simple before and afters

just working on random little projects around the house this weekend. 

hobby lobby resin "L" (for half off of $9.99!) before
the pretty, white after.

hideous $2 thrift-store vase before:

the beautiful (and expensive-looking) after

i'm still amazed at what a little spray paint can do!


teared up just writing about him.

i just thought i should take a minute and talk about my boyfriend, ahem, fiancé. i just love him to death. i bicker at him all the damn time-but i really, really adore him. (even when he laughs in the middle of a story at a part that isn't funny because he knows the funny part is coming)
the dumb little things like that that annoy me are going to be the dumb little things i miss in 70 or so years.

i'm just super excited to marry him and i literally feel like i can't wait. 171 days to go (i got a countdown app on my phone!)

love you, j!



i really, really want a cricut expression 2. pretty sure i'm obsessed with them! i want one for wedding projects. (and afterward for scrapbooking!) :)i could make invitations, save-the-dates, rsvp cards, thank you cards, cupcake liners, favor tags, place cards, bunting, paper lanterns!, straw toppers. OMG i want it so bad!

there are so many cute ideas! i could even make labels for the food & dessert tables. or monogrammed labels for bottled water!!! too bad they cost 300 beans. :(