Archive for ‘just us.’

August 24, 2012

I’ve moved!

Just Married Blog is moving. It’s been two years since I married, and I don’t blog about weddings or newlywed life anymore, so it seemed logical to move on. You can follow my new blog here, if you feel so inclined. Cheers!

September 26, 2011

Antigravity yoga.

I need to try this. 

May 1, 2011

One year later

Jon and I celebrated our one-year anniversary this weekend–with a royal wedding, bottles of wine brought back from Italy, wedding cake, and a much-needed work-free weekend. Thank goodness for that!

Vintage Typewriter | Wedding anniversary gift

Happy anniversary to me! A vintage, refurbished Underwood typewriter from 1937--my gift from Jon. I gave him a J.Crew reproduction of a vintage military watch.

So what has changed in one year? Honestly, not much. We’re still living in the same place with the same lovely pug, still doing the same things, still watching the same crappy TV shows, and eating the same foods. But we’ve grown a bit as a couple (Jon has learned–and accepted–that I rarely do dishes, and I know he will leave his dirty socks in the living room after going to the gym). We’ve saved a good chunk of change that will someday be a down payment on a house, Jon has lost nearly 30 pounds, I’ve designed my first book cover, and I’ve started my own event design/planning business (more on that after June, our busiest month of this year, when I’ll be able to catch my breath). So married life is good–and busy! And here’s to keeping it that way.

April 8, 2011

Things to do with your wedding photos

I’m a sucker for collages. So I made one of our wedding photos (the sketch at the top was a gift from Graylyn, where we married, and please ignore the empty frame on the right–I ordered the photo for that frame in the wrong size).

Photo display for wedding photos

I’m still smitten with this setup! It even prompted us to buy a new couch and redecorate a bit. But if you’re looking for something more streamlined, why not try a one-canvas collage of square imges? I wouldn’t mind a version of this in my house (template available from Design Aglow):

Or you could break out the hot glue gun and get crafty, like Ashley did. I might try this in the kitchen.

Photo by Ashley Anne Photography

And of course, there’s always the traditional wedding album. You can get some beyond-fabulous albums from professional photographers, but I wanted creative control over ours (we made two, one for Jon’s folks and another for my mom, for Christmas), so I designed ours in InDesign, then ordered them through Blurb. The print and paper quality weren’t as great as they could have been had we ordered from Finao through our photographers, but I was extremely pleased with how they turned out!

What have you done with your wedding photos?

March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love


For Japan with Love

Jon has been sharing images and comments from one of his friends who lives in Japan, and I can’t even imagine what they are going through. My thoughts are with the people and families who have experience this disaster. As the images continue to come in and the devastation worsens, my heart goes out to all that have been affected. Tomorrow’s bloggers’ day of silence is the very least I can do, in addition to texting REDCROSS to 90999 (which charges a $10 donation to my phone bill–it’s easy and quick, and every little bit helps.)

For Japan With Love has a direct link on the website to their fundraising page for ShelterBox. ShelterBox was one of the first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Please check it out and whatever you can contribute will be so appreciated.

Anyone that has a blog can help out with this one.The aim is just raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.

The guidelines are simple:
1. This coming Friday, March 18th, no posts at all on your blog.
2. Blog about this beforehand.
3. Tweet and Re-Tweet this link:
4. Encourage your readers to contribute to donate shelter to Japan. Whatever anyone can contribute will be appreciated.