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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

engagement day!

Strolling along the streets of NY with my cupcakes!
Loved this nail polish! Made me look tan

Our new church
Can you see our balcony where it all happened???
 Hi everyone! I promised to post pictures, so here's what I got.  Last week on June 13th around 9am, the love of my life and best friend asked me to marry him.  I've never ever ever ever been so nervous and shocked in my life. 
Here's the story.  Like most Saturday mornings (there's been 3 thus far) we spend our mornings sitting on our balcony drinking coffee, laughing about nonsense and Matt taking random pictures of me.  This Saturday was different. We both walked out onto the balcony to begin drinking our coffee, as a gentleman he let me go first.  I sat down and of course was gib gabbing about something. He kept standing up and he pulled out a jewelry box. Naturally I was confused and kept asking him what he was doing. Me nervously laughing and saying OMG 100 times, Matt got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  Well...I hugged him first and then he asked.  It was the happiest moment of my life. So that's the story...then we lived happily ever after with lots of designer shoes and handbags. THE END. 

Kidding aside, we called everyone we loved and told them the good news.  Drank lots of champagne, ate Mexican food and cupcakes for dessert and had a relaxing Saturday evening. It was wonderful. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

thrifting in NY for apartment

Love this message on a billboard on 23rd Street
Beautiful vintage lamp at one of my favorite stores

Every girl needs a few pink books on her book shelf! The top three are new. $3 each

The porcelain bowl is new $10, great addition to the bookshelf.  So much work to do still!
I love this gold wood holder for the fireplace $20 find! One of my favorites!

Marble side table for my office area.  This is a DIY project for the next week weeks. Painting the base. $50

Another on of my favorite pieces.  This one I found the second time I went to one of the shops.  The bartender ice bucket! $20
How great is this horse for $6!
I've been in need of a square vase for my brushes for a while, found this at the goodwill for $2
Can you tell that I love gold? Got this gold plate for $2. Great accent piece for the kitchen.
More gold!!! Found this Moroccan pouf on craigslist for $50. Looks great with the zebra rug!
Last Friday marked our two week anniversary in New York. We've been so busy putting the apartment together and we almost have it complete! On Sunday I went thrifting on 23rd Street in New York and it was such a great experience. I think it will be a month occurrence! The shops were full with vintage and modern pieces for your home.  

Hope you like the new addition to the apartment, as soon as we get the four brown moving boxes out of my living room, I promise to post pictures of the finished apartment!

Total cost: $163 and added lots of character to my apartment!

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Friday at The MET

Busy night at The MET
Playing a little music beforehand...
Beautiful paintings

Beautiful gold statue

The Greek statues were my favorite!
The Egyptian exhibit

Local student artist painting a part of a painting.
Youthful Hercules

This weekend we took a trip to the Metropolitan Art Museum. We figured since we're still in NY, we can still do all the tourist things and get away with it ;) The Museum was beautiful and filled with art from all over the world and from different time periods.  We were only able to see a few exhibits, but you could successfully spend 1-2 days looking at every exhibit.  

Here are a few pictures from the trip.  The Greek exhibits were my favorite; filled with so many beautiful sculptures and statues.  Some with missing body parts and some fully intact. If you're in NY for a few days and enjoy museums, make sure to spend a few hours exploring. It's worth your time. 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eating in Eataly! In New York...

Love the pasta selection! Yum yum! The Potato gnocchi was amazing!
The cheese and salami plate is to die for! The fig and
This potato gnocchi with lamb was so good.  We traded plates, so this is what I had for dinner!

Got Pasta?

My favorite food category...meat.  I'm a Midwest girl.
Love all these little dainty desserts.
Our desserts. The one on the right was delicious.  Matt had tiramisu .
Looking down from our balcony

Concrete jungle
Checking out the Empire State building.  Love this view.
 It's been almost a month since I last posted! Wow...so much has happened in the last 29 days! I traveled across the US to get to New York (SF > DEN > TX > MO > NY), work events and seeing family. It was a busy three weeks! Then after we arrive in New York I start my new position, which has been such a great experience! Then last weekend, Matt proposed! Yay! We're both overwhelmed with happiest and love from our families and friends.

I have so many pictures to share, but I'll start here with our trip to Eataly.  A good friend recommended this place and doesn't disappoints when it comes to recommendations.  Hope you enjoy the pictures. I promise to catch you up on the events the last few weeks.

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