Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh Pinterest How I Love Thee

I am going to be totally greedy and do two link-ups today. My usual Pinterest Wednesdays, but also What I'm Loving Wednesday with This Kind of Love


I'm Loving experiences that continually demonstrate the goodness in people. While attempting to get the car off the trailer, it slipped and got stuck. We had other guests at the hotel try to help us, the hotel staff fussing over us, and the wonderful men from the tow company who finally rescued our poor Jetta. I am so grateful for people who go out of their way to help without any obligation. 

I'm Loving the sunshine of the last few days. It was grey and sleeting when we first arrived, but the current sunshine makes everything seem better. 

I'm Loving technology. It allows me to stay in touch with family and friends from this far corner of the country. 

I'm Loving my wonderful husband. I may have burst into tears after putting everything in storage, and he was so kind and sweet to me. I am so grateful for his love and constant support. 

Yay for Wednesday! This whole 'not working right now thing' means that the whole week is my weekend. To everyone who is currently employed: ( I am severely jealous) the week is half way over! This week on Pinterest I have been feeling cold weather fashion. I have very little motivation to put any thought into my clothes, when they are just going to be covered up with a black pea coat. These images are giving me ideas for ways to still be stylish and not get frostbite. As always, I am linking up with The Vintage Apple.

Love the purple scarf via Molly on Pinterest

I need more scarves like this via Molly on Pinterest
Love the coats via Molly on Pinterest 
love the red scarf and sunglasses via Molly on Pinterest
 Love the red gloves
    via Molly on Pinterest

Love this hair via Molly on Pinterest 

cold weather fashion via Molly on Pinterest 
Camel coat, next on my to-buy list via Molly on Pinterest 

bright lips and cozy scarf via Molly on Pinterest
So I clearly need to buy some bright colored accessories. I think that a few bright scarves and some new leather gloves may be in order.  I should also dig my camel coat out of storage. They were part of our uniform in high school, and therefore seriously loathed at the time. However, I think if I looked at it now it might seem more appealing. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Lane got released pretty early yesterday, so we took the chance to explore some of the surrounding area. We ventured out to Cape Vincent and Sackets Harbor. Both were pretty much deserted because it is the off season, but I can imagine that they would be gorgeous in the summer. Cape Vincent looks over the water to Canada.

Crazy Ice Formations at Cape Vincent 

Chilly/Handsome Husband and oh look, Canada!

We drove out to Sackets Harbor for dinner with a friend from high school who is also stationed up here. Almost nothing was open, but luckily a great restaurant called Good Fellos stays open during the off season. It was delicious, and I am so glad to find a great restaurant in this area. So far we haven't found many non-chain restaurants. I am excited to get to know this area better.
The Bar

Monday, February 27, 2012

Being Elmo


We have been alternating between trying to set up our lives in New York and hiding out in our hotel. The weather has been pretty nice, but the 25 degrees is a bit difficult to get used to. As a result, we have watched a good number of movies. My current favorite is a documentary called Being Elmo. It is about the puppeteer behind the character of Elmo. It is such a sweet story, and made me reminisce about watching Sesame Street as a kid. It is available on Netflix watch instantly, and you should go watch it immediately. 


PCS progress has been made. Our belongings are safely in storage, although I managed to gets the world's largest paper cut in the process. The housing situation is still making me a little nervous. We haven't found somewhere to stay for the entirety of March, and the idea of bouncing around from place to place is unappealing. We are pretty high on the wait list, so the chances of getting a house on post are pretty good. The goals for tomorrow are to 1) Go visit the civilian job office 2) Return the truck 3) Get an oil change in the Subaru.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Art

This Sunday's art is particularly special to me. They are all by our family friend Walter Cumming. We have a gorgeous piece by him that we received as a wedding gift. He has some amazing work from his time in Europe as well as the in the U.S. 

"Alpenglow by the Seine" Pastel, 11"x15", SOLDSOLD.jpg

"Mont Martre" Pastel, 13"x9".SOLD

"September morning from Dr. Wilber's", pastel, 10"x12".jpg

Last jump of summer.jpg

All work can be found on his Website

The Road Not Taken 
By Robert Frost 

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;        5
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,        10
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.        15
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

We Made It

I am so relieved that we made is safely to New York with all of our belongings in tow. It was a long two days of driving, but luckily we got to see family along the way. We arrived yesterday and started the two weeks of in-processing. Unfortunately, the civilian job office was closed by the time we arrived, but I am planning on going Monday.
Source: Molly on Pinterest

We are in temporary housing for the time being, so all my fabulous house plans are on hold. It is a little overwhelming. This place will be home for the next few years. I had a hard time the first few weeks in Columbus, and came to love it there. I know ( or am hoping) it will be the same up here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Road Trip Necessities

Road trip.

