Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I dont know about you but I am not crazy about makeup. I am much more excited about the new Olay skin care line. If you havent tried it, you should go straight to Target and pick yourself up the anti-aging eye roller.
Back to makeup:
- Bare Minerals eye shadow- for obvious reasons these are great. I wore these 3 colors for our wedding and found they work for everyday too.
- Bare Minerals blush- again, for obvi reasons.
- Neutrogena mineral powder and concealer- I really think BM is great, but I could never get the swirl, tap, and sing 'happy birthday' to myself process right.
- Revlon lucious grow mascara
PS: I am aware I skipped Day 8 -song to match my mood- I was overthinking it and gave up.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
In our first year of marriage we have had our fare share of eating out. At first, it seemed more cost effective. One would see how that is so when compared to using $10 parm and pricey steaks every night. Once I discovered all the ways to cook chicken (and there are a lot) or how to use a crock pot, things were back in balance (and still delicious!). Now when we eat out its more of a treat and I think thats how it should be.
Yesterday we went to the beach for the day, making it our first trip of the summer. It may not look like it, but the weather was so perfect. I brought the tripod to take pictures but I had to take them in the morning so I wouldnt embarass Andrew. It would be so nice if we could make all our Saturdays beach days. I'll let you know how that goes.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I have been dreading this post. Andrew and I were such polar opposites when it came to our dream wedding.
Andrew's vision: Our wedding exactly.
A string quartet in a vineyard setting and his dream tuxedo was all he asked for.
My vision on the other hand: A whimsical, romantic, intimate wedding with our immediate family. Or as Andrew likes to say, "elope". He kind of says it with an underlying tone of disgust but at least he knows me well :) Growing up I never had a 'dream' wedding in my mind, but I did always have an overall sense of what I wanted to look and feel like. If a picture could capture that exactly it would be this:
Whimsy and flower child-like.
One thing I love about Andrew is that he loves people. He doesnt need to be social, but he likes to share himself with others (it definately complements my introvert qualities). Ultimately that was the reason why it was out of the question to elope. We compromised and had 35 guests -including the bridal party! My favorite part of our wedding was the reception. I had this picture in mind when we chose our venue:
If I had $5,000 more for flowers I would have loved to re-create this gem of a table scape. The vineyard we were married at had the same family style seating in a cozy room, it was perfect
Okay my brain hurts. I would never want to plan a wedding again and I am so glad were married already! I find fantasizing about being married much more fun than getting married.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This is Beethoven. He might go by something else now, but for 3 days he was Beethoven. I was having total baby fever 6 months ago and begged Andrew for a puppy instead -he totally caved. But the moment we got home we realized this was a bad idea...and not just because I rationalized getting a puppy as an alternative to a baby. Chance was not havin' any part of it. So we had no choice but to find a nice home for the little guy. I totally still miss him. Just look at that adorable face!
So, that is my animal I wish I could keep. as a pet.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Then, it happened.
I was in my last hour of sleep when Andrew burst through the door, jumped on top of me, and repeatedly told me "You got in! You got in!". I couldnt believe it! For whatever reasons several spots opened up on the list and I made the 2nd selection process. My mind was so closed off that I didnt even entertain the thought of something like that happening. Even talking about it again warms my heart that my confidence in Gods plan for me was right. Since we heard the good news it is amazing how much weight is lifted off our shoulders. Andrew and I are so excited for this next chapter, and prayfully he is not far behind me!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
That one is tough to answer because our first date was nothing like the Bachelorette with an outrageously romantic setting (which is what I imagine most people would probably say is their idea of a 'perfect first date'). Andrew planned a lunch date after church. It was simple and sweet and most important: we got to know eachother in the real world.
Since we are married now I found that dates are an even bigger deal. My favorite dates are when Andrew plans something that makes me feel like I am on vacation. When were on vacation we always do things that we would never do at home. Things like: going to a hotel on a hot day just to order fancy drinks by the pool, renting vespas for a couple hours, and going to a new restaurant in a new area and finding a cute gelato shop.
Here is a photo from our date this weekend:
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
me with the Nikon
My day has gone something like this:
-Woke up to hugs and kisses from my hubby & he was out the door and off to work in 30. What a guy.
-Coffee and breakfast alongside Good Morning America (you might be doing the math and realizing that GMA is 2 hours long, but those 2 hours go really fast...)
-Played around with the Nikon F100 pictured above. My MIL gifted us the camera because she's never used it. I was so excited. Did you know Jose Villa only uses film cameras? I'm hoping for this learning experience to go something like this: Me+film camera=Jose Villa-esque pictures.
-Worked on my 1 year scrapbook. I started scrapbooking our relationship when we were dating and it turned out to be this perfect 'story of us' all leading up to the day we were married. So now that I've started this hobby I am too sentimental to stop.
-Lunch with my love! I feel so lucky to be able to have lunch with him everyday.
-When 2:30-4:30 rolls around you can find me in the office. I also feel so lucky to work for my mom because, flexibilty is key with school. You know.
-For our Friday Fun, my parents want to take us out dinner to celebrate me getting into the RN program, isn't that nice?
Have a great weekend!
Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past.
stay tuned! :)