Thursday, May 30, 2013


We have some very exciting news to share. It seems like its been forever coming, which is why we are so thrilled to be able to finally announce it. As of last week, Anthropologie launched a party shop on their website! If that isn't exciting enough, we are honored to be a part of their new product launch. They are carrying select Tuck  & Bonté party goods! Hooray!

This is truly a dream come true for me. I've wanted to sell 'something' at Anthropoglogie since I can remember. I always thought that 'something' would be clothing, and who knows, maybe one day it will be yet. I also always thought it would be years and years before this could ever possibly happen (ya know, like when I'm much older and more mature). I guess life doesn't always happen like we plan, and a big thank goodness for that. Little did I know that when we started our Etsy shop 3 years ago, we would get this kind of BIG opportunity. I am so thankful and still so amazed! I keep wanting to pinch myself to wake up, as if it's not real. It is really real though. . . and I think you should all go celebrate with us by paying a visit to the 'party shop' and purchasing a few goodies! Please share with you friends, fans, family, or anyone you know who is planning a party. Birthday party, baby shower, wedding shower, wedding, graduation, it doesn't matter the kind. There are all sorts of fun goodies to choose from, so go take a peek.

This has been a long, stretching, overwhelming, amazing experience. It's amazing how much growth can come from stepping out into a 'dream come true'. It's scary, and sometimes you may even feel too overwhelmed, like you can't do it. I did. . . just a few times. But the cool thing about following your dreams is you become more of who you really are in the process. I feel so accomplished and proud, but mostly so thankful. The Lord is just so awesome, and really does give you the desires of your heart when you follow him.

Three cheers for dreams coming true!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

3 day weekend

Well, after this glorious Memorial Day Weekend, I found myself wishing every weekend was a 3 day weekend. It was just what we needed.

First off, Wally got neutered Thursday. I had been dreading this for months. . .and was expecting the worst. It ended up going much better than expected. He was such a champ and is practically back to normal. PTL!

I also got to throw my lovely friend Alison, whose expecting twin girls in July, a baby shower this weekend. I wouldn't have been able to pull it off without the help of my MIL and many friends. It was really fun. I just hope she enjoyed it as much as we all did. Now I just can't wait to meet those precious girlies.

The rest of the weekend was spent on the porch, eating, talking and laughing into the wee hours of the night. We got to go listen to a whole orchestra of jazz Sunday night in our tiny downtown square. It was perfect. We got to sleep in on a Monday. That's how every Monday's should start. I think I would have a much better week if I could start off well rested.

Yesterday, the skies were blue and there was a lovely breeze blowing, so we decided to go to the mountains for a picnic. Wally joined us and was in heaven. We have a favorite spot that's full of trails, lots of runners, dog walkers, and a little pond. We laid our blanket down and didn't get up for a few hours. It was bliss.

I'm already looking forward to this weekend. I'm planning to plant my porch flowers and herbs. I've said that every week for the past month, but I'm serious this time. I don't think I can take it looking so bare another minute. I hope you all have a great week!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

Welcome to What I Wore Wednesday {Week 56: Flowy Dresses}

Thanks for joining me again for this week's WIWW, sponsored by the ever lovely Sugarlips. I'm a dress girl...especially in the summer time. I don't think there is anything cooler to wear than a flowy dress when it's hot outside. I'm especially fond of the one I'm wearing. I love the longer length and the sheer feather printed fabric. It's so romantic and dreamy, perfect for a summer date night. Wouldn't you say?

Dress: Floating Among the Feathers by Sugarlips // Shoes: BCBG Girls // Hat: NYC // Lips: Diva by MAC // 
Chin Dipped Earrings: Gifted // Cream+Rose Gold Watch: Tokyo Bay // 

A big thanks to Heather, my talented photographer friend, for the photos. She's great! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you around here soon.

Au Revoir!

Friday, May 17, 2013

a very late update

Well, I'm a little behind on the ol blog here. I got back from WA . . . how has it already been 2 weeks! My how time flies. My plan was to do a trip post with pictures and all the fun stuff I did with my family right after I got back. Well. . . obviously that didn't happen. Oh well, what difference does 2 weeks make anyhow.

Here's my trip . . . in photos. Enjoy!

 It was a beautiful day for flying.
I always have to grab clam chowder when I'm in Seattle. It's the best!

There's a sweet story that goes with this doll. My Mummu was given this doll when she was 5 years old. I've loved it ever since I was a little girl. She told me a long, long time ago that she would give her to me when she turned 100. I proceeded to ask her every visit afterwards if she was 100 yet? She would laugh and say, no, not yet! The doll is now 80 years old. Her name's Lulu and I'm honored to have her. I can't wait to pass her along to my grand-daughter one day. 

 Picnic with my sisters, niece, and nephews.
 Goofing around town with my baby sis and bro. They're pretty cute/cool/fun.
 Crepe Saturday. They were delish!
Jhobes treated me to a Thai lunch date. He's the sweet, kindest, most honorable, generous, servant of a brother. Husband material, if ya know what I mean. 
 A very belated birthday date with the beautiful Molls at our favorite spot, Casper Fry.
 Couer Coffee date.

 "Study Date" with Molls. We did manage to get a few things done. 
 My niece is adorable, and has mini vintage clogs.
 We celebrated her completing 100 lessons in her school reading book by a family outing to Froyo. 
My Dad is the best. He had just returned from a 2 week mission trip to the Ukraine, flew into MN, flew all the way to WA so he could see me 24 hours, and then got back on a plane to MN. It was so great to see him!
 The beautiful Spokane Falls is perfect in the spring. I had forgotten.

The girls, back from their trip.

 Dad with his 4 youngest girls. I love them all to pieces.
 Shoe love much?
 Classic Ukki. 90 years old and still the hardest working man I know. Cute too!
 My last coffee date with this girl for at least 8 months. She's getting ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. I'm gonna miss her laugh and joy in the mean time. 
My home, for 15 years of my life. 
 Sisters. There is really nothing better.

I'll be back soon, I promise. Happy Friday to you!