Friday, July 30, 2010

Peony Love.

Peony school?  Fly me to New York and sign me up!  

The Little Flower School, via Saipua.

One year and five days ago...

...the best day.

And what a great year it's been. :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Poofy veils. I heart them. I considered my wedding veil to be poofy, but looking at these, I wish I had gone for a little more lift!! Don't they just look like clouds of joy?

{Images 1,2: Milwaukee Wedding from StyleMePretty; Image 3: weddingbee; Image 4: Cheree and Jeff's Wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings; Images 5, 6: Lo Boheme}

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Baby find.

Loving this cute little mobile from The Land of Nod. What relevance, you may ask, does this have? Well, all...we're having a baby. Some of you may know this, others may not. But it is true. I am 15 weeks and 2 days along today. Woah. It's been quite a crazy ride these past few months. We found out only weeks before I was to start PA school, so it was quite a surprise. I was able to defer school a year, and we're so thankful for that. The process itself was hard emotionally, but really smooth logistically. Although this wasn't in our plan, I'm confident it's in the Lord's plan. And He's never let me down. I know there will continue to be ups and downs through the coming months, but I've been clinging to this scripture for truth:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
(Isaiah 55:8-9)

Looking back on the past years, I can't imagine things having gone any other way, and so much of it was not my exact plan. I never knew I would return home to Carbondale, let alone meet my husband here. I never thought I would go back to school, let alone make it into PA school. But it's all been wonderful. So, knowing this and God's nature, I can be excited for things to come. Because it's a pretty exciting thing. Come January, we'll be happy to welcome a new little member to our family. :)


I stumbled upon these "crystal" chiavari chairs in a wedding magazine last week (don't judge), and thought they were pretty stunning. I love chiavari chairs, but I had never seen this rendition before. I still think actual "ghost chairs" might beat them, but they're beautiful.

A "crystal" chiavari chair.
A "ghost" chair.

...and proof why ghost chairs are incredible...
(Last two images from the Martha Stewart Weddings Today Show wedding)

Yet again amazed.

I know I fell in love with Betsy Dunlap's "Lucy and Orla" tattoo, but this one (posted on her blog) is almost more incredible. It's just gorgeous.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In the words of Liz Lemon...
"I want to go to there."
Santorini, Greece. I believe this is one of my life goals.

Summer Reading.

Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin...I don't know how I feel about this book after reading it. I really had trouble liking the main character, which made it hard to relate at points.
And, inspired by Erin's post on Elizabeth Berg, I picked up Range of Motion off the shelf. Apparently I had planned on reading it a few years ago. It was so incredibly good. I definitely want to read more of her books soon.
Now, I'm in process of reading The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve. So far, it's pretty incredible and I can't wait to finish!
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