Monday, December 12, 2011

Do you pin?

Pinterest

Follow Me on Pinterest

Do you Pinterest? If you do, give me a follow… if you don’t you should start! Basically it’s on online pinboard. Instead of having 1000 bookmarks on your computer or saved images all over your desktop, you can compile a virtual pinboard of all of your favorite things. I have a category for pomeranians, home deco, style, jewelry…and a bunch of others. It’s also a great site to search for cute DIY projects and unique recipes.
Go get your pinterest on.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

One Year in the Making

One year ago; (from last Sunday) on July, 31st 2010 Aaron and I were married in the quaint town of Red Wing, MN surrounded by friends and family. I would have made this post on the actual anniversary, but we were too busy celebrating in the Pacific Northwest. (Pictures to come)

Once again, thank you for those of you who joined us, the amazing gifts, and all the help we received in making our day so special. <3

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

I designed our ceremony program, which of course had to have a cactus in the design. I was bringing a little bit or Arizona over to Minnesota. A program was placed upon each chair at the ceremony and doubled as a fan.

 

aaron & amanda get married

The ceremony and the reception took place at the charming Round Barn Farm B&B, of Red Wing. I tried to keep my dress simple to stay with the simple elegance of the whole venue. And yes, my shoes have wings on them.

 

aaron & amanda get married

This wedding really turned into huge craft project for me. I handcrafted my bouquet out of broaches, rings, and earrings.

 

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

Here we are getting ready with the help of our groomsman and bridesmaids, filled with excitement and anticipation.

 

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

Aaron’s twin sister Amber, who’s as equally as crafty,  made all of the wonderful floral arrangements for the whole wedding party.

 

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

At the ceremony. We laughed, we cried, but best of all, we got MARRIED!

 

aaron & amanda get married

WOO HOO! Just showing off the bling. ;)

 

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

After the ceremony our guest had time to sip on some country time lemonade, take a picture in our makeshift photo booth, or play a game of croquet.

 

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

Hey, it’s dinner time!

 

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

aaron & amanda get married

Since we didn’t really do anything very traditional at our wedding, we didn’t have a regular cake. Instead we opted for a “Sweet Treats” table, with cookies, apple pie, and cupcakes.

 

aaron & amanda get married

Me crying again during Derek’s, Aaron’s best man and Brother; and Courtney’s, my bff since high school, wedding toasts.

 

aaron & amanda get married

Posing with some of the decor. XOXO

Photos by: Josh Stokes, Edited by: One of Each Blog.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cute Cake Topper DIY

Cake Topper DIY

Amanda Cover

I’ve been peeping at the wedding blogs again, which was once a dangerous addiction, to inspire me in crafting my friends wedding centerpieces this weekend. That’s when I stumbled upon this cake topper! How cute is that? To follow this DIY project, head over to Arizona Bride Magazine for all the steps.
…Oh fancy that! I just so happen to be on the cover of Arizona Bride. Yes, I’m beautiful enough to be a part-time model. (Hopefully you caught that reference) But, like I was telling my friend the other day, I’m just a career woman over here. ;)

Monday, February 14, 2011

V-Day Shoe Love

melissa lady dragon

Vivienne Westwood/Melissa Anglomania Heart shoes
Jeffrey Campbell shoes Brisbane Low
Jeffrey Campbell shoes Brisbane Low
Joe shoes Brenda V
Joe shoes Brenda V
Jeffrey Campbell shoes Lita
Jeffrey Campbell shoes Lita
Jeffery Campbell shoes Daisy D
Jeffery Campbell shoes Daisy D
Minimarket shoes Wooden Drapped Suede
Minimarket shoes Wooden Drapped Suede

Happy Valentine’s Day! I will be celebrating this lovely day by drooling over these shoes. I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet that I have a tinny tiny obsession with SHOES. Really small.

I’ll be wearing the Vivienne Westwood/Melissa Anglomania Heart shoes today, I like to be themed on the holidays. I had original purchased them for my wedding, but I ended up wearing a different pair of Vivienne Westwood’s. I fell in love with her shoes from my modeling days while in Milan. All of her shoes are amazing and so unique.

What shoes will you be strutting around in this Valentine’s day?

Shoes from solestruck and Vivienne Westwood