Our Wedding

Beth & Bill’s DIY Wedding

In our OBX Wedding Planning recap we noted we chose The Inn on Pamlico Sound for our wedding reception venue.  We chose The Inn because we wanted a beach wedding that still had traditional reception elements.  We especially wanted a true first dance and a seated dinner.  The Inn boasts a large covered pavilion, perfect for a dance floor.  As for… Continue reading Beth & Bill’s DIY Wedding

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

Our Wedding

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

Our Wedding

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

Decor · Inexpensive Art · Our Apartments · Projects

Simple Leaning Gallery

By now we’ve FINALLY showed you essentially all there is to our Lord Expedit bookshelf. But I wanted to highlight one last detail. I mentioned it on Tuesday with the ‘White Zone‘ at the top – the gallery section of the bookshelf. Now, if we had the smaller 4×4 version of the shelf, we’d have… Continue reading Simple Leaning Gallery

Decor · Projects

Cherry Pink Spring Mantle

So, normally, DC would be an absolute ZOO now, blanketed in tourist in town for the Cherry Blossoms.  Mother nature seems to have had other plans, and instead we’re under a winter weather advisory. Thanks for nothing, Phil. So since the cherry trees are NOT blossoming just yet, I turned to my local craft store… Continue reading Cherry Pink Spring Mantle

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Book Project Bananza Vol. 1!

It is no secret that we are big fans of Young House Love.  Afterall, it was their blog and encouragement that sparked the start of our own blog.  And I’m sure meeting them twice – first in Cincinnati then again in DC helps make the case.  But a big part of why we are fans… Continue reading Book Project Bananza Vol. 1!

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Putting Things on the Walls – Our Journey to Photo Ledges

Update:  We’ve been featured on Ikea Hackers!  Stroll on over to Jules’ blog to take a look!  And WELCOME fellow Hackers!   As I previously shared in this post, Bill had some interesting decorating ideas.  It was very ‘take from dorm, insert into apartment’ like.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud to be Irish too,… Continue reading Putting Things on the Walls – Our Journey to Photo Ledges

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Passport Shadowbox ~ Inexpensive Art – The Pinterest Challenge, Fall Edition!

It’s that time again for Bower Power & Young House Love’s Pinterest Challenge!  So I finally got off my butt and put together a sweet little piece of artwork that I’ve been meaning to do for MONTHS. As I discussed on Wednesday’s post, Bill and I have a bit of a passion for travel, especially… Continue reading Passport Shadowbox ~ Inexpensive Art – The Pinterest Challenge, Fall Edition!