Beth and Bill's Casual milk glass wedding flowers
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

How to DIY Wedding Invites Outer Banks
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

OBX Car Magnet Save The Date Outer Banks Wedding
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

Pick your Must-Have Experiences for your Wedding Day
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

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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 4x4 version of the shelf, we'd have… Continue reading Simple Leaning Gallery

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Crafty, Decor

Sea Glass Decor

In keeping with our recent trip to the Outer Banks, I've decided to keep things beachy keen for the week.  Let's see how long I can keep this going! You may recall in my chronicles of my recent trip to England that I hit the jackpot in Pool - oodles and oodles of sea glass!… Continue reading Sea Glass Decor

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Our Story

11 Reasons Why We Love OBX

As you all know, Bill & I spent the end of June enjoying the sun, surf and sand in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  And it honestly is my happy place.  And after our recent fun, we thought we'd share with you why we love it so much. Let's start with some of the… Continue reading 11 Reasons Why We Love OBX

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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

Cooking my way through the book
Book Project Bonanza!, Our Story, Series

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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Decor, Our Apartments, Projects, Uncategorized

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, but I… Continue reading Putting Things on the Walls – Our Journey to Photo Ledges

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Crafty, Decor, Inexpensive Art, Our Story, Passport to Our National Parks, Projects, Series

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!