Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Photo Wall Inspiration

I'm thinking about tackling number 27 (create a family photo wall) on my 28 Things list. I think I want an eclectic wall like the one above with a variety of frame sizes and colors. I also like the idea of adding some art in among the pictures. Thoughts?

(via Real Simple, Oct. 2008.)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Pictures

I recently put some new pictures up on my photo blog: a couple of sweet babies and a wedding from back in December. You can check them out here.

Comfort Food

I say, cold winter days call for warm rice pudding. It's been a favorite treat of mine lately so I thought I'd share the recipe I've been enjoying. I use this one, (minus the raisins and using light brown sugar instead of dark brown sugar the recipe calls for.) (Also, one time I tried to substitute 2% milk for the whole milk and it didn't work that well. Just an FYI.)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Photo Booth Valentine

Remember the photo booth I blogged about awhile back? I got the great idea from my friend Stephanie to use it to make a Valentine for Jared. I had actually handwritten several different sentiments on the white paper but it wasn't really readable when the pics were developed so I ended up scanning it into Photoshop and added the text/shapes that way. I hope you all have a Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Twilight Valentines

Just in time for Valentine's day! The perfect Valentine for the die hard Twilight fan in your life. Download them for free right here, compliments of Ambrosia Girl.

(I was fashionably late getting on the Twilight bandwagon so my nose is currently stuck smack dab in the middle of the second book, New Moon.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mini Valentines

I love the idea of mini Valentines so I instantly fell in love with this "little" idea I spotted on Inchmark (a blog definitely worth bookmarking if you haven't already)- Valentines made out of matchboxes. Clever indeed.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Today: 57
Tomorrow: 59
Wednesday: 62!!!
I know it's just a teaser but unseasonably warm temperatures make
for one happy chica. (Insert cartwheel followed by jazz hands HERE.)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thrift Store Revival: Men's Shirt

I'm telling you, this thrift store revival stuff is a little addicting. Here's my latest creation made from a men's t-shirt I bought for 90 cents. I have had a request for some step-by-step instruction. I have another shirt that is almost complete but the next one I do after that I will try my best to take pictures during the transformation process. I will also try to post coherent instructions so it sounds like I know what I'm talking about. If you do a thrift revival leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail. (I recently added an e-mail address to my sidebar: I would love to see your creations!

UPDATE: Many pinteresters have expressed interest in step by step instructions for this shirt. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures during the process and have no plans to recreate this project. Sorry! My best advice is to buy some 90 cents shirts and have fun experimenting! :)

28 Things

Inspired by the lists of Andrea at Hula Seventy, I've compiled a list of 28 things I aim to do before I turn 29. Mostly simple things, but things I might not think of or make the time to do unless they are written down. And here they are in no particular order.

1. Have a picnic
2. Go to a drive-in movie
3. Read a classic novel (Suggestions?)
4. Make a mobile
5. Volunteer
6. Reupholster the chair sitting in my garage
7. Buy a film camera and learn to use it
8. Make chocolate covered strawberries
9. Surprise Jared
10. Surprise myself
11. Learn the dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (in progress)
12. Grow my own herbs
13. Make a quilt (in progress)
14. Star gaze
15. Take a Photoshop class (in progress)
16. Host an outdoor dinner party
17. Start a collection
18. Visit a new city
19. Buy a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors
20. Attend a live music performance
21. Take back my spice cupboard
22. Ride in a convertible with the top down
23. Take my kids to Tuscora Park
24. Watch a classic movie (I'm open to suggestions here too)
25. Take pictures with Jared in a photobooth
26. Eat at a restaurant I've never been to
27. Create a family photo wall
28. Eat breakfast in bed

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Little Slice of Warmth on a Very Cold Day

Seeing this in my mailbox today was almost better than receiving a real bouquet of flowers.

(Thanks again Rachelle for the subscription!)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day

I woke this morning to the news that the groundhog saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. But in Ohio, that really means twelve more weeks of winter. Damn you Punxsatawney Phil. Damn you.