Friday, February 22, 2013

Paris...Oiu, Oiu

Oh, Paris!   How I dream of thee!  And for some reason, you're all I can think of lately.  The romantic strolls, the impromptu lunch dates, the wine that never runs dry, you sweep me away just thinking about your joys.

Who knows what prompted this love affair? (To tell you the truth I've always been an Italia girl...until recently!)  But here I am, head over heels in love with the city of love.  I am longing for a trip to make my dream a reality.

Until then, my love!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

All Things Pink and Lovey Today

All things pink and lovey dovey today because it's Valentine's Day, you know!  And I wouldn't want to spend it with any one other than my man.  He is my one and only, and there aren't enough words in any vocabulary to express just how much I love him.  He makes every day better!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Wrapping

The week of love is upon us, and I can't help but be giddy.  I know Valentine's is typically a "spoil your lady" kind of holiday, but I always like to do/get a little something special for the hubby.  (I'm a complete sap when it comes to love!)

And this year I might even try this cute wrapping paper idea?  (Love it so much!)  And even though it's probably more for me than the hubby (he doesn't get as excited about package presentation as I do) I know he'll enjoy it.  (It's the thought and effort that goes into a present...right?)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Impromptu Date Night

I am a planner down to the core.  I love having a plan and knowing what to expect, but as you all know, life doesn't always go by YOUR plan.  And of course when that happens, I am always let down and disappointed.  I don't know why I do that to myself - I know everything isn't ALWAYS going to go my way, but somehow I expect it to.  (Is my Type A personality showing through the screen yet?)

But here's the thing, I always have the best time when the hubby and I do something spur-of-the-moment.  All of a sudden I'm carefree, I don't worry, I don't get my hopes up (because I had nothing planned), and I can completely enjoy the moment. 

So you ask, why do I not do this more often?  Because I'm a Type A planner, of course!  I already told you that!

The other night I did let go, and we had a little impromptu date.  (I even had dinner planned but said "forget you, we're going out!")  And do you know what?  I enjoyed every bit of it and am starting to crave some more impromptu moments in my life.  Who knows what I'll do next.  I'm changing my ways.  Ha!

Are you a planner or free spirit?  I dream of being a free spirit and just going with the flow, but it's just not in my nature.  (Don't get me wrong - I'm not a complete stick in the mud and can enjoy myself.  It's just my mind gets caught up in making plans all the time.) 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Side Table DIY

I found this crate/side table via pinterest this morning and am now dying to re-create it for my little home.  I think a DIY project is coming up!

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