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Andy and I have been in our house for a little under two years now. It’s wonderful knowing that every mortgage payment we make brings us one month closer to making this place 100% ours. When we moved in, we painted the “important” rooms like the living room, kitchen, bedroom and office; and we bought the “important” furniture like a bed, dining room table and couch, but since that initial flurry of unpacking/decorating, things have sort of petered out. There has been the occasional bookshelf here, a futon for the guestroom, a mirror for the mantel there, but decor-wise our house is largely unfinished. Part of the delay is our desire to find unique good quality pieces, part is because unique good quality pieces tend to be a little expensive, and then there is the fact that we have very different opinions on what is “good” decor. I think this beautiful home featured on Design Sponge (full post can be viewed here) may be kind of what we end up with, minus the neon pink. 9 times out of 10 I get to make the final purchase call, but I feel like the husband might put his foot down in this case.
Images from Design Sponge.
It was a perfect weekend. Andy and I did some work around the house, ran a few errands, and then he played video games white I did a trial run of a cupcake recipe i’ll be using at my friend’s baby shower in July. Laid back, yet productive, the way it should always be. When I wasn’t in the kitchen I spent a lot of time on Pinterest (since I wasn’t really interested in watching Andy stomp space zombies). I made several new boards and found several new pinners that were truly inspiring. One of the most fascinating things I found was pages and pages of collections. Buttons, stamps, dried fowers, pens ect… It is really cool to see how people link things to one another. Some are complex, and only make sense to the collector, but then there are collections that are based on a single common factor like this great Instagram project called #colorsorganizedneatly by Emily Blincoe .
I think this project would make an excellent coffee table book.
Images from here.
I have to admit, I am a bit of a chicken when it comes down to making decisions that will upset the people I care about. For years I only got tattoos in places that could be easily covered, removed some of my piercings before going to certain events, and even kept my clothing choices a bit more sedate than I would probably like. I’m not blaming my loved ones, nobody can make these decisions but me, but sometimes I wish I had more guts.
When Andy and I got engaged my first instinct was to elope or have a very very small wedding. After a few long talks and much consideration, we both realized that our discomfort at being the center of attention for a day would be a small price to pay for the chance to celebrate and make memories with so many of the people we love, and to have them all in one place at the same time.
What does all this have to do with the striped wedding dress below? Well, more than you’d think actually.
Choosing a wedding dress was probably the most stressful decision I had to make throughout the entire wedding process. I had to factor in potential weather conditions, the fact that we were having an outdoor ceremony, body issues, and all sorts of other things that had to be balanced ultimately with what I wanted. Seeing this striped wedding dress made me think about how much things have changed over the years and how amazing it is that brides today have the option of not only unconventional colors but patterns as well. It makes finding the dress all the more special.
I feel like a princess in my wedding dress, to me it is the perfect combination of traditional and modern, even though the dress I picked up after my last fitting was back to the more sedate ivory (A long story with deception and intrigue I will tell you all about as soon as I can post the dress pictures).
Images from here.