big news.

Guess what, Glitter Girls…

J IS ENGAGED!

I have been in an absolute state of bliss since Monday night when Jay proposed. It was such an amazing, well-planned night and I have to share it with you all.

First, everything was a total surprise. I have no idea how everyone was able to keep such a big secret! I always knew we would get engaged, I just didn’t know when.

Jay text me Monday at noon asking if I wanted to go to the Atlanta Hawks game that night at 7:30. As season ticket holders, we go to these games often, so I didn’t think anything of it. I responded “We can do that. I love Hawks games!” Little did I know I was REALLY going to love this one.

I got home from work and started getting ready since we needed to leave early. Traffic is slightly unpredictable in Atlanta… I throw on jeans, a top and a pair of white chucks Jay gave me. I casually posted a pic of them on instagram not knowing what was about to happen…

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said chucks. so naive.

We arrive at Philips Arena around 7:00. 30 minutes before tip off, so I grab a slice of pizza and a plastic glass of their finest chardonnay. Not suspecting anything! This was our usual routine.

Let me tell you all. I’m obsessed with Kiss Cam at these games. Ob. Sessed. I always joked with Jay about wanting to be on and even the day of the proposal, I text him “How do we feel about kiss cam tonight?” His response: “Honestly? Not good. You?” Me: “-_-”

We’re sitting. Chatting. Watching the game. And at the end of the first quarter… KISS CAM. We’re watching, laughing, loving it. Next thing I know… WE’RE ON! I look to Jay for a kiss and he DROPS TO ONE KNEE. Pulls out the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen in my life, and asks me to marry him. I nod yes and begin sobbing.

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SHOCKED

Jay and I walk up to the main level to cheers and high fives. The entire stadium totally erupted. So surreal.

I regain my composure and Jay suggests we go up to Red (a restaurant in Philips Arena) and grab a drink. I of course am ITCHING to call friends and family. We walk in and I see some familiar faces… my parents, Jay’s dad & step-mom, my friends Maggie, Mary, Kati and ANNIE who was in town {from Chicago} over the weekend for her sweet nephews 1st birthday and extended her stay to be with us. I’m sobbing again. They watched everything happen and that means SO much to me. Jay pulled everything off so perfectly. So. Perfect. We laughed, we cried and of course, had celebratory champagne.

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m’girls! and guy!

HERE WE GO! Stay tuned for updates as we plan a WEDDING! X0

 

instagram diary.

4.7.14

j + j do hawktoberfest, romes is happy to see SPRING (as are we), fresh veggies for grilling, john caparulo’s stand up at the improv was hysterical, gorgeous tulips in j’s kitchen, spring statement necklace by L, ARM PARTY, jay and his niece, ellery, at the atlanta auto show, special delivery from nuts.com, teeing it up at reynolds landing, “joe cool” enjoying his starbucks treat, the oh-so-famous chicken biscuit from buttermilk kitchen, cheering on jay’s alma mater, Kenucky, as they play for their 9th national championship!

the hair diaries.

Y’all know we are in favor of any product or technique that reduces the number of times we have to wash our hair per week. Daily shampooing is BAD for your hair, not to mention a total time-suck. And we like to spend as few minutes getting ready as possible.

We have become experts at stretching our time between washes. Here, five days of hair styles, sans shampoo.

Day 1 – Smooth blow out

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Day 2 – Loose curls

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Day 3 – Waves

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Day 4 – Pony tail

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Day 5 – Up-do

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Share with us: How do you style your “dirty” hair?

PS CONGRATS to CAROLINE BROOKS on winning tickets to John Caparulo in Atlanta tomorrow night! Please write us at theglitterlifexo@gmail.com to claim your tickets!

dining room design.

The biggest news of our weekend: L (thanks to J’s eagle-eyed Facebook spotting) finally purchased the Eero Saarinen tulip table she has been dying for for YEARS. This tulip table produced by Knoll – usually upwards of $5,000 – was a gently-used STEAL at $825. We love that this mid-century design icon works with a variety of aesthetics and styles. L is pairing it with a knock-off Sputnik chandelier, fancy dinner and glassware, a classic federal sideboard (still on the wish list)…and a little chinoiserie.  Cause we love all of those things.

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sputnik-ish chandelier // eero saarinen table // chair // fancy dinnerwear // colorful art // classic hepplewhite sideboard // chinoiserie lamps like these or these // vintage 80s lucite candleholder