I made a wrapping paper station for writing letters and wrapping gifts in an afternoon with things we already had around the house. So easy and so functional! Organization never looked so cute.
Ok, enough people mentioned that they wanted to see some of the photo collage items up close, so here they are. First of all, how cute was my man as a little man? And now for the other open-mouthed shot. This time I’m the one catching flies: Here’s a close up of the vintage Richmond map (found across the country at a Portland flea market by a friend): And here’s that funny article about the insane popularity of weddings on 7/7/07 (sent to us a few days after our July 7th wedding by my dad): And last, but certainly not least, an amazing photo of my father as an angst-ridden teenager, taken in 1964:
Ok, first things first. Target rocked our world again, this time in the form of the cutest striped pillow for the new-ish third bedroom (remember, it used to be a dining room). So for $14 we snatched it right up. And look how much fun it’s having on the daybed: But now on to the reason we were at Target in the first place: to get white frames for that photo collage we mentioned a little while ago. We first found inspiration in a truly coincidental place. While glancing at the exact daybed we’d already purchased for the third bedroom in an old West Elm catalog, we noticed an adorable asymmetrical framed photo arrangement on
John and I went to a gigantic home and garden show at Richmond’s downtown convention center last night. And boy were we stimulated. The combined Home Show Richmond and The Maymont Flower & Garden Show was bursting with local and national companies showcasing a staggeringly wide range of wares. And while it was chock full of really fabulous things, like these amazing seltzer bottles… …it also had its fair share of “whoa” things, like this airbrushed bathtub: But somehow, whether we were playing Where’s Waldo among the iron garden ornaments (can you find John?)… … or checking out all things home & garden related (and a lot of things that were neither, actually) – we
That’s what we said when we first laid eyes on our house. Because it was more than just a little lacking in the curb appeal department. In fact, the front yard looked like this: But we looked beyond the jungle and screamed “we’ll take it!” All of our afters wouldn’t be half as dramatic if it weren’t for the horrifying befores. Which is why we’ve added tons of photos to our gallery page. So check out all the ridiculously dated before shots along with the much improved afters (and lots of never before seen “in-progres” shots). We’ve come a long way baby.
Well, we’ve been wooed once again. This time by two deep chocolate colored items that practically jumped into our cart. Where would we be without Target? The first thing to catch our eye was this adorable little round end table. We’d been passive-aggressively looking for a side table to accompany the chair that lives under our semi-new You & Me poster in the living room. And of course Target came to our rescue. The deep mahogany color makes it look far more expensive than the $41 price tag, and the classic shape ensures that we’ll never tire of this totally versatile table. And of course we couldn’t pass up this woven hamper for our newly
A while back we promised another post about wall art, so here it is. Being sentimental- and on a budget- we’ve had to get creative in the art department. So until we can afford that original Warhol piece we have our eye on (yeah right), we’ll stick to providing interesting art alternatives. For example, take this vintage map project that Sherry surprised me with this Christmas. She found this amazing map (from 1907!) on eBay for around ten dollars, picked up a white frame at Ikea, and then removed the glass and added some cork backing and pinned the map in place. Then she stuck more pins (actually called “map pins” from Office Depot) into
Inquiring minds wanted to know what I got for my lovely hubby in return for my fabulous four legged friend. Well, inquire no further. The answer is: a super fabulous jumbo sized electric griddle with a removable plate that can be popped in the dishwasher. You see, John is The Pancake King. Notice the capital letters because it is actually his title. He makes pancakes with chocolate chips, peanut butter, vanilla, banana, apples, honey, or anything else he can possibly find around the kitchen. And they’re magnificent. So about a year ago when we were putting together our wedding registry, we found the most amazingly fabulous griddle, and registered for it on the spot. The
This morning as John headed off to work he mentioned that he’d hidden “a little something” around the house and encouraged me to “go on a scavenger hunt.” As I embarked on a journey that I expected to include lots of looking under, over and between objects in every room, imagine my surprise and delight upon immediately finding this huge concrete greyhound statue waiting for me by my desk- complete with a big red bow. You see, my obsession with greyhound statues began eons ago when I spied a pair of white glossy, ceramic greyhound statues flanking a fireplace in Jonathan Adler’s book, My Prescription To Anti-Depressive Living. I then began seeing them everywhere, from
We started 2008 with a home improvement bang like no other. We were up at 8:20 am and on the road to Ikea by 9. What would motivate two sleep-deprived twenty-somethings to get up that early on our last day off? How about the thought of gaining not one, but two more bedroom closets?! That’s right, we finally decided that one tiny closet in the master bedroom (which forced John to keep all his clothes in the guest bedroom) was not enough. So on New Years Day we (fittingly) resolved to do something about it. Here’s the New Years Day play by play: 8:20 am- Up and at em’. 9:00 am- Hit the road for