Archive for April, 2012

DIY Quote Canvas

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Before I get started I just wanted to let you all know Sarah is posting over at Lil Luna today, be sure to go check her out!


 When I was a newlywed I saw a lovely homemade sign in a store that I fell totally in love with,

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I thought the sign would be fantastic in the empty space above our bed, but unfortunately it was over $300. There was no way I was coming home with that baby, no matter how cute the sentiment.

Since then I have seen the sign a lot and now think it’s over the top cheesy, and am glad I didn’t spend a fortune on it. However, May will mark our anniversary so I decided a little ‘cheese’ in our home for one month would be acceptable. I decided to make a canvas with the quote to display with one of our engagement photos.

I simply bought canvases from Michaels as well as an alphabet stencil kit like this one. I stenciled out the words in pencil and filled in the letters with horizontal lines using a fine marker. Perfection? No! Simple, inexpensive and a fun little project? Yes!

I kind of like having a little quote to read as I’m coming down the stairs reminding me of the love of my life (how cheesy am I?). I might even keep up my handiwork and make different quote canvases when this one needs to come down.

Pinterest Inspired Outift at Old Navy

Friday, April 27th, 2012

This week, my favorite ‘pin‘ is this pretty picture,

A summery, sophisticated beauty, right?

White, navy and camel is one of my absolute favorite color palates. The white jeans and nautical stripes make it season appropriate which could easily be transformed for cooler months with different trousers or shoes…love it!

Recently I’ve been loving Old Navy. Sure, I know when I buy something there it won’t last for years, but seasonal items and accessories have been awesome lately. Also, there is always a sale making it a budget friendly stop for me.

Sure enough, I found a few perfect pieces to achieve this pinterest look:

Metal trim square glasses in brown $9.94
Boat-neck button shoulder tee $12.94

Crossbody saddle purse in natural $11.99
Cross-front sandal in Navy $19.94

Another reason to love Old Navy is Free shipping everyday with $50 purchase, as well as easy returns as most items are returnable in store. Enter ONSAVE20 to receive an additional 20% off through April 29th.

They are also having an amazeballs sale in store. 40% off most clearance items through the weekend. I got a pair of capris for $2 and a t-shirt for the hubs for $1.50. You HAVE TO go and see what you can find!

Office Depot: Stamp Set

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Finding the right stamps is essential for good reasults. In the past I’ve bought cheap sets from the dollar section at Target or my local craft store, but none have really held up longer than a use or two. Plus the letters always seem to be too thick and tend to bleed.

A couple of weeks ago I was in the Office Depot (with the Mr, and I didn’t want to be there) so I decided to see if they had anything decent in their clearance isle, and I’m happy to report I found a couple of great things. THIS stamp kit, down to $15, and these tags down to $1 for 100.

Stamping comes in go great for things you can’t run through the printer, but also to give everything a one of a kind look.

So, the morel of the story is to keep your beady eyes pealed for clearance items anywhere you go…little treasures can be found anywhere!

Anthropologie Wedding Gift: Monogramed Mugs

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Wedding season is upon us, and with that comes a responsibility to get the happy couple a fabulous gift to help celebrate their new lives together.

Last year we discovered the perfect gift that’s great for any couple, and with a price tag that can’t be beaten.

These Monogrammed Mugs from Anthropologie are just $6 each, and great for either the couple who has everything, or the one who as nothing.

His and Her mugs…too cute!

As a bonus, Anthro also has some of the best complimentary gift wrap around. With quality boxes and bags, you just need to add some twine and a card…and ta da you’re all done, now go eat some cake!

Hello Yellow in the Home

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

It has been insanely sunny outside these last few days, and now all of a sudden I want everything yellow. In high school yellow was my favorite color,  and this summer I am thinking we may have to re-visit my hue of choice in 1999.  So bright and cheery…

Here’s to a bright and cheery spring and summer :)