Friday, September 16, 2011

Orange you glad it's fall?

Completely corny title aside, I am.  I love fall so much, and it's finally cool in DC, and I'm so happy.  Part of the reason I love fall is the color palette.  Orange isn't necessarily my best color, but I love it anyway.  I want a jacket just like this one:

Photo courtesy of The Sartorialist

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Getting Around

So it occurred to me yesterday that I should probably figure out exactly husband and I should get from the church to the reception location (first time I've typed husband - really weird).  Since I am a transportation nerd, this is actually a really big deal.  Obviously, we could take Clark, fiancĂ©es trusty Ford Explorer, but the missing trim and general shabbiness make it not my idea of a wedding chariot.  

My first idea was a trolley, since they are awesome.  They are pretty popular right now, but unfortunately, they are also very expensive, so that was out.  I looked around for classic cars to rent in Northern Michigan and didn't really find anything, so that was out too.  I then just happened to think about the fact that I will be buying a scooter at some point after the wedding, since I will be moving to Virginia, and they don't really believe it's possible to live without owning a vehicle there.  Seriously, how awesome would it be to leave the church on a bright red Vespa?

My mom thinks I'm crazy, and perhaps I am a little, but I think it's a great idea.  What do you think?

Photo courtesy of Kara Pearson Photography

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Turn to Cross Over to the Dark Side

So I wrote a year ago about how I wasn't super happy about boyfriend moving across the river into Virginia.  One of the biggest sacrifices that I will have to make in this marriage is following him.  I thought about convincing him to move back, but realistically speaking, it just makes so much more sense for me to move there.  It hadn't really sunk in yet though, until today I put up a Craigslist ad for someone to take over my apartment.  I don't want to give up my wonderful apartment in the middle of the wonderful city where I can walk to everything.  The things you do for love.  The funniest part of it all is though I got an email from a girl who said it reminded her of an apartment from the Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest. :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Still Plugging Away....

I haven't abandoned you, no worries! Life has gotten incredibly busy and the wedding is 30 days away, and let's just say there have been a few snags along the way. But I think we're on track, and it will all come together. That's what I keep telling myself anyway. So I have a bazillion little projects going on at once, and then today I ran across another really cool idea on Oh Happy Day that I just might have to try.

It is called a pajak, and is essentially a polish chandelier or paper mobile of sorts. Now I'm mostly polish, but my main connection to my heritage is through my love of pierogies and other polish foods. Still, I think it would be cool to include them.  Unfortunately, they are highly labor intensive, so they will be left to the back burner, just in case I happen to have some spare time at the end, maybe the 13 hour drive to Michigan? :)

image 1: Oh Happy Day, image 2: Wren Handmade

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