Tuesday, May 24, 2011

hello lovely,
here is a little looksie at an amazing project we are working on. niles should have it finished this week.  we are very proud of it and thankful for all of our amazing friends who helped create it.
get excited. and momma, get your tissues ready.
alyssa renee

Monday, May 23, 2011

pen pals

at the age of 23 (almost 24!) i now have my very first pen pal. 
i'm so excited.
she is a young mother with an adorable baby girl and a love of sewing. i'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts with her, while learning from the steps she's already taken before me. 
so far, pen pals rock!

alyssa renee 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

wonder woman does not live here.

it is the time of the blog following where i tell you i am weak and i need someone to make me strong. what is wrong you ask? where do i begin? here are the top three...well i guess four. 

2. house hunting
3. understanding what marriage actually means
4. The Wedding

1. work.
i couldn't be getting better experience at work. i'm practically drinking it up. attempting to soak it all in and learn while frantically making sure everyone assumes i've done it all before. needless to say... i'm exhausted. yet oddly happy at the same time. its like a sick addiction. the deeper i get in the thick the more i love it. i feel confident and powerful. the downside? when everything is calm again im tired and irritable. i'm mean to the ones i love because i'm so fussy. i'm sad because i never see my friends. i'm lonely because i never have any quality time with my fiance. when i do, we are both too tired to do anything. it really is a double edged sword.

2. house hunting.
this sort of ties into "what marriage actually means" and "The Wedding," but is just tedious mostly. we found a house! i'm so excited. I love it. it is exactly what i wanted

1. large driveway
2. older home without older home problems (i.e. completely remodeled)
3. large backyard for the pook (that is what we call captain btw)
4. large patio for entertaining guests outside

clothesline in the backyard.

the real scary thing is watching the number in my bank account diminish. though, someone at work said it best, "your house is your new savings account."

3. understanding what marriage actually means.
niles and i have a problem. i'm the oldest child who always gets her way and he's the spoiled only child. textbook control issues. we have got to learn to get over this side of ourselves. control isn't what matters. though it feels so good. luckily we both do the same thing: act stubborn as hell then give in and feel bad 2 hours later. i love him so.

4. The Wedding
the event of a lifetime. i want it to be practically perfect in every way. just like marry poppins. i just don't have time nor care to invest more time in it. whatever happens will happens and the imperfections will make it all the more perfect day :) after all imperfections give you character. at the end of the day all that really matters is i am his and he is mine. always.

then we have to have babies.

thanks for helping me talk myself through this. i feel so much better already.
alyssa renee

i am fully aware my life is great and i'm a very lucky girl. i'm forever grateful. great job, great friends, great family, great man. i'm just a bit worn thin. 

to do list

Blue Hydrangea Flower, Close-up Photography Wallpaper Picture

take a photography class

do more style blogging
(love me some 60s mod fox)

finish my registry

read the wizard of oz

decorate my new house
(hoping the inspection goes okay)

refinish my guest bedroom furniture: shabby chic style

so much to do!
so little time.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

a day in pictures

hello lovely,
happy mother's day! what a great weekend this has been. my moon my man's momma came to visit. we had a jam packed weekend! friday was first friday and niles' played in market square for a few hours. checkout his music if you get a chance. free downloads :) then on saturday we went to the clinton antique festival. it was awesome. i got everything on my list: vintage bakeware, table cloths, and even a few extra items for our new house. i decided to make the day a "day in pictures" to share with you all. 
alyssa renee 

this entire table was nothing but broaches. i nearly had a heart attack i was so excited. 

i was way excited about this bakeware

niles found a few things he liked too

our favorite couple came too :)

loved the classic cars

i want this car at our wedding!

my fellow old lady friend :)

my new button jar

all my loot!

the day was made all the better because i got to be with my sweetie

then we went to a mother's day dinner at granny's church. so blessed to spend the evening with some of my favorite women

Thursday, May 5, 2011

family wedding photos & other special things

hello lovely,
i had a few sweet things happen to me despite the sleepless week. things some people may not find them as special, but they really made my day. 
today two great things happened to me. first my grandparents sent me photos of their wedding. i'm using old family photos for decoration. here are a few they sent me. so special :)

alyssa renee

i love grandma's outfit. she had such great style.
(she still does)

then she sent a few of baby me. 

and lastly baby photos of them

i told you these were special.

they also gifted us our honeymoon hotel. 
we are so blessed.