Wednesday, June 29, 2011

every little thing's gonna be alright

6 month pictures tomorrow!  I am so happy to have a lovely friend Jenna who is so talented coming to the house tomorrow!

So last minute I am hanging out on Pinterest (even though I am still successful at resisting joining!) to find inspiration for tomorrow...

Here are my top 3 little birds:


yay for chalkboards! via
title courtesy of Bill Marley:three little birds

Saturday, June 18, 2011

truly madly deeply

So ever since I got engaged I have struggled with the thought of planning the wedding.  I have been married was brief but the memories of the chore of wedding planning seem to be everlasting.  Turns out (even the first time) I was born without the "bride gene".  Partially this is probably because I am cheap thrifty and thinking about spending thousands of dollars on anything that doesn't give me either more letters behind my name or a way to travel to work makes me a little more than nervous.  I want to be married to Keenan, I just don't want a wedding.  However, Keenan has found my missing bride gene.  This turns out to work for me a little.  He is now mainly in charge of planning the wedding.  I love how determined he is, and how thoughtful he is to stick to his theme (while I reign in the budget). 

Theme sounds a little tacky.  I thought that, until Keenan told me what he wanted.  And I decided I will hereby refer to it as "inspired" rather than "themed".  I realize it's been done before after some internet searches but I think it's classic anyway...


via (I am totally doing those chalkboards)

hello, gorgeous! (via)


A "Mad Men" inspired wedding translated to me: short gloves, big sunglasses, pearls, Audrey, Jacqueline, kitsch, a short wedding dress, silk flowers, a back-yard affair, bird cage veils & tiny pastries. 

To Keenan this theme translates as cuff links, skinny ties, Rat Pack music, old fashioneds and martinis. 

We concur (as you can see).  And the inspiration has made the planning process a little more bearable.
DIY via

title courtesy of Savage Garden (I love you Breann): truly madly deeply

Monday, June 13, 2011

loves babies and surprises...wears high heels while she exercises

little beauties I picked up for 3 dollars

Just some little lovelies that I found last week before leaving for my hometown for the Smoky Hill River Festival.  I had a vintagey week last week.  I love all my little finds. 

I seemed to be drawn to this color scheme this weekend
vintage apron (5$) tiny bumble bee box (.75) little plate w/ owl impression (1$)
vintage copy of Gone with the Wind (1$)
decanter for mama (3$) wedgwood cup & saucer (5$)

a better look at the perfect wedgwood (1973) I don't collect it but I can't pass it up for only 5$

a better look at that decanter- a little gift for my mother's august birthday
linking up at her library adventures

title courtesy of a vintage Train hit: meet virginia

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Every thing she thinks blows her tiny mind

something for Keenan from Sloane..
Chalkboard Heart Dad Father's Day 5x7 folded card
Shutterfly cards for Mother's Day, Valentines Day, Birthdays & more.
View the entire collection of cards.
title courtesy of Loudon Wainwright: Daughter

Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm bossy! I'm the first girl to scream on a track

What are your plans for the weekend?  We might introduce some rice cereal this weekend.  I know, the thrills around here never end.  I've been researching starting solids for a couple of weeks (right when you feel you have a handle on the stage you are in your baby does something new and awesome, or sprouting two teeth in one day, Happy Memorial Day to us).  I've read up on baby led weaning as well as the cost-effective choice of making your own purees out of organic veggies/fruits and the jars/containers of food in the supermarket aisle. 

I am not sure which route we will take.  I am beginning VERY slowly.  Food allergies are huge in my family-- and not just a little lactose intolerance, scary allergies that cause anaphlaxsis.  This is something I do not wish on my enemies, let alone on someone whom I believe the sun rises and sets on.  I even thought about waiting for solids even longer as there is more evidence that shows the gut becomes more mature the longer that solids are delayed and that breastmilk is the only nutrition.  Ultimately I want to try only rice cereal for awhile (again food allergies are easiest identified when there is only one ingredient in the experiment).   

One thing I will be doing this weekend...hanging out with my little boss.  

my tiny tyrant

title courtesy of Kelis: Bossy