Monday, March 28, 2011

It has a nice "ring" to it... .

finally... we can say...

We're Engaged!!


A rainy but beautiful weekend at the farm, a happy walk on the trails, proposed to on a tree. Perfection. <3 Stunned, surprised perfection <3

beautiful mossy green-ness

me absolutely unprepared to be proposed to
{check the sweet marshmallow coat}

The beautiful ring box

inside is fake mossy/grassy stuff its gorgeous!

Engaged! :)

Cushion Cut White Sapphire {eco/socially responsible}, Seed Pearls, gold band cast from a twig. 
{perfection in ring form}

The beautiful and crazy engagement tree!

Ring on the mossy tree. {it looks a little blue here :)}

happy... so very very happy


<3 <3 <3

ring on a mossy twig

So incredibly lucky to be engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. I can't wait for all of the beautiful moments to come.

I Love You



P.S. Check out his point of view on his blog at

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Preserve Toothbrushes (and Why They Rock)

I've previously blogged about preserve products and most recently about their razors. For those of you who missed those posts here is a quick idea of what preserve products are/do. Preserve products are made out of recycled yogurt cups and other recycled plastics. They can be mailed back to the company when you are done with them and then will be made into park benches, picnic tables and the like. Preserve toothbrushes are normally priced, very cute and easy to send back! 

Here is an instructional!

My Old Preserve Toothbrush, Ready to be Sent Back.

Brand Spankin' New Toothbrush!
(Its Pink!)

Open "Here" 

Pull out your fancy new toothbrush!

 Look! There it is!

 The Toothbrush Package has a Free Mailer on it! 
(How Convenient!) 

Slip the Old Toothbrush Into the Package/Mailer.

 Seal it Up With Some Tape!

Stick it in the Mail! 
(This is Our Mail Basket at Miller)
(In Your Case... You Will Probably Have to Find Something More Official than a Basket!)

So There You Have It! ;)
Preserve toothbrushes are cute, easy to use and super eco-friendly. They are cheap and easy to find at most Target stores. 

I recently learned that you can go to preserve's website and order a yearly toothbrush service! For about $13 you can have preserve send you 1 toothbrush every 3 months for a whole year! That's quite the deal.. and you can mail them back to recycle them as always. 

Need a New Toothbrush? Go Get A Preserve One!



Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Break = Small Town Antique Finds

Not doing so well on the Lent thing... but here we go anyway. 

Over the break (still not over by the way) I have been lucky enough to hit a few great antique shops and antique finds! 

Here is what I found! (but didn't buy)

Gorgeous China!
(it was 75% off but there was just TOO much to buy)

The Cutest Salt and Pepper Shakers (EVER)
Hand Painted in Japan 
(wasn't willing to spend $14 on them since I don't have a table to put them on haha)

Really Cute Hat! 
(Didn't Fit, but Adorable!)

Cute Tea Pot!
(not $22 cute.. but cute!)

Here is What I Found .. and Did Buy!

ADORABLE 1940's Picnic Basket! 
($37.01 but I was in love :) ) 

Box of Antique Hankies!
($15 for 16 Hankies and 1 Scarf!!)

In Lawrence they are at least $4 a piece!

+ Papa wouldn't let me pay for them.. so they were free :)

Thanks Papa.

All of the Cute Hankies! :)

All of These Crazy Awesome Clip-Ons for Only $1!
STEAL! ($1 per pair in Lawrence!)

Very Cute Necklace! 
(Only $2!)

Very Cute Locket Necklace!
(Only $3!)

Another Bunch of Earrings!
(Only $1 for this whole pile!)

Closeup of the Cuteness. 

I found some really great things! What are your greatest vintage steals??

All for Now,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Goals for Lent

Long Time, No Blog. 

So here is what I am doing to make it a more regular thing during my BUSY weeks.
For Lent most people give up chocolate or soda. Last year I gave up meat and it was a really great experience. But this year I thought it would be better to add something constructive to add instead. You know how I like goals.

So here it goes...

Lent Additions:
1) Journal Daily
2) Blog Weekly
3) Read Often

So I will be doing my best to accomplish these goals and do a lot of reflection. So here is week #1. :) I may blog more than once if I have time.. spring break is soon and I only have 1 take home midterm this week! (YAAAYY!) 

All for Now! What are you doing/giving up for Lent?