Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Grand Gathering

I've been doing a lot of browsing lately

Getting InSpIrED

There's only 5 months left to plan

I'm loving the feminine details in these pictures

The 1st two images are DIYs

Found at 100 Layer Cake

The invites are ready for print

They are super cute

Quite perfect actually

Thanks to the lovely Meg Sutton

This is going to be a Grand Gathering Ya'll


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lola B's

The dearest Kasey is hosting a Giveaway my friends...
Such a sweet gal she is
and so generous too!!
You don't want to miss this one.

Go drop your name in the bucket!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fresh Balsam

It starting to feel like Christmas around here.

It even smells like it too.

When you don't have the space for a real tree, you improvise.

A little artificial foliage and this wonderful candle do the trick.

If you're like me and you love the smell of fresh pine...

this is exactly what the doctor ordered.

They're 2 for $20 right now at Bath and Body.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I'm in a funk.
I can't find the right words to say
I'm not feeling in the least bit creative
I don't feel on top of my game
I'm emotional
I've got a lot going on
I've got a lot on my mind
I'm sad
I'm happy
I'm tired
I'm overwhelmed
I've got a TON of decisions to make
I just need to clear my mind
get some extra sleep
and take-care of myself
I'll be back rejuvenated after a weekend of shopping with the girls
Until we meet again <3>

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.

I sure did.

Ate way to much food, laughed a lot, and even relaxed.

And now it's on to Christmas...
I've yet to buy a gift.
I'm working on it though.
No worries.
I'm basically a professional procrastinator.

I don't do the whole Black Friday ordeal.
To be honest its kind of scary.

I would rather pay a couple extra dollars to NOT deal with the crowd.

Did anyone take advantage of the sales today?
I'd love to hear what bargains you found.

Help a girl out ;)

All photos taken at @home vintage general

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving In Your Mouth

I don't know about you but it seems Thanksgiving has crept up on me. I think maybe it's because I've been preoccupied or maybe it's just because everyone seems to start celebrating Christmas October 31st.

Sorry if you're one of those people.... :)

Don' t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas but Thanksgiving is so enjoyable. It just seems like a lot less stress.

Actually I kind of forgot it was even the Holiday Season...

Baahummbugg... I know

Don't you worry though...

I got a good COLD dose of reality when I stepped into Leopold's this past weekend and saw Pumpkin Spice as a featured flavor.

You betcha I had a scoop, or two, or actually i think it was three scoops but who's counting.

Basically it was like Thanksgiving in your mouth.

Lucky for you I saved you a bite.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Not much to say here just some pretties for your viewing pleasure.
It's been a busy week.
I'm off to make homemade french onion soup for dinner.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Beautiful Place

We had a great trip.

Meeting Liz and her AweSoME assistant Meg was exactly as I'd imagined.

We were all fast friends.

They get me. They love crusty vintage goodness as much as I do.

They don't miss a thing and I'm so thankful they see the big picture.

The natural beauty of this place is stunning.

I get giddy envisioning it on our wedding day.

We also got to do some site-seeing and shopping
(stick around for some vintage goodness).

We did quite a bit of walking.

But who minds that when your in a GORGEOUS city.

We also visited an amazing bakery.

These are the lovely ladies from Back In The Day.

The owner, Cheryl, in the middle, is such a sweetie.

This place is a must-see/visit if you're ever in Savannah.

And Boy do they make a mighty GoOd cupcake.

And a yummy Chai Latte

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kickin' It

I'll be kickin' It In Charleston the rest of the week.....

And hopefully doing some shopping....

Making wedding plans....

Tasting lots of yummy cupcakes....

Eating lots of fabulous food...

And hopefully doing some shopping

I'll be back in a few with P.H.O.T.O.'S

and details on the wedding of course

P.S. I'll be meeting up with my Amazingly talented wedding planner
Liz Demos.

G.O. C.H.E.C.K H.E.R. O.U.T....


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just A Big Little Kid

Yes, It's true. In less than 7 months I will be a married woman. I know, I know, I've not posted much detail about the wedding lately. To be completely honest, I feel a little disconnected. I am super excited to get married. I'm excited to walk down the aisle in front of friends and family and see my best friend waiting for me... To spend the rest of our lives together. However, I feel disconnected. Disconnected from the planning process. I always thought I would be the annoying, frantic, nervous, anxious, obsessed bride-to-be.

I don't think I'm there.

It's all just a little bittersweet.

The planning process is bittersweet.

As many of you know Mr.R's mother passed away a little less than a month ago. I know, if she were here, the rehearsal dinner would be planned, she'd already have an awesomely cute dress picked out for Cait and she'd have an abundance of honeymoon options just waiting on silly ole me to give my input. She was very much a planner. Organized beyond belief. She would be so excited for our upcoming trip to Charleston.

But, she won't be joining us.

At least not physically.

I know she'll be there in spirit though.

Although I'm disappointed and saddened she couldn't be here with us, she gave me a very special gift...

Her son.

A "Big" little kid that I will get to call my hubby.

A man, who in all his childlike wonder takes a running slide down my hallway,

who cannonballs into bed,

who sings like the "song bird of his generation,"

who dances in the middle of the living room until I acknowledge his actions,

who makes me laugh and see the good in all situations regardless of the outcome.

I'm thankful that he'll be by my side...


Monday, October 26, 2009

There's No Place Like Home...

It seems I haven't spent much down time at home lately.
A lot going on around here.
I've missed lazy days at home, lounging on the couch.
There's just something about a place you can call your own.

A place you can personalize...

Put your own mark on...

Fill it with pictures of family....

And display your collections...

Its comfy...
and warm...

It's relaxing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blind Faith

In a time when it is very difficult to find something to smile about, something to rejoice over, something to accept, my sweet 13 year old sister-in-law to be continues to be cheerful, because that is who she is and what she knows.

She knows not what tomorrow holds, or what yesterday held, only what she is given TODAY. She walks with blind faith, trusting.

Although I cannot forsee the road ahead, I will trust you lord, with blind faith, just like Cait, because you hold the master plan. I will face each day with a renewed spirit, remembering not, yesterdays challenges, or anticipating tomorrows triumphs, for today is what you have given me; an opportunity to live in the moment.

Be in prayer for my FMIL and family.
(the link is to my mom's blog which has some back-story on my FMIL)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

If I had a bzjillion $

If I had a bjizillion dollars I would buy you all one of each
Think of this as Ashley's Favorite Things ( at the moment)
Kind of Like OPRAH's Favorite Things
Except you don't have to wait a bijizillion years for a ticket and...
I DON'T have a bijizillion dollars
But If I did
I would buy you all one of each...
I'm just sayin....





By The Way
If I had a bizijillion dollars I would do all kinds of awesome stuff like fulfill my mothers dream of owning a ranch for neglected children
But I think it would be fun to make your day
I'm just sayin

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Wedding Planner....

Do you remember how I said I had some exciting news to share?!?

Meet the wedding planner.

Elizabeth Demos

I stumbled upon her while browsing blogland.

You can't imagine how excited I was when I saw this

From the moment we talked I knew she was the one...

Kinda of sounds like we are soul mates huh? I think so. At least, our souls align when it comes to style and design.

Liz is a shop owner, a talented photo stylist, and a fabulous event designer. Her work has graced the pages of Country living and Savannah Magazine.

Visit her flickr site to see her work on Halli & Adam's wedding.

I can't wait to share more details as the story unfolds.