Monday, March 3, 2014

Low Country

Life has seriously been cray cray since we got back from our mini-vacay down south. I worked like four 12 hour shifts in a row, we had buckets full of laundry to do, and absolutely NO FOOD in the house. Therefore since last Wednesday we have been playing major catch up. Things are finally starting to get back to normal around our neck of the woods so I thought I would share some memories from our trip here :) 

Our first half of the trip we spent in the historic district of Savannah, GA. This picture is actually from Wormsloe Plantation where Forrest Gump was filmed and a few other movies...
I mean those trees...come on. I die. 

We spent a lot of nights in Ellis Square where they had tons of restaurants, awesome peach sangria, and live music-- the charm was too much to handle. 

We visited Forsyth Park...

and ate at every restaurant that was recommended to us.
Paula Deen's restaurant, "The Lady and Son's", was just okay. Good home cookin' that resulted in such extreme fullness we immediately waddled back to the hotel and crashed...
Leopold's Ice Cream was also recommended to us (pictured above)...wish we would not have eaten an entire pizza between the two of us before we went there... cause it was THE BOMB.
On our last night we went to Jazz'd, a Tapas restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would recommend it to anyone traveling to the Savannah area. Tapas always makes for an intimate experience, love sharing small plates together, seeing what we each liked best.

Doin' life with this guy. 

...and embarrassing him by wearing polka dotted pants
(had to take advantage of the 75 degree weather by wearing my new pants...)

Then, we traveled to Beaufort, SC which was about a thirty minute drive.  Even though I loved Savannah, Beaufort now holds a place in my heart as well.  We stayed in the Beaufort Inn (pictured above) and I'm pretty sure I fell in love when I saw the bathtub in our room.

Am I right? Or am I right? We could have stayed forever. We spent the entire day walking up and down the Main street eating lunch, meeting new people, perusing through art galleries, and then driving to Hunting Park about 20 miles away.
At Hunting Park I climbed my first lighthouse! ...and was so. out. of. breath.
Have I mentioned I am running a half marathon in two months?
I'll include climbing the lighthouse as part of my training plan. 
We had a delicious dinner at Breakwater a local restaurant, and spent the rest of the night relaxing, and enjoying our beautiful room.

We also purchased our first piece of art from the Thibault Gallery for our new little home! The couple was so sweet and wanted to take a picture of us for their facebook page. The sailboat is made with vintage tin from a historic home in Beaufort. Each ship in the collection comes with its own story. We just loved it.

On our way home the next day we also stopped by the old Sheldon Church which was built, burned down, rebuilt, and then burned again.  This is what is left of the church today and is a very popular place for weddings.  One of the most beautiful places we have ever been.

After our ten hour drive home we are already dreaming about traveling again.  I guess we have a honeymoon to plan? :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Things i'm diggin...

Baubles when I'm not wearing scrubs...

Turning a house into a home...

Date nights....
(Look at that scruff :) )

A church fit to be married in :).

That's all.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wedding Inspiration

Can you believe it's already February? I can't.  When we started planning our wedding we had over a year to go.  Time is slowly but surely creeping up on us! We have officially 249 days until I'm his "Mrs."! I can only hope that I keep my calm as our date inevitably gets closer. My ultimate goal is to keep my cool...because lets get real here! Things will go wrong and at the end of the day all that matters is that we have committed our lives and our love to each other. Okay, moving on! 
When I envision our wedding I see deep romantic hues of cranberry, fig, and gold.
Lots of gold! 
It will be a chic and crisp palette for the beginning of  Fall. 
I've discovered my wedding style is a lot like my personal style...
A little concoction of BHLDN meets woodsy/ romantic and then went classic.
So I thank the gods of photographs for allowing me to give people an idea what the heck I am talking about!


I am truly trying to enjoy every moment of our engagement. I'd love to hear how you all savored your moments before and even after you said "I do"!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

50 Shades of Black as of lately I've developed this thing for wearing black. A ton of outfits I have been drawn too...mostly all back...just bought a top from Target and guess what! IT'S BLACK! Of course I love seeing tons of fashion bloggers talking about winter white..yada yada go ladies, embrace yourselves! As for me...I'll embrace my classic, winter black.  Let me confess my skin is enough winter white for all of us combined! I'll be keeping my white skinnies right where they belong in my drawer until this temperature in MD hits 70!
Here is a little of my black wearin' inspiration...


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What would Catie wear...

Logan and I have decided we don't travel enough...
So enter...A random trip to Savannah, GA!
I was lucky enough to have a long weekend off at the end of February so we went ahead and booked our room while deciding on a few pit stops we plan to make along the way.
I am so excited for the culture, food, river walk, open markets, food, ghost tours, food...and well you get the point! 
A weekend away with my favorite person...this thing is sounding pretty good! 
As soon as we booked our room I immediately was wondering what the weather is going to be like especially now that even Charleston is expecting some snow this week.
I rounded up some of my favorite outfit inspirations via Pinterest and hope I can recreate some of the looks with what I have in my closet...
or I might just have to go do a little shopping...
i'll probably, most definitely, go shopping. :)
I like to keep my outfits casual and comfortable (but chic all the while)
Add in a little side of boho/ free people
and BOOM that's how I like to dress. 
Sounds more complicated than what it is.....


I would love any recommendations for our trip :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

On getting engaged...

I was literally proposed to with a message in a bottle....I can't say that I would have even done better if I had planned it out myself.  I think back every day on how lucky I was to have no idea when it was going to happen and that Logan didn't give in and propose on a whim.  

I was even more surprised when I looked down to see a ring that had been Logan's grandmothers for 60+ years...
such a special gift.

We were able to spend the rest of the day with our families, Logan's grandmother included, celebrating her 89th birthday.
Logan's grandmother passed away the next week-- strange enough how god works.  We were entirely blessed with all of the time we had with her.

For our engagement pictures we were able to go back to the island where Logan proposed a few months prior.
One of my best friends, Sarah, was able to capture us both so perfectly.
I can't thank her enough for these pictures that we will cherish for many years to come! 
Not to be biased-- but she is the bomb diggity...the bee's knees...words can not say enough...she just has a good soul! 

Every day is moving so quickly-- only nine months to go until the wedding! 
How can I make time slow down? 

All images via Sarah Murray Photography

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