December 31, 2012

Best of 17 Apart in 2012


This past year seemed to fly right by and before we knew it, here we are again at the end of the year, looking back at all the projects we took on and memories we made. In keeping with last year, we thought it would be fun to post a roundup of the top 10 most popular posts we published over the past year.

December 30, 2012

Holiday Bits & Photos


As the holidays come to a close this year, we wanted to take the opportunity to share a few more pics from the first big Christmas we hosted in our house. You can see all our holiday decorations here and today we wanted to post a few random bits and pieces along with some family shots to help remember this holiday season.

December 28, 2012

Decorating for the Holidays

Our steel deer head from The Steel Fork gets in the holiday spirit.

We hope you've been having a wonderful holiday week and finish to the year. Tim and I were both able to take a little time off to celebrate Christmas with our families and are enjoying getting a few little things done around the house that have been in the back of our minds to cross off the list.

December 22, 2012

Basil Weighs In...

We have some great news!

December 21, 2012

My Best Man

This past weekend my parents came over and spent the weekend with Mary, the kids and I. We had been planning for them to come and stay in order to teach me how to cook the traditional country ham we have at Christmas dinner each year. This is the first year Mary and I will be hosting Christmas dinner — it's always and forever been at my parents' house, so it's kind of a big deal for all of us.

December 16, 2012

Recipes: French Onion Soup & Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles

We got a lot of comments from last weekend's post on the French onion soup mention so I wanted to share the full recipe for my version now that it's published.

December 13, 2012

The "JOYS" of dog ownership...

Sometimes when Basil doesn't know we are watching, we catch him doing the funniest things. For example, the other day, we snuck up on him as he was propping himself up on the couch to get a good look out the front windows...

December 12, 2012

Giveaway: Custom Printcopia Canvas Print

Today we're excited to share a quick home update we created from a photo of Basil and have a special giveaway for you at the bottom of this post so you can customize and try canvas prints of your own.

***Update: This giveaway has ended, but we'd love for you to read all about our canvas print  project below. Find the lucky winner at the bottom of the post. Stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! *** 

December 11, 2012

DIY: Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights

Over the weekend we tackled a fun and easy little Christmas decor operation — making lit up Christmas tree decorations from tomato cages and a string of LED lights!

December 10, 2012

Weekend Basics (Blue Christmas Edition)

This weekend was all about decking the halls and calling this year's holiday decorations complete. In order to take on such a mission, spinning a few vinyl Christmas tunes were a must...

December 6, 2012

We've Got a Photographer!

All images via Tori Watson's Marvelous Things Photography Facebook Page.

Great news — we nailed down a photographer for the wedding! We're excited to be working with Tori Watson of Marvelous Things Photography for the big day and can't wait to be able to share some shots here on the blog.

December 5, 2012

DIY: Spray Golden Deer Family

Yesterday we had fun playing with letters, so today we thought it would be fun to play with toys! Plastic deer to be specific:

December 4, 2012

Wood Letter Stamps: Fun With Words

Over the weekend when Mary was pulling down her craft basket from the closet in search of her glue gun for making the pine cone wreath, I noticed this beat up little carrying case and asked her what was in it...

December 3, 2012

Weekend Basics

We awoke on Saturday to the sounds of the Christmas Parade getting started down Broad Street here in Richmond. Is it bad that I watched it from the TV rather than making the couple block walk over to check it out? Yes it is. Here's to making up for it this time next year.
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