Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scenic Inspiration

Praise the Lord, I'm now engaged to the most wonderful man in the whole world!
So I thought I would share with you some wedding inspiration that I've been gathering.  I love all things Irish and so I want to have little celtic touches here and there.

Planning a wedding is  a journey that causes you to re-align your priorities.  There are a lot of lovely ideas out there and it can be overwhelming.  But thankfully the Lord is using it to remind me what is really important.  I want our wedding to honor Him above all and to be most about the sacred covenant we are making before Him.  It is more about the promise we are making before God.  The promise to love the other person just as Christ loved us when He laid down His life, for those who believe in Him.  And this will be my main theme.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hearst Castle

I grew up in California but I'd never been to Hearst Castle until a few weekends  ago.  I expected a normal size Victorian mansion with some castle-like features. Boy was I wrong!  It was overwhelming to look at.  I enjoyed taking photos of it.
Side balconies on the great house.  Hearst was a cowboy and called the whole place "The Ranch".

Beautiful medieval doors.
The view looking back down toward the entrance from the guest house landing.
Wouldn't it have been fun to wear this dress to a lavish party in the 40's?

The lady lanterns inside the indoor theatre.
The fence surrounding the outdoor pool.
One wall in the guest house which had 4 bedrooms.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Comes

I love Autumn in California.  We stopped in a little town on our trek to Southern Cali and found this adorable little market.  I wanted to buy one of everything: gourds, apples, honey, bread, fudge, goat milk lotion and Apple Pie!  
charming Outdoor Market in Templeton, CA

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

R.I.P. Camera...Look SHOES!

Well my camera died when my mom and I got caught in a rogue wave/riptide.  Thank the Lord, it was the only thing that died!  So I'm not sure how I will do my regular blog posts, but that's ok.
Here are some fun shoes I've seen while perusing some magazines and the internet.  What do you think?  Would you wear these?  What would you wear them with?
bye Yves Saint Laurent

by Alexander McQueen

by Roger Vivier
When you're budgeting your shoe shopping, don't forget to help those who must make do!