November 30, 2012


You guys, I have something big to tell you.


Are you sitting down?

I hope so because today we're celebrating the 6th monthiversary in our new house!!!

Can you believe it?! I can't! It feels like just yesterday we were hanging out in our newly drywalled space dreaming up plans for where our furniture was going to go. Time flies way too fast when you're having fun!

Anyway, if you're new here, a monthiversary is when I recap all of the projects I've done around our house in the past month. So without further ado, let's get this show on the road!

In the past 30 days, I've done the following:

6 Monthiversary! String Lights Weekend Recap Dining Room Art In Progress Master Bedroom Tour Dollar Store Dinnerware Lemmon & Pine I'm Thankful For Dry Erase Board Thanksgiving Tablescape DIY Pumpkin Place Card Holders DIY Wood Box Centerpiece Dining Room Rug Options

Hover over the project's photo to go to the original post :)

Since we're celebrating a mini milestone today, I thought I'd do something different!

In addition to the regular recap, I'm also including a round up of 6 of my favorite posts/projects -- one from each month :)

November 29, 2012

Dining Room Rug Options

We're quickly approaching our 6th monthiversary in our new house and while we've accomplished a lot in the time that we've been here, there's still so much we need to do - things I thought we'd have completed by now. I know it takes time to put a house together but sometimes it's hard to keep that in mind when your to do list is literally staring you in the face on a daily basis.

Anyway, one of those things that can easily be checked off our to do list is a rug for our dining room.

I'm 100% certain this purchase won't happen until after Christmas but it's fun to daydream right now!

Here's what I was initially thinking for the room/rug - cream chairs with a gray rug:

But then I bought gray chairs so a gray rug is now out. Why? I just think a gray rug with gray chairs would be too monochromatic.

November 26, 2012

DIY Wood Box Centerpiece

Thank you to Two Twenty One for including my centerpiece in her 'Entertain' features round up!

Today marks the second round of the Dare to DIY challenge I'm participating in!

This weeks theme was entertaining and our project instructions were to DIY something for your table.

I showed you my Thanksgiving tablescape last week:

And the centerpiece box is what I DIY'd for today's challenge!

November 22, 2012

Gobble, Gobble

"May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump, may your potatoes n’ gravy, have nary a lump, may your yams be delicious, may your pies be the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!"

Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 21, 2012

DIY Pumpkin Place Card Holder

Ready for the easiest DIY place card holder tutorial ever? Here we go!

I found these little glittered styrofoam pumpkins in the dollar bins at Michael's a couple of weekends ago. They came 2 to a pack and were $1.50, or 75¢ each:

November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Remember when I showed you some sneak peeks of my Thanksgiving tablescape last week? Well today I'm ready to show you the real deal!

Like I've said before, I don't usually decorate for Thanksgiving but I wanted to make the first Thanksgiving in our new house special. That being said, this was my first time creating a T-Day tablescape so go easy on me :)

November 19, 2012

I'm Thankful For Dry Erase Board

Thank you to Decor and the Dog for including my dry erase board in her 'Be Thankful' features round up!

I've never decorated for Thanksgiving before because I'm one of those people who can't wait to decorate for Christmas after taking down my Halloween decor. That being said, I wanted to make our first Thanksgiving in our new house feel special so to ensure that it does, I signed up to participate in the Dare to DIY series Chelsea, Kim, Michelle, and Rachel are hosting.

Our first projects instructions were to DIY a Thanksgiving project that reminds you to be grateful during the season. One of the things I'm most grateful for is my friends and family and in order to be reminded of them throughout the season, I created a modern day twist on a guest book that everyone can sign when they come over to fall into a tryptophan coma with us!

Meet my "I'm Thankful For..." dry erase board/modern guest book:

November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescape Sneak Peek

I briefly mentioned my Thanksgiving tablescape on Monday but I can't reveal it, or any of the projects I made for it, until next week since I'm participating in a Dare to DIY challenge which includes a few of the tablescape projects.

That being said, I thought I'd show you a few sneak peeks as we head into the weekend:

Sneak Peek #1:

Sneak Peek #2:

Sneak Peek #3:

I'm not sure if everything shown is going to end up being used but I like the direction I'm heading so far which is good considering Thanksgiving is only a week away!

Are you prepared for Thanksgiving? What does your table look like?

PS: Check back on Monday for two free Thanksgiving printables designed by yours truly! :)

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November 12, 2012

Lemmon & Pine

Happy Monday!

Over the weekend my boyfriend and I traveled 9,157 feet up to the top of Mt. Lemmon.

It's hard to describe how beautiful the mountain is but the views are breathtaking and it's fun to look out onto the city from the cliffs:

November 9, 2012

Dollar Store Dinnerware

That description may not conjure up the most beautiful plates and bowls but I'm here to prove you wrong!

Feast your eyes on these babies:

Not exactly what you'd expect to find at the dollar store, am I right?!

November 8, 2012

In-Progress Master Bedroom Tour

Our master bedroom (like the rest of our house) is no where near close to being considered "finished" but since it's a lot further along than some of the other rooms (AKA actually has some furniture in it), I thought I'd invite you in for an in-progress tour :)

I went on a bit of a spending spree before our move and bought our king-sized bed, our bench, and our two nightstands. Not the smartest idea I've ever had but at least our room is furnished, right? Heh...

November 6, 2012

November 5, 2012

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine went by too fast!

Friday night we lost power for an hour and a half due to some rodent damage at a substation. It was nothing compared to what the victims of Sandy have been going through but it still wasn't fun. We did get to catch up with our neighbors though so that was nice! Silver lining :)

On Saturday, I found a home for the two Nate Berkus items I got from his Target collection. I placed my rams head on our kitchen counter:

November 2, 2012

String Lights

Speaking of lights...

The night before we left for Phoenix, we hung two strands of string lights from our patio beams!

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