Monday, March 31, 2014

Self Portrait: March

I will apologize now for the high school selfie shot that appears to be my self portrait this month. I will tell you, this was taken with my 35mm, on a tripod and shot several times! I couldn't help myself though, the sunlight in our foyer (which I'm in fact not a fan of the wall color) was just so pretty as I walked in from work tonight. It sort of had this glowing haze throughout the stairwell, which couldn't describe any better my life this past week.

As I'm sure some of you have heard, but for those who haven't, Mike asked me to marry him! We had the perfect picnic lunch in Williamsburg, followed by a on-one-knee proposal, accompanied with an ovation from the tourists and a surprise stay at a local B&B. And if that wasn't enough, the sweet boy had the ring made from a necklace I inherited from my Godfather, the same necklace my mother worn in her wedding.

The outpouring of congratulations, love, praise and joy came from every corner of the world. Hearing the stories of him debating ring styles and calling my dad the day before filled my heart with happiness. Finding out that Emily (my best friend of 18 years) had known for months, seeing the faces and hearing the squeals and screams of excitement left a smile on my face that will take years to fade. I have never been happier or felt so much love in all of my life. And all because a boy asked a girl to marry him. I hope this feeling lasts a lifetime. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Momentarily Obsessed With...

1. yunkai dress  Kudos to any of those who get that reference! This is where Mike thinks I belong when I have this dress on. I most certainly had to have it, but now I most certainly need to figure out where to wear it!

2. embroidered shirt  I turn 29 and I'm all about loud patterns and embellishments! This would perfect for a girls night out ... perhaps a bachelorette party? I see a few of those in my future :)

3. pottery with personality  Emily showed me the world of Atelier Stella a few months ago and I immediately fell in love with it. Useless bowls with wee faces in muted colors - including teal? If it weren't for the fact that she is always sold out, Emily and I would own too many of these cuties.

4. books  I'm a huge fan of buying books I have no use for but are particularly interesting to look at...stems from that whole being a graphic designer thing, I think. Anyway, I could and would potentially use this book, but if we're being honest I'd use it for inspiration and not to fix a thing in our house. That's what parents are for :)
5. wondermade  It doesn't even matter that everything on this site is sold out because I probably wouldn't ever have the need for flavored marshmallows. However, the branding and packaging is so darn cute that I would stalk this site until I could own a box of my own - just to have in the cabinet!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February's Scribbles

Early this month I decided to get back into my scribbling habits of Thailand and start another journal for drawing, listing, ramblings and so-on. I managed to scribble every day since I started on February 9th...let's see what that looks like.

Don't forget to follow along daily on instagram, #fpscribble.