as some of you may remember, this was the back drop at our wedding: mind you, i was obsessed! i didn’t actually get to see this in all of it’s glory until danny and i walked in to our reception, and i was completely BLOWN AWAY. our wonderful friends matt & molly were ridiculously patient […]

too soon?

i’ve always held to the idea that you shouldn’t start decorating for christmas until thanksgiving is done & over, but this year i’m getting SO antsy to start covering everything in garland and strands of twinkly lights. i know, it’s basically still the middle of july…lord have MERCY! but i’ve found myself day dreaming about […]

celebrating 30 years!

“Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.”  Gene Perret main point: my total babe of a mom + my ridiculously hilarious dad garry o. = the best parents ever. hands down! explanation: today is my parent’s 30th wedding anniverary. thirty years!! as someone who has been married for just shy of […]

how to: make your own fall centerpiece!

all you need are a few simple things (purchased for less than $25, mind you!) 1.  a holiday wreath. we found this one at michaels and it fit perfectly snug around the hurricane…done and done! 2. a fall-colored candle that has some height to it. i snagged this bad boy from home goods…love that place! […]

making our house a HOME.

when i first moved in to our apartment, i was living all by my lonesome (as the wedding wasn’t for another 2 months!) and spent every waking hour (or so it seemed) crossing off things on our ever growing to-do list. meaning, decorating the apartment feel to about number 1,398 on said list. after the […]