Thursday, October 28

Walgreens Canvas

So, if you know me, you know that I love pictures. They are all over my room.

Well, Nick and I had talked about getting a couple of our engagement pictures put on canvas, but it is pretty expensive.

The other day, Walgreens had a special where you could get $10 off  a photo purchase greater than $20.  I stumbled upon their canvas options and decided to try it out.  I ordered the 12X12, because that is the smallest that we wanted them, and I chose a picture that we love but weren't planning on using for the wedding.  I didn't want it to end up being really crappy quality but still feel like I needed to use it since I had paid for it. 

First of all, their canvases are already much cheaper than what I could find before.  For the size we ordered, a typical price is around $60.  The original price for the Walgreens version was $35, plus I had the coupon!

Well, I must say, I am pretty pleased with the quality! And for half the price, I think it was worth it!

I hope to order the other two pretty soon!

Tuesday, October 26

Love Is

Well, I have added 2 canvases to my Love Is collection.

I chose this translation because it is more of a literal reminder for me, personally. I can more easily catch myself demanding my own way than being self-seeking. Also, being irritable covers more than being easily angered. It's easy to say, "Oh, I'm not getting angry... I'm just upset." But getting irritated is the same as getting upset.

Anyone have any suggestions for the next few?

Thursday, October 21

2 months. 2 weeks. 2 days.

In 2 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days, I am moving to a town with an estimated population of 18,438 people. There is no Target, no Starbucks, no Chick-fil-a. The only sit-down major chain restaurants are Denny's and Applebees.

Now, this might not seem like a big deal. But let me paint a picture for you. I grew up in a "town" with an estimated population of 273,611 people. This town has around 20 Starbucks, 2 Targets, and 4 Chick-Fil-As. It is part of a metroplex with an estimated population of 6,447,615 people. When I went to college, I moved to a town of 126,217 people. This place was considered small and lame to most of its college inhabitants. I spent my summers in outside a town of 83,650 people. So basically, this is a big deal, people.

While it kind of freaks me out that a Target will now be a special event place instead of where I go when I get homesick or bored, I am still really excited about starting my new life such a new way.

Reason #1:

I mean, look at him. He's adorable. As much as I love skype, I can't wait to get to hang out with my best friend every day in real life.

Reason #2:
The weather.

This is partially true, and partially a fear. I am going to be there in the dead of winter. It snows there. A lot. Like, it's normal. I am excited because it is a change. Maybe I will like the cold weather! And I also love the clothes that go along with cold weather.

Reason #3:
New adventures.

As much as I am going to miss Common Grounds and IKEA and Target, I am excited to create new adventures with my soon-to-be husband! Everything will be new for me so I will just have to drop my expectations and get ready to learn.

Reason #4:
New friends.

Now, anyone who knows me well knows that I do not make friends quickly. But once I make them, I keep them. Being in Rolla will be a challenge for me, because I will only there for about the same time that it takes me to make friends. Ha. So, if I want to have any friends besides Nick and the 3 other guys I know, I am going to have to be vulnerable. Obviously, I want to have community with some of the girls who go to Nick's school. I know this is going to be difficult and painful for me but I am excited to jump in.

So, with that said, please keep in contact with me when I move. Skype is great. So is the phone. I am also a fan of written letters. :)

2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days...

Monday, October 18

He is jealous for me

I had a little fun last night making some simple art with some supplies I already had laying around the house. It's inspired by the song, "How He Loves" by John Mark McMillan. Another pretty popular version is by David Crowder* Band. Check out their awesome music video for the song HERE.

Anyway, I just took a few minutes to put this together... You can't tell from the picture that the music pages are more of an ivory color rather than the same color as the sketch paper... I loved it when I put it in the red frame... it's hanging on the wall outside my room now.

Thursday, October 14

just a great picture...

I mean come on, this is totally a framer.

Wednesday, October 13

*Phone rings*
I answer.

Me: "Halllooo Pooh!"
Nick: "Hallllooo Piglet!"

He gets me.

Tuesday, October 12

1330 miles from my lobster. aka Blair. dumb.

Monday, October 11

Wait... what!?

I am so confused... what is "BOBS" even supposed to stand for? hahah what the heck. I can't wait to see how this goes.