Friday, January 29, 2010

A year in review & our new place!

And yes, we're only kissing in 3 of the months. :) Someone asked me the other night how married life was. I said it was great and that we'd celebrated our one year anniversary just a few weeks ago. She looked completely aghast and said "you didn't!" I reassured her that we had, in fact, celebrated our one year anniversary on January 2nd. She proceeded to compliment me because we have not yet lost that "newlywed glow." One year down, forever to go! I hope we keep the newlywed glow as long as possible!


Also for your viewing pleasure, here's a pic or 2 of our new place! They're not cutely scrapped yet, but I'm excited to show them to you! 

My happy wall in the kitchen :) 
Frames were each $1 at DI and we painted them. The clock was $13 at Target. I'm still trying to figure out what to put in these frames. . . I'm thinking lots of eggs and birds pictures :) Or perhaps apple trees to go with the apples in the basket? What do you think?


First thing I made after graduating. I've had a lot of creative energy that's been suppressed for the past 21 years of my life! You can't really see it, but the brown fabric has a gorgeous floral pattern. Very subtle but it's what sold me on it! Bedding is next on the to-do list. :) 

This is in our kitchen...Sorry I'm too lazy to rotate it. We found that chandelier in a box at DI for $4. I got super excited and Cam told me there was NO way we were going to buy it. It was a nasty gold color and none of the pieces were put together. It was really a long shot that it would even turn on. A few coats of spray paint later and some DIY electric work by the one and only Cam the Handy Man and it turned on! Needless to say we're thrilled. :) 


Here's a picture of the piano in all it's gorgeous red glory. It fits nicely in our living room nook. You can see some scrapes along the front...It really took a lot to get it in the apartment! Thank you to EVERYBODY who helped me get this from Logan, store it, paint it, transport it, etc. There are about 20 of you. This was Cameron's Christmas present this year. And I have to say, it is the sweetest thing to hear him play. It sounds like a dream and Cam sure is happy to have the real thing :) 

Hope everyone is doing well! 


Jessica said...

I absolutely love the sign in your kitchen! i want one :) and I want you to scrapbook my life.. you're so talented!

Melissa Zuber said...

Congrats on the new place and one year down.

Ashley and Ben Dilsaver said...

I like the pics of you over the whole year! Congrats on hitting one year! That's exciting. Looks like you have a great new place :).


Whit N Adam said...

your house is CUTE! thanks for sharing pictures :) the bridal show isn't until august, so i'm giving myself plenty of time to plan if i do decide to do it.

Lindsay said...

Kristin-the chandelier-brilliant! Look at the two of you! Captain Do-it-yourself! And the year in review is probably my favorite scrapbook page that you've done. It's really cute!

Lori said...

Ok. Love this post! From the cute "1 year" monthly pics scrapbook page to the decorating on a dime... to the amazing piano! What an awesome job you do, Kristen... at life in general! :) I think Allen has amazing cousins and I'm excited to get to know all of you even more!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Super cute! Congrats.. a year late, but just finding your blog! haha

I would love to do something similar to your photo collage to put in our christmas cards this year. Did you use a certain template that you could share with me?