Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Honeymoon Booked

As the date draws nearer, this all just seems more and more real. A couple nights ago Andrew and I booked the most exciting aspect of the wedding - the honeymoon! Honestly, we couldn't have been more giddy! We've been tossing around the idea of a honeymoon in the Caribbean. We are both scuba divers and knew we wanted to vacation somewhere in the tropics, but we weren't too sure where. 

Who wouldn't want to scuba dive here? via

After extensively googling the Caribbean I stumbled across Jade Mountain. It's an exquisite resort, but completely out of our price range. We could stay there for maybe 3 nights! 

All the rooms at the Jade Mountain have an open 4th wall that looks out to the spectacular Pitons! via

So I kept Googling, and that's when I found Ladera - nestle into the same area as Jade Mountain, but completely obtainable for us!

Ladera also has an open 4th wall, with a plunge pool in every room! via
We fell in love with the gorgeous views and the private plunge pools. Ladera is smaller than Jade Mountain and tucked into the landscape more, but we think that adds to its charm. We decided we would rather have incredible views than be next to the beach, so Ladera should work perfectly for us!

Now we just need to decide on the activities we are going to do while in St Lucia. I can't wait to explore the beautiful island, and hopefully I can drag Andrew along for a hike or two!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Andrew's Big 3-Oh

Happy Birthday to my true love!  I'm so glad that we have been able to celebrate your past couple birthdays together, and I can't wait to celebrate many more.  Cheers to turning 30 today.  I hope life brings you all that you wish for and more.  

Friday, February 21, 2014

Obsession: Eye Masks

Obsession: Eye Masks

I have to sleep in total darkness, but Andrew is the opposite; he needs to watch TV to go to sleep.  So we compromise. He watches TV and I wear an eye mask!  I left my favorite eye mask at my parents while we were visiting over Thanksgiving, so I've been eyeing these new ones as a replacement.  Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Shoes

Okay, so I may not know what I want my hair or makeup to look like, but I have a semi-strong feeling about my shoes.  I want wedges.  Mainly because I know I can walk in them (I will be on grass), and they are comfortable after a few hours (and pumps are not because they suck)!





Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Make Up

I have thought even less about my make up than I have about my hair.  I have absolutely no clue what I'm going to do with my face.  Here are a sample of some possibilities!





Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rental House Update

Since we've had a little extra time on our hands, Andrew and I decided to put some muscle work into our rental house!  We painted a couple accent walls in both the den and dining room!  Andrew is an incredible handyman, however painting is just not his cup of tea!  Luckily I found I love painting, so I did the trim and corners, and Andrew rolled everything else out.  What do you think?

The photo doesn't do the color justice. It's a beautiful gray that isn't as purple as this photo shows. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Wedding Hair

Today marks the 6 month mark (almost to the day) to the wedding.  It's kind of scary thinking of it in those terms.  When Andrew and I got engaged I wanted a longer engagement, so we decided on having a wedding 2 years out.  It's crazy to think that those 2 years are almost up...where does the time go?  Seriously!

Well, since the date is drawing nearer, everyone keeps asking me about the details.  I never know how to answer them, because frankly I don't have the details down!  I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my here's a collection of beautiful hair styles I'm considering for my walk down the plank aisle.

I have always loved the classic some-up-some-down and I think these looks are beautiful.
However, I do realize that I am getting married in the middle of monsoon season here, so I'm sure an updo might hold on a little better.

I suppose I still have time to decide on my I have yet to hire a hair dresser!  We shall see.  Either way I'm definitely going to go for curls/braids/messy/something!

As always you can check out my Pinterest for more wedding related images!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Obsession: Eye Glass Chains

Now that I'm back in school I find myself sitting in front of the computer more.  I don't mind all that much, but my eyes get tired about midway through the day.  So my Doc said I need to wear my eye glasses whenever I'm at my computer, which is fine, but I hate having to put them back into their case when I leave my computer.  So as a solution I thought about getting and eye glass chain.  I know, I're thinking I'm going to look like one of those old librarians.  But no, I'm going to look like a sexy, young librarian with one of these trendy eye glass chains!