Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Masking Tape + Fabric + Old Canvases...

... Equals 8 new panels for the bedroom. Super easy, had all the supplies on hand and they compliment the photo grid Im working on for the last wall in this room. Creative project # 2 done!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Painted Chevrons

   This weekend I finally hung my painted chevrons. I originally wanted to measure and tape out the whole thing but then only ended up taping the first row on each and free-handing the rest(ended up really liking the quirky uneven pattern!). I think I learned this is more my style anyways. I always drawn to really traditional shapes, patterns and styles but I like them with an unexpected arty twist. So creative project #1: DONE!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Recycling means cute accessories!

   After watching this tutorial and seeing this pinned to Pinterest I decided I should give it a try. I've been meaning to go through and weed out some of the well-worn pieces from my wardrobe and this was finally a good excuse to do so. This was super simple and super FAST! So creative project #1 done!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Wedding Book.

Its wedding season! I love weddings, I love watching my friends  and family celebrate, I love the pictures I get to take, and the unique details of each one. I also LOVE all the stationary that comes with weddings and it was one of my favorite parts of my own special day. 

   So I have been holding onto all the wedding invitations we've received and after going back to this book for some inspiration I decided to make a Wedding Book. This will be a small scrapbook that will house all the invites and photos in a simple format.
   I started with my Uncle & Aunt's wedding in San Diego from last November:

   I used the photo grids to get the most pictures per page and I (obviously) kept the decorative pieces pretty simple. I dont think the layouts will always be this simple but I like this start. Plus as a bonus its my 3rd of 26 layouts now done! Now to tackle the rest of that pile

Monday, July 16, 2012

Layouts & Hidden Spaces.

I've been working on layouts and crossing numbers of my list.

   Im determined to get a little "caught up"(if there is such a thing) with scrapping and printing photos. These were from 2005 so I think its time to shorten that gap! 

   I've noticed a reoccurring element that keeps popping up on my pages:


   Hidden spaces! I've had more pictures, journaling, memorabilia, etc. going into the pages and while I love holding on to those things I still like my layouts fairly clean so I've been using flaps and envelopes to corral such items. Im totally hooked

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

5 Recipes Down 21 To Go!

   Well the first 5 "new" recipes I've tried are:

    Devils on Horse Back.......
.............Parmesan Pinwheels        

   All of which we loved and all of which I plan to make again. It was fun looking for new recipes and I've tried looking in new places too. I picked up a few in my Cooking Light and Sunset magazines and of course my go-to: myrecipes.com. I have a feeling its not going to take long to get to my goal number 26!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Ive been working on the list!

Hoping to share finished projects soon!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I had a Birthday.

   This week I turned 26. It wasn't what I expected but maybe that made it even better. At the end of the night I started to think about what I'd like to do this next year and I started writing a list(I love a good list!) and I decided this list should be a part of this blog space. I've loved watching the short and long term goals on Elise's Blog, Ali's Blog, and Elsie's Blog; they always inspire me. So now I'm jumping in and blogging a few goals of my own:

Better get moving, I think its going to be a very busy year

Happy Independence Day!

   Hope all my blog-land peeps had a wonderful day! Q and I enjoyed a super relaxed day with great food, cocktails, and cheap flicks!