Saturday, May 30, 2009

Peony::Love is Getting Married

Amanda from Peony::Love is getting married today! I hope they are having the happiest day, I can't wait to hear all about it :)

image from Peony::Love

Friday, May 29, 2009

Baby Geese

Last night we walked to the pond near our house to see baby geese we drove by earlier. Eric gave them some bread while I took photographs. They were so cute and fuzzy!

{the baby geese}

{the whole geese family}

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mini Apple Crisp

One of my favorite desserts is apple crisp. The other night I made homemade applesauce, another one of my favorites, and decided to use part of it to make mini apple crisps. I also love anything miniature :)

Here is the recipe created with recipes from all recipes and

4 apples peeled, cored, and chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar (feel free to use less)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
combine ingredients in a saucepan and cover
cook for 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat.

crisp topping
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
mix together until crumbly

fill two ramekins with homemade applesauce and sprinkle with crisp topping
bake in oven at 375 for about 20 minutes

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

North Carolina State Flea Market

On Sunday we went to the North Carolina State Flea Market. The weather was so nice outside and there were so many cool things to see. Here are some of my favorite things that I wish I could have taken home with me :)

{pretty pale pink mirror}

{vintage shell purse}

{cool belt buckles}

{pretty pink glasses}

{prints of old maps}

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Weekend {May 22-25}

This weekend one of our friends came to visit us from Atlanta. We were both friends with him in college before Eric and I knew each other. Here are some moments from our weekend :)

{made a craft for ScrappyTime}

{the guys drank a little whiskey}

{visited the North Carolina State Flea Market}

{went to see the Terminator}

{had a mocha frappaccino on Monday morning}

I hope everyone had a happy weekend :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Inspired By Wisteria

Ever since I discovered Wisteria through Anne from the City Sage I dream about all the things I would love to order when I get their catalog in the mail. When I saw their shadowboxed shells I was inspired to try and make my own version :)

image from Wisteria

{my version}

I used a shadowbox frame that was originally given to me for the tassel from my college graduation. I covered the back piece of the frame with a piece of white cardstock. Then I picked a few shells from my seashell collection and adhered them to the cardstock with small pieces of foam tape. I can't wait to hang it up!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Catalogs Wishlist

I would say my style is beachy, casual, and simple. I love this time of year when stores are filled with items inspired by summer. Here are some of my favorites from the most recent catalogs :)

{glass fishing floats from Wisteria}

{silver plated shells from Williams Sonoma Home}

{cold beverage jar from Crate and Barrel}

{sea life pillow covers from Pottery Barn}

{phantom table lamp from CB2}

images from Wisteria, Williams Sonoma Home,
Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and CB2

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fun Things To Do



I can't believe this will already be our second summer here in North Carolina. Over the weekend I was inspired to create this book while looking for visiting information on our local museums. I covered a small notebook I had with a colorful piece of scrap paper and labeled it fun :) After doing a little research it's filled with fun things to do that are free and inexpensive in and around Raleigh. I'll keep you updated on our adventures :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Weekend {May 15-17}

{went to see Star Trek}

{made banana bread}

{watched the movie, Bottle Shock, at home}

I hope everyone had a happy weekend :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bahamas Honeymoon Contest

Wedding Paper Divas is hosting an amazing contest. They have partnered with the Islands of the Bahamas to offer four unique wedding invitations suites and the chance to win a week long honeymoon escape to Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas!

{Kamalame Cay}

To enter visit Wedding Paper Divas before June 12th. While you are there make sure to check out their destination wedding invitations collection and of course their endless supply of unique wedding invitations. Here are a couple of their new designs inspired by the Bahamas in my favorites colors :)

{Beautiful Bahamas}

images from Kamalame Cay and Wedding Paper Divas

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Dustie

Today is my brother's birthday! Here is the card I made for him inspired by a sticker :)

{inspiration from this sticker}

{card for my photographer brother}

Friday, May 8, 2009

My Final Photography Assignment

This week was the last week for my photography class. I loved taking this class, I learned so much about the technical aspects of photography. I only wish I discovered how much I love photography years ago. My final assignment was to take two images, one showing happiness and the other showing red. Here are the two photographs I submitted :)



My Third Photography Assignment

In class last week we covered the different creative zone modes on my camera along with elements of exposure. My assignment was to take two photographs using a semi-automatic mode to show different depths of field. I was excited to find magnolia trees that bloomed. Here are the two photographs I submitted :)

{shallow depth of field}

{expansive depth of field}

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Swimsuit Search Begins

This morning I got an email from J.Crew about their spring sale. Every year it takes me a few tries to find a swimsuit that makes me happy. I have been saving a J.Crew gift card from a swimsuit I returned last summer. I think I was more focused on wedding planning than finding a swimsuit :) Today I ordered this one from J.Crew and was so happy that it was on sale!

images from J.Crew

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! It's a rainy day today but maybe we will celebrate with margaritas tonight :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I ♥ Pancakes

Pancakes on a Sunday morning just make me happy :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Flashdance

This week I was really excited to get this CD from the Flashdance. I love music and have always listened to everything (when I was little my dad was in a Doors cover band :)

The Flashdance is such a creative site filled with amazing photography and cool music. For anyone getting married they are an endless source of inspiration! :)

bottom image from the Flashdance