Master Bath Inspiration

Friday, August 31, 2012

a) Trash Can  b) Tile  c) Fabric for Shower Curtains  d) Towels
e) Mirror  f) Glass Canisters  g) Faucet  h) Vanity  i) Rug  k) Towel Hooks

Justin and I have been busy renovating our small master bathroom. The shower is made up of white tiles with a row of black tiles at the bottom, so we decided to use black and white for the entire space. The color scheme works well since our bedroom furniture is black, so we should have a nice transition between the two spaces. We're not quite ready for before and after photos, so I wanted to create a design board to give you an idea of the look we're trying to achieve.

Mail Out

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Not that I need an excuse to send mail, but I figured moving to our first house was a great opportunity to drop a line to our close friends and family. I purchased the townhouse cards at Target and decided to use them as a part of our "New Address" cards. Of course, I wasn't about to just write a note inside and call it a day, especially since I was determined to find a way to incorporate the new address stamp I had designed. After several days of thinking (and trying ideas that I didn't like), I finally came up with the idea to stamp the address onto kraft tags and then attach them on the inside of the card. Here's the details:
First, I created a template for kraft tags and then cut them to size

I pierced a hole with this "piercing" tool (not quite sure what it's called!) I actually did this step twice. First, I pierced only the kraft cardstock and then I pierced the actually card.

Then, I stamped the address onto the tags. I actually tried to stamp them after they were attached to the card, but the brad created an uneven surface which resulted in incomplete addresses!

After stamping the tags, I attached them to the card usually these fun mini brads. I have had them for several years, so I was glad to finally have a fun use for them! (I ended up picking out the ones that matched the colors of the townhouses on the card)

Next, I decided to use chalk to draw an arrow in the left corner of the tag. Just a little extra something!

Of course, I still had space on the left for a personal note to each recipient!

Finally, the cards were ready to go out in the mail (of course, after stamping the return address and hand addressing each recipient's address!). Hope everyone enjoyed them as much as I did!

It All Began in Calculus Class

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Three years ago today, I woke up excited because that was the day I was marrying my best friend, Justin Peak.  We agree that our favorite part of marriage so far is just sharing life - from the small moments, to the big decisions. Who would have ever thought that nine years ago I would meet my best friend and future husband in a high school Calculus class? I certainly didn't expect it, but ultimately I'm so very grateful! Thanks for a wonderful three years!

Our Townhouse Tour

Monday, August 6, 2012

Welcome back! So I know I have taken quite a break from the blog, but it wasn't intentional. We finally have internet again, plus with a new house there is plenty of new content. To get things started, I thought we should have a house tour.  Please excuse the wallpaper, bright colors, and out of date spaces! If you've been around for a little while, then you probably already know that we have great plans for the space. Even as I post these today, I am amazed by how different it looks just by the few changes we've already made. Enjoy the tour of the "before" photos and be on the lookout for the "after" photos in the weeks/months/years ahead!

Main Floor

The Entryway & Half Bath
The Living/Dining Room
The Kitchen

The Basement

The Den 
Full Bath & Unfinished Space/Laundry Room


Guest Bath and Office
 Guest Bedroom
Master Bedroom and Bath

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