Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No, we're not dead.

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On Erin: Pants - Urban; Shoes - Minnetonka; Sweater - Forever 21; Sunglasses - Forever 21; Necklace - gift; Shirt - Wet Seal; Bag - Thrifted.
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On Leah: Booties - Urban; Dress - Forever 21 ; Bag - Forever 21 ; Sunglasses - Target; Leggings - Aerie.
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Hey everyone! It's been a while, huh? The past few months have absolutely flown by, and all of the sudden here we are, one month away from graduation! This whole semester has just been a whirlwind, and our blog baby got a little neglected. But here we are, easing back into it. It's nice to realize that when things get hectic we can just take a step back and focus on other things. This blog is here for us to enjoy really, and a nice distraction from the craziness of life. But, when life gets just a little too crazy we have to take a break. I'm heading into the last few weeks of school now, and I present my senior project later this week... so it's finally actually happening! Graduation is so close! I'm really looking forward to having my family all out here with me then too.

Anyways, I figured it was about time I mentioned a little bit about what's going on in my life. For the next few weeks I'm just finishing up all of my schoolwork, and wrapping my mind around the idea of being done with college. What's next, you ask? I'll be staying in Kansas for the summer - of course I have to be here for Leah's wedding - but I'll be looking for a job in the New England area (Anyone have any openings for a cute math major with programming skills? wink wink). My boyfriend, Landon, and I are then hoping to move up there sometime in the fall!

Basically, these next few months are going to be a giant transition period for both Leah and I, but we'll try and keep you updated along the way.

Thanks for sticking with us, even when we're silent.

- Erin

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Friday, March 14, 2014

11/52 a week in review.

Instagrams this week:

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It has been pretty quiet around our blog lately for so many reasons. This week Erin has been crazy busy with school work and working on her senior seminar project! She is so studious, you would all be so impressed

Dave and I have been finalizing some of our bigger decisions for our wedding day. We've already got our officiator and our date and location picked out. It is so fun to figure out the details of our wedding little by little.

We picked out my engagement ring and it finally came! It keeps catching my eye, I love it so much. It was such an adventure to find the perfect ring-who knew? We tried going to a few mall jewelers and weren't too excited, so instead we went to a local jeweler in Kansas City. I am so glad we went there. It was such a good experience and I love it so much! Dave got to nerd out looking at diamonds in a microscope, it was pretty cute.

We've done a huge "why do we even have this stuff" cleanse in our little apartment. It for some reason is always such a good feeling to get rid of unnecessary things. Next goal-stop bringing in so much junk!

don't forget to follow us at @leahfaye3 and @twicee

Pins this week:

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-I just keep dreaming about my new home! We finally have the walls painted in most of the rooms and the floor in the bathroom is going to be done soon! I can't wait to start filling it with pretty things. This house tour on Style Me Pretty is pretty much exactly how I want to decorate! I love it!

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-The weather has been warming up here and we are getting so excited to wear our springy clothes! I loved this"weekend" look from Colour Me Classic and this adorable skirt combo.

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-This shirt made me laugh so hard when I saw it. I NEED it! I get so hangry sometimes.
-I looved this compilation of items on open shelves. I have been having so much fun creating my wedding registry! Its a little weird and fun to dream of owning so many kitchen things. I swear, everything in my house is going to be black and white. Even my dog...
find these pins, and more things that inspire us, Leah and Erin
Have a great weekend! Anyone have any fun plans?
-Leah Faye
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

hitting pause

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Sometimes those precious moments, those in which the busy parts of your life have been paused, can be the most wonderful thing. Those moments when work is finished, planning is paused, and you can take some time to sit at your dining room table with a cup of coffee and a puppy curled up on your lap-they are magnificent.

Lately it has come to our attention that we spend so much time preparing for what is next that we forget to appreciate what is around us now. Luckily our little moments allow us to think about these things and to refocus ourselves to be more appreciative, more in the moment, and they allow us to remember that life isn't just whats to come it is also right now. We can be excite for our jobs, homes, weddings, etc, but we can also be excited about right now.

For instance today I sat in my dining room with a cold fancy beer and some cheese and crackers and soaked up the sun that shone through my window. It was the best. Relaxing and enjoying the moment is the best, you guys. Try it with us.

-a clover & a bee

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

future home...

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So many exciting changes, and some sad ones, are looming over our near futures. Erin is planning her post-college adventures, both of us are looking forward to are graduation this May, and I have a beautiful wedding to plan, a house to move into, and a teaching job to prepare for! 
While I am so sad to be moving out of Erin and I's cozy little apartment in a few months, I am very excited to live with my soon to be new husband and to decorate a real house for the first time! I of course have been prepping for this day for a long time by collecting numerous images on Pinterest. 
Dave and I's house is a tiny little house that we, in collaboration with his family, are working to fix up. It is in an adorable little neighborhood just adjacent to his place of work and close by to his two brother's homes. I tease him every once in a while about my nervousness of joining his "family commune," all in jest of course, I love his family and can't wait to call them my own.
My favorite part by far about the house is the dark wood floors that we (mostly Dave and his brother... but I helped) finish. While I lived in the dorms in college, and even now in my apartment, I dreamed of one day having wood floors. Wood floors and bright white walls. I can't wait to fill up the rooms with things that both Dave and I enjoy, with tons of inspiration from the images above as well as some of the others I have pinned on Pinterest!
-Leah Faye
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

wedding planning

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I've had a wedding board on pinterest for.. longer than I'd care to admit- so when it came time to actually start planning my wedding I actually felt pretty prepared. Boy was I wrong though! It is amazing all of the things that you have to take into consideration when planning the big day. Luckily I have already had two full days of planning with Erin immediately following the proposal (they were snow days-it was perfect), a few weeks of planning under my belt, and two amazing families to bounce ideas off of.
What I have found is that the hardest thing to figure out is when you are going to have the darn thing. It has been pretty tricky to try to work around the schedules of the venues, officiator, friends, family, and other events. Though these all have made it tricky, and we haven't yet set an official date, I am sure that every thing will be perfect in the end. We will find that perfect day that will work for us.
We also have been trying to figure out where we are going to have it. It is actually kind of a process to find somewhere that will fit around 200 people. We know that we want to have the actual ceremony out in the flint hills-I am a prairie girl at heart so it seemed only fitting- but the reception is a whole other possible location to lock down. 
What I do know is exactly what I want it to look like. We will have succulents, candles, and christmas lights everywhere. I may or may not have found a dress and dresses for my bridesmaids. Also, the beautiful smiling faces of all of the people that I love. I am so excited to have their smiling faces around me on that day- and hey, that is the most important part, right?
Here is to more planning! Anyone have any great tips for me?
-Leah
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