Red Rock Canyon

A few of my shots from Red Rock. I loved the texture, stripes of red, the height, the cooler air, and the magnitude.

View all my Vegas photos here.

 

 

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While planning this trip to Vegas, I had full intentions of lots of sightseeing, walking, and exploring. It all changed when I was faced with 78 degree weather, sunshine and the pool. We spent a lot more time laying out, soaking up the sun and drinking delicious drinks.

After being outside for most of the day, I usually felt like napping for hours. Thankfully, we got out on the strip by dinner and we were able to see Cirque du Soleil : Mystère.


No matter what we did or didn’t do, it was so nice to relax. We ate delicious food, woke up to a wonderful view every morning, and got a massage. Five days in Vegas was plenty of time and we were happy to get home and back into a routine. These next few weeks hold lots of change and I can’t wait. Adam will be starting a new job and we’ll be moving closer to downtown Columbus. Next vacation? New York City.

*All photos in this post taken on my iPhone. Stop back tomorrow for a series of photos that I took at Red Rock.

One Day : Planned

Ashley, a fellow Columbus dweller, approached me awhile ago to be a part of my One Day series and I was so excited when we decided to highlight all her DIY projects. She and her husband had a fall wedding and so I knew it would be helpful for all you soon-to-be brides planning for YOURS in 2011.

[Pictured above] Ashley saw the ring photo idea online and printed out her own sheet of paper with the numbers spaced accordingly to fit the rings as zeroes. She bought wooden hangers at Target and floral wire at Michael’s and bent the wire to form the letters (drilling holes in the side of the wood to hold the wire). I absolutely love these two ideas and incorporating typography into ordinary items.

[Pictured Above] Instead of the traditional pew bows or expensive flowers, Ashley used fake fall floral arrangements that she found at Michael’s. Her grandma tied ribbon on them which dressed them up a bit (and allowed them to hang over the pews). She also bought a birdcage at Hobby Lobby to use as a card box and decorated it with the same floral arrangements and ribbon. At the reception, the centerpieces were created with a candle base and they wrapped fake berries throughout the middle.

[Pictured Above] Ashley designed and printed her own wedding invitations (she’s a graphic designer) and utilized the design on other parts like the stick candy favors. [Pictured Below] I always love the idea of couples creating their thank you notes from a photo taken at the wedding. Ashley hand painted their signs in a script font.

[Pictured Below] Ashley also created her own guest book, added a little ribbon to her bubbles, and carried over the floral design onto her escort cards. It’s the little touches like that that unify your wedding in the most simple and easy way!

All of the photos were taken by their wedding photographer, Jennifer Schaaf of JOJO Photography and Film.

Check back tomorrow for part two of my Vegas trip!

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We had fun. More pictures to come Thursday.

My Eyes Like It.

Recently found designs that I love (clockwise): Beautiful type + pink found here, great book cover found here, La Dolce Vita found here, and great signage found here.

A Fresh Start

We will be moving into a new (but old) apartment in April. I love fresh starts and I’ve been bookmarking and pinning inspiration for awhile now. Once we start making the move, I’ll be sure to share photos and references to our purchases. My theory on any home decoration is that he doesn’t need to be expensive to be beautiful but I do understand the idea of investing in a good piece once in awhile.

1) Obviously April bring about showers and so I’m in the market for the perfect entry room rug. 2) This chair is splendid, although white furniture scares the crap out of me. Just like white pants. Guaranteed spill. 3) I’ve linked to this little cot before and perhaps it’s not comfortable at all but it’s so cute. We won’t have a guest room in our new place and so I’m trying to think of alternative solutions for guests. Just treat them to a hotel? 4) I love this piece for storing dishware and other miscellaneous things. Of course, glass doors mean that everything should probably stay organized. 5) I love this style of headboard but I feel that it needs to be black or grey in order for my husband to approve. 6) The mirror! Oh how I love the mirror!! 7) This rocking chair has such a retro/casual look that I really enjoy.

Lastly, some pieces that we may actually purchase. 8) Icosa Lamp by Kelly Lamb 9)NORDEN Gateleg table by IKEA 10) KARLSTAD Loveseat and chaise lounge by IKEA

One Day : Planning

It’s week 2 of One Day and this week I’m featuring Carrie’s wedding! Her and her fiancé are getting married May 20th, 2011 and I was able to discuss some of their plans and vision. Hopefully I’ll be able to follow up with them after their honeymoon to Puerto Rico and share exactly how everything went! For now, here are a few style boards. Enjoy!

Their colors are sage green, yellow, and ivory (and yes, she is going to wear yellow heels under her wedding gown)! They are throwing an intimate wedding with some family and close friends. Since it is both their 2nd marriages, they are aiming for simple and relaxed. The vibe of the wedding itself is vintage, kind of a ’50′s glamour vibe.  Her gown is a strapless Justin Alexander (an ivory silk with a shelf bust with rhinestone detailing).

Carrie is wearing her grandmother’s vintage rhinestone necklace (something old & borrowed) and we love this idea. Wearing something like a locket that your mother or grandmother wore can be such a wonderful touch. [Wedding photography above by Megan of Megan W Photography. Yellow shoe photograph by Abdi of Three Photographers.]

Carrie shared, “We’re having an evening wedding, & then a twilight candlelight cocktail reception.  We are planning on having a champagne bar with mixers.  We are having it at a gorgeous English tudor bulit in the early 1900′s.”

I loved Carrie and Patrick’s attitude about everything. They’re letting the bridesmaids pick their own dresses, instead of a large wedding cake they’re serving an assortment of 4-5 flavored cakes, and Carrie’s 12 year old son will be a groomsman. I’ll be looking forwarding to see the photos and hear all about it!

Girl Crush

I’ve always loved Cate. She’s gorgeous and her talent is astounding. Images found here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Monday Link Love

Looking to decorate your walls? Look no further. Well, actually, you should look further so you can help me add to my list of resources. This Monday Link Love is all things wall. From top to bottom: These Are Things, Rifle Paper Co, The Small Stakes, Urban Outfitter’s Print Shop, 20 x 200, and Debbie Carlos.

Daily Occurrences

What a lame assortment of photos for this Daily Occurrences. This past week has been busy, busy, busy. When will it slow down? Summer? Do I still get a summer break? No? Okay. Last Sunday we were able to see our wonderful friend Bri get baptized after we discovered that we have MICE. Ew to the max. Of course, my little Desh is still rolling around totally unaffected by the issue at hand. I’ve been spending my lunch breaks looking at new apartments and we found something on Wednesday. Horray! More details to come later. For now – I will enjoy this weekend and get ready for my trip to Vegas! Happy Weekend!