Friday, February 18, 2011

A life unknown.

A unique perspective on motherhood.

It is strange to me. So many women living a life that I have no understanding of. I thought by this point in my path, a late twenties post grad with a great job, I would look in the mirror and more closely resemble them. I am sure you know the ones that I am referring to.

Growing up I dreamt of the ring. I knew, without a doubt, that I would be married with the perfect token placed proud upon my hand and a graceful little tot in tow. But this isn't my life.

Instead, I am the attendee not the honoree, at the parties (two this week to be exact). Wishing others congratulations and watching their love and joy. With that being said, in complete truth I am happy showing up with my gift, offering my warm regards and leaving it all behind. It would be a lie if I said these are not things that I hope for one day, but today is not that day. The freedom and independence that can only come from being a singular entity is something that I adore. One day I will gladly relinquish this status for a new existence, but until then I am just me.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love and Lace

Love is in the air and the launch of BHLDN is just in time!! The vintage inspired collection is an exclusive online wedding boutique by Anthropologie. This amazing wedding line has everything from a little girl's dream gown to a perfect pair of pumps to match.

Some of my favorite details. These gloves make my heart pitter patter. xoxoxoxox

Monday, February 14, 2011

A gift for him

Today, on this day of love, I got a little something special for my mister at one of my favorite local places to show him how much I appreciate all that he does for me. Two vintage hankies and a pair of 1950's Swank cuff links to be exact. There were so many to choose from it was hard to find the perfect set at first. I looked through a box of 5o of so and just couldn't decide. Then the lovely owner reached below the counter and offered a selection that possessed the ideal pair.

They are simple yet unique, masculine and beautiful.

I am so pleased to have found a gift I know he will cherish. Now I just can't wait to see them on!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

He carried them through the snow


1. Of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a bit of a sentimental soul and there are two things that evoke my sentiment without fail. Flowers and snow.

This week both showed up at my doorstep and warmed my heart beyond compare. I grew up in the midwest so the snow always brings a childlike joy with its chill. For a brief moment, I got a little lost this week in the falling flakes and the nostalgia.

My mister delivered the second half of the delightful day, a precious bundle of hydrangeas. The unexpected lovelies were the perfect compliment to the perfect day.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sew Lovely......

Many people are quick to say that the long held traditions of handmade craftsmanship is only a thing of past, but I say it just isn't so! There has been a new, almost rebirth of people uncovering and reinventing the daily duties of our grand parents generation and making them their own.

These artists are not only creating beautiful masterpieces, they are sharing their craft with an eager public. I myself have discovered a tiny little jewel that lies right in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. This fun and funky studio/boutique houses goodies made by locals including one of a kind metal jewelry, bags and screen printed pillows bearing some of the most classic lyrics of all time. In addition to selling the awesome creations, Make Studio hosts numerous classes each week for enthusiastic patrons that want to take the creation into their own hands.

Sewing has been a skill that I have wanted to learn for sometime now and thanks to the studio, I am well on my way. Check back for my progress as the journey continues.

Having said that, I encourage you to seek out a place like this in your neighborhood, go learn something new and share it!