Halloween teaser

Project: Family room

Have you ever gone shopping and wanted something so badly? I always give myself a rule. If it's been weeks since you saw it and it's still on your mind, BUY IT! Most of the time I've forgotten it by the time I make it home but it wasn't the case with this mirror. I saw it at Pottery Barn almost 2 months ago and haven't gone a day without thinking about it. Back then it was $280. My price...$70! I waited and waited forever for the store to mark it down. So happy I waited!

 Tyler using his construction skills - youtube trained. He learned how to use toggle bolts to hang heavy pieces. They hold up to 100 lbs and were so easy to use. 

I hung the sconces to finish the look. 

And the final product...

What's his is mine...

So whenever Tyler goes to Italy for work I find projects to do to keep me busy. Recently I have been obsessed with wreaths. Any type of wreath. Earlier this year I made a hydrangea door wreath with some hydrangeas I had lying around the house. I wanted to make more wreaths to hang above our bedside tables in our bedroom. I didn't have flowers left so I decided to make it out of an old book. I rummaged through all of Tyler's old book and found one that looked old enough - assuming he wouldn't mind me tearing it apart. So I went for it.  A few hours later (plus a lot of hot glue!) I finished 2 book wreaths. One for each side of the bed. I ended up adding an empty frame I found at Michaels to finish the look. The next day I called and asked Tyler about the particular book I used and later found out he just bought that book!! Oops! I guess I need to realize that just because we got married, what's his is NOT mine ;)


The best husband ever!

 I couldn't  have asked for a better husband. Tyler is up for doing anything whether it's walking around the mall, getting pedicures, grocery shopping, or getting a homemade facial.  You name it, he'll do it. He will always take time away from his busy work schedule to spend some quality time with me. Thanks Tyler for being my best friend and the best husband ever!!!


Return Activity from Italy

Upon touching down on Houston soil Amanda awaited my return with an great surprise activity that works wonders for a married couple and their feet...a pedicure.  Yep, I am who I am, my feet are strong-er and spending time with my wife was the best cure for a lonely two week work trip.


My other half

I think this picture would look a lot better if I was standing on the other side of the leaning tower of Pisa. Recently Tyler has been traveling to Italy for work. Sounds glamorous, right? I could say this was probably true the first time he went over but he has spent so much time over there within the last 6 months that Italy has now become a swear word in our relationship! He is such a hard worker and I admire his hard work and dedication. Way to go Ty!