Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Married Life

Sadly, it has been more than a year since I've visited the lovely land of blogging. Oh how I missed you!! However, I have been a very busy lady in the 13 plus months I've been away. Planning our wedding was not all the fun I thought it would be, but goodness was it worth it. Our wedding day was the absolute most dreamy day of my whole life--perfect down to the last moment. Being married to the love of my life is pretty cool too. I might just be the world's happiest woman!

In the coming weeks I'll fill you in on some of our wedding details with vendor reviews, ideas for things I'd do differently, and of course, tons of photos--but for now, I just wanted to give you a sneak peak of my handsome Mr. and I on our wedding day:

Photo courtesy of the incredible Shuttergirl Photography.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Decorating Distractions

Good morning lovelies,

I'm stealing a few minutes before I head off for work to share some gorgeous images I found at House of Turquoise. I can't wait to start decorating this giant house--I'm so sick already of bare walls and bachelor pad furniture. I definitely need some sparkle and light in here.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

With this ring...

I will thee wed!!!

OH MY GOSH--the boyfriend fiance and I are engaged!!!

Matthew and I started dating more than four years ago. As ridiculous as it sounds, I knew from about two months in that he was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I have been proposing to him myself frequently throughout the years with a constant response of, "Be patient. It will happen when the time is right."

He was so right! Here's how he asked:

About a month ago, Matt let slip that we would be engaged before Halloween. Now, keeping in mind that I am extremely suspicious and have been expecting a proposal on every single date, every romantic holiday, every sunset etc for the past 4 years let's round down and say I was ecstatic! Anyway, Matt and I are heading to Denver at the end of this month to visit some friends and I had myself convinced that this was when he'd be asking. So, last weekend when Matt and I were camping with some friends and family for my birthday I didn't expect anything--UNTIL Matt uncharacteristically asked me to go on a walk with him.

Matt had to grab something out of the car as we left and was acting awkward and quiet. My heart was pounding out of my chest the entire time we were walking. And we walked, and walked, and walked some more. Every time I would try to slow down in a romantic area near the lake or something Matt would keep us going like he wanted to get somewhere special. Then, all of a sudden he said he was cold and would like to head back to camp. I had gotten my hopes up again for no reason and was quietly pouting to myself while we started to play a game of Apples to Apples with our friends back at camp.

It was my turn to judge the round and the word of topic was Legendary. I was going through the cards given to me by the others: Leonardo da Vinci... George Washington... "Wow, these are great cards. How am I going to be able to pick?"...Pablo Picasso....Shira will you marry me? !!!!!!!

I was shocked... stunned... breathless.... stupefied.... blown over. "Really?" I asked as I turned to Matthew to see him holding the most beautiful, perfect ring out to me with a look of pure satisfaction on his face. "Absolutely I do!!!!"

And the rest is history!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lucky Girl

I know it's been ages, I'm sorry... but just so you know, I missed you!

The boyfriend (Matthew ♥) and I recently bought a house. Not to brag, but we have never ever been better; things are just fabulous! The inside of our house is still pretty empty and we're in definite need of some decorating, but it's coming together. It's so much fun working on projects together and planning our future together. I'm one very lucky girl!!

Here are some photos of the house for you. They are from before we moved in, but let me know if you have any grand decorating or landscape ideas for us!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Mod Squad

I just tripped across the greatest new online shop: Mod Retreat.

Check out these gorgeous dresses and tops I spotted. I can't wait to get a few new additions for my summer wardrobe. The best thing? There are tons of affordable options!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Latest Distraction...

Oh, I also wanted to mention something. I am obsessed with weddings (as you must know) so it's no big surprise that these books [pictured below] by Nora Roberts instantly appealled to me. However, I just can't resist and I have to share them with you, because well, they are simply adorable! They're easy-to-read, entertaining, romantic, and just a little bit smutty. I hope you love them as much as I do....

Let me know what you think!


I am so sad that I've been absent for so long! I was trying to balance multiple new jobs and had to put Pocketful of Posies on the back burner. However, I was just hired as the Community Relations Manager at Barnes & Noble, so now I will have one reliable, steady position (with a salary and benefits!!!) and I can get back to what I love.

Oh, in other amazing news, Matt and I close on our house this coming Monday! I'll be posting pictures and design ideas (plus lots of general loveliness) as soon as possible. Bear in mind that I might not have internet during the move, so please continue to be patient until things have settled down a bit.

<3 Shira