Thursday, April 15, 2010


I'm trying out a new method for my blog post titles. It's something I've seen posted as peoples' facebook statuses (status'? stati?) Anyway, the idea is to pick up the closest book to you and turn to page whatever, and choose word/sentence # something or another and that's what is supposed to describe you.

So, being that I am flanked by two full bookcases, I reached over to the shelf on my right (because I'm right-handed) and (without looking) chose a book. I opened the book to a random page and chose the 8th word (because my birthday is on the 8th.)


Oh come on, don't get excited. No one would ever guess it. It was A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. I should revisit that one.

Well, so I was all excited because I was like "awesome! 'quick' is a great title for this post because that's exactly what it's about!" Except that I just gave you a 2 paragraph description of how I chose my blog post title. Not so quick anymore, but I digress.

Let's talk about QUICK and ridiculously easy (and FREE) artwork.

I stumbled across a neat little site through my blog grapevine, called Daily Drop Cap. Every day there's a new embellished letter of the alphabet. If you're like me, you kind of like monograms, but feel that mostly they can be misconstrued as self-centered and arrogant. Kind of like having a million pictures that you have taken of yourself and framed all over your house.

Maybe no one else thinks that about monograms. Maybe I'm weird.

But in this site, you can see that these aren't just mere monograms, but works of art! So I got right down to it and dug out two picture frames that have been sitting empty for over a year, waiting for something to fill their empty souls. (Too much?)

Helloooooo half-off photo frames at Hobby Lobby!

Then I went to Daily Drop Cap and chose this...

is for Sara!

And this...

is for Kennedy!

Then I printed them to size and viola!

Framed artwork, cheap and personal!

Here they are on our front entry table. I'm very excited about these, if you can't tell. I might try them out on our night stands as well!

The End?


Courtney said...

Your initials are a lot prettier than mine would be. I love the idea though!

Mateya said...

Hi there! I just came across your blog and read that you used to live in South Dakota and have pictures from Sioux Falls. I have grown up in South Dakota my whole life and I live in Sioux Falls now! Funny that you miss Bracco...but I don't blame you, it's delicious!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! It's now on my list of 'things to visit each day'!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I'm soooo doing this! Thanks for sharing about that site! I like the monograms you chose - so chic!

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