Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lets play Ketchup....

I mean catch-up...

As I'm sure you've figured out... We're Married!
Actually yesterday was our 1 month anniversary. It feels likes yesterday. It was amazing and if you'd like to see more you can visit our AmAzING photographer's blog. We were also featured on Once Wed and our uber talented wedding planner has something else up her sleeve... fingers crossed.

Anywho, to describe my feelings over the last ewww 6 months, I will just say it's been a ride.

Kind of like a fly stuck on the windshield of a car driving 80 miles per hour down the freeway.

So much CHANGE, all for the good though. We're loving life and everything that's being thrown our way. Let's just say there's no end in sight...
well maybe...
in like 2 years.

Mr.R has accepted a GREAT job with an AWESOME company and we will be heading to Vermont next week. We'll be moving every six months for the next 2 years. Which means I will be doing A LOT of styling, every six months to be exact, which excites me.

I hope to document our journey here.

It's very bittersweet to know that we are putting 12 hours between us and our family and friends, but we know that this is the opportunity of a lifetime and we've diving in head first.

Buckle your seat belts... We're about to take-off!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Once Wed

Our wedding is featured today on Once Wed...

Hurry... go check it out!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This might get SLOPPY..... Joe

I like nights when I come home from work and dinner is ready in 30
I don't know about you but it seems there is never enough time in the day to get everything done
And boy does the evening FLY by

This ones quick, easy, and YUMMO!

I fried up some hamburger 

And made my own Sloppy Joe mix 
with a little Ketchup, brown sugar, and yellow mustard

I used canned biscuits and pushed them down into a muffin pan

forming a little pocket of dough 

Then I spooned the sloppy joe mixture into the biscuit pockets

Sprinkled some cheddar cheese on top 

And popped them in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 mins


There you have it

Joe's sloppy biscuits

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Checked Out

I've pretty much checked out for the week
I'm dreaming of the honeymoon
and maybe some new items for the wardrobe!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Debunking the MYTHS

Back when I got engaged (August 1, 2009) I thought for a (brief) moment about the amount of work that would be involved. I thought about all the decisions I would be making, the fun I would have making them, and how beautiful it would be in the end. 

But what I didn't think much about was the memories that would be made along the way. After all this is a journey. I never imagined the opportunities I would have through the wedding planning process or the ideas that would pop in to my brain.

As many of you know, who have read this blog, my mom and I are BF's. We've always been close. Yes, we have the occasional mother-daughter spat but for the most part we see eye to eye. However, the thought of planning a wedding with your mother- your best friend, sounded kind of scary. 

Every piece of advice I'd been given and everything I'd heard was the dreaded "Be prepared for the knock down drag out with your mom," a thought that quite honestly made me want to RUN very quickly to Vegas.

I'm here to debunk the myths girls, it can be done. It's possible to plan the wedding of your dreams and avoid severing the mother- daughter relationship. The conflict can be avoided. Yes, we're still roughly 3 months out, but I have to tell you, we've not once had the knock down drag out. I could NOT do this without her. 

 When our vintage rental vendor ditched us and I totally panicked, became BRIDEZILLA, mom and Liz convinced me we could handle it; we'd scout out everything we were planning to rent and we'd buy it. S.I.M.P.L.E. YEAH RIGHT!! It would be ours to KEEP. 

I could never have imagined how much fun mom and I would have junkin'. We've made many trips and found some AMAZING pieces. I can't wait to share pics. 

Thanks mom for all that you've done to make this EXACTLY what I want and more fun than I could ever have imagined.  I appreciate it more than you'll ever know. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We had a nice trip to Charleston this weekend
It was quick.
I think we spent the same amount of time in the car as we did in Charleston.

These are the doors to the beach house we'll be renting the week of the wedding. 
It's Amazing!
We met up with the girls (Liz and Meg) at Starbucks
 early Saturday morning to knock out some final details.

I managed to sneak in enough time to get my hair and make-up done.
A little trial run for the wedding.
I feel really silly in this picture.

I usually don't wear much make-up so I feel very "done up" so to speak.
Not to mention I am in SERIOUS need of a tan!
I'm not 100% positive I'll follow through with this look for the wedding day.

We shall see.

I thought I was going to escape the snow at least for the weekend.
I thought WRONG!
I managed to snap this photo as the sun was coming up on our way into town on Saturday.
I hope you'll had a WonderFul Tuesday. 
It felt like a Monday for me.
 I didn't have to work yesterday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A L.O.V.E.ly Weekend

Via Snippet&Ink

I have a confession...
I LOVE the color RED

We'll be having a reception at a beautiful B&B in our hometown

A few weeks after our wedding

I'm hoping to sneak in a little PUNCH of color

It's just so darn vibrant and fun!

