For the record, all corn dog casserole is, is two boxes of corn bread mix prepared as usual with a can of corn and cut up hot dogs. Serve with Ketchup. Super complicated :)
We had the joys of going up north to my sister's house for Christmas this weekend and of course, because it's us, we had to putter a little bit. It's nearly impossible for us not to.
Cora had already done a lot of the grunt work in her master bedroom. She already removed some nasty pheasant wall paper and painted.
Here's her room before she removed all of the paper. She had been trying to work with it by purchasing this bed spread that had coordinating colors, but it's quite difficult to live with aged blue gingham and a pheasant border. At least for me anyway.
After all of her dirty work, it looked like this.
So, this weekend, my sister and I talked about how important it is to add things that are sentimental without being obvious. I've done this before by adding a wreath that we had at our wedding on our back deck. Every time I see it, I'm reminded of the wedding, but someone who wasn't there thinks it is just a pretty item.
Cora and her husband, Peter, had a winter wonderland themed wedding and this year are celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary. She had a stack of metal snowflakes (which snowflakes in general make her cry now) that were sitting in her basement. We arranged them and made the boys hang them up over her bed.
How beautiful and airy is that? I think she did such a good job making their master a wonderful hideout. I've always dreamed of an airy bedroom...but some how I just can't pull it off.
Cora and Peter's bedroom also falls under the compromise category. Cora LOVES purple, by buying a blue and purple bedspread, she got her pops of purple without being trapping Peter into a solid purple color scheme.
This is another piece of sentimental artwork they have acquired. It is a water color painting of the building they got married in.
Here is a picture of it in my bouquet...because I love this picture and to put it into context.
I simply love having subtle reminders of things that mean a lot to us. It's so easy to hanging a giant picture of your wedding kiss (which you should SO do, I've been meaning to enlarge the one up above for 3 years...I'll get there eventually)
What sentimental things do you guys have around your house?