September Calendar

School is starting.
Fall is beginning.
Celebrate with us!



Featured on Remodelaholic!

Hey Guys! 

I'm a little late but I just realized my chalkboard suitcase was featured on Remodelaholic!

So exciting! Hop on over there and check it out.

Then feel free to spend three more hours browsing all of the other great projects!

We've been gone for a while, but don't worry. We'll be back very soon. I've got some cool projects to share and we'll be getting to work soon!



Free August Calendar Download

It's that time again!

We can't believe it's August already! We hope you enjoy this lovely calendar designed by Sarah!

Click here to download!



We're Still Here!

Don't worry, we're not dead or anything.

We've both just been super super busy. But we have some exciting things ahead! So please stick with us.

We'll have August's calendar available for download tomorrow, so don't miss that. We also have a couple projects and makeovers to share.

Here's a sneak peek of some senior pictures I shot recently and a furniture makeover:

More to come!



Surround yourself with beauty.

1. Take a lazy day tubing.
2. Watch a play in the park.
3. Buy flowers at the farmer's market.

Lately, I've been lucky enough to have some time to explore the town Ashleigh and I live in. During the school year, I really only spend time on campus, but being in the city during the summer has been turning out to be a lot more pleasant than I expected! I made a checklist a couple weeks ago, which has been forcing me to do new things and see more of the place that I live. 

I labeled this post about beauty because that is what I am surrounded by right now as I am writing to you! My boyfriend interns at the Columbus Art Museum, and so he brought these beauties home to me a couple nights ago from a wedding that took place there :)



The print below I found at a thrift store a couple weeks ago. I'm obsessed with it. 
Do you see a butterfly or two birds? 


The farmer's market that I mentioned earlier is in charming, downtown Worthington. I definitely hope to go back there more often! Near the market, there is such a cool place called the Igloo Letterpress where I picked up the postcards below. 



Remember this chair


Look at her now! Ashleigh and I sanded away all of the bugs, re-stained and reupholstered, so now it looks brand new! I picked up the chair for $5 and found this fabric at a thrift store for maybe two or three bucks!


I've also been meaning to ask advice about this piece! 
I found this coatrack about a year ago and have been meaning to repaint it! Finally I decided on a bright orange color! After sanding and priming the base, Ashleigh and I finally got started....and 4 coats later it was done! Well almost, I think it could actually use one more coat! Since it took, so long I put it back together and back in its place. What do you guys think? Should I paint the rest of it orange or possible just a few more sections? 




Decided to throw in one more photo of the millions of flowers in my room right now! Sorry our posts have been so spread out. We've been so busy this summer. Keep posted for the redesign of our blog though! Currently I'm sketching up a new logo and Ashleigh and I are off to a photo-shoot this weekend for our new header! ...We'll let you know how it goes!





How not to make Oreo filled cookies

My roommate, Isuri and I had been hearing a lot of talk about chocolate chip cookies filled with Oreo's. That's right, filled with Oreo's. How delicious does that sound? Have you ever made these??

So we set off, following this recipe. In a similar direction, maybe we could have tried this one!




We got a little carried away, so the video below took place. 

...About ten minutes later, we took the cookies out of the oven only to find out we did something wrong! Perhaps they didn't turn out as planned because we didn't sift the flour and/or added too many ingredients? We won't know until we try them again! Oh well, you don't become a master chef overnight!

Let us know how your results turn out!



Count the Days: July edition

Sorry for the delay of this month's calendar, but without further ado.. here it is! Free to download here.

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We'd love for you to mark it up with all of your summery plans! I designed it especially for you! Thanks for following and happy July! (Did you know it's the national month of ice cream??)



Flea Market Finds Pt. 1

Hey everyone! It's been a while! We've been busy and I think both Sarah and I were completely unplugged this weekend. It was nice but I definitely am looking forward to getting caught up with everyone's posts!

Anyway, as I alluded to in this post, Sarah and I headed to a flea market a couple weekends ago so we were able to cross that off our to-do list. We found so many great things that I think we may become regulars! So in this post we're going to share Sarah's finds. Come back tomorrow to see what I came home with!

First up, we have this little chair that we walked away with for a few dollars. It's solid wood and in good shape. It's already begun it's transformation and we'll be sharing that later this week.


Sarah found these old cans for cheap and loved the colors and old typography.


As you can tell Sarah loves old posters and advertising and bought this old theater poster/hand out thing for a few bucks.


A Picasso print for $5.


An old purse for $2. It's marked Fendi. We have no idea if it's real, but it's pretty neat either way. I scored some great stuff from the same lady that I know you'll all be jealous over :)


Lastly, Sarah's been wanting an old glove form so we stopped by the local antique shop that we knew had some so she could pick one up.


I hope you enjoyed our first round of flea market finds! Make sure to stop back tomorrow to see everything else we got :)

Ashleigh & Sarah



A Prototype Scarf

A couple weeks ago Sarah and I decided to try to revive our middle school sewing skills. It was a scary prospect but we borrowed a friends sewing machine and dove in head first.

Disclaimer: Fashion majors and people who actually know how to sew, look away. We have no idea what we're doing :)

We decided the easiest thing to try was a scarf. So we got started...

and 45 minutes later we had the machine threaded!


Sarah had a bunch of fabric remnants so we picked a few colors we liked, laid them out and cut them to approximately the same width.

This is me after sewing the first time since middle school!

We sewed all three pieces together to practice our straight lines ahah.

Then we pinned it and essentially turned it into a giant tube. We wanted it to be big and voluminous so it was pretty large.

Then we sewed it together so it was a giant circle. Here's Sarah rockin' the finished product.

We've got many more ideas! And with more practice we're starting to get the hang of the whole sewing thing. Maybe next time we'll actually look up some instructions or something :)



Intern Heroes!

Little Debbie currently has a contest running where interns can win free breakfast items by submitting a picture saying why they deserve Little Debbie breakfast.

If you didn't know, Sarah and I (along with two other awesome people) intern at the same ad agency. Today we decided to have a little fun and submit a picture! Here is our work of art:
From left to right: Katie, Ashleigh, Jake & Sarah

Jake was a good sport and let us photoshop him up as a Little Debbie wannabe. And a few short hours later, we found out that we won!

We can not wait to get that box in the mail!

So go check us out and spread the word if you know any interns!



Call me crazy...again.

I feel like the majority of my posts should start out this way. I posted my first crazy idea here and I'm still working on that one. Meanwhile, I saw on a blog (and I can't remember where!) that someone used contact paper to make chevron stripes on their wall. I thought this was a genius idea because I'm a renter and can't do anything permanent.

Well, if you know me at all, I'm not one to measure and take my time so chevron was not going to work for me. Stripes seemed simpler. I thought I had a one of a kind idea but as soon as I googled "tape on walls" I ran across this post over at High-Heeled Foot in the Door. So I'm not a genius haha but it was nice to find someone who had already done this!

I used three inch electrical tape that I ordered off Amazon. I'm kinda lazy so I skipped the measuring and math and just tried to space my stripes 5 inches apart. They aren't perfect but I'm ok with that. I'm pretty short so reaching the ceiling was a small victory in itself!

I picked up these vintage jello molds from Cindy over at Custom Comforts. I love the way they look with the gold mirror.

So, what do you think? I don't even know if I love it. I'm trying to picture a gallery wall behind the tv eventually. But I'm still not sold. The best part? I can take it down if I don't like it. I promised myself I'd live with it a few days before I take it down.

It is starting to grow on me :)


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