Monday, July 23, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration

The past two weekends have been filled with successful Pinterest projects. My sister-in-law is nesting, and I'm reaping the rewards. Last weekend, I used a bathtub cleaner she field tested and recommended, and my bathtub is still shiny, which is good because I don't like cleaning my bathtub that often. Look for it here, and then thank me later.

Then, I covered a canvas with leftover scrapbook paper and created art for my new home...once we find and buy it. The inspiration is this:

Mine looks like this. It still needs a layer of Mod Podge, but I'm happy with the results.

Then I ordered a picture of husband and I in Prague on canvas, and I love it! Canvas4life was recommended by Emily of the Anderson Crew, and I heartily second her endorsement.

Then, this weekend I made a big sister gift for my niece, which I can't show until she receives it (which should happen a week from Thursday when I get to meet my new nephew if he comes as scheduled).

And then I helped hostess a baby shower, and I had a ton of fun carving up fruit for this masterpiece:

All in all, I had a very creative two weekends. Here's to exciting events, people I love, and craft projects to help celebrate it all!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Since I last posted...

  1. I had a successful business trip to London.
  2. My client scheduled another business trip to Amsterdam.
  3. Husband and I planned a vacation to Europe (based around the business trip).
  4. We house hunted, were disappointed, and learned a lot of real estate lessons.
  5. My client cancelled the business trip to Amsterdam.
  6. Husband and I went to Europe for 2 fantastic weeks anyway.
  7. We continued house hunting, put a house under contract, and then learned it was a money pit.
So, here I sit in our apartment, where we have decided to stay for a few more months, amazed with the whirlwind that has been our lives this past few months. In between the big events outlined above, we also managed to wrap up another school year, go to work regularly, attend a few sporting events and concerts, and celebrate a couple of American holidays. 

In the midst of the craziness, we're counting our blessings, and I figured it was time to check in with the blogosphere. No promises, but maybe I'll post some pictures from Europe someday. Have a blessed week, no matter what craziness life is sending your way.