Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What I want to do... // Decorate!

It's almost time for me to move into my new home, and I am so excited! I am so looking forward to making that little apartment a home for Adam and I. We just miss getting to decorate for Christmas this year, but we are pretty much all set for next year. : ) Grandma and Grandpa gave us their old Christmas tree (so excited!), we have LOTS of ornaments from the wedding to use, and we even have our own, hand-knit stockings (Thanks, Peggy!).

Since the wedding is right after Christmas this year my family is deciding not to celebrate until February, so I have a little extra time to get their gifts ready (maybe this could be an every-year-tradition? lol.) I really want most of the gifts I give to be handmade, so I need to start planning things out NOW! I already have a really great idea for Mom, but I would really like to get a combined gift for my parents... and the boys... who knows what I could make them! Ugh.. it's a good think I have some time to think about these things. : )

On the topic of handmade things... I really want to make a lot of our decorations for next year. I'm thinking a cute Christmas skirt, some wreaths, centerpieces, and some ornaments! Oh, I can't wait for Christmas!!! I wonder, since we are celebrating in February, if Adam wouldn't mind decorating a little early/late this year? Hmm... something to think about it. Who could say no to more Christmas cookies, goodies, and music! : )

Tis the season,


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Needing some motivation...

I should have tons of motivation  considering the post I have below. lol. 

But... it's kind of chilly this morning and for some reason I'm just not feeling in the "cleaning" mood. Especially since my laundry pile is ginormous!!!!!
So, I'm on the search for creative/beautiful pictures to get my creative juices flowing.

Here's what I found-

{Love these fabric covered light switch plates! Now to find a D.I.Y. for them...}

{What a cool idea! I need to find me some cool, vintage embroidery hoops. : )}

{I love cupcakes.... and owls!!!! This look so simple too!}

{I want this room. Period.}

{Such a cool pic...}

{Love this.}

{Cutest shoes... ever!]


85 days....

Until our wedding day!!!

Feels like forever... 


Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm feeling...

overwhelmed, loved, unorganized, creative, sleepy, behind, happy, and excited.

and that's just the beginning. 

It was a wonderful day. Adam and I are two very loved people. 

We love you all in return as well. 


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wedding Update... #2

The bridesmaid dresses are purchased! 


I can't believe how quickly I (and the girls) fell in love with the dresses. They were just perfect! The girls also look super great in them. Hope and Emily are the only ones who I haven't seen in the dress, but I'm sure they look stunning. : ) 

Another great thing about the dresses was that we were able to get them for only $45!!! The lady at the store was really nice and gave us the online discount at the store. I was so excited about this. 

Oh, we also picked out the shoes. 

They're really high... and sued... and purple. 

: ) 

Stay tuned for pics... 


I'm a W-I-N-N-E-R!!!!!

I entered a giveaway (as always) on one my favorite blogs the other day...

I actually entered like 5...

Anywho, I had seen that she posted the winners to the giveaways a few days ago, but I didn't bother to read through them... I never win, so I wasn't really in the mood to feel depressed about my lack of winning-giveaways-luck...


I totally won. : )

My art journal should be here within a week or so. 

Giveaway Champion,

P.S- Here's the link to the blog with the giveaway... that I WON.. (sorry)... You can check it out and see my WINNING... (I apologize again) comment!

Wedding Update!

So, I totally think I've found the bridesmaid's dresses... EEK!!! They're pretty much perfect. We are going to go try them on @ 1:00pm today. I really hope the girls like them. : )

*Oh, the dress color is called "blackberry"... doesn't that sound so romantic?

**They're on sale for $67 too!

***Emily is going to be able to find the dress down in Florida... yay!

****I'm really excited about this dress!

Freaking out over a purple dress,

P.S- I'm asking Karlee if she will be one of my bridesmaids right before we go try the dresses on... is this totally weird/lame of me? Just wondering...

{Ever read the book Beauty? You would totally understand if you had... }

Hmm... what to wear?

I like this time of year so much, partially because of all the cozy things you get to add to your wardrobe. : )

These are two of my favorite tops that I've found so far this season. {The cute owl is from Delias and the sweater is from American Eagle... }

Love these colors! My new favorite color combo is purple and orange... probably because I chose those colors to be in my wedding.. <3 {Forever 21}

These boots are A-mazing! Too bad buying both of these would cost one of my school payments....lol.

