Monday, November 29, 2010

i'm thankful for...

 ...a taste of the holidays in the Pacific Northwest (and the three snow days that followed) big happy family reunited for the holiday weekend
 ...the best boyfriend who gave up his own family time to join mine halfway across the country
 ...a delicious feast & beautiful table filled with love & laughter
 ...personalized turkey name tags
 ...breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge
 ...colorful flowers street-side in San Fran
...and a big win for Stanford football (we're 11-1!).

What a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend it was. How was yours? It's hard to switch back into school/internship mode, but I'm doing my best to stay focused. Last week of classes & work before a nice long winter break. Happy Monday!

{images via me!}

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

wedding inspiration [snow day]

In honor of a deep freeze and three consecutive snow days here in Seattle, I'd like to share a gorgeous winter wedding - my favorite kind! Sure, summer weddings are beautiful... bright colors, lush flowers and a glowing bridal tan. But there's just something magical about a winter wedding done right. I love warm chocolate browns and icy blues against a clean snowy backdrop. I love a clear sky on a cold day that creates the perfect blank canvas for romance! You'll see what I mean... 
 ...the all-white bouquets are the perfect winter touch!
Perfect, right? It almost makes this crazy winter weather in the Pacific Northwest seem a little bit nicer... almost. As much as I've enjoyed staying in my pajamas for three days straight, I'm going a little bit stir crazy. Cross your fingers and toes that the ice melts, the snow washes away and our plane can take off on Thursday morning. Happy Thanksgiving week! xo.

{images by brinton studios via style me pretty}  

Saturday, November 20, 2010

ho ho ho

Phew! Has it really been five days since I've posted? That should tell you the kind of week I've had -- a whirlwind! The magazine is nearing publication and all the last-minute details are piling up. This internship has certainly opened my eyes to just how much work it takes to take an issue from ideas to publication!
So this weekend, I'm trying to take a breather and deck the house out with holiday cheer. By mid-November, I'm fully enthralled in all things Christmas. The holiday albums are loaded in my iPod and my favorite Christmas movies are lined up in my Netflix queue. Some people find it annoying; I think it's fabulous ;)
We bought a new sweater for Little Miss Sally, spent a few hours detangling glittering Christmas lights and sifted through the basement storage to pull out some extra decorations. What fun the holidays are! 
I hope you're all feeling as festive and content as I am on this blistery Saturday night; there's so much to look forward to! Happy weekend, xo.

{images by me!}

Monday, November 15, 2010


...I'm dreaming of this mustard-yellow sliding barn door & the charcoal walls in the bathroom -- my favorite color combo of the season! It's the perfect mixture of bright and dark, color and neutral, winter and summer. That fabulous door provides just the punch of sunshine that these shorter days leave me yearning for. 

How was your weekend? Mine was extra nice because it was extra long! But sometimes breaks like that make Mondays that much harder... Here's to a productive week and just a few more days until Thanksgiving, hooray! Happy Monday :)

{image via the lennoxx}

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

wedding inspiration [princess for a day]

This adorable bride took the phrase quite literally, sporting romantic French braids and a precious miniature crown for the royal touch. She's reminiscent of a Disney princess bride, don't you think?
She pulls off the look brilliantly with fresh wildflowers, theatrical cap sleeves and a beaming grin.
Even the couple's grand exit screamed royalty as they raced through the rain under an old-fashioned umbrella. Sigh.
A day off for Veteran's Day means I'm Seattle-bound this afternoon, hooray! Happy Wednesday! xo.

{images via pretty chic blog}

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

elegantly cool

I simply cannot say enough good things about this kitchen. I love, love, love it!
...the blue velvet polka dot fabric... the cozy bench and round table combo... the glossy taupe brick backsplash... the distressed cream cupboards...
...and fresh green peonies on the table to top it all off -- perfection! Well done, Tobi Fairley, well done. [Click here to see the before & after shots!]

{images via tobi fairley

Monday, November 8, 2010

one cute etsy find

...just an adorable treat for your Monday evening. What a fun way to personalize letters. I wonder what my face would look like as a stamp ;-) Happy Monday!

{image via etsy}

Friday, November 5, 2010

table for two

I'm so enamored with this kitchen-restaurant from the Ikea blog. It's casual, comfortable & fun -- I think it'd make a fabulously funky dining area in any home. 
...stainless steel everything really gives this kitchen an industrial edge. Post "tonight's menu" on the chalkboard and rearrange the three charming tables for company. What a fun way to make eating at home a little bit more exciting!
I wouldn't mind eating dinner here night after night... white cloth tablecloth and all.

Happy weekend, finally! I'm incredibly exhausted and ready for a few days of R&R -- plus an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, hooray! See you in a few days.

{images: here}

Monday, November 1, 2010

Absolutely digging this messy-but-polished ballerina bun... really all I have time for lately! 

With the flip of a calendar page today, I've officially stressed myself out. The holidays are quickly approaching, one internship is reaching its busiest time while the process of finding another is only beginning, and final projects & papers for school can no longer be put off. I think it's time for a bowl of Moose Tracks and a few episodes of Friends. Happy Monday -- and November!

{image via free people lookbook}