Friday, March 29, 2013

Horse Engineering Print

I am so excited to say that I finally experimented with the engineering prints from Staples.  In a word AWESOME!!!!  Seriously the possibilities are endless!  For those that are not aware, if you ever want to make a huge picture enlargement for cheap go to, then go to engineering prints and download the photo you want to enlarge.  They have three sizes to choose from 18x24 for $1.79, 24x36 $3.59, or 36x48 for $7.29.   The quality isn't perfect, but I like the not perfectness of it.  I already have a project I want to do using the engineering prints in the kids rooms, more on that later.  The project I did yesterday was enlarging a picture I had taken of a horse down the road from us.  I wasn't sure what size to get, so I ordered all three.  The 36x48 is huge.  I was hoping to use that one, but it was too large for above the mantel, so I went with the 24x36.  I had to cut it down some to fit in the frame I have, but here it is.

Again I know I need a camera, but my Iphone will have to do for now.

So I love it.  It is my favorite piece for the mantel to date.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I wanted to share some Spring touches I have added around here.  I had to do something Springy because the weather here is all Winter. So over it. 

I got this little bird picture at Goodwill, I thought it was cute and happy.  My Sister in Law got me this sea urchin from the Nate Berkus line at Target.  We don't have a Target here, so I was pretty excited. Love it!

She also got me a couple other things from Nate's line.  The silver shell, and black and white picture frame.  Love it all!

This is the whole mantel.

It's a little more cluttered than I usually do, but digging it!

Sorry I haven't had any posts for awhile.  We went to kind of Sunny Florida for a couple of weeks.  
Happy Spring!!