Archive | August, 2012

through the lens…..

28 Aug

….. a look through the eyes of my iphone …..

the count down…..

20 Aug
get me out of this funky…..
august has seemed to put me in a strange mood.
maybe this heat has finally gotten to me.
i’ve been feeling uninspired and unmotivated.
thus leaving my blog a little uninspired and unmotivated.
but september is right around the corner and i couldn’t be happier.
so, to try to pump myself up,
i have decided to make some goals for the month ahead
…..
september’s bucket list
  • walk the dogs at least 3 times a week
  • wash my makeup off every night
  • finish one of the many books i have started
  • try 3 new recipes
  • put the majority for my pictures in albums
  • organize the pantry
  • watch less television
  • clean out the closet for fall
  • save money for a big trip

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i also thought it would be a good idea to write down some of the things that i am grateful for this month

  • my husband, who is 31 days smoke-free and going strong. he inspires me everyday to be better
  • my parents who have been away for the summer. so glad to have you home. sunday’s feel right again
  • my pups who love me unconditionally
  • all my family for the good times we have when we get together
  • my niece and nephews for always putting a smile on my face
  • my friends that are always there for me and allow me to be my self

i’m starting the count down

11 days to september!!!

my 25th birthday

the weekends here…

10 Aug
happy friday everyone!!!
  • F- free to start your weekend
  • R- ready to make a memory
  • I- inspired by my surrounding
  • D- determined to try something new
  • A- adaptable to the changes that may come my way
  • Y-  you’re in charge of your own destiny

so…..what will you do with your weekend???

an oldie but a goodie

 

… now i just need a city …

9 Aug
city look

… head of the table …

6 Aug

finally the day has come! head chairs for my kitchen table!

….. hooray …..

we are going on almost two years in this house and

using make shift chairs just wasn’t cutting it anymore.

but thanks to a friend of my who’s been stashing some

antique chairs in her garage for who knows how long,

our lonely kitchen table is finally rescued.

she let me snatch up these little goodies

to actual get some use out of them.

so with a good sander, a little painters tape and of coarse, my favorite…..

… spray paint …

we turned these old antique chair’s into fresh and modern accent pieces.

check out our before and afters!!!

happy diy to u!!!

.. did you know …

3 Aug
…..
a few fun and interesting facts about us
  • we named our dog rocky after his favorite movie and character, rocky balboa
  • she can write backwards in cursive with her non-dominant hand
  • his favorite soccer team in inter-milan
  • we both have only “g’s” and “c’s” in our initials. his=”cgc” hers= “ggc”
  • she is currently obsessed with spray paint
  • he is currently obsessed with motorcycles
  • she doesn’t throw magazines away… (well at least the good ones)
  • he drives a stick shift cuz it reminds him of italy ( he says it makes you focus on driving more)…. i’m like, how are you suppose to multitask in the car then???
  • she can wiggle her ears
  • he makes the most ridiculously delicious pasta amatriciana
  • we both hope to retire in italy someday

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… a shower …

1 Aug

i can’t think of a better way to celebrate the growth of a new life then with a shower, and that’s exactly what we did this past weekend.  my dear friend genevieve is a little less then 8 weeks away from meeting the newest addition to her family, and if the anticipation of this little ones arrive wasn’t enough, the lovely couple has decided to keep the sex of the baby a surprise. ahhhhh!!! what a lovely shower we did have though.  the natural and organic theme was the perfect backdrop to this sweet little party.

some of my favorite moments of the day:

  1. the birthday wishes filled out by each guest, to be opened each year on the babies birthday
  2. genevieve asking how she will know what nipples to use with what bottle and when
  3. listening to everyones reactions to the impossibly perfect baby room
  4. the table scape that housed the most charming party favors
  5. all the itsy bitsy baby clothes that i can’t wait to see on this secret little baby
  6.  the nap i got that afternoon after three days of preparing what i think was the most inspired shower i’ve ever seen

our dear friends and the happy expecting couple

the charming favors i was talking about. little tree’s to plant and watch grow, as their little one grows

the spread

this is the cake i practiced for at my birthday.

ombre

see the birthday ombre cake here

thanks genevieve for letting me help you and your family throw an amazing shower,

and for allowing me to blog about it!!!

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… and now, a room just for baby …

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