Friday, July 29, 2011

fresh summer salad

i don't think i have ever posted food or a recipe on here
but this summer salad is far too delicious not to share.

all you need is:
fresh baby spinach
a granny smith apple, cut into thin slices
a few strawberries, cut into small pieces
feta cheese
and marzetti white balsamic dressing

it is so easy
and so good.

bon appetit!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

home: in film

1. home
2. our tiny kitchen
3. rainy day

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

our little bedroom

our bedroom.
i love this room.
everything about it is just perfect
despite it's tiny size.

the painting i made in my painting class from a photo,
but i reworked it to make it look like me and bennett.

oh how i love our christmas lights...

our frame wall...

and our basil plant...

the 22 slips of paper bennett left me
when he went to greece for 22 days...

a little reminder when i walk out of the room
(don't push the river, it flows by itself)

our amazing dresser we found at salvation army
(it reminds me of the berenstain bears!)

i love our bedroom.
i really can't say it enough.
i feel safe
and loved
and at home.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


it's a sunday, alright.
we cleaned our entire apartment
and went to the grocery
and picked up a few things at the mall
and then made a delicious pasta salad for dinner.

now that it's clean,
i'll finally be posting some photos of our cozy little home this week
as long as it doesn't turn into a mess again
before i can snap some pictures.

here's to a new week!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2 months ago...

2 months ago today i made the best decision of my life
and married my best friend.

marriage is something else, let me tell ya.
it's hard.
and you have to work at it.
but by golly,
it is worth everything.
i would swim across an ocean for this boy.
i'm talking shark infested waters with jelly fish.

it's an adventure
because sometimes it's scary.
but mostly it's fun
and beautiful
and even better than you ever could have imagined.

i have never been so happy in my life.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

love is...

love is:

- waking up at 7 with me just to put my english muffin in the toaster
- leaving notes on the bathroom mirror for the other to find
- lying in bed until 3am just talking, laughing, and crying together
- "just because i love you" gifts
- doing all the dishes. all of them. not just the ones you used.
- the greatest thing on earth

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


one of my favorite things about our new home:
floor to ceiling windows with lace curtains

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

wedding blog

our little wedding was featured on a little wedding blog today!
so cool!

honeymoon in film: cinque terre part 2

1. in between manarola and vernaza, italy
2. in between manarola and vernaza, italy
3. bennett about to dive
4. bennett diving
5. in between manarola and vernaza, italy
6. in between manarola and vernaza, italy

honeymoon in film: cinque terre part 1

1. our window/balcony in manarola, italy
2. view of manarola from our balcony
3. view of manarola from our balcony
4. view from our balcony at night
5. manarola, italy
6. bennett with manarola behind
7. beach in monterosso, italy
8. me on the beach in monterosso, italy
9. beach in monterosso, italy
10. me on the beach in monterosso, itlay
11. bennett on a rock in monterosso, italy
12. husband
13. bennett on the beach in monterosso, italy
14. wife