April 30, 2011

The Covering House

Please take a few minutes to check out this story that aired on KSDK Thursday evening about Human Trafficking. This is a problem not just around the world but in our city.

For more information on how you can help in St. Louis, please visit The Covering House website or check them out on Facebook. They are an amazing organization.

April 29, 2011

A Royal Morning

It's not often that my alarm clock goes off before 5am and it's an even rarer occurrence that I get out of bed without grumbling when it does. But, this morning, the royal wedding had be brewing a pot of coffee before the sun came up. My friend and soon-to-be neighbor, Kara, joined me to ooo and ahhh over the hats and dresses.

Our wedding day is drawing closer by the minute and I can hardly wait. This morning while I was watching I couldn't help but make a few comparisons between the royal event and our plans for this fall. I didn't find too much in common. Our wedding won't involve heads of state or carriage rides through London, but it will be wonderful and beautiful and real. But...maybe we could arrange for some hats, because, let's face it. Those hats were fantastic!

If only I had a place to wear this. Gorgeous!

April 23, 2011

April's almost over?

This month has flown by. And, in case you're counting, there are only 181 days left until our wedding. We've been busy around the house getting the garden ready for the summer and planning for the fall. Coscto has seen us often and we've made good use of the Volvo.

Planting blueberry bushes,

And building rose beds,

And potting Ranunculus,

And putting in new flooring in the kitchen and basement,

And keeping an eye on these trouble makers.
We could all use a nap.

The house is really coming along. I simply cannot wait to live there.

April 2, 2011


Last weekend we went to Nashville.

Thanks to some recommendations from Inspired Kara, we ate at some fabulous places. Next time you're in the area don't miss Marché. A-mazing.  I had their crepe du jour, but next time I'm definitely ordering the French Toast. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

We mostly just relaxed with friends, ate tacos and chased geese.

AND.....had our engagement pictures taken!

April 1, 2011

Picture Perfect

Last weekend in Nashville, TN our good friend Matt took our engagement pictures....and....they are AWEOME!

These are a few of my favorites. I think we're pretty cute.