Thursday, September 30, 2010

One last post! Wedding Shoes...

This post over at Modish, inspired one last post of my own.

(Plus I have so much nervous energy that I cannot do a thing with right now: I have flowers that need arranging, and decorations that need organizing, and reception clothes and honeymoon clothes that need packing, but my hands are tied 'til almost 8pm tonight and we leave in the a.m.! So in the listless meantime... why not think about shoes! OMG shoes!)

Modish posted her own adorable wedding shoes that she will wear in just five days by Poetic Licence.

I LOVE the red ones, too!

Here are mine, by Seychelles... to wear in just two!
And my reception boots for dancin' up a storm!

It's absolutely a funny coincidence that two of my favorite bloggers--Modish & Oh, Hello, Friend--and I are all getting married in the same week! The latter is having lovely guest blog posts the whole time she is away...

That's it for me for now... 
Talk to you in a couple of weeks! 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We're getting married!

In just a few short days on Saturday, October 2nd, we will be getting married before the sunset in Liberty Hill, Texas, on the banks of the San Gabriel River!

I am trying to finish up work, scurry about for last-minute preparations, and crafts, and rest up. Only me and my terrible timing... I actually came down with strep throat and a respiratory infection just days before our wedding! What a week it's been!

But today, which cheered me up immensely, our lovely photographer, Heather Curiel, sent me the tintypes I took with her a couple of weeks ago. I am so excited! In case you don't know much about tintypes, you can read more here. They are a style of primitive photography from the mid-1800s. I don't want to give away too much before the wedding, but here is a sneak peak. I'll talk to you again in a couple of weeks! All the best!


Tintype by Heather Curiel

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Favorite Things: Lip Glosserie

Lip Glosserie is based in Austin, Texas, and is is 100% natural and vegan.

If the Special Chocolate Orange lip balm I got for free in my gift bag at the opening of Discovering the Language of Photography at the Ransom Center last Friday is any indication, her lip glosses are delicious!! Many thanks to the Wondercraft, too, for the tickets to the opening!

These would make great gifts or stocking suffers as the holidays near, and they are very affordable! I can't wait to try more delectable flavors! Yum!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Local Austin Beauty and Fashion Events!

I know not all of my readers live in Austin, but for those who do, here are a few events coming up in the next few weeks:

 Lovelypallooza - 1 Year Anniversary Kick off! September 17 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Has it really been a year since they opened their doors?? Please help kick off the weekend with free Lonestar and Live music from Whiskey Shivers. This is a kid friendly event so bring 'em if you got 'em!

Workshop - "The meaning of stones - what's right for you" September 18 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Winifred Adams of Designs by Winifred will teach us about optimizing body system health; energetics; and how to determine the signs of your symptoms and how to alleviate them both with gems and herbs.

Mimosas, Massages & Make-overs! September 19 · 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Wrap up the weekend with a little relaxation! What better way to spend a Sunday than with mimosas, $5 chair massage by Roy Eakins from Russ and Company Salon and make up tips from Austin Fashion Awards winner Lecia Eakins of Beauty on the Go.
Mana Culture will host a South 1st St. Fashion Show & Benefit for for Cause to Celebrate on Friday, Oct 1st 8-11pm. mEnjoy this fashionable event as you groove to the beats of Local Dj Manny, while performers dance to tribal rhythms and models strut down the runway in Austins hottest trends and styles! Tickets are $10 at the door, with all proceeds going directly to charity! Complimentary cocktails to guest over 21! The show will include S. 1st businesses: Mana Culture, Pangaea, Amelia's Retro-vogue, Lovely Boutique, Schatzelein, and Shine Salon. There will be a jungle theme, so get ready to release the inner animal in you!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

A blog post over at Bookworm to Bombshell inspired my to write down 50 things I am thankful for. This seems like a great practice, because things have been a little tough lately here--especially healthwise, so it's good to focus on something other than the gray clouds that seem to keep getting in the way!

  1. My fiancé
  2. Getting married in one (gasp!) month
  3. The honeymoon! 
  4. My family
  5. My friends
  6. My two doggies
  7. Having a job
  8. Creativity
  9. Alone time
  10. Living in fun-filled city
  11. Sunshine
  12. The ocean and the beach
  13. Rivers, lakes, the Greenbelt, Barton Springs
  14. good books
  15. Travel
  16. SCUBA diving
  17. our home
  18. yoga
  19. suprises
  20. memories
  21. weekends
  22. potential and entrepreneurial spirit
  23. the non-static nature of things
  24. tenacity
  25. sushi
  26. chai
  27. pizza
  28. feta cheese
  29. sunsets
  30. jewelry-making
  31. jewelry
  32. music
  33. movies & film
  34. freedom
  35. sleeping late and lazy mornings
  36. pedicures
  37. massages
  38. wine
  39. flowers
  40. architecture
  41. the internet
  42. blue jeans
  43. soft t-shirts
  44. cable
  45. hot baths
  46. My sweetie's cooking
  47. generosity
  48. exercise
  49. high-thread count sheets
  50. nature