June 17, 2010

I'm back!

...with no photos of our new house, unfortunately! This past week has been full of red bull & coffee, take out food, lots of brown boxes, and everything MOVING related! I'm happy to report we're fully moved in and STOKED on our new diggs. Can't wait for you all to visit!

And, in true Shannon fashion, I'm heading out of town (...just as soon as I've moved in, I'm gone!) I'm teaching a junior whitewater school on the Green River in Utah. I can't wait! I haven't been to Utah in 3 years, so I'm really looking forward to floating Desolation Canyon.

Tata for now, friends. I promise to return with TONS of pics, both from the house and of my trip. Happy Summer!

June 10, 2010

It's official: We're moving!

Yay! After a last minute effort that required running-around-like-a-chicken-with-my-head-cut-off, the house is ours! Guess what we're up to this weekend??

June 9, 2010

Wedding inspiration

It's too bad I already got married...because I would have totally used this wedding as serious inspiration!

from d*s

June 8, 2010

Project complete!

Speaking of bridal showers...some of you may remember that my mom, step-mom, and I held a bridal shower for my soon-to-be-sister-in-law Dana. One of the activities that we did was have everyone write down "words of wisdom" for Dana on business-card sized notecards. I took all of these treasures and made them to a really cute accordion book. Take a look!

The accordion book and cards were from papersource, while I got all of the paper from Michaels. I'm very proud of my cute book and I hope you all enjoy seeing the final product!

June 7, 2010

Recovering from my Weekend High

It's Monday....Mondays are always really hard for me (for everyone I'm assuming!), but this Monday has been especially hard because I had an EPIC weekend. We 1)signed papers on our new house and 2)met Tom Petty! Friggin' amazing...words can't describe the past few days. While I won't bore you with all of the details, I do want to share a few things...

1) Music (live music) is an extremely spiritual thing for me. Though I'm not a religious (or really spiritual) person, there's just something about live music that hits me hard, deep down to my bones! I have rarely had as much adrenaline going through my veins than I did on Saturday night at the show (other than my wedding, of course!) I had the same experience during my 4 days at Bonnaroo in the summer of '05 as well...

2)Tom Petty still rocks the house! I don't like going to concerts in big venues, but when you have great seats you can't really complain. He played for a full 2 hours and ended with "American Girl." One of my favorite classics. He even played some of his new stuff and Paul and I both really liked it.

3)Don't lose your All Access Pass! Instead of getting backstage "necklaces", we got "Local Crew stickers". Great because we had all access, but bad because mine came off immediately and I almost started crying! Luckily it was just stuck on my purse. Whew, that was close!

4)Going backstage is all it's cracked up to be. Now, I was thinking we were going to be surrounded by groupies, photographers, and people who won backstage passes. This wasn't the case at all, in fact I may have become one of the groupies I made fun of. We were able to chill in the hospitality suite along with the band, and we even were introduced to Tom Petty himself. He was playing his guitar, cigarette in mouth, smiling from ear to ear. The image is forever in my head.

5)I want to be a rockstar.

June 4, 2010


I made a major score today at Crossroads: A brand new Banana Republic clutch and a cute polka dot summer skirt! I go there all of the time (it's right across the street from my work) and it's always hit or miss for me. I thought I'd go in today (looking for a Tom Petty concert outfit) and hit the jackpot. Not sure if I'll wear the skirt, but I'll bring the clutch for sure....

June 2, 2010

Bridal shower fun

My dear friend and co-worker Heather is getting married in August, and I was in charge of putting together her "at-work" bridal shower. We celebrate these things here at NWP (which is awesome), and I won't lie - I want my parties to be the best decorated. Is that bad?

Anyway I used the garland I made for Dana's shower as my inspiration....

banner with Martha tissue poms


The crew (and my garland!)

The bride - and the "love" button I made her (it's better than a tiara, right??)

Kitchen inspiration

I want my kitchen to look like this!

from Design Sponge

P.S. it's almost summer, and that means it's time to change my template. I haven't found anything I'm totally in love with, but these fun owls will do for now...

June 1, 2010

Tonight for Dinner

Asparagus, cheese, and bread? Count me in!

shaved asparagus pizza by smittenkitchen

I'll let you know how it turns out....