April 28, 2009

Honeymoon tickets....check.

Vinalhaven pic courtesy of Kevin Flaming @ CORBIS

Thank goodness for airline miles - I just got our tickets to Boston for our honeymoon to Maine for a total of only $270!! Yay!! I'm getting SOOO excited about it. We're both looking forward to our New England escape...kayaking, hiking, chillin' in the cottage eating lots of lobster, and swimming in the ocean and the fresh water quarries. Is it September 8th yet??

Vintage picnic

I LOVE some of the things in this inspiration board from Snippet & Ink. The oak tree ribbons, the photo "gallery", and the flowers in vintage cans. It's a little too much picnic, rather than country, but I still want to incorporate some of these things into my wedding....

Top row from left: beribboned tree, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Ericka McConnell, family photo clothesline display by Nicole Hill
Row 2: ring pillows from Martha Stewart Weddings, dessert table photo by One Love Photo, flowers in tin can vases via Earth Friendly Weddings, vintage stamps from Chelsea Fuss via Once Wed
Row 3: picnic blankets via Oh Happy Day, picnic meal on Mottahedeh tin plates, sodas from Kate Parker Weddings
Row 4: tart photo by Valls Photographic, flowers via Toast & Tables, photo by Liz Banfield via The Bride's Cafe, bride with roses in her hair via Black Eiffel

April 25, 2009

My inspiration board

I can't believe I haven't posted this yet, but here ya go!

p.s. I didn't keep track of where these pics are from, so please, let me know if you'd like the credit!

April 24, 2009

Could this be it?

Another option, courtesy of Anthropologie. I'm actually pretty excited about this dress, and am gonna try it on as soon as I get off of work today. I know it's a little casual, but it's sooo me!

April 22, 2009

Back to the grind...

my dream dress

Paul and I got back from Philly on Monday afternoon, and I'm still not back to speed yet - maybe I'm jetlagged or just tired? Anyway, we had a good time in Philly with all of his family, despite the very sad circumstances. The trip went somewhat smoothly, despite our 4am arrival in Philly last Friday morning (yeah, that was NOT fun!)

We returned to a very HOT bay area - it's been in the high 80's/90's in the bay which is very unusual for this time of year. Jazzy and Uintah have stopped sleeping in the bed, and are either in front of the fan or on the linoleum all day long. I was thinking about shaving them, but maybe that's not such a great idea?

In other news, this weekend my mom is coming down and we're going for a 2nd round of wedding gown shopping. Yippee! (I'm saying that very sarcastically). Even though I did have a pleasant experience last time, I'm just ready for it to be over (the dress shopping, that is). I already found the dress of my dreams, but it's way beyond the budget. Oh well, wish me luck this weekend!

April 15, 2009

Back soon

We're leaving on a sad, unexpected trip to Philly tomorrow - Paul's grandmother passed away on Monday. It'll be good to be out there with his family, and I'm glad that I have the ability to go out there with him to support him...

Be back next week!

April 14, 2009

Cat Bed

I just love this idea for a recycled cat bed, from etsy seller vintage renaissance. Do you think Uintah and Jazzy would fit in there?

April 8, 2009

Some more inspiration

Since I pretty much have my wedding all planned out, I'm trying not to be distracted by the amazing DIY wedding blogs out there. There are just so many fun ideas that I want to take them all! Snippet and Ink has done it again...a bluegrass-inspired inspiration board. Makes me wanna start dancing to Old Crow Medicine Show!

Top row from left: sweet tea photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, chandelier from Brides, save the date by Ceci New York, suit via Paper + Cup
Row 2: bouquet via The Bride's Guide, sweet tea photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, dogwood cake and getaway buggy both from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: photo by Punam Bean, dress from Brides, envelope with dogwood stamps from Martha Stewart Weddings via Brooklyn Bride
Row 4: flower girl dogwood wreath from Brides, "Thanks Y'all" favors from Knottie AliKay, steel guitar photo by Abigail Seymour, table number photo by Leigh Miller

April 7, 2009

Engagement photos

Paul and I are getting our engagement pics taken in a few weeks, and I'm totally inspired by these images:

Simply Bloom Photography

Matthew Morgan (he's AWESOME!)

April 2, 2009

I'll say hi to Barack for you....

I'm so excited to be in DC, for the first time since the new administration has taken office. I'm here for NWP's annual Spring Meeting - my favorite event of the year, when teachers from across the country come to talk to their legislators about supporting funding for the NWP. That part is the most amazing part, but I have to admit that hangin' out in DC is pretty cool as well. I'm really looking forward to seeing the new American History Museum (it was being renovated when I was there last year), and of course, hopefully a glimpse at the new White House garden. Thanks, Michelle!

April 1, 2009

I want to make these

...cute little kimono shoes for the upcoming surge of babies in my life. I swear, I think it's in the water!

Thanks Aimee of Home Spun Threads!