Check out my new “Projects” page above next to my “About Me” page. This page has a roundup of all my DIY projects to date.
It’s a great way to see all the fun projects I have completed since starting my blog 6 months ago! Speaking of…. Happy 6 month anniversary DownShannonLane! I can’t wait to entertain you guys with more posts and projects over the next 6 months!
Last week I convinced David to go Antique Mall shopping with me. The trip was mostly unsuccessful ending with only one purchase and an idea in the back of my head. I purchased this old window for only $5!
I’ve had posters on my walls my whole life. When I was young I had “Cute Kitten” posters that said things like, “Hang in There” or “Smile Everyday.” In high school I decorated my room with photos of best friends, posters of my favorite bands, and keepsakes I had collected.
In college I managed to mesh my style with my roommate’s including art posters, band posters, pictures of friends, and collages.
Now that I have graduated, moved in with my boyfriend, and fully matured to an adult, at least I like to think I’m an adult now, I have cultivated a homey style of sorts. We still have a few posters here and there.
So I just took down the last of my Christmas decorations this week. That’s pretty bad. The lights were on my porch railing for 4 months. I took down the garland last month but the festive lights decided to hang around. April starts Sunday so I officially decided enough was enough.
The good new is……
Spring is here! Flowers are blooming! Grass is growing! Because of all this a Spring wreath for my front door was in order. When I was home last week I mentioned this to my mom on a whim and she whisked me to the flower shop where she works to find me one. I looked at all their beautiful wreaths but couldn’t find the perfect one.
So she custom-made me one. When you can’t find exactly what you want you should make it! I picked out a nice plain one for her to embellish.
Over the weekend, I visited my wonderful family, including my mother and kitty, Skate, shown below. The entire clan lives in my hometown except for me. So trips home are hectic trying to fill every spare minute seeing everyone.
Besides seeing family and friends I had several objectives to finish over four days: 1. Buy beads for an upcoming jewelry project to be featured here very soon, 2. Buy a children’s book at Barnes & Noble for a homemade Kindle Fire case also to be featured here very soon, 3. Find a gorgeous spring wreath at the flower shop where my mom works (she handmade me one in the end) also to be featured here soon, 4. Redesign my handcrafted desk into a bookshelf with the help of my amazing grandfather to be featured right now!