Archive | September, 2012

pinned it. tried it. {do it yourself: painted canvas quote}

30 Sep
I found this DIY project on A Beautiful Mess a while ago and pinned it. It has been something I wanted to try but just haven’t gotten around to it.

Last week I finally got around to looking for  vinyl letters to use and Michaels. I wasn’t sure if I could use the permanent adhesive ones or the repositional ones. All they had in the size I wanted was the permanent ones so I decided to wait. I wasn’t sure they would come off the canvas. At Target the other day, I saw these letters and thought they would be perfect, especially because one package came with 2 sizes and it was only $2.99. (When I looked back at the blog post after I noticed that she used permanent ones so I guess either would work. Oh well) I already had a canvas and paint, so I was ready to go.

Dan and I decided on paint colors together that we thought would look good in our space. The first thing I did was cut out the letters that I needed so I could place them out on the canvas and see how they fit. I decided on green and pink stripes for underneath the letters. Then I peeled the letters and stuck them on the canvas where I wanted them.

I let the stripes completely dry before starting with the purple. I had to do 6 coats of purple in order to cover the color of the stripes. I like that you can still kind of see the texture of the stripes but I didn’t want to see the color at all. Once the purple was dry, I peeled the letters off so you could see the stripes underneath.

The purple bled under the edges of the letters a little but I actually like it better than if all the edges were perfect. I love the way this turned out. I love the colors and stripes. I think it looks really cool.

I think this was a fairly easy project to do. I have tons of canvases and lots and lots of quotes that I love. I can’t wait to make more of these. I think they would also make great presents.
What do you guys think?
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wonderful words

27 Sep

fall premieres {amazing tv}

25 Sep

 

I am beyond excited for the season premiere of New Girl tonight.

I absolutely love this show. It is about a girl, Jess, who moved into an apartment with 3 boys. It makes me laugh so hard. I love all of the characters. They are all so quirky and amazing and I wish I could be a part of their group of friends and go through all the crazy things they go through. And Jess? I want her to be my best friend because she is perfect.

The premiere is tonight and there are 2 episodes on at 8pm and 9pm on Fox! Woohoo!
Another show that I am loving is The New Normal. It started a couple weeks ago and it is also hilarious. It is about a girl who is having a baby for gay couple. She has a crazy daughter and even more crazy mother. I’ve only seen 2 episodes and it is already one of my favorites.

I can’t wait to see what happens during the season. I know it is going to be great! 

I think you should all check these shows out, if you haven’t already.
I have to go get watching!

 

photo friday

21 Sep

sunset

DeDe’s signature on the pink fire truck

beautiful sky when the clouds parted

sunrise

seagull wandering on the beach

scarf weather

Happy Friday everyone!

sunrise {at the beach}

20 Sep

 

You know those days when it is the only morning of the whole week where you can actually sleep in…and your stupid body wakes you up early anyway? Well, Sunday was one of those days for Dan and I. We both got up and he suggested we go down to the beach quick and watch the sunrise. It was perfect timing. And the sunrise was beautiful.

I guess sometimes it is worth it to get up early on the only day you would be able to sleep in. The world is pretty amazing sometimes.

 

wonderful words

19 Sep

books i’m reading {insurgent}

18 Sep
Yesterday I finished Insurgent by Veronica Roth. It was so so so good. I read Divergent a few weeks ago and I loved it. I couldn’t get my hands on a copy of the 2nd book right away but then, a little over a week ago, my friend Renee came to the rescue and lent me a copy to read. Now I have to wait a whole year for the 3rd book to even come out. I don’t know if I can do it.

{description – from shelfari}
One choice can transform you — or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself — while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grow. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable — and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
I’m pretty sure this has become my favorite series. I highly recommend these books to anyone who like dystopian literature. I would maybe wait to read the series until the 3rd one comes out…unless you like hanging in suspense of what is going to happen for a long time.
These books are so interesting and I’m so glad I was recommended to read them. They are definitely worth the time and you won’t want to put them down.
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