Monday, November 30, 2009

sweet november

for each new morning with its light,
for rest and shelter of the night,
for health and food, for love and friends,
for everything thy goodness sends.
-ralph waldo emerson

thanksgiving was wonderful. november, i heart you.

(all photos by yours truly)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

happy {early} thanksgiving!

happy {early} thanksgiving! kiwi and i are heading up north to spend some time with my family at the cabin. i am looking forward to reading books, drinking wine and playing board games. i am going to attempt to make this as my contribution to the thanksgiving table. we'll see how it goes.

*did you see nie nie on the today show? that family never fails to inspire me... a little reminder of all that i have to be thankful for.

(photos via gourmet...i'm printing recipes like a mad woman before the site gets taken down)

Monday, November 23, 2009


soooo i saw this movie over the weekend. am i proud of it? no, but i will admit that i {secretly} enjoyed it. more than anything it gave me the overwhelming urge to layer, layer, layer. i'm pretty much ready to pack up and move to the pacific northwest. the desert is finally starting to cool down and i can't wait to start shopping for winter coats and cardigans.

*j. crew you may not be edgy, but you certainly look cozy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

it's friday, i'm in love

(image via the lovely jen gotch, lyrics via the cure)

"monday you can hold your head
tuesday wednesday stay in bed
or thursday watch the walls instead
it's friday i'm in love."

happy happy weekend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

the taste of fall

i've been feeling a bit under the weather lately... all the wedding excitement/ activities/ visitors have left me totally worn out. all i want to do is snuggle up on the couch with kiwi and a bowl of this amazing butternut squash soup. mmmm.

(recipe and photo via 101 cookbooks)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

happily ever after

the wedding was amazing... everything we could have ever dreamed of and more. kiwi and i are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends. i can't wait to share the details... the mountains, mexican food, photo booth, sangria and breakdancing, just to name a few. but for now, we are loving married life.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

the first day of forever

today i am marrying my best friend and the love of my life.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

capturing the look of love

i got the chance to chat with our adorable wedding photographer yesterday... and i have to say, talking with her for just a few minutes made me ridiculously excited for our wedding day! these are a few of my personal favorites from her amazingly talented portfolio.

*not only is she one of the sweetest girls alive, her photos are out of this world. check her out here and here. go now. you won't be disappointed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

just desserts

in lieu of a multi level, fondant covered, behemoth of a wedding cake... kiwi and i are going with a sweet little bundt cake and lemon bars for the guests.

*i am really hoping kiwi doesn't try to shove cake in my face. keep your fingers crossed!

(image via my beloved gourmet, i am so sad to see you go)