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. ūüôā  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

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

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

Crafty · Our Story

This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

HI! *echoesthroughouttheemptyness* It’s been a while.¬† But rather than give excuses, let’s just get to it then, shall we? Everyone’s family has traditions, especially around the holidays.¬† For my family, one of those traditions was the telling of the story of Meriweather the Elf. Ages ago, my mother had typed up the story and even… Continue reading This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

Crafty · Projects · Tutorials

DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

If you’ve ever purchased an apple device of any kind at the Apple store, you’re likely familiar with the joy of ‘unboxing’ — the simple act of getting to open your brand new device.¬† Apple takes care not only to design beautiful products, but even puts detail into their packaging too, making that first time… Continue reading DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

Crafty · Decor · Projects · Sewing

Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow

Once upon a time there was an ironing board cover that dreamed of being something more… something not so flat. Then one day it was taken off the shelf at its long, lonely home of Tuesday Morning and was taken to a new home (at a mere $4 clearance price!).¬† There at it’s new home,… Continue reading Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow

Crafty · Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

So, now that I have a dresser to stow my clothes, I get to actually fill it with my things!¬† But what about ontop?¬† For things like jewelry and accessories?¬† Previously, I used command hooks straight on my mirror.¬† Which looked like crap.¬† Then I found a pair of tea cup hooks. They’re great!¬† Shiny… Continue reading DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

Crafty · Decor · Inexpensive Art · Projects

Of all the Gin Joints in This Town… ~ Inexpensive Art

So we’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Now, go search Pinterest with that phrase.¬† I’ll wait. Somehow, adding vodka to that became the refrain.¬† I’m ok with that, I mean lemon drops are tasty.¬† But that’s not my favorite lemonade treat. While cruising online I came across this super… Continue reading Of all the Gin Joints in This Town… ~ Inexpensive Art

Crafty · Decor · Projects · Tutorials

Pottery Barn Box Revamp

Remember that time I found a Pottery Barn lacquered box at the Restore? That was February of this year.¬† A steal of a find but I wasn’t fond of the red and it was a little scuffed up. I had big plans.¬† There was frog tape and spray paint dancing in my head.¬† I even… Continue reading Pottery Barn Box Revamp

Crafty · Our Apartments · Projects

Desperation Drapes

First things first – this is NOT a glamorous post.¬† Neither the quality of the photos, nor the subject in the photos would count as anything near to pretty.¬† This is one of those reality check kinda posts. So it’s hot.¬† And though Pittsburgh isn’t as bad as DC, it is still unbearable when you… Continue reading Desperation Drapes