Wednesday, May 16, 2012

a country wedding

A's brother got married this past weekend and we went down to georgia to celebrate them for the weekend. it was a small little country weekend and we had a wonderful time. the weather ended up being really beautiful (it rained up until 5 minutes before the outdoor ceremony....and then it stopped for the rest of the night). i think people would think that is incredible luck for your marriage.

some pictures to share...

there was YUMMY food served on collected, mis-matched china...

and pretty wildflower centerpieces...

with lights and bunting overhead...

hubby and wife were having a grand old time...

and we ended the night with sparklers to send the couple off...

it was an outdoorsy, country wedding that was oh so fun. this was definitely a good one to kick off this year full of weddings.

all photos from my instagram. follow me at {imswheat}.

Friday, May 4, 2012

pairing it down and organizing it up

this week over at young house love, they are doing a little organization series (which just sings to me...i love me some organizing). they spoke about pairing down the products that they use...which got me to thinking. "self - you are a product junkie and have a ton of crap you don't use." so one day earlier this week, i got to cleaning out the crap under our bathroom sink and pairing down the products that we use.
and i'm actually going to show you the before. i'm sorry for the mess...

so yeah....basically a disaster. that basket on the left was full of products that i sometimes use, sometimes don't. that basket on the right is full of medication (and goodness knows when was the last time i cleaned that out). so my mission was clear. not only did i need to get rid of stuff i don't use (and stop buying random products), i also needed to organize this so i could get to the stuff i do use more easily.

it took me all of 15 minutes to go through everything in here. my bathroom trash can was full of old junk.

as you can see, i got rid of a ton of crap and it is much more organized. now i can easily get to what i have and make sure to use it all up.

i felt inspired so i cleaned out my perfume samples (i have a bunch) and also cleared out a few drawers in our storage closet where we keep a few more bathroom products and junk.

i keep my make up and nail polish pretty organized anyway. i just went through to make sure any old products were tossed and organized the rest (in pretty little organizers i got from the container store last year).

i might have a few too many nail polishes. LOVE.

so that was my little organizational spree that i took on earlier this week. it felt good to clear out the old stuff and only keep what you use. my goal is to stop making random beauty product purchases and only buy the stuff that i know i will use.

spring cleaning and organizing at it's finest.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

warby parker

i have been wearing the same glasses for maybe the past 5 or 6 years. when i don't have my contacts in, i basically have to wear glasses because my nearsightedness causes me to be blind as a bat (unless i'm reading). although i love those little pink frames, i must say that in the past few months i have grown increasingly tired of them.

i had heard of warby parker a few times just from reading blogs and being on twitter. so i decided to give them a try. they are a great company that charges great prices and also donates a pair of glasses to someone in need whenever someone buys a pair. so i was on board.

wp has a home try on program where you can order 5 pairs and they ship them (FREE OF CHARGE) to your house. you get to keep them for 5 days and then send them back (again for FREE!). i actuallly did their home try on twice. i found a pair that i liked in the first set but then they released their spring line. so i had a few pairs that weren't around before to try on.

i immediately knew when i put these little tortoise shell glasses on that they were the ones for me. i loved them and ordered them soon after shipping my home try on order back.

i had a great experience with warby parker. they have great service, amazing prices and give back to charity. if any of y'all are in the market for new glasses, i would recommend them to anyone.

warby parker has no idea who i am or about this little ol' blog. i just wanted to share about this company because i was so pleased with their product and service. :)