This year, we dressed down for Valentine’s Day

Below: how I dressed for work vs how I dressed for our vday date.   This year we decided to stay in and make a nice meal while wearing sweatpants. It didn’t stop us from breaking out the fine china, though: 

  
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Snow Daze

Portland is experiencing uncharacteristically cold and snowy weather lately. When you’re a grown up and have to work and keep your home you own safe from bad weather, the idea of a snow day starts to lose its appeal. Maybe this is what being 30 has done? Killed my inner snow-loving child? Continue reading

On Turning Thirty…

Things that completely adult women have at their 30th Birthday party:

  • A room full of balloons
  • A crafternoon station with DIY trucker hats and glitter bottles
  • Rainbow streamer photo booth
  • Fancy rented gown(s!) complete with mid-party costume change
  • Unicorn and narwhal cupcakes
  • Whiskey, cigars, s’mores…

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Welcome(?) Mat

Here is a quick project I recently pulled together after Kyle and I misread a door mat that said “welcome home”

From Kyle:

It’s the perfect door mat, because when we get home, it’s welcoming. And when anyone else comes here, they have to leave.

…and that was good enough reasoning for me! We bought a blank door mat and the rest came together pretty quickly!

The supplies:


Taping the lettering:

  Stipling on the paint:

…and again the final product:


Overall this project cost less than $20 and took about two hours, but makes me smile every time I cross my entryway. Worth it.