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Menu “Monday”

7 Feb

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend!  Birthday celebrations were plentiful, and I feel so lucky that my family and friends shared in the fun.  Thank you!

We ate at two fabulous restaurants this weekend.  For lunch, we ate at Bone Garden Cantina.  It is some seriously amazing Mexican food, and it’s a really fun atmosphere.  Between all of us, we ordered a variety of dishes, and they were all delicious.  If you go, you must get the hot chocolate and churros for dessert.  So. Good.

For dinner, we ate at Le Petite Maison Bistro.  It was fabulous as well.  David went out on a limb (and, for those of you that know us, you know we don’t go out on limbs when it comes to food…) and ordered FROG LEGS.  He loved them.  I had a nibble, and they were delicious, but I just couldn’t quite get over the fact that I was eating Kermit.  I had shrimp and scallop linguine, and it was wonderful.  We definitely recommend both spots!

And now…for dinner this week…

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

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A print addiction…

25 Jan

We had lots and lots of personal photographs to choose from for our gallery walls.  So, I went straight for the fun part…art!

Our incredibly amazing and talented friend, Natalie, painted us a fabulous wedding map that we turned into our guest book.  Beautiful and meaningful?  Definitely going on our very first gallery wall!

[Natty Michelle]

Next, I began to scour Pinterest and Etsy to find prints that I loved to include on our gallery wall.  The decision was a hard one, and I’ve ended up with way too many…which means that another gallery wall is obviously on the horizon!  Here are a few of the prints I’ve purchased over the past few months.

[The Wheat Field]

[The Wheat Field]

[n2design]

{our most favorite wedding memory is this song at our reception!}

[eighteen25]

[Asja Boros]

Do you have any artists to recommend?

Making our apartment a home…

25 Jan

In our last apartment, we chose to paint the walls.  For the year we lived there, I adored those red and grey walls.  The day we moved out, I realized I hated nothing more.  I swear my mom and I put 20 coats of paint on between those two walls.  And would you believe the red covered right up.  It was the grey that we couldn’t cover.  It just kept soaking up the paint.

…after that, I swore that I would NEVER paint another apartment.  And that I’d have to be talked into allowing holes in the walls for pictures.

I followed that rule for quite some time in our new place.

Then, along came Pinterest.

And Natalie, over at Natty Michelle, blogged about her amazing Vintage Gallery Wall.

And I realized that, whether we own it or not, we need to work to make wherever we’re living a home.  I want to love walking in to our home every day after work, and I want to love our space.

I still haven’t painted any walls, but I’ve put in quiiiite a few nail holes.  I’ve created two gallery walls in our apartment. One in the living area, and one in our dining area.

At first, I drew inspiration from symmetry.  I love clean, simple lines.

 [Emily A. Clark]

[Brooklyn Limestone]

Then, I began to realize that I was really digging a more ‘controlled chaos’ look.  I like the idea of a gallery wall filled with different types of media–family photos, art prints, etc.

[Blank Haus]

[Splendid Willow]

I feel like it is important that we’re surrounded by things that make us happy.  Maybe it’s a picture of a great memory, and it might be a print that just makes me smile.  After many hours of official research (on Pinterest, obviously), I set out to gather items and began creating our gallery wall.

A slight obsession

30 Dec

Y’all.

Pinterest.

It’s insane, right? I’m sure I can’t stay away for more than a day.  And, although it is filled with brilliant, beautiful ideas, it sometimes seems empty to me.

Like, when I’m done with a pinning session, I expect to see everything I just pinned magically appear in my house.

But, it just never does.

Apparently, you have to actually make or buy those things in order for them to appear.

In an effort to negate this empty feeling, we (me, my mom, and my sister) had a Pinterest party.  We picked a project and promised to complete it one afternoon together.

Mama made a beautiful pearl and twine bracelet (Mama-I need pictures of that!).

Amelia and I were in a Christmas decorating mood and started working on items with which to decorate and wrap.

And so enters one of the greatest inventions of mankind.

Why, hello, pom-pom maker!

Until Pinterest, I never knew that I wanted needed one of these babies.  Just think! You can make garland! flowers! monsters! wreaths! The possibilities are (not quite) literally endless!

Although the pom wreath was to-die-for cute, I quickly realized that pom making is a little time consuming.  And those wreaths had lots of poms.

So I decided to use a few to wrap gifts, and I just adore how it turned out! A few poms, some sweet gingham ribbon, and my Christmas gifts were set!

This little Pinterest party inspired me.  Since then, I’ve created some homemade gifts for coworkers, a fabulous Christmas wreath, and some great prints for our home.  I’ll be sharing those soon!