Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy new years!

As the year comes to a close, I can honestly say it's been a good one - a new job, a new (old) car, a fiance, and of course wonderful family and friends. I am truly blessed and ever thankful for all of these things.

One thing that I have never done in person, as a Georgia native, is watch the peach drop at Underground Atlanta. I don't think I'll be heading out there tonight (a chilling 28 degrees!), but I'll be watching the show from my poang chair in my warm living room.

[[image found via google]]
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year's! Best wishes for the year ahead and I'll see ya'll in ohnine!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

the first dance

With a little over three months to go, things are about to get wild. T and I have been thinking a lot about the ever-highlighted-first-dance-as-husband-and-wife-where-everyone-will-be-starring-watching-us-try-to-pretend-we-know-how-to-dance. We've been trying to figure out what song we would dance to since T and I don't really have a song. A lot of our music choices wouldn't suffice for this monumental first act as a married couple, but I think I've narrowed it down to two songs - Ray LaMontagne and Eva Cassidy, two of my favorite artists.

[Please Note: These are youtube videos because it was the only way I could figure out how to upload songs for you to listen to. If anyone knows of another way, I'd love for you to share].

Which song would you choose??

honeymoon: it's official

T and I booked our honeymoon at this adorable little cottage in Asheville. Now that it's book, I'm getting a bit more excited.

Things I'd currently like to do:
1. Relax of course!
2. Take a couple of hikes
3. The Biltmore House
4. Eat at a few recommended restaurants
5. Enjoy the hot tub overlooking the mountainous view
6. Grill some corn on the cob

As always, we're open to suggestions for things to do in Asheville.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

pumpkin parfaits

As the holidays continue onward, I have a few more Christmases to celebrate. For Christmas dinner with my Dad tonight, I tried this new recipe. They look quite delicious!

I hope everyone is continuing to have a merry holiday!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

happy holidays!

I wish everyone a safe a joyous holiday with family and friends. I'll be heading to Top Sail Island, NC for 4 days to spend time with my step-dad's family.

In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful images of some lovely sweets from Joycelyn's awesome blog. It isn't a holiday unless there are sweets involved...
[[all images from kuidaore]]

Monday, December 22, 2008

banner idea

I'm totally loving the looks of this banner as seen on hellohandmadepaperie. I think I might create a similar banner for the wedding, either as our 'just married' banner or maybe as a banner to hang over the cake table. It's too cute!

a crafting weekend

This past weekend I had some quality time with my m.o.h. in Athens. I showed her how to make pom poms and she became a pom pom machine! We're hoping to make enough for guests to toss at T and I as we're leaving the reception. Since I'm a knitter/crocheter, we totally dig the idea. What are you having guests toss at your departure??

In addition to pom poms, magnets are my new thing. They're an easy project with wonderful results. The Obama magnets are for my dad as a christmas gift. The adorably cute animal magnets will adorn our refrigerator. I have loads of other magnets that I'll be packaging as gifts this christmas...they're my something handmade. Everyone loves magnets! (or at least I do!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

good eats

One thing I'm really exited about our wedding is our choice of caterer. After much debating between serving heavy hor d'ourves or a full dinner, we've decided to go with a nice southern bbq dinner. There's something about bbq at a wedding that makes me smile.

[[photo found here]]

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

honeymoon: update

So after lots of back-and-forthness, we've finally decided our honeymoon location -- Asheville. The warm, beautiful beaches of Mexico will have to wait...

So, with that said, can anyone offer up ideas or things to do in the Asheville area?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

invitations design

After many designs and changes, we've finally decided on our invitation design. The accommodations card is still a work in progress, but here are the preliminary designs done in Illustrator CS.

I hope to print these using my gocco. Hopefully it will be a successful project...

[[designed by: yours truly]]
What do you guys think??

Thursday, December 11, 2008

picture slideshow

The amazing Lisette has put together a slideshow of ALL our pictures. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

engagement photos

Check, check, check 'em out! Our lovely photographer has blogged our engagement photos. These are a few of my personal favorites from her blog post.

Thanks Lisette!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

i couldn't resist...

another picture of my cactus. The bloom has opened up even more! Now, only if all the other buds would get the memo...

Monday, December 8, 2008

it's officially christmas...

...because my Christmas Cactus is blooming!!! I received this interesting little fellow last year and it failed to bloom at the holidays, but this year is quite different. I have several buds on my cactus! And in one day this beautiful bud has decided to open it's petals.

Bring on the holidays...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


With Christmas quickly approaching and money slowly dwindling, I've been trying to come up with gifts that are $10 or less, in addition to the little ideas I hope to hand make.

I saw this on (oh so) beautiful paper and just had to share.
A weekly planner :: $10 -- [inprint]
I would love to find one of these in my stocking...

Stationary Sampler :: $8.50 -- etsy seller cicadastudio

Sticky Notes :: $8.95 -- Amazon or Sukie
or, maybe some matching labels...

Mini Vintage Coffee Mugs :: $6 -- Sleep Owl Vintage

Ceramic Coffee Mug :: $10 -- Standing Stone Pottery

Petite Desk Calendar :: $10 -- The Paper Princess

That's it for now. Check back as I continue my search...