Archive for February, 2013

February 28, 2013

goodbye February.

February flew by. I can’t believe that tomorrow will be March, and so quickly after that, April. It seems that as I get older, the time seems to go faster, life gets busier, and I am taking less time to soak things in. March will be no different, I know.

+ Watching Greg speak in Atchison
+ Designing bridal shower invites
+ Reading Death Comes to Pemberley
+ Blueberry Tea
+ Ordering pounds of yellow candy
+ Purging scrapbook supplies
+ Selling my old DSLR
+ Selling print quotes in my Etsy shop
+ Watching 4 seasons of Breaking Bad
+ New AirMax Nikes
+ Picking up my wedding dress
+ Finally using the yellow washi I love
+ Sending wedding invitations
+ Registering for the wedding

February 27, 2013

wedding wednesday.

Only two months to go. Two months until I, the girl who was always so good on her own, becomes a wife. So exciting.

While trying to wrap my head around all that, I have been trying to tackle the small wedding projects one at a time, finishing one before starting the next. Otherwise, I would have too many going on at once, and maybe lose my sanity all together. Checking things off the list is such a good feeling, having them complete and ready to go. On my snow days from work last week, I managed to get a lot checked off of the wedding to-do list. First, and easiest, was the card basket.

I have been thinking of this card basket since almost right after we got engaged. I love locker baskets, and I knew that I wanted to use one for our cards. I didn’t want it to be elaborate or too much. Just simple.IMG_5449I used the same sunshine cardstock from Paper Source that I used for our RSVPs, and yellow baker’s twine that I picked up last week at the cupcake shop. Originally, I was going to back each yellow letter with some of the Echo Park grey chevron paper that I used for our envelope liners, but the basket wasn’t wide enough to do that. And in the end, I am happy with the plain yellow.
IMG_5453With this project finished, I can move on to the next. I’ll be posting our program cards soon. And more snow pictures, probably, because we all know its been the biggest news lately.

February 25, 2013


Man, this kid is awesome. Probably one of the easiest babies I’ve ever known…and if you have read this blog for very long, you know I have been thru nieces and nephews left and right for years.


He hardly ever cries (only heard him cry maybe twice) and he laughs at the littlest things.

And he gives kisses! It’s so cute.

February 21, 2013

snow day.

listening to: The Civil Wars. I cannot get enough.
wishing: 6 weeks would fly by so my sister was back at work with me.
drinking: warm blueberry tea.
eating: gummy fruit snacks.
wearing: pajamas. Snow day = comfy clothes day.
reading: Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James.
enjoying: a lazy day off of work. It’s the good thing about deep snow. the only good thing.
loving: ranunculus (such pretty paper-looking flowers).
wanting: ice cream. Weird since it is so cold.
working on: wedding invites. Almost completely done. Seems like this process has taken a lot more time than I imagined.
admiring: how tough and resilient my sister is. She must take after me.

February 18, 2013








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February 18, 2013

Barton Hollow.

Another Civil Wars video, I know. I can’t help myself.

February 12, 2013


I miss summer and the way the humidity leaves my hair a frizzled mess.

I miss summer and the way watching lighting bugs can calm a soul.

I miss summer and the low lull of night against the strong heat.

I miss summer and the golden skin the sun leaves through my SPF.

I miss summer–

and the way it reminds me of how you looked at me under that big moon the night you asked me to wear your ring.


February 11, 2013

project life 2013.

I went back and forth on whether I wanted to keep a Project Life this year. Considering I knew that it would be a crazy, busy, and most likely emotional year, I wasn’t sure if I had the time or motivation to keep up with it again.

But of course, I decided to do it. I don’t want to look back and regret not documenting the year of our marriage and moving and who knows what else. I don’t want to not have those pictures and stories available for our children one day.

I am doing it differently though. Last year, I did the standard one week per spread. It was not particularly hard to find pictures to slip into the pockets, but it was daunting sometimes to make sure that each week was not just a rush of photos and no journaling. I tried not to get behind, and each Sunday, I would print and embellish. And it was all in a hurry.

This year, I am doing 2 weeks per spread. One week on each side of the page protector. More important events will get their own insert, so I am expecting more of those. But that’s okay because inserts happen to be a favorite of mine. I don’t have to choose only 1 or 2 photos to put into the weekly spread, but 6 to 8 so that the event can be documented in its entirety.













It’s working well so far. Less pressure and more time to journal. And I am loving the wood veneer letters still too. They have so much character to them.

Hopefully I can keep up with posting updates here too.

February 8, 2013

life is rolling.


Oh, it’s been busy lately. Work has been crazy (thanks to month-end reports and safety orientations and respiratory training) and the wedding planning has gone from busy to overload. But, I think it’s under control too. How that works I don’t know. It’s gonna be great. 78 days.

To add worry to busy, I burned my arm on the stove while trying to cook macaroni and cheese. Sigh. Macaroni and cheese. Not just a little red mark or a blister either, a full-out skin-peeled-off 2nd degree burn. My doctor even said so. I can’t feel it because it’s in that weird zone, where my injury masks any feeling, temperature or pain. I can’t feel it. It looks bad, so I know it hurts. The prescription is working, and it is already looking better.

TODAY: I am looking forward to the weekend. Hanging with the gang and maybe some Wildcat riding to get the adrenaline going. And probably some wedding invitation prepping. It’s gonna be a good one. Loves!

February 7, 2013

do you remember


February 4, 2013

happy birthday, darcy.

A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite. -Elizabeth Fishel

My sister. My friend. And sometimes she’s a brat.

Happy birthday to one of the most beautiful, crazy, and stubborn people I am blessed to have in my life. She’ll be standing with me on my wedding day and probably keeping me sane until then.

Happy birthday Darcy. I love you.

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February 4, 2013

day in the life: january 31

This was my first ever attempt at Day in the Life, and I have to admit that it made me realize just how boring my weekday routine has become. Boring and exhausting and lacking of ambition somehow. I am looking forward to changing that in the coming months, when married life brings new things to do on a daily basis.

Here are a few pictures from the day:






February 3, 2013

today I am.

loving: How happy I am. It’s been an incredible week, and I am just happy.
reading: Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte.
listening to: Gary Allan on Spotify. I love Spotify.
eating: nothing. I need to go to the store and stock up on avocadoes. Looking for more weight gain this week.
drinking: water. Tons of it. I am feeling slightly dehydrated for some reason.
planning: registry lists.
missing: my boy an incredible amount.
enjoying: hearing the little girls in the next room play games on my iPad.
craving: tea. I really want some good flavored tea.
seeing: a mess of pictures and wedding decor stuff.
wishing: next weekend was here. It’s going to be a long week at work.