Monday, May 21, 2012

One Year Later

A year ago today, I walked down the aisle to my love; my life; my husband. I don't even know what to write about it, honestly. I just smile. He makes my heart smile. Tonight, we celebrated with family. My parents and Tim's mom (Tim's dad is out of town) came over. We had dinner (even used our fine china), ate some cake (so so yummy), and watched our wedding video. It was the perfect evening. We took a long weekend a couple of weeks ago to Asheville, NC as a mini anniversary vacation. It was kind of cold and rainy all weekend, but it was exactly what we needed - restful! It was really nice to sleep in, walk around, and just spend lots of time together.

I do love that I've mostly kept up with the blog. It's really neat to be able to look back through the posts and see the big moments in our first year as a married couple. So here are a few pictures of our anniversary celebration!

at Lucy and Kurt's wedding
Anniversary friendship bracelets
cutting the cake!

Half the cake left... Pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted!
I had this pin on my wedding bouquet. It's currently pinned to the bouquet my Mom-in-love made me for my bridal portraits which I use as a centerpiece on our dining room table.
Family picture!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Toilet paper roll art

I came across pictures of this online and thought, "That's genius! Cheap, easy, and minimal skill necessary!.... Right?" as soon as I saved enough TP and paper towel rolls, I learned that I was right! This project was really easy to put together and looks great in person as well as in the photos.

First step: slice the empty rolls. I did ~1 inch pieces, although for larger projects I'd recommend closer to 2 inches for better support

Next: I pieced together the TP roll slices to decide how I wanted to put it together. I kinda felt like I was playing that game with the blocks where you have to get them to fit into each other to make a picture.

Then: get out the glue gun! I started from the center and worked my way out in circles/rounds. I did change my mind a few times about how far down the slice to put the glue, but an exacto knife came in handy there. I sliced through the dried glue and re-glued where I wanted.

A little spray paint, and voila! It's hanging in the bathroom. Over the toilet. Fitting, wouldn't you say? :)

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