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recycle & reUse

2 Apr

I must, I must, I MUST internet blast the wonderful world of The Long Beach Depot for Creative ReUSe. For anyone who loves to craft, go there now! I walked into this place and I was immediately obsessed. The Depot is just what it sounds like…any and everything you can think of that might be thought of as junk, can be re-used, and it WILL be found in this place. Anything from old pen caps, to buttons, to old sewing patterns, and bottle caps, etc. The store recycles random materials for the creators re-invention. Super eco-friendly. Not only can you find the most random materials for sale, but you end up paying little to nothing for any project imaginable. We came here to look for vintage materials to use for wedding decor, and I will admit that I was a bit distracted. With that said, I did find what I was looking for, and I will be back in the future to rummage through all their riches 🙂


save the date

2 Apr

It’s not anything new that I love to craft. This is also a late blog, but posting it anyway. If you can remember back, we asked our bridesmaids and groomsmen to be a part of our wedding party by taking pictures and sending them as postcards. To be consistent, this is also what we planned to do for our ‘save-the-dates’. In fact, we originally took pictures at our neighborhood park and had them edited and ready to go for printing. I’m still kind of getting the hang of playing around with photoshop, but I tried my hand at creating something that incorporated our fun pictures. I tried a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but ended up creating something completely different and fell in love. Did we use any of our pictures? Nope. But I love the outcome anyway. This is what we came up with, and this is what our loved ones received in the mail. Enjoy!

Oh, and just for fun…check out some of the pictures we didn’t get to use, but adore anyway. Maybe we’ll hang them up in our hallway, our bathroom…we’ll make good use of them, I’m sure!