August 27, 2011

staircase frames: part I

Over the last year, I've been collecting frames of various sizes for a lil staircase photo collection. I found some watercolor paper in our office (which is slowly becoming the new baby's room!), and am thrilled I could put it to use--we've had it

I traced the frames onto the paper, and attached the cut-outs onto the wall with double-stick tape to get an idea of how I'd like the frames placed. I wrote whether or not the frame had a mat, and what size photo would fit into each frame, as well as marked where I would need to place a nail to hang them with a sharpie. (Genius idea--I would use wax paper next time.)

Now I'm in the process of deciding which pictures/memorabilia to hang up... the fun part. Or I should say, part 2. ;)

August 26, 2011

August 17, 2011

back to school.

I think this movie quote comes to mind every August... love it.  This year, it inspired me to send little "back to school" packages to my neices, just to let them know I've been thinking of them. They are going into 8th grade and 10th grade, and live in Arizona; they typically come out to visit us every summer and weren't able to this year--we're hoping to see them soon!
 Card for Lauren
 Card for Courtney

You can tell by the quality of these photos that I put these together at night.. :) I only spent about $8 per package (yay supply sales), which included pens, notebooks, a calendar, stickies, and a fabric book cover. 
So now, in the spirit of fall, I've put the original "You've Got Mail" from 1940 in my Netflix queue: "Shop Around the Corner." Have you seen this? How does it compare? It's gotta be cute.
I am really trying to enjoy the last bits of summer, but is anyone else super ready for fall to be here...?