Wednesday, December 23, 2009

::inspiration:: Holiday Treats

courtesy of bakerella

courtesy of a baked creation

cute little holiday baby shower cake topper - courtesy of pink cake box

Fields of Cake’s Peppermint Twist Cupcakes

Monday, December 7, 2009

photography: winter wind.

freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
thou dost not bite so nigh as benefits forgot:
though thou the waters warp,

thy sting is not so sharp

as friend remember'd not.
-William Shakespeare

Friday, December 4, 2009

::spotlight: cupcake ornaments::

While taking a stroll through Sur La Table, I stumbled across these little pieces of heaven. I *wish* we had enough room for another themed tree; these are just so adorable!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

our very married christmas*

It's really hard to get in the spirit of the holidays when it's 80ยบ every day. I know people spend a fortune to have this weather for only a week, so I don't want to sound unappreciative - I really *love* living here, but I just wish for one day I could trek around downtown in a cozy winter jacket, some cute boots, tights, a warm cup o' joe & my snuggly husband by my side.

My husband knows how much I adore the holiday season & wanted to make it extra special for me & our first very married Christmas together. I walked in the door one evening & immediately smelled evergreen; I raced up the stairs to find a perfectly shaped Christmas tree already lit waiting for me!

Here are some pictures - after some intense shopping (& shipping). I wish we had enough room in our little condo for two different themed trees!! I had so much fun decorating this year! I still haven't found the perfect stockings though... off to the fabric store I go!

our cute little monogrammed tree skirt :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the day i married my best friend

I have been anxiously waiting to get my wedding pictures back for the past 2 1/2 months! When I received an email from our photographer telling me they were ready, I couldn't wait to share my joy! The day couldn't have been any more perfect, from the weather, to my husband's expression when first seeing me, to the love, warmth & emotion that our friends & family shared.

And some silly ones...