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a fabulous find

with a fabulous price tag!  Oh how I love you Target! Say hello to my new clock for the office!  Isn't it a beauty?  I love the clean modern lines and the raised numbers.  And for $6.99 (on sale from $8.99) you really can't beat the style!  Yes, it's plastic but I am completely happy and content.  Sigh.  Now where to hang it...
That's all for now.  Oh, you can check out the clock online here.  xoxo

Office/Girl Cave Checklist

Finally, I feel like the office is really coming together and I want to share the progress with you!  Here is a list of what has been done and what is left to do.

BOOKCASE:  Hubby built me one inspired by IKEA.  Update:  Check out the finished project here.
DESK:  Hubby built me one inspired by World Market.  You can read about it here.
He still needs to make me a pull out drawer for my keyboardDESK CHAIR:Update:  Purchased from Staples on a ginormous sale!  Read about it here.
PRINTER STAND:  Purchased from IKEA.  You can read about it here.
FLOOR, DOOR AND CLOSET MOULDING:  You can read about it here BULLETIN BOARD PROJECT:  Update: check out the finished project here.
CANVAS WALL ART:  You can read about it here.
FLOOR RUG:  purchased from IKEA.  You can read about it here.
WORK DESK LAMP:  purchased from IKEA.  You can read about it here.
SOFA PILLOW:  Purchased from Pier 1.
This space has really become a relaxing place for me to study and with this blank canvas I have been ab…

last weekend's adventures!

This weekend we were planning on heading out of town to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary but hubby hurt his back at work this week so he is laying low on the couch.  Me, I'll be mowing the lawn, cleaning the house and doing laundry.  I should probably go grocery shopping but I feel really unmotivated.  I'll have to work on that.
So last weekend we had a great time shopping in Portland for some additional office materials and decor and then had the opportunity to witness our close friend graduate college!  We visited IKEA for the first time (amazing), checked out Crate and Barrel, and then had some good catch up time with my parents and grandmother.  It seemed like such a quick visit but I felt so rejuvenated by getting out of town.
I must say, it was a little painful to be sitting in the stands of our "enemy" (GO DUCKS) but we suffered through to watch our buddy close this chapter of his life.  This is the only time you'll see me support the beavs... Since w…

DIY Wooden Bridal Hanger

With so many wedding invitations spread out across our dining room table (we're looking at around 8 weddings this summer!!!) and our 3 year wedding anniversary come and gone, I am in the mood to share a little wedding DIY project.  No, I didn't do this for my wedding, but I should have!  Our photographer had some great photos of my dress and the hanger would have added a little romantic touch to it, oh well!  I found this idea first from this amazing wedding planner Rhianna from Hey Gorgeous Events in Michigan and then found it all over pinterest! This photo is from Rhianna's office which she affectionately calls her "girl cave."  I like the full wire hanger but didn't think that I could complete the project and have it look pretty.  Plus, the bar on the hanger I used broke so as not to waste a perfectly good hanger, I used it for a project! You will need: Wooden Hanger (preferably without the wooden dowel)Wire (I used 12 gauge aluminum floral wire from Michael&…

Our Anniversary

Three years ago today I married my best friend.  I became a Mrs to such a wonderful Mr.  What a blessing and gift he is to me and I am so thankful to share my life with this amazing man!  I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us next! viaLater I'll share with you how we celebrated and where we spent our anniversary!  Have a great day!If you want to learn about our wedding you can check out our wedding website here.  See our features from our amazing photographer here and here and additional wedding photos here.  Check out our engagement photos here.

Dry Erase Board Update

Hi ladies!  Just a quick update from around here!  Remember when I wrote about the DIY Dry Erase Board project I did months ago?  Well, I have gotten really bored with the grey and white chevron striped printout (and blurry at that) behind the glass.  So I did a quick switch-a-roo and voila, it looks so much better!
I just used some burlap fabric which I cut and placed inside the frame.
Now I think I just need a prettier frame! Oh, so much better!
Once I finish my bulletin board project using burlap, I'll make sure to post it up here!  Have a great night!xoxo

Purse Organization Part 1

Hello bloggers and blogettes!  Today I want to share how I organize all of my store reward/membership cards.  It seems like every store on the planet has their own membership card and offer discounts for using such a card.  So, inevitably I have accumulated a stack of them!  They originally resided in my wallet but after the wallet got so thick I couldn't close the zipper, I had to find another solution.  I tried to stuff them in a change purse, but once I got up to the register I had to fumble through the cards and it was so inefficient...and a little embarrassing.
After a quick search on pinterest, I found this idea from A Bowl Full of Lemons. Why didn't I think of that???  How easy!  All you need are your cards, hole punch and a 1" book ring. And of course they are alphabetized for even quicker access!  What do you think?  My cards are now placed in a side pocket in my purse so that I can grab and go super fast.  My next post I'll share with you what the inside of my …

Mornin' little miss sunshine!

Seriously, there is no way you can be in a bad mood with this song!  It is so fun and uplifting!  I have been playing this the last few mornings and just can't get it out of my head.  Makes you want to dance!  Just wanted to share this with you and I hope you have a great day!  You can check out the lyrics below.
Good Morning by Mandisa, featuring Toby Mac
Wave away my yesterday
Cause I'm leaving it behind me.
Hello sunshine, come what may.
I feel something new inside me.
I hear the birds singing
Now my alarm's ringing
Get up, get up, hey!

It's a good morning!
Wake up to a brand new day
This morning,
I'm stepping, stepping on my way
Good morning,
You give me strength,
You give me just what I need
And I can feel the hope that's rising in me.
It's a good morning

Slow down, breathe in,
Don't move ahead
I'm just living in this moment
I've got my arms raised, un-phased
Jump out of bed
Gotta get this party going
I went to bed dreaming,
You woke me up…