Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Ranchel

Ranchel, I hope you have a wonderfully fabulous Birthday!!! I wish I were there to help you celebrate, have fun!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I Need

I never thought I would actually be NEEDING a bar cart, but I have found myself searching high and low for the perfect one.  Chris and I love to BBQ and eat on the roof deck of our building but getting all the food and everything else up there is a big pain.  A cart is the perfect solution but finding the perfect combination of stylish, practicality and economical is proving to be difficult.

Love the look of this one, but how many times can we take it up to the roof before it falls apart.  
Cute, very practical for outdoors and grilling but it wouldn't look too great with the rest of our furniture.

I don't have to worry about getting this one dirty but it doesn't hold much and at $1,100, that is just crazy!!

 This one is genius! IT FOLDS but can't they make it cheaper than $902

This may be the winner. If I can find it at the outlet the price will be perfect and the wheels look sturdy enough to make the trips up and down all summer long, plus it's pretty.  

Friday, August 22, 2008

True Love

If you know me well then you know I LOVE to take a bath. It is one of my most favorite things to do. My favorite type is the claw-foot, I don't think I have actually taken a bath in one but there is just something so charming about its style. Here are few tubs and rooms I wouldn't mind coming home to everyday.

Loving this bathroom the most. It's perfect with the crystal chandelier, the window above the tub and the mantle for me to put all my fancy smancy bath salts and candles on.

Loving the all-white and slanted ceiling.

Loving the windows! Nothing better than natural light.

I don't normally like super modern but I love how Hayon Studio took a traditional style and turned it modern, plus I love the holder for your flowers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I'm dreaming of the day when I have a beautiful garden just like this one from cottage living.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sweet Monday

Thank you Cakes by Carolyn for making me such a beautiful wedding cake. I am still in awe that it made it into this month’s issue of Washington Brides.

The text reads;
" This bride wanted the cake to match her gown, but she didn't want anything too girly" says Carolyn Buschmeier of Cakes by Carolyn, in Centreville, Va. "Rather, she requested something stylish and unique'. She brought in magazine photos of cakes she liked, which helped guide me in the right direction. I love the pop art feel of the end result. The gumpaste flowers are traditional, but their unique shape and the patterned tiers give the design a contemporary edge."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Picnic tonight

I'm loving the idea of this hip picnic basket. Tonight Chris and I are going to Wolf Trap to see G. Love & Special Sauce perform. We will be sitting on the lawn and having a picnic, I'm afraid though we our food won't be served out of a cute box but instead a Harris Teeter bag.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Wishing I had this cute umbrella for my walk home today.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

10 Months

I was never one to count months when dating a guy but I just so happened to notice that today Chris and I have been married for 10 months. Go us! I love you honey and here is a little hint.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympics 2008

Yes those were people under there. Check out more photos here.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wedding Gifts

So what do you get the bride and groom that has no registry? 

That was the big question today when I was wondering around Crate and Barrel. In the end I think I put a really cute wine and cheese gift theme together. The idea started last night when we had a few couples over for a BBQ and cards.  We used one of our favorite wedding gifts, a cheese board and cheese knives from CB. While wondering CB I found this really cool one with hammered metal handles and matching knives. To complete the gift I threw in some fun things and something very practical, a wine cooler

Our cheese board after many hours of eating and drinking.  

Happy Birthday Tatiana

Happy 30th Tatiana!!!!

I hope you are enjoying your Birthday in Miami.

Friday, August 08, 2008


I can't wait to get home tonight and watch the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics.
Let the games begin!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Restaurant Week

It only comes around twice a year so don't forget that next week(August 9-17) is Restaurant Week in DC!! Chris and I love to try out new places that usually cost way more than the prix fixe price. So far we are booked for 701 Restaurant. I'll let you all know how is is.
Lunch: $20.08 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.08 for a three-course fixed-price meal

Monday, August 04, 2008

Crab Feast

Sunday afternoon could not have been more perfect. Ranchel was in town and planned an amazing crab feast with crab coming from the famous DC Wharf . We had it all, perfect weather, great beer and of course great friends. These tools from CB did a great job helping us get every last bite. Thanks girly for a great afternoon!

I've known these girls for years... it's hard to believe we will be celebrating our 10 year high school reunion soon, and yes girls you will be there.


I would like to give a shout out to two people who brought some amazing things to the party. First my husband for picking some kick ass beer. 

And second to Ashley who made an AWESOME dessert fruit pizza.  

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Beth and John

Last week as I mentioned before we had two weddings, the second one was the marriage of Beth and John in Chicago.  Chris and I were so happy we were able to be there to help them celebrate, as you can imagine it was quite a weekend as we flew in the same day as the wedding. Both Beth and John  are architects which made the wedding really unique, her flowers were amazing and really different.   
The reception was held in Lincoln Park at Cafe Brauer, which was absolutely gorgeous.  Above each table they had branches hanging from the ceiling with flowers and candles hanging from the branches, at night the whole place glowed.  For our favor each place setting had a small box of Frango chocolates.  Chris and I had a wonderful time dancing the night away. Congratulations Beth and John, cheers to a life time of happiness. 

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Test #2


I'm about to go take my MEP test for the second attempt, the first time the testing center's AC was broken so they let me re-schedule for a SATURDAY, it is way to early to be up taking a test!!!! Wish me luck.