Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Home is Wherever I'm with You

I was reminded of this sweet little video on "Ellen" today.  Ellen had this father and daughter duo sing on her show and the rerun episode of it played today and I just love it.

I really love this song. It is so sweet and makes me tear up every time. So, Duke, if you read this, remember that home is wherever I am with you. Even if we're only together in our hearts.

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Thanks for reading. :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Honeymoon Adventure

So I wanted to talk a little bit about our honeymoon, partly because I want to help myself remember all of the details. :) We decided to go to the beach off the coast of NC. I really wanted to stay at Sunset Beach and I kind of beat myself up at first about not staying there because I wanted Duke to experience the beach that I love so much. But....there is really only one place to stay at on Sunset Beach and it is on the inlet instead of the beach, soo, I picked a really nice place right on Ocean Isle Beach called Ocean Isle Inn.

And I loved it. :)

We ate at some really cool places. The first night we kind of splurged and went to The Boundary House. It was yummy. And they had the best sweet tea ever.

I also insisted one night that we should go to Margaritaville. Love it. And he did, too. :) We sat outside because it was nice.

And I totally beat Duke at putt putt one night. But if you were to ask him he would disagree. Haha.

He was also sweet enough to stop at every single antique and thrift store for me. He's the best. :)

One morning we woke up really early and walked the beach. That was totally overrated. Ha. We couldn't see where we were walking and my camera wasn't cooperating because of the humidity. But the walk on the pier was nice.

On the walk out to the pier, a man that ran the convenience store with the pier access told us that a 5'10" shark had been caught days before. It weighed 120 lbs. That terrified me. Especially because Duke had insisted the day before (while we were swimming in the ocean, mind you...) that there were absolutely no sharks near us and that I was being silly. Oh, yeah? ;) Haha. Sure.

I think we both had the best time at the winery. :) Silver Coast Winery.

Duke made me the coolest trivet ever from some corks that they gave us.

I love it.

I can't wait until this deployment is over already....
I had the best 11 days with him ever.

Thanks for looking. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Good Life

This is my first post in this cute little blog that I wish to create. I actually have a second blog called "{thrifty} vintage kitchen" (, but sometimes I want to blog about other things besides thrifty vintage finds. I want to blog about things going on in my life (if anyone cares to read about it) and I want to blog about things that I think about. I just got married on August 6th to my high school sweetheart and the love of my life. He is a United States Marine and I am suuuper proud of him. He will be deploying soon to go overseas for a second time, so I thought another blog would be perfect to keep me busy and it will hopefully be something that he can read when we can't have other communication. I want this blog to tell about my life as a newlywed. But enough of that---first---some wedding photos!!!! :) I had the best photogapher ever.

At our wedding, we tried to add a lot of personal touches. We bought all of the cakes and flowers from the farmer's market (saving a lot of money!) and I made burlap table runners myself. I added a vintage handkerchief to a rananculus bouquet that I purchased from Etsy. We had multiple homemade desserts on antique cake plates and most of the decorations were purchased either from etsy, or an antique market. And my mom and I also made a lot of the decorations ourselves, which I love.

The name of this blog was inspired by One Republic's song "The Good Life." I thought it would be fitting because life with my husband, Duke, will be more than will be great! And we will be in this good life together.

Thanks for reading my little blog. :) Please come back soon.

Note: My wedding photos were taken by Andrea Mills Photograpy. She has a blog here: