Weekend Recap

Hello there!

On Sunday evenings, I’m always so sad to see the weekend fly by so quickly so I thought it best to document them and remember how fun they are {even when they aren’t}.

Lee and I had a date night in Friday evening complete with homemade pizza and wine.  We made the pizza together, took some silly photos, and actually ate at the kitchen table instead of on the couch watching television {horrible habit of ours}.  The pizza turned out less than ideal since I didn’t realize the fresh mozzarella needed to be dried out.  Kinda bummed, but the toppings were delicious!  We enjoyed a bread-free dinner and each other’s company.

friday night

Living in a planned community means there are constantly new houses being built.  Unfortunately for us, this also means debris which could lead to flat tires.  Enter: the Leonhardts.  Saturday morning, we started the day at the Subaru dealership to buy a new tire then headed to the Shulers for James’s famous BBQ.  We had springlike weather and enjoyed much of the day outside whilst Cullen entertained us on his Power Wheels.  I wish I snapped a photo!  Such a cutie!

I snuck out of the house Sunday morning to meet Belle at Target and found the tiniest little shoes.  Little human clothes are adorable.


We spent the day organizing, cleaning, and styling the house in preparation for next Saturday’s brunch.  It’s so funny to see our house become a home in the year that we’ve been here.  It finally looks like people live there instead of random furniture strewn about.

Of course, we had to end the day with the Super Bowl {Beyonce put on a fantastic show, btw!} and a tiny bit of the Puppy Bowl.  Lucy had no idea what was going on, but she did not like it one bit.  We only watched about three minutes of the Puppy Bowl and she barked the entire time.  So funny!

puppy bowl

And since football doesn’t quite hold my attention for an entire three hours, I had a chance to finish up my Instagram/PostalPix scrapbook.  I love how it turned out and can’t wait to start documenting February’s photos.  This project is so easy and on the inexpensive side of things.  It’s fun to think about where these tangible photos will be years from now and who will look at them!  I hope future generations enjoy!



Catch up

Wowza.  Time sure flies when you’re having fun.  It’s been a little over three months since I last updated this here blog but it does not seem that long at all.  Let’s catch up a bit.

September: Lee and I hosted a grilling day for the Leonhardt family.  We realized that we had been in the house for nearly eight months and none of them had seen it!  Such bad hosts we are!  The Leonhardts made the trek to the opposite side of town and we enjoyed Lee’s first go at burgers on his brand new grill.

A week later Belle spent her birthday evening with us and requested ribs.  Lee tried James’ fool-proof method and it proved to be a success yet again!  Now that I think back, we had an entire Shuler night without them even being present!  I ordered cupcakes from Ashley’s Scout Baked Goods; could anything be more perfect for my Disney obsessed sister?  I didn’t think so 😉

Mickey Mouse cupcake!

Mickey Mouse cupcake!

October was FULL of wedding prep.  Wedding prep and plenty of champagne!



November.  NOVEMBER!  I felt as though November took ages to arrive, but the month absolutely flew by.  We started the month out by getting our marriage license and having a photo shoot in the car {nerds}.  The next day we celebrated our dear friends’ wedding and had such a great time enjoying their big day.  It was so fun to go through the entire process together and finally see their wedding day dreams come true.  I think this is one of the best photos Lee and I have ever taken.

wedding month!

wedding month!

And here we are in December.  We have decorated the house {errr…living room} for Christmas and I started shopping for gifts this week {sooo late}.  The packages are slowly starting to roll in and I can’t wait to get some gifts under the tree!  Now if only the temperatures could drop about 15 degrees.


‘Upholstered’ Cork Board

Throughout the beginning stages of wedding planning, I was dead set on not having assigned tables for our guests.  Why would I want to tell my friends and family who they should sit with?  Enter: Wedding Season 2012.  Lee and I attended two weddings early this summer and we were told where to sit {the horror!}; I quickly changed my tune and decided this was probably the best route to take.

Since the unofficial theme of our wedding is comfortable and relaxed, I thought these table arrangements {suggestions, if you will} would eliminate the awkward “Are these seats taken?” questions to virtual strangers.  I want our guests to have fun and not have to worry about sitting with a random person who they have nothing in common with.  We’ve all been there and those make for a very awkward evenings.

I felt like I was making this life altering decision {I kid} so late in the game so time was running short.  I knew I wanted something a) easy and b) cheap.  No room in the budget for adorable little potted flowers or additional wedding favors so my options were pretty limited.  I came across this photo and the idea stuck with me; simple cork board-esque with guests names on pretty paper.  I just needed a way to make it more special.

image via Martha Stewart

Pam at Our Love Nest wrote about her crafty DIY cork board that was inspired by Chelsea’s post at Two Twenty One and I knew this was the solution.  Easy, crafty, and it looks pretty darn good!  I did what any modern girl would do and Pinned it to my Wedding Inspiration board. 🙂

Since I didn’t want to wait until the last minute to make one for the wedding, I decided a trial run was in order and picked up the supplies this weekend to get to work:

  • Cork board {duh} – I found this one at work and decided to revamp it for my office but they’re typically inexpensive at big box and craft stores.
  • Spray adhesive – When I first began spraying the cork board, it didn’t appear that it was becoming sticky enough but rest assured the fabric will hold tight
  • Fabric – Pretty fabric was hard for me to find actually.  I tried two other stores before running to Hancock Fabric and found that their selection of modern prints was pretty large and they had a nice sale happening.  I bought a yard of this fabric for $6 I think. {my board is about 18″x24″ and I needed a little less than 1 yard of fabric}
  • Tacks or decorative push pins – I used upholstery tacks found at Hobby Lobby and ended up using nearly all four packages.
  • Hot glue gun – I definitely felt official when purchasing this sucker to wrap the fabric around the back of the cork board.
  • Scissors, iron, snacks – for obvious reasons

This was such a simple idea and literally took minutes to complete {aside from pushing in the tacks for about an hour}.  Good thing I had my iPad to keep me company.


I’m still on the hunt for the perfect fabric to use for the wedding bulletin board but I’m so pleased with the way it turned out!  I hung this cork board in my office at work I think everyone loves it.  I might even make one for a co-worker…with such an easy set of instructions, it’s too fun not to 🙂