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Heart It

I put together this little piece of art a few weeks ago and have been meaning to take a picture and post it, buuuut yeah, I’m slow.  I cut out a bunch of hearts on my Silhouette cutting machine to the size of my choice and spent more time than I thought trying to space them evenly in this frame, hah.   I just used a glue stick to glue them onto some plain white paper, then stuck it in this frame.  I was originally inspired from an Etsy shop that my friend had showed me.  I decided to go with flat hearts instead of folding them, and making a heart shaped pattern within my little heart mosaic.

I heart it.  You could easily punch out a bunch of hearts with a heart shaped hole punch too, such as this.

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It’s been awhile

I haven’t been thrifting/antiquing since this last summer probably, it’s sad.  Last weekend Danielle and I went for just a few short hours to see if we could find some treasures.   I usually have pretty bad luck when it comes to these things; I can’t really ever find what I am looking for, and if I do, it’ll be way too expensive.

I FINALLY found a crate that wasn’t over $30.  It was half that price, and I am definitely not willing to spend more than that (Chris and I are trying to collect a bunch for some projects).  I love old wood. That’s what she said.

How adorable is this little tree? I love it so much. I spotted it sitting up high on a shelf in one both while we were eating lunch. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have seen it!

Chris and I collect brewery coasters everywhere we go, so these were a good and surprising find (around $2 for each pack!). Someday we’ll find a project for them – any ideas?

Michigan Pt. 2

Part 1 here.

In the middle of our Michigan trip, we took a little 2-day adventure, just that two of us.  We kicked it off by driving from Flint to Grand Rapids.  Wow, I had NO clue that GR was such a cool little City.  It was probably the size of our town, but super nice with a GREAT downtown.  I loved that everything was old looking, but super clean and renovated feeling.

The majority of our day was spent checking out the Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The garden areas were pretty freaking neat.  Most of it was indoors, temperature controlled areas per the plant habitats.  It was cold and windy outside, but the desert plant area was hot and humid, the jungle plant area was humid and misty.

Those are some of my favorites from the outdoor sculpture areas.   There were tons of areas, and paths to take; we could have really stayed there all day wandering area finding new things.  I highly recommend if you’re  close, or even not close, to check it out.  The indoor sculpture gallery was really neat as well, but no photos were allowed.

The rest of our time spent in Grand Rapids was checking out a few beer spots, but that’s a whole separate post 🙂