coffee cup

Enjoying a Little DIY

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I was really in the mood to do some DIY today. After looking through some of my boards on Pinterest, I decided that I would make a cute little coffee mug! I found this tutorial several months ago, and thought I could finally put it to good use! The supply list is short! A white coffee cup, Sharpie marker, and a little creativity...and an oven.

Once you have drawn your design onto the mug, you just place it in the oven at 350ยบ for 30 minutes. DONE! You have a one of a kind coffee cup!

There are a few things that I will do differently next time.

ONE: I would use a black Sharpie marker! I thought I had one at my house, but I only had bright colors and gold. I think the black would cover better.
TWO: I would get a different coffee cup. The dollar store only had two to choose from, but I would have liked one that was more square. This shape is not the easiest to write on.
THREE: I would keep the design simple. Swirls are kinda my thing, but I think clean lines would have looked better.

This project was really easy! AND...wouldn't this make a cute gift?! I am going to have to make some more (with revisions)!

For now I am going to enjoy the little a cup of hot tea, and an episode of Bones!


TWO Years

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Today is our anniversary! I don't know how it is possible that we have been married for TWO whole years, but it really has been a great two years! I can still remember anxiously waiting for him to pick me up for our first date...we were kids then! Now, over seven years later, here we are! It hasn't always been easy. There are times when we disagree, but at the end of each day we are thankful to have one another.

I am so lucky to have Dane. AND...I am certain that he is the only man who would put up with my crazy DIY ideas, my desire to cover everything we own in chalkboard paint, and my random dancing.

Two years down...forever to go! :)

 Photos by Kevin Zimarik Photography.


Home is Where the Art Is

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sometimes simple DIY projects are my favorite! They are require few supplies, can be done in a couple of hours, and can really be a great statement piece. A while back I found the perfect simple DIY project. I have really been wanting some state art, and I had all of the materials to make some!

After printing off the outline of Illinois, I cut it out and taped it over some watercolor paper. Then I just started painting! After I was done, I pulled off the stencil and splattered a little extra paint around the edges! I LOVE the way it turned out! AND...I have some other fun watercolor projects planned! Get excited!

October is Here

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Who is excited about October...I know I am! September was a month filled with fun! There were festivals, birthday parties, and lots of other celebrations! Dane and I got to spend lots of quality time with our family, and that always makes for a good month. AND I finally got to break out some scarves...that is a successful month in my book!

October is going to be a fun and BUSY month! We are working on planning a special baby shower...I can't wait to share all the details! Plus, we have birthdays parties, AND Dane and I are going to be celebrating our 2 year anniversary! Is that even possible?! I would also like to have some kind of Halloween party this year, but I say that every year...we will see!

Have a great October!