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DIY Typeography Art

DIY Typeography Art Finished

I bet you can guess who wrote this love note!

Jake and I write love notes to each other still. We have lockers in our entryway, and we stick little notes in each other’s lockers with magnets. Looks like we still haven’t grown out of some things.

When we decided … Read the rest

We’re going out on a hot date

So we’re putting the blog party on pause. We planned on finishing up at 9:00 CST, but we probably won’t be back in time…

Nerd Love

As soon as we get back we’ll post our DIY, the vlog bloopers, and our giveaway winners!… Read the rest

Getting the Right Price – The Inkwell Story

18th Century French Guilded Bronze Inkwell and Blotter

If you’ve been a reader for awhile, then you know that I have a quill & inkwell tattoo. It’s the beginning of my “writer’s desk” themed 1/2 sleeve. My tattoo artist (Justin Sims at Freaks on Broadway) based the tattoo on an 18th century gilded bronze inkwell he found on … Read the rest

Solutions for your teeny artist

If your kid is anything like Eliza, then you have more art projects and colored pages than you have room on your fridge. We wanted to display her work, but somehow a lot of it just ended up lying around (everywhere).

Here’s our solution.


We made an art garland for … Read the rest

Before and After: Hat Rack

We needed a little extra help organizing our entryway. We put our lockers by the front door (100 year old houses rarely have coat closets), but Eliza couldn’t reach the hook in her locker to hang her jacket. And the arrangement didn’t leave us anywhere to put our hats.

So … Read the rest

365 2011: Week 11

365 2011: Week 11

Day 71. We spent a good deal of the day cleaning. Taylor (my sister) and Savanna (Jake’s sister) both spent the night. Nick helped keep Eliza entertained with Little Big Planet (she’s terrible at video games, but she has fun dressing up the sack people).

Day 72. Party! We had … Read the rest

Charmed, I’m Sure

The coolest gift Jake ever got for me was this charm bracelet.

Charm Bracelet

You can’t read it very well, but the heart is engraved with today’s date (March 21); the day of our first date. Jake bought this for me for my birthday the first year we were together. Each charm

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Vlog: Lifeguard Love Story

Welcome to our blog party! We’re celebrating 7 years of being together today; our first date was on 3.21.04

Here’s our very first vlog post. Watch it to hear the story of our first date!

Come back throughout the day for a giveaway, guest posts, a DIY, Music Monday, and … Read the rest


Tomorrow Jake and I are celebrating 7 years of dating. That’s right; Our first date was 3.21.04!


To celebrate, we’re hosting a blog party! Check back tomorrow for our very first vlog post (we’re telling you about our first date), a giveaway, guest posts, DIYs, Music Monday, and more! We’ll … Read the rest