January 29, 2013

How To: Make Custom Postage Stamps

Look what came in the mail! Did you know you can order custom postage stamps for about anything you like? We didn't until we googled around a few weeks back (looking for save the date and wedding invitation stamp ideas) and happened upon all the customization options out there — you can literally order anything from your own photos, stock images, and more.

January 28, 2013

Weekend Trip: What We Found At Ikea

On our way up to NYC last weekend we took a little side trip to the Woodbridge Ikea. It's the perfect stopping point for us during the drive up, since it's right off Interstate 95 and allows for getting in and out fairly quickly.

January 25, 2013

DIY Valentine Projects From Etsy

As the week winds down we thought we'd leave you with a little "heartfelt" inspiration from Etsy. Here's a roundup of 12 fun Valentine-inspired DIY project ideas from the How-Tuesday series:

January 24, 2013

Photography Tips: Golden Hour

Have you all heard about the outdoor photography window called golden hour? It's the timeframe leading up to and after each sunrise and sunset where outdoor lighting is supposedly at it's very best for taking photographs of anything or anyone. The sky fills with beautiful golden tones, shadows and brightness become golden, diffused and dreamy instead of harsh — and shooting during this window can help you capture some of those radiant sun soaked images we all know and love.

January 23, 2013

Print Instagrams on Wood & Acrylic with InstaThis

We've got some new art in the house we love and in true-to-us fashion, it involves photos we've snapped on our phones and our favorite Weimaraner!

January 22, 2013

Green Smoothies & Clay Pots

Tim and I tried our first green juice the other day. While knocking out a little shopping at Ellwood Thompson's, we thought it would be fun to try a little pick-me-up from their juice bar.

January 21, 2013

Weekend Basics

Tim and I are enjoying a long weekend with an extra day off today. We made the drive up to NYC for the week ahead (I'll be working in the Brooklyn Etsy offices while Tim E.A.T.'s his way through the city). While we're exploring the city today, we thought we'd leave you with a little roundup of other goings-on throughout our weekend...

January 19, 2013

Recap: Tim's Birthday

This time last week we were celebrating Tim's birthday! Today we wanted to give a little recap of the fun that took place throughout the day. We started out the day with a pair of giant reminders of how old the birthday boy was!

January 17, 2013

2013: First Snow

RVA's first snow is happening right now. Here's the view from our front window in The Fan as the first flakes begin to fall.

That is all.

Mousing Around

You guys,

We might have a mouse. Or mice. Or nothing at all...

January 16, 2013

Turning Misfortune into an Awesome New Lamp

I've got a quick lamp update we took on over the weekend I wanted to share the end results from here on the blog...

January 15, 2013

Our Avocado Tree: Winter Update

As promised in yesterday's winter garden update, today we wanted to give a little winter progress report on the state of our avocado tree we've been growing from the pit. We haven't given an update on this guy since early fall back when we planted it in a soil filled-container, so we're more than overdue.

January 14, 2013

Winter Garden Update

Today we thought it would be fun to give a little update on the winter state of our garden areas. We're both itching to get back outside and have been planning ahead for spring plantings — trimming down our crepe myrtle tree only got us more excited to get things going. Here's an accurate portrayal of the space as it looks now...

January 13, 2013

MR2 Ducks

I snapped our new favorite picture of Basil during a quiet and foggy walk at the river this morning — which reminded me of an old joke that Mary had never heard. Can you follow along?

January 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Tim!

Today marks the end of month and a half period where Tim and I go back to being "17 Apart" from "16 Apart" — it's Tim's birthday today! He woke up to these ridiculously giant number balloons hanging from the bottom of the stairs and tried to hold them up as a "74" when I said I needed to grab a pic — he's a keeper.

Hope you're having a great weekend — we're looking forward to sharing more from Tim's big day later in the week.

January 11, 2013

How To: Create An Image Gallery Project Page in Blogger

If you check out our DIY blog page frequently, you might have noticed we gave the entire thing a little makeover of its own!

January 10, 2013

2 Awesome DIY Mercury Glass Projects

Recently, we were excited to find two projects using our diy mercury glass finish tutorial featured on one of our favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess!

January 9, 2013

Our Crepe Myrtle Gets A Major Trim

Back patio trees in March, 2012

Now that spring is coming closer and while the weather has been giving us a little warm streak, we've been excited to get back outside to focus on garden projects and prepping again. Last spring, you may remember we tackled trimming back the three trees on our back patio. We really wanted to get to a place where we were providing additional light to the space, clearing the electrical cables and making it easy to just lightly prune each year moving forward.

January 8, 2013

Beef or Pork? Chalking Up the Kitchen Walls

Remember when we painted the top accent wall of our kitchen in chalkboard paint over the summer?

January 7, 2013

Weekend Basics

The weekend started out with a chilly and brisk walk through Richmond's First Fridays Art Walk (the first of the year) followed up by a little dinner date at one of our favorite restaurants, Azzurro (the place we first met). It was a lot of fun checking out the galleries and running into some familiar faces.

January 4, 2013

Basil Gets Pranked

We thought we'd round out the first week of the new year with a little humor — of the Basil variety.

January 3, 2013

How To: Make Giant Art Prints From Your Photos

Have you guys heard about the phenomemon of turning your own photos into giant black and white works of art for only a few bucks? We came across this concept on Pinterest one afternoon and couldn't pass up trying it out — and we're so happy we did since we now have giant and personal pieces of art hanging around the house. Today we wanted to share exactly how we did it, so you can do it too!

January 2, 2013

Updating Entryway Gallery (Again)

In preparation for the holidays, we finally got our little gallery wall re-hung in our front entry. We'd taken all the frames down and filled the holes back in September when we painted the family room and front hallway gray, but then we didn't put them back in place right away. Yeah, it took us another 2 months to get on that...

January 1, 2013

2013 Goals and Resolutions

Happy New Year! Did you party hard last night ringing in the new year? I have to admit we stayed at home, watched about one third of the way through what we thought was a less than great movie (Moonlight Serenade) before turning it off and watching Family Guy — then I fell asleep at 9:40 on the couch, missing the ball drop. I'm supposed to be the young one in this relationship — what has happened to me?? Tell me you have a more exciting story than we did!
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