Mmm... these both look super comfy! {Jeans = Madwell.... Skirt = Maurices}

I'm ready to go shopping now! Sadly, I can't... thanks to the a fore mentioned school payment... Thank goodness for window shopping!

Go enjoy fall ya'll,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I'm packing up my room today... well, starting to. It's kinda really weird. 

{Me 2008}


My Bridesmaids...

Gift Time!!!!
I made these super cute gifts for my bridesmaids this past weekend. I attached a little card to each of the jars that said, "Will you be my bridesmaid?"  (All of the cards had owls on them... of course!) There is going to be four bridesmaids in my wedding, so I was able to ask three of them on Sunday... all I have left is one more! Hope she says yes. : )

The girls are going to be wearing dark purple dresses for the wedding. We haven't found the dresses yet, but I'm hoping that we can check that off our list soon. Mom and I did snag their flowers on Friday night and they are gorgeous ($2 a bouquet too!)! They are so perfect... I just can't believe it! I'll be sure to post pics of them soon. 

My Bridesmaids!

Here is me with one of my bridesmaids and best girls... Shannon. : )

Here's another one of my girls... Hopey! (This pic is soooo old... lol.) Not only is she one of my closest friends, she is my future sister-in-law. : )

Here are Shannon, Hope, and I together. So cute.

Here's my fourth bridesmaid (Adam's sister) Karlee. She is the one I haven't been able to ask yet... I really hope she says yes... considering I've blogged about her and all... : )

This is my maid-of-honor... Emily. We're pretty much more like sisters. I miss her so much right now! She's down in Florida going to school. Thank goodness for e-mail and camera phones.... : )

Well, there are my girls. I'm so excited to have these great girls in my life... and my wedding! Now it's time to go dress shopping. : ) 


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Where to begin?

Well, the wedding plans are coming along quite nicely now. I got my dress (finally!) two weekends ago and I am absolutely in love with it! It's my little girl fantasy in an adult sized dress. What more could I ask for? I can't share pictures of it yet... since my wonderful finacee is a reader of my blog... but just to put you all at ease, I will share LOTS of pictures of me in the dress after the wedding (January 7th, 2011!). It now hangs beside my bed and I sleep peacefully by it every night dreaming of the day that I get to wear it...

It finally feels like fall here in Indiana and I'm loving it... well... mostly. I could do with out the deary skies, but they are a reminder that we are receiving our much needed rain. Cozy sweaters, tall socks, pumpkin spice lattes, and the smell of the changing of the seasons is what I love about this time of year so that is what I'm going to focus on... that, and the huge "To Do-" list that's full of wedding/school/apartment things that needs to be done. Ahh.... to be young and perpetually burning the candle at both ends. : )

Oh, my 21st birthday is coming up too! Mmm... my birthday is right in the middle of the craziness of the holiday season, but I woudln't change it for anything. I think I'm going to ask for a new pair of boots for my birthday... or perhaps a puppy?

So sorry that this dear blog has been forgotten,

P.S- Tonight I'm asking the special girls in my life if they would be bridesmaids in my wedding... <3 I'll let you know how it goes soon!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Busy + Busy = So busy!

Life's crazy.

The end.
No, really. I could totally end my blog post with that statement. My life has been CRAZY!!!

I'm going to school (full credit load... ugh), working 3 days a week, cleaning/decorating our apartment, planning a wedding, and anything else I'm told to do.

Here's my boy. I love him. 

Just thought I would let you all know.


Friday, September 3, 2010

No more dates!

No, not ever...

I just stared my first week of classes and I was totally, crazy busy! I don't want to just let this blog go to the back burner, but I realized that I can't keep up with specific blog "dates". So, to cure this problem and keep a good following of readers there will not be any specific dates for my special blog features... as of right now... I still will post my weekly special features just at random. I don't want to be one of those "all promises" blogs, so I have to kind of work within my time constraints. 

{My fairy-god kitty- Misty}
Here's what's on my plate right now-

*A full class load

*Traveling singing group

*My wedding {January 7th!}

*An apartment to decorate/organize/move into

*Kid's ministry at my church

I'm a little busy, but I still LOVE this blog and want to give it the attention it needs. My whole goal is to be a place of inspiration for my readers. I really hope that I can maintain that goal. Thanks so much for your patience!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Yesterday was fabric.

Fabric Time!
It's true. Yesterday I was home by myself and I was feeling like getting crafty with some of my new fabric stash (Trader Baker special!)... so I did. : )

I made this cute little owl. I'm pretty proud of myself actually. I also tried to make a handy, little notebook cover too, but that didn't turn out so great. It's functional but sort of on the wacky side. 

