March 31, 2013


We're celebrating the 10th monthiversary in our new house today! 10. Months. Can you believe it?! I sure can't! I know I'm shocked every month this date rolls around but it seriously still feels like we just moved in last week. Time really does fly when you're having fun!

If you're new here, a monthiversary is where I recap all of the projects I've done around our house in the past month. This month's projects included:

• Our DIY'd $18 giant frame

March 29, 2013

Front Patio Updates

Happy 300th post to me and happy Friday to you :)

Our foyer wasn't the only thing we fancified over the weekend! We also updated our front patio:

March 27, 2013

DIY Gold Leaf Wood Slice Coat Hangers

We added a little somethin', somethin' to our foyer over the weekend:

Can you guess what it is?

March 25, 2013

Framed Vintage Alaska Photos

Remember back in February when I got a set of 6 vintage Alaska photos as part of my (completely unofficial) Macklemore thrift shop challenge finds?

In case you've forgotten or you're new here, here's what they looked like before in their old thrift shop frames:

And here's what they look like now in their custom little black frames:

March 20, 2013

Back Patio Plans

Spring has sprung around these parts:

And we've been wanting to spend more and more time outside lately. The problem is we don't really have any proper patio furniture.

March 18, 2013

Google Reader Changes

If you don't want to subscribe via e-mail for fear of waking up to a stuffed inbox every morning, sign up for Feedly. It's a free service that allows you to import your Google Reader data into and check just like you would Reader!

Happy Monday!

Hopefully you're able to see my blog right now. I attempted to make the switch from Blogger to Wordpress over the weekend and it turned into a big ol' nightmare filled with lots of tears and heartache. I was able to switch back to Blogger late last night so it should look like nothing changed but if you see anything odd (assuming you're seeing this at all), please let me know!

Why did I attempt to switch? It all happened when Google announced that they'd be getting rid of Google Reader - we'll get to that in a second.

I was up late Saturday night and started thinking that if they were taking Reader away, maybe they'd take Blogger away too. I basically panicked and went into a complete tailspin. Within a matter of minutes, I had signed up for some hosting, installed Wordpress, bought a few themes for it, and then attempted to modify them into what I wanted my "new" blog to look like.

March 13, 2013

Gallery Wall Art Options

I had some down time at work the other day so I quickly sketched up a potential gallery wall I was thinking about adding to the big blue wall in our loft. You may have seen me Instagram the photo:

Would you believe I graduated with a BFA from a private art school? Yeah, I wouldn't either but I did haha

March 11, 2013

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty busy and I didn't get as much done as I had hoped to.

On Friday night, my boyfriend and some friends headed up to Tempe to see Watsky perform on the first night of his Cardboard Castles tour:

I'm not much of a concert person anymore (guess I'm getting old haha) so we sat in a lounge area in the back to watch the show. We could see everything and didn't have to deal with people bumping into us which was nice! We stayed after the show to meet Watsky before making the long and rainy trek back home.

March 6, 2013

Ceiling Fan Conundrum

IHeart Organizing included our $15 chunky wooden floating shelves in yesterday's Monthly Challenge post! Thank you Jen :)

Let's talk ceiling fans! It's not quite hot enough yet to where we really need a ceiling fan right now but those summer months are lurking right around the corner and we can't go another summer without fans.

Yes, they're ugly. Yes, most designers rip them out of rooms the first chance they get. I get it. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of being able to afford a $300+ electrical bill when the temps sky rocket to 100+ degrees every day for months on end. That being said, here's a few of the ceiling fans I've had my eye on:

Ceiling Fan #1
Mondrian // Home Depot

[ Image via Home Depot ]

I like the look of the Mondrian fan but I wish the wood colored blades were a little darker. The description says that the blades are maple on one side and black on the other so I could always flip them to the black side instead.

March 4, 2013

Dining Room 2.0

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was jam-packed with projects I can't wait to share with you!

Today's project involves our dining room. I showed you a sneak peek of the changes last Friday:

And am back today to show you the rest of the room today:

March 1, 2013

DIY $18 Giant Frame

Happy Friday! Can you believe it's March already? I can't!

Anyway, as promised, I'm back with another DIY project for you! Did anyone figure out what yesterday's "defiant aim" hint was about? If not, I was alluding to the giant frame I built for my crystal print :)

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