Tuesday, December 17, 2013

walk in love.

Last week I played model for the day for a great brand called walk in love. They are stylish clothes and accessories with encouraging messages. [Tebow himself was recently spotted on Twitter wearing one of their shirts->> https://twitter.com/raydaed/status/410928137510219776

The talented Brooke and Liz of Brooke Courtney Photography [http://www.brookecourtney.com/about.html] dolled me up and took some photographs in their studio and outside in a winter wonderland. If you have last minute Christmas shopping to do, check out their site! 

Check out the blog post at the link below and stick around their website for some shopping! I know I'm obsessed with my "You are the Song I Sing" floral hoodie! 


Friday, November 22, 2013

Thrifting at Home Goods

I am obsessed with all things metallic and sparkly this holiday season. While at Home Goods the other day I stumbled upon the perfect wreath for my entryway mirror. only problem was the styrofoam base was broken. After picking apart the entire store for another, I had a lightbulb moment. Duh Alyssa, I could just hot glue this at home and have a perfectly functioning wreath! As I checked out I explained my dilemma and asked if I could get a discount for it being broken. Originally $14.99 (which I thought was a bargain to start with) I paid $7.00!! SUCCESS. 

So My little take home tip is, if you are shopping and notice damage on an item clothing or otherwise that you think you could fix at home, don't be afraid to ask for a discount! Chances are the item won't sell otherwise so they'll be happy to comply! Stay thrifty ladies! 

Mrs. Fix-it

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall at the beach

A few photos I've been wanting to share from a weekend getaway to Ocean City NJ with my family while my Mr. and brother-in-law retreated to the mountains for the last weekend of archery. 

[moccasins: Minnetonka. iPad case: Ebay. Perfume: Marc Jacobs Daisy. Sweatshirt: Salvation Army. Vest: Target. Scarf: local botique. Books: Through Painted Deserts & Crazy Love.]

[OCNJ, Browns Donuts,Cape May Zoo]

Mrs. Year-Round Beach Bum

Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding (Take 3)

Octover 26th was the big day of my dear friend Hannah. Introduced through a mutual friend at 16, this girl became my college roomate for 4 years and my sanity though nursing school. Now we are nurses at the same hospital and practically neighbors. Her big day was so perfect and I know she and her new hubby will do great things together.

My wedding was 6.16.12 and in a span of 16 months my three very best friends who stood by my side on that day have become Mrs. and invited me to stand by their side. I am so blessed by these lifelong friendships.

[recap of the day according to my iPhone]

Mrs. happily ever after 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Football

Every Sunday afternoon and evening football is on in our house.  Today we had the opportunity to go to the Jets vs. Patriots game, my first live NFL experience! Now, we are from PA and Eagles fans at heart, but a family friend is a rookie punting for the Jets, so it was great to get to see him play! I love a good road trip and new experience with family, all while celebrating the accomplishments of friends!  And turns out I can actually get into a football game and have fun watching it! Yay for self discovery. No scarves knit during this game. They won in overtime with a field goal!

mrs. Football Fan

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Latest Etsy Purchase

Anyone else addicted to Etsy? There's just something so justifiable about shopping to support someone's creativity. 
These earrings are from www.etsy.com/shop/arianakimball and I just love them! She has so many beautiful earrings for sale, I had a hard time choosing just one pair!

Happy shopping! 

Mrs. Etsy addict

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Marriage and what I've learned...

October 16. 16 months of marraige. 

Despite the 38 months of dating prior to our big day, I have since learned...

>>the more snuggling and laughing, the less bickering

>>moods are contagious, good or bad. 

>>set goals together, no matter how lofty. 

>>vocalize the obvious every day. [feelings, thankfulness, appreciation]

>> even the smallest of surprises can turn the day around 

>> bedtime prayers together are the perfect ending to any day

>> just because you're married doesn't mean you have to grow up. [cereal for dinner and living room floor slumber parties welcome]

>> there are times for adventures, and there are times to call it a night at 9pm to  go home and watch TV in your fluffy robe 

>> the truest lifelong friends are family

>>puppies are more responsibility than they appear  [& timeline of baby plans may or may not be postponed due to that reality]

Weston, what more can I say but thank you. You do so much every day for me and our future together. I have enjoyed nothing more in life than living the normal- sweatpants, retainers, dirty laundry, no makeup, eggs for dinner cause there's nothing else in the fridge -day to day with you. Id be naive to believe there won't be challenges ahead and valleys to walk though. But I find comfort in knowing we will be hand in hand through it all, looking to God our leader who loves us and sees a greater picture than we ever will. In 16 short months I can already count myself beyond blessed for all the experiences we've had and joy filled memories we've made. Here's to many more months and years of love, tickle fights, sleep talking, and tracing the Big Dipper of freckles on your cheek. 

your Mrs. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sister's Baby Shower

My nephew will be arriving December 3rd (+/-) and I can hardly wait! We celebrated a few weekends ago and had the best time showering my older sister and her baby bump with gifts and love. My mom and I had so much fun planning and decorating to make this celebration the kind my sister and her little man deserve! Here are a few photos from the day! We can't wait to meet you little man. 

Mrs. Auntie to be

Monday, October 7, 2013

Opening Day

This time of year, we pretty much live at Weston's family cabin on the weekends thanks to his, to put it lightly, interest in hunting. Although I'm not a hunter, I very much look forward to these weekends of reading, knitting, nature, and a retreat from the hustle bustle of the workweek.

This is the view from the cabin porch. Saturday was opening day, although you would have thought it was Christmas Day. It's actually quite entertaining to see my normally even keel husband go bonkers with anticipation. No luck this weekend, but it was a fun and refreshing weekend nonetheless. 

Because they go into the woods at the crack of dawn, I woke up to my hunter making breakfast. Yes, he hunts AND cooks. Keeper. 

Although I didn't grow up around any kind of hunting (Weston refers to me as a city girl although is hardly call having Amish neighbors living in the city) I have grown to love the sport and being a hunters wife. My freezer appreciates it too. 
The remainder of our weekend was full of  adventures and time with both of our Harleys (dog and bike) 

Mrs. Weekend love