Sunday, September 18, 2011


We moved in to our current home in July of last year. It took a while for us to decide what to hang where around the house, but one wall that came easy for me began as a gallery wall of Halloween images.

The subway art in the middle I made from canvas, contact paper and my mother-in-law's cricut (before I got my silhouette), the rest of the images are downloads from Graphics Fairy and blogs that were nice enough to share cool printables. The banner came from Target. The 4x6 frames were from Dollar Tree (four in a pack) that I spray painted black. The 8.5x11 certificate frames were clearance items from Target, and the white octagonal frames I picked up at a yard sale for $0.25 for the pair. They were brass-colored and had picture of swans inside. My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I told him I was getting them. He quickly changed his tune when he saw what a little spray paint could do!

Little did I know this would become my holiday wall. As the seasons and holidays changed, so did the images in my frames: Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Summer/July 4th, back to school/Labor Day, etc. Unfortunately, this is the only one I remembered to take a picture of. My bunco ladies/neighbors love this wall and sometimes stop by to see what I have done with it.

I am looking forward to bringing it back to the original Halloween items, but with a few changes. I also plan to take pictures going forward with each change.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Today is my best friend's birthday...

Libby turns 38 today. The realization that it was her birthday brought back a flood of memories from our younger days. But first, you should know that when we first met, we hated each other. Passionately. As in, we worked together, but always asked to be scheduled on different days so we didn't have to be around each other. The fact that we came from rival high schools didn't help much. I thought she was snobby & whiny and she thought I was too loud. Unbeknownst to each other, we both asked to be transferred to another branch of the company we worked for, which was about four miles away. Imagine our surprise when we both showed up to work at our new jobs and discovered that we would be forced to work together. That was the beginning of a life-long friendship filled with road trips, Bryan White and Clay Walker concerts, line dancing, weddings, babies, and many, many more wonderful times! Happy Birthday to the best friend a girl could ask for!