Friday, June 8, 2012

The Garden of your Mind.

I can't help sharing.  I just love this!  It feels like a bit of my past got auto-tuned, remixed, and immortalized on YouTube.  I loved the Mister Rogers days...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

52 Reasons.

March has just been a great big, wonderful month!  I've been attempting to document each day with the #marchphotoaday challenge... which has been surprisingly harder to stay on top of than I thought!  I'm also way behind on getting wedding/honeymoon/life pictures online.  I suppose someday I'll get it together, but life is so full and beautiful and I'm just not too worried about those details.  :)  

In the meantime (and because I'm secretly proud of myself), I wanted to share a little project that was totally not my idea.  At all.  In fact, when I googled "52 Reasons," several pages of these little books popped up, ranging in all sorts of style and creativity.  I first found this idea on pinterest months ago, and tucked it away in my mental to-do list for Jack's birthday in March.

The project: create a "booklet" out of a deck of cards with all the reasons you love someone...  52 reasons.

I started with a word doc. of a handful of reasons I love my husband, then added to it until I reached 52.  I came up with all sorts of reasons, ranging from from his laugh, to the fact that we eyeroll at all the same things together, to his patience, to his love of the Lord.  

At that point, I went shopping for supplies: a deck of cards, kraft paper, adhesive, and book rings.  Simple enough!  

I hole punched each playing card, then measured the size of the "reason" cards and chopped them up with my paper trimmer.  I corner rounded the edges, then began writing.  Lots of examples I saw online used labels or were printed through photoshop, but I opted for the handwritten look.  Once they were finished, I stuck all the reasons to the deck of cards.  Due to the thickness of the kraft paper I purchased, it caused the booklet to have a sort of "bursting at the seams" look which I kind of dig.  :)  Finally, I clamped the cards together with some book rings.  And voila!  A cute little heartfelt book.  

And he loved it!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thank You Notes.

One weeknight last week, we decided it was time...  to order our wedding thank you notes.

I figured this would be a long, arduous project.  But...  this has not exactly been the case.  They arrived in our mailbox on Tuesday.  And already, we've written and mailed 102!  Ha.  I've written a bunch, but truth be told, Jack has been all over the thank you writing, for which I am very grateful.

Our new custom return address stamp (awesome wedding gift) has expedited the process a bit, but in general, postcards seem to be the way. to. go.  So fast and easy!  Just 30-something more to write and we're done...  What a nice surprise.  :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I need a simple project to infuse daily, consistent creativity into my life.  Enter: The March Photo a Day Challenge.  I've never done one of these before, so I think it's high time I give it a whirl.  :)  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

December 17.

In the midst of making wedding decisions a few months back, the topic of videography came up.  Should we have someone tape our wedding or is that something we could do without?  We went back and forth, but as the day grew closer, we decided it was important and asked a friend to videotape.

...SO glad we did.

We got the "highlight reel" back today and love it!  Our friend, Daniel, did a beautiful job of capturing little moments, details, laughs, and joy.  I'm so glad we have this tangible reminder of our wedding day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


A lot of major "life events" have taken place in the last 1.5 months!  So, um... We got married.  We went on our awesome honeymoon to Europe.  While in London, I had a birthday and turned 25 (eek!).  We came back.  We merged our bank accounts.  I changed my name.  And now, we're settling into our home and "married life."

And it... is... awesome.


Jack moved into the house back in 2009, but I still feel like I'm "moving in" and trying to find spaces and homes for things.  But... it's really fun.  I love having a space to call our own.  I love figuring out life together!

I'll share some wedding/honeymoon pics soon, but for now...  here's one of my fav's from Ireland!