It's been a big year for us. Not only did we get engaged, but we graduated from law school and spent the last 2+ months eating, living, and breathing the California Bar exam. I say "we" and not "I" because poor Tony experienced nearly every part of that grueling process.
|We did it! And I got to wear the silly barrister's cap.|
I managed to squeeze in a small DIO project for the centerpieces at the graduation dinner party we threw. Back in February, I purchased 25 mason jars at the thrift store (for $5). I knew I'd be able to use them some day or find a friend who might want them. Do you ever collect things from a thrift store or garage sale just b/c they were a steal and you were determined to find a use for them or the perfect project for them? I do it all the time and we're starting to run out of storage space for all those "one day" items (sorry, Tony).
I washed out all the mason jars to use as vases and for the flowers, I chose green viburnum and pink stock from a local wholesale market. The viburnum's were relatively pricey but I just loved those little balls of joy and was able to cut down the price buying them from the wholesale market. Here's a photo I took of the test centerpiece (my pup's such a ham):
I decided to recycle those lovely law textbooks and add some height to the centerpiece. Here are some photos of them at the party:
The plan now is to refocus on the condo. We have a stack of crown molding sitting in the garage that we should probably get to. Why have we been procrastinating? Attempt #1 was an utter FAIL. Wish us luck for our second attempt.