Monthly Archive:: May 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Two years ago today, I married my best friend. Yeah, I know – everyone, and I mean everyone, says that. But for those who know us, they know it’s never more true than in the case of my husband and I. Since we started dating nearly nine years ago (time flies!), we’ve been inseparable. We do everything together. In college, people were shocked that we didn’t try to kill each other when we spent (literally) twenty four hours a day together because we lived together and were in all the same classes in our senior year. I adore his family, and he very admirably tolerates the (endearing) craziness of my own.

A lot has happened since then. My maid of honor is engaged, and I can’t wait to be there for her as she was for me! We’ve bought a house in the Twin Cities and I’ve started chronicling my homemaking adventures on Somewhere Splendid. My grandmother passed on earlier this year, and I teared up a little looking at the photo of me with her; we never had a great relationship, and I’m very sorry for that. Both of my sisters-in-law have had babies (both now have beautiful little boys!) and on my side of the family, two cousins have also had little ones. My brother, who is on the Autism spectrum, is really coming into his own and I am so incredibly proud of him (this actually makes me tear up more than anything – he’s had a rough time, and I love him more than he’ll ever know). It’s amazing how much has been packed into the first two years of our life together, and as sappy as it sounds, it blows me away that it’s just the beginning.

I’m taking off today to celebrate. I’ll be back tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!

Images by Brett Matthews Photography.

Sponsored Post: FiftyFlowers

Today I’m incredibly pleased to help you get to know one of my sponsors, FiftyFlowers, a great source for wholesale flowers. The gorgeous flowers in our Graphic and Glitz shoot were provided by FiftyFlowers, and I can’t speak well enough about the amazing level of customer service and flower quality the company offers. They were great to work with, and I highly recommend them!

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Image by Paper Antler.

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Inspiration Board: Sweet and Summer

Hey guys! I apologize for the lack of posts this week. Work has been incredibly busy and I’ve been coming home to utter exhaustion. I appreciate you bearing with me! Anyway, without further ado, time for a gorgeous summer inspiration board from Sofia! – Maddy

With wedding season in full swing, this week, nothing better than something sweet! Simple jewelry, lots of carnations, vintage cutlery, beautiful hair pieces, sweets as favors, shorts dresses… and Summer right around the corner! What can be more perfect that this? Enjoy!

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Inspiration Board Credits:
Dress, via We Heart It
Print, Mike Oncley
Cake Pop Place Cards, Cake Ink Events
Earrings, Anthropologie
Tea Cup, André Teixeira of Brancoprata
Carnations, Floret Cadet
Table Setting, James Christianson via Style Me Pretty
Hair Pins, Ferlies

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Sofia Ferreira is the co-founder of Brancoprata, a wedding company specialized in design and photography. After graduating from University, Sofia soon realized that her love for interior design and weddings was too powerful to be ignored. She gave up her career as a Mathematics teacher and since then she devotes her time to make dreams come true… at least for her couples! She is currently looking for a place to live and work in the historical part of downtown Porto, where she was born.