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"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." by William E. Henley

Monday, May 16, 2011

silver birds

in the shop tonight 6 pm (philly time)!

love ~tess

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Constantly checking the weather sites.
First it was 85 and sunny.
Now it says 77 and rain.
Don't the weather gods understand that they're 
supposed to save their tears for another day?

Backup plans. Tents.. 
Hmm... where to get umbrella's.
Maybe one of those giant ones for me and David?

Maybe the weather will change...

Oh dear.
Only 9 days to go now.

Tomorrow I am bringing home the dress.

breathe in
breathe out

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


With some cardstock, ink and determination you 
can make some very nice looking programs. 
That and a creative man that knows how to sew.
Lisa is keeping an eye on David making sure he's doing it right

Who knew that grapevine balls, Norwegian moss and and little lights 
could make such a lovely combination? 
Well I did have a hunch...

They will be swinging from metal stands made by my talented fiancee..
I absolutely adore these.

I can't help but to brag about my talented David.
He is amazing. I am so very lucky to have him.
He sketched out the tree on the canvas and I
painted the tree with acrylic paint.

It will be a fingerprint guestbook tree.
Something to keep forever.
A piece of art made by family and friends.
It doesn't get much better than that!

We did all of this last night and even squeezed in
a dance practice outside under the stars.
He is a very good dancer...

11 days to go!
I think there is a dozen butterflies in my tummy today...
love ~tess

Monday, May 9, 2011

chipotle truffles and tulle

What do you do when your fiancee takes off for a bachelor weekend?
(you walk around with your veil on all day of course)

 Besides walking around wearing tulle I also tried to be 
productive and finish up some of the projects that is on the giant
to-do-list. Like a ring pillow with two little birdies.

I made a million truffles. 
Well maybe not a million but it felt like it.
And I only ate 6. 
I had to make sure that they taste good.

Chipotle, raspberry and peppermint.
They are scrumptious.

 Played around with makeup.
Took a ton of pictures of myself 
to see what it would look like.

Stressed out a bit.
Missed David.

Started cleaning the house.
Almost died or boredom.

Ate another chipotle truffle.

Forgot to feed Lisa on time.
She is such a drama queen.

12 days to go!
love ~tess

Thursday, May 5, 2011

something new

David and would very much like to have  house of our own. 
Not just rent something. 
But to actually buy something. 
Claim it. Make it ours. 
Rip down walls and change out floor. 
Go a  little crazy maybe.

We are lucky. 
We rent an amazing house with an amazing yard.
It's magical and very private.
It suits us.
But it doesn't suit our wallets.
And it doesn't fit the dream of buying a house 
when the wallet is always empty.
Makes saving really hard.

A difficult decision was made.
We found a new house for rent.
Compromises was made.
David is willing to give up up his studio
for a two car garage.
It will be a snug fit.
I told you he has tons of tools didn't I?

It's sunny. Feels warm.

Hardwood floors.
A sigh of relief. Carpet makes me gag.

 Hey it's got a fireplace!

But two bedrooms instead of 3.
Where will my studio be?

 A crazy little owl watching outside.

Found stairs hidden behind a door.
This looks interesting.

Oh honey,
I think we just found my new studio space!

July 1st we move

love ~tess

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

counting days...

18 days to go...
construction is in full swing in the backyard.
yes I am getting a little nervous.