Last day on the road! Tonight we are checking in to the on-post hotel and praying that housing comes through sooner rather than later.
On the Road

In the spirit of road trips, here are some of my go-to items for a few days on the road.

starbucks and sunnies
starbucks love

Oh the amount of Starbucks I drink during road trips. Normally I try to limit myself to a few visits a week, but those rules go out the window when I am on the road. Back in college I used to leave for VMI at around 4:00 AM. I would reach the Gaffney, S.C Starbucks just as they opened around 6:00. I would get a venti mocha to power me through the last five hours of the drive. There is nothing better than a hot drink as the sun is rising. Conversing, those iced chai's are wonderful when it is hot outside and the windows are down. 

Country Music 
yeah. thats right. i like country music. embrace it. :)

I love listening to country while I am driving. There are huge swaths of the drive without great radio reception, but I can always find a good country station

Road trip.
I wear my wayfarers all the time. You might think I am exaggerating, but I have a significant number of wedding photos with them on.

Before the wedding 

About five minutes after we said "I Do" 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Our Wedding Cakes

I am linking up with The Magnolia Pair to show our wedding cakes.

Our wedding cakes were not the traditional large multi-tiered confections that you see at a lot of weddings. Instead, we ordered ten cakes from a bakery in Decatur called Southern Sweets. We got all different flavors to make sure that everyone would have something they liked. Ladies, this was probably the least stressful part of the entire wedding planning process. Over the summer I called to ask how much time they would need to prepare the ten cakes. They said I could just call a week to a week and a half before the wedding and they would have them ready. 

I loved doing our cakes this way because it meant that they were baked the day before the wedding, instead of days in advance like a lot of large wedding  cakes. We also got a variety of flavors. 

We had:  
1 Carrot Cake 
1 German Chocolate Cake 
2  Vanilla Bean Layer Cakes
2 Old Fashion Chocolate Cakes
1 Orange Blossom Pound Cake 
1 Coconut Layer Cake 
1 Red Velvet Layer Cake 
1 Tiramisu Layer Cake 

I had a lot of fun with cake toppers. We had little a Lego bride and groom. I also made various sayings out of scrabble letters on lollipop sticks. I made "Je T'Aime, Ich Liebe Dich, MP (hearts) LP, Just Married, and Love. The large blue police box is the TARDIS from Doctor Who, one of our favorite tv shows. 

I got so many compliments on our cakes. I am so glad we chose to go this route. It was stress free and very affordable. Anyone in in the Atlanta area should definitely consider Southern Sweets.

All photos taken by I Love You Much Photography. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Pinterest Loves

Time for Wednesday Link-Up with The Vintage Apple

While in the middle of moving, planning a party is not high on my list of priorities. I suppose I could use all the boxes as seating and tables. However, new house= much more space of entertaining. So this weeks theme is Let's Have A Party.
well styled via Molly On Pinterest

home bar
Cupcakes and Cashmere via Molly On Pinterest

at home bar
Refinery29 via Molly On Pinterest

I really want a home bar. Neither Lane or I drink very much, but I just love how it looks. I am thinking that I will get one, use it for a tea/coffee station most of the time, but could use it for a bar area during parties.

splits in a saucer + straw via Molly on Pinterest
I think this idea is adorable for a Birthday or New Year's Eve party. I love the individual bottles of champagne, and the presentation is really cute.

New Years Party
Molly on Pinterest
I love the decorations in this picture. I think it wouldn't be too hard to make, and you could also use paint sample sheets. The ombre effect would be really pretty. 

Garden party
mackenziehoran via Molly on Pinterest 
/browneyedbellejulie via Molly On Pinterest

We used to play croquet every Easter Sunday at my Grandmother's house. It is such a fun game, relaxed but still competitive enough to make it interesting. I love the idea of having a summer bbq with croquet and lemonade in mason jars. Tea in glass drink dispensers is also lovely. 
Tumblr via Molly on Pinterest 

 And what would I wear to this wonderful summer party? 
Seersucker via Molly On Pinterest
Nothing says summer like a seersucker dress. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Winter Needs

Every time I mention our new post, all our military friends have the same reaction; " I hope you like the snow". As it turns out I do like the snow, but this Georgia girl does not really have the right clothes for it.

So here are some of the things I have been looking at in preparation for the snowy north.

Duck boots.
Source: Molly On Pinterest

oh, duck boots.
Source: Molly on Pinterest

duck boots
Source: Molly on Pinterest
Duck Boots!
I want to look like an L.L Bean catalog by the time we move away. I would love to take the puppy too.
                                 Source: Molly On Pinterest
We are picking up the moving truck in an hour, packing all day and then I am off to Atlanta. 
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