I am really pleased with how this new idea turned out. The stars hanging down kill me. Find it here in the shop!
I thought it might be fun to commemorate our first home in tiny replica form. It is the house we bought together, and our first home where we share the same last name, so I imagine it will always have a very special place in our hearts.
Along with being my best friend, my guy is also my tech support and carpenter. He recently crafted us some matching nightstands. I am really happy with how they turned out! We are still doing some rearranging of nightstand items, and finding the right spot for all the things, but boy do those nightstands look good.
We used this tutorial here. If you are thinking about trying it, we think the measurements of the wood are incorrect, and they used 1x8x8 pieces of wood, not 2x8x8. So keep that in mind when buying wood and nails. Other than that, they were pretty easy to put together!
Our weekends are the best. This one included yardwork, bread making, and lots of laughing.
We were sitting on the back porch, staining pieces of wood for a project. The mosquitoes were eating us alive. We were talking about everything and nothing, and about how lucky we are to have each other. Sometimes I think about how we will someday look back on our newlywed days, and it will be the little moments like that we will remember.
I like to imagine that my plants are happy to see me when I come home from work. Inside, they are like little puppies wagging their tails because I am, finally, home. We also have a silly puppy that does that, but I know the plants feel that way too. We are getting quite the collection of little green guys placed randomly throughout the house.
Our bathroom in the new house was not my favorite. It literally has almost no place to put anything. The mirror is way too high on the wall, and I can only see half my face in it. It kind of needs more work, but we decided to do what we can to make it better for the time being.
And now it is like our favorite room in the house! We hung a little wall shelf with some plants. We hung a mirror ON TOP of the mirror, so I can see my own face. We added another shelf for storage with some baskets. And then we hung hooks for our towels behind the door, and added a collection of hand towels to the rack instead. Its so much brighter and happier in there now!
Found today: Cool industrial looking lighting from onefortythree. I really like the look of the group of multicolored pendant bulbs.
We have really enjoyed having a backyard so far. It is such a nice refuge after a long day at the office. The fixing up comes in stages- first up were some pretty lights. We like to stare out and imagine what it will look like in a couple months. Next up- some flowers and a garden. It will be a fun summer project.
We spent a weekend painting the inside of our new house. The previous owner had crazy color walls. Like one wall in the living room was teal. The master bedroom was two shades of purple. They probably loved them, so naturally, it was the first thing we changed.
Painting is generally exhausting. All the arm movement just makes you feel sleepy. The first thing we did after we moved the furniture in was take a nap.