olive june: April 2013

sweet meas love

yesterday i fell head over heels in love with sweet meas - everything about this shop screams aMaZinG and is  exactly my style- plus, sarah - the owner- is super sweet. 

*enjoy these fabulous pieces and be sure to check out her shop for more beautiful shabby chic cottage decor and farmhouse homemade goods... 
trust me, you won't be 

i love the colors ... 

high quality china and adorable packaging... 
vintage bottles ... 

love this saying 

adore chalkboard signs ... 
loving the bird & color - so sweet. 

love the plate above ... so beautiful. xo

simply lovely 

fun cottage chic letters 
so in love with this ~ 

blue glass is a favorite of mine... so vibrant & perfectly bold. 

wonderful kitchen towels ~
 such fun colors and prints 

so cute for young kids and their veggies... 

so was i right?!? 
how much did you just ... 
this shop!! 

the 29th ...

today is the 29th of april - which means three things: 

one: it is one of my favorite people of all time's birthday today!!
~ wishing my lovely friend, vicky, a very happy birthday- you are wonderful and i am so blessed to have you in my life. thank you for everything you have always done for me. 
*she was one of the people behind my amazing shabby chic porch bridal shower - 
which was so fantastic and there is no doubt that she is always there for me.   
i love you- very much- vicky! 

~vicky and her family at a family wedding in march~ 
*how great is this picture?! 
... she's such a great mom- i look up to her in so, so many ways :)

two: i started practicing hot power vinyasa yoga at yogaone in plaza midwood 4 years ago today- it would forever change my mind and body- i am so grateful. 

three: 60 days from today is our wedding! 


seven days of love

who doesn't love a good surprise? i know i do :)

well, how would you like to give that someone special days of love surprises? 
this fun printable contains love quotes, messages, and a few even allow you to write personal love notes.

three easy steps: 

1. a standard monday-sunday pill box 

2. candies - such as skittles, m & m's, mints, gum etc 

3. download the seven days of love printable 

once you have printed the Seven Days of Love printable, cut out each love letter and place one in each box Monday-Sunday.

I hope this bring someone you love lots of love. 

simply love's mother's day gift giveaway

mother's day... 
                             is two weeks from today - may 12th 2013 

* do you have a deserving mom who would love these earrings from ellejewels on etsy? 

beautiful peach leaf drop earrings 

the owner, laura, is out of chicago, illinois & is fantastic - the pieces are modern vintage and are beautiful ... plus, her prices are very reasonable :) 
to enter: 
- comment under this post about why you love your mother/mother in law/grandmother/someone who is deserving to you - and why she would love these earrings ~ if you would like to share a favorite memory, please do so - this is the perfect time to share
love & appreciation  

  • please enter by sunday may 5th at midnight 
  • the lucky winner will be announced on monday may 6th 
  • the earrings will shipped on tuesday may 7th... so that you have them in time for mother's day!
  • please include your email address so that i can contact you in case you are the winner ;) 
  • how to comment? : please leave some love post 
*thanks so much again to those who entered the last giveaway - lots of love. 

my beautiful mom 

i am in love with the earrings~ 

my mom on her wedding day - september 5, 1981 
photo sources

a grandmother's love                        
one of my role models in life ~ on how to treat others~ is my loving paternal grandmother, leona wolf. when i was home last month, i picked my aunts' brains about what my grandmother was like- as a mother and as a mother-in-law -- my cousins have always expressed to me how loving and gentle she was - especially when i mentioned that, even at the age of five, i felt like she made me feel like i was the most important person in the entire world-- they responded by saying, 'yes, that was grandma. - sorry to burst your bubble nelle, but she made everyone feel that way.' i was young when she passed away, but remember her love so well. it was contagious and she truly made you feel like you were the most important person in life. 
... i loved her voice, how she cut my peanut butter and jelly toast into four squares, how we would play memory all day long, always watched nick at night and ate mint chocolate chip ice cream, and most of all, how she loved and how she treated others. although i have been stressed lately, i am trying to remember what my aunts told me when i asked, 'was grandma always kind and accepting?' and they answered, 'always.' this is how i want to be remembered. even when life gets hard, i want to treat others kindly - i always want to be accepting and most of all, i want others to know how much i love them. one of the things i cherish most is a letter that my cousin/godmother, jeanne, wrote to me in high school telling me how much my gentle soul reminded her of grandma... 
                           for there is no greater gift to me than those words. 

 i truly wish that she could have been there to see me grow up, but i know that she is looking down every single day and hope that she is proud of me - for my goal in life is to do just that. 

my dad's oldest sister, aunt lila, gave tim and i this amazing vase (love) for our engagement - it was given to my grandparent's on their 25th wedding anniversary: 

... who would have loved to see this day... 
last week we received these beautiful pillows from her - so much love was put into making these and they are so beautiful/just my style! 
thank you again, aunt lila - i love you.

best wishes to all on the gift giveaway ...