June 30, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Oh my gosh. I must acquire this purse. Going on my wish list immediately. Don’t you love it? From TsuruBride on etsy.
June 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
June 29, 2010 § 2 Comments
It was one year ago today that I decided to put a little bit of myself out there and start this blog. At first, I was quite nervous putting out my thoughts, passions, and work, but as the year has progressed this blog has become a home away from home for me. Thank you to my readers (mainly my good friends) who keep up and check in on life here at blue eye brown eye. And of course, a big thank you to my dear friend Lauren Kwedar for helping me name this piece of the world wide web.
Looking back, I’ve gone through a lot of changes in the past year. Leaving a job, trying to start new ventures, failing at some, perhaps slightly succeeding at others. This blog has brought new friends, acquaintances, and some fun email interactions from people across the U.S. of A. I have big plans for the future of blue eye brown eye and I know that this blog will always be a big factor in all of it.
And since it’s the blog’s first birthday, I imagine presenting it with a birthday cake all to itself. And much like myself, I’d like to think it would do work on that dessert. ;)
Happy Birthday, blue eye brown eye!
June 28, 2010 § Leave a Comment
I love flowers. A lot. I enjoy giving them, receiving them, arranging them, and having them in the house. One thing I don’t love is a) cheesy vases and b)having to buy a vase every time I want to give a gift. So here’s something I like to do. Every time Mr. Essl and I have spaghetti for dinner, or perhaps enjoy some salsa, I keep the glass jar. Just rinse it out, give it a wash, and peel off the label. Viola! You have a (practically) free “vase” to use (they’re typically a cute mason jar). This past weekend I helped co-host a shower and put some flowers together for the fete. I brought along some jars I’d been collecting and used them in the decor. Afterwards, I left the flowers behind with no worries about the vases. Decor on a budget!
June 24, 2010 § Leave a Comment
I’m obsessed with decorating lately. Anyone else? Here’s some mid-century inspiration I’m digging right now from The Mid-Century Modernist.
June 17, 2010 § Leave a Comment
I’m off to lovely northern California this evening, friends, for something I thought I’d never say…golf. The hubs and family got tickets to the U.S. Open this year so I’m tagging along for the scenery and cool air. Admittedly, I’m a little excited to go to the tournament, so I’ll report back when I get home how it all went.
image via flickr, Al houdi Donnelly
June 10, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Last night Anna and I ate at Bolsa, a neat little restaurant in Oak Cliff. I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time so Anna’s birthday was the perfect occasion to check it out. They focus on local, fresh ingredients with a menu that changes daily based on what’s available. The wine list provided a good selection at many price points, and all together it was a lovely experience! The picture above is of our little succulent at our table. Simple, and beautiful.
June 9, 2010 § 2 Comments
After much pining, perusing, and wishing, I took the plunge last night and bought this guy. I cannot wait to get it. There’s a nation-wide Herman Miller sale going on until June 14, so I snagged that 15% off and went for it. Although my savings account isn’t going to thank me, I know my living room will.
June 7, 2010 § 4 Comments
Saturday I worked a wedding for Sondra, a beautiful bride who also happens to be an Aggie (whoop)! What I loved about this wedding is that it was held at the home she grew up in in Rockwall, Texas. Their family home is on a beautiful piece of land and made for the perfect setting for a wedding. Here are a few images I snapped on the big day. Note, these are from my iPhone so they’re not all the best quality! Congrats Sondra and Jake!
Boutonnieres for the men
The band played on the back patio, and the lawn served as the dance floor. Lovely!
The happy couple!
Wildflowers, candles, and wood cuts created rustic centerpieces.