Category Archive for "Love"

Matteo: The soundtrack to our lives

March 15, 2012

I love watching Sean find a new, favorite band. It only takes a moment for his ears to perk up, and for his brain to start churning out ideas for the video edit he can put to the tune. He starts shyly tapping to the beat, maybe nodding his head, slowly sipping his beer, and before you know it he’s pulling me out to dance—a huge grin on his face. Pure joy. Lots of laughter. It’s one of my favorite ways to spend time with him, discovering new things, especially music. I’ve known this about Sean from very early in…

In my suitcase: Lolë, Mountain Khakis, KONY 2012 and more

March 14, 2012

Welcome to the world of living on the go! Today, I’m giving you a peek inside my suitcase… These are the staples that I can’t live without when I travel. 1. Lolë Katie Jacket: This piece is critical for me, being outside all day at Riding On Insulin and keeping myself warm! I love the element of style with the hood, and the slight shimmer the Lolë dots pattern gives the exterior. 2. Lolë Spin Top: This tee is a huge part of my day to day wear. It’s stretchy, and comfy, and I’m a major fan of nautical look….

Play date

March 5, 2012

I took Daisy and Dexter over to play with their friend Ava a few weeks ago, and I just feel the need to post these pictures. They are so full of happiness! May your Monday afternoon be filled with happiness too! Ava: Please play with me. Daisy: I’ll think about it. Dexter, sniffing the frisbee with Ava waiting patiently in the back. Ava is absolutely, 100 percent obsessed with the game of frisbee, so I have her rapt attention here in this photo. Dexter would rather go pee on things and mark his territory than chase an insignificant flying disc. Pure happiness!

Where has all the Weim Time gone?

February 9, 2012

I know its been a while, but don’t worry. The dogs are still lounging around in our lives. However, they’ve been telling me lately that they’ve been feeling extremely left out, not being featured on my blog as often. I told them to try a couple yoga poses and meditate on it… here, you can see the practice ended in half pigeon. Daisy’s still holding strong (with a nice grimace, I might add) and Dexter has called it quits for the day. Proof that yoga isn’t for everyone. Happy Thursday!

Why I’m Sweating Kelly Moore

February 4, 2012

First off, I don’t think I’ve used the verb, “to sweat” in this way since my college days in Delta Gamma (shout out to Nicole Tierney and Amy Shirk for coining that one in my book). Secondly, I don’t think I’ve lusted after a purse like this since my days as the style editor at BRAVA Magazine. Third: I WANT THIS BAG SO BAD IT HURTS (but I’m taking a cue from Sean and trying to be thrifty and blog about it instead of buying it impulsively). Meet “The Mimi“: Seems like a regular, cute purse, right? WRONG. This bag is a…

For Jesse: An ode to Sean Busby

Two years ago today, a 13-year-old boy named Jesse Alswager passed away from complications with type 1 diabetes. A few days afterward, as I watched the “pro snowboarder who called Jesse his little brother” give the eulogy at the funeral, at a time when I was mourning and confused as to why life could be cut so short for such an incredible kid, I believe Jesse brought me the gift I’d been waiting a lifetime for: That pro snowboarder, Sean Busby. In just two years, I have transformed my outlook on life and moved myself from Wisconsin to Utah, quitting…

Wedding Planning 101: Choosing colors

I decided it has been too long since I posted pictures from our wedding. AND, since I recently received all the photos on a disc compliments of Leah Aubrey Photography (LOVE), I couldn’t resist. Today’s topic: Picking the colors. When I chose—er, we (excuse me!) chose the colors orange, green and khaki for our wedding, it was a pretty quick process. Green was a color by default, because we knew the greenery around the garden would be just that: Green. The other two colors came as inspiration while perusing through The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook—one of the best books for gathering ideas….

On marriage…

January 20, 2012

Recent events have gotten me thinking about marriage. To start, my favorite blogger, Heather Armstrong, announced on her blog—dooce.com, a few days ago that she and her husband John are separated. It was a weird thing, reading about something so personal on a blog. I know Armstrong has blogged about many of her different milestones to the world (what has arguably led to her fame as one of the most influential bloggers, ever), but this was my first time reading a milestone as it happened… internet intimacy at its best. Or rather, at its worst. What struck me most is…

Gift for the Bride: Illustrate the Dress

I am fortunate to have a lot of incredibly talented people in my life. One such women is Jen Thompson—a fashion maven and extremely talented illustrator, with whom I sparked a friendship with during my time in Madison. Jen founded a unique business called Illustrate the Dress, that provides a special and extremely personal wedding gift for any bride. Jen fuses her talent (illustration) with her passion (fashion) and creates elegant illustrations of brides in their wedding gowns. Here’s mine: For $200, Jen will sketch a bride in her wedding dress using pencil, marker, and acrylic paint on 11×14″ Bristol paper. She doesn’t…

Giving the ol’ Kindle a workout… with Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games”

January 16, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve read a seriously thrilling book. To be quite honest, I haven’t found a really REALLY good one since—shhh, DON’T TELL… The Twilight Saga. GASP! I know—how could I read something so, childish? Whatever. I admit it: I love fantasy fiction trilogies, and I’m not afraid to type it out loud. I AM A FANTASTY JUNKIE. Lord of the Rings? Couldn’t get enough. Harry Potter? Omg. Even Star Wars Movies (I’m not die-hard enough to read the books) really get my blood pumping… And when it comes to my latest craze—Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games—it was mere…

