Friday, March 8, 2013

{MARRIED LIFE} A New & Exciting Year

I know it hasn't even been an hour since our last post...but for organization sake, I wanted the posts to be separate :-)

So, David and I have embarked on many new adventures together over the last 6 months and we started a new one in January!
Between all of the fun we had crafting and building things for our wedding, all the positive response we had for you folks (!), and the wonderful experiences I had with Etsy shop owners... 
In January, we decided to open our own Etsy shop!
Our shop is called found. purpose. -- we decided on that name (among other things) because of our love for reclaimed lumber as a building material.
Our shop sells all things for your home, garden and party -- we sell furniture that david builds, garden markers for your herb garden, signs made out of reclaimed lumber, chalkboards, wall decor, coasters, candle holders, light fixtures, stamped wood forks for parties...and the list goes on!

Check us out at found. purpose. on Etsy

Please check out our shop and tell all your friends!
We've already been getting about 3 orders per month, which is great for a shop that's only been open for 3 months!
We're so excited about this new adventure and have had so much fun working together on this new endeavor -- we really hope that lots of great things come from this!
...We definitely won't be able to do it without you all and your support!

Lots of love,
Kate + David

{MARRIED LIFE} Holiday 2012 Recap

Well, oh my goodness... it has been a long time since I have posted anything...
...and there have certainly been a lot of things to recap!
Well, today (3/8) is our 6-month anniversary and I would just like to start by saying that David and I are absolutely loving married life -- every day we learn more and more about each other and love each other more deeply! 
How could you not when you are spending your life with your best friend!?

So, for the recap -- It's been so fun to start our own traditions throughout the holidays and we had such a fun time!

Lets start off with Halloween (since it's been that long since a blog post...)
We started this tradition a couple of years ago when David and I went to a pumpkin patch in Monrovia and they had these huge pumpkins -- like 75 pounds huge... and of course, David wanted to buy one... so we did... and we had lots of fun carving it and it definitely attracted some stares that year!
 We loved doing that and couldn't think of a better Halloween tradition (even though our porch is not very big) and we had so much fun picking it out at the pumpkin patch and carving it!

Now on to Thanksgiving which David and I love because we love making stuffed mushrooms and pie...and eating them too :-)
This year, David made the stuffed mushrooms and I made an apple pie -- they both turned out delicious and we had such a nice time sharing it with our families!

And off to Christmas -- our favorite holiday of the year! Which is now even more special to us because we are always reminded of Christmas Eve 2011 when David proposed and we finally decided to get married!
We have always dreamed of having our own place and decorating it up for Christmas and this year, we were finally able to do that!!
We had the best looking house on our street (if I don't say so myself) and it was so heart-warming to come home to our beautiful house every night and enjoy our lights... not to mention the giant 6-foot Christmas tree we packed into our tiny 450 sq ft duplex!
But, it was so beautiful and so festive and we loved it so much!

Speaking of our giant Christmas tree -- that certainly has a story...
I had all these dreams of finding a Christmas tree lot and chopping down our own tree and hauling it home...such a romantic traditional Christmas, right!?

Well, I found a Christmas tree lot in Santa Clarita and was so excited to drive down and pick out our tree!! ...My romanticized Christmas dreams had come true! So, the day after Thanksgiving we drove down to Santa Clarita and although the lot was really cool and impressive, the trees were either too gigantic (like 8-12 feet too tall) or not the type of tree we wanted...
so, I sucked up my pride and we decided to go to the one place we could rely on (which is about 3 minutes from our house)...

The wonderful Home Depot! :-)
Much less romanticized but much more practical...

...and it looked so beautiful in our house!!
And on Christmas morning, we decided to start a new tradition and make eggs benedict was so delicious and so special to finally spend Christmas morning together in our house.

 Our first holiday season together was absolutely wonderful and it was such a fun way to start off our married life together!

Until next time...

Lots of love, 
Kate + David