Necessity is the mother of invention. I love that. A few weeks ago, as I was preparing for a friend's housewarming shower, I really wanted to make some paper garlands like theseSo beautiful. ( Kate's Pencil Box is a wonderful blog, brimming with beautiful pictures and ideas. I highly recommend a 
visit. ) But time slipped away and I wasn't able to make them. I wanted something simple to hang from our ugly chandelier. It's gold and octopus-ish looking and I did indeed cut it out of the picture below. Did I mention it's gold? Like yellow cheezy gold, not pretty gold. On the positive side of things, it does give lots of light. 

When I realized that I wouldn't be able to accomplish the paper garlands, I started brainstorming on what I could do with what I already had. Yarn. I have a lot of it, thanks to those Cranny yarn letters! I looped around the top of the chandelier and then left the longer pieces of yarn in loops too, snipping apart the ends when I was finished with each color.  I can't complain about the price or time involved, that's for sure! And shoot, it even made play dough look pretty, ha!

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated seven years of marriage. I am so thankful for my husband. There would be a serious lack in my life without him. He makes life much more muchier and I'm thrilled that he is mine. Our marriage isn't perfect, but it is so, so good. Steve took me to a beautiful restaurant, Firehouse, for dinner and then on to the most perfect ice-cream joint called Salt + Straw. We had the best time and I hope to share more about it soon.

Here's to marriage and to covering up ugly chandeliers!

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  1. oh the joys of renting and being at the mercy of landlords taste.........sigh..... :)
    I was thinking of you on our anni knowing yours was coming next! Glad you had a beautiful date night - sounds like a place you could get salted caramel ice cream. (such a weakness!)

  2. yes! And I tried it, but it was a little too salty for my taste-- but very good : )


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