeting the Fall season with open arms! Especially our upcoming California trip, I can hardly wait!

Don't forget to say "rabbit rabbit white rabbit" today for good luck! Happy September! 

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