Category: Wedding

it’s been a minute…

Where have we been? For the last year or so, I took a slight break from blogging with many new and exciting changes in the Murphy house.  We were married last September on a beautiful fall day.

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Being married has been so great – love having such a wonderful husband and all the fun we have together! Last December we found out we were pregnant – more exciting news!


This past August (8/20/13 to be exact) we welcomed a beautiful little girl into our family, Ashley Rose. And then there were 4 in our little family – Nick, Jenny, Ashley and Amy dog!


So it isn’t a good excuse to not blog, but that is what we have been up to – with lots of DIY projects including a backyard deck and Ashley’s nursery in the mix.  I am back and hope to keep you all updated on what you missed and what is to come for the Murphy family.

So much can change in a year. What have you been up to? Any big changes in your life?


signed, sealed, delivered…

…I’m yours!

The time has come and I am so excited that we are sending out our wedding invitations! I recently mentioned that I love stripes and found ways to incorporate them into our wedding and our invitations were no exception. Here is a look at our wedding invitations that we designed and “DIY”ed together:

(Asking friends and family to help vote to choose the first song of the evening will make getting the RSVP’s back fun!)

Here are the invitations ready to be sent out to all of our family and friends! I am glad that this project is done and out the door and getting super excited for the big day.
Did you DIY your wedding invitations?

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What better way to keep track of all the things happening in our crazy life than to start blogging about it, right? Aside from our wedding which is close to two months away (wow, time flies!), we are doing a lot of things in our “new” home.

So who are “we”? My name is Jen and my fiance, Nick, and I have been together for ten years – we started dating in high school.

awkward prom photo:

and here we are now:

We moved into our first house together in March of 2011, and it has been quite an adventure.  We spend our weekends working on different DIY projects and hanging out with friends. During the week we try to enjoy our evenings after work trying out new recipes, taking our dog (Amy) for walks, and just being out and about in our city.

Hopefully you will find this blog a fun one, as we have gotten this far by being able to laugh at ourselves and the mishaps that our adventures can sometimes bring.

On the radar this weekend – painting and putting up trim in our bedroom! I finally convinced Nick that the beige walls in our house are ready to be updated. (BIG win for me!)