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Dana Tanamachi for Target – The Best Things Decal

October 22, 2013

The best things in life are meant to be shared.


I knew I had to pick up something from Dana Tanamachi’s limited collection at Target and when I saw this at my local Target I just had to get it, it’s the Best Things Decal.  It’s a lot bigger than I thought it was (from looking at photos online), but the perfect size for above our couch and I love how big it is, it really stands out in the perfect way!  We never got around to hanging up frames on this wall, but I guess it all worked out.  This will be such a great back drop for photos.


Here’s a close up.  Looks seamless, eh?

As for our process we marked the wall first to give us a general guideline of where we wanted it (I would suggest you mark guidelines for at least the top half, where it should start and end), but we had more trouble getting it smooth and bubble-free, which I think is just the nature of a decal.   We had to remove it and reapply the first half a few times, but even after peeling the decal off a few times it still held up and adhered well to the wall.  It was our first time using a decal, so we had a little bit of trouble getting it aligned correctly, getting all of the bubbles out, and recovering from the decal getting stuck on itself and ripping at a corner (make sure you’re aware of the curves while you’re peeling the decal off the backing!  I think I was too excited.  Luckily, the rip is minor).  The instructions it comes with suggests you to peel the decal off about 2 inches at a time and smooth out the bubbles as you go, moving from the middle out.  Once you get the top portion down the bottom half is a breeze.  We’re a bit of perfectionists, so we had to make sure everything looked right.

Tip: Put a blow dryer to the bubbly spots and then continue to smooth outwards, it did the trick.

What do you guys think?

Inspiration Monday #4 – The Journey.

October 21, 2013

I think we can get so lost in the end goal we forget about how we feel and what we put ourselves through in the journey getting there.  Was it enjoyable?  Did it meet your expectations?  Did you learn something?  Did you love it?  Was it worth it?

“Pick the mountain you like climbing, not the one you want to be on top of.”
– Sebastian Thrun

Holidays Etsy Shop Update

October 17, 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my Etsy shop (since June), which is probably due to the move and the time after of settling in and feeling settled.  The thing with freelancing is you can never really plan weeks ahead if you’ll be working a full day or if you’re going to hit a null for a full week and have no idea what to do with yourself.  It sounds scary (it is), but it has its perks and getting used to.  For me, it was getting back to my Etsy shop and going from computer mouse and screen to pencil and sketchbook.  Since I did a Christmas card last year I thought I’d follow suit and make a card for this year.



It’s never too early to buy holiday cards, right?

You can get this Corgi Wreath card in my Etsy shop!  Enjoy, corgi lovers.

Bedside Table Inspiration.

October 16, 2013

Lately I’ve been using a foldable stool as a temporary bedside table (don’t judge me) because I haven’t been able to find any that I really love.  When it comes to purchasing anything (clothes, bags, furniture, etc) I almost always have to mentally check off reasons if I really need it and if I really love it.

Here are some bedside tables that I’m loving right now.


Dipped tables/chairs when done right can never be out of my style in my book.

Inside Out 4


I’ve always wanted a mid-century style bedside table, but it’s been difficult finding one I like in my budget.  In another lifetime my friend.


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