posted on: October 24, 2014


Earlier this month, I celebrated my 10 year anniversary as a San Diegan. Moving to a new city on the other side of the country without knowing one person couldn’t have been a better idea at the time. I was 20 years old, free in every respect, and definitely searching for something.


I’m not sure if I’ll ever find whatever it was I was looking for, but digging new roots into the west coast was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Of course I miss my family, but I’m still in the process of convincing them to join me in sunny Southern California someday.

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In honor of my first decade here, I decided to rediscover this little bubble that I’ve grown to love so much. I have vowed to become an obnoxious tourist in my own city and you get to come along for the ride (sans fanny pack). Balboa Park was my obligatory first stop. As you can see, sunset on a Sunday will never get old here.


posted on: October 22, 2014


The sweetest little package arrived in the mail the other day. We found all of our wedding photos living on this tiny wooden USB drive, stamped by B. Miller himself. I cant’t wait to share everything with you here, but for now, I’ll leave you with just a sneak peek :)


posted on: October 20, 2014


As wedding gifts keep pouring in, I think we must have an entire Crate and Barrel store in our little apartment by now.

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I’m not complaining, but it would be nice to have a place for everything. Even if we could just expand the kitchen a tiny bit, that would make a huge difference. Ryan and I have been on a cooking kick lately with all these new gadgets but the minimal storage and counter space doesn’t leave much room for creativity. It’s doable but not very pretty.

Hopefully (sooner than later) we’ll move into a place with a bright and airy kitchen like the pics above. I love the idea of open shelves above the sink and windows, of course are an absolute must. But until then, we can dream… and work with what we’ve got!

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posted on: October 17, 2014

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Happy weekend!

01  Dreadlock Holiday | 10 cc
02  Heaven | Ebo Taylor
03  Take Ya Dancing | Say Hi
04  Heavy Bells | J Roddy Walston
05  Uncertainty | Jagwar Ma
06  Only in December | Gypsy & the Cat
07  Happy Idiot | TV on the Radio
08  Black Out Days | Phantogram
09  Disparate Youth | Santigold
10  El Micheles Affair | C.R.E.A.M.


posted on: October 15, 2014


So my birthday is coming up…

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And if you’re looking to buy me the perfect gift, I’d love one of these cute leather backpacks! The whole idea of “hands-free” is becoming more appealing to me for some reason. Maybe because I like to have my camera with me. Or maybe I’m just getting lazier.

Either way, I’ve been shopping around for the perfect style and so far my favorites are these handmade, minimalist rucksacks by Etsy shop owner, chrisvanveghel. This more refined black bag by AlbertinaBoutique isn’t so bad either.

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posted on: October 13, 2014


Ok, my honeymoon hiatus lasted a little longer than planned, but I’m back now and it feels pretty good. To catch you up to speed, the wedding went off without a hitch. All of our favorite people were there, the sun was shining, and I didn’t even trip walking down the aisle. So overall, I’d say ninetwenty14 was a success! But now that everything is said and done, I want to thank everyone who helped make our wedding as amazing as it was.

Of course I’ve already sent little notes, hand-written from the heart to all of our guests. Out of 75 people, only 16 of them actually live in San Diego. 16! We feel so loved knowing that our friends and family were willing to travel from Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado and Washington to celebrate with us.


We also want thank our unbelievable vendors! I spent so much time researching the cream of the crop in San Diego’s wedding scene, and luckily, my hard work finally paid off. From the moment I woke up on September 20th, I knew we were in good hands. I trusted my people and just let them do what they do best. Everything unfolded so perfectly – I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

A special shout out goes to Bryan N. Miller, our photographer. Not only did he capture our day in the most beautiful light, but he also made me feel comfortable in front of the camera – something I never thought I’d say. Bryan made it really difficult to choose our favorite shots, so get ready to be inundated with wedding pics over the next few weeks!

Oh, and if you’re wondering where I found these gorgeous thank you notes, the blush “Merci” is from Sugar Paper and the gold foil scallops are from Paper Source.


posted on: September 15, 2014


Hello, long lost friend. So sorry for the silence around here, things have just been super busy for me. But amidst the craziness, I’ve been collecting ideas along the way and can’t wait to share them with you here in October :)

As of this weekend, I’ll finally get to enjoy the fruits of my labor. The wedding is on Saturday, September 20. It feels a little surreal after planning and anticipating a single day for a whole year, but surprisingly enough, I’m not freaking out yet. Everything seems to be under control at the moment – I’m just working on the finishing touches now. Let’s just hope the rest of my week continues this smoothly.

In case you missed anything, here are some of the lovely things that have inspired my vision:


 See you soon and wish me luck!!

*photo via The Sunday Sparkle


posted on: August 18, 2014


As you already know, I am down to the wire now. Between wedding plans, working full-time, and trying to keep up with the blog, I’ve been spreading myself pretty thin these days… And after giving it lots of thought, I came to the conclusion that 5 posts a week is just not realistic for me at this time. Everything I’m dealing with now is very time-sensitive and there are simply not enough hours in a day.

So I’ve decided that we’ll have a slight change in schedule around here. I’m not sure what will become of this little space over the next few weeks, but I’ll do my best to keep you in the loop :)

Hope you had a great weekend!!


posted on: August 15, 2014

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“There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
-C.S. Lewis


posted on: August 14, 2014


I’d like to introduce you to my sweet new friend, Maggie Waller, the creative spirit behind Type & Title who inspires me to no end. She is a natural, a true artisan with a passion for typography and of course, the handwritten note. It was Maggie’s lovely lettering that first caught my attention. I found her pretty blog, then got hooked on her instagram feed. Finally, I reached out and asked if she would consider addressing my wedding envelopes for me. And when she responded with the sweetest email ever, I knew working with Maggie would be a walk in the park :)

Here are a few words from the creative lady herself:

“I am a designer & letterer and love it because I get to create beauty out of the ordinary.

I am inspired by nature, old things, and stories.

To me, design means communication.

The one creative tool/resource I couldn’t live without is pen & paper.

If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d go to Scandinavia — especially Norway to see the fjords. The landscape seems absolutely unreal!

Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of sister bands: First Aid Kit, Haim, The Staves, Joseph. I’ve been chatting with my sis a lot lately and I think this signals some sort of unrealized life dream.

If I had to leave you with one bit of advice, in regards to living a creative life, it would be to take care of yourself. Get a good night’s sleep, take deep breaths, go for a walk. Feel every bit of your life to the fullest. Let your thoughts wander. Creative people put so much of themselves into what they do — being good to yourself will allow you to put forth your best work.”

Maggie’s appreciation for nature is so clear in her design style and I love that about her, along with the fact that pen & paper are her life lines :) But that last bit of advice is exactly what I needed to hear today (and maybe every day for the last six months). So often I find myself getting carried away with projects or simply taking on too much at once, that I forget to relax and just let my mind rest… I really need to start making sleep a priority!

Thank you so much for the inspiration, Maggie! And thanks again for adding the prettiest final touches to my wedding invitations. Everybody loves them!

Photo courtesy of Kendall Hanna of Kensfolk.