Friday, May 30, 2008


I love this towel from Roxy. If I spent $40 on towels- I'd definitely get this one in a heartbeat- but since Target meets my drying needs- I'm just going to adoringly look at this one.
Have a great weekend everybody! Get out of the house, have a bbq, take your dog to the beach, and eat some ice cream.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Glen Ivy

Had a girls day with my best friend and maid of honor Chris, at Glen Ivy Hot Springs today. If you live in the Southern California region- I highly recommend going there. Every time I leave I can't believe I don't get massages on a monthly basis. You can even arrange to have your massage underneath the oak trees.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Amazon Delivery

I'm so excited. After a wonderful day at work, I come home- and what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature box, with Fete by Jung Lee inside. Ok- so the end didn't really go- but I'm still super excited! Each page is full of insightful tips and beautiful images. I'm loving the chalkboard seating chart instead of escort cards... we shall see.

Images courtesy of The Bride's Cafe

Monday, May 26, 2008

Fantastic Photo Monday

Alright- Photo Monday #2! Today I am featuring the talented Trever Hoehne. His images are all creative, fun, and unique. I love how everyone is doing something different in the first one. Check out his photography blog for more awesome images.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Super Fabulous Day

WOW- so much happened yesterday. I made the appointment to have my first bridal gown fitting. Danny tried on tuxes. Made a decision on the bridesmaid dresses (more on that later), and we have preliminary dates set for the bridal shower and bachelorette party! yay! Also- my super awesome bridesmaid Kristie purchased these beautiful Kate Spade invites to send out for my Bridal Shower! The kelly green is one of our wedding colors and the invites are just so beautiful! I love them. Thanks Kristie!

While fishing around the Kate Spade website, I also found these fun invites below. They're designed for baby announcements but I think they would be perfect as bacheloretter party announcements too!

Invites from Kate Spade

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pretty in Pink

I'm not a pink kind of gal and our theme is completely different- but I thought these pictures were absolutely beautiful, feminine, and fun. I would love to go to a wedding as charming and sweet.

Images provided by

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Outdoor Elegance

We are four and a half months away from the big day. Here's a look at what I love.

From top to bottom:, Gertrude and Mabel Wedding Photography via The Bridal Cafe, Rebecca Thuss Buffet display,

Monday, May 19, 2008

Photo Spotlight

Sorry for the delay in posts- I had finals last week and then graduated on Saturday! yay! I'm now ready for the world- college degree in hand- and have no idea what I want to do. But I do know this- I love my blog- and I will continue on with it.
From this point on- I'm going to try and get a bit more organized and focus Monday blogs on fantastic photographers.

Nate & Jaclyn over at The Image is Found are, in every sense, fantastic photographers! Check out their pictures below. I've been hooked on their blog since I started wedding planning... Go check out their blog- you'll be hooked too.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Taste of France

While driving around on my lunch break, I stumbled across "Taste of France," a charming and delicious French bistro in Huntington Beach. I felt like I was in Europe- sitting out on the patio, sipping my iced coffee and eating my sandwich- lunch was perfect.

Images from Chubbypanda

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Time for an Intervention

With my heavy load of finals and papers this last week - my connection with Starbucks Iced Coffee has escalated to a new level- but if I ever get to this point, someone please sit down and talk with me... or at least have some with me

Thursday, May 8, 2008

2 Months Early

Yesterday I received word that my wedding dress has arrived- and 2 months early! I can't wait to go try on my beautiful gown and dance around the store. But sorry no pictures- I can't risk Danny accidentally sneaking a peek :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Outdoor Wedding Inspiration Board

This is the first inspiration board I've done for our wedding. I've seen millions of beautiful ones done by other very talented bloggers- but I have to admit- I'm a bit proud of my first creation*

Since I have had these pictures for some time- I do not know the sources of these photos. If anybody can enlighten me- I'd be happy to hear from you.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

To Grandmother's House We Go

My grandparent's house is a mix of Martha Stewart and Anthropologie... and their home was like that way before either became popular. It's the perfect place to relax with my family, take a nap, and read a good book. Here are some shots I took while walking around their backyard with Maverick.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Outdoor Chandeliers

Chandeliers look beautiful hanging from big oak trees... how can I get one to hang from a pine tree- and will it look as elegant as this?

My future children

Don't ask me how I got it- but this is a picture of my future children. Danny & I are focused on getting married and want to spend a lot of time together before ever having kids- but seriously- when we do- this is what they will look like... or at least, this is what they will be wearing.

Image provided by All Things Bright and Beautiful

Friday, May 2, 2008

Beach Day

Here are just a couple of my favorites from yesterday. We had so much fun playing with Maverick on the beach and trying to calm his fear of water. Even the spot we parked in had a hour left on the meter- worked out great since we forgot quarters :)

Silver Pencils

My blog was named after silver pencils my mom gave me in grammar school. They had been hidden until a few months ago because of their inscription: "Brandi, a very special girl." Back then- they embarrassed me, today- I love them! They're shiny, upbeat, and have my name on them- what's not to love? And there they are on my desk... the silver ones :) I'm so happy I saved them