Monday, May 18, 2015

Errands

Boyfriend's dream bedroom {source}
Now that Boyfriend and I are married (for two whole weeks!), we’re trying to make our house a home. We packed all of our returns into the car and drove to Crate & Barrel. Once there, we were both uncharacteristically thrilled over such things as tongs, a hand-cranked coffee grinder and a double-sided potato peeler. We carefully perused the bath mats, but figured we might as well wait until Bed, Bath & Beyond where they’re more affordable. 

Bed, Bath and Beyond wasn’t able to offer us the trash can of our (my) dreams, but we found sheets acceptable to both of us; he insisting on jersey sheets and me insisting that I will NOT sleep on jersey because I’m over 21. I don’t care how soft and stretchy they are, that is a firm no. 

Next up, Target. I still didn’t find the amazing trashcan from my registry. Simple Human Butterfly Step Trashcan, one  day you will be mine! We were able to find some affordable chairs and a little table for our porch. After this, I dragged Boyfriend to Home Depot because we HAVE to have some hanging plants to go on the porch. I need to gaze at them from the new chairs. 




I’m telling you all of this because we are now that couple from Old School. Maybe soon we’ll have you over to show you our hanging plants and have you stand on the memory foam bath mat. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Programming

photo and decals can be found here
I started designing my wedding program last night and it’s way harder than I thought it was going to be. I couldn’t find one I like for a reasonable price online. I did a lot of research and found elements from several different programs that I’m going to Frankenstein together for ours. But, now that I’m choosing the fonts and placing everything and choosing colors…it’s a lot of work. And by work, I mean stress because what if my design isn’t the most amazing program the people at my wedding have ever seen? What if I hate it by the time the wedding gets here? What if this font isn’t the perfect one to go with this other font?! People come to weddings only to judge the programs, right?

I wanted everything to match, the save the dates, the invitations, programs and thank you notes, but tit would be over $1000 dollars for all that and it’s just not worth it. I designed the save the date and still don’t hate it, we bought a pre-designed invitation and now I’m making a program that’s completely different than the other two. The thank you notes are a completely different issue. They’re cute, they just don’t match anything. 


It’s happening, and whether the programs amaze and wow the guests or whether they’re completely, “Meh,” they’re going to end up in the trash. Unless you’re my dad, who needs one to hold on to.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Feeling Green

photo from here, styling by me
When I got out of the car yesterday and walked across the parking deck towards the elevator, there were hoards of people wearing green. I ,myself, wore green, as one does on St. Patrick’s Day. I didn’t want to get pinched. Because of my previous non-green wearing transgressions and other adult coworkers pinching me, I’ll be be first to pinch you for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m pinching you for allll of the pinches I’ve endured. You thought it was just something kids to do each other out of the teachers’ preying eyes, you were dead wrong.


Anyway, I was noticing all of the people wearing green, including myself and thinking how weird it is that this is a thing. In 2015, in the United States, people across the parking deck and throughout the country are decked out in green dresses, shirts, jewelry, hair accessories. I guess it makes sense, everyone in the United States likes to believe he or she is Irish, even if her only connection to Irish-ness is an indentured servant from 200 years ago. But, still. It’s a little much. We all have jobs, I don’t think any of my coworkers got wasted last night and yelled at each other in fake Irish accents (I don’t think they did this because they were all here at 8am not being hung over). This country can barely get organized enough to celebrate any holidays outside of Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. Somehow, our love of pretending to be Irish brings us all together. We are a weird, crazy nation.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ugly Beaver



The offending Beaver
I’ve been working on this painting for the past couple of weeks and I’m at a point where I want to give up on it. I was super happy with it until I started the blasted Beaver. 



I mixed a bunch of gauche and watercolors together to get the purple I wanted and went for it. However, using that mixture made the texture gloppy and gross, the opposite of what I wanted. I then flooded the board with water and wiped it with paper towels to lift some color. Still gross. I thought if I let it dry maybe it would work out. But I couldn’t leave it alone. I was watching TV and the Beaver’s gross, ugly face was staring at me out of the corner of my eye, begging to be fixed. So I tried to fix it and kept making it worse and worse. I had to move it out of my line of vision so I didn’t screw it up further. 

I don’t know what I’m going to do with it now. It’s atrocious. The Beaver might be DOA.