12.14.2014

Married & Merry

 Since this is our first married Christmas, I decided to continue with that theme! I customized these "Be Merry" Christmas cards from Tiny Prints to say 'Married & Merry' and our name. 


 I loved all the customization I was able to do! Remember, when designing your cards- its all in the details! That's why I choose the 'ticket trim', the glitter polka dot backer, gold stripe liner, matching return address labels and sealed them up with gold washi tape. I'm so proud of myself for getting our cards out early (unlike years past) but I believe there is still time, or a New Years Card is always an option. 

 (stripe envelope liner)

 (matching return address sticker)

 And to take it once step further, I ordered a matching ornament as a way to always remember our first Christmas!


I used the same image and font style on the ornament as our cards. It's now one of our favorite ornaments on the tree! I love that they are glass and reflect the lights through.


 I ordered this ornament too, it says 'Best. Day. Ever' with our date and I really couldn't be more obsessed. It's an all time favorite picture and it made the perfect ornament. 

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!! 

XOXO

12.12.2014

Casual Chic Outfit

 I've been wearing a variation of this outfit a lot lately. It's the perfect amount of casual-comfy-chic and awesome for running around town.

Jeans // Top // Scarf // Sweater // Coat 


I had been struggling with how to wear these booties (the coach lewes booties) since the color is a bit light, but I think they look best if you pair them with other similar brown colors. This time I wore a sweater, scarf and bag in the same tone, but they look just as nice with just one item to balance the outfit out.


Have a nice weekend!!! XOXO 

12.08.2014

Wedding Paper Display DIY

A few weeks back, when I was working on that gallery wall for the master bedroom, I came across all the pretty paper from our wedding. I had put so much thought into picking it all out for our big day, I thought it might be fun to display it! So I rounded up a frame I already had and hung it on my side of the master bath. Now its such a cute little area!
 
 
Did you display your wedding paper? Please share! XOXO

12.05.2014

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!

So happy it's almost the weekend! Before we get there, here's a few of my favorites from this week:


ONE
 
I've been busy putting together our Christmas cards! Don't worry, I'll share them here as soon as everyone gets them in the mail.

 cableknit sweater // plaid shirt, old (similar) // Michele watch
 
 
TWO
 
I love when photos of our wedding pop up on social media! Brides posted an instagram of my blue wedding shoes the other day. #LOVE
 
 
 
 
THREE

A chunky knit sweater was the perfect way to dress down this fancy Loren Hope necklace for happy hour Monday night.


I joined Rocksbox and I've been loving my first box, which included this necklace! For those of you who haven't heard it's a jewelery subscription service, but the best part is that they have Loren Hope stuff which = love!


FOUR

Have you been listening to the Serial podcast? I heard the first episode on This American Life a few months back and I was so hooked I hung out in my car in the target parking lot just so I could finish listening. Anyway, next week is the last episode so now would be a good time to catch up!

Song I currently have on repeat: Drinking About You (The Chainsmokers Remix)
 
 
FIVE
 
This year, I purposely didn't put any glass ornaments on our tree just because I know how much Mr. Kitty loves to hide in it.
 
 
I have to fix all the ornaments every night, but it's totally worth it because I know he loves hanging out in there so much!
 
XOXO

12.02.2014

Master Bedroom Gallery Wall

I mentioned recently that I was working on updating our master bedroom, but I've been majorly struggling with what to do with the walls since it's such a weird space (that bump out!!). All I knew at first is that I wanted to incorporate as much from the wedding as I could- that meant hanging our favorite formal wedding portrait, our wedding invitation and map. 


Anyway, I am really happy with how it turned out! Our formal portrait is from Tiny Prints (they have the best quality and its the 16x20 mounted print), the ampersand is Anthropologie and the wood frame is from Target (photo from my bridal session). The other frames (IKEA) hold our calligraphy invitation and map.


I've done quite a few gallery walls at this point (kitchen, spare room, the stairwell) and the quickest  way I've found is to lay everything out on the ground first and then hang the largest piece. Once you've hung the one it's easy enough to just wing the rest based on how you laid it out. I've always had good luck and maybe only a few extra nail holes ;) 



 The pillow cases are from Pottery Barn and the monogrammed pillow is from Horchow


 Mr. Kitty had to get in on the action too- I'm telling you he loves that throw blanket!!



 Well I hope you loved it as much as we do!!

12.01.2014

Our Thanksgiving Golf Trip

Ahh, the dreaded Monday after vacation! (Although the Cyber Monday deals have made it slightly better...) But I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving, we sure did! Instead of the usual, we decided to head up to Oregon to spend the week on the coast golfing at Bandon Dunes. It was amazing! The weather was chilly but pleasant for most of the trip, only raining at the end. That of course didn't stop my husband- he played right through the 50 mph hour winds and pouring rain. I enjoyed hot coca by the fire instead :)

The Lodge where we stayed:
 
There are four courses at Bandon Dunes, all of them are in the top 20 golf courses you can actually play. Pacific Dunes, rated #1 (higher then Pebble Beach FYI) was CWF's favorite and he played it on Thanksgiving Day.


I honestly thought I would struggle to find things to do, but the beauty of the courses there blew me away. I loved how natural they looked- like they belonged there and were always apart of the dunes.


The ocean view from some of the holes wasn't bad either :)





These blackwatch plaid pants that CWF wore one day were a hit! I was obsessed too :)


I even snuck away to beachcomb early in the morning.

All in all, a wonderful trip! We hope to make it back soon or even maybe make it a yearly Thanksgiving tradition.

11.24.2014

Cranberry Champagne Punch

I made a cranberry champagne punch for friendsgiving that ended up being a big hit so I thought I would share with you all. It really couldn't be any easier!


2 cans frozen cranberry-raspberry juice concentrate
1 3-liter sprite 
1 bottle of champagne
Fresh cranberries for garnish 

Mix it all together in your drink dispenser (I also added ice) and its ready to serve! Perfect for any upcoming thanksgiving festivities!! 
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