#FLANNELDISCO ALT SUMMIT PARTY

Last week Krissy Price, Lauren Wells, and I had the opportunity to host a mini-party on the last night of Alt Summit in Salt Lake City. Our party was sponsored by Joann Fabric and Crafts and Alt. I had such a wonderful time meeting new friends and chatting with the sponsors.

I can’t thank these two lovely women enough for all of their help and friendship throughout the experience and for Kelly from Cloudy Day Gray for being our super woman. We can’t wait to see you again Kelly!

flanneldiscopost001Silver tinsel and disco balls everywhere flanneldiscopost002I made these disco ball planters from some disco balls I purchased at a discount store here in Massachusetts. Then I hollowed them out (with a steak knife, very fancy). Krissy did all of our florals and they were definitely a highlight of the evening.flanneldiscopost003 flanneldiscopost004 flanneldiscopost005 flanneldiscopost006 flanneldiscopost007 flanneldiscopost008 flanneldiscopost009 flanneldiscopost010 flanneldiscopost011 We had a floral headbands station at the entrance to the party where guests could build their own adornments before going in to dance their hearts out.flanneldiscopost012 flanneldiscopost013We spent several evenings braiding strips of fabric to make all of the headbands. Worth it. All of the fabric we got from Joann’s.  flanneldiscopost014 Krissy is crazy. She sewed an entire dance floor out of flannel from Joann’s. So baller.flanneldiscopost015 flanneldiscopost016 flanneldiscopost017 flanneldiscopost018 flanneldiscopost019 Alt winter 2015 - Justin Hackworth Photography Alt winter 2015 - Justin Hackworth Photography Alt winter 2015 - Justin Hackworth Photography Alt winter 2015 - Justin Hackworth Photography The three of us built this photo booth backdrop (fabric is not from joann’s in case anyone is looking for this buffalo plaid). flanneldiscopost024 flanneldiscopost025 flanneldiscopost026 flanneldiscopost027 flanneldiscopost028 flanneldiscopost029 flanneldiscopost030 flanneldiscopost031 flanneldiscopost032

Thank you to everyone who came and danced with us! If you’re looking for photo booth pictures you can find them HERE.

PICTURE DUMP

I took the last few months off from working on anything on here because I wanted to really think about the content I want to be publishing going forward. It was also the busiest part of wedding season/the holidays. I’ve had some time to sit down and set some goals and brainstorm ideas and I’m excited to jump back into posting again. The blog is going to take a little bit of a different (and hopefully better) direction this year. Hopefully it’s something you all like!

 

And now a little catch up on us, and we’ll move on to newer things:

Our BFFs Monica, Heidi, and Harry came down and visited us for a couple days.

UPDATE0001Jane has really taken to being a home depot helper, she was especially fond of helping choose mums for the porch this fall.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetOne of our two weekends in Martha’s Vineyard. The Harbor View hotel in Edgartown is top notch, for anyone planning a trip.  Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetLots of dinners outside on the patio.  UPDATE0004Our college friend Linsday from London Photo came and did our family pictures. UPDATE0006 UPDATE0007 UPDATE0008 UPDATE0009 Christopher played soccer but decided it wasn’t for him. “I want to go home, I’m tired of running.” Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI braved a climb to the top of our 15 foot ladder and put up a swing for the kids. Jane has only fallen out once thanks to an overzealous push from Christopher.  UPDATE0011 Still feeling like ballers living by the ocean. UPDATE0012 UPDATE0013 Jane is coloring on everything. If you plan on coming by give me a few minutes warning so I can get the magic eraser out. UPDATE0014 My mom and dad sent me my grandma’s piano for my birthday. I love having it here. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThe kids love it too. The piano may feel differently… UPDATE0016Jane and her friend Natalie went to the zoo in Providence. It’s definitely the best zoo in the area. If you’re in Boston head down there for a zoo, skip Franklin Park and DEFINITELY skip the Stone Zoo.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetWe are working on our bedroom right now. We got a new bed, and lights and built some floating night stands. That plant has already been killed by Jane the plant dumper :( Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Another trip to Martha’s Vineyard. These are from Lucy Vincent Beach in Chillmark. It has some awesome cliffs and large rocks. UPDATE0020 UPDATE0021 UPDATE0022 Momma and Poppa Hansen came! We filled them with fish and chips. UPDATE0023 UPDATE0024 UPDATE0025Chad’s brothen Kellen came for a visit for one day too, UPDATE0026 UPDATE0027 Apple picking with Grandma Jil. UPDATE0028 UPDATE0029 UPDATE0030Fall festival with Grandma and Grandpa B. Processed with VSCOcam with s4 preset Processed with VSCOcam with k3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with k3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with k2 preset Halloween.Processed with VSCOcam with x1 presetBedazzling UPDATE0036 UPDATE0037A surprise birthday stay at the Verb hotel and a bruins game for Chad’s birthday. UPDATE0038 UPDATE0039 Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset UPDATE0041 UPDATE0042 Jane turned 2!UPDATE0043 UPDATE0044We introduce the Snoop dog into our family. After re-homing Buckley 6 months ago we really missed our doggie friend.  UPDATE0045 Processed with VSCOcam with f1 preset Thanksgiving snow!UPDATE0047 Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset UPDATE0049 Processed with VSCOcam with c2 preset A family trip to NYC (museum of natural history, central park, FAO schwartz)UPDATE0051 Santa!UPDATE0052 Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetChad and I had a wedding published in the GORGEOUS new publication, Geraldine. It’s available online and at select Anthropoligie stores. Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetOur first Christmas in our house. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetOn to the new year! UPDATE0057

APPLE PIE TOPPING

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I posted this dessert topping recipe over on You Are My Fave a little while ago (like a year ago), but thought I’d share it again here as we’re getting into apple picking time and I’m sure a lot of you are wondering what to do with those huge bags of apples you picked.

This is a really easy, and really delicious addition to any dessert. It would taste really great on a cheesecake or ice cream, or maybe just rolled into a warm tortilla mmmm.

Apple Dessert Topping:
- 4 Apples, cubed
- 10 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Melt butter in medium sized saucepan
2. In a small bow mix together all dry ingredients.
3. Stir the cubed apples into the dry mixture.
4. Add apple mixture to the butter once it’s melted and stir, add vanilla.
5. Let simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes.

Delicious.

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ROOM DETAIL: SHIPLAP

shiplap0002Today I want to share an interior design detail that I am totally in love with. A brother to beadboard: shiplap. It feels so cozy and modern, but a little bit rustic as well.

shiplap0001 shiplap0005 shiplap0006These next two images (and the last) are from the home of the owners of Schoolhouse Electric. You need to look at this house tour on the New York Times website, it’s one of my all time favorite homes. If you haven’t already, you should also take a look around Schoolhouse Electric. Their products are a really great mix of modern, farmhouse, and industrial and they’re (mostly) fairly affordable. shiplap0008 shiplap0009 shiplap0003 shiplap0007

Don’t you just want to put up some shiplap walls in your house? I do.

 

Beck

LIGHTS

We have a bed, we have closets!! (I’ll post some pictures tomorrow once they’re more put together) The next step is filling in the room with some lighting. We have a golden flying saucer light on the ceiling (very 80′s and nothing next to our beds. We have one table lamp in the room that we turn on at night when we go up to bed but that’s it. I’ve been scouring the internet for some dreamy, yet affordable options and here’s what I’ve narrowed it down to. What do you like best?

 

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1. Color Cord

2. Ikea

3. World Market

4. Shades of Light

5. Shades of Light (young house love collection)

6. Shades of Light