so with tomorrow being my birthday... i thought i would share with you a few things on my wish list! yes, i still make a list. on pintrest! as you know i have an antler/camo obsession- and the items on my list clearly reflect that! the coolest thing on my list this year, i think, are the 'give back boots' from the Boot Campaign. $50 go towards the boots and $50 go back to "Cultivating Awareness, Promoting Patriotism, and Providing Assistance" for men and women in uniform! i totally would wear these all the time!
this past week was all about food...and carbs didn't count:) so my friend ellie and i decided we wanted to make scones. we were both first timers to this, we went all out... streusel and all! i dont bake, much, ever... but these might have to be made again soon! these puppies were surprisingly easy to make and oh-so delicious. ellie- so glad we had this scone-date. it was delightful. **side note: ellie plays in THE BENJAMIN'S. you should check them out NOW!!!
day three.. we were getting antsy about sitting in the car... all.day. but the hills and mountains of tennessee were so beautiful it was another great and breathtaking drive. we drove across the eastern continental divide, through the great smokey mountain national park, right through nashville, only to end up at sunset in the cute little town of brentwood. we stayed in the most adorable home with an even more darling family:) with 'sandy' blowing through the north eastern states only a week before our trip, the foliage was almost non-existing. but by the time we made it to tennessee it was absolutely stunning!
i took this picture as we were leaving the next morning, on the iphone, #nofilter... just perfect!
after an early morning of walking/touring DC we got back on the road...
leaving DC, through virginia and ending up in north carolina by sunset.
only two states on day two made the day feel longer!!
we spent the night with good family friends of my families. we met them back in 1996, we were all living in germany at the time and have kept in touch and stayed close friends ever since! it was so nice to spend the evening with them, catching up over wine and a home-cooked meal. having friends spread out can be difficult, but in times like these, it was nice to meet up with them on an unexpected trip across the US!
last week I was on a road-trip across the country.. 14 states in 4 days. crazy? yes, a little. but fun and so beautiful at the same time! this week i am going to highlight the states we crossed each day with a favorite shot and or state-line sign to map out the route we took!
day 1: we left boston, had breakfast in rhode island, then drove through connecticut, new york, new jersey (both of which took 10 minutes to get though!) then on to delaware, maryland and ended the first days trip in DC...DC deserves its own post (stay tuned)!!
this week it finally happened- crazy ideas and months of how-to chatter came to life!
above my bead and headboard was looking a little bare, so i've had this idea to incorporate antlers, and a prayer, along with beck's amazing talent... here is what we needed to make it happen:
**check back tomorrow for the BIG REVEAL!**
along with the prayer we decided to use around the outline of the antlers.
i could not be more happy with the outcome! its defiantly one of my favorite things in my apartment now- and i will cherish it always!!
thank you, thank you to my girl beck- you have mad talents- xoxo
supplies: 2x4 ft chalk board- pre-painted $10 @ home depot 15ft crown molding - $10 @ home depot 1 can spray paint - $7 @ home depot chalk: around the house chalk paint pen: $4 @ michaels tools: saw/ angled edges heavy duty staple guy/ board to trim clamps/ board to trim sandpaper/ rough up the trim if you want aged look gray paint stain/ if you want to antique the trim
for not being the best baker- i liked how easy this desert was to make! i like to toss in ingredients by what looks good when i cook, so baking is really hard for me.. all measurements have to be exact- its frustrating!
(actually there have been serval deserts that have just landed in the trash due to me not following measurements and exact directions... oooops!!)
the squares turned out to be super easy, mess free and the perfect mix of pumpkin and chocolate! even the non-baker in me was impressed!
*only thing i changed- told you i cant follow directions:) - i substituted cinnamon for pumpkin-spice.