Friday, May 10, 2013

Special Dates Sign

In the last couple of weeks, our tiny apartment has seen quite a bit of reformation! Let me just say--hallelujah the paneling is gone!  But more to come on that later.

As a result of the changes and the Spring cleaning I tackled, I've felt inspired to finally decorate my living room incorporating colors and ideas that I've been thinking about for quite awhile now.  You've already seen the pillows I made for my couch.  I also bought some new curtains (pictures soon!).  However, there was the issue of this big blank wall behind our couch and what to put there!

For awhile now, I've been loving date signs such as these:

Now, I've already chosen what I want to hang on this big, blank wall--and I thought a sign like this would definitely compliment the look.  But let me show you what I've chosen:

Isn't this bronze/brown letter R sweet?  I loved it as soon as I saw it at Hobby Lobby.  Thanks to a 40% off coupon, I was able to get it for $4.99!

Secondly, I ordered a photo canvas to hang alongside the R.  Can I just say I'm in love with photo canvases and have dreamed of getting one for a long time? I had some walmart gift cards saved from Christmas time, holding out for the perfect thing to spend them on.  When we got our wedding photos, I priced canvases and found out I can get this 16x20 size for only $4 out of pocket (after giftcards).  Um, yes please! 

So anyways, back to the dates.  Don't you think it will look good hanging with the R and the Canvas above my couch? I thought so too.  

I played around on picmonkey (my new favorite site) and came up with this:

I'm so pleased with the design.  Although, I must say I had to print it three different times.  Ahem..first I got Devin's birthday and our engagement dates wrong.  The second time, I got our wedding date wrong.  Yeah...  But anyways, the third time's a charm, right?

To keep everything symmetrical, I wanted to fit this into a 5x7 frame.  I know its a little on the small side, but I didn't want it overpowering anything else.  Here's what it looks like after I popped it in the frame:

What do you think?  I'm picking up my canvas this afternoon so stay tuned for the finished look!
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tea, Honey, & The Beaver

Being sick is no fun! I woke up today with a scratchy throat, headache, and slight fever.  This noon I decided to call it quits at my office and came back home to work from my couch (don't be jealous).  These three items became my best friends for the remainder of the afternoon until I fell asleep and took an hour long nap...

Pretty lousy afternoon--except for Leave it to Beaver :)  Thankfully I'm feeling much better.  I suppose that means I should get up and do something now!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Top Ten Favorite Things About Spring

Let's be honest...

Spring is one of the best seasons out there! There is something so refreshing about all the greenness and new life after a long, cold winter.  Especially when you think about having the whole summer still stretching before you.  Love!

Here are my top 10 favorite things about Spring in no particular order:

1. Birds singing

2. Bright green baby leaves

3. Flowering trees--probably my all time favorite thing

4. Thunderstorms

5. Taking walks on warm evenings

6. Tulips

7. Open windows (before it gets too hot and the AC goes in!)

8. End of all things school

9. Sitting in the sun

10. Longer days

What are some of your favorite things about Spring?
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