Friday, May 28, 2010

Peanut's Home

So a week after the conference we closed on Peanut's Home!!!! I still haven't unpacked half the boxes because I've been busy studying for my last architecture test which is this Tuesday. I also have one last wedding on June 5th to do before she arrives, so after that get ready to see her adorable nursery which is currently an empty room. We love you Peanut and I promise it will look adorable before we bring you home, even if I only have less than a month to pull it off.

Chris outside the bank holding the big fat check you have to bring to closing, we were so scared it was going to blow away in the wind on the way over.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


As I mentioned in my last post about JSConf, I booked a wedding the same weekend, so while Chris was busy as a Pirate doing JSConf I was busy as a bee home alone arranging flowers for this wedding. And when I say home alone I mean no one else helped me on this wedding with the exception of my sister and future brother-in-law showing up a little early to help with last minute touches and delivery on the day of the wedding. I don't want to reveal too much information because I don't know what the rules are about this kind of stuff but this wedding will hopefully be featured in a magazine in a couple of months.
All photos were taken by Katie Stoops Photography

The bride and groom came to me with this magazine spread as inspiration. They wanted something different and unique, not one rose was used in the design. I love it when brides bring inspiration because it helps me get an idea of their style and expectations however I always warn brides I do not copy or replicate designs, I take what they like about the inspiration and make it my own unique design that reflects the bride and groom.

Monday, May 24, 2010


It seems like I have abandoned my blog, and yes in some extent I did but only because I felt like I could barley keep up with life let alone updating a blog.

The last time I left you all was right before JSConf, the conference that Chris and I put on back in April. Although it was well worth all the effort, leading up to the conference I wasn't sure if we were going to pull it off. This year I accidentally booked a wedding the same dayas the conference so I was MIA for most of the first day. My incredible husband really did most of the work and I can not say how proud of him I am.

Here he is all in his Pirate get up, which still to this day I don't understand why we made the theme Pirates, but it seemed to work and everyone loved it.

...and again just before it all started hanging out in our awesome Presidential Suite at Hotel Palamar surrounded by a tons of boxes full of swag.

All the swag that I had made: t-shirt, program, bag, nerd merit badge, and coffee mugs and beer mugs from two of our sponsors.

The best part of putting on this conference was that my work had no idea I was doing all this in my "free" time. This video was filmed on my lunch break the Monday after the conference.

"Game Room"
Chris and I now own Rock Band that we purchased for this room.