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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

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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

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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

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DIY OBX Wedding Save the Dates

So, we picked OBX for our wedding destination – now we had to tell everyone about it! While we have several wonderful friends’ save-the-dates on our fridge with their smiling faces, we knew we didn’t want our faces on someone’s fridge.  But we did like the magnet trend as a handy reminder about our wedding.… Continue reading DIY OBX Wedding Save the Dates

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Planning An Outer Banks Wedding

If you haven’t noticed already, Bill & I are big fans of The Outer Banks (OBX for the cool kids) of North Carolina.  In fact, Bill will admit that it was HE who, while on an early date, mentioned how he thought OBX would be a great place to get married.  I nodded in agreement… Continue reading Planning An Outer Banks Wedding

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WE DID IT!

So we used to have fairly regular content here…. then the big move to Pittsburgh, and then we got engaged and then, besides the desk and office content we shared it’s been nothing but crickets ’round these parts.  While there was a TON of DIY put into our wedding, there just wasn’t time to share… Continue reading WE DID IT!

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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

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Yo, Dummy! Shoulda DIY’d it! – Home Dec Mag rip off ideas

So we magically got a copy of the march issue of ‘House Beautiful’ today and for once I decided to flip through it instead of sending it straight to recycling. Though there were a lot of pretty things, there were also a TON of things too easy to DIY rather than drop hundreds of dollars… Continue reading Yo, Dummy! Shoulda DIY’d it! – Home Dec Mag rip off ideas

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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

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Hey girl. October 2013 in Review

….Sooo.  How’s everybody doing?  September was an exciting month!  We upgraded our TV!  And do you know what happens when you get a big beautiful TV?   ….YOU WATCH IT.  ALL THE TIME.  The time I would be blogging?  Crafting?  Taking photos of that crafting?  Spent watching Breaking Bad instead. We started watching the Series on… Continue reading Hey girl. October 2013 in Review

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Hey girl. August 2013 in Review

Summer’s over! Nooooo! This past week was a zany one, with a big event at work and Bill back to classes, so what started off with a good week never actually ended.  We’re gonna have ourselves a bit of a refresh in September, and finish sharing a few things that we started…. But before we… Continue reading Hey girl. August 2013 in Review

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Hey girl. July 2013 in Review

Where did July go?!?  Time flies when you’re moving and job-searching!  But there was still enough time to get a few projects in. Obviously the main theme of the month was MOVING which was a much bigger endeavor than I anticipated, taking a lot of time and limiting the fun things we shared.  But there… Continue reading Hey girl. July 2013 in Review

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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

So, I teased about this project back in June.  At this point, we’re running out of July.  Let’s get this thing done and show you guys how awesome it came out! Yesterday I shared with you the process Bill & I took to assemble our Ikea inspired Coat Cubby.  Lots of pauses in between woodworking,… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby

In preparation for my move to Pittsburgh, I was slowly creating ways to maximize storage in the apartment, so that when I got here I’d have places for my things too.  One of the areas of the apartment that has (mostly) become mine is the hall closet. I’ll have pictures later as there are LOTS… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby