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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bragging on My Hubby

Well, my husband's resort!  Jason works in Sales and Marketing for La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa in Conroe, TX.  He was the manager on duty a few weekends ago so I was lucky enough to get to tag along and stay at the resort.  It is soooo gorgeous and wonderful!  See for yourself...

Weclome to La Torretta Del Lago!

The living room of our suite:

One of the lounges...

A conference room...

The main lobby of the tower...

And the giant lobby for the conference center...sorry this is such a dark picture!

The spa is HUGE!  This was one of the relaxation areas...

Chez Rous, La Torretta's Fine Dining Restaurant.  We did not eat there that night, but we got a tour!

Look at the wine room!

View from our room of the boat slips and boathouse...

Until next time...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Italian Wedding!

My mom and step-dad recently took a trip to Italy!  They took a lot of gorgeous pictures including my mother sneaking on a vineyard in the mud to pick a grape, but my favorite is a couple that they spotted coming out of a church in Rome.  Knowing how much I love weddings, my mom asked if she could take their picture.  Thanks mom! 

Congratulations Italian look absolutley stunning! 

Look at that veil...bellissimo!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin Inspiration

I love fall so much!  By this time of year I am so done with summer and the heat.  Bring on comfy sweaters, lattes, fires, and snuggling up with a good book!  Also, bring on the pumpkin!  I have lots of cute pumpkins all over our house and my favorite new fall fixture is my pumpkin spice candle from just smells like fall.  I love Starbucks' pumpkin bread and my mom's pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this time of year.  I have noticed a lot of items popping up lately that have been inspired by the pumpkin.  What a wonderful way to bring fall to any type of event. 

[Pumpkin wedding cake]

[Tote bag in "pumpkin" from Ballard Designs]

[Bridal bouquet via The Knot.  Made up of pin cushion proteas, doublt tulips and orchids]

["Doris" Apron from Crate & Barrel, $26.95]

[Oven Mit and Potholder Set by Crate & Barrel in Rust, $12.95]

[Plaid Scarf $12.50 and Pullover Hoodie, $10.00 from Old Navy]

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kristen & Justin's Engagement Pics

I am so excited to share these engagement pictures with you today.  Kristen is one of my sorority sisters from college.  She and her fiance, Justin are getting married in Dallas, TX in March 2010.  Shaun Menary did their engagement pictures at the W Hotel in Dallas (where their reception will be held)!  These pictures are simply stunning and my favorite e-pics that I have seen lately.  Congratulations Kristen and Justin! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vera Bradley Fall/Winter Patterns

Three new Vera Bradley patterns were announced just last week!  Which one is your favorite? 

Symphony in Hue "Clutch"

Imperial Toile "Messenger"

Paprika "Weekender"

My new favorite pattern that came out late summer 09 is:

Pirouette Notecube

Also new at Vera Bradley is gift wrapping accesories!  They have wrapping paper, gift tags, gift bags and wine wraps.  How cute would it be to have your wrapping paper match the gift inside!

Wine Wraps, $15.00

Gift Bag (large) $7.00

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pear Inspiration

I am obsessed with pears!  I can't get enough of them.  Here are a few items on my wish list...

Orla Kiely Shoulder Bag

Clock from Ballard Designs, $99.00

Doorstop by Ballard Designs, $24.00

Tote Bag from Ballard Designs, $20.00

Orla Kiely Umbrella

Set of 3 Assorted Decorative Pears from Crate and Barrel, $11.85

Pear Timer from Bed Bath and Beyond, $3.95

Pear-Shaped Cheese Board and with Knives and Cork from Bed Bath and Beyond, $39.99

And here are some of the items that I have and love!

Orla Kiely for Target Dish Towel

Orla Kiely for Target Canister

Ashley and I felt inspired last week when we visited a great hotel for a conference...look at the great use of pears to liven up the lobby!

Hope you have a Happy Monday!

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