31 July 2011
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Anyway, credits (clockwise starting at upper left): BHLDN, BHLDN, etsy, Miss Selfridge, etsy, stock, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, etsy, stock.
25 July 2011
But there are a few I sit at my reader and click "refresh" for every hour on the hour or more. Some of these include (blush if you have to, but trust me: you rock!) Party Frosting, All.Women.Stalk., Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Sweet Designs-Amy Atlas, and a few more. When new content is posted anywhere here on these things, I jump out of my skin to click and read it. And of course being the comment-fiend I am, I leave my lovin' in the form of comments.
Nothing has given me more blog-land thrills than making friends with some of these folks (KIM! DIANA!) and also just getting a "Hey, thanks. You're awesome, too" from some of them like Eddye of SMP and now Lisa from Amy Atlas' blog.
So I encourage you all to go read some >Watermelon-themed cuteness at Amy's blog created by her and her team of awesome people like Lisa.
Oh, and do you know what Lisa's email signature is?
Sweetly,HOW CUTE IS THAT?!
Anyway, go see some watermelon themed goodies!
24 July 2011
22 July 2011
I admire Jeannie's work and have decided to feature a semi-weekly Inspiration Board post series inspired by her work. I am currently collecting inspiration for post 1: A Pinecone and Roses Wedding.
I will be posting it soon!
I had a dream some time ago. I was in a store of some kind and I saw a magnificent gown. It's not all my style but it is just lavish and beautiful: deep scooping front and back with a horizontal "H" ratchet fastener in back. High-slit skirt that fluffs out to A-line on bottom from the gradually heavier ostrich feather coverage. All done in an ombre natural-to-blush gradient. I also think it would be fabulous beaded in hanging-style beads right on the feathers.
20 July 2011
And when we get home from leaving work early today, I'm making ice cream cake.
18 July 2011
15 July 2011
|What getting married REALLY looks like: crowded.|
What makes the wedding special I realized, is the rememberance of it over time.
Looking down at my hand-crocheted-by-me ring pillows while stashing them away, I came to the idea that what makes your wedding keepsakes special is the trouble of going through saving the mere objects in the first place. After time passes in months and then in years, the brief memories of what went wrong fade away and are replaced by the happy memories your keepsakes bring back to mind.
|More of what I remember: Shawn.|
14 July 2011
Almost Friday again!
As you brides know it takes a lot of weddings to make the blogs we love go 'round with features. Fortunately for wedding blogs, there are over 2,077,000 weddings in the U.S. each year! The U.S. is not the exclusive source for wedding features, though. You have to take into consideration brides from around the world with web access as well! This is approxiamately 41,975,000 weddings around the world every year, over 20 times the amount of weddings happening in the U.S.!
This helps me mentally prepare for refusal of our wedding for sure. The success of our wedding lies within us, NOT within the 1 in 42 million chance that we get featured somewhere. Besides, who cares about the people who say "No, thank you," to seeing and sharing pics of your rad wedding? No, THANK YOU! Now we can move onto people who lurve us and would like nothing more than to squee over our photos all day.
13 July 2011
I felt kind of rock and roll at our wedding with my veil, tattoos and big sunflowers. Rock and Roll bride... I like it!
11 July 2011
08 July 2011
Finally! It's Friday!
- Embroidered OR button eyes (felt backing color choice available)
- Name/Personalization Embroidery
07 July 2011
|HOJASU Imaginations Image|
I voluntarily have a good week until (through energy transfer from person to person) I have reasons to deem the week "rough." Things that help me to remember who I am (sense of self grounds me like NOTHING else):
1. My Sock Monkeys
2. My animals
3. Walking in the woods with Shawn
I am the first person to tell you I am highly emotional. On that note, in the last few years I have also learned how to be master and controller of my emotions. Every once in a while I reach a melt-down point where I cannot self-controll and Shawn helps me rationalize myself in a way that I don't feel stupid. Sometimes I just think I have boundaries or rules up that are immovable. He'll ask me questions that make me realize I am not against the wall and I slowly regain independent control. Hugs help too! :o)
Most of my daily emotional struggle is made of things that don't matter to most people. For example, roadkill makes me cry. If I see a cat or a dog in the road I immediately lose emotional control and sob. Even dead squirrels and deer give me a larger-than-average pang in my heart.
So when I go to work and put everything I have in me into my work only to have 5 people surround my desk telling me I messed up, I take it kind of badly. Don't get me wrong, I can take negative feedback and constructive critiscism (that is all I dish out--upon request)but this is not either of those things. It's straight out of "Office Space" by Mike Judge: you do one thing wrong and 10 people contact you in some way to tell you that you messed up the TPS reports. I. KNOWWWWWW. GRR!!! By the time Friday rolls around, I'm pretty fed up with the place and I can't find my stapler.
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
He believes in the HiLLjO; and that is the greatest gift he has given me.
PS: Last 7 hours to enter the giveaway starts... now.
06 July 2011
Oh, Shawn... This photo makes me glad for everything. Everything that happened at the wedding for good and bad; everything we have to do at home like scooping cat boxes and mowing; everything we do together like grocery shopping and snuggling. I am so glad we are in love. I promised that day and I'll promise everyday that I will do anything to make us happy forever.
I love you Bunn.
05 July 2011
I wanted to hold off posting photos of the wedding until I have the professional shots all back and cropped and balanced... but I can't help it!!! There's so many photos on facebook (cringe) that it won't hurt one thing to share about 10 photos that our family took!
01 July 2011
Love & Welcome All
|Thank you for coming by to read my experiences as a wife and what came before it, as well. My husband Shawn and I were married June 10, 2011 in Omaha, NE! I enjoy sharing my stories and hearing other people's stories so please feel free to share any in the comments (especially dress stories!). I LOVE comments!|