Monday, October 17, 2011

Wow Weekend

Oh my goodness.

My house?  Feels like a home again.

My parents have sold their house and bought a new one down in Parrish, Florida.  Being that they're the kind that like new things in their new home, my brother and I are the recipients of lots of "new to us" things.  I now have leather couches and a coffee table and two end tables in my front room, a new kitchen table and chairs, a new end table for my living room, a GINORMOUS TV for my living room, two new beds (a full for the guest room and  queen for me), a dresser for the guest room, a bookcase for the guest room AND a headboard for me.  Among lots of other things.  WOW.  I'm nearly overwhelmed.  But it feels good.

Dustin moved out and took a little of my life with him.  And although material things don't equal happiness, a cozy home is good for me.  I have a nest again.  And maybe now I can learn to live again.  It feels amazing and good.

And on Sunday Ang and I did something super fun.  After getting our hair and makeup done by my friend Steph (owner of Tailored Memories... if you're getting hitched in the Twin Cities you NEED to check her out) we headed out to Minneapolis for a boudoir shoot with Britt of Render Photography.

 A pic of me post photo shoot


The shoot was so fun and although I was a bit nervous leading up to it I pretty much lost all those nerves once we started.  Hell, Ang and I both had no problem flouncing around in lingerie.

We've got a few weeks to wait until the pics are ready and I promise I'll be sharing a few here!

Till then, have a wonderful week all!

P.S. The winner of the Le Mode Accessories giveaway is Miss Fame!  Miss Fame, please email me to claim your prize.  Thanks to everyone that entered!

26 wonderful thoughts:

Cafe Fashionista

Yayay for ew furniture - I bet your place is looking phenom, Krysten!

I cannot wait to see your pictures - they sound gorg! :)

Elle Sees

I hope you are doing ok. And congrats on the new furniture!

Audrey Allure

Love your hair - the photos probably came out lovely! Yay for new furniture :)

Ang

super fun times! I can't wait to see your pics! I was watching you (obviously) and I know some of them are going to turn out amazing!

The Favour Shoppe

So glad you had a great weekend!! Can't wait to see the photos! That's something on my bucket list!

Kristi

Your hair and makeup are so cute!!! Can't wait to see the fancy photos :)

Erika

Oh my gosh I thot you weren't blogging lately but you changed your url & it wasn't updating on my blog scroll. Phoey! I need to catch up now like the stalker I am!
XO

Erika

Okay I'm back...loving your positive attitude I need to work on that. And you look great! Score on all the hand downs!

Connie

Can't wait to see the pictures:)

missy.

you look gorgeous darling! love the hair and makeup. and new stuff for your house?! that is so awesome. i love that feeling of having your house all put together. can't wait to move back out and have my apartment all done up the way i like it. love your face. xoxo

christa

I'm so glad to hear you had a good weekend!

I think homey-homes are important for our over-all moods. Making it feel "right" will make being home feel right. :)

Charlotte

I remember those days. Anything you need, you know I am here, ya? *HUGS*

Also, you look beautiful in this post-photo shoot pic, I can only imagine how well the professional ones came out! Can't wait to see :)

sarah - dodeline design

Some part of me thinks that would be so fun to do a boudoir shoot! What did you think? You look beautiful too!

Punctuation Mark

congrats on the home improvements... you hair looks super cute in the photo!

Stephany

Ooh, I can't wait to see the shots! I'm happy to hear you weren't nervous during the shoot. :)

All the new furniture sounds amazing! I think a blogger sleepover needs to happen? Yes? :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

so happy to read about all the good stuff!! You know, I was actually thinking about your boudoir shoot, as in when it would happen :) What a coincidence!! Yay for a great weekend!

Claire

wow good old mum and dad :) cant wait to see the pics!

Shea

You're looking gorgeous! And yay for "new to you" home goods--I love getting new (or new to me) goodies for my home!

Meghan

YAY! I am so happy for you! This is just the beginning for you, Krysten!

Deidre

Yay! I can't wait to see some of the shots...Does that sound creepy?

KimBerly

I love your hair. It's so cute!!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia

I would be so psyched if I received all that furniture. You look gorgeous in the picture K, and I can't wait to see the ones from your shoot. You are so incredibly brave, congratulations to you!

Erin {pughs' news}

Sounds like this was just exactly what you needed!

Dirt On The Rocks

you do what you have to do :) it seems like you're having a fantastic time just getting back on your two feet and just living life. i love reading about women like you who are strong to just bounce back and live their lives.

i bet the photoshoot was extremely fun! :D i cant wait to see the pictures. you look gorgeous

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine

I'm sure the pics will be awesome. :) Sounds like a lot of fun girl. :)

New Life in Spain

This sounds just wonderful!
To me too, a home has always been more than just 4 walls (so right now in this new life of mine I am trying to learn to put that aside and rather let the beauty of the city color my walls..) but reading your post reminds me that what I really love, is a cosy homey home!

And wow for the photoshoot ! :)