Monday, May 28, 2012

Little bits

There is just something about summer nights. I am sitting on my back porch under giant twinkling lights,  smelling the honeysuckle and watching Elton play. I only have two more weeks of this until I start summer school, but I can guarantee there is going to be a lot of homework done from this very spot.

Here's a little bit of what life has been like via instagram.

Hope everyone had a happy holiday.  Mine was spent planting peonies.  I am so unbelievably thankful for the men and women who serve our country and the huge sacrifices they have made. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Two years ago today I took my best friend's last name in front of our closest friends and family.  I am beyond thankful for that sweet guy I married.

Today he is in Tennessee gearing up for a big tour. Last week, after finals, I took a week off and we celebrated the last two years by planting flowers.  

This summer is going to be for greenhouses, summer school and changes.  I was recently offered an amazing opportunity for an internship at a local design firm.  I am excited to jump in and learn everything I can.

*On another note, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Joplin community today.  I am beyond amazed by the courage and love that has been shown.  These girls continue to inspire me with all the hard work and dedication they have for their community.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cork planter Diy

Over the past few months, Evan has been making changes to his band room/office.  I finally talked him into replacing his bachelor desk with a vintage one from Funtiques.  Now it's on to the rest of the room.  I noticed the other day that he needed some fun accessories for the desk, so I whipped up this office friendly cork planter!

All you need is cork drawer liner, a planter or vase, potting soil, rocks for draining, and a plant of your choice.

First, roll out the amount of cork liner you need to cover your planter.  I added a little bit extra just in case.  

After you have cut the amount you need then just remove the backing and slowly roll the planter onto the cork liner.  Repeat the above steps, you want to make it a little thicker so a push pin will go in. 

Remove excess material and then trim and tuck the remanding.

Now you are ready to plant!  Make sure and put rocks in the bottom of the planter which allows the water to drain.  

Fun and and easy! I like that it brings a little green into the room but also provides a fun way to display reminders or pictures.

Now if only I could talk him into painting the room! He mentioned something the other day about it, so fingers crossed!