Saturday, December 29, 2012

81 years of memories

I saw this post on Abbey's blog, and it led me here. Sixty years of memories inspired me to do something similar for my Mammie. Her birthday is 5 days after my Grandpa's and after losing him last fall I knew this would be a rough birthday for her. Her face was absolutely priceless when she saw her kitchen table covered with 81 jars full of notes, stories, old photos, and little mementos from family and friends.

I love this lady with all my heart. She made me who I am today

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

the rockstar

I am missing this lady a lot lately. I don't know if it's because her birthday would have been on Saturday, or the wedding planning and thinking about how supportive and excited she would have been with the whole process. My Mam-maw passed away the summer after I graduated high school, and now looking back I wish I would have savored every moment with her. Every kiss, every poached egg breakfast she made me. If wish I would have asked her a million questions and hugged her a little tighter. I realized this morning I can't recall the sound of her voice anymore, and that makes my heart hurt a little. 

wasn't she beautiful?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chalkboard Kitchen and a Date

We turned Chris's kitchen into a giant chalk board. Probably not the best idea for a girl with ADHD since I can't stop drawing on everything. and we finally set a wedding date, church and venue booked. Now for the long list of everything else! {241 days to go till the hitching}

what we used:
+ Chalkboard paint
+ 1 gallon of flat black interior paint
+ Countertop paint
+ Crayola Chalk

+Ready Set Go stamps and Hero Arts Neon Ink it the top right photo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

whitetrash whimsy

my most recent, random (a little impractical) house whims

1. Curtains outside. Sunshine yellow preferably

what happened to this show on Bravo?

2. A swing inside. Because that's just fun.

3. teepee. more grown up than a blanket fort. the photo wallpaper is just a bonus

4. Pretty painted stairs

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Random Whimsy

just a few things I'm head over heels in love with today.

remember the topsy tail? 
{found via wit + delight}

pink sparkle shorts. so not practical but so I still want them. 
brainstorming Halloween costumes already and its only August.

Fall is coming. I despise coffee but this photo makes me want to learn to like it.
found via Con-fetti

My mom and dad need to have a motto like this for our farm
The Resort at Paw’s Up (via bash, please: The Resort at Paw’s Up)

gray polka. Bre's style post makes me miss the GAP

this clutch is plaid perfection. and the shop styling is blowing my mind.
{via etsy shop Romawinkel}

what are you loving lately?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

because goats are cute

Growing up we had cows. lambs. horses. a random donkey (that used to chase us up and down the fence row. I hated that thing). But we never had a goat. My sister in law has several and they are so flipping adorable. Then I saw this. Buttermilk just increased my goat infatuation by 99%. and he has a facebook page. And does charity. kind of a Goat rockstar.

other goat cuteness
- If scout was a goat she would look like this
- in a tower
-at a wedding
-and another wedding

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

wedding dress shopping

I realized a few things when I went wedding gown shopping with my Mom and Grandma this past Sunday. 
1. you probably won't like the 1st dress you put on. That only happens on tv and/or to people who are crazy euphorically blinded by love and not ocd like me.
2. those dresses are heavy! who in the hell wants to wear a 50 lb dress all day? Does your body hurt the next day? Is that how pregnant people feel?
3. My dream dress only exists on etsy and the bhldn website.
4. I am strangely comfortable letting random salesladies see me in my underwear
5. no matter how much you pin a size 12 (or 20) it isn't going to look or fit like a 2. Imagination is key.
6. I look horrendous in anything  mermaid-ish or fishtail like. And that makes me sad because Ariel was always my favorite. 

I put a deposit down on a gown but it's a champagne / gold color. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the notion of not wearing white or ivory. Thoughts?
{not my dress of course}

photos linked to origin here

Thursday, July 12, 2012

maybe plans and someday dreams

we've been looking at this house. hoping we can buy it at auction this weekend. but now it's probably not going to happen. (due to real estate terms of sale I don't fully understand, and I tie my brain in knots trying to). Goodbye orange doors and metal glider of my dreams. 

if wishes were horses, I'd have a ranch 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Scraptastic July 6

It is New Release day over at One Story Down and The Lilypad

Please Click on the photos to read full credits. 

I can't believe I've only had my ScoutShine for only 2 years. Can't imagine life with out her snuggles.

love my beau. 
and these Ombre Painted Papers by Rebecca. She has matching Journal Cards in the shop too.

{love this Smore collab and all of it's woodgrain goodness}

and over at The Lilypad Michelle released a fun grab bag full of paint, spritz's, and cardboard to celebrate her official debut .

and BYOC goodies from Amy and Michelle

Happy Friday!!!