Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Whoa, it's been a while

Hey there, lovelies! I'm so sorry that it's been so long since I have done a blog entry on here. I've been waiting on my blog to just change to a dot com rather than the that it is now. Having some trouble with that, but oh well. I was surprised to see that our Christmas post was my most recent. My hubby and I recently got back from our trip to visit friends an family in Indiana as well, so things have been crazy. 

We had such a wonderful time while we were there. We got to see so many different people and just catch up since it had been 5 or 6 months since we were last home. We also got to celebrate Derek's 21st birthday, which was certainly interesting. haha. I still had to do work for my online college classes, but that's okay.  I guess that if I had been taking regular classes, we wouldn't have been able to take the two week trip that we did. Zoey got to spend time with other dogs, which she loooooved. She was even grumpy when we took her away to go home. That made me sad for her, that's for sure.

I've been working on some different DIY ideas for spring, since that's pretty much here. If anybody has any suggestions, feel free to let me know :D I'm always trying to find stuff to make, especially since we will hopefully be moving to a bigger home (on base too) this summer. I want to have a lot of things done before then (or at least already have supplies) so I don't have to spend a lot money or time working on getting everything situated. 

All in all, things are going very well. Zoey is a handful, but it's always entertaining. Derek's on night schedule for the next couple months, and I have my Spring Break next week. Hopefully it warms up so we can take Zo to the dog park and go fly our kites. :)

Love your face and such,


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays Everybody :)

Hey everyone!
I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the holiday season! It's been quite lovely here recently. Derek and I have been able to mostly relax and spend time together during these few days he has off from work. We didn't get to go back to Indiana, but it sounds like we would have been snowed in back home anyways.

We got to sleep in for a little bit yesterday, then had a big breakfast and exchanged gifts. Zoey pup got so many new toys that she can't figure out what to even do with all of them. I'll probably just keep them in rotation so that she doesn't ruin them all at once, since she started teething. 

Hopefully we will get to go home for a couple weeks in February, which I'm very excited about! I miss all of our friends and family so very much. So thanks for reading this bit of rambling. I apologize for not getting to do much for Christmas tutorials since it's been rather chaotic. I'm very glad that the semester is over and even more happy that I ended up doing better than I had originally expected. 

We should be working on some decent size projects soon, so I will keep you all in the loop! 

love your face and such,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hello Holidays!

Hey, so sorry that it's been terribly long since I've blogged. I've been swamped with the semester ending and finals coming up. I'm also bummed that I haven't gotten much time to make anything really. That will change over Christmas break, hopefully. 8 more days tops until that! So excited. 

So anyways, Zoey is doing really well. She's growing for sure, and loves to be an adorable, little brat. haha. We've been getting ready for Christmas mostly right now. I promised myself that I wouldn't start decorating until December, so on the 1st, all of the activities began. We decorated the tree and some other parts of the apartment, and it's starting to look pretty good. It's strange to be in our own place for holidays, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We need to experience stuff like that. Thankfully though, we will be able to visit Indiana some at the end of the month. :)
So excited for the holiday season though. We've already made chocolate chip cookies, gotten a gingerbread house kit, started getting gifts, etc. I'm also pretty excited about the military squadron Christmas party. That's in a couple weeks and should be interesting.

I'll try to put more holiday stuff up soon!

Love your face and such,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November already?

Happy November, guys!! I seriously can't believe that it's already this late in the year. Time is certainly flying. Can't believe that I've already been married over four months as well. That just seems super odd to me. Anyways, sorry it's been a little while, but I've just been so forgetful lately as well as busy with classes. I haven't had much of a chance to do anything crafty. I did have a pretty good Halloween though. My hubby and I dressed up as a magician and his assistant for a party we went to on Saturday, so that was pretty fun. It's always a great day when we get to see our friends. :)

Also, I definitely can't forget this. WE GOT A PUPPY!!! We've had her about a week, so that's been a lot of time and effort for that. She is absolutely adorable. Even when she gets herself in trouble, I can't stay mad at her. Her name is Zoey, and she is an Eskimo/ Toy Collie mix. She will be 3 months old on November 5th! :)

So yeah, I seriously can't get over how much I love her already. She is such a silly little girl. She already has me wrapped around her little 
finger..., er... paw. ♥ 
It's ridiculous.

