Thursday, January 29, 2009

I ♥ Wedding Paper Divas

Recently Wedding Paper Divas sent me samples of their wedding announcements, save the date cards, and wedding invitations for me to review. Last May Eric and I ordered our own wedding invitations from them and I was more than happy to have the chance to look at more of their products. Not to mention that I love cards, stationery, and pretty paper.
{sample save the date cards}

For me picking our invitations was a tough decision and I was so happy to find Wedding Paper Divas and discover their seaside elegance invitations. When they were delivered they could not have been more perfect for us. The weight and feel of their cardstock was the first thing I noticed when I opened my own invitations and samples they recently sent to me. I love the beautiful colors, designs, and fonts they use for everything from their bridal shower and rehearsal dinner invitations to the very important thank you cards. No detail is overlooked.
{sample wedding invitations}

{sample wedding announcement}

I could go on and on about all of their products, services including their custom wedding websites, and wonderful customer service {free proofs and shipping}. They truly have a style and price for everyone and they even have their own wedding blog, Diva Dialogues :)

And lastly my favorite :)
{our wedding invitation}

My Own Recipe Journal

This past weekend my friend {one of my bridesmaids too} came to visit and surprised me with this recipe journal from Williams Sonoma monogrammed with my initials :) I think this would make a great bridal shower or wedding gift too!


image from my mom

My brother just adopted a puppy from New Hope Cattle Dogs in Colorado. I can't wait to meet him :)

I ♥ This Dress

images from J.Crew

How pretty is this dress?! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Snowy Sunset

{our snowy sunset}

Snow Day

Last night we heard it might snow here in North Carolina but I didn't quite believe it. Eric woke me up before it was light out to show me the snow just in case it didn't stick. I am like a little kid and was so excited this morning to see the ground covered in snow. It's still snowing :)

{stomping around in my Uggs}

{snowy berries}

{snowy magnolia tree}

Friday, January 16, 2009

Nie Nie is Back

image from

Stephanie, her husband, and family are such an inspiration :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dried Bouquet

My mom surprised me with a dried bouquet from our wedding when I was home for Christmas :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christmas in Colorado

Unfortunately my pictures from Christmas were erased from my memory card when I saved them on my mom's computer. Luckily my mom sent me a CD with them that I received yesterday. Here are some moments from our Christmas in Colorado :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday Dinner

{macaroni and cheese}


We had pork chops too. I used the macaroni and cheese recipe from Martha Stewart Everyday Food {without ham} and the applesauce recipe came from allrecipes. On Christmas my sister saved the day and made this applesauce when we ran out butter to make apple crisp. I love this applesauce and it's so simple to make. I practiced taking pictures with my new camera too :)

SD Calligraphy

Sarah from one of my favorite blogs, Classic Bride, just opened up her own shop, SD Calligraphy, on Friday. She did all of the beautiful calligraphy for her recent wedding too. Congratulations Sarah! :)

image from SD Calligraphy

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A New Camera

On Friday Eric surprised me with a camera I never thought I would have. I love taking pictures and I found an inexpensive non-credit photography class that I might take especially now that I have this amazing camera :)

{my new camera}

{our cat Jack taken with my new camera}

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bride Wars

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"You don't alter Vera Wang, you alter yourself to fit Vera."
-Kate Hudson in Bride Wars

I'm so excited to see Bride Wars, I think Kate Hudson is so funny :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Treasure Chest

The day before our wedding my father in law gave me this trunk that he restored as a gift. He even placed a small gold plate engraved "Missy's Treasures" on the top of the trunk. This was such a thoughtful gift and it makes me happy to fill it with all of my keepsakes :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Urban Belle Couture

image from Etsy

My sister just opened up her own Etsy shop, Urban Belle Couture. She created this keychain for me with pieces from her antique and vintage button collection :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Year Book

image from Martha Stewart

I love this idea from Martha Stewart about creating a first day book including New Year's eve memories and adding to it throughout the year. I hope everyone is having a happy New Year :)