I printed mine out on card stock and put it in a pretty frame behind some glass. Everyday I write on the glass with a dry erase marker what I am thankful for that day. Not only is it a wonderful reminder, but it adds a little bit of festive flair to my home!
Basically, I wanted to have a yellow print in my kitchen and then I decided it’d make a great card too.
So there you have it – inspiring right?
But the reason I wanted a yellow print is
1) I’ve always wanted a yellow kitchen and it’s lacking some yellow,
and 2) I just created the Burlap Bulletin Board I mentioned here.
It’s hanging above our kitchen table right now, and is a little bare at the moment but I’m hoping to pin up some more yellow stuff to bring in the color, and also hopefully some cute seasonal stuff. (That’s why I have a picture of my husband and I and our last jack-o-lantern).
I’m quite happy with it, I’m not gonna lie. I just need to add stuff to it. If anyone has any ideas on what I could add, please leave a comment & let me know!
(please excuse my bad iPhone photography)
I’m in the process of decorating our kitchen. It’s a slow process, I try to add things here and there when I can. But I would just really love to have the yellow kitchen I’ve always dreamed of – I just love the sunshine-y look of them. But so far, here are a few little touches I’ve added to our little apartment kitchen.
A dry-erase message board. I drew a cute little breakfast drawing this morning which my husband decided to turn into a modern day telling of Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendigo (the spelling of which I probably just butchered).
My Anthro zinc letter knock offs hanging above the sink
A couple yellow spatulas to add a pop of color. (I also love my bird can opener, Antrho milk jug measuring cups, and “made with love” heart wooden spoon)
More pops of yellow appear around the kitchen in my dishes. (canisters are from Williams and Sonoma)
Someday, it will be some much more grande. In the meantime, here are some yellow kitchens that I love:
What do you all think? Do you also dream of a sweet yellow kitchen? Or what does your dream kitchen look like?
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I absolutely love fall.
You just need to know that about me. I just think its so wonderful. I love the trees changing colors. I love the weather. I love the clothes – scarves, boots, sweaters, all of it. And to top it off, my birthday is in October. It’s just great.
And since fall is quickly approaching, I have felt extra inspired lately and just thought I would share with you a couple of the things I’m hoping to make or acquire this season.
APPAREL I ADORE
Buckled Felt Skirt – Anthropologie $98
Dashes Knit Blazer – Anthropologie $98
Printed Column Maxi Skirt – Anthropologie $118
I want to create some kind of fall wreath
DIY Burlap Bulletin Boards
Ruffled Lamp Shade – either with burlap or linen
So there’s a couple of my craft ideas for the upcoming season! I’m hoping they’re more attainable than my last ideas…
(UPDATE: I have begun on the chandelier, unfortunately its been slightly difficult. Don’t worry, I won’t give up! And I have the rug ready to paint, just waiting to get together with my lovely friend for a rug painting party. The pallet.. still trying to find one)
Also, there’s about one week left until the end of the GIVEAWAY!
Unfortunately, I’m not able to track who pinned or tweeted or liked on facebook. So as of now I will be choosing the winner from my current followers. If you want an extra entry, comment on this post telling me your favorite part of fall.
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And keep checking back, I will be adding a new fall collection of stationery soon!
So far, there are three items in the collection – A Print (perfect for the kitchen!), a Market List Notepad, and a set of Thank You Notes.
The inspiration came to me while I was doing the dishes actually- as I reached for one of my tea towels to dry something. As a very special bridal shower gift, I had received a set of tea towels from my husband’s granny. They were passed down from many generations past. They are absolutely beautiful, all hand-stiched, and I just love the vintage style of them. I have one for each day of the week.
I decided they would make such a cute vintage collection. So there you have it.
As for the reason I picked Proverbs 31:25 – I have been doing a personal daily study of Proverbs 31. It’s my goal to become as close to the Proverbs 31 woman that I can, and so I’m reading it over and over and over again. Each day, I can usually get something new from it – even if it’s small.
This particular verse talks about her rising early in the morning to provide food for her household. She does not put her selfish desire of sleep before the needs of her family – which isn’t always easy to do. I started out waking up every morning to make my husband a gourmet breakfast, when we first got married. (And I truly did enjoy doing so!) But lately, he’s been having ROTC training at 7:00 in the morning, and has to leave at 6:30… So I have been sleeping in…
But I’m working on it. It will improve! I have just felt considerably lazy- has anybody else been struggling with this lately?
Anyway, so that was just a small personal goal of mine, and an encouraging verse from one of my favorite chapters.
So that is how the Early Bird collection came together!
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We finally did it! Our bedroom is no longer a clean slate.
Unfortunately, I do not have a “before” picture to show you. (The room was so boring and awful that I never felt inclined to take a picture of it) However, I now wish I had, because the transformation is incredible.
So instead, just picture a white, boring room with nothing but a mattress on the floor. Got it? Okay now….
Lamps and Throw – T.J.Maxx, Handmade Cacti – from old display at Anthropologie
Our new bedroom :)
The theme of it is centered around the blanket hanging behind our bed. It was a wedding present from my husband’s aunt, who is a missionary in Kazakhstan.
It is an antique called a “Bride’s Bed”. From what I understood from what she told us, in Kazakhstan, when a woman is about to get married, she and the other women in her family sit down and create this beautiful tapestry for the bride to hang over her new marriage bed. The bottom is left unfinished and un-hemmed, as it is meant to hang behind the headboard.
It was such a special, unique, beautiful and generous gift that we wanted it to make it the focal point of our bedroom.
Since I didn’t want the colors in our bedroom to be too loud or over stated, we went with solid white bedding. (Duvet & Duvet cover – Target. Sheets – T.J.Maxx)
I then made the throw pillow to match. I bought other material to make more, but I kind of like it with just the one. What do you think?
The furniture set was a wedding gift from my husband’s parents. (awesome, right?) It’s great because not only do we not have to sleep on a mattress on the floor and keep our clothes in cardboard boxes, but it has a ton of awesome features. I especially love the cubbies on the headboard (which light up!), and the shallow top drawers on all the furniture. (A perfect place to keep my jewelry!)
Now, the only thing left to do is decorate the walls. Luckily, it won’t take much since the Bride’s Bed brightens up the room quite a bit already. But here are a few things I am hoping to do:
-Hang some of our wedding pictures in a collage on the wall facing our bed. Or maybe behind an old window like this:
Also, I really want a new chandelier for that room. I was planning on making one, but that is proving rather difficult from attempting to do so for our living room, like I mentioned here. Don’t worry though, I haven’t given up. It is just taking more effort than I originally anticipated. So we’ll see about the bedroom. I may just have to splurge….
And lastly – I want a few more eclectic touches, but nothing too crazy. Just a few little things to make it fun. Any ideas?
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