Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Big/Little was Sunday night, and it was a blast! I will show some pictures later, but I wanted to show off some paintings I made. I am so glad I was able to actually do what I imagined! I painted a chevron pattern on two canvases, then did an initial. It turned out really well! Here's what I did:

First, I painted two canvases white.

The second thing I did was grab a pencil and a ruler and measure off my chevron pattern. Then, I taped off the lines, and started painting.

After I finished those two paintings, I had to wait and see who my littles were! Once I found out, I went out and purchased a wooden letter for each girl. I traced those onto the canvas, and taped straight lines where I could. At some spots, I had to freehand it, which was a little nervewracking, but it turned it nicely I think:

I absolutely LOVED doing this project. It was so much fun, and it felt like such an accomplishment to make something I was proud of! (I seriously considered keeping these. Because I love my littles, I gave them up... Next assignment is making one for myself, no joke.)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You're Invited!

One of the things I love to look at are wedding invitations, and save the dates. The individuality of the couple is already emerging and apparent before you even arrive at the ceremony, and it's a great way to show a sneak peek of what the wedding might look like! Here are some beauts I've seen recently:

First Step: Save the Date

Next Step: Invitations

Love it!

The {Substitute} Teacher is IN

So. Today I started a new job! I am a substitute teacher now--which is just flat out crazy. I subbed today in a middle school, and I loved every minute of it. LOVED it. So much so that I'm pretty sure that I looked like a kid on Christmas. It was so much fun, and I feel like today was a little affirmation that, yes, I really want to/should be a teacher. And I. Am. So. Excited. But here was the funny thing about today: kids called me by my last name + miss. And I had a name tag.

It was so weird.
But don't get me wrong, totally awesome.
But really weird.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bevo BBQ

September 30th was fun.
Why, do you ask?
Well, it's because it was Bevo BBQ, Theta's Western-themed date party the weekend before OU/TX. (While we're at it, how 'bout them Sooners?!?!) Anyway, Bevo was a ton of fun! Every year, girls decorate buckets for their dates, and basically give their date a goody basket. This year, I made one for my date, J! And personally, I think it turned out pretty well:

Easy peasy, and a blast to make! Here are some other fun pictures from Bevo:

Our group! It was so fun to be with them.

We...like to be Charlie's Angels.

Our friend, L, a Chi-O! We love her. A whole lot.

C and I kiting my date, J! (My friends and I have a theory that boys love to be kited...)

Me and my roomies! I love living with these two girls!

Bevo 2011=success

Monday, October 10, 2011


So over Labor Day weekend, my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. (I know this was months ago, and I'm just now posting, but you know, it's all good.) Anyway, there was a huge celebration, and we had a lovely clubhouse in which to decorate and go to town in. So, I decided to copy an idea I saw on Pinterest that I thought was perfect for the party.

The inspiration:

My version:

It ended up being really easy! I edited all the pictures, and turned them black and white, lightened, sharpened, etc. (Made them massive display ready.) Then I went to Kinkos, had three of each picture printed, then cut the white space around the picture off. (No border.) Then, on the wall, with painters tape I outlined a "5" and a "0." After that, I started putting pictures on the wall! Some areas were difficult because it was a corner, or too wide for the line, something like that. But overall, I think it went really well, and everyone liked looking at the wall! It was a ton of fun to do, and I thoroughly enjoyed piecing it together in celebration of my grandparents.

Dawn and Jerry
November 1961

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pinspiration Wednesday

Here are some pretty little things on Pinterest that I've seen this week. Things I've seen and said to myself, "Gee, Sarah, you could probably do that...."

I just realized that this post and my previous post both had the day of the week in the title. You guys are so lucky to have someone like me keeping track of the days of the week for you. (P.S. Tomorrow is Thursday--just so you know. I wonder what creative title post I will come up with tomorrow? Probably something ingenious that will blow your mind, like "Sandwich Thursday" or something equally stimulating.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011