Monday, November 28, 2011

An Early Present

Yesterday I finally got a package in the mail that I've been keeping an eye out for every since I knew it was coming and I can't wait to show you what's inside!

I must start by telling you that the package was from the lovely Moriah. Don't know her? Well then check out her blog Moriah Makes, her vintage inspired Etsy shop, or follow her on Twitter.

Moriah has two beautiful babies and a bunch of clothes/accessories that aren't perfectly suited for Mommy-life anymore. She has amazing style and gorgeous taste so when I saw that she would be selling some of said-clothes on her blog's "Closet Sale" I knew I had to take a peak. And as luck would have it there were two items that I knew I must have that no one else had claimed already so I snatched them up and I can't wait to start using them!

The first is this Lace Dress in a slight cream color. I've been wanting a dress with a lace-overlay like this for a while now but haven't been able to find one that fit right and I really liked. While it might be a little big (it's a size large) I love it paired with a brown belt and a cream cardi plus the larger size gives it a good length which I love. The detail is gorgeous and I can already picture it being a perfect Holiday dress for this year. 




The second is this brown, ruffled purse. Similarly to the dress I've been looking for something like this for a while too. I wanted a winter purse that had shorter straps to be worn at the crook of your arm because I hate fighting with a purse when wearing a sweatshirt or a big jacket and all it wants to do is fall off your shoulder. It's a great size; not too big but it fits everything I carry around with me and I love the buckles and the ruffles. 



I am so happy with both of these things and I am so happy to be part of this community that lets me take amazing items like these off someone else's hands. As you can tell I've already moved all my stuff into the purse and I can't wait to wear the dress out for some special occasion sometime soon. 

A big, BIG thank you to Moriah and her amazing stuff!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Getting in the Spirit

Now that Thanksgiving is over...
And by no means am I forgetting about how nice it was to have family in town and celebrate all that we have with them but....

I will always be more excited for Christmas.

J thinks I'm crazy for my excitement but now at least I'm justified for...
Knowing that it's only 26 days away. 
Hitting up Michael's and Jo Ann's a ton recently.
Turning my craft room into my hoarding place for all things red & green
Leaving flecks of glitter through the house as the decorations begin to go up.

I'm especially excited this year because this will be our first holiday season in our new house. That means lots of decorating, lots of Christmas cheer and hopefully a non-Scrooge boyfriend sooner or later. ;-) I've been compiling some of my favorite inspirations, crafts to try and ways to make our house beautiful so take a look!

Source: etsy.com via Jayme on Pinterest


Source: bhg.com via Jayme on Pinterest




Source: curbly.com via Jayme on Pinterest






Monday, November 7, 2011

How is is November?

Unintentionally it seems as if I've taken a bit of a blogging-hiatus. I haven't been overly busy, nothing huge has happened in my life nor have I been out of internet/had a broken computer or anything like that. I guess you can say that I've just been enjoying my life away from the computer. Working, tutoring and spending quality time with my little family has been enough for me and I can't say that I'm not happy about it.

We rode our bikes to dinner and enjoyed beers at our new patio table. I've found my all-time favorite drink from The Bucks and Ollie and I spent Halloween at the beach. Nothing says October 31st like sand and sun!


We've been slowly making more updates to our house and I love every one of them. I went to IKEA and got us new bedding and made some custom art for over the bed. We also got custom artwork done by Jeff's talented cousin to hang in the dining room.


We went bowling on a Saturday afternoon, put together a lawn mower together and tried new recipes (all of which have been a success). I started making a Christmas gift list because I'm trying to go all handmade this year and I successfully made some of my first items on said-list. Who doesn't need a key fob, right? Mine coordinates lovely with the inside of my clutch!


Now that it's November (which, by the way, how did that come so quick?) I've started thinking about decorating for the Holidays already. I've been adding to our Christmas decor slowly but surely and every time I walk past the craft room and see all the red and green I get excited about winter. That plus  cuddling under blankets with spiked hot chocolate and a movie with my favorite man when it rains. (Because rain= winter here, in case you didn't know) 



This might be the most content I've been with life in a while. 
And that makes my heart soar. 

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