getting hitched & honeymooning — see you soon!

Oh, my Lovelies, the big day is upon us.  On Saturday I’ll be a Mrs., and then Mr. Lovely and I jet off to Tahiti for a week or so…

Oh, my Lovelies, the big day is upon us.  On Saturday I’ll be a Mrs., and then Mr. Lovely and I jet off to Tahiti for a week or so — a much, much needed break together to celebrate our lives ahead!  I sort of can’t believe it’s time.

Almost exactly a year ago, I started Lovely Indeed to chronicle our engagement and keep family back home apprised of our wedding doings.  Aside from serving those purposes, the blog has become much more; I’ve met so many lovely people, had bunches of adventures, and pushed myself to learn things I never thought I would all because of Lovely Indeed.  I’m so, so thankful for it all.

Lovely Indeed’s actual birthday is August 25, right in the middle of the first half of our honeymoon.  Talk about timing!  I’ll be taking a little break from blogging until we’re back from our honeymoon, but you better believe that we’re going to have a belated blog-birthday celebration to beat the band!  I’m talking wedding recaps, honeymoon photos, DIY extravaganzas, and (best of all) giveaways.  And not to mention — did I tell you that Mr. Lovely and I have added a second portion to our honeymoon?  After we return from Tahiti, we’re taking a week to drive down the California coast and spend some time in Coronado (after a stop at Disneyland).  I’ll be blogging during that portion of our travels, posting photos and adventures as we go!

So to keep you entertained while I’m gone, here’s a little recap of some of my favorite posts from the year.  Take a little trip down memory lane and wish me luck while I’m taking a little trip down the aisle.  See you soon, Lovelies!  xoxo

My first DIY to get picked up and linked by a blog that I love.

Celebrating Mr. Lovely.

My favorite winter DIY — I still wear mine.

Reminiscing about 2010.

My first (and still favorite) Friday Favorites.

Lovely Indeed’s most popular DIY ever.

My top fashion post.

The wedding DIY I’m most proud of.

Some lovely photography.

Can’t leave this out — one of my best days.

And always, this list and this list.

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coloring book: turquoise

Turquoise is another current favorite of mine — it is such a beautiful, punchy color, but still maintains the cool and calm feeling that blues have.  It makes you feel…

Turquoise is another current favorite of mine — it is such a beautiful, punchy color, but still maintains the cool and calm feeling that blues have.  It makes you feel like you’re looking out over an ocean at sunrise, or like diving headfirst into a crystal clear pool.  And on top of that, how can you say no to turquoise jewelry?  Too bold and lovely to pass up.  xoxo

NecklacesFire hydrantRoomYachtSkirtDoorNailsChairSwimsuitBowls.

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free printables on the sweetest occasion

It’s Back-to-School time!  And if you’re a parent of little ones, it’s okay to admit that you’re excited about it.  A few hours of peace while your adorable kiddos are…

It’s Back-to-School time!  And if you’re a parent of little ones, it’s okay to admit that you’re excited about it.  A few hours of peace while your adorable kiddos are off learning about the solar system?  Yes, please!  And to celebrate those few hours, I’ve whipped up a little something special for all of you hardworking parents out there.  Pop over to The Sweetest Occasion to check it out — I guarantee it’ll at least give you a giggle.  xoxo

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get busy

A little pick-me-up for your Monday morning, perhaps?  Let’s OWN this week, Lovelies!  (Oh, and I just happen to like the photo on the left.)  I’m getting married this week…

A little pick-me-up for your Monday morning, perhaps?  Let’s OWN this week, Lovelies!  (Oh, and I just happen to like the photo on the left.)  I’m getting married this week — shall we do this, or what?!  xoxo

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pretty little picture

Hey Lovelies! Starting today, we have a cool new feature on the Pretty Little Picture posts (which, I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been playing with a bit). At the end…

Hey Lovelies! Starting today, we have a cool new feature on the Pretty Little Picture posts (which, I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been playing with a bit). At the end of each post, there will be an extra link that you’ll be able to click on to go to the actual color palette I’ve created for the picture on Kuler! That way, if you love the colors so much you just have to use them somewhere, you’ll know their exact numbers (and be able to see them in their original state, with no texture or alterations). Enjoy, have have a colorful day. xoxo

Wedding Crowns Palette.
{Image via Style Me Pretty.}

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izze

The fine folks from IZZE Beverage Company contacted me recently to generously offer to send me some samples of their goodies!  Having only tried the clementine flavor, I gratefully accepted,…

The fine folks from IZZE Beverage Company contacted me recently to generously offer to send me some samples of their goodies!  Having only tried the clementine flavor, I gratefully accepted, and in a few days six delicious flavors showed up on my doorstep.  I always see IZZE and love the packaging (aren’t the bottles just lovely?), and so I was glad to get to taste and play around with some new flavors!  My faves were actually from the IZZE Esque line (lower calorie content) — Sparkling Watermelon and Sparkling Limon.

We even decided to make a little champagne cocktail with one of the other flavors!  Super simple:  two parts Sparkling Grapefruit, one part champagne or prosecco, the juice of half of a smashed nectarine, and cube the other half of the nectarine to put in the drink.  We dubbed it the Fizzy Fruit Smash.  Pour it over ice and be refreshed!

Thanks a million, IZZE!  xoxo