Thursday, April 19, 2012

Goodbye, My Love

Today is a very sad day. My heart feels like it's breaking. I've known April 19th was coming for a long time, but I hoped it was just a ruse, a sad, terrible joke.

It's here though. Picnik is closing.

I honestly don't know what I'm going to do without this website. I use it for everything!

In February, I made these invitations to a Valentine's Day dinner:

I use it to edit all of my pictures - ALL of them.

I made Valentine's cards for our students this year using Picnik:

Just a month or so ago, I started making invitations for Micah's birthday party... but how am I going to finish them?

So, can anyone tell me what they use? Is there another wonderful website out there that is as easy and user-friendly (and free) as Picnic, and I'm just missing it?

I really feel like I'm experiencing grief over the thought of losing this website - I may spend a lot of time crying tomorrow, when I can't just pop on there and do a quick edit.

see how the wall is so gray-ish? I spend multiple minutes fading it into gray-scale.
David suggested I chain myself to my computer in protest. Can someone tell Picnic that I'm not leaving until they come back? Thanks!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Post-Easter Picture

I know Easter is long gone, but I just keep looking at this picture!

What a little Easter ham!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pinspiration For Our Future Home

I really love Pinterest. I've been finding lots and lots of inspiration for projects and decor I'd like to implement in our new house when the times comes. We're under contract now on our new house, but know that it's not official until we actually move in, so I'm trying not to get TOO excited. I'm feeling cautious that I'll get all giddy and then be heartbroken if we can't move in. But you guys, it has a dishwasher! And a garage! And space for a garden!

Whether we move into this house, or eventually into another one - I have lots of ideas - and I'm excited to share them with you.

We plan to paint the entire interior of the house before we move in, so we don't have to worry about it later. It'll be fresh and ready for us. These blues and grays are quickly becoming favorites.


Micah is going to be sharing his bedroom with his little brother or sister (when we find out what we're having in June, I'll be able to have a lot of fun planning their room!) I really want to have a guest room, so that people who come to stay with us don't have to sleep on the couch or on the floor! Since we don't know the new baby's gender yet, I haven't been able to plan ahead too much, but I know I want to incorporate teal and gray (imagine that!), and make some kind of art work like this one for Micah:


Somewhere in a new house I'd like to incorporate peacocks, just a little bit. My grandparents had peacocks when I was a kid and they lived on a farm, so it's kind of a reminiscent animal for me! I love this picture, which I found on Etsy:


For a long time I've been wanting to plant a garden. The last few years I have planted some vegetables in pots, but I didn't have a good place to keep them in the sunshine and near a water source, so they've always died. I'm hoping to have a great garden when we move - and the house we're hoping to move into already has a patch of tilled ground - ready for seeds!

I used this online garden planner to map out how many different kinds of veggies and fruits I can fit. It tells you when to start them inside, and I'm a little bit behind on tomatoes so I need to get the planted, today! If we don't end up moving in here, I'll just put them in pots and be careful to make sure they get enough water.


Maybe someday, just maybe, someday far, far down the road we can got one of these in our new house:


Because really? It's adorable!