Oh, well.
My next one is going to be awesome! : )

My owl still needs to be stitched to the cover, and I plan on doing this by hand with some embroidery thread. I love how you can add so much personality with just some different colored thread! 
So, yesterday's project was pretty fun... and it hurt my back... or maybe it was the intense workout routine that my brother had me do earlier that morning?
My owl was inspiring and gave me a great idea for an outfit for the costume party I'm going to tomorrow night. Any guesses on what I'm going to be? I'll share pics tomorrow.


Happy Friday!

Friday Night = Busy!

I'm chilling at work now and will be heading to a concert later. Hope you're enjoying the new blog so far. I'll be working on next week's debut special feature posts this weekend. : ) I'm really excited about these and hope  you guys love them!

 Here's a reminder of what the special feature posts are:
*Monday-Feeling Beautiful in Vintage Brooches
*Wednesday- Frame it Up!
*Friday- Personalized Paper Pennants

Have a super great weekend!


My Favorite Indie Music Artist: A Fine Frenzy

She's cute, quirky, and very talented it's... Alison Studol from A Fine Frenzy! 

I absolutely adore all of A Fine Frenzy's music. They have a folksy/quirky sound that is super catchy and I find myself singing along to all the songs... even if I don't really know them. : ) I love her lyrics and mad piano skills. This artist is definitely one you can chill out to or jam to. These songs really help get me inspired.

She also makes me really want to dye my hair red... 

Check the links to these videos... they're some of my favorites. : )

Hope these tunes help you get your groove on... and inspire you to be creative!


Color me crazy...

These bright colors make me happy. Hope they do the same for you!

P.S- Now I really want to make an art journal, watch a Disney classic, sit in a colorful chair, and eat a cupcake.... sounds like a good Friday night to me!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Welcome to: Smitten with a Smidge!

I am so excited to get to finally share my new blog! I really feel like this blog is a good combination of everything I personally love in a blog.... visual inspiration, creativity, links to other fun blogs, & lots of new things to try! There are going to be daily inspirational posts that have creative pictures, songs, or videos that I find inspiring (and hopefully you do too!). Along with the daily inspiration there will also be special weekly features (introduced below...) that touch on a little bit of everything. : ) I will also be writing about what's going on creatively in my life and will be sharing personal goals/ideas.... PLUS lots and lots of lists (they're one of my favorite things....)! 

To kick us off right, here's a list of some things to be looking forward to in the near future:

*my favorite indie music artist
*local artist reviews/info
*personal thrift finds and crafty projects

 I'm super excited about this blog and I'm looking forward to getting started on all of the fun stuff I have planned. : )

{That's me!}

Weekly Special Feature: Life

 {Me + You = Crazy}

"Me + You = Crazy" is a special weekly feature here at Smitten with a Smidge all about life! This special feature will (hopefully!) inspire everyone to get creative in the everyday things. Look forward to D.I.Y.'s about fun (and cheap!) gift wrapping, handmade cards, and lots more! There will also be creative ideas about "Thinking of You" dinners and birthday party themes. You can find your creative inspiration for the daily things here at Smitten with a Smidge every Friday!

~Coming Friday, September 3rd: Personalized Paper Pennants!~

***Just a note... all of the pics came from We<3It. My computer still doesn't like me... ugh... ***

Weekly Special Feature: Fashion

{Everyday Runway}
"Everyday Runway" is going to be a weekly feature on fashion here at Smitten with a Smidge. I really hope this special weekly feature will spark everyone's creativity and will help them feel more beautiful (and fashionable!) in their daily lives. You can find your weekly fashion fix here at Smitten with a Smidge every Monday!

~Coming Monday the 30th: Feeling Beautiful in Vintage Brooches~

***All of the pics from this post are from We<3It. I had taken my own pics, but my computer wouldn't download them... : ( Hopefully my pics will be up soon!***

Monday, August 23, 2010

Weekly Special Feature: The Home

Originally uploaded by Miss "M"
{Welcome Home}

"Welcome Home" is going to be a weekly special feature here at Smitten with a Smidge all about the home! The whole purpose of this weekly special feature is to inspire everyone to get creative in their own homes. I hope to show that even the *smidges* of detail in a room can make the space extraordinary! You can find your weekly decorating inspiration here at Smitten with a Smidge every Wednesday!

~Coming Wednesday, September 1st: Frame It Up!~