Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentines and a Navy wall

How was everyone's Valentine's day?  I donned my red and went to work not thinking too much about it on the account of my mister being in Dubai.  Just around lunchtime the prettiest bouquet with   ranunculus (my favorite) arrived.  He is good at taking hints. ha!

Somewhere between work and school I found time to paint one of our walls navy.  It is the wall that has the ac unit on it and I plan on hanging shelves to hide that baby. I love the dark contrast it adds to all the light gray/white I've got going on!  

Monday, February 11, 2013

Umba Box Review

I signed up for Umba Box last month and couldn't wait for my first package of handmade goodies to arrive.  Last Thursday, after a 13 hour work/school day, I found the little box on my porch. Good timing! I couldn't wait to see what came!

What I really love is that they include cards that talk about each artist and their business. This month there was a cute little deer necklace, a watercolor print of rain boots, and owl cards. I am so happy with everything! I especially love the watercolor because I am a sucker for art and I've already worn the deer necklace twice. So I'd say it is a win!   It is so much fun to get handmade surprises in the mail.  I am for sure hooked.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine DIY

My aunt told me about The Great Valentine Swap and I signed up as soon as I could.  You send three handmade valentines to strangers and will get three valentines made by strangers in return. How fun is this?! 

For my valentines I decided to make a winners pin out of felt. I cut all the shapes out of felt and then glued them together.  For the ribbon portion I just stitched some embroidery thread to add a little detail.  I made the valentine portion out of paper and vintage layaway tags.  I almost wrote "Valentine you are my favorite pin" but decided to go with the above.  I tied some bakers twin around the pin and valentine and then sent those babies in the mail!  

I hope the ladies enjoy their valentines.  It was so much fun to make something for someone you don't even know. 

I also shared a little DIY video about them on Vine (my user name is CaseyBovee) too.  How do you guys feel about that app? I have mixed feelings! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

New Sofa

Our new sofa came in a while ago and we have been crushing on it hard.  Especially Elton.  Our little home is starting to really feel like our own space.  Nothing is even close to being finished, but I am okay with that.  Next on the list is wallpaper, a new rug, and getting that vintage light fixture up.  Slowly but surely it will happen!