Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

Project Life Pics: Week 8

Sunday, February 20: My dining room table covered with a current project.

Monday, February 21: Jenna and I enjoying pizza before class.

Tuesday, February 22: The ironing board and stuff set up in my dining room from working on multiple projects at once.

Wednesday, February 23: My guest bathroom.

Thursday, February 24: Gas prices (I snapped this pic with my phone as I was driving… sorry it’s blurry!)

Friday, February 25: The roasted chicken I made!

Saturday, February 26: Joseph’s mom with their dogs.

February 24, 2011

For the Love of Burlap

As I sit in class, I thought I’d go ahead and tell you about the newest addition to my home – my burlap wreath! This past fall I saw them all over the web. Here are a few that I loved:

I decided to make mine similar to the first two above. It was SO easy! I bought 2 yards of burlap from JoAnn’s with the intention of making this wreath and some placemats for my dining room table. I was going to start with the wreath, so I cut 1 yard of it into four inch strips. I then took a wire clothes hanger and bent it into a circle. At this point all you have to do is fold the strips and push it onto the hanger. When I started I was doing a straight accordion fold, but I didn’t really like the way that looked, so I took it all off and restarted doing a messy accordion fold with twists and turns so that sometimes the fold was facing out and sometimes the cut edges were facing out. When I had used that yard, I realized that I wanted a much fuller and tighter wreath so I went ahead and cut up the other yard and used it, too. Here is my (sort-of) final product:

I safety-pinned  some little red and white rosettes to the bottom. I really love that I can change the total look of these wreath by adding and changing the embellishments. As you can tell, the weight of the wreath pulled it into an oval. I didn’t really notice that until I was looking through these pictures, so I have since fixed that by adding a little bit of a bend on the sides. I also switched out the ribbon that is holding it up to a thick, white linen ribbon. Hopefully this year-round wreath adds a little bit of cheer to my boring front door!


Do you like the idea of year-round wreaths or do you think that wreaths should always be green and only be seen in December? Do you have a favorite wreath that you display? I’d love to hear all about it!

February 22, 2011

Project Life Pics: Week 7

Sunday, February 13: The mileage on my trip setting when I pulled into the driveway on my ride home from Joseph’s.

Monday, February 14: A screenshot of the Facebook Valentine’s posts that Joseph and I sent each other. Aren’t we precious?

Tuesday, February 15: The visitor I found in my empty kitchen trashcan (at this point, I didn’t know I would be finding one of his brothers the next night….)

Wednesday, February 16: My wonderfully amazing bed.

Thursday, February 17: A slipcovered chair with some fabric I bought at IKEA (please ignore the big pile of stuff on my kitchen counter… Thanks.)

Friday, February 18: Opening game for NCSU baseball season! This is my friend Danny at bat!

Saturday, February 19: The burlap wreath I made for my front door. More details on this project coming soon!

I knew I would eventually fall behind and miss posting these on a Monday. Now that it has finally happened, I hope that it won’t be a recurring problem. I just have my fingers in a few too many pots right now. So while that means that this post was late, it also means that sometime soon you can expect the burlap wreath post, a project involving that red and white fabric from IKEA, and another project for my bathroom. So while I haven’t been working on the blog, I’ve been doing projects that I am going to blog about… does that make up for it any at all?!?!?!

Be sure to check out some of the other Project Lifers over at the Mom Creative!

February 16, 2011

HomeGoods StyleScope Quiz

We all know by now that I like decorating things. I have lots of big ideas for my house, but very little money and time to make those ideas become reality. Still, I really enjoy looking into my personal style and likes. I ran across this quiz the other day in a super old blog post over at Young House Love. Since I love HomeGoods, I just knew it would describe me and my sense of style perfectly… I think it was right on!

Here are my results:


So head on over and take the quiz yourself… then come back and tell me about it! Does your result make sense? Do we share this Earthy Casual style?