Sunshine & Raindrops ~ A Beach Bridal Session, A Building Project, & One Very Busy Weekend

- I snagged a big blousey top for $4 at a thrift store with an adorable print and whipped it into a quick scarf. Some of the ends are a little ragged, but I thought it would be a great summer accessory.

- In April of last year Ryan and I started a 1000 piece puzzle. And a couple months later we found ourselves packing up all of our belongings to move to our little yellow house, so we boxed up the puzzle as best as we could while maintaining the segments we had managed to put together already. 10 months later, I finally dug the puzzle out of our very cluttered guest room and decided that we need to finish the stupid thing. And amazingly, we made a huge amount of progress in one evening. We still have a few hundred pieces to go, but the basic idea of the puzzle has finally taken shape. Now I know... 1000 piece puzzles of baked goods covered with sprinkles, gumdrops, and m&ms are not for the faint at heart. Also, puzzled that sit for 10 months collect a good bit of dust.

- Saturday I drove up to White Stone, VA to meet up with my lovely June bride for a bridal session at her parent's home, where the wedding is taking place as well. Wandering around their gorgeous backyard and beach got me so excited for the big day. And I wish I could share a peek of the gorgeous images we got during her session! But we'll have to keep those tucked away until the week after the wedding.

- While I was off driving through Virginia's Chesapeake Bay region, Ryan and his dad were busy moving our shed to a new foundation and building a beautiful deck off of our back door. We'll have to wait a few weeks to stain it, but we're so excited to have it finished right in time for Memorial Day. And we couldn't resist eating our Sunday lunch out there.

- We wanted to accomplish so much with this weekend that we forgot to take time to rest. We absolutely enjoyed everything that we did, but we packed the past few days so full of activities that we were barely home at all on Sunday. Fortunately, next weekend there is much less on the calendar and we'll try to keep it that way.

- Another new discovery was that the mall has very limited hours on Sunday. Now we know... Sunday is not the best day to have a few links removed from a watch if you have a lot of other things to do and limited time to hang around waiting for the stores to open.

- Sunday was also the preview party for the styled shoot I did in March. I'm very excited to see it published soon and finally be able to share all of it's beauty here on the blog!

- The Amazing Race finale was the perfect length of time to swap out my nail polish for Essie's Your Hut or Mine. I'm notorious for chipping, smudging, or otherwise destroying at least one nail whenever I paint my fingernails, so the only way I'll even attempt it is if I can sit very still in front of the TV for at least 45 minutes.