• Kitchen Design Plan

    by  • October 23, 2012


    I am crazy excited about our kitchen renovation inspired by my vintage recipe box – Translated into a design plan, it’s basically going to mean a neutral base with lots of vintage accents & pops of bright colors. There is much to be done to get us to that point, but I’m excited...

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    Vintage Recipe Box & Matching Cards

    by  • October 17, 2012


    Lots of exciting things are happening over here!…hence the lack of time for blog posts. We took a little break on our bathroom reno (which is almost done!!) to start on the kitchen! So we are living the dorm life these days with our table in the bedroom, our fridge in the living room,...

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    Tiling Our Shower

    by  • September 20, 2012


    I don’t think I need to explain why we replaced our shower tile – I’ll just let these “before” pictures do the talking – We happily ripped those gross old tiles right off the wall. Ready to see the horror movie set that we unveiled? Yikes. First of all, there was evidence of multiple...

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    Charcoal Gray Hallway

    by  • September 12, 2012


    Our hallway needed makeover, on a dime. Almost literally. Using lots of supplies I had on hand, this little face lift came in under $4! The walls got a fresh coat of dark charcoal gray paired with crisp white trim. The gray is leftover paint from our kitchen – which I’m actually completely repainting...

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    Frosting Some Windows

    by  • September 7, 2012


    Good news: We finished tiling our shower! Awhile ago actually. Bad news: Of course, we are having trouble with the plumbing for the fixtures. And I can’t show it to you until that’s finished. Good news: I have some other things I can show you in the mean time! For starters, the bathroom window....

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    1920’s Inspired Wedding Graphics

    by  • August 20, 2012


    A few months ago, I designed some wedding programs & some other paper goods for a friend from college. She liked the large tri-fold design with a decorative cut edge like the programs from my wedding, so we started there. Her wedding was a formal affair with a 1920’s feel, using royal blue and...

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    Painted Planter

    by  • August 14, 2012


    A few weeks ago, one of our neighbors threw away an old planter. It was just a little plastic one, and it was pretty dumpy looking, but you know I couldn’t resist a freebie, right? Besides, I hate seeing things get thrown into a landfill when there’s still some life left in them. Snatched...

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    Upcycled Pillows

    by  • August 9, 2012


    Our living room, like our entire house, is still very much a work in progress! We started off with hardly any furniture or house stuff & we’re slowly accumulating the pieces to make our house a home. Shortly after I moved in last summer, we removed the wallpaper & painted it a light aqua...

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    Wedding Details, Pt. 2

    by  • July 26, 2012


    In honor of our first anniversary this past Sunday, I’m showing some of the details from our wedding. Don’t worry, this is my final wedding post, & this one is filled with all of the decorative goodness! Almost all of our wedding elements were DIY projects, which is the reason for a few meltdowns...

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    Wedding Details, Pt. 1

    by  • July 24, 2012


    This past Sunday was our first anniversary! We decided a few weeks ago that Jaida was going to be our anniversary gift to each other (and we love that decision!). We kept the celebrating low key & capped our first year of marriage by going out to a restaurant on the lake, feasting on...

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