Sunday, January 17, 2010

Burlap Wreath

Since I still have a ton of burlap left over from my curtains and runner, I decided to make this wreath!






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Saturday, January 09, 2010

A Decade That Defined

It is hard to believe we are in a new decade. I was reading my friend Mary Beth's blog (I would link it, but her blog is private) tonight and she did a really cool timeline outlining big events of the past decade for her. I thought it was a neat idea.

Here is my past decade.

2000
  • graduated high school
  • left for college at Clemson
2001
  • finished my freshman year at Clemson
  • went to Chicago with my dad
  • lost a dear friend in a car accident
  • Dave and I became friends
  • began my sophomore year at Clemson
2002
  • changed my major from Elementary Education to Early Childhood Education
  • lived on my sorority hall
  • completed my sophomore year
  • began my junior year
  • moved into my first apartment with my friend Joanna
  • first time being a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding
  • turned 21
  • starting becoming more than just friends with Dave :)
2003
  • finished my junior year
  • went to Vegas with my dad to celebrate being 21
  • traded in my 92 Seafoam green Honda Accord for a White Chevy Trailblazer
  • began my Senior Year
  • moved into an apartment with Sally and Liz
  • began my practicum in 1st grade at Liberty Elementary School
2004
  • student taught Kindergarten at Liberty Elementary School
  • graduated from Clemson
  • got my first Kindergarten teaching job at Saxe Gotha Elementary School in Lexington
  • 2nd time being a bridesmaid in my friend Melinda's wedding
  • bought my first house
  • Morgan became my roomie
2005
  • finished my first year of teaching
  • began grad school at Columbia College
  • 3rd time bridesmaid in Lindsay's wedding
  • Dave joins the Army
  • moved to 2nd grade to teach the week before school starts
  • traded in my White Chevy Trailblazer for my Nissan Altima that I still drive
2006
  • 4th time bridesmaid in Katie's wedding
  • finished my one and only year teaching 2nd grade
  • Dave graduates from the Army and returns home
  • graduated with my M.Ed
  • went to NYC with Kelley
  • started my third year of teaching back in Kindergarten
2007
  • year 3 down
  • began year 4 of teaching
  • got engaged (September 7)
  • 5th time bridesmaid in Morgan's wedding
2008
  • finished my 4th year of teaching
  • began my 5th year of teaching at a brand new school - New Providence Elementary
  • got married (October 11)
2009
  • finished year 5 of teaching
  • 6th time bridesmaid in Nancy's wedding
  • began year 6
  • celebrated our 1 year anniversary in NYC
2010
  • I can't wait to see what this year holds!

And there you have it!
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Bedroom Makeover

I cannot believe I didn't take any before pictures, but this was such a spontaneous makeover. It started with my new bedding. From there I just had to redo the whole thing.
Here is the finished product!

Remember I asked you what I could replace this with?


Well I decided to take down the mirror that was hanging in our staircase. It was pretty ugly.


But nothing a little white paint I had lying around couldn't fix!


Perfect!


And the plain boring curtains were replaced with these fabulous burlap curtains inspired by Holly and a ton of leftover burlap from this project.



More views of the new and improved room


And my fabulous Christmas present from Dave found a home on my wall



I must say I am super happy!

Next...


The Master Bathroom!

I currently have 2 shades of blue on the wall trying to decide which to chose. This could take awhile...
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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sunday Blues

Do you get the Sunday Blues?

I do. Big time.

I can't believe tomorrow I have to return back to reality. I love being able to sleep in and do what I want when I want. I love not having the stress.

Sigh.

Here's to the second semester of school. May it go by quickly and swiftly.


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