Archive | October, 2010

In only three weeks? Happy Halloween

31 Oct

I’m feeling quite irked that I haven’t written for three weeks… Not that I haven’t been mulling over different topics for future posts but married life has just been incredibly busy!

Let’s see here – this month has given me two perfect weeks together with the Mr. (who’s normally away from home for work), a trip across the country, a funeral, hubb’s birthday, and tonight – Halloween.

While all of it has taken my attention away from MAO I must admit I have collected quite a few things to share! :)

But for now – all is well. And I haven’t forgotten you…

I hope everyone has a fantastic and safe Halloween!

Coming soon!

What NOT to bring to a funeral…

How to travel together and not lose your mind…

Round-up of the best couple outfits for Halloween 2010… [Update – I’ve changed my mind, this is dumb.]

When you can’t be together for your spouse’s big day…

~Cheers with Wine!~

the Mrs.


Celebrating 100 Posts

7 Oct

It’s a privilege to say that :). Who knew there would be 100 reasons to write about marriage? And I feel like I’ve barely started…

So — looking forward to the next 100. And — here’s another video celebrating our shared world of coupledom.

Just The Way You AreBruno Mars

Cheers with Wine!

the Mrs.

Etsy Finds – Just Because…

4 Oct

CO Pretty Pixels @

Ever since I met Etsy I knew it was love at first sight.

Etsy offers a sweet marriage of vintage, hand-made and unforgettable style for those who truly cherish their local artisan crafts…

It is with Etsy that I have finally found a place where I can actually request custom EVERYTHING… ahhh….. pure heaven (check out their alchemy!).

Needless to say… Where would I recommend you find that next perfect gift for your one and only??? That’s right –

And to showcase the beauty of original design I am going to list my sweet little finds to make your browsing and finding! that much simpler.

Together – we can now share our love of marriage AND one-of-a-kind finds.

So today I bring you – Just Because… 16 reasons to spoil your sweetheart for no reason other than being who they are!

More finds to come…

Cheers with wine!

the Mrs.

What truly makes you smile?

1 Oct

Taking the time every day to focus and remember what brings you true joy and pleasure makes every day better than the last… Here’s a simple list of what catches my smile and keeps me happy from day-to-day. What about you?

It doesn’t matter how bad a day I’m having… recharging in the sun lets me bathe in raw energy and drink in good spirits.

I have to admit, sparkles always perk a smile from my lips… it’s just the girl in me.

Their very existence reaffirms and strengthens my connection to the living world. It’s amazing to watch my babies grow and bloom. Oh, and we also share a love for sunshine :)

My marriage
It’s like a really great novel where I can read another chapter every day. I love having room to be wrong and our entire lives to refine and weave our lives together.

Building a fort
There’s just something about transforming your living room into another world using blankets, cushions, books and a flashlight. I don’t know if I’ll ever get it out of me…

Baking and laundry
I must confess – my penchant for baking and fresh laundry keeps me home even on the weekends… wearing an apron, hashing out the chemistry of basic ingredients, and the crisp feel of sun-dried laundry has become my nostalgic and domestic muse.

The ability to bless is my reward…

Tea time
Those 15 minutes are all I need… pair it with sunshine, a freshly baked biscuit – and my day is set.

Birds in the morning time
I’m at work for 7am every morning so on my way to the car is always a choir of birds perched on branches on my lovely treed lane… after the rain or as the sun wakes up their songs are always full of chaotic yet symphonic notes.

Chuck Norris & Billy Graham
It’s a love-hate relationship really – driving me insane, but crazy in love. Their independence is always a gentle reminder of our mutually enjoyed company. We are best buddies, and their purrs of approval melt my troubles for the day…

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