Wednesday, March 30, 2011

what i'd rather be doing

Today I would like to go to this little cafe (I don't know if it's really a cafe, I've just decided it is) and have some of these delicious berries, and a nice latte. I would just sit, with no agenda for the day, and read some of God's word and journal my prayers. I'd also eat a buttery pastry, and soak in the natural sunlight. And listen to Sigur Ros. And REST. Mostly rest in God's promise that He will provide for our needs, and remember that God DOES have a plan for us, so even if all our plans fail, everything will be more than alright.

Someday I think it would be amazing to own a little place like this :)

Photo by Mark Weinburg via Black Eiffel

Monday, March 28, 2011

Judging a Book by it's Cover

We all know we're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover. But let's be honest, sometimes we are all guilty of it. No, I'm not about to launch into a deep post about we are all too often guilty of wrongly judging people. I am just going to rave about how much I love how many good cover re-designs there have been lately of classic books. It makes me want to start reading classics (and to be quite honest the only time I have read classics is usually when it's for a class). How great are these? I have to seriously hold myself back from buying them.

Black Eiffel


Friday, March 25, 2011


Oh my goodness. Terrariums are definitely trendy right now, but i can't help but love them. What's not to love?- a little bit of nature beautifully captured in glass. Here are a few good ones, just found them in google images.

ruffles & cream

Hello. So I'm going to share some of my latest obsessions. I am adoring all things ruffled, and loving cream color-palettes.

This artwork is by John Pfahl, but I'm not positive where I found the image. His work can be seen here though. I just love the way the lace mimics the froth of the ocean waves. Look closely :)

Aren't these sweet ruffle/pom necklaces?

In love with this j. crew bikini.

Beautiful Chanel Dress

Adore this tea-inspired lamp from Anthropologie. (Which, by the way, I've probably mentioned, but everytime I go in there I just want to ask if I can please move in and live there)

I found a great DIY on how to make a lamp like this, before I even ran across it in Anthropologie. It's on Design*Sponge. Anyone interested in doing it with me?

Monday, March 21, 2011

In Honor of Spring

In honor of the first day of spring which was on Sunday, I attempted spring cleaning. Result? Fail. I managed to clean and re-oraganize my desk, but it already looks disastrous again. I still have my closet, my drawers, and under the bathroom sink on my list. A headache sabatoged my plan, but oh well. I still have time, considering it's only the second day of spring.

Also in honor of spring (and possibly my obsession with looking at flowers for the wedding), here are some images of some beautiful flowers that I am loving. A few of my faves are: peonies, dahlias, ranunculus roses, garden roses, hydrangeas, and lavender.

What are YOUR favorites? I'd love to know!

daily dose of the word

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Monday, March 14, 2011

i said yes!

Anybody that's reading this probably already knows this, but i just have to officially announce it here. I'M ENGAGED!

Yep, although we've done things a little out of order, and I've been planning our summer wedding for awhile now, Alan still managed to surprise me the other weekend with his proposal.

The story: As I headed down to SD to spend the weekend with Alan, I had a sneaking, or well, hoping, suspicion that he might propose this weekend. However as the weekend went on, I tried to smother any disappointment as I concluded that it probably wasn't happening this weekend. Our Saturday was relaxed like any other we spend together- had yummy Con Pane cinnamon rolls and Peet's coffee together, drove around, almost went to Balboa Park to walk around and take pictures but it was closed, he showed me Embarcadero Park where he used to skate which i had never been to. took a nap.
then came the dinner date. we went to pizza nova, our fav. I still had no idea it was coming, because he was acting so casual and laidback with no schedule, no indication that things would be any different. after dinner on our way to go hottubbing he said we should stop and watch the sunset on our dock, a dock by the boats in the bay that overlook downtown San Diego. This was the first place we hungout together one-on-one before we started dating, as he helped me with a photo project for school.

So we parked and walked down to the dock, stopping to look at the boats. We were on the dock reminiscing, talking about when we had come there at the beginning of "us". Now in order to understand this part, you'll have to know that he calls me his "bug" (which evolved from katiebug). So that's always been our inside nickname for eachother. So he pulls out a small, white, round box with a screened lid, which was a small bugcatcher he had given me awhile back (and had secretly stolen back). He got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him, pulling the ring out of the box. and like the title says, i said yes! Well, it was more like, "Um, are you serious? Of course I will! I'm in shock right now..."Anyways, he finally caught his bug! He did SUCH a good job at surprising me, which I love.

And then Justin, Alan's roommate and our paparazzi flashed away as we hugged. He was quite stealth, hiding in one of the small boats in the water! Haha.

To wrap things up, I feel so very lucky and so excited to get to spend my life with this amazing man- my best friend and love of my life. Can't wait to see what adventures lie ahead for us, and where God leads us.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Colossians 1:22

"But now He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation- if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

more spring color

Couldn't resist posting more beautiful spring color. Because today I feel sunny, for no particular reason. Maybe the warm weather? My Peets coffee? Jesustime? Things to come? Probably all of the above. Found this on Black Eiffel, artwork by Yolanda Sanchez.

daily dose of color

Here is a daily dose of color for you. Love these polish colors!

source martin vallin photography