I hope you all have a L.O.V.E.ly  Valentine's Day

We'll be spending it in Charleston, where apparently we will not be escaping the snow

Wishful thinking ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's been a long couple of weeks here

We are getting hammered with snow

Snowmageddon... Good One

It's ok though

Because I'll be leaving the above

    For the below

We're heading to Charleston this weekend

Warmer weather here I come.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's L.O.V.E

I'm in Love....

With my MacBook
And Photo Booth
(and this guy too of course!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dear Pottery Barn...

I know it's not good to lust

But I am

I just wanted to leave you a little note

You know kind of like a post-it

For your planner

For the times when you have those



Lapses in memory

I loveth this table very much

And today when I came to visit

Mr. R said he loveth it too...

Which doesn't always happen you know

Him lovething something I loveth

I just wanted to let you know

We are getting married soon



We don't have a dining room table

And we loveth yours



P.S. post this in your planner somewhere around the first of May. That will give you plenty of time to ship it our way.

Loveth your dearest customer,

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I've been meaning to write...

On Tuesday I put a post-it (LOVE those btw) in my planner that read "had one of those days" little did I know it would turn into one of those weeks. My purpose of leaving myself a little note was to jog my memory...( ya know even though I'm young and all I still have frequent lapses of memory... not quite sure what that's all about I just continue to pretend it's normal)

Anywho, you can now see why I have to leave myself post-its...

I left myself a note so that I would remember to write.

Often during the day, things come up (in my mind that is) and I think, I need to write.

I had one of those days on Tuesday, you know the ones where everything seems real peachy and then the next thing you know you're in a tailspin... well that happened, and little did I know that it would turn into one of those weeks.

The crazy kind.

You see, I've been a tad busy lately trying to pin down wedding details, being a good employee, getting this body into shape; and in doing all that, I've started pondering about what the next few months will hold and how drastically my life could change.

I started thinking about what it is exactly I want out of life...

this is a big questions ya know...

that leads to other big questions

the scary kind.

And to be honest I haven't really put much thought into them. I'm the type of person that just goes with the flow, or at least I think I do, maybe I should ask Mr. R his opinion on that...

I try to be happy with whatever life brings my way... not to say that I'm not a planner and driven

but those big questions kept lingering and I started pondering about what really makes happy, what I love, what I could live with and what I could NOT live without. How (in a perfect world... which I know is not reality but a girl can dream right?!?!?) I would envision our life in 5+ years.

So I'm asking......

Give me your best LIFE advice.

What did you do right?

What do you wish you would have done differently? or better?

How is it being a grown up?

I'd kind of like to be a kid forever and let my parents take care of me....

If you could do it all over again would you change a thing?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Most days...

Most days I long to sleep in...

I dream of snuggling under the covers all day...

And then the alarm goes off

And reality sets in

And I'm thankful I have a job to go to

And a warm bed to sleep in

And a reason to dress up

And then...

I roll over and push snooze for at least 10 more mins

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Whatcha been upto?

Just Rattin'

Meet Rosie

NateR's new pet

It takes some getting use to

But she's awfully cute

and quite funny

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All that glitters....

All that GLiTteRS Isn't GOLD...

or maybe it is...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Feathering the nest...

I've been feathering a lot lately...

Not sure if it's the excitement of the wedding
having our own place
or the simple fact that I love to shop


I could not resist this beautiful bedding

It was on sale...

Does that count for something?

I also scored some pretty scchhwweet wedding shoes tonight at T.J's

for a mere $40

They are soooo FUN!!!

I would show you pic but they are peep toes

which means well manicured toe nails

which mine are NOT

actually they could use a good pedi

Maybe tomorrow :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 is going to be a big year here at EmersynLane.

We'll be doing lots of Celebrating...

A wedding
A graduation
Possibly a move
A new job for Mr. R

Lots of things to look forward to.

Speaking of a move...

Apparently Mr. R does NOT necessarily appreciate my love for all things vintage

Recently when he was having a conversation with his Grandma about how I would be decorating our home he replied....

"she likes old sh*t"

Thanks Babe!!

Slightly off topic, my mom and I made a trip to Bloomsbury loft and the antique mall in Powell.

I came home with a gorgeous six pane window

It was even pink and chippy... just perfect!

My last trip there resulted in an antique door with an awesome ceramic knob

I told Mr. R not to worry...

I was building our home one piece at a time :)