Monday, October 20

clicks of note: if you gave me a chance...

get your week off to a colorful start...
  • Ordinarily I don't feature Top 40 hits in this space, but "Rather Be" makes me smile every time I hear it - what a cheerful song and beat!  It reminds me of some of my favorite music from the 90's.  I'm linking up with My So-Called Chaos for Musical Mondays.




Thursday, October 16

my fall and winter bucket list

  • Donate summer clothes and streamline my cold-weather wardrobe
  • Go to one of my students' football games
  • Attend a wine and painting class at the local winery
  • Movies to see: Wish I Was Here, Lucy, The Hundred-Foot Journey, What If, If I Stay, About Alex, This Is Where I Leave You
  • Books to read: Dragonfly in Amber, Where She Went, City of Heavenly Fire
  • Go biking on the Greenway with Mr. Q
  • Try some new activities at GO Fest (they are going to have a SUP yoga class!)
  • Use my new YMCA membership
  • Make s'mores in the fire pit
  • Movies to see: The Good Lie, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Kingsman, The Best of Me
  • Books to read:  Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Atlantia, Yes Please
  • Learn to use my sewing machine
  • Have the art we've purchased framed and display it in our townhouse
  • Little home improvements: setting up the daybed frame in the guest room, installing a ceiling fan in the master bedroom
  • Participate in the Color Me Rad 5K with my coworkers
  • Movies to see: The Theory of Everything, Mockingjay Part 1
  • Books to read: The Bane Chronicles

What's on your to-do list for this fall and winter?  
What are you most looking forward to?

Linking Up With:

A Harvest of Blessing

Wednesday, October 15

Fall 2014 - Sangria and Gold

Now that we're solidly into fall, it's time to break out the bold, rich colors that remind us of comfort and luxury.  I'm really digging the combination of sangria and gold at the moment - so classic and sophisticated.

Fall 2014 - Sangria & Gold

1. Old Navy satin boho blouse  2. Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in "Soft Raspberry"  3. LOFT floral scarf  4. Old Navy pixie pants 
5. Zoya nail polish in "Aubrey" 6. Fossil "Preston" colorblock purse  7. Albeit lipstickin "Bordeaux" from Anthropologie  8. "Elsa" scalloped ballet flats from Payless

Which of these bold, classy pieces is your favorite?

Monday, October 13

clicks of note: who knows what we'll find...

get your week off to a colorful start...

  • Jason Mraz will always be one of my favorites.  Right now I'm loving "A World With You" from his new album Yes.  I'm linking up with My So-Called Chaos for Musical Mondays.





Sunday, October 12

the final sunday social: on blogging.

Today is Neely and Ashley's last Sunday Social, so I couldn't resist putting my own spin on their questions.  I can't wait to see what kind of link-up they come up with next!

Social Sunday

1. How did you come up with your blog name?
It got to the point where I wasn't a bride-to-be or a recent newlywed anymore, and I wanted a name that reflected the biggest thing I want women planning weddings to know - there is life after the wedding, and there's a lot more to celebrate.  Beyond the Aisle is about celebrating every day and learning to love life by adding as much color and style as possible.

2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I've been blogging in some form since I was in high school and I love how I can look back and see how my voice has changed as a writer.  I was very sarcastic when I was younger, and now I'm more serious and try to encourage my readers.

3. What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now can’t live without?
Instagram, for sure.  I remember seeing cool, retro-looking square photos on Bleubird's blog and I couldn't believe how easy it was to get the same look.

4. Facebook or Twitter? Why?
Facebook; most of my friends from high school and family members haven't gotten on the Twitter boat yet, and I love being able to see longer posts and photo albums.  Basically I use Facebook to stalk other people's babies.  In a non-creepy way.

5. If one celeb read your blog, who would you want it to be?
Zooey Deschanel.

6. What is something you want people to know about your blog?

When it looks like I'm slacking off on the blog, that's when I'm putting my heart into my family, my home, and my teaching.  I don't let myself feel guilty about not posting because if I'm not living my life I'm not going to have anything to post about!

sunday simplicity.