Posts Tagged ‘love’

Hold Them Close and Never Forget


I’m afraid of the kind of world my children are growing up in.

Maybe each of us can make a difference by holding loved ones close, treating others with kindness and finding ways to serve those that have fallen victim to hate and despair.

You Are My Favorite Print for Sale


Chris and I went on a very simple Valentine’s date last night that included a little Valentine and a basically free dinner (what did I do without groupon?). It was a great way to spend Valentines since Chris is now unemployed.

On the card I made for Chris, I lettered the phrase, “You are my favorite.” I posted it in instagram and had such a big response, that I’m offering a printable version for $10. It’d be perfect on a gallery wall, a small nook in the entry way or cropped and perched atop your dresser.

This printable download can be printed professionally or from your home computer. The file is optimized for an 8×10 print, but can be easily cropped down to 8×8 or 5×7. Click the button below to purchase the file for $10.

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Just a reminder, this is NOT for a print that will be mailed to you. It’s for the file that you can print, for personal use only. Email me if you have questions. 

Happy Fifth Anniversary!


It’s nuts to think we’ve been married five years already. At the same time it also feels like we’ve been together forever. I can’t imagine my life without Chris (or our two kiddos, for that matter). It seems like yesterday Chris & I started talking about getting married.

engagement photos taken by my mother-in-law

We had been dating maybe three months when I was talking to him about finding roommates for the next year (my previous roommate situation blew up in my face). As I was thinking aloud, I told Chris I could room with his sister, Lindsay; she was cool. It was quiet. For a second, I thought: Well I guess he might not want me to live with his sister. Afterall, if we broke up that would be pretty awkward. Then Chris looked at me & said, “I was kind of hoping we could be roommates next year.”

We had known each other for 4 months before we went on our first date, but after that everything flew by pretty quickly. We said I love you after a month, we talked marriage at three, he proposed at four, he went on a two & a half month internship in Arkansas at five & four days after he got back, we were hitched. It was all just under a year of meeting each other.

It didn’t feel that fast because we are perfect for each other. Have you seen the Adjustment Bureau? We watched it last weekend (loved that movie, btw) & that’s what our courtship felt like. We were just meant to be together.

Wedding photos taken by Sarah Faubus

Chris, I love you. Thanks for being my husband of five years. Let’s make it another 65, mmk?

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12 Days of Valentines: I LOVE YOU



Dear Valentine,

I love you. Period.



I know you do. I love you, too.

Thank you for the sweet, sweet Valentine notes this year!! You’re my favoritest of them all.

Early Morning Scam. Uhh… I Mean Surprise


While lying in bed deciding if I should get up or not (it was like 9am), there was a loud knock on the door. Chris and I are hyper-paranoid of random knocks on the door, because a) we don’t like solicitors AT ALL and b) we have recently been victims of credit card fraud. So, when I open the door, my first thought was:

Close the door! She’s trying to sell something!

All she asked for was my signature, THEN I’m thinking:

If I scribble it and she decides to use my signature for fraud, I’ll totally know. YES.

Then handed me a large gift bag and left.

WHAT the. . .

I opened the card to find out my parents had sent me chocolate dipped strawerries. For Valentine’s day. Thanks Mom & Dad. Chris and I had a great breakfast this morning. Penelope enjoyed them, too.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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