Etsy Shop Announcement!

Wow! We just realized that we haven't announced our Etsy Shop opening yet!! Wahooooo!!

This shop has been a long-time coming but we opened it on April 9. It has been fairly successful so far. We're excited about the challenges of keeping everything stocked and making sure our ideas and creations are fresh!

Here is our newest addition to the shop: Shabby Chic Burlap Placemat with Ivory Lace Running through Middle




We also carry super stylish "cuffees" - reversible, reusable coffee cup sleeves - that you can find here. Each cuffee is unique in its design and stitching. If you would like a customized order for any occasion (including bridesmaids' gifts, birthday gifts, parties, anything of the sort), email us here and we can make that happen! 



Of course, we have the Cleaning List printable up for sale too. We are working tediously on compiling the ultimate Newlywed Organization Book but it's taking a while. Hang in there with us. :) The finished product will be epic. 







Happy Spring!! Free Cleaning Printable...

Happy First Day of Spring!!!

Hopefully, you are outside enjoying this beautiful weather on this lovely first day of Spring. Maybe you're painting your fingernails super-fresh colors like this:

{Color: Rimmel 60 seconds, 819 Green with Envy}

Or maybe you're out picking big, bountiful flowers for those awesome vases:

{Photo taken at the Bungalow last year. Gingin grows the most beautiful hydrangeas at the lake!}

Whatever you're doing, you are probably either delighting in or dreading spring cleaning. To make it a little more exciting, JD and I decided to share our Cleaning List with you from our Newlywed Organization Book I designed last year (you know, the one I've been meaning to put up on Etsy... one day).

This printable (in color for you savvy families out there OR in black & white for those penny-pincher newlyweds) will be free for your printing pleasure on our blog until the end of March. Spread the love via Pinterest, Facebook or whatever you'd like! It's just one step closer to making our world into a cleaner world. :) Enjoy!






P.S.: "Int" means interior cleaning priorities and "Ext" means exterior. 


P.P.S.: The document should open in a different tab (Adobe tab, to be exact) and you can download the file from there free of charge. If not, well, please email us here. JD knows how to do all of this techie stuff but he's at work in the midst of me posting this. Fingers crossed. 

*As of April 9, The Cleaning List Printable has been placed in our Etsy shop! Come visit us here!!




The Todd Nest : Apartment Livin'



Wherever we are, we love making a place our own. This means lots of character, lots of distressed items but most of all, lots of objects with stories behind them. Enjoy the tour of our Nest!


--> Please note this is from our apartment. We have not updated the blog for our house...


If you walked up to our door, this would be the first thing you would see. :) I was inspired to make this wreath after seeing a similar one on Pinterest. You should check out the tutorial here. This would make a wonderful "welcome to your new home" gift for newlyweds or a neighbor!


Our Bedroom:


The bedroom. We just got this comforter from Macy's on sale! It is absolutely stunning and makes it nearly impossible to get up in the mornings because it is just so comfortable! One of my favorite parts of our bedroom is the banner going across the headboard. My mom and I made this together. I'm thinking about selling a few on Etsy... would you buy one?


We bought this cool lamp and the little grass jar from Pier 1. It adds a contemporary flair to our vintage nest. I made the "I Would Be Lost Without You" piece as a surprise to JD. It was super simple: a wooden canvas, paint, sandpaper and vinyl. The "TODD" letters were a gift to us from my brother and his wife - also one of those unique wedding gifts that you proudly set out for everyone to see. The seashell has an image of the Philippines sketched into it.



Our Bathroom:





The jewelry board: I have always hung my jewelry on large nails I nail into the wall. I figured we may need to find an alternative to that... so we went to Target, found a bulletin board and I painted / distressed the edges. The jewelry hangs on beautiful pushpins my mom gave me and I filled the rest of the board with my wedding hanky, art, vintage items and commemorative objects for JD and me.



My Office: 








{another sigh} The stationery held in a vintage suitcase my grandmother gave us. I remember the first time I saw this suitcase... I fell in love with it. When we moved from the bungalow, she gave it to me so I could bring it to Huntsville. Along with many other memories, this suitcase will always remind us of our grandparents and the times we shared with them at the lake.


Our Kitchen:


I absolutely LOVE old bottles and glass of any kind!! When we were packing up from college, I realized JD is a collector as well (his is more of the labeled kind from different countries). It's been fun combining our collections. Fortunately our apartment kitchen has an open area between the top of the shelves and the ceiling, thus making it the perfect little place for all of my collection. This plethora of bottles, glasses and vases come from various antique stores, friends and family.


These canisters are from Bed, Bath & Beyond. They were originally plain and white but mom and I spiced them up with customized vinyl lettering.


Due to lack of storage space, we place all of our kitchen accessories - tools, mitts, towels and recipe box - in a basket so we can easily move everything if we need access to the plug.


{sigh} Ahh. The coffee basket. Our friend Shannon gave us this basket as a wedding gift and I couldn't think of anything more fantastic to place in it than our morning / dessert coffee supplies. As JD and I had our first conversation in a coffee shop, we all know that the Todd Home would not be complete without an overflow of delicious coffee in an elegant display.


 

Oh, what's this? More glasses, eh? Yes, more glasses. Seriously though - don't you just love them!!?? The colors, the tints, the shapes. So perfect. This fantastic vintage pie safe was a gift given to us from my mom and dad. Mom made sure it was refinished before they gave it to us though. It was a little rugged prior to the refinishing but now it's amazing! The lamp on top is an old Mason jar filled with marbles.