Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sweet Carolina

Today, I'm going from this

(yucky foggy NYC)


(the beautiful, sunny, and warm Greenville, SC)

I'm sitting in LaGuardia with a screwdriver in hand...hey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere! :)
Can't wait to see all of my sweet family and friends!
Be back Sunday!

Lots of love to my sweet husband who is back at home studying for exams! Love you and miss you already! :(

Monday, April 18, 2011


Have you heard about the fabulousness that is Olioboard?? I just discovered it a few weeks ago, and I am a tad bit obsessed. If you haven't tried it out, you have to ASAP! You will become obsessed just like me, but I swear you will be thankful. On the site, you can make mood boards for home decor. I like to make a plan for a space before I begin decorating it, so this is a great way to visualize my ideas.

Since we are moving this summer, I have been obsessing over how I want to decorate our new apartment. I am SO excited to actually have more than one room, so I have had so much fun making mood boards for each one.

 Here are a couple of different boards I made for the HUGE entryway we will have. It is pretty much a whole separate room, so I would love to paint grey/white stripes on the wall and have really fun and colorful accessories since it is the first room you see as you walk in the door. It also needs to be really functional as well, so I would love to find a pretty umbrella stand and coat rack and maybe some baskets for shoes, etc.

This is a board I made for the living room. I've since changed my mind on a few things, but I still want the same feel for the room. I absolutely love this color palette and I think my two green chairs are going to look fabulous in the space. I have already purchases some amazing art for behind the couch, but I would love to paint an abstract piece like this one for somewhere else in the apartment.

And last but not least, my favorite. I have been dreaming of a bedroom like this for years, and I am SO thrilled that I actually get to have it soon! I love the soothing, cool aqua color and love how calming the room will look. We already have most of everything that will go in this room, but I am excited to DIY some drapes and throw pillows with my new sewing machine!

Make sure you check out Olioboard, and have fun!

Friday, April 8, 2011

You know you haven't worked out in forever when... have to use two cans of collard greens as free weights! HA!

Don't worry, I will be taking a little trip to Target tonight for some REAL weights!

I started Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred today and am so excited about it! Summer is coming up quickly and I need to get my butt in gear and am determined to look semi decent by our first anniversary in June!

Lots of things have been going on, and I have been such a terrible blogger...shame on me!

-Our birthdays were on March 20 (Joe) and March 23 (me) and we had so much fun celebrating together! On his actual birthday, we went to the Museum of Modern Art in the city, and out for sushi afterward! It was SO awesome to see a lot of the art I studied in college! I had to work almost 12 hours on my birthday, but I came home to a candle lit dinner complete with Red Velvet favorite! What a sweet husband I have! My camera cord was M.I.A. so the only picture I have is this one of Joe and his Funfetti birthday cake he requested:

-The apartment I posted about last time actually fell through, but we found another amazing place and are crossing our fingers that it will be OURS this summer! Here is a little sneak peak:
 Hardwood floors, beautiful view, fireplace, windows galore...oh my!!!

-My little brother, Ben, (who at 6'7" really isn't so little) got accepted to go to Kenya, Africa for the summer on a mission trip with Adventures in Missions, and I couldn't be more proud of him! He has had a place in his heart for Africa for quite some time now, and I am SO glad he finally gets to help the people he loves so dearly! We sure will miss him, but I know he is going to have the time of his life! 

(p.s. isn't he such a cutie??)

- and last but not least, my sweet and drop dead gorgeous mama celebrated her 50th birthday this past weekend! She is so beautiful on the inside and out, and I am so thankful to have such an amazing best friend! Love you Ria!

We are traveling to Maryland this weekend for a First Communion and are so excited to see some family that we haven't seen since our wedding last summer! I'll be back soon with some decor ideas for the new place!

Happy Friday! xoxo!