Friday, October 26, 2012

flying south for the winter.

Greg and I are currently in Louisiana for my little brothers wedding.
We are so excited for him and his sweet wife to be!!
It has been so awesome to watch their adventure unfold. To see where they were, how they've grown, and who they have become together... truly beautiful.
We will have updates of happiness throughout the next couple of days.
And as always you can follow us on insta @peacelovebird.
more soon,
xo j

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One year ago today.

A year from this very day, Greg asked if he could keep me forever.
It feels like some distant memory that warms me when I relive the day in my head. It was purely, and easily one of the most joyous days of my life.
But what may have been overshadowed by it all was also my best friends birthday.
Yes, Greg completely pulled one over on me and proposed on his own birthday.
But this year I am floating in a sea of thankfulness and excited to be just celebrating my sweet husband.
So to you my dear,
Happy Birthday!
I cannot believe how quickly a year has passed!
I am filled with massive amounts of happiness knowing I get to spend each and every day with you.
You are the most kind hearted, gentle spirit I have ever known. You bring not only me, so many of our dear ones peace and love by just your presence.
I love knowing I will be the one beside you as you grow older, wiser and even grayer for all our days to come.
So thankful for your life dear, its a beautiful one.

xoxo (yours)

photo c/o Joy Studios.

Monday, October 15, 2012

i thought they discontinued the patch.

Sometimes I feel like I am living in a dream.
Like everyday when I walk outside and realize I am sharing a house with two of my favorite ladies.
I remember it as if it were yesterday, I was craft dating with Lisa and she mentioned her neighbors were moving out this summer and Greg and I should think about moving in.
At the time it seemed like a reallllly happy thought, but just a thought. It seemed like it wouldn't be attainable or would just be one of those things you talk about in retrospect wishing it would have actually happened.
Well, guess what? This time the stars aligned in our favor. We moved into the apartment right behind two people that are not only super sweet to have as neighbors but inspiring and beautiful friends.

Before we actually moved in I had a dream that we were all carving pumpkins togther and it was warm and heart filling and when I woke up I knew this was the place we needed to spend our first year of marriage.
We made my dream come true in a small way this yesterday when the four of us went off to have a fall adventure.

 Ode to my favorite farm, *sigh*. We had a truly wonderful time. I think it was just what we all needed some simple beauty and outdoor air. Yay for Fall:)
All this talk of our apartment reminds me I really want to show you a home tour on the blog, we are SO close to being done. It has been quite a process but it really starting to feel like home 
xoxo j

Monday, October 8, 2012

DIY: Leaf Garland

Happy Monday!
Well, I hope yours was happy anyway. Mine had a damper of the Monday Blues but I figured what else better to help fix that but a happy fall DIY? Right?!
This is my favorite kind of DIY.. simple.. uses up scraps... and no mess so you can do it while you veg on the couch after a long day and watch your favorite program:)
1.felt scraps 2. embroidery floss 3. needle 4.scissors
1. Cut out your leaves. Greg and I had fun with this I asked him to help and cut whatever shapes he wanted so it would be more of a random combo. I like it I think it helps give them that 'freshly picked' look!

2. Take your needle and embroidery floss. Tie and knot in one end and just start stitching up the center of your leaves to connect them.

3. Hang and enjoy!
We are having so much fun collecting and making things to make our new little home feel festive. With the weather getting chilly again and were forced to spend more afternoons inside I feel more DIY's to emerge in the near future:)
So much to catch up on in  my blog life, so little time. *sigh*
xoxo j 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

a boy and a camera.

These were taken by my sweet husband around our home. 
I love looking at life through his lens, it is always so inspiring for me to see what he sees.
Some days I get so frustrated to come home to boxes which still haven't been unpacked and things that feel like they still do not have a place. Then I remember we only get to do this once, to combine and curate all our belongings into a space that feels like us. And when I see he can be motivated to capture and create beautiful things in this place, it encourages me on.
for all the lovely that is to come and ever inspiring husband,
xoxo j

Monday, October 1, 2012

one month.

Today marks one month of being married to my best friend.
One whole month of:
Figuring out which side of the bed we like
Eating waffles
Kissing goodnight
Kissing good morning
Making lunches
Doing dishes
Laughing, so much laughing
Praying together
Setting up our home
Learning new things
Cooking together
Grocery shopping
Being inspired by each other
Problem solving
Being thankful

The first month down of our lifetime together.
I am so grateful for everyday I get to spend growing in our love and no matter what is to come I still feel like the luckiest girl to have Greg standing next to me.

xoxo j

ps this photo is by Kristin Rogers my super awesome photographer. You can see her blog post about us here and I will do a full post about her and our wedding photos soon!