Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gallery Wall

So.... in keeping with the theme of home improvement projects I've been on lately, this past weekend, I decided to tackle the space above the couch. It has been bare since we moved in-about 5 months ago-but it's just such a large space that I couldn't commit to putting something there. I debated finding a great piece of art, a mirror or some large photographs, but in the end, nothing 'spoke' to me. 

That is until I was perusing my favorite (addictive) website pinterest! I ended up pinning a bunch of great gallery walls that people had in various places around their homes. I thought this was something I could tackle, so I headed off to Target to get some great frames-I did a mix of black and white-and printed out some of my favorite photos. I wanted a mix of family, places we loved, our pup, and of course, some of us as a couple.

Okay-living room gallery wall-check!
Onto the next :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

master bedroom update

This past weekend, our master bedroom got a major update! Thanks to my in-laws who bought us new sheets for our 2nd anniversary-apparently it's the "cotton anniversary" so it was very apropo!

Here are some of the before's...please don't judge-I just took pics without tidying it up :)

And here are the after's! I was inspired by the gray sheets, and picked up some soft gray curtains via target, a new duvet cover via west elm and I added a pop of color with a green blanket I had via west elm and a green arm chair (thrifted) for a reading nook...I think it's quite an improvement!

I absolutely LOVE my new reading nook! Since it's our only bedroom, if I wanted to watch TV, I had to sit on the bed...which wasn't always enjoyable.  Now I have this sweet little nook to read, relax and watch my shows :) It's only a start, I'm planning to add a gallery wall above the bed, and some other pops of color to the walls!

I'll keep you posted :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Vacation Part 2

Part 2 of our summer vacation brought us to Cape Cod to Nick's side of the family. With this group, you can always expect lots of games, late nights, great food, and tons of laughs!

On the ferry to the Cape!

Games in action!

The Champions!

Gaming into the night


The Fam!

Celebrating our 2 year anniversary!

The guys

The Girls

Great times, great friends!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Vacation Part 1

Part 1 of our summer vacation brought us to Martha's Vineyard to hang with my side of the family, including some great lifelong friends (who we also consider family). We ate amazing food, beached a ton, and enjoyed some of the local sights-it was vacation perfection :)

Love the Vineyard!