Sunday, October 31, 2010

Welcome home.

Farmer's Market flowers make me happy. Roy could totally be that dog on One Kings Lane. Python tray is a must. I cannot stop taking pictures. Love the new
lens :)

Farmer's Market

I am loving my new lens! I ended up going with the Canon 85 mm 1.8. Saturday Garison and I went to the Farmer's Market and I got to test it out.

Wish that the weekend was not over and I did not have to go to work this week :(

Friday, October 29, 2010


Yesterday Doug surprises me with an email confirming our flight to NYC in December. It is the best early birthday present ever. I have not been to NYC in years but the thought of being their during the holidays just makes me exicted. Speaking of Holidays...

I plan on wearing a lot of sequins, as usual. This little dress is perfect.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

chinoiserie chic, yes please.

chinoiserie= "Chinese-esque"

I did not credit the last two pictures because I cannot remember where I found them. I hate when people do not give credit but I saved a lot of images before I became blog savvy. Apologies.

I am currently looking for affordable wall paper I can frame and turn into panels for our dining room. The words "hand painted" and "affordable" just do not go together.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dear Oprah,

I have your next guest and his name is Doug. True Life: I AM A HOARDER. Last night as we tried to clean out Doug's "man cave" this is what I found under piles of clothes and boxes of pennies. Not okay. Ever. I try really hard not to bother the "man cave". I am not allowed to offer suggestions of ways to organize or decorate. Last night he told me he is "tired of all the rules." He is referring to me telling him that having a 4 inch stack of dog hair is not okay. There was an intervention and hopefully this is the last time I find a small puppy after I sweep his room.

Couples Beach Weekend: Atlantic Beach

This weekend we went to my first ever "Couples Weekend". I use to think this was something that only old people do...kind of like appetizer parties until I realized I AM OLD. As long as I do not have to cook the appetizers or plan the couples weekends I think I could get use to this.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sneak Peak!

Nancy Ray sent me an email letting me know there is a little sneak peak on her blog of our engagement photos. I am in love with them. Go to her blog and tell her how obsessed you are with her and photography skills.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Friday!

We are packing up and heading to the beach this weekend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I need help!

Anyone have any suggestions for a good lens? I have a Canon Rebel xsi. I just have the stupid lens that came with the package. I have been doing reseach and found 2 different lenses that I am in love with. Any suggestions are helpful! What do you use?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Clothing Kick

It is finally cold in NC and I am on a clothes kick. This sweater reminds me of a DVF sweater I missed last year.

Dolce Vita Sweater

Note to self:

Martha Stewart

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weekend Outfits

Kitchens on the Brain

I do not want to get too excited but there have been some discussions about a kitchen renovation...a serious renovation, like knocking down walls and ish. It will not be in the near future-- I am thinking post wedding. Until then I am going to put up pictures of kitchens, dream, and figure out where you can register for a kitchen.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


seriously considering.

just scared it might turn out like this hot mess.

Let's talk...

Can we please discuss these boots? I got them Friday and have not taken them off. They went to dinner on Friday, a cook out on Saturday, and I wore them to clean my house on Sunday.I seriously do not want to take them off. Go get them now. You will not be sorry.

a little advice: they run small. order a size up. they are really narrow in the legs. i usually wear an 8 and ordered a 39.

Sunday Morning

Enjoying the fall weather.

Thank you for the wreath mom!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yes please

Ready to go home and start the weekend. It does not hurt that these are waiting for me on my doorstep.

Weekend Plans

I finally have a weekend to do whatever I want in Raleigh.
Tonight I am putting on my dancing shoes and going out to celebrate
3 of my favorite's birthdays.
image via

Then I am planning on relaxing the rest of the weekend. I am excited to get outside and take some pictures and work on projects around the house.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wedding Invites


Happy 25th Birthday.
Thankfully we get better with age and these pictures are old.
I am blessed to have such amazing friends. I could not get dressed
without you.

While confessing my love for Garison I should also give her credit for naming my blog. My mom tells this story over and over about her maiden name was LONG. She thought it was soooooo funny that my new name will be SHORT. The story always ends with "that is the long and short of it". Garison remembered this story because my mom loves to tell it and suggested it as a name for a blog. So between Deedra and Garison you got "The Long and Short of It".