Oh my goodness, this past week has been a whirlwind!
Remember when I said we JUST moved to NC?
Getting settled just takes longer and longer each time you move. Whew!
Luckily we have an awesome support team of friends and family
Including this week's guest blogger, Caroline from CSquared.
She and I go WAY back and I love love love her!
It's only natural that I have a NC born and bred lady
to do my first official guest post after the move.
Boy are ya'll in for a treat...that's right, we say "ya'll" around here! :)
It's all yours, Caroline!
Hey y'all, this is Caroline from CSquared. I spend my time blogging away on my little piece of the web about life, the mishaps & excitement of travel, baking, Pinteresting projects, home improvement, and fun with friends and family.
I'm so happy to be over here blogging at Blissful Bucket List today!
Especially because it means that my friend Sarah, who I've known since age THREE (crazy, right?!), is back in NC! Wahooo!!! We sure have missed her while she was in Louisiana, but are super pumped to have her back home :)
One great thing about growing up in a small town - and staying around after school - is that your friends are people who have known you for over 20 years. Even at the ripe ole' age of 26.
We've been to preschool together, the 5th grade dance, 8th grade graduation, birthday parties, middle school, high school, graduation parties, college, bachelorette parties, and each other's weddings. Pretty amazing stuff right there.
In 2010, bunches of us got married. It was an insane (and expensive) year to say the least.
That means that this summer was our (and lots of our friends) 2 year anniversary.
To celebrate year 2, and to keep accomplishing our 12 Pinteresting Things of 2012, Chelsea (another friend of Sarah's/mine from pre-school until now) and I sat down to get crafty.
This month we decided to make burlap monogram letters. In honor of our "new" monograms from 2 years ago. These were originally found here.
The trick here is to have a man who can create a stencil, trace, and help you paint in the lines.
Or put on your big girl panties and do it yourself, but who does that when you have an artistic husband around?!
I'm not going to fight his perfectionism in Pinterest crafty-ness.
Even without Cameron though, I'm confident you could do this. Just don't tell him I said that.
Supplies you'll need:
Three canvases (two small, one large), burlap, paint, paintbrushes,
a staple gun, a sharpie, and a stencil (if desired)
Here's how it works:
Clearly this hasn't made it to it's final home yet, but I figured I'd show it to you up on our mantel so that you can better tell the size. I can't wait to hang it up!
Thanks for having me today, Sarah. So glad to have you & your sweet family home :)