Monday, June 29, 2009


Go get your shopping on!!! before July 4!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

magazine coasters

Are you tired of all those magazines cluttering up your house? Well turn them into coasters!
Click here for DIY instructions! Happy Folding!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

happy weekend!

[[via design crush]]
I hope you guys have had a great start to the weekend!

T's family came to visit Thursday night and Friday night. So we went to see the Braves play the Yankees and Red Soxs. It was hot, humid, and fun!

and this next week will be only 4 days! Yay! and we're going to pick up our new adorable pup!

Happy weekend!!

This weekend:
-make cupcakes popsicles
-tape tape tape
-drop off film to be developed

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

tin numbers

So the first time I did this, I made a candle holder during my freshman year of college. I froze sand water in the tin and with a hammer and nail I made my design.

BUT check out these DIY instructions!!! So so SOOO much easier...with such a lovely result.

giveaway: fray's shop

[[via fray]]
Wowza! Aren't these bags too cute??

Go stop by lillyella to enter this fabulous giveaway - a chance to win your choice of a new Everyday Tote Bag -OR- a Sweetly Simple Capelet in 100% organic cotton, either in the color of your choice!

and the good news doesn't stop there!! If you just can't wait long enough to find out the results to this giveaway, and you want to go ahead and purchase one, make sure to mention Lillyella at checkout and you'll receive 10% off.

Good luck! and happy shopping!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


We took some film shots too, which I hope to get developed in the next week or so.

prospective pups

We're looking to adopt another furry lovable doxie mix.

These are our choices - all female. They're 7 weeks old today.

Meet {Cali}

Meet {Georgia}
Meet {Carolina}
[[photos via semper fi rescue]]
I'm loving the light tan little girl. I think she might be calling my name. We'll see what T thinks...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

yes yes yes

I guess all that wishin' and hopin' and prayin' paid off...


now I need to make a list of all the things I need to change.

wishin' and hopin' and prayin'...

...that we get our marriage certificate today.

It's been 11 weeks! Geez....

Friday, June 19, 2009

happy weekend!!

[[via ffffound]]
and boy is it a HOT one!! In the high 90's all weekend...

I hope you all enjoy this sunny and hot weekend, spending some quality time with your dad. Happy Father's Day weekend!!

This weekend:
go see GUSTER!!!! woohoo!!
-take care of mom's dogs and dad's cat
-more taping and painting
-plan next weeks dinners
-go grocery shopping
-make these cupcakes

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

i can't wait...

[[via here]]
midsummer music fest line up:

12:00-12:40: Webster Humpage
1:00-2:00: Sol Junkies
2:20-3:20: Honey Island Swamp Band
3:50-4:50: Sonia Leigh
5:20-6:35: Jupiter Coyote
7:15-8:45: Rusted Root
9:15-10:45: Guster

T and I will hopefully be going early afternoon to get a good seat for Guster. Is anyone else planning to go to this event???

butterfly bouquet

I love this fun and unique bouquet! It's so cute!
and the cupcakes!
[[found via frolic!]]
To view more of this charming wedding, go here and here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

sunday cupcakes: week 1

I'm going to try my hardest to make cupcakes once a week to take into work. Essentially we're creating a cupcake club! and this gives me the opportunity to try various cupcake recipes and to improve my technique.

First up, Hershey Bar Cupcakes!

2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 c. plain flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1/4 c. cocoa
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients and pour into lined cupcake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip
2 Hershey Bars, grated

Mix the first three ingredients well. Then fold in cool whip and chocolate shaving last. Spread onto cupcakes. Keep refrigerated.

Happy Baking!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

our wedding: finale

Okay, so I couldn't resist.

One last picture.

{T's adorable 90 year old grandma}
[[c/o lisette]]
This picture makes me giggle. huge giggles.

Friday, June 12, 2009

happy weekend!

[[via A CUP OF JO]]
It's Friday! and I loove me some Fridays! I don't know about y'all, but this week seemed to last FOR--EVER. Maybe it's because starting on Tuesday I kept thinking it was Thursday...

Any exciting plans for the weekend??

This weekend:
-hopefully finish book 4 of twilight
-return the movie twilight to blockbuster
-clean house and tape the heck out of it to start painting
-make cupcakes. seriously.
-plan next weeks dinners

our wedding: reception

Well here we are, at the end of our wedding day...finally right! Sorry it took me a while to finish...I kind of lost the motivation to post.

I hope y'all enjoyed reliving the moments with me.


{our first dance}

{my sis!}


{cake eating}

{T's mom busting out the moves}

{our getaway}


Thursday, June 11, 2009

our wedding: ceremony

They walked up.
I cried.
We passed the rings.
We kissed.
Husband and Wife

{I really love this picture of my mom holding our rings}

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

a family tradition

When T was a kid, family photos always consisted of one like the above photo - oldest to youngest. So it was only appropriate to keep the tradition going - first at his sister's wedding, and now our wedding.

picture love

[[via design crush]]

oh, j.crew...

why, oh, why must you be so darn expensive?


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

just some randomness

1. I broke my glasses on Sunday right smack dab in the middle of the nose bridge. So we tried to superglue it back together, but now they're crooked when I wear them.
2. I saw my kitty panting today, which is a rarity.
3. Baby geese grow oh-so-fast. They're almost teenagers and it's only been 2 months!
4. I've been playing around with T's 35mm Minolta. I'd love to take some photography classes/lessons.
5. and I was really excited today when T asked me about one of his math problems and I actually remembered what he was doing and I could explain it to him.

Monday, June 8, 2009

fabric flower delight

[[via the purl bee]]
I am really loving these flowers, all made from fabric...stems too!

You can buy the DIY kit here. and don't forget the book!

Happy sewing!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

saran wrap treasures

Look at how cute these napkin rings are!!! Turn those empty saran wrap tubes into a lovely piece of table flare.
[[via merriment]]
I can't wait to try my hand at these. Click here for complete DIY instructions.

Friday, June 5, 2009

happy weekend!

This popped up in our backyard recently. I have no idea what it is, but I thought it was pretty. and I like how you can see it's veins.

I hope you all enjoy this great weekend!

This weekend:
-another emerson work day
-start book 4 of the twilight series: breaking dawn
-watch twilight
-attempt to plan out a whole week's worth of dinners
-think about what I want to do with this blog
-buy a battery for T's old 35mm (and maybe for his 8 mm)
-bake cupcakes?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009