Holy moly!!! Where has the time gone?. Today we celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary!!! Some of our close family and friends know our story but for those of you who don’t here goes…We got set up on a blind date and I secretly have blonde hair!!! Dang it…the cats outta the bag. Yes that’s right. When we met I was just 19 and Eric was 24. After our first ‘real’ official date (not the blind date) I knew that this relationship would be different. It was like we had been dating for years and it had only been hours. I was so comfortable and felt so special with him. Awwwwwwwww!!! And to this day we both still debate on what movie we had seen that night. I say ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and he says ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’. Maybe I should check the book I made reflecting on our first year together. I saved EVERY movie ticket stub that year. I know…I know…I’m a sap.
We had a long engagment, bought our very first brand spankin’ new cars (scions), signed on my mom’s fixer-upper house and started designing our wedding after I graduated college in 2005. Phew!!! Now that we can look back on the big day there’s so many details we might do differently but at the time we were sooooo proud of ourselves for planning the entire experience. We spent countless late hours after work creating our invitations on a large work table at an old architecture firm. We constructed everything that had to do with paper or paint. It was fun, very rewarding yet very exhausting. I kept saying ‘we should have just eloped!‘. When we revisit our photographs from our wedding day we can’t help but giggle. Our style has changed sooooooo much and keeps evolving every minute…sometimes that’s good and sometimes it’s overwhelming. All we can say is that we absolutely can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us crazy kids…it’s gonna be AH-mazing!!! So we’re now kinda wondering what our 10 year anniversary pics will look like?.
So we have a little challenge for you all…where in Tucson did we first meet each other on our blind date? Oh come on you gotta know this! Leave your guess in the comment box below…good luck! Too late…Maggie (Eric’s mom) guessed correctly!!! We first met at an Ice Cats Hockey Game (University of Arizona team). YAY!!!
It’s our favorite time of year the 6th Annual Modern Phoenix Home Tour + Expo is this weekend April 10th & 11th. Eric and I always attend the home tour as we have never been disappointed in all it’s yummy mid-century modern architecture scrump-dilliicious-ness. But….drum roll please……this year we are hosting our very first booth at the expo!!! Purple Nickel style all the way….Ekkkkk….so EXCITED. And get this…we’re teaming up with the clever-nisity of DWR (design within reach) for superb stylin’ within our booth lounge. Think mid-century retro mod furniture + clean sleek fixtures mixed in with our hip fresh mod photography!!! Oh…and us too! So if you’re attending the expo or are in the Scottsdale area on Saturday from 11-5 please oh pretty please come by to see us and say ‘Hola Amigos’! It’s free (the expo part) so no excuses people. We will also be documenting our booth setup and hope to capture some video too so all our outta town peeps can drool. Just kiddin’…well sort of. And we’re gonna be rollin’ out complimentary modern headshots also known as ‘get faced‘ throughout the day. So come sign up!
When Eric and I first met Read & Amber of ‘greenray‘ tees we were BLOWN AWAY by their enthusiasm. They’re a husband + wife creative duo…just like us! So they know exactly how fabulous it is to work together as a partnership. And of course we wouldn’t have it any other way!!! Read + Amber are starting a brand NEW adventure together within the clothing industry. So exciting!!! Their AMAZING concept behind greenray‘s organic graphic tees is to help spread awareness about environmental issues through a bug named Ray…their ECO-friendly ‘praying mantis’. He’s way cool and gets to participate in so many RAD-ilicious activities…from biking to meditation to breakdancing!!! Their first line up which hits this spring consists of 13 designs made for men & women…some are for both! But you’ll just have to wait n’ see all their wicked creations once the site unveils….oh’ so very soon! Seriously you’re gonna LOVE IT!!!
Here’s just a little teaser of ‘breaker ray’ the version for women to hold ya over. Can you spot ‘ray’?.
And we can’t say this enough but thanks again Read & Amber for such a killer weekend of shooting. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of models/friends to hang out with during the journey!