Everything Old is New Again

In our moving process, we have tried to be as frugal as possible, and have had some individuals who have generously offered to give us pieces of furniture and d├ęcor that they no longer had use for. Most of these items have required a little updating and personalization to make them our own.

Case in point, the patio furniture below that my in-laws gave us. The traditional wicker and iron furniture was in great shape, and we were so happy to have it. In looking for an inexpensive way to update it and make it our own, we took a dozen cans of black spray paint to it and added some outdoor cushions from Ballard Designs, and ta-da! We love the finished product!

Check out the before and after below.


Someone moved...

Moving announcement from Tiny Prints...isn't it cute?

Savor the Summer

As summer winds to a close I want to share my favorite recipe of the season. In case you missed the July issue of Southern Living magazine, it featured a recipe so easy and so delicious that it is sure to become a fast favorite. I have taken pictures of the finished product in my kitchen, but felt that this recipe deserved the best: a professional picture, straight from the magazine itself. Please click on said picture to go directly to the magazine's website and obtain the recipe. Still not convinced? Prep time is only ten minutes, but the admiration received for bringing this to the table will last a lifetime. - LG
PS- Can you tell I love an easy to make dessert??

Pretty Things

Where did I find these pretty jewelry stands? None other than Urban Outfitters, which actually has three web pages of jewelry organizer options.

Wedding Wednesday: Martha

I don’t think I have been inside a Walmart since the rise of Target many years ago, but Martha Stewart’s new wedding collection may just be enough to change my mind. Some of the items are forgettable, but some are actually really cute.
Online, the different lantern options look especially cute for a wedding shower or summer gathering. Perhaps a little trip is in order this weekend….

Hang Ups

As you may have noticed, things have been slow around The Plan lately. Lauren has been gearing up for a soiree she hosted this past weekend, and I have been prepping to move.
Excuses, excuses – we know.

Anywho, while planning for our move, I have come across a plethora of tips and ideas on other people’s blogs.

Here is one of my favorite tips, from Newlywedisms.

How to Hang Wall Art
My husband has a tendency to make about 5x the amount of holes needed when hanging pictures and sconces, so we will definitely be using this technique (so simple!) at our home…and save our walls a lot of paint and spackle!