Friday, December 25, 2009

you'll shoot your eye out...

Happy Holidays!

let us all remember the true meaning of this holiday while in the midst of traffic, flowing wine, junk food, and the 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story. i wish you all a very merry holiday, whichever it may be. and of course, peace on earth.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

oh christmas tree...

i love christmas time. our little home feels so much more "home-y" with lights and a tree. here are just a few pictures i took of our cute little house.

i realize it looks a little creepy in this picture, but i promise its cute.

here is our $30 Fred Meyer tree, complete with pompom tree topper :)

one night i became fixated on origami cranes, and decided to make a little garland out of them. i love how it turned out.

this little poster came from the designsponge website. i printed it out, had kinkos mount it for me and then i hung it in the window. i lurve it.

on another note, i finally finished my first ever screen printing project! i was able to do half of this project during a class in a fancy schmancy studio, and the other have was done in our basement. a couple of weeks ago, jonathan helped me set up a make-shift studio downstairs, and was SO gracious to give up half of his workout room for my screen printing stuff... he is great. here is the finished product!


These were done for the capitol hill coop preschool. The little boy i nanny for goes to this school, and his mom/my boss asked me to make these as a class gift. Claire, my boss, got me everything i needed to set up my own studio, and as i trade i made these! i as SO happy with how they turned out. especially as my first project. but certainly not the last. i have already started designing our invitations, and hopefully after the new year i will be able to start printing them! so excited!

okie doke, time to get ready for a christmas party. until next time... bisous!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


now that i don't have to worry about a dress or shoes, i have turned my attention to how i want my hair and face to look on The Day. i think i have decided to keep my bangs down for the ceremony, and then put'em back for the reception. i have a feeling there will be lots of dancing people at the reception, and i'm sure it will get a little warm in there. it doesn't matter who you are, no one looks good with sweaty bangs...
i have been surfing the internets, all of them, and here are some looks i am diggin' so far:

1) Mischa Barton. i know she is a little crazy, but there is no denying her great style.
i am not a perfectionist, and i don't like my hair to be perfect. i am a huge fan of messy looking hair.

2) Ashley Olsen. she is gorgeous.
i love that she has tin cans in her hair, just like the good ole days... the makeup in this one is loverly.
i love braids!

3) Zooey Deschanel, duh. she was the reason i got bangs in the first place, and every time i go to the hair dresser i tell her to "make me look like zooey."

again with the braids!

i love the sweet softness of this look.

and this! so natural, and retro at the same time.

just plain delightful.

those are my style muses.

but, even with all of those great looks part of me just wants to put my hair in a ponytail...

until next time, bisous!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

pretty pretty paper...

i didn't really know this about myself, but i have a deep love for paper. especially colorful paper pompoms hanging from trees...
i just made one of these tissue paper pompoms and used it as our tree topper (i'll post a pic later). instructions can be found on Once Wed's website.

i think that i get the most excited about our wedding when i think about all the little details that go into it. i love decorating, which is another thing i didn't really know about myself. i can just picture tons of colorful paper pompoms and streamers hanging from the trees in the courtyard at the dresser mansion, or on the alter, or hanging from the ceiling. i have to be careful not to go to far and turn our wedding into a high school prom, but i think with just the right amount it can be very pretty and whimsical. like this:
you can view the whole wedding here, this couple does some really cute things with tissue paper (her bouquet for example!). i also love her dress and shoes!

this wedding is super cute too:
this was done by a whole group of wedding masterminds as a part of The Free Wedding 2009. here are some pictures from it taken by our labor of love. it's amazing!

ok, i must get back to my origami cranes now. i need to make 10 more to complete my window display. pics to come.


Friday, December 4, 2009

looks for the groom...

i know that my blog has been primarily about me and my looks and ideas for the wedding, but i would like to turn my attention to jonathan and what he will be wearing on our big day. i am a huge fan of the sartorialist, it is by far the most fashionable blog out there. because of that fact, i have turned to them for help in finding a look suitable (pun intended) for jonathan to wear to the wedding. here are my top pics so far:

the grey suit, very don draper
(via ruffledblog)

the khaki suit, with loafers and no socks. causal swank
(via the sartorialist)

and i LOVE shorter pants with no socks or patterened socks. i don't know if i could talk jonathan into it though...
(via ruffledblog)

our next trip to Tulsa will involve some suit shopping. lets hope Tulsa has something stylish to offer. we shall see...