Love your face and such,

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pumpkin Patch!

Yesterday we had a wonderful day with some of our friends. We went to a pumpkin farm and picked pumpkins out, went on a little wagon ride, and went through a corn maze. We got some groceries, then came home and grilled some steaks and made a ton of food! It was a really good day with everybody. We also decorated and carved our pumpkins last night. :) I love getting to spend time with everybody, since I do all sorts of class stuff during the week obviously.

It's so much fun to get in the Fall and Halloween spirit. :D

I think that everyone should carve pumpkins. It's such a fantastic tradition to have :)
What are some of the pumpkin ideas you have for this Halloween? Let me know! 

Love your face and such,

Friday, October 12, 2012

Autumn Wreath

Oh, I love fall so much. It's basically my favorite of all the seasons. The thought of hot chocolate, cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, pumpkins everywhere, and the wonderful weather just makes me smile. I can sit out on our balcony reading a book or magazine and not be too hot or cold. I also love autumn crafts. It's so much fun getting to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving, even if you see Christmas decorations at the store the entire time, which can be a pain. I recently made a cute, little wreath for our apartment door that I can use for the next month or two. :)

I used a really cheap wreath from the Target dollar section (love that place), a tiny piece of pre-cut fabric, two types of ribbon, and a cheap bouquet of flowers. Since I already had the hot glue gun obviously, this was around a $10 craft. Not too shabby :)

I glued one end of the cream ribbon to the wreath, then wrapped it around. I did the same thing to the orange afterward. Glued the flowers on and cut the bunting triangles (gluing them to a thin ribbon that I attached to the wreath. Put it on the hanger, and it's ready to go. It was such an easy craft! Turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself.

I'll be putting other autumn stuff on here throughout the month too!

Love your face and such,

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hey there. Sorry for the delay, just busy as ever. It's been just non-stop in this home. Derek's at more training right now for the Air Force, so just cleaning and such for me today. Haven't gotten a chance to do anything terribly crafty since I've been doing so much work for all of my online classes.... and I suppose Borderlands 2 for XBox 360 hasn't helped anything either haha. I've been messing around on Photoshop a lot recently to see if I can figure out any pictures to create and print for our room, as well as working on getting stuff started for my Advertising portfolio. Here's one design I did. It turned out pretty well for the most part. Maybe needs tweaked some more. I love vintage designs and of course, Rosie the Riveter as well.

I'm going to try to make a lot more designs too. We also planned to start some stuff for our headboard, but ran into some issues on the bed frame first, so we're getting that taken care of soon. Fingers crossed that we get that situated super quickly.  Hopefully I'll get to post stuff up here more often than every 2+ weeks. Goodness.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Dry Erase Board!

Well, we just got back this morning to our little apartment in New Jersey. It was quite an interesting drive for sure. I'm also fighting a cold, but I still managed to make a craft today. :) I got an old frame from  a garage sale back in my hometown during out visit home and loved it. It was still in decent condition, but a gold/bronze colored frame wasn't really what we were wanting. 

For this project, I used:

  • An old frame with glass
  • Spray paint
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Paper cutter

I painted the frame with a mint colored spray paint, making sure a tiny bit could show through.  (Make sure you don't paint too closely or it will run.) You can also take a wadded up newspaper to blot the paint for a vintage look. 

While that was drying, I cut the scrapbook paper to the correct size (my frame was for an 8x10 picture). You want to choose a lighter color so that you can easily see the marker on it. I  chose a nice tan so that it works for our bedroom. 

Once the frame is dry, you just put everything back together (including the glass) and test it out! The best thing about this is that you can keep repainting it or switching out the scrapbook paper design for it to work for anything. :)

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