Lately I can’t seem to get enough copper. I love how it looks fantastic both brand new and shining as well as aged with patina. I have always been drawn to copper sinks and tubs like those above, and I could totally see myself having copper light fixtures in my home. I literally gasped out loud when I found the copper arrow ring. You can ask Sam, he was there. Collecting these images of copper reminded me just how versatile this beautiful material is.
Week 6: February 4-10
This week was pretty standard. There are some pictures of us making dinner and a picture of me before I went out to dinner with a co-worker. Sam worked on our speakers and receiver that weren’t working properly and studied for an organic chemistry test. I was really excited to include my first flair badge in a PL spread this week. I feel like I’m really getting the hang of this project and developing my own style.
Week 7: February 11-17
This was such a busy week! I was busy working with the kiddos at school on our community helpers unit. We made an awesome fire truck out of a speaker box on Tuesday. I prepared all my little baggies of Valentine’s Day goodies for the Valentine’s Day party. We got news that Sam’s grandfather had passed away unexpectedly. The funeral was scheduled for Friday morning, which meant a 12 hour drive for us on Valentine’s Day. I added an extra insert this week to include the photos from that trip. Because there were so many photos to include, I added a hidden journaling card behind one of the 3X4 photos.
The blurred out photo on the insert is of Sam’s dad and grandmother. I also blurred out the text and photo on the obituary. This week I added more embellishments and stitching to some of my photos. I love how it turned out. This spread took a lot of time, but I’m really proud of how much I was able to pack in there. I know I will be glad I documented these moments later.
Sam and I traveled to Fort Scott, Kansas over Valentine’s Day weekend to attend a funeral. It is a small town of less than 10,000 people with a rich history. We chose to stay in a historic hotel downtown called The Courtland Hotel. It was built in 1906 and is now run by a man and his wife, who works in the spa portion of the building. We absolutely loved this little town and this hotel. Outside the front door were the original streets made from bricks manufactured right there in Fort Scott. The wood floors inside the hotel had so much character and so many stories to tell. I love how the room smelled and looked. That old quilt on the bed was my favorite.
I’m usually demand my creature comforts, but this out-of-the-ordinary hotel stay was well worth it! I feel like I got to experience a piece of history. If you get the chance to stay in a historical hotel, I highly recommend you try it!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I am happy to share with you my very last Valentine’s Day card. This card was made for my very own special someone, my husband, Sam. I love the modern icons and the bright color combo. It has all the elements of a good love note with a masculine edge.
I hope you have a fantastic day with your special someone and all those you love!