Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pinterest Projects!

So I know many of you enjoy Pinning....well, I am kind of obsessed! I started with Pinterest before many even knew about it and I haven't stopped since. I love that website and I wish I would of thought of it. I thought I would go ahead and tell you about some of MY Pinterest projects.

The first one is my LOVE sign.
The canvas cost about $5 at Hobby Lobbby, the letters were $0.99 each, the two colors of paint cost about $1.00 each. So altogether it cost about $11 to make this (it was actually a little less than that because I had a Hobby Lobby coupon). Ideally, I would have it on a colored wall but since we live in an apartment we can't color the walls.

Next, little project was my "I love you because..." sign.

I bought the frame at Hobby Lobby, I already had the scrapbook paper, and I made the bow from old ribbons I had. I started with printing the "i love you because..." on scrapbook paper then I placed it in the frame. Don't ask me how I made the bow because it turned out pretty bad. Plan on redoing it whenever I get the chance. Then I bought dry-erase markers to leave notes for one another on the frame. I will have to say, at first, Andrew was hesitant but he has written a few things on there and now I do think he likes it. It is something different to spruce up the apartment a bit. Love it!

Another idea I got from Pinterest was to place all of my bracelets around an old hairspray can. It works great! You are supposed to color/paint the can; however, I haven't found the time to do that yet so it works for now. :)
Lastly, another great idea I got from Pinterest was to place all of my make-up brushes in a small container with coffee beans in it. I love, love, love this. Not only is it convenient because all of my brushes are in one spot but they also smell AMAZING. I love the smell of coffee! Easy and efficient project.
 That is all of my projects for now but I am sure there will be more to come. Sorry for the bad pictures...I need to get better at that to. I haven't figured out placement and lighting yet. If you want to see more of my Pinterest interest then follow me on Pinterest, just search Jen Langrehr!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Superbowl Weekend!

Even though our San Francisco 49ers didn't make it to the Superbowl we still had to celebrate! So, we headed to Indy to visit Adam and Lisa. It was an awesome time. We arrived at their apartment late Friday night so we settled in and then just visited the rest of the night.

Saturday we slept in...which was glorious...then we ate lunch at the "Spicy Pickle." It was a cute little restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana that had great salads, sandwiches, and pizza. When we finished our lunch Adam and Lisa gave us a tour of the Purdue campus...so nice! Then we went to this adorable coffee shop (where they had their first date) and got a few coffees and talked about life! haha!

Later that evening we went to Barnes and Noble (our husbands wanted to go...such nerds...but we love them). Then when we finished at Barnes and Noble we ate at this awesome Irish Pub called Nine Irish Brothers. The food was so good! We weren't crazy party animals that night but it was nice to come back to their apartment and just rest.

The next day was the SUPERBOWL so around 2 Lisa started preparing the amazing food for the party. Everything was so good. We had hot chicken wing dip, taco dip, deer sausage and cheese, veggies, and beer dip. Yummy! Plus, the taco dip and hot chicken wing dip were healthy versions of the original dips. Loved it! Sad to say, we left as soon as the Superbowl was over and headed back to Springfield. It was a great weekend and we had such an awesome time. Thanks again Adam and Lisa!