Friday, May 17, 2013

The Wedding / Save the Dates

My sister is getting married in August and I am her Maid of Honor. Between juggling scouting venues, planning the events leading up to the wedding, compiling a theme, hunting for decorations, and the dozens of other responsibilities of a MOH, I've been pretty busy. Perhaps my favorite part of the whole process, however, is that I get to create the invitations, programs, and other handouts for the wedding!
I. Love. That. Stuff.

So I thought I'd share one of my latest projects for the wedding extravaganza -- the Save the Dates! I created them on PhotoShop, we printed them out on card stock, and then I x-acto-knifed each and every one of them. Ninety-five in all, folks. My hand was sore for two days. But I think it was worth it, and my sister was ecstatic. So without further ado, here are the Save the Dates!

I'll show the invitations in a few weeks when I finish them. Goodnight all!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Just Be

Today was just lovely. Actually, this past week has just been lovely in general. The weather here in New England is like a dream after the rough winter we had. I'm so grateful for sunshine, rain, and the promise of rebirth Spring brings each year. I don't know what it is about this Spring in particular, but I feel like I appreciate this season so much more than I usually do.

Take some time to just be this week. Things are getting stressful for me with finals approaching, but I've found so much joy in just taking my time with things lately and enjoying the beautiful world around me. I encourage you to embrace the sunshine, grab a good book, turn off your phone, sit by a tree, and just be.



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Things I'm Loving - 1

Hello all!

This week has been more stressful than most due to the THREE exams I have. Usually my work-load isn't so bad, but it's like all of my professors coordinated to make this week crazy for me. Obviously that's not what happened, but it sure feels intentional. So between studying for hours and chugging coffee to stay awake, I haven't had much free time. But in the little free time I do have, a few things have been catching my eye. Today I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things on the web as of recent. Some items I'll get to call my own soon (What can I say? I shop when I'm stressed! Reward for making it through this tough week?), and some... I just think are really great. Enjoy! 

These two are from Anthro and have been in my shopping bag for months now. I think it's time for them to be mine...
Meet the Katrine Peplum Top. I'm a huge fan of peplums, especially for spring. A peplum top in coral lace?! Uh, yes please. Just ordered last night.

And this necklace? Anthro, you get me every time. Just the right amount of pop with those yellow beads.

I'm loving this hat from Steve Alan. I've been looking for a good summer beach fedora, wide-brimmed or bowler hat for quite some time. But I think I might go with a more affordable version like this one or this one.

How cute is this print? I've been thinking ahead to dorm room decorating for next year--I'd love to get a few of her pieces for my roommate and I!

I am totally obsessed with Rifle Paper Co.'s Botanical Rose collection. I want the notepads, the stationary, and I even tried to convince my sister to get her wedding invitations from the collection (she politely turned down that idea...she's not as in to floral as I am). But Mother's Day is coming up soon, which is the perfect excuse to buy this beautiful card for my incredible mama.

Well, that's it for now! Until next time.

Also, keep the great city of Boston in your thoughts and prayers. It's crazy to think that something so devastating happened yesterday to a city I have come to know and love this year. Although this world is crazy and unpredictable, we have hope and comfort in Christ.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

What I Wore / Singing Beach

I'm home in Lancaster for Easter, and I could not have asked for a more glorious spring weekend! Things are finally starting to bloom around here. Hopefully Massachusetts will catch up soon.

Anyways, I thought I'd share a little weekend outfit inspiration on this BEAUTIFUL Saturday night. Once again, these pictures were taken last Wednesday when me and a few of my friends went to Singing Beach. Photo-cred goes to the incredibly talented Antony Ohman. Check him out.

Sweater | Shirt | Skirt | Necklace | Sunglasses (similar) | Shoes

That's all for tonight! I hope everyone has a lovely Easter tomorrow. I'll be going to church and eating the day away with my family. Mmmm.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Down by the Sea

Because I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, a land-locked state, I jump at any chance I get to be at the beach. Choosing to go to school in Massachusetts was a big step, but when I think about all the great things that have happened in my life since August, I know it was the right step for me. Besides attending a great school, having awesome relationships, and being near Boston, I love it up here because I can be by the ocean in a matter of minutes. To me, there's nothing more peaceful than standing still and gazing out into the wide blue expanse that is the ocean; the sounds of crashing waves, eager seagulls, and steady winds all around me.

It's been a crazy and cold winter, but this week has truly felt like the hope of spring is a real thing up here in New England. It was in the 50s yesterday (which felt like 70 degrees to me after months of freezing weather), so we went to the beach. It was a beautiful day and I thought I'd share a few pictures. The snow is finally melting, seasonal ice cream shops are opening back up, and when the sun actually feels warm. God is good, am I right!?

Enjoy, and happy Thursday!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Let's start this thing.

Welcome to my blog! After years of wondering whether or not I should start a blog, I did something impulsive... and finally just created one. I hope this place can be a good outlet to share outfits I like, recipes I try, things I create, adventures I go on, and everything else along the way. So thanks for stopping by, friends! And three cheers for the many fun things life brings our way. Bear with me as I figure out the ropes of the blog world... can't wait to see where this thing takes me!