The Foster (Fail) Life – Meet Quinn!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted about how we foster dogs throughout the year. In fact, my last post about it was about how we foster-failed with Harvey and ended up adopting him as a full time fur-kid. Well, a lot has happened since then! There have been many more tails and furballs to enter into our lives. Some for longer than others and one for life! First things first… we adopted a second “furever” dog!

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The New Crafted Love

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Welcome, welcome! It took longer than I thought, but it’s official–after pulling some long nights after my full-time job, I finally migrated off of the Blogger platform and onto self-hosted WordPress! I can already tell I made the right decision and I hope you will too!

I’m still in the process of tweaking (not twerking) a few bits and pieces. A few things to look forward to:

  • Shop relaunch–Etsy and right here on Crafted Love!
  • New products coming soon!
  • Possibly adding a few contributing writers in the near future???
  • And of course, more house projects and DIY!

So take a look around, let me know what you think, and enjoy the new layout!

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DIY Stone Firepit

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There’s nothing more summery than a good old campfire if you ask me. So many memorable nights and great conversations happened around a campfire that we just knew we needed to create one ASAP. Even before we got around to doing other (probably more important) things. Are you starting to notice a pattern with our home projects? We don’t really like to follow a plan I’ve come to realize.
So after perusing through Google Images and Pinterest, we decided to just head off to Home Depot and see what we could find. We knew we didn’t want to just buy a fire pit. We wanted it to feel a bit more natural and blend in with our back yard. I’m also a big fan of stone firepits so that swayed us a bit too.

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The Yellow Brick House | DIY Patio Table

We chose yellow for our patio table.

 

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that Mike and I were at it again with home projects this weekend. This time, I just couldn’t stand to finish the weekend without having a patio table to enjoy the nice weather we had. First, I looked at places like Target, Home Depot, Lowes, even IKEA but the furniture was either insanely expensive, or looked like it would fall apart with even the slightest summer breeze. So, in true Affourtit fashion, we decided to DIY.

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Home Sweet Home

We’re home owners!!!
Mike and I have had quite the busy beginning to 2014! Mike started a new position in his company, my company sent us to Key West, and the icing on the cake? We just closed on an adorable little ranch house! We lovingly refer to it as the Yellow Brick House and couldn’t be happier!

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Designed | A Very Colorful Christmas

We mailed our Christmas cards yesterday so I figured it was okay to blog about it since most of them have probably made it to their mailboxes by now. I think it’s going to be a new challenge every year to out-do the previous year. Last year I designed simple cards with a wedding photo. This year I went one step above and made the envelopes by hand as well. In fact, I may have designed the cards to match the envelopes. Yeah- I’m that crazy.

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Snow Much Fun

First things first… you have to give credit where credit is due and I totally didn’t come up with that title on my own. Yup- snatched it from a friend. But how cute is that? I crack myself up. This past weekend we got bucket loads of snow in Ohio. In fact, I got to work from home on Friday because of it!
Saturday morning we got up bright and early to take Harvey out for a snow play date. We went to our favorite local park where the snow was completely untouched. My favorite. It was so pretty. Harvey was like a little kid on Christmas with the snow, running around and sticking his whole face down in the fluff. We were a little worried his coat wasn’t enough to keep him warm but he seemed to not mind. He even lied right down in the snow a few times.

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