Monday, October 22, 2012

A Few Finds

So this past weekend was the third weekend of the month, and do you know what that means? It means that the Vintage Source is open for business! The Vintage Source is basically a flea market full of antiques, repurposed goods, and funky resale items. This weekend I was determined to find a dresser for our barren guest room. After looking everywhere and through everything, I came across the most awesome dresser, ever! It was perfect, and it was just what I wanted... 

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The dresser was repurposed, and it looks great with the coat of grey paint! I also found this unique side table for a steal at $25!

Finally, I am so stoked about this vintage bar cart! I have been looking for something similar, but everything I liked  cost a fortune! Luckily I got this guy for $23... And the best part about it-- I love it as is! 

Once I finished the guest room, I promise to post pictures! I can't wait for it to all come together. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What2Wear Wednesday

What: Leather Jacket
Who: 20's to 60's you can make it look edgy or classy!
When: Fall
Why: Because you rock...

Jacket: bought two years ago on a discount rack; Shirt: H&M; Jeans: PacSun;
Shoes: Forever21; Sunglasses: Hobie; 'A' Necklace: Rebecca; Watch: Kohl's

P.S. Happy Anniversary to the sweetest, kindest, most loving person I know... I love you, Matthew, now and forever more!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Anniversary Week

Happy Monday! It's the start of a new week, and it's not just any week... This week is our anniversary week!!

Wednesday, Matt and I will have been married for two whole years (we've been together for 7 1/2 years)! Honestly, I can't believe it's already been two years. It's been a fantastic two years, though. Sometimes, I feel like I have to pinch myself to be reminded that this is real life. God has blessed me with an amazing husband, and I know only he could have made two people fit so perfectly together. Words could never explain how much love and respect we have for each other. All I can say is that I am the happiest girl in the world.

I love you, Matt!

May this week brings love and happiness to all. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What2Wear Wednesday

Sorry I've been absent this past week. I really don't have an excuse. Things have been great here at the Stevens' household. Aunt Sherri, Uncle Clint, and Sophia came to visit Friday night. It was so good to see them! We had a great time just catching up. I really love when family has a chance to visit us. I'll be sure to post more about what's been going on as of late, but today is Wednesday.... That means a new W2W post!!

W2W: Peplum

How: dresses, jeans, tights, jackets

When: NOW!

Who: Anyone, of course!

Image via 9 to 5 Chic

Image via The Glitter Guide
Image via Girl with Curves

I'm sure just like every trend it won't sick around for too long, but I love it, and right now it's everywhere. So try it out, just make sure you pair a peplum top with a sleek and slim bottom... Remember: baggy = frumpy. And nobody wants to be frumpy!  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What2Wear Wednesday

This What2Wear Wednesday features my youngest sister, Brooke! She's so stylish, and since I haven't had any free time to take pictures -- she's my stand in. I like this idea, though. I'm thinking there might be more features in the future...

Fluorescent Boho
Blouse & Skirt: Forever21  Platforms: Steve Madden Winery Platform Sandals

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fingers Crossed

When I was attending UNC Wilmington and even after graduation, I had the privilege to work for an absolutely amazing event design company-- Salt Harbor Designs. The owner, Jennifer, is a creative genius, and I am so thankful for the time I had to spend working with her as her company grew and grew! I can't even begin to tell you how much fun and hard work went into preparing for each weekend. When Matt and I moved from Wilmington, I knew I was saying goodbye to an awesome job, and I wasn't sure if I would ever find another job that would be so satisfying. During my time with Salt Harbor, I developed a passion for weddings and events. Especially weddings...I love planning. I love creating. And let's not forget the love story surrounding the event!

Here's some lovely pictures from weddings and inspiration photo shoots I helped with while working at Salt Harbor. Photo cred: Millie Holloman Photography

See, genius... right?

Well, the reason I'm going on and on about weddings is that an opportunity has come up, and I might be able to jump back into the event planning industry. I am thrilled, and looking forward to seeing where this new adventure might take me. On the other hand, I am currently employed full time and volunteer with our church youth group every week. So making time for another job seems a little daunting, not to mention I don't want to miss spending quality time with the husband (since his own schedule is so wacky). There is so much on my mind, and I'm not exactly sure what route to take.

So, fingers crossed everything works out for the best! And on with another week! ;)