Another way we personalized our wedding.
I had this 2'x2' foam core picture set out for our guests to sign. It didn't get around to everyone who celebrated with us but between this and the Shutterfly Guest Photo Book I made for people to sign in...we were overwhelmed with lots of love from everyone at our wedding! :)
Here's a shot of our first chalkboard wall. :) We were both so proud that the frame was actually centered and level! We use this as an inspiration wall, jotting down words and phrases to inspire our own restaurant concept one day. It's ever-changing and always evolving so some words mean something now..some were just fleeting thoughts...some, just plain silliness. :)
I couldn't decide which picture of our IKEA console I liked better, so I thought it best not to choose and go with them BOTH! I still want to actually put UP those pictures...maybe on a ledge perhaps, but since I will most certainly need two sets of hands to do it, I'll have to wait for a Sunday when Chad doesn't mind working on the house to help me. ;) Until then, they are fine where they are. (Don't you just love the candy cane colored striped candles that have been left on there since CHRISTMAS?!) Don't judge, just pretend they are solid red or something.. ;) Oh and the HU-MON-GOUS pine cone isn't holiday related either by the way... it's a year round accessory that I brought back (read: somewhat illegal contraband ;) from Yosemite. ;)
The newest additions to the Kelley house. :) A super fabulous, I've-been-looking-for-you-everywhere, where-have-you-been-hiding, Fork and Spoon find from Garden Ridge for a whoppin' $12 bucks!! I'm a HUUUGEE SUCKER for a great deal so you should've seen the look on my face when we stumbled upon these guys...talk about stupid silly! :) They're oversized, wooden, stained in a dark chocolate/espresso finish and unfortunately don't photograph as fabulous as they really are in person...but you get the idea. We were even lucky enough to find another pair that we are keeping for future use in our future house. (No plans to move yet, just thinking ahead ;)
Awww... and this little flying piggy friend that I stumbled upon at Ross. I couldn't NOT bring him home with me, he was just too darn CUTE! Oh and he's a bona-fide piggy bank too! Cute and functional?...SOLD! :) He weighs about a ton too, well not literally, but this chunk of solid iron would do some serious damage if it fell on a toe or something. OUCH!
Oh and that super adorable, don't-you-just-want-to-squeeze-those-fatty-cheeks, baby on the far left.. is... ME! :) I know, I was super cute, wasn't I?! No idea what the hell happened after that... ;)
The facebook photo I posted which inspired this blog post. :)
We had originally intended to hang the fork and spoon in the area where the menu is written, but when I realized we still had chalkboard paint left over and we could get a space for writing menu items and such, I took matters into my own hands and painted the wall while I waited for Chad to get home from work. Luckily he liked my idea better and loved that the wall finally had a purpose. :) I also like that the black paint creates a nice transition from the kitchen cabinets to the living area.