Happy Anniversary! (and a Giveaway!)

*This Giveaway is now closed

*And the winner is….

Tara Lathinghouse!!

Last week, Jeff and I celebrated our 5th anniversary and we have never been happier in our life together. Things are GOOD! We have two beautiful and hilarious girls, we found our dog, Izzy, a new best friend named Layla and they are a blast together, Jeff got a fantastic new job that he LOVES, and we are enjoying every minute of every single day together. He is the love of my life and my very best friend in the whole world and we always have a blast together, even if we are just lounging on the couch together after a long day.

This year, for our anniversary, Jeff’s gift was a series of paintings proudly displaying the song from our very first dance as husband and wife. He doesn’t always get as excited about the projects as I do, but he loved this one. Our song is an old song by Mel Carter called “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”. It’s a fun song and it totally suits us. Jeff used to play it really loudly while we were dating and sing it to me as he forced me to dance in the middle of the room with him and it always made me blush and giggle. Oh, happy memories!

It took me about a month to get them done since I could only work on them while he was out of the house. I had these canvases hanging of My lovely ladies and I was so tired of them. While I loved them, they were also very dark and I was over them. It was time for a change, and since I’m cheap and didn’t want old paintings hanging out in my basement, never to see the light of day again, I just painted over them. I know, I know, I’m nuts! But I’m so happy with the result


So we lived with them like this for a bit


I had to take them down one by one and keep them hidden, so Jeff kept coming home to missing art from the walls 🙂 But On the day of our Anniversary, he came home to this:


Aren’t they great?? They’re light and bright (my new style mantra) and they mean so much to us both!

I’m also celebrating another anniversary this month, 1 year of blogging! Thanks for making it great, but I see big things for the next year, and to kick it off, I’m starting with my very first giveaway!! Are you excited?? I am! How would you like your very own, custom 14 X18 Canvas? You pick the words (up to 20 characters) and you pick the colors! All you have to do is follow me and leave ‘Happy Anniversary’ in the comments. I will pick a winner at random on Thursday, April 18th at 5 pm. Easy Peesy! Good luck!


9 responses

  1. Love this!!! Happy anniversary to an amazing couple! We Love you both..btw, I have some frames that I need creative help with 🙂 ♥

  2. You are AMAZING!!! I LOVE what you did with them. What a unique anniversary gift. LOVE you BOTH!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and may God Bless you two with many more!!!! 🙂

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