Apr 8, 2012

New Blog!

Hi everyone! I'm sure you've all given up on the blog by now, but I miss blogging and have decided to finally start updating again.

Please visit my new blog, Brooklyn by Vespa.

Hope to see you over there soon.

Nov 11, 2011

Wedding Video

Hiring a videographer for our wedding was on our "maybe" list for a while.
But we decided it would be nice to look back on the day 
and to share a video with friends and family who couldn't make it. 
Well, we just received the very short version from our videographer 
and now I can't wait for the longer version!
I think we will cherish this and treasure having this footage of our wedding. 
You can take a look on youtube here
And thank you to our friends Evan and Jeff, who ended up narrating this short video:) 
Happy weekend everyone!

Nov 8, 2011

We are alive and well

Hello lovely readers. Sorry for the prolonged silence. 
We have been in New York a month now and we are still living out of our suitcases. 
We have "moved" four times now and life has been a little hectic and unsettled. 
But we are staying positive and enjoying our days in New York before we get back to work. 

Silly me forgot my camera cord, so the pictures I have taken since we left the UK 
are stuck in my camera until our shipment arrives. 
So please bear with me. 
As soon as we get settled in, I'll be back to regular blogging. 

We *hope* to have a lot to share with you in the next few months. 
New jobs, new apartment, and a new adventure in New York. 
I'm not going to lie I'm soooo ready to get settled into a new home, especially before the holidays!
I've been compiling a few ideas for our future new place 
and I would love to share these with you on the blog as we get settled in. 
In the meantime, I will leave you with a few pictures that have caught my eye recently.

 Natural wood and white- so fresh and serene
 Black and white and a beautiful cane sided chair
 Seagrass green walls and a simple yet beautiful home office
 Bold wallpaper and a lovely bike
 Love the mixed chairs
 Beautiful pink drapes and a black and white dresser
 Bold blue farm table with white cafe chairs
Dog wallpapered bathroom. Need I say more?

All images are taken from Pinterest
I promise to be back soon and more regularly!

Sep 28, 2011


Why oh why have the last two days been so beautiful in Oxford?
It makes packing reeeeal tough.
The sun is shining and it's warm, like summer warm. 
Just last week was pretty cold, and the nice weather comes out as we are preparing to leave?
The autumn trees and the gorgeous ivy are showing their lovely faces...
and we are indoors packing boxes. 
Well, I'm actually indoors playing on the computer and listening to the neighborhood kids run and play outside.
One just yelled "Muuuuuuum I'm not so keen to come in yet" Love it.
The ice cream man just came through the hood too. 
We've never gone running for one since we've lived here, but that doesn't mean I haven't been tempted.
Did you used to do that as a kid? Grab some money and run.
Christ Church College Chapel just rang in 4 o'clock.
These are a few of the many sights and sounds of Oxford that will be missed as we move back to New York. 
Just two more nights in our house here before we couch surf in New York. 
We are sad to say our goodbyes, excited for our hugs hello, and so thankful for friends all over the world.
Next time, from Manhattan. 
Until then...

Sep 26, 2011

Let there be "Barn Light Electric"

When I read Two Ellie's post about a giveaway, you know I jumped on it. 
I was so pleased to see it was Barn Light Electric sponsoring the fantastic giveaway!
With a move in a week, we hope to soon have a space that will need some lighting. 
As I searched through their inventory, I immediately spotted a few options that I would LOVE to have in our future home.
I have these pictures saved in my kitchen inspiration files for one day.

Do you spy a common theme? Pendant lights and sconces!
I have always loved the industrial touch these bring to these more trasitional spaces. 
So take a look at these beauties from Barn Light Electric.

I can imagine the many possibilities with these beauties. Can't you?
Then there are these, which I can see outside on a deck or at the back door.

The best part? Barn Light Electric are giving away $500 or $1000 gift cards to spend as you please.
Go enter if you would like, or you can just cross your fingers for me:) 

Sep 25, 2011

The Getaway Car and Decisions

One of my favorite wedding shots of all time is the getaway car shot. 
It's classic and it's that last shot of the night.
Everyone in my family seems to have one, although I don't have copies of them all.
Neil's parents

My parents
So when our photographers left before we did, it was the first thing I thought about. 
"I won't have a getaway car shot"
But I embraced it and just looked around the beautiful Divinity School.
You win some, you lose some:)
And really, I was fine knowing that we had this picture...
So when two of my beautiful friends, Holly and Meg came running after us with a camera,
I was so over the moon that we would have our own getaway shot to add to the family photos!
Speaking of a getaway. 
We may not of have a plan or a permanent home when we left our wedding...
 but just this week we have decided to pack our bags and return to New York in a few days.
We still don't have a plan or a permanent physical home, yet.
But home really is where the heart is and we are ready for our next adventure in life. 
We look back on this year and feel lucky to have many incredible memories 
and we are now going forward with some lifelong friends and experiences!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Sep 19, 2011

August 6th

August 6th was such a fantastic day.
Our amazing friends and family traveled near and far to be with us and celebrate.
Here are a few of the professional pictures from the day. 
The guys at The Rickety Press


Leaving The Old Parsonage to walk to the wedding
Love this one
One of my favorites of Dad
We did it!
Beautiful friends and family
Walking with the band
This was such a fun way to start the celebration
Acoustic Jass
Our library