Chalk Art

Have I mentioned that my sister got married this summer? Yes? Are you sure? Well, the wedding gave me a chance to spend some quality time with chalk lettering. I've been interested in chalking for a few months now, so I was really excited to experiment with it for Mary's reception. I did about 12 or 13 large pieces that were hung around the building. I think they turned out so well and really appreciated Mary trusting me with the job! What a girl!

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I'm pretty sure I'll have chalk dust in my lungs for the rest of time, but that's a small price to pay in the name of love and aesthetic.

Thanks to my brother for the photos!

Rainbow Connection

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I've lighted in Lexington, Kentucky, this month for some quality time with my sister Sarah, her husband Jeremiah, and my spectacular niece Glory! Glory's room needed some livening up, so Sarah and I took on the task of dyeing a plain white rug. Dyeing was a new frontier for the two of us, so here's a look at our brave journey into the unknown.

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We love it! And Glory keeps trying to lick it, so we think she loves it, too! Turns out, dyeing stuff is fun, easy, and rewarding! I want to try the wall-to-wall carpeting next. Good idea?

Will You Be Mary's Bridesmaid?

As I mentioned earlier, my sweet sister celebrated her marriage this summer. Rewind to January when the wedding plans were cranked into motion. One of the first things Mary did was ask her bridesmaids to, well, be her bridesmaids. She decided to give them each a pair of earrings to wear at the wedding, along with a little poem and handwritten note. I was maid of honor (duh) and got the job of putting together these special boxes! Admittedly, my first idea was to mail each girl a piece of notebook paper that read "will u b my bridesmaid? check one." with two boxes that said "yes" or "no". This idea was much better...

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oh yeah. did i mention there were SIXTEEN of us? the more the merrier. or, mary-er, i suppose!