This year for Christmas, Greg bought me a lovely, lovely Lensbaby selective focus lens for our nikon..something I've been wanting forever! For Greg, I stealthily rented a boat, picked up lattes and bagels and we took it out for a spin on Saturday. It was such a great Christmas! Hope you had a lovely one, too!!
With Christmas only a few short days away, I wanted to let you all know how grateful I am to have met you! My blog still has a long way to go, but I am shocked at how far it's come!!
From the very first comment I received [from the lovely Mrs. French] to my first guest post ever thanks to amazing Rhianne, I'm hooked on blogging + have my lovely readers to thank! There were so many times when it seemed easier just to give up on the blog, but with every new reader, comment + email, I realized there was a wonderful community of bloggers out there + I want to be a part of it. A special thanks to Alissa of Grace's Birdcage because without her support + lovely comments when I started this blog, I really may have given up!
And a big
to every one of you for being here + supporting my blog! It means so much to me!
And just for fun, here's a piece from that guest post I mentioned. The topic was "All I want for Christmas is..." The blog world hasn't helped my shopping habit, but it has exposed me to beautiful designers, photographers, etsy shops + people!
**UPDATE- Amy is going to use this design plan for her January + February window display! Hopefully I'll be able to share a photo or two with you!**
My friend Amy, who owns this adorable boutiquein the idyllic mountain town of Wrightwood, recently asked me for some ideas + inspiration for her store's windows. I was so excited to help! I created a moodboard for her, which is more inspirational than literal, however I have a plan to make the elements in the board come to life. I hope you enjoy a little bit of wintery inspiration this Friday afternoon! [please make sure click to enlarge so you can see all the details!]
Step 1: Gather your materials. You'll need terracotta pots, [mine are from Home Depot] white paint, a stiff bristled paint brush, a spray bottle filled with water + sandpaper
Step 2 and 2.5: Paint the pot white, covering most of the surface, but leaving a few spots unpainted. I don't have photos of step 2.5, but while the paint is still wet spray the pot with water [on the 'stream' setting] so some of the paint runs.
Step 3: Once the paint is dry, [it should only take a minute or 2] start sanding. Sand heavier in some places + lighter in others until you achieve the look you want.