Saturday, December 1, 2012

We made it!

Popping in for a quick hello!

We survived the packing, furniture selling, good will drop offs, and 5 hour flight! We are now in Mass! We used Door to Door, a pod service, and packed up most of our belongings and are currently waiting for that little guy to be delivered to us this week. My precious Infiniti is on its way to Mass as well, so we are riding around in a rental and room surfing between Eds parents & mine. So as you can imagine, I am no where near feeling settled and feel like we are just visiting our home state!

I love being home, but the cold weather is already getting to me. My skin chapped up the second we got off the plane! Buttt plus side, waking up to a beautifully white lawn this morning was pretty amazing!

Of course I am already missing Washington, and when I stumbled upon this gem of a necklace at Oh so Antsy I fell in love!

Cheers to the weekend! I'm having a great time spending it with friends and family!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Wish List 2012

It feels like yesterday I was posting my Christmas wish list for 2011 and here we are again!

Longchamp Le Pliage (medium!) 
I have a small & large which I have to admit I love but underutilize.
I think the Medium might just be the perfect size I'm looking for. Black is where its at.

I am in some serious need for a new running shoe preferable in an obnoxiously bright color!  Nike Lunar's have never done me wrong! (8.5,  thanks :) )
I need a WANT a whole new makeup brush set, but I'll settle for this Sigma Flat Kabuki in my stocking!

 My MAC Skinfinish in medium plus is running low,  LIVE by this stuff!!

Thanks to my amazing husband I have some beautiful jewelry but now I need a place where I can store it.  I love that this Pottery Barn jewelry storage organizer is see through too so I can keep my favorite pieces visable!

I'll prob need this Michele watch to put in that jewelry box too while we are at it.. Hey one can dream right?! ;)

Max & Chloe monogramed necklace. I just LOVE flashing my new initials! 

 Back to shoes... Hunter Jena Flats!!! These wittle hunters couldn't get any stinkin' cuter!

In all honesty, my xmas wish list was hard for me to compile this year, which is VERY unlike me! 
It's just crazy to think that just 3 months ago Eddie & I weren't even planning on making the trip back to Boston for the holiday and now here we are, not only making it home for the holiday but MOVING home for it. I have a lot on my mind these days and as much as I would LOVE ANY and ALL of the above. I'm just very thankful for life working itself out for us. 

Ending note... Can I give myself a pat on the back right now and boast that I have already mailed out our Christmas cards?!    

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Woodinville/Bday weekend!

So something amazing happened gosh almost 2 weeks ago now!
So I turned 21!
OMG YES. finally! 

I turned 28, head hung low... 30 is CREEPIN!!

Anywayyyyyy. Something amazing DID happen. Eddie & all of my friends out here in the Pac NW conspired against me and planned one of my most epic bday celebrations to date.

It started with having my college bff and savior Jocelyn fly out here to SURPRISE me! This girl flew alllll the way from Boston to surprise ME! I felt pretty special.
My coworker/seattle-best was in cahoots with my husband to make it all go down smoothly. They surprised me at Hillards, a new brewery in the Ballard neighborhood which I HIGHLY recommend.

The following day my huz gathered all of our friends together to wine taste our way through Woodinville, something that has been on my bucket list since we moved out here!!

Miss Jocie & I at the first tasting. A gorgeous little place DeLille Cellar

I LOVED this place and highly recommend going for a tasting. They had heated tents with cute rustic
 light fictures hanging. The wine wasn't too shabby either I think multiple people in our group bought a few bottles here.

Such a bittersweet day for me. I LOVE each of these girls so much. It was great to spend time together knowing I was leaving in a few short weeks!

The whole wine crawl crew.

On to the next tasting at Efeste. Keeping it classy with the BL's in the Caddy (Cadillac, DUH we are ballers!) !

Efeste was cute, definitely not one of my favorites of the day. They did have an open kitchen in the tasting room where they did cooking demos which I'm sure would be fun to attend!

Moving ON.

This place was hands down the showstopper of the wine tour!

It may've had something to do with the serious cheese platter.. or the fact that the wine was some of the best I have ever tasted! The South African owners were quite the hostesses!

Tasting in the barrel room! 

Gorgeous Woodinville! OH how I'm gonna miss you!!

After Betz all gloves were off. We were in a full blown purple lip frenzy.

Our next tasting at Alexandria Nicole Cellars was all down hill, but that doesn't mean we didn't have the best time!

The real mess ensued when we ended our night at Red Hook..

nuh-nights (this pic isn't any larger for your benefit).

And that my friends was my best birthday celebration to date!!!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Farewell Sweet Seattle!!

So, after much much much much much thought.

Ed & I have decided our time in the Pacific Northwest is coming to an end.
It's been an amazing just about 3 years but we are READY to move back to Massachusetts and start a new chapter of our lives.
It's definitely not going to be an easy transition, as no move is. I love Seattle and part of me was not ready to leave at all, but would I ever be?! I mean who looks forward to a cross country move anyway!

We've met amazing people on this side of the country and Seattle will always hold a huge part of my heart. 

Seattle you damn won me over, and I'm going to miss the crap outta you!

Eddie & I the first week we moved here.. actual picture was from Portland as we stayed there a few days first before parking our butts in Seattle.

Eddie & I now... 3 years and a lot has changed, we came to Seattle as 2 CRAZY kids in love and we are leaving a semi-sane married couple! ;)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Bday Brudder

Wishing my older brother Colin, the happiest 31st birthday today!
Gosh we are getting old!!
We've come a longgg way brother!
From you taking such good care of me and being a great older brother as young kiddies. Then to us wanting to kill each other throughout high school, although, you still did do a good job taking care of me then too!

And now your still my older brother and but also a great friend. 


Cheers to you! XOXO

Friday, October 12, 2012

Apple Picking

We crossed an activity off our Fall to-do list a few weekends back.
We found Bellewood Acres up in Bellingham, WA, and made a fun Saturday afternoon out of it.
It was close to a 2 hour drive north from Seattle but totally worth the trip!

I was pleasantly surprised with how large the farm was. When you first pull in there was a huge barn filled with yummy food to taste, knick knacks to buy and beer to drink :)

We had an amazingly beautiful WA fall day.

See that lil horse charging at me..

He was friendly and I wanted to hug him.. 

There were 2 types of apples in season while we were there. Honeycrisp and some other I had never heard of. We opt'd to fill a bag of honeycrisp for $16.

It took us roughly 4 mins to fill our bag....

Even though we had no help from this guy..

Is that a Mariner's sweatshirt I see.. TRAITOR ;) 

After our bag was full we headed back towards the barn.

Passed the Pumpkin patch and thought about snagging one, then we realized we have no place for it in our apt. 

We made a pitstop at the Boundary Bay Brewery for lunch/dinner or shall I say Linner (Seinfeld anyone?!)
I of course demanded the sampler.

Once home, I did what any drunk domesticated wife does and made an apple pie. 
Totally winged it but I must say, I'm impressed with my pie making skills.
Sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter.. done and done!

 The second I enter my home I immediately throw the comfiest pants in sight on, don't lie and say you don't too!!!!

And so we crossed off apple picking on our Fall To-Do's!!