Decor · Our House · Uncategorized

A Bar for St Paddy’s

Sometimes a project aligns just perfectly. And sometimes you’re rushing to the finish line. So long as you meet that deadline though who cares? So here we are on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day having just finished our card-catalog bar. Or at least enough to use until we do some tweaking. My very first… Continue reading A Bar for St Paddy’s

Decor · Our Apartments

A Corgi Approved Couch & Our Apartment Tour

Before you get excited, NO, we have not adopted a Corgi.  YET.  And YES, we are those millennials who finally decided to buy a house to get a dog. BUT that doesn’t mean that we haven’t started to plan.  And while learning that Buying a couch sucks, we also learned that sometimes you get endorsements from… Continue reading A Corgi Approved Couch & Our Apartment Tour

Decor · Our Apartments · outdoor

Gasthaus Geraniums

Bill & I are nearing our 1st Anniversary as Mr & Mrs and that means we’re SO CLOSE to our European honeymoon (Anniversary-moon?) Adventure!  While we wanted to travel to Europe sooner, a destination wedding already required time off, so we opted to put the trip off until our Anniversary so we could take the… Continue reading Gasthaus Geraniums

Crafty · Decor · Our Wedding · Uncategorized

A Ribbon Shadowbox Frame

So you might recall we got married last summer.  It was kind of a big deal. 🙂  We were blessed to be able to hire fantastic photographers, husband and wife team Daniel and Kate Pullen.  And BOY do we have a lot of photos from our big day!  A favorite shot we’ve previously shared, making… Continue reading A Ribbon Shadowbox Frame

Crafty · Our Apartments

Make Couches from Lemonade

You ever get a silly idea that has no function but just makes you happy?  This is a story of one of those silly ideas. Remember that time we mentioned how buying a couch sucks?  That’s because we spent most of the summer weighing pros and cons (and sales) before FINALLY picking a couch.  … Continue reading Make Couches from Lemonade

Crafty · Decor · Our Apartments · Our Wedding

Enjoying our Wedding Welcome Sign

We recently shared our Wedding Welcome sign and I mentioned how the goal was to create a sign we could later use at our home. Well the plan was to use the cool marquee light arrow for the wedding.  But AFTER the wedding?  Add a little more lettering and seal the sign with spray-on laquer… Continue reading Enjoying our Wedding Welcome Sign

Crafty · Tutorials

Skip the Fuzz with this Blanket Scarf Hack

You ever do something and feel like it’s a total eureka moment? That’s what happened to me one morning while getting ready for work. Blanket Scarves are delightful and can look so glamorous and put together.  BUT they’re so fuzzy that they itch my face and get lint in my makeup – especially my lipstick.… Continue reading Skip the Fuzz with this Blanket Scarf Hack

Crafty · Our Wedding

A Ribbon Backdrop that’s Destination Wedding Approved

So You want to DIY Your Wedding.  But you’re also traveling to your wedding.  How do you craft things — especially BIG things — that won’t be destroyed when you hit the road for your big day?   You get modular and crafty, friends.   There’s a place at our reception site that BEGGED for… Continue reading A Ribbon Backdrop that’s Destination Wedding Approved

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

Buying a Couch Sucks

Why does it suck? Because you start out thinking this will be easy – I like sitting, I know how to sit, I should be able to find something I enjoy sitting on. WRONG. There’s so much more that you have to consider. Just hop into the Macy’s Furniture gallery and pop your bum on a few different options, and you’ll see what I mean…

Crafty · Decor · Our Wedding

DIY Wedding Welcome Sign IRL

We’ve already shared with you most of our wedding signs, like our awesome shenanigans bar sign, and our I Spy photo game.  Those signs were all designed in Photoshop then printed.  Only one sign was actually hand painted, and it served as the welcome sign for our guests. The thought process behind the sign was… Continue reading DIY Wedding Welcome Sign IRL

Decor · Our Wedding · Tutorials

DIY Floating Floral Monogram

Bill and I recently shared the initial rundown of our DIY Wedding Decor and detailed 2 of the four zones we embellished.  First, we shared the dining area, complete with thrift-ed milk glass.  Then we highlighted how we chose to decorate the dance floor.  We also noted that we invested a great deal of effort intwo… Continue reading DIY Floating Floral Monogram

Crafty · Our Wedding

Our Outer Banks Wedding Invitations

I am a graphic designer hobbyist, and as we shared with our Save The Dates, I was all about designing as much of our wedding as I could.  So of course our invites were going to be designed by yours truly!  There are a lot of angles you can approach your DIY Invites, and A… Continue reading Our Outer Banks Wedding Invitations

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Clean Compact Office Solution

So we’ve been building towards the big DESK REVEAL – but in reality, it’s so much more than just a desk, but a complete, clean-lined, compact office solution. A place where we can get down to business if we need, that provides the storage for-two requested but also avoids closing in the space.  We shared… Continue reading Clean Compact Office Solution

Decor · Our Apartments

Renter’s Wall Update with Cork

We’re DIY Lovers who live in a rented apartment.  So while we have a wonderful landlord who is generally very understanding and welcoming of many types of projects, we can’t do fun things like add a tile back-splash to the kitchen, install crown molding, or paint the walls something other than the same white paint… Continue reading Renter’s Wall Update with Cork

Decor · Our Apartments

How to Hide a Wireless Router

Hello Friends!  We’re working on the desk.  No, really, it’s almost there — and by almost there I mean I’ve almost put the whole post together.  At this point the desk has been LIVE and in action for a crazy-long time and I’m just a terrible blogger. BUT — while coming up with this wonderful… Continue reading How to Hide a Wireless Router