The crafty person in me is obsessed with holidays, changing seasons, special occasions, etc. Of course I have to decorate for all of them! So what if no one sees them but Matt and me? It just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
For my birthday in October my momma gave me a really cool wooden monogram with Matt and my initials. She ordered it on Etsy. Just type in "wooden monogram" on Etsy and there are so many options to choose from. I stared at it for a few months trying to figure out what to do with it. I finally had an idea! Put it in a wreath!
I got a grape vine wreath at Michaels ($5 or less if you have a coupon) and silver wire balls that I also got at Michaels. I got 2 bags of the wire balls that were about $5 a bag. I attached everything to the wreath with wire from the jewelry-making aisle. I started out turning it into a Christmas wreath! I added twinkling LED lights and a red ribbon. After Christmas I couldn't get myself to take it down though! I took the lights out and left it up throughout January. In February I painted and distressed the monogram with sandpaper and replaced the red ribbon with pink ruffle ribbon and a chevron wooden heart (also at Michaels). I left it up for a while after Valentines day but with March quickly approaching I turned it into a St. Patty's wreath by adding green polka-dotted ribbon (lets just go ahead and say everything is from Michaels...my second home). And after that it's going to be transformed into Easter! I love that it's so easy to change to fit whatever time of the year it is. I attach the ribbon with a little piece of wire. I'm keeping the bows to reuse year after year.
I got a little head start on the Spring decorating this year because my dining room table really needed some love and bright colors were calling my name.
I got the milk cartonesque thing at Michaels. It was originally $16 but it was on sale and I used coupons to get it less than $9. I put the flat moss in the bottom of the container and put brown cord bows (from the jewelry-making aisle) on each glass jar. I filled the jars with clear pebbles and got all of the fake flowers and berry picks at Michaels as well. I'm really weird about fake flowers but these are an exception. I love them! They were also on sale and I used coupons to make them less. The birds I got for $1. Let's just say I got everything at Michaels except for the burlap (got it at Hobby Lobby). Michaels has burlap though. Just discovered that fact and it opened up a whole new world. I'm obsessed with Hobby Lobby but I live in Midtown and Germantown, Cordova, and Collierville aren't necessarily around the corner. I have a Michaels literally 5 minutes from my house. It's probably a bad thing that it's so convenient. Anyways, I love the pop of color and springy feel it adds to my table. Matt, my husband, has been traveling a lot and I made him Valentines dinner on February 22 (the day he got home after Valentines day). The dinner was an EPIC fail but at least the table looked good!
This is just a side note but let me tell you a little bit about this weekend. Matt was out of town on business and I hadn't seen him in 2 weeks. He came home Friday night-Sunday noon (so 1 full day) before he had to leave again for 2 more weeks. Friday night I made him the epic fail late Valentines dinner. Well, my noodles clogged the pipes and nasty sink noodly poo started backing up into the other side of the sink AND my bathtub. I also got a nasty cold on Friday. Perfect timing. So Matt spent his whole weekend home unclogging pipes while I was blowing my nose in the other room. Soon this story is going to be REALLY funny. It already kinda is because everything is fixed and back to normal and I'm starting to feel better. When he comes home in 2 weeks I think we'll eat OUT.
This pic I find hilarious. Just chillin under the house via our secret trapped door in the closet.
So yeah...there was that.
I also started making burlap door hangers. I made a heart (for Valentines of course) and I made my momma a "Go Tigers" one. If you're interested in purchasing one let me know!
Although I've really been missing Matt this month, February did have some great moments! Both of my parents had birthdays! I'm so thankful for both of them. I couldn't ask for better parents.
On my dad's birthday I hung out at their house all day and decided to shoot some skeet. It just came so naturally. I hit my first 2 on my first try and went on to get 11/13 using 3 different shot guns. My dad, brother, and Great Uncle had their jaws on the floor. Hahaha. I had no idea. Thinking about making it my new hobby. There's definitely no denying that Richard Cave is my father! I woke up today with a MASSIVE bruise on my arm from the kickback on the guns. Hurts so good. Never been so proud of an injury. I think I made him proud on his birthday. Hahaha. Thinking about starting another blog about gun techniques. I need to bring out the Duck Dynasty redneck in me. I ain't no yuppy girl, Jack!
Matt and I also celebrated our 6 year dating anniversary the day he left. We started dating when I was a Sophomore and he was a Senior in high school. I asked him to a Sadie Hawkins Valentines dance at my school on February 10, 2007 and we've been together ever since! I've loved every second.
That's all for now! Hope yall had a wonderful Valentines and don't forget to wear your green on March 17!