July 16, 2012

Golden Retrievers

My obsession with golden retrievers started young! I was fortunate enough to experience the birth of a few litters of puppies because my parents bred retrievers at our home. Elsa and Stormy were the first couple that had puppies at our last home and we kept a little girl from Elsa's second litter named Mandy. My family in Illinois began breeding their goldens after seeing the pleasure we endured from caring for our puppies. From my aunt, we got our sweet and "special"Maximus. I say special because he is not the brightest but he sure is beautiful! Mandy and Max became a couple and had two litters before we "closed up shop" and stopped breeding. While we still have Mandy and Max in our lives, I look forward to the day that I have my own yard to run around in with my own adorable golden retriever!

July 15, 2012

Summer Home Dreaming

Here are a few photos I found on Element of Style blog that make me even more excited about the idea of having my own home eventually. The colorful, yet tasteful, touches are beautiful and just my style. Luckily, one of my friends and her boyfriend are renting their first home and we will be decorating their place soon!

But until that time comes that I'll have my own home to decorate and express my style... I'll see you at the pool!!!

July 10, 2012

Parissa and Grey's Wedding

The uniting of Parissa and Grey took place at the groom's family home, in a beautiful wooded area. The ceremony took place in the shaded driveway cove with their closest family and friends. The reception was held under a tent on the families tennis court, close to a running creek, that added to the beauty of the outdoor scene.