Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Current Obsessions

If you hadn't heard, I'm getting married!  So what?  Well, in my time of being engaged, I've come across some really cool websites and blogs.  It started with wedding sites like Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, Grey Likes Weddings, Amorology Weddings and The Knotty Bride to name a few.  I followed them on Instagram and they helped lead me to designers, paper companies, calligraphers and stationers like Sugar Paper, Twinkle and Toast, Design Love Fest, Tuktu Paper Co, Rifle Paper Co., I Heart Blogshop and so many more.  All of this creativity has really inspired me lately and I thought I'd share a few of my favorite findings...

1) 'BIG DAY' card, Sugar Paper
2) Back Me Up Mobile Charger - Ban.do
3) My new iPhone cover!!  Perfect for summer, and watercolor art will never go out of style in my eyes...  'Wisteria' iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S, Samsung Galaxy and iPad cases - Senay Studio

I should note that I've developed a fairly unhealthy obsession with wrapping paper.  There's something about it and I can't help myself.  Finding Spoonflower.com was the best and worst thing that could've happened to me!
4) GIFT WRAP!  Vegetable Garden - Spoonflower
5) GIFT WRAP!  Hanging Terranium - Spoonflower
6) GIFT WRAP!  Ketchup and Mustard - Spoonflower
7) GIFT WRAP!  Terraniums - Spoonflower
8) GIFT WRAP!  Marble - Minted
9) Super rad ROAD TRIP planning website - Roadtrippers.com
10) Prisma Wall Decor - Urban Outfitters
11) Giant Gem Speaker - Ban.do
12) Neon Pink Air Plant - Bird and Feather Co
13) My new addition to my bulletin board at work! A mini deer mount - Etsy, Small Game Hunter

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Decorating... Adventure Wall

We've called our comfy, one bedroom apartment "home" for seven months now and have only hung a mirror above the fireplace.  We have a beautiful canvas of a wall and we desperately needed some art/color/personality!  I can't come down too hard on our blank walls though, because neither one of us had any furniture when we moved in together, so we've spent our time and money furnishing our humble abode.  We had big plans for this wall in particular, but we just had to search for exactly what we wanted.

This particular wall is behind our dining room table.  We really wanted our wall art to be a reflection of us as a couple, so we decided to showcase some pictures we've taken from our road trips together.  The frames were purchased from IKEA ($19.99 each), 12x12 pictures printed at Costco ($2.99 each) and hung with care by US!  The total cost for this project was around $140.  Considering the quality and size of the frames and pictures, we think it's a steal!

We taped around the edges of each frame and used a ribbon to keep all three frames in line.

Levels are your best friend.  No one tells you how much work goes into making these perfectly even.  #symmetricalframeproblems

I swear I helped!!

Final product!!

Coming Soon: Check back in for our GALLERY WALL undertaking!