Entries from August 21st, 2013

4 years

rupert & sarah anniversaryrupert & sarah anniversaryFour years have flown by with this amazing man by my side. He is still my favorite part of every day. Happy Anniversary Rupe.

To see more of our wedding day you can check it out hereherehere, and here!

Images by Jess + Nate Studios

in my bag: anniversary date night

anniversary getaway - in my bag // smitten studioLet me start off by saying I am a huge fan of traditions, old ones and especially starting new ones. Tomorrow is Rupert and my 4 year wedding anniversary and we started a few traditions of our own since we’ve been married. The first being that I wear a white dress, we find a pretty spot and recite our vows to each other. This is my favorite. We get married all over again every year, just the two of us.

The second tradition is that we take turns planning a little getaway to celebrate and it’s a surprise to the other every year. This year it is Rupert’s turn to plan, so I am in the dark of where we are headed but my bag is packed and I am so ready to go. I’ve got my date night outfit ready, a gorgeous card from Rifle, a bikini in case there’s a pool or beach, some slinky lingerie, and an overnight bag to throw it all in.

Do you guys have any fun anniversary traditions?

Shopping Guide: 1. Card by Rifle Paper // 2. Love swing dress from Asos // 3. Camden Bag from Madewell // 4. Floral bikini by Zimmerman // 5. Nude heels from Asos // 6. Beaded clutch by Moyna // 7. Lingerie by Lascivious // 8. Crystal crush bobbi by Ban.do

from the weekend: moving & shopping

8.19.13-weekendMoving day came a little too quick, we were just not quite ready. So, we packed and moved and packed and moved all weekend. Since there are a lot of things we want to do to the house before we move our stuff in, most everything we own got packed into the garage. It took all day to get everything moved over and into the new garage and then all day the next day to try and find the boxes that hold our everyday items. You know like underwear and shoes. By the end of the second day we both started getting a little slap happy and our brains started slipping. Rupert lost his wallet for a few hours until I found it in the city trash bin at the front of the house and I decided who needs shoes when you have a floral crown!

I did get a chance to ditch the boxes and head out for a little retail therapy. I found those lovely patio chairs for the new yard at HD Buttercup.

Happy Monday.

Images by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

DIY garment rack

diy garment rack - smitten studioWe have a serious shortage of closet space around here and in the new house it is going to be even less, so I made myself a garment rack that I wouldn’t be ashamed to have out on display. Now my favorite items won’t get lost in the wardrobe abyss. Here are the supplies needed if you want to try this out for yourself.

garment-rack-suppliesSupplies:

1: 1/2″ Steel conduit pipe. (if you buy it from a hardware store like Ace or Do it Best, they will cut them down to the size you’d like and also thread them for you)
2: Flat black spray paint
3. 2 floor flanges
4. 2 elbow joints
5. 24 wood screws
6. 4 casters (only 2 shown)
7. wood base (I used an old armoire drawer front but most any wood would work. Mine was approx. 42″ x 14″)

garment rack DIY // Smitten StudioThen all you need is to put it all together. I started with spray painting all the pipe & joints black. Then I screwed the casters into the base. Next up was screwing down the floor flanges to the top of the base, inserting the two pipes and the elbow joints, and finally the middle pipe. Ta-da!

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Glitter Guide Style at Home

glitter guide sarah sherman samuel Did you guys get a chance to see my Style at Home feature over on Glitter Guide yesterday? I was so happy when they asked me to participate because I knew that we were moving soon and I thought it would be a great way to say goodbye to the house. Of course I have taken photos of our home myself but have never had anyone else shoot it. I loved seeing it through someone else’s eyes (especially that of the talented Jessie Webster). I also shared a bit about my background, some more on A Sunny Afternoon and Smitten Studio, and how they all overlap.

smitten studio, a sunny afternoon // workspaceI also changed a few things in my studio since I last shared it… like painting it bright white. Head over to Glitter Guide to see the whole thing.

Top image by Jessie Webster
Bottom image by Sarah Sherman Samuel

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