Friday, August 26, 2011

Abe, Pretty Projects and Good Reads

Is it really already Friday!? I have been all over the place like a crazy person and on top of that, we have had family in town since last weekend. Speaking of last weekend, we traveled over to Lincoln's hometown of Springfield, IL with Mark's parents and toured the Lincoln museum. I'm not one to enjoy museum tours (ahem, Andi & Nat!!) but I actually learned a few things I didn't know about the man whose head resides on the U.S. penny. The picture above was too funny not to share. I thought that statue of ol' Abe was going to start moving about at any moment. Call me crazy but those wax statues give me the heebie jeebies.

Much to my excitement, I started, and completed a Pinterest inspired wall art project that I have been lusting over for weeks. It all started with this pillow and I am so happy with the results! I was so excited about this DIY project that I forgot to take pictures while in action. Major blogging fail. Luckily, I am making one more piece for the wall so I will document the process and post a how-to early next week. I also finally have my beloved gallery wall in the works! The frames are hung perfectly in place. Now the real challenge...filling them with happiness. If it takes me less than a week to decide, I will consider it a small home decorating miracle. My blonde sister, Sophie, has been in DIY home decorating mode this week, too- we help keep our creative minds in focus.

In other news, I finished Hoda Kotb's book and The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks in the last week. Both good books to read while snuggled up under a blanket. And now that those pages have been turned, I can dig into The Hunger Games! Teenybopper books? Yes. And I don't care if you judge me.

It's a homemade pizza and movie night at our house! Who wants to come for dinner?

Hoping everyone has a fantastic weekend!


  1. The Hunger Games are NOT teenybopper at all! By far the best books I've read in a long time. I read them all in less than a week! Josiah loved them too :)

  2. Wax statues are totally creepy. Let me know how the Hunger Games are! My coworker was talking about she started reading the first book on a Saturday ended up cancelling her plans for the night went to the book store and picked up the entire series.