Monday, December 27, 2010

auld lang syne

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I have a big week ahead of me... filled with lounging, book reading and if I'm feeling industrious, a yoga class or two. On Thursday Kiwi and I are heading up to Pinetop to spend a cozy and {hopefully} snowy New Year's Eve with friends. Here's to 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like...

{welcome home}

{joy to the world}

{our tiny tree}

{christmas crafting}

{tea time}

{christmas angel}

{the mantel, sans stockings}

{tasty treats}

{mmm, strawberry rhubarb}

{brown paper packages, tied up with string}

Now that finals and boards are over {hooray!} I can finally start to relax. The presents are wrapped, cookies have been baked and I went to see The Nutcracker with my mom and little sister. I can't wait for Midnight Mass with my family and brunch on Christmas morning. Christmas, I heart you.

Monday, December 13, 2010

my christmas wish list

A subscription to Martha Stewart Living... A little Martha every month, delivered right to your mailbox.

New Silver Morocco TOMS... to replace my Glitters that I have literally worn to pieces.

A new yoga towel from Lululemon... A friendly reminder that I need to get back to Bikram classes asap!

And finally, an iPhone of my very own... because I am dying to get my hands on the Hipstamatic App.

I thought I would take a break from studying for finals {3 down, 2 to go!} to compile a little Christmas wish list for Santa.

*What's on your wish list this year?

Monday, December 6, 2010

nothing is impossible

{found here}

I am up to my eyeballs in projects, papers and studying for my first set of dental hygiene board exams. I saw this little message and thought it would make a good mantra for this week. Come on Monday, let's dance.

Monday, November 29, 2010

give thanks

{carving the bird}

{the dessert spread}

{love and laughter}

{sweet cousin}



{sunset at Thundercloud}

"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy."
-Ralph H. Blum

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 22, 2010

table setting made easy

I swear I blinked and all of a sudden it was the end of November! With Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I would share this handy dandy table setting chart with you. Who knew one person could use so much cutlery!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

photo fun with aimee hill

My sweet friend Aimee is a fabulous photographer. So when she was looking for couples to do a few fun photo shoots, we volunteered ASAP. The shoot coincided with our paper anniversary so we had some fun with fortune cookies and the fuji instax mini. You can check out her website and more of her darling photos here. Thanks Aimee! We had a blast and the photos are gorgeous. You rock.

*I promise we will return to regularly scheduled (non-anniversary related) programming, effective immediately after this post. Thanks for humoring me guys.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

an airborne anniversary

{i heart hot air balloon rides}

{setting up}

{away we go}

{arizona from the air}

{hold on tight}

{blue skies}

{cheers to a wonderful anniversary}

Kiwi surprised me with a hot air balloon ride for our anniversary! It was so peaceful and still floating up in the air.... I didn't want to come down. Up, up and away!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

this marriage

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcome as the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage.


Happy one year anniversary my love.

Monday, November 1, 2010

all hallows eve

{pumpkin brownies}

{caramel apples}

{a pair of pumpkins}

{memoirs of a geisha}

{rapper's delight}

A few photos from our Halloween party this past weekend... I made caramel apples and dressed up as a geisha. Kiwi went old school with an homage to Run DMC and we both ate our weight in candy corn. Halloween, I heart you.

*Did you dress up for Halloween this year?

Monday, October 25, 2010

spanish wine glasses

How perfect are these little stemless Spanish wine glasses? I spotted them a few days ago on Remodelista and I can't stop thinking about them. They would be amazing for parties.... just add some tapas and you're good to go!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

more from the farm

{windmill with sunbeams}

{sweet luke}

{you are never too old to ride the swings}

{pumpkins galore}

Just a few more photos from our trip to Schnepf Farms... I can't wait to carve my pumpkin!

Monday, October 18, 2010

sneak peek: a trip to schnepf farms

{boy meets goat}

{boy loves goat}

{clearly, this boy needs a pet goat}

Over the weekend I got to tag-along with my friend Christy and her sweet family on a trip to Schnepf Farms. Here is a little sneak peek from the petting zoo.... I'm warning you, it will only get more adorable from here on out. I'll post more photos from our little adventure later this week!

Monday, October 11, 2010

lumberjack love

I went to a birthday party over the weekend and everywhere I looked I saw the most adorable plaid prints. Normally I'm not big on plaid but I asked some of the girls where they got their outfits from and it turns out, they were both from Old Navy! Needless to say, I booked it to the nearest O.N. and snagged this sweet little shirtdress for five bucks!

*I'm thinking of belting it and wearing it with some cute flats for a more feminine feel. What would you wear it with?