Happy bday to my sister Look at our Chinese bowl cut bangs! WOW.
…speaking of Chinese bowl cut bangs, look at this matching hair cut my mom and I shared! Yikes!
Amangiri Resort in Arizona…need I say more?
For all you ladies who are going the DIY route for your wedding or elopement, I urge you to try making your own wedding bouquet. There is something charming and pretty about a bouquet that’s not overly done by the florist. I was inspired by a wedding in the French countryside where the bride picked a few poppies near the church and tied the stems together with a piece of lace fabric given to her by her mother. It was incredibly sweet and let’s not forget, inexpensive!
The morning of our elopement I went to Whole Foods for coffee and flowers. They didn’t have a large selection of blooms but these brightly hued dahlias stood out to me. I liked that their stems were clean as I planned on wrapping the flowers with a piece of lace from an old Gryphon jacket I had (I’m resourceful ha ha!) Using a step-by-step tutorial from Flower Girl NYC, I cut the stems a little shorter and tied them tightly together with the lace. I wanted it to look casual and non-fussy.
Here is what they looked like on our special day. I am so glad I made this little bouquet…even if it was for an elopement. Jill Thomas, our photographer, captured this beautifully in the 3pm warm sunlight that we were so blessed with that day.
Photos are coming in from our elopement. Shot by the amazingly talented Jill Thomas. We wed at Santa Barbara City Hall, which is a beautiful Spanish building flanked by lush trees and plants. I wore a Marchesa Notte dress and J.Crew sandals
It was just us and the photographer…no friends, no family (we did get their blessings, though!), no dogs (wahhh!) Chris and I wanted it to be simple and sweet; a celebration of our union. The best part of eloping is that you’re not in debt afterward, it’s super low-stress and it’s just so darn romantic.
I, along with the rest of America, have developed quite an obsession with Tim Tebow. If you weren’t watching the Broncos/Patriots game yesterday, there better be a good reason. Even if you don’t like watching football, you’ve got to LOVE watching Tebow and the Broncos somehow pull through in the 4th quarter. So popular is this quarterback sensation that there was even a Tebow skit on SNL this past weekend.
But what a bummer that the Broncos lost. I was really rooting for them.
I was so bummed I decided to make banana muffins.
Which turned out absolutely delicious…
Banana Muffins recipe (makes 6)
There are many reasons why I love this time of year: the holidays, sleeping in when it’s cold and I’m buried beneath layers and layers of blankets, making a fire at home, jumping into the hot tub when it’s freeeeezing at night and Sunday football. I LOVE football season. It’s a tradition at our house now to spend Sundays on the couch in our robes with laptops and dogs by our side while we watch the games and share a cup of coffee and yummy snacks. In other words, it’s a great excuse to be lazy
Thought I’d whip up a good breakfast this morning. Eggs + cream + spinach + sausage + cheese + leftover avocado sauce from a Mexican meal we had a couple nights ago. Cook on the stovetop as you would any omelette, but finish it off in the oven set at 425 degrees. I used convection bake for a quicker blast of heat and left it in there for about 4 minutes.
…and this thing We spend Sundays snuggling on the couch together.