Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Shoot

I'm so excited to share with you a few of my fave shots from our engagement session with the ever so talented Matthew Morrison. Matt's a friend of ours who spent the day with us running around Chicago to some of our favorite spots. We are so thrilled with the outcome.

Another piece of exciting news... we've decided on a date! September 15, 2012. Always wanted a fall wedding.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What are you thankful for?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. The most wonderful day of the year. My love of this most perfect holiday has got me all giddy this morning! A holiday based on eating, spending time with family and counting your blessings. What could be better?

Each year I'm responsible for the pumpkin pie. I also do a little homemade whipped cream (too easy not to do yourself).

This year I'm thankful for so many things. Of course, the obvious good health & my career. But this year I got engaged to a wonderful person. I am so very thankful for him. I am also thankful for all of the loving, supportive family and friends that we have in our lives. I can not wait to get to my parents house tomorrow, make pumpkin pancakes (another tradition) and catch up with my baby brother. I will be spending part of the day with my new family-to-be. Truth be told, they already feel like family, which I am ever so thankful for.

What are you thankful for this holiday?

*images via pinterest

Saturday, November 19, 2011

a birthday wish list

It has recently occurred to me that in three weeks I will be one more year older and wiser. So, I've decided to put together a little birthday wish list...

This sequined piece of gorgeousness from Anthropologie

The Perfectly Imperfect Home at Amazon

Camel leather gloves - these are from J. Crew

Anything from Keihls, but this scrub is looking mighty good for the upcoming winter months

Faux Sheepskin rug (to throw over a chair) from Ikea - only $29!

J. Crew Snood
West Elm mirrored frame

Monday, November 14, 2011

{Fall} Weekend Roundup

A new iPhone case

One last trip to the lake house for some quality time with good friends

The start of a root vegetable soup perfect for those chilly fall nights

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week!? It's my absolute favorite holiday so I will be sure to have something special prepared for the blog world...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I need a vintage Turkish rug in my life

I seriously need one of these in my life. Preferably one that does not set me back $2,000. Any suggestions??

The one and only Jenna Lyons entry

Jayson Home and Garden

This photo has been sitting in my inspiration file forever. I love everything about it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Current Obsession: Feathers

So, I apologize for being absent from the blogosphere lately. I really don't have a great excuse other than I haven't been feeling particularly inspired. BUT this past weekend I did start a love affair with feathers. I couldn't quite get into the whole bird decor craze, but feathers when done right, have a gorgeous texture that I'm currently loving. I took a trip to my local West Elm {typical weekend activity} and found some amazing feathered out holiday decor. I ended up purchasing a feather wreath and a big feather ornament. I guess you can say I was getting in the Christmas spirit!

How amazing is this dress??

And these shoes from bhldn