The Romantic Comedy with a twist: “Love & Other Drugs”

Welcome to my world of not having cable TV. Yes, you read that correctly. Sean and I don’t currently have cable, and we don’t plan on subscribing anytime soon. Life without TV is amazing—I feel no sort of addiction to television, and I never find myself saying, “Oh, I can’t do that because my favorite show is on TV.” (This, of course, excludes my minor obsession with Glee that materializes when new seasons come out on DVD.) No offense to TV lovers; this works for us. And so does Netflix. Despite the bad rap Netflix has as of late due to hiked prices,…

Meet Jules, from Eater Provocateur

In honor of Halloween—the chance to masquerade as someone we’re not—I am posting about a fellow blogger I aspire to be sometimes. Meet Jules, the founder/author/literary genius behind Eater Provocateur—one of my favorite blogs. I have the privilege of working in the same community as Jules, and I initially signed up for her blog to support a fellow blogger; A subscription for a subscription, if you will. However, what I received—and continue to receive weekly—is so much more. Her posts are incredible insights into a a smart, passionate woman’s past, present and future. Jules’ style of writing is at once eloquent, rich, and captivating….

Michael and Carlyle’s Steamboat Soiree—a study in polished unconvention

You know what the key is to planning your wedding? Practice. Like anything, practice makes perfect. Lucky for Sean and I, we had a wedding to attend a week before our own. The couple chose a gorgeous setting—the Catamount Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Similar to our own situation, the rain held off for an hour while we witnessed the union of Michael (Sean’s best friend) and Carlyle (my new friend!). Not only did we get some great practice before our big day, but Michael and Carlyle had so many unconventional, creative details that made their wedding an…

Wedding Recap: The Ceremony Details

OK, OK! The moment you’ve all been waiting for! The photos from Leah Aubrey Photography have finally arrived, and I’ve compiled a set that capture the details of the ceremony. I’ll post more from other parts of the weekend, but I, personally, aim to drag out the infamy of this wedding as long as I possibly can. To look at photos is to relive the day, and I never want to stop reliving the best day of my life. Allow me to set the scene… The day began bright and early, and it was cloudy, to say the least. All…

Snapshots: Mollie & Sean

Snapshots: Mollie & Sean from Mollie Busby on Vimeo.

You can call me Mollie Busby!

I’m exhausted, my body is sore from 3+ hours of fist pumping to The Lucas Cates Band, and I’ve never been so thankful for the wonderful people Sean and I have been blessed to have in our lives. Thank you everyone who made this weekend so incredible. Scratch that: “Incredible” doesn’t even describe the love I felt this weekend… for the first time in a very long time, I am at a loss for words! While we’re en route to Utah, please enjoy these amazing teaser photos from Leah Aubrey Photography. I love you, Sean Busby! Stay tuned tomorrow for…

Hey everyone, come see how good I look

September 22, 2011

So I’m a little MIA this week, but for a good reason: I GET MARRIED IN TWO DAYS. Woa. Just wanted to let you all know I’m thinking about you and all the crazy wedding blog posts I have to write. In the meantime, I will leave you with some wedding wisdom: Contrary to popular belief, the unity candle doesn’t mystically appear at your wedding. Some people (ahem, me) just figured if we put the ritual in our program, the gods of “wedding” would drop down a candle (and a table to place it on) for our special day. To…

Wedding Planning 101: How do I love our photographer? Let me count the ways…

September 16, 2011

I’ve spent the past five months raving about the people involved in our “little wedding” we’re having next weekend. [OMG. Breathe.] Today I want to discuss what has been the most stressful “hiring” decision yet: choosing the photographer. As a somewhat professional blogger, I know the photos will be posted publicly (namely, here) and the bottom line: They must be EXQUISITE. When I discussed a potential photo budget with my parents, my dad was all, “HOW much do you want to spend?! You know you won’t ever look at those pictures again…” The tension was palpable; thankfully, that conversation happened…

Wedding Planning 101: Dessert, part cupcake… Amanda Cupcake.

As easy as it was to find our fabulous cake maker, finding someone who knows cupcakes was trial and error. Turns out a lot of people can make a standard cupcake. But you know me; there needs to be that WOW factor. Luckily, I stumbled upon Amanda Cupcake’s delicious, moist, delicacies at Cronie’s in Waupaca just in time to book a reservation for our wedding. (Side note: How many of you cringed when you read the word, “moist?”) The only way I can describe Amanda is PASSIONATE. If there is anyone who thinks they love cupcakes more than Amanda, they…

Wedding Planning 101: Lets talk dessert

September 13, 2011

Ah, my favorite course: Dessert. This is as important to me as the dress. Seriously! I’m the girl who made her own birthday cake this weekend because I am so particular about about cake. I’m what some people would call a “subconscious moaner.” I take a bite of cake and without even realizing what I’m doing, I moan to myself about how amazing the cake tastes. I’m all, “Mmm, yumm, oh this is gooooood.” Do you understand what I just wrote? I MOAN OUT LOUD ABOUT CAKE WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE AROUND. If that’s not the sign of a cake…