10 Aug

Have a Rockin’ Weekend!

Happy Friday, my sweets!  This weekend is especially fun because Travis and I are going to Outside Lands, a three day music and comedy festival in Golden Gate Park.  It features awesome musicians from Sigur Ros to Stevie Wonder, and it’s within walking distance from our house, woo!

So let’s kick off this weekend with some fun web finds, shall we?

Create the perfect color frosting with this frost by numbers cheat sheet!

Awesome temporary tattoos.

Would you elope?

Try this neat lip illusion… it works!

Make your own custom iPhone case.

I’m kind of obsessed with this beautiful upholstered ottoman

Travis and I are taking this Tuscan Bike Tour on our anniversary— can’t wait!

I love the idea of making my own professional-looking cookbook, don’t you?

Fall boots are officially back in stores :)

A book recommendation for your weekend…

Words worth remembering.

And don’t forget to check out more fun finds on my Pinterest page :)

27 Jul

Have a Cheerful Weekend (Go, Giants!)

Happy Friday!  What are you up to?  Travis and I are starting our move!  I can’t believe it’s really happening— it all fell into place so quickly.  We’re super excited to have more space and hopefully settle into this new apartment long-term.  (This is our FIFTH apartment in FOUR years… too much moving!)

My family is coming up to the city to help, and we’re also going to a Giants-Dodgers game while they’re visiting.  It’s going to be a whirlwind!  (I hope we have time to watch the start of the Olympics!)

So, before the craziness kicks in, let’s peruse these fun links from around the web…

Cool patchwork quilt.

Trav and I want to make cinnamon roll pancakes this weekend!

Drugstore alternatives to pricey makeup.

Sometimes judging a book by its cover can be hilarious :)

100 jaw-dropping lipstick looks!

Love this eco-chic wedding

A video to get you pumped for London 2012!

Creative tattoos— I love the ampersand.

Dip dyed wrap dress.

Five maxi skirt sewing tutorials!

And a few {bb} posts you may have missed…

DIY heart garland.

Short hairstyle inspiration…

Backyard havens.

What are you up to this weekend?  Are you a busy bee or will you be laying low?  Will you be tuning into the opening ceremonies for the Olympics tonight?  Got any fun links of your own to share?

12 Jul

This Girl Might Win “Cutest Bridesmaid Ever”

I’m doing hair and makeup for a sweet bride named Kristine next month, who is having her bridal shower this weekend.  One of her bridesmaids can’t be there in person, so she made Kristine this AH-mazing video!  You have to check it out…


Isn’t that hilarious/adorable/oh-so-loving?  This took some serious dedication!

I can’t wait to work with this lovely bride and meet her awesome bridesmaids in person :)

What do you think of this bridesmaid video?  How would you show your friend some love if you couldn’t make it to her shower?  Share in the comments!

11 Jul

Au Revoir, Wedding Wednesday…

I’ve officially decided to suspend my Wedding Wednesday posts to make way for new mid-day ramblings on the blog.  Wedding Wednesday started as a way for me to process and plan all the details of my own wedding.  Now, almost a year after getting hitched, I often find myself struggling to come up with interesting wedding-related posts.

I still adore weddings and I know many of you do, too.  So there will absolutely continue to be bits of wedding-related content on the blog.  But for now, I’d like to reserve our Wednesdays for subjects I’m more inspired by.

Like trying new DIY projects

And pretty hairstyles

And planning the design for our new apartment!  (Did I tell you we’re moving to a bigger place?!)

Thanks so much for all your input on the Wedding Wednesday posts (all 100 of them!) and for weighing in on my own wedding planning… everything from wording our invitations to choosing the style of my wedding band.  And, please, if you have wedding-related questions or need advice, don’t hesitate to send them my way!

Until then, what other kinds of posts would you like to see on the blog?  Got a Wedding Wednesday post that was your fave?  Share in the comments!

27 Jun

Wedding Wednesday POLL: Should You Live Together Before Marriage?

I have a friend who is planning to move in with her boyfriend in the coming months, and we were talking about living together before marriage.  Travis and I moved in together less than a year into our relationship and spent three years shacked up before heading down the aisle.  My friend agreed that living together was important for her before marriage, but she was happy spending a year or less under the same roof before making the plunge.

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For me, I feel like living with someone before you agree to spend your entire life with them is a smart move.  What if you’re styles of cohabiting are totally different and living together is more stressful than fun?  Beyond that, I know from experience that Travis and I learned a lot about each other simply from being around each other all the time and living in the same apartment.

On the other hand, I have another friend who won’t move in until after the wedding ceremony.  And there’s something unbelievably romantic about that.  When she gets married, she will really be starting her life with her husband.  (Travis and I had “started our life together” years before he put a ring on it.)

I’d love to know what you think…


Will you (or did you) live with your significant other before marriage?  What made you choose to do one or the other?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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