A couple of weekends ago I had some free time and decided to make a new wreath for our front door. Since the closest holiday is Independence Day I made a patriotic wreath. The best part: the bow is interchangeable so come Christmas time I’ll swap it out for a festive holiday one! I used the tutorial here that I found on Pinterest.
I feel like we’ve been in fast forward lately! So much going on and so much to do. We’ve been traveling a lot and have spent a lot of time planning our wedding. Many of the major to-do’s have been checked off the wedding to-do list but there is still a lot left. I had a great weekend the first of this month when I met my Mom, Nana, and several friends in Dallas to go dress shopping. I surprised them and asked them to be my bridesmaids! Of course that had to have known but I wanted to do something special for them.
We have just returned from an awesome road trip. We left Houston and drove all the way to Perry, GA (south of Atlanta). I got the chance to meet many of Eric’s family members during their family reunion. They were so welcoming and we had a wonderful time. Georgia is BEAUTIFUL! Lots of swimming, eating, and games! Inflatable water slide included! Such a great time; I can’t wait to go back and visit again (and pick up some more Georgia peaches).
Luckily for this little ADPi, Perry is only 30 miles from Macon! Eric and I took a side trip to Wesleyan College and I got to see the birthplace of the First and Finest Sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. I’m so proud to be a part of such a prestigious organization. We visited the College and then the cemetery where Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald was buried. I’m so glad I had a chance to visit.
After we left Georgia we made our way back west and spent a few days in New Orleans! I tried a lot of good food including red beans and rice, a muffaletta, and beignets. I got sick towards the end of the trip so that was no fun but now I’m back in Texas recuperating.
I’m not updating this as often as I thought I would! But i’m really excited to share a DIY project I did last summer and have been using ever since! I got a queen size mattress after I moved out of my apartment last summer so I needed a new headboard. I found one at Goodwill for $4! Add $1 for a can of spray paint and I had a new bed for $5 bucks!
I found it at the Goodwill in my hometown while I was visiting my mom and put it on my brothers bed to see if it would fit. Luckily it was bigger than his full size bed which meant it would fit my queen! BTW that black thing is my brothers alarm clock!! You put it under the mattress and it shakes the whole bed when it’s time to wake up!
After spray painting it black I added some silver leopard spots with a stencil I had from Hobby Lobby! So cute!! What do you think?
So I haven’t been updating like I thought I would be able to! I had a good weekend and an even better Valentine’s day! I spent the weekend in Dallas watching Eric play Ultimate Frisbee. It would have been a LOT better had the weather been nicer. It was literally freezing. But Eric’s team played really well and ended up with 6th place out of 23 teams. I spent most of the time bundled up in the car watching from a distance with another girl Grace. We had fun hanging out and went downtown and ate lunch and explored a little bit as well.
Yesterday Eric and I celebrated Valentine’s day. He had night class so I knew we wouldn’t get to spend a lot of the evening together but he made of for that with breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! He made me french toast for breakfast, took me to Red Rock for lunch (one of my favorite places!), and made spaghetti for dinner. It was quite a treat! He also put a lot of thought into my presents that wouldn’t make sense if I told you anyway; but I really appreciated them 🙂
I will share with you the gift I made for him. It was DIY (of course!) and I could tell he REALLY liked it and appreciated it which made me really happy!
I went by Hobby Lobby and picked up the supplies. When I saw the compass stamp I knew I had to get it! I found a quote I liked and thought was fitting and stamped it on the cover.
I also stamped his initals on the back and added a little note inside.
Last weekend I redid some lamps I found at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I’ve been searching thrift stores for the perfect lamps to redo after being inspired by some on Pinterest. I knew I wanted DIY lamps because ones I’d found had been so expensive! Luckily they were on sale (as if they weren’t cheap enough!). They were originally $10 and $12 respectively and I got them half off!
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some fabric and spray paint. I LOVE spray paint! I decided to put the smaller lamp in my room and do a black lamp with white lamp shade and put the taller lamp in the living room with bright orange and an off white/tan lamp shade. I got some muslin fabric because it is very light weight and I wanted something that would ruffle really easy. Plus it’s super cheap! It was less than $2 a yard! It took approximately a yard for each lamp shade.
I cut the fabric into 2 inch strips and ran each one through the sewing machine straight down the middle. To get it to ruffle I had to set the length to the longest stitch and the tension to the highest. I had to experiment with it a little to find how I wanted them to look. What I found was if you let the fabric push through on its own it will ruffle up really tight but if you pull on it just a little as it’s coming out the back you can space the ruffles out a little more. This helps you cover more area with your fabric!