Wednesday, April 29, 2009

love letters - part one

a recent email exchange.
here are things i must re-learn in your absence:
1. how to vacuum
2. how to zip my dresses up by myself
3. how to clean the bathroom
4. how to set the DVR so i don't miss anything
5. how to not be scared at night when i go to bed
here are things i must re-learn in your absence:
1. how to change the channel on the TV
2. how to decide what to watch
3. how to decide what to wear
4. how to eat right
5. how to go to bed before falling asleep on the couch
6. how to stop missing you (currently failing)

paper-heart garland from Cori Kindred. visit her shop here.


dear friends - as if the wedding was not news enough...
i have more great news!
Brian recently accepted a position as Vice President of Engineering & Quality for Elkhart Products Company. This is such a blessing, as most of you are aware, because he has been looking for a job for quite some time now.
The other news is that this company is in Indiana. And while the drive isn't terribly long from Milwaukee (about 3 hours, also easily accessible by train) it does mean that we'll be moving.We have the lease on our apartment until the end of August, so I will be living in the Mil all summer. H2B however, is staying in a corporate apartment for the first month, and then will most likely be moving to a new place that we hope to find together within this first month. The area we are looking to live is in South Bend, home to the University of Notre Dame. And no - we can't get football tickets - but I'm sure we could arrange a picture next to the Rudy statue or something equally fascinating.
We will be seeing each other on weekends, and are hoping to get together for our wedding in July. (ha).
All-in-all, it is very exciting, but a little scary too.
There are a lot of questions still to be answered (what about my job? where to live? do-they-have-Starbucks-in-Indiana?, etc) but high on our priority list is to return sooner-than-later to Milwaukee and to keep in close contact with everyone we love here. Thanks in advance to Facebook, Email and this blog for making this transition smoother.
Here's to one great last summer in Milwaukee
the picture above is from Brew City Gear. awesome stuff from an awesome city.

Friday, April 17, 2009

it's friday again

sorry for my long absence from the blogosphere. i am SWAMPED, SWAMPED at work (which is good of course) but it also leaves me little time for anything else. ie: blogging, socializing, sleeping.
so while this post does not include a Photo Montage ( as it is Friday), just wanted to give you all a quick update that we are still alive and things are looking sunshiney.
we had a great easter with my family and thanks to the nice weather all week, we were able to go running outside a couple days and also play some catch by the lake. 
my darling friend anne is visiting from chicago tomorrow and we will spending the day drinking mimosas somewhere on a sun-soaked patio (hopefully).
have a great weekend! enjoy spring!
**illustrations from one of my favorite artists, Jill Bliss. visit her site here.**

Sunday, April 12, 2009

happy easter!

although it is a bit chilly, the sun is shining and the sky is clear - such a cheery day for easter!
put on your sunday best and enjoy time with friends & family.
wishing you all a happy day!
*photograph courtesy of Sharon Montrose. visit her etsy shop here. so cute!*

Friday, April 3, 2009


it's that time again - Photo Montage Friday - the apartment edition!
this is our humble abode. we live on the lower eastside of milwaukee, overlooking Lake Michigan. post-college, i've always lived in this neighborhood, but the greatest addition to moving to the new place (aside from my new, awesome roommate) has been our lovely balcony. we didn't have any great pics of it (as it is still a work in progress from a decoration-standpoint) but i did include a fantastic photo that brian took from the balcony last year on a balmy indian summer evening.
happy weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

chicken soup for the adult, slightly-blah, soul

sometimes it's nice to buy flowers for yourself.
**photo location: my office. tulips courtesy of: me**

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

they're here!

my precious shoes were delivered yesterday and wow they are PINK. like...
i must say, the pictures on the website were a little deceiving, as i thought they were more of a salmon-y pink...when in fact they are more blue-pink. however, as soon as i slipped them on, i was convinced that they are still fabulous. 
**pics above from Getty Images, and yes, the shoes are THAT pink**