Friday, June 26, 2009

and we're off...

"turn off the t.v. and live your life"

and so begins our south america adventure! i can't wait to see machu picchu, some llamas and have some amazing new experiences with some amazing friends.

**i'm going to miss kiwi... but only a teensy bit.

(image shamelessly pilfered from a friend's recent south america trip)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

apartment therapy

i'm a sucker for an urban outfitter's sale... i thought this medallion rug, chalkboard decal and french shower curtain needed to come and live with me.
*i really need to stop online shopping.
(images via urban outfitters)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

say cheese!

i confirmed the booking of our wedding photobooth today! i am pretty darn excited to see our friends and family strike a pose.

*the wedding is now officially five months away. yay!
(image via snippet & ink)

Monday, June 15, 2009

library lust

maybe one day my house will look like this... i would love to live in a space surrounded by my books.
*my library lust was fueled by by these lovely bookcase alternatives from uncommon goods.
(images via sfgirlbybay)

Saturday, June 13, 2009


i am utterly and unabashedly addicted to true blood. kiwi and i are watching season one marathon style all. weekend. long. can't wait for season two. 
*how is it possible that i have only just discovered this? i guess that's what happens when you don't have cable.
(image found here)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

thank you

today i am getting down to the business of writing my birthday thank you notes. i realized that i have some pretty amazing friends and family.... a make your own sushi party, homemade pinata, pool time with the family, wine tasting and theatre tickets... i realized i am truly blessed. can't wait to see what this year brings.

(image found here)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

la vida es un carnival

i've been a bad bride. haven't been thinking much about the wedding lately... but today i was struck by these amazing wedding photos over at snippet & ink. i'm a sucker for a bride with flowers in her hair and a little latin sass.
*using a 400 year old hacienda as your backdrop doesn't hurt either.
(images via snippet & ink)

Monday, June 8, 2009

waiting on the world to change

it just hit me that my life is changing. rapidly. irrevocably.
i just turned 24. my roommate moved to boston this weekend. i'm training my replacement at work. we leave for south america in three weeks. the wedding is in five months. i start school in august. it's all happening so fast.

*whoa. deep breaths.

(image via ffffound!)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

25 before 25

25 before 25

1. tell kiwi i love him every. single. day
2. buy fresh flowers once a month
3. go on a wine tour
4. take my grandparents out to lunch
5. take a photography class (actually learn how to use the rebel)
6. cultivate my "french closet"
7. get married (!)
8. read. read. read. (specifically: NPR’s summer reading list and meg’s book club)
9. remember to tell my family how amazing i think they are
10. start going to church again
11. master five new recipes from gourmet (kiwi is getting tired of lasagna)
12. check out artlink first fridays
13. order beautiful, personalized stationary
14. write my grandmother letters, not emails
15. travel to a new country (south america this summer, bali for the honeymoon)
16. put money in our travel fund every month (see above)
17. buy organic
18. find a hobby to replace the void left by rugby ( i really miss playing)
19. go to the opera
20. archive/ organize/ print my photos
21. make it through my first year of dental hygiene school
22. go on a picnic
23. learn to love salads
24. take a salsa dancing class
25. throw a fabulous dinner party

*i can't wait to get started.
(photo via ffffound!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

young at heart

today is my birthday! i am officially 24. does that qualify as being a grown up? i think 24 is going to be a very good year.
*i've got something in the works for tomorrow...i am working on a little list of my own.
(image found here )