• Instagram Updates

    My 27th birthday (thus far) according to my phone.

    The outfit I wore for my birthday party yesterday — a 1970’s gown I found for a DOLLAR at the thrift store. And also, the 7lb chocolate cake we had, because… hello. Delicious. Well, it’s official: I am 27 years old, finally, unlike every other time this year when I told someone I was 27 and followed that up with “oh wait, just kidding, I’m not there yet.” I don’t know what it is about this year that has made me so excited to be 27 — how many women are glad to be nearing thirty? (and also, I’m nearing 30? When did that happen?) — but for some reason…

  • Baby and Parenthood,  Life

    Asa’s First Birthday Party

    On Sunday, we threw a birthday party for Asa (although he won’t officially be one until tomorrow), and it was so. much. fun. It was a Dr. Seuss themed party, and I had a ton of fun creating a menu of appetizers that were taken from the pages of Seuss books. We had Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes, green eggs and ham (deviled eggs with green filling, and ham rollups), Skipper Zipp’s Chips, Fritz and Fred food (little smokies and pickles), and multi-colored goldfish, with Pink Yink Drink (pink lemonade) to drink. It was seriously the easiest party ever to plan; all of the foods were super easy to…

  • Life,  Love

    25

    Happy birthday, to my favorite person in the world. Thank you for taking my pictures, thinking I’m beautiful whether I’m in jeans with no makeup or a dress and all prettied up, for being as much of a Lord of the Rings nerd as I am, for being silly with me, for knowing just what to do when I cry, for playing Mario and Donkey Kong and pretending we’re five, for praying for me, for protecting me, for being honest, for being kind, and for having the perfect Mr. Rochester-(soon to be Aragorn-) esque hair. You are without a doubt the most interesting, wonderful, hilarious, and attractive man I know,…

  • Weekend Links

    Friday Links (and also, it’s my birthday)

    Mr. Owl took these pictures. Of an owl. That I really, really wanted. And I shared it via my twitter feed and one of my older posts, but seeing as how I haven’t stolen Mr. Owl’s camera recently nor have we been very good lately at taking dress pictures… this is what you get. 😉 Today is my birthday! I’m 24 today, and for some reason 24 feels very… important. I don’t feel older, really, but somehow this birthday feels like the precedent to great things. The blog is growing up, I have Mr. Owl, I have a “grown up” job, and this year just feels like it will be…

  • Fashion

    30 Days of Dresses: It doesn’t get any girlier than this.

    I don’t think I have worn this much pink… ever. Since I was a kid. Pink has never been amongst my favorite colors, possibly because it’s hard to find a good pink for my skin tone, and possibly because I’ve always been the one who wanted to be different. If girls were supposed to love blue, I’d probably decide my favorite color was yellow. …yellow is a good color. But that wasn’t the point. I do love the pink of this dress. And also the bow-print. I may have to do some dress-surgery, though, because the original bodice is not flattering. I tied up the sleeves, so you can’t see how…