Gold Foil Prints and Gold Foil Vellum now available in my etsy shop

May 7th, 2014

If you’ve been following my Instagram (@theprojectgirl), it’s no secret that I’ve been loving obsessed with all things gold foil. I designed these art prints, and had so many people ask how to get them, that I decided to sell them in my shop. Here’s a few quick images:

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Market Street for My Mind’s Eye

April 1st, 2014

I had so much fun a few months ago (amid lots of house craziness, of course) designing a new paper line for My Mind’s Eye. I got to see the actual product last week for the first time, and I was just completely floored at how beautiful everything turned out.

Of course I had to wait until MME released the line, and today they did on their blog. So check out the My Mind’s Eye blog for lots of images (including the papers, which I don’t have yet), and they also are doing a big GIVEAWAY. So go over there for your chance to win!

I was able to grab some product when I was at the warehouse last week, and so I snapped some pictures for your viewing pleasure. My favorite part, of course is how the pressed gold foil looks!

Let’s start with the 8×10 art prints (with foil!). My super favorite part of the line. I am so hanging these up in my office and around the house.

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Whats cuter than mustaches on dictionary paper?mustache-art-mymindseye

Of course, one can never have too much washi tape! My favorite is the black/gold stripe.
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These little gold foil button sets are just to die for! I love the gold edging on the backer card too.
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And the big chipboard sheets… so stinking cute! The camera, cursive words, and globe. Love it all.

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Construction Update – Surviving the move and Kitchen Progress

March 31st, 2014

Okay okay, I must beg your forgiveness on not posting for the past 5 weeks. I’ve gotten emails, texts, and calls from friends and readers begging for more updates. The beat goes on, so they say, and I’ve been on quite the ride the past 5 weeks. We had to move out of our rental before the house was done. I’ll tell you right now that this is a logistical nightmare. Even more so with 2 small children and a husband who is busy finishing a house.

If you want to hear all about it… read below, otherwise, skip to the pictures of the kitchen build!

So for 3 weeks were were without stable housing. I took the boys and went and stayed with my parents for nearly a week. This was great… and not so great. They live an hour from the house build, and with so much going on, I really needed to be close by the build site. Also with limited child care available, it was nearly impossible to work. And work is kind of a priority. So the boys and I headed back to the construction site and found a hotel a few miles away. Not quite a vacation, but not terrible either, we were able to get somewhat settled in a hotel, and have our regular babysitter help with the kids (a Godsend), and I was able to work once again. With an unknown closing date, we weren’t too thrilled to be paying for a hotel for days and days. So after a week, we packed up again and headed to a friend’s house for another week. Once we got the OK to move in, I was beyond thrilled, however the excitement was somewhat dampened by the fact that Mr. Project was going on a business trip early the following morning. Not so exciting being in an empty new house with just the kids and very limited toys/clothes/cooking implements/work supplies (who needs a desk anyway??). Not to mention no furniture, TVs, INTERNET (kill me!), and towels. Needless to say there were many break-downs most of which were me, not the children. Mr. Project was gone for 2 days, and in a twist of fate, we all caught a stomach bug upon his arrival back home… luckily I had found some towels and the washer and dryer were installed before he left. Unluckily, I was pretty much down for 2 days, and Mr. Project was right there after me.

After recovering, the past two weeks+ have been spent unpacking, organizing, moving everything into the house from the garage, and of course working. So blogging has been low on the priority list. It’s also been a bit overwhelming. So many pictures to edit, and wondering how exactly to divide the updates into digestible bits. At the end of the day its just easier to go get cozy in bed and rest then to commit to blogging.

But here I am, back and ready to get all these exciting pictures and moments documented. I’m just going to start small, and hopefully with momentum get  a lot posted in a short time period. Lets get started with the kitchen build!

To get an idea for the layout and design of the kitchen check out my Kitchen Inspiration & Style Guide. Looking back at it, we really did follow this pretty closely.

Mr. Project built all the cabinets for the entire kitchen+island. So these pics are all the various stages of install.

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First step was the wall cabinets where the range goes. This image is missing one last drawer cabinet on the far right. This was a little tricky in that the cabinets had to be installed before the countetops could be installed before the wall trim could be installed. So a lot was hinging on getting these cabinets in place.

The adjacent appliance wall was a BEAST. We were going for these built-in looking columns which funny enough required building actual columns. So build them Mr. Project did! 4 columns total.

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Here you can see the finished column on the right, and kind of see the one on the left. kitchen-progress-columns2-theprojectgirl

Mr. Project building one of the center columns using MDF (full weight), and 2x4s.

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