Tag Archives: married life

Love it: Wifey tee

13 Nov

WIFEYTEE-2TAfter our engagement in 2010, Brian and I segued quickly from “boyfriend/girlfriend” to “fiancé/fiancée”. There’s such a small window to enjoy it so no instance was too insignificant to use it. Now that we’re married, I’m just as enamored with my new title and still get a little thrill each time I hear Brian say “my wife.” The other day I had his car keys at yoga and was struck by how casually I explained that I’d grabbed my husband‘s keys so I didn’t have my key card.

Since I know the excitement will eventually wane, I thought this ILY Couture tee would be perfect to commemorate this silly, happy, romantic period as newlyweds.

Redefining our style at home

30 Sep

honing in our your home styleI love being at home, I admit it. Our apartment is filled with beautiful things we love; mementos from trips together, bookcases piled high with favorites (including one devoted to cookbooks), and a lot of entertainment-specific servery and decor like our wedding china and my silver tea sets. Home goods are my weakness.

Since we’ve started to get more serious about buying a house though, I’ve been looking at our furniture with a more critical eye. We have a couple great pieces from family mixed in with a few (more than I’d like to admit) IKEA buys, and a smattering of finds from antique and consignment stores like our wine rack/bar. (And let’s be real, I think I’d probably die without the home sections of T.J Maxx, Marshals, and the holy land: HomeGoods.)  But it never dawned on me that none of it was really “working” until I started imagining filling up an actual house. That we own.

On a break from learning about adjustable rate mortgages, PMI, and just how crazy property taxes are, I put together a Pinterest inspiration board and culled ideas down to the above. It’s just a starting point, but it has really helped to force my focus. In the last week alone, I found a gorgeous Parsons-esque console table that would be gorgeous in a foyer and a brass sculpture very similar to one above. And while shopping at the SoWa market in Boston yesterday morning, I joked with Brian about buying a Sukhothai Buddha sculpture similar to the one in the picture above. But I think I’ll wait on that. Maybe we’ll eventually make it to Thailand someday. It would make a great memento, right?