Sunday, June 27, 2010

sounds so yummy!

The Health Conscious Vegetarian: Mediterranean Style Pasta with Greens - Planet Green.

This is on my list of things to cook.  It looks simple, inexpensive, and delicious.  I'll try it next weekend.

Also, Kat: I saw Craftster on your facebook.  What have you done to me????

Saturday, June 26, 2010

an afternoon wedding

Three years ago, during the silly days of high school, M and J started dating.  They were far too cute, and it makes me smile to see that nothing has changed.  We haven't seen each other much, the  way college tends to move people around and such, but I was happy to attend M's wedding today with my long time best friend Kat.

M has always been a sweet girl, and the pink and black colors of the day suited her perfectly.  I was also enormously impressed by her gown.  I don't know where she found it, but it was so lovely and fit her just right, both physically and in style.  She was lovely and so crazy obviously (or should I say obliviously?) happy.  I can't believe how fast the time has flown since we were in graduation gowns and tossing our caps in the air.

Sadly, thanks to traffic, I missed most of the ceremony.  But the few moments I caught were beautiful.  M has many siblings, and it was neat to see all of them together to participate.  Her family was really lovely all together in their wedding attire.  Her little sisters were particularly adorable in their coordinating dresses.  So sweet!

Congrats M and J!

p.s Kat had a surprise for me that I'll share tomorrow.  She's so crafty!

p.p.s. M, your little sisters were collecting the petals from all the tables after the reception.  Their baskets were overflowing.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

our wedding day: kl phy's thoughts

Katie and Cory’s wedding at St. Luke’s Episcopal in Anchorage « KL Phy Photography.

She is really a fantastic photographer and was so fun to work with.  We hired Kathy only six weeks before the wedding, and I never met her until the wedding day, but we got along right away.  I think we had the same sort of vision for the photos, because so far, I want to frame every single image.  Actually, I want to print every single image and tack them up to my wall so I can look at them all the time.  Our landlord may object, though.

Yeah, I enjoyed the wedding day.  A lot.  I can't wait to see more.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

room envy: lots of shelves

i want this room

via Made by Girl

I like shelves.  I prefer them to closets and boxes any day.  You can see what you need (or put a door on if you don't want to), they have plenty of little caddies, and you don't have to do that annoying pull-one-box-down-to-get-another stacking thing.

Plus, there's fabric on the shelves, and heaven knows I need more of that.


What?  I don't need more?  I should use what I have?  What is this nonsense?

(meanwhile, I'm off to resume my current project, a fabric cover for the plastic stacking drawers that my clothes will be stored in until we move into a more permanent residence where we won't mind carrying furniture up the stairs quite so much. teeheehee.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

butterfly flutters

Occasionally, we are visited by little flying things in the drive through, which we promptly capture and release.  These things happen when a window is open for the majority of the day to hand out chicken and ice cream and other such foods.  Usually it's just a fly, sometimes it's a wasp (eek!), but today, this little creature hung out next to me for a few minutes:

It only opened its wings for a second, but I caught a blurred shot on my phone's camera.

It's something to smile about, no?

The day was crazy and hectic and exhausting, but this was a little reminder that it's just a day at work.  Why not try to enjoy it?

Of course, that sentiment didn't necessarily survive through the entire day.  I still got frustrated and tired and I never want to make a milkshake again, but then again, I say that every day.  And I can't help but appreciate my job, because that's where I met my husband, who now digs me out of the holes I regularly put myself in I am at work and never leave the headset :).  *cue blushing*

So really, life is good.

ventures into the blogosphere: mimesis

I know a few people who would love these:

Molly Hatch Ceramics.

Sweet, no?

found via design*sponge

Sunday, June 13, 2010

currently loving: Olive Manna

I have never bought anything here, but I love looking through the selection and imagining what I could create with the little goodies.

I wonder if I could knit with the cotton twine?  I mean, I'm sure I could, but maybe I should improve my knitting skills first.  Maybe I should actually get going on a project first!  Of course, to do so, I would need my fabric, sewing supplies, and everything else in one place.  Right now, it's scattered between my parents' house, C's parents' house, and our apartment.  Oops.

all images via Olive Manna – Home.

Friday, June 11, 2010

ventures into the blogosphere: color me katie

too funny!

from one of my favorite blogs:

Color Me Katie: The Tourist Lane

could we get the same sort of thing on college campuses and just write "fast" and "slow?"  or "don't take up the entire hallway!"

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

we flit, we float...

everywhere!  We have been both south and north in two weeks and have at last resumed our central position.  Unfortunately, we will still be flitting between time zones until August.  Oh well.

Meanwhile, in our vertical crossings of the nation, we have had a wonderful time.

C at the Sanibel Bean.  We shared a deliciously sweet and thick and smooth mocha with just a little more chocolate than usual, but C. kept his Italiano Panini to himself and I hogged my veggie platter with HUMMUS and TABOULI!  If you know me, you know that I can eat an Sam's Club container of hummus in one sitting if I have enough veggies to go with it.  C just laughed at me and my occasional vegetarianism.

The beaches of Sanibel were beautiful and the gulf was so bright and clear and so aqua blue that I wanted to pack it up in my suitcase and bring it home.  It will so sad if the oil spill gets closer to such shores, particularly for all the small and interesting businesses that make up the livelihoods of the island's residents, but also for the incredible wildlife we saw.

We biked the entire length of the island.  It was exhausting but SO worth it.  The whole place is beautiful, but the lighthouse is particularly neat.  Several years ago, it was going to be turned off, as it is no longer needed, but the community protested and it remained turned on.  I can't recall the rest of the history, but I know that it's loved in San-Cap (Sanibel/Captiva, oh look, native speak!) history.  It's unique, to be sure, compared to your average lighthouse.

We came home (to my parents' house for my mail and some sleep after hours on the road) to this little paper in the mail.  Target is wonderful for your wedding registry.  We have 10% off any purchases of items from the registry that we didn't receive as gifts as well as four coupons for specific items that we registered for.  Now we can get a vacuum and maybe a mixer!  We also have gift cards from some very loving family members (THANKS!).  Now all we need is better storage in our itty bitty kitchen.

That brings me to another post, but that'll have to wait until tomorrow.  I've gotten too image heavy for tonight!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

colorful storage

See the storage box? I have it! I got a few of them at the bridal shower :) I plan to fill each with crafts and stationery. Maybe having such things in pretty containers will remind me to use them now? Of course, if C and I were living in one place full time, it would be easier. For the next few months, we'll be on the road a lot, making a living.

via decor8