Friday, July 29, 2011

Office Inspiration

I have seen a few bloggers reveal their offices/craft spaces lately. 
They are so beautiful.


Like this space from Little Miss Momma. I would never want to leave.
It's colorful, bright and happy!


And this space from Mrs. DIY & the Tennis Guy.
That desk is amazing, I'm obsessed with it.

These office/craft spaces are causing me to wish I had an office space of my own.
(Right now it would be more like wedding central.)
It would be a wonderful place to relax, be productive, and a constant space of inspiration.
I especially love the bunting decorations (my new obsession).

What would be one item you would have to have in your office/craft space? 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Love that Carolina Sky

Tonight the sky was simply beautiful.  
It had some simple wispy light pink clouds. 
So of course I had to take pictures of it.








Do you see any shapes in the clouds?
I can't quite decide if I do. 
It was so beautiful, the perfect ending to an awesome day. 
I just love the Carolina sky.



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Movie Love



We absolutely love movies. 
I think between the two of us we own pretty close to 150 DVDs. 
We enjoy watching movies at home as well as in the theater.

We enjoy a variety of different movies. 
My  favorite movies generally tend to be silly, musical or a romantic comedy. 
Some of my favorites are See Spot Run, Singing in the Rain, Rocketman, The Notebook and Love Actually, to name a few.

Tim's favorite movies tend to be more action filled, comedies, thrillers, science fiction, or superhero movies. 
His favorites include but are not limited to; Die Hard, The Hangover, Back to the Future, and The Original Star Wars movies (Episodes IV, V, & VI).

We have definitely found movies we enjoy watching together. We both enjoy children's movies, they are funny and listening to kids laugh in the theater is the best thing ever. We have had to comprise on some movies. I still have a hard time watching thrillers or really intense movies before I go to sleep, which basically means I don't really like to watch them at all (I get very vivid nightmares).

We simply love movies and watching them is one of favorite date night activities. 

What are a few of your favorite movies?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy List


Things that have made me happy lately:

Our beautiful wedding invitations arrived in the mail.  
Buying wedding bands. 
Having the best summer job ever. 
Relaxing weekend escapes. 
Receiving our first wedding gift (yay!).
The Hunger Games Trilogy, I am obsessed. 
Harry Potter 7 Part II. AMAZING. 

What is on your current happy list?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Courage


I needed this quote today. 
So many things are running through my mind lately about life and the unknown future. 
Not knowing if I will have a job or if Tim will have a job this fall is really starting to get to me. 
Deep down I know everything will work out the way it's supposed to, but the not knowing scares me. 
How are we supposed to find somewhere to live and start our new life together, if we don't know what we will be able to afford? This question is on my mind a lot lately. 
I am trying to stay positive and courageous.

We are headed to Boone this afternoon for a weekend escape.
It will be wonderful and hopefully we can fit in the new Harry Potter movie. 

Hope you have a lovely weekend. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Engagements!

We received all of our engagement photos from our wedding photographer. 
There are so many that I love but I promise to only share my top favorites. 



I love this one. 

And this one.



I was very happy with these and it makes me happy knowing we choose the right person for our wedding photographer. 
We are trying to decide on one we want to use in our wedding guest book. 
It's so hard to pick just one. 

Which one would you pick?

{Photo credit: Emma Loo Photography}

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Life Lately in Photos

Tie-dying t-shirts 

Seeing beautiful horses. 

Lovely roses from my sweet fiance. 

Getting back engagement pictures! (more to come soon)  

How was your weekend?



Friday, July 1, 2011

Making a Difference: The Shine Project

By now, I am sure you have come across Ashley, from The Shine Project
Ashley is so amazing and inspiring.
She is working hard to make a positive difference in the world. 
Just watch this video and you will be inspired. 



Her latest project is phenomenal, and I feel so blessed to be able to help out.
 Ashley is currently working to raise $20,000 for The Shine Project Scholarship Fund.
This money will go to four high school students from Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix, Arizona.
  
How is she going to do this?
There are two ways to accomplish this goal and the best part is that you can help! 
The first way is with a CHANGE for CHANGE jar. You can pledge to fill up a CHANGE for CHANGE jar. 

Here is my jar: 


 I've already added some change! Such a simple way to help make a difference. 

{a few examples from Ashley}

In October, Ashley will be hosting a silent auction as the second way to help reach her goal of $20,000 for the scholarship fund. You can buy something or donate an item to the auction! 

For more information about CHANGE for CHANGE jars and on how to create your own, e-mail Ashley at ashley.theshineproject@gmail.com. You can also e-mail her for more information on how to get involved with the silent auction. Also please go check out Ashley's amazing blog.

Please spread the word about The Shine Project. 
I know the blogging community can come together to make a BIG difference.