Our Wedding - Part I

Ben, my husband, left for Chicago this past Saturday to take part in a month-long study course to prepare him for a Medical Board exam in June...and I am truly, unashamedly missing him so much.

It's odd because due to my new job, I am usually the one leaving him for the span of a week every three weeks or so. I leave the home that we share, the dog that we love, and our daily routine. While away, I am typically so busy working that before I know it - I've arrived back on my doorstep and the cycle continues. 

This time, though - the tables have turned and I am experiencing what Ben always describes : a day to day emotional disruption in knowing that your spouse won't be physically present for any part of the day. Absence, in this case, certainly does make the heart grow fonder but also acutely aware of the bond you have formed in marriage.

I suspect that there are some eye-rolls in reading this. Surely I won't won't miss him every time we're apart and surely there will be and have been times when I covet my time alone for a few days - but I am grateful for this sense of longing I experience as it is evidence of what marriage truly is in God's eyes - becoming one with each other in every single way. Marriage is such a good, good thing.

With all that said - I wanted to share our wedding video with an intention to share further details and photographs from the most magical weekend I have known. I truly adore being married and particularly love remembering when it all started that one summer weekend in August.

(I am also really, really grateful to the team at 82/92 Productions for providing us the sweetest moments from those few days.)

Archive : Homes

Everyone look at the beauty that is Kendall Conrad's home. One King's Lane featured the designer's home in their recent "At Home With..." post.

What do I love most? The white walls, the stunning stone floors, the pops of color found in the art on the walls, and the weathered wooden furniture pieces. Also - that kitchen alone is a room I could move into.

My most favorite thing Kendall expressed were describing her initial thoughts on the house :

           When I saw the house and garden I thought, ‘This is magical. I want little children running around playing with frogs by the creek and running around the fruit trees.’

Yes, Kendall.
I want that, too.
I really, really want that.

It doesn’t matter if it’s modern or traditional; it just has to be right for the space and mix well. I think good lines work together regardless of when they were made.

— Kendall Conrad

Archive : Homes

Over the years I have curated an absurd amount of home related internet bookmarks, pins, and magazine rip-outs - hence the beginning of the Archive category. So when I actually had the opportunity to take some inspiration from said collection - and use them in a home that my husband and I own - I had a lot to sort through.

Hence the start of the Inspired category.  One home in particular that I never cease to forget is a Spanish cottage that was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest Spain. Everything from the walls, the floors, the furniture, the art, and the stunning owner of this house make me want to stare....a lot! Have a look:

Does anyone need further convincing that this home is what dreams are made of?