Friday, January 23, 2009

Sweet & Simple

I love this baby shower theme inchmark put together, so simple yet sophisticated. Red and blue is a favorite color combination of mine and it works so well as a neutral color theme; we are not finding out the sex of our baby.

A couple of my friends are throwing me a baby shower in early March and these images are very inspiring! Now all I need to do start my baby registry. It is amazing how with our wedding registry, that was one of the first things I did in the planning process. With the baby registry, it is all so foreign to me, to say I am overwhelmed is the understatement of my life! Luckily I have many experienced women in my life that can help. Maybe I will get it done this weekend...

On that note, have a lovely weekend!!!

{photos from inchmark}

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fancy Finds

Lately I have been loving short wedding dresses, much more than longer gowns. There is something about them that seems more fun, celebratory, more like a party dress, which I love. This dress in particular is just perfect!

I have to say, The English Dept. sells the perfect boleros for a wedding dress. They are just gorgeous!

{via casando ideias / top photos from dolly couture and bottom 2 photos from the english dept.}

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I adore the simplicity and innocence of these cards and prints by Sweetbeets. The two little people in red is my absolute favorite!

{photos from sweetbeets}

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Spruce Up Your Leather

Bandits are awesome fabric bands to accessorize your boots. I love these! Any opportunity to add a pop of color is always welcomed by me.

HAPPY INAUGURATION DAY!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful, exciting and inspiring day we get to have here in America!!!!

{images from bandits via urban outfitters blog l.a.}

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Amazing El Chorro Ranch

Do you remember this gorgeous ranch wedding I posted about last June? It turns out the couple are starting to rent out the ranch for weddings, photo/film shoots, and events. The ranch is located in Lompoc, California (just north of Santa Barbara). It would be the perfect rustic chic setting for a breathtaking celebration.

For any inquiries, please email Terese and Tom:

Here is a brief history of the ranch:
In March 2006, the Isaacson Family, California Rangeland Trust and the Wildlife Conservation Board secured a conservation easement on the 817-acre El Chorro Ranch.The conservation easement fulfills the desire of Esther Isaacson and her sons Bill, Deming and Bob to keep the land as a working cattle ranch in perpetuity.The Isaacson family purchased the scenic ranch at a public auction held on the steps of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse in 1939. Located along Highway 1 in Santa Barbara County, the El Chorro Ranch possesses unique grazing, farming and ranching resources; remarkable wildlife habitat; and rich oak woodland and riparian areas. The project is one of several collaborative projects between California Rangeland Trust and the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County.

{photos by Nancy Neil}