9.30.2012

31 Days to an Organized Lifestyle: Intro, yo! (Day One)

Oh hey there! Guess what? It's October already! This month, I am participating in 31 Days with The Nester! I was planning on doing a series kind of like this anyway this month, so this worked out perfectly. :) 

If you are looking for a specific day/topic, check the list below. Titles and links will be posted as soon as they go live.


I knew the concept that I wanted to write about, but had a difficult time putting it into words. Ever since moving to Oregon a month ago (has it really been that long?), our lives have been a little chaotic. I feel like I forget to do a lot of things or I end up procrastinating and things just dont happen the way they should. After trying a few different phrases, I finally came up with something that seems to encompass what exactly I want to accomplish this month:


This is a little bit different than simply organizing your home. Rather, it is improving and organizing your lifestyle in a way that makes the everyday effortless so that you can focus your energy on things that are above and beyond. 

I am so excited about this since my own life needs a lot of work in this area. I hope you will join me on this journey for the next month and maybe even try some of the challenges yourself!



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9.28.2012

Friday Favorites

Whaa?? September is almost over? Oi. I have a lot to do in the next few days. But, to take my mind off of it all, here are a few of my favorite things around the internet recently!





5) SHINY!



What kinds of things are you loving around the web this week?

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9.26.2012

Wedding Wednesday: Wizard of Oz

Ok, I know last week I said that Wedding Wednesdays were going away for awhile. And they are! But I haven't gotten my act together yet and have no original content to share with you at the time. 

Also, when I saw this wedding, I couldn't not share it! Found over at Green Wedding Shoes, it takes place at a theme park called Land of Oz. I think it is the perfect blend between tradition and fantasy. :)

All photography by Brett & Jessica


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9.21.2012

Friday Favorites

New stuff is coming! Don't leave me! :) Now for today's Friday Favorites!

1) These amazing Call Me Maybe "covers!"




4) THIS and THIS room makeovers!

What are some of your favorite things from the interwebs this week?

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9.20.2012

A Materialistic Post

You've been warned. This post is full of stuff

My birthday is just around the corner! Yay! I'm not turning a very significant age (23), but that doesn't matter. Also, as an adult, I can't say that I'm expecting a whole lot. Birthdays are different when you turn a certain age. 

But all of that doesn't keep me from wanting more stuff. So, to indulge my materialistic side, here is a short list of a few things I have been coveting recently and would love to own. 

1) Silhouette Cameo - Part of me wants this, but another part of me knows that it will be a continuous expense and I honestly have no idea how often I will use it. But the endless possibilities do excite me more than they should! How fun it would be for both events and fun little home projects! 

Source: Amazon


2) Hair "Appliances" - I don't know what else to call them. That phrase makes it sound like I want to cook my hair into little cakes. (That is not the case.) Here is a fact that might surprise you: I do not own a hair dryer or a curling iron. I usually shower at night and let my hair air dry (this prevents the frizziness I get otherwise) and my hair really fights me when I try to curl it. However, I've done my research now and have discovered a few that might actually work for my hair! And while we're at it, let's get a better flat iron, shall we?


Source: Amazon


Source: Amazon


Source: Amazon

3) Make Up - I realize that I sound like a teenage girl. "I want hair stuff and make up for my birthday!" But really, I was looking at my make up stash the other day, and besides my everyday make up, I don't think I've bought new make up since high school. My everyday routine is basically foundation, eyeliner, and mascara. Sometimes blush. But all the rest of my make up is at least 4 years old. :( So I'm thinking a little make up shopping isn't unreasonable, right? It would all be drug store stuff. Any recommendations? 

4) Setting Up My "Studio" - When we lived in our last apartment, I used a roll top desk for my sewing machine and kind of just had my fabric strewn everywhere. This time around, I want to be a lot more organized. What I would love is this, but I'm thinking that I will settle for a nice table with a peg board behind it. I'll paint it a fun color and buy some hooks and storage containers. My husband has pretty much already told me I can have this, but I'm starting to get anxious. :) Now if I really had my way, I would ask for something like this:

Source: Shop Ruby Jean

But, for many reasons, this won't happen. Wouldn't it be nice, though? 

Anyway, those are pretty much at the top of my list right now. As if I didn't have enough stuff. What are you currently coveting? Anything I must have that I don't already know about? 


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9.19.2012

Wedding Wednesday: Dreamy California

This will be the last Wedding Wednesday for awhile. I really feel like I need to concentrate on making better original content for the blog rather than simply re-sharing what other blogs have already posted. I have a big series that will be announced very soon and I am so excited about it! I know I haven't been the best at regular posts recently, but I hope you will keep checking back and joining in!

Once again, today's wedding is from 100 Layer Cake and it is, once again, beautiful! The flowers are one of the biggest show stoppers in this wedding. They are breathtaking! Seriously. Ugh. I have major flower envy right now. 


All photography by Scott Clark.

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