Saturday, September 18, 2010

An EmersonMade Kind of Day

Let's pretend for a moment that I have all the money in the world. (Let's also pretend that world hunger has already been solved, so I don't have to feel guilty about spending it on myself.)

I think I would spend at least one day dressing myself head to toe in EmersonMade. Here's what I'd wear:

1. This professional yet feminine suit dress
2. Of course, like darling Emerson in the above picture, I'll need a belt so I can fake her tiny waist. How about this one?
3. But wait! What if I'm NOT working that day and I need something more casual? Well, luckily I'll have this skirt, too.
I knew this skirt was meant to be when I saw the wellies and chickens in the picture. Sign me up for THAT!

4. Oh no, we have another problem! I can't go into court in that sleaveless shift dress! The scandal! I guess I'm going to need this adorable jacket!
5. I can't exactly go to court (or anywhere, for that matter) without shoes! These are perfect, versatile and hilariously styled in this picture. Love the tiny conversing deer!
6. Now I'm going to need something to carry my files (or farmer's market vegetables as the case may be). This clutch totally won't work, but it will look really cute with my dress/skirt.
7. Now I'll probably need a flower, in case my head or my dress or my clutch gets too plain.
And there you have it. My fantasy day in EmersonMade. It's good to have dreams!

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Daily Dose of Happy

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Goodbye, Ann Arbor!

Now that I'm back, it's time to catch you up on what I've been doing with my life. The first (and saddest) thing was saying goodbye to Ann Arbor.

I only lived in Ann Arbor two years, but by the end I couldn't imagine loving another place as much. Why did I love Ann Arbor? Let me count the ways:

1. Great friends. I mean, my friends were (are) seriously AWESOME. Have you read Well, I'm friends with the author and she lives in Ann Arbor. Enough said.

2. An amazing farmer's market. I know I belabored the point, but I loooved that farmer's market! It was walking distance from my house for goodness sakes! It had Amish kids! It was splendid.

3. Our first home. It may have had mice and the occasional bat (and been loud, and been tiny, and had no yard, and have been falling apart), but darn it, it was ours.

4. Our community garden. This one was really sad, since we had to leave a bunch of our plants just as they were beginning to produce. Luckily, we got to say goodbye to our community and our garden at the annual wine and cheese party! It was fabulous!

Here's what remained of our garden:
Our tomatoes were still green!
And we had the prettiest eggplant blossoms.
And the prettiest eggplants!
The other gardeners brought their adorable kiddos.
And of course no one does floral arrangements like the gardeners who grew them!
So very romantic!

This was our farewell to Ann Arbor. We will miss you!

...And We're Back!

Please allow me to apologize for my very long absence. As it turns out, moving and starting a new job are a lot of work!

The upside is I've spent all that time capturing memories and decorating our new house and my new (first) office! Many, many thrilling posts are to come! At least I think they're thrilling. I will be completely thrilled by my coming posts!

All this is to say, don't give up on me yet! I'm back and ready for action!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Obsession

Look at these pretty, pretty flowers from etsy seller RosebudLips! I MUST have some!

Fortunately my birthday is coming right up!