Wednesday, September 30, 2009

J.Crew ruffles

{on sale!!!}

{love the caramel, would go great with everything}

{each picture is linked to the j.crew website...}

a little dangerous

On our way to school this morning, I spotted a beautiful wooden crate... just what I need! :) Well, at least that's what it looked like as we sped past at 50 mph. I yelled for Patrick to stop the car, but because he is a safe driver he continued on, reassuring me we could find a way to pick it up on our way home. It was resting on a ledge on the shoulder- I have no idea how it got there. Now that I'm thinking about it- I was quite tired this morning and we drove by so quickly, it could just be a rotten slab of wood or a cardboard box. We shall find out this afternoon. Until then, here are some images from Etsy:
This is what I think it looks like:
and this is what it could look like (after I risk my life on the road):

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Communication through Colors

Today in class, our professor discussed how we communicate with others. The majority of our communication is nonverbal, even including the colors we wear or decorate with. He gave us a little quiz to see how well we understand color in our country. I thought you might enjoy it :)
Try to figure out the color that matches the description and then I'll give you the answers.
You can only use the color once. Good luck *

1. warmth, cheer, vibrant
2. pure, clean, youthful
3. prestige, scientific, cold
4. Excitement, strength, passion, speed
5. royal, spirituality, dignity
6. soft, sweet, security
7. nature, fresh, growth
8. prestige, expensive
9. trust, coolness, belonging
10. playfulness, warmth, vibrant
11. sophistication, elegant, mysterious


What are you communicating with your wardrobe, home decor, and accessories?

It is interesting the different color communications in other countries... for example:

Death in China- White
Sacredness in China- Yellow
Death in Brazil- Purple
Sadness in Greece- Yellow
Jealousy in France- Yellow

Monday, September 28, 2009

all i could think about...

during my 8 am. class= Daybeds

Happy Monday!

road trip

I'm back after a FABULOUS weekend!

I'll share more later but I'll leave you with two hints:

1: {martha stewart}
2: {ross bridge}

Friday, September 25, 2009

2 years ago today

2 years ago today
I found my wedding dress.
and yes... it was almost 2 months before we were engaged :)

Patrick and I had pretty much set a wedding date
I knew engagement was soon (well I thought Christmas time)
My mom and I found a deal that we couldn't pass up!

My parents came to Cincinnati to visit at school.
Patrick and my dad played in a golf scramble
and my mom and I went shopping!
Little did we know we would be hiding a wedding dress
in the trunk so Patrick (and my dad haha) couldn't see...
(picture from week of wedding picking up dress after alterations!)

On our way to Hobby Lobby, my mom and I
passed a tiny bridal shop - located in not the best part of town.
We ran in really quick just for fun and there was NOTHING.
ugly, tacky dresses and smelled musty, but the lady working was really sweet.
After a few glances around, we were ready to leave and as we walked out
the door, she told us that the clearance room was upstairs!
Now you know me and my mom, we can't pass up clearance!!!

I saw a pretty dress and moved it to the front of the rack,
continuing to browse the clearance section. My mom followed
behind and the same dress stood out to her, so I just had to try it on :)

Guess what the price tag said???!!!
$100 and 50% off!!!

I jumped into the dress and realized it was over 10 sizes too big,
but I loved the detailing, train, and vintage style...
The sweet lady said that she could easily alter the dress
and my mom said we might as well buy it for $50 and
if I find a better one, we'll just give it away or ebay it!

So that's how I found my wedding dress...
I tried on TONS more, but they were not the same.

When we met up with my dad and Patrick, we hid the dress in the car.
My mom told my dad as they were pulling away... and of course
he teared up. I tried to keep it a secret from Patrick, but starting
squealing with excitement before we even made it back to campus.
I write all this to let you know that you CAN save money,
even on your wedding dress. For me, it happened to be the first dress
I tried on, but you may have to search for awhile to find the perfect one.
If you do find a dress on clearance and need alterations, make
sure you are picky about your alterations and this is where
you can spend more money, because the fit of the dress makes a huge difference.

Have a thrifty weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crumble Apple Pie

I found a delicious recipe on
a wonderful blog {Pink and Poppy}
Head over there and bake it tonight:
except I must warn you- it is addictive
I made 2 pies in one week!!

My final product was not nearly as lovely as
the following picture from Williams & Sonoma
but boy did it taste good!!!
(and check out that fancy pie dish):
Try some of {Pink and Poppy's} other yummy recipes too!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

it's official...

Welcome Fall!
Even though we started celebrating you a while ago :)

This fall we will enjoy:

i'm so giddy!

Monday, September 21, 2009


homecoming game

I graduated from Christian Academy of Louisville in '07
This Friday is the homecoming game and all
of the alumni will be coming in to visit with old friends...
unfortunately I can't go (actually it's not unfortunate-
my weekend plans are much better!!!- more on that later)
For those of you looking for a fabulous football game outfit
Here ya go:

scarf: {anthro} dress: {Target}
earrings: {etsy} leggings: {anthro} boots: {anthro}