{DIY Tufted Headboard}

DIY – AKA: 100 Hours of Hating My Life; Reasons I Don’t Craft and This Was Supposed to be Fun…But Now I Want to Punch You

It’s SO anti-blog of me admitting that I hate crafting/DIYing.  Every two years I’m like, “Oh, maybe I’ll give this a go again,” and thirty minutes into it I’m poking my eyes out with the zig zag scissors.

I guess my  insane two year cycle caught up with me again.


Thoughts in my head at the time: “Oh, this is so cute!  I’ll never be able to find that color in the stores.  We’ve been in DESPERATE need of a headboard, this’ll be the way cheaper option.”

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{Anniversary Shoot by Cottonwood Road Photography}

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The second year has come and gone.  How has everything passed so quickly?

There are days that I think, “Already two years?” and others where I wonder how it hasn’t been longer.
Marriage has been great and more work than I could ever have imagined.  But I am grateful for the way that is has refined and challenged me.

Before Pete and I got married we said that we wanted to memorialize each year of our marriage with an anniversary shoot.
We’ll be closing a chapter of our life together before the end of the year.  Hopefully moving on from our first home together and on to new horizons.  But before things changed we wanted to capture our life together as it has been.

We are so grateful to do life with our sweet friend Hannah at {Cottonwood Road Photography}.  She radiates and captures light in the best of ways and blessed us immensely with our lifestyle shoot.  Below are just a few of our favorites. Continue reading

{On the Docket: July 2014}

It’s the always dreaded Texas summer.
Heat, swampy air and endless electricity bills.  My fave.

And even though the heat could make a girl crazy, we try to keep in cool over here in the Bybel house.  Finding indoor or evening events are key.  Here’s what we’ll be up to…we welcome you to join!  (Or at least read up on it here after).

 Anniversary Staycation at the {Adolphus}

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