Monday, August 22, 2016

Happiness Is...

A white and bright living room with lots of colors.
Happiness is life with lots of colors...

But first coffee.
Happiness is starting my mornings with strong, bold coffee...

Brothers...
Happiness is being the Mama of these two... 

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What's happiness for you? Happy Monday everyone. xx

Thursday, August 18, 2016

An Everything In Its Place Kitchen.

A Pristine Kitchen with Open Shelves and Lovely Marble Countertop
I've always admired those kitchens that seem to have it so together- everything in its place, no dishes in the sink, you can actually see the countertops, floors so clean you wouldn't need the 5 second rule if you dropped food on it...

A Retro Kitchen Painted Cabinets

Beautiful kitchen styling with lovely marble countertops.

Alas,  a clean kitchen always seem to be a fleeting goal in my home, and if i do get it clean, it stays that way for about five minutes! Ha! What does your kitchen look like right now? xx

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...

I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...

It's our wedding anniversary month(next week to be exact) and since I didn't wear a traditional wedding dress on our wedding day because it wasn't in our budget- (in fact our wedding day was free of all the bells and whistles but most definitely brimming with love), I wanted to experience the feeling. I set out on operation wear a traditional wedding dress for our vow renewal last year. I thrifted a beautiful Alfred Sung wedding dress and everything, only to read that it was not proper etiquette to don a wedding dress at a vow renewal because it's not a wedding! Well, usually I am a rebel and break rules, but I decided to play it safe since our vow renewal would also be published in print in the local paper. 

 Well fast forward to today, a year later, still very determined to wear a wedding dress,  I added a second wedding dress to my closet. Now operation wear a wedding dress became operation wear these two wedding dresses-ALL. DAY.  I shared my crazy idea with my friend and  amazing photographer; Lea Hartman  (photographer for the entire shebang)who did not judge me for wanting to don a wedding dress all day. I also found a lovely and talented makeup artist, Brittany Taylor who had me looking pretty going about my day at home in my wedding dresses. Styling and hair by me...

I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...

Lovely Wedding Makeup

I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...

Wedding Dress

Beautiful Alfred Sung Wedding Dress Pops against the Greenery

I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...

Beautiful Wedding Makeup

I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...

Gorgeous Wedding Dress and Makeup

Beautiful Makeup and Styling


I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...

I Spent the Day in a Wedding Dress. After being married for 17 years, I finally wore a wedding dress - all day...

Maintaining and watering the fiddle leaf fig

I Spent the Day In a Wedding Dress...
A day well spent for sure and mission accomplished! xx

images: Lea Hartman