Still Chugging Along & Preparing to Move

Messy Apartment when preparing for a move

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Our house drama was coming to a major head, along with a bunch of other personal stuff.

Normally I’m a risk-averse person who likes to have everything planned in advance, so this year has been pretty trying for me in that regard. Originally we were supposed to close on the new house on January 15th, but it’s now February 25th and we don’t even have a closing date scheduled! My fingers and toes are crossed that our current plan will work (let’s call it plan C), but we have a back up to that in case our bank continues to give us a hard time.

Right now, we’re preparing to move, so our apartment is driving me insane. Here’s some photo evidence of the horror:

Messy Apartment when preparing for a move

Valentine’s Day Gift of Time Together

The gift of date nights out -- a DIY Valentine's Day book that gives the gift of time

You would think that having a blog would make me prepare for holidays in advance, but apparently that isn’t the case. I just finished George’s Valentine’s Day present, and I figured I would share it with you, in case you need a last minute idea.

The gift of date nights out -- a DIY Valentine's Day book that gives the gift of time

Since we’re just past Christmas, and George has a birthday coming up, I shied away from buying another physical item. We have too much stuff already, and I really just want to spend more time together doing fun things. We love to go out to eat, but it can become expensive very quickly (which is not so great for our budget!). I decided that for this Valentine’s Day I would give the gift of time together in the form of date nights out at restaurants.

[Eye] Glasses Valentine

DIY eye glasses Valentine -- You are spectacular

DIY eye glasses Valentine -- You are spectacular

I love Valentine’s Day for the totally dorky, but amazing puns that you’re able to make. Silly word plays are perfect for sweet Valentine’s messages, which is why I was psyched to make a glasses-themed Valentine this year.

Wooden glasses pieces from Michaels Crafts

I have these really neat wooden pieces in the shape of nerd glasses that I bought almost a year ago and still haven’t used (whoops). I decided to use the 3D glasses shape in a card.

My Creative Month: January 2015

My creative month: January 2015

Every month there are many small projects and events in my life that don’t make it on to the blog. My Creative Month shares some interesting tutorials I’ve tried, as well as a little peek into my life.

My creative month: January 2015

Oh January, what can I say about you? You started out as such a wonderful time. After all, I began my year on an amazing cruise with my family. But then, house drama, winter weather, and some other personal challenges were such a damn bummer.

I Love You Every Day Book

I love you every day -- A DIY book

Today’s project was actually something that I made a couple years ago, but I think I was afraid to share it because it is super-lovey, bordering on the creepy territory. Regardless, it’s a great handmade gift for Valentine’s Day, and I’ll stand by my work.

I love you every day -- A DIY book

This DIY book is a simple, but impactful, way to show that your love is there every single day.

Basically, I just wrote out “I love you” for every single day of the year.

Love book -- DIY project for your boyfriend or husband

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