chalkboard art

Just a Little Wall Decor

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The walls in our house are still pretty bare. Before I painted all of the rooms I was sure to fill in the all of the nail holes that were left my the previous owners (who we love and adore, but they had more stuff to hang on the walls than we do). Anyway, I think I have been slightly nervous about putting a nail in the seems so permanent! However, I have officially placed a nail hole in our living room wall. It was about time, the empty walls were starting to depress me. What did I hang up? A chalkboard! We already have a chalkboard refrigerator, but you can never have too many chalkable items in your home! I have to thank my sister-in-law, Lacy, for this beauty! It really is the perfect addition to our home!

I absolutely love the rustic, wooden frame. Plus, it makes a great photography prop! I take it to almost all of my photo shoots, and that means I get to change the message frequently. After each shoot I come home and pick a quote (usually from Pinterest) to write and display! Right now it looks something like this. However, I am sure that will change soon, and I can't wait to add some other decor (including another chalkboard project) to my still pretty empty walls! 


366 Days

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dane and I have been married a full year (and 7 days)! Where on earth did the time go? It seems like yesterday I was waiting patiently to say "I do". The time has gone by quickly, and our first year of marriage was a very special one! So...of course I wanted to get him a very special gift! 

If you have ever tried to get Dane a gift you know it can be tricky. He really wanted money, but that didn't seem like a special one year anniversary gift to me! I had to get pretty creative. This was the criteria: 

It had to be something that he would love. 
It had to be paper (sticking with tradition for the first year). 
It had to satisfy my need to be sweet and romantic. 

I know...I looked at that list and thought it was going to be a big challenge. I started adding some numbers in my head, and then I realized something pretty cool! Some of the most important numbers in our relationship add up to exactly 100! 

17: We met on my 17th birthday (unless you count the time we were 8 at the county fair).

22: Dane's birthday is March 22nd.

24: We started dating on February 24th.

15: Dane proposed on April 15th.

15: We got married on October 15th. 

7: We have been friends for 7 years (that seems like a long time). 

I already had some pretty, blank cards. I gathered several that were colors that Dane would like. I needed 7 cards and 6 envelopes total. I wrote a different number on the front of each envelope. On 6 of the cards I wrote why each number was so special to us, and on the other card I wrote about how thankful I was to be married to him. I am not going to share exactly what I put on each card (trust me it would bore you and make this post very long). Once all of the cards were done I tucked them in their corresponding envelope with cash. If the envelope said 17 there was a card and $17 dollars inside. In other words, he got what he wanted, I got to be a cheesy romantic, and I met the paper requirements! Success!

iphone wallpaper

October is Here...and Halfway Gone

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wow...I can't believe the month is already halfway over! It has been a really busy month (obviously...I haven't written a blog post yet!), and it has gone by really quickly!

September was a great month! I made a wreath, celebrated my birthday with my amazing friends and family, and I spent a lot of time taking pictures for some pretty cool people! 

October has already been a month worth remembering. Dane and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary (I will share more about that soon)! I have also been adding some decor to the little place we call home...I will share that with you soon too! For now, Happy October! I hope you have a wonderful month! 

Here is an iPhone wallpaper.