After painting the kitchen and deciding we liked all the light coming in the window we decided a curtain was unnecessary. However, after many mornings of blinding light, I felt like it needed just a little something to help with the light coming in, and to feel finished. So we ended up with a valance. I made this one with only 2 yards of fabric @ $1.50/yd. I couldn't have purchased such a pretty thing pre-made.
Here's the close-up of the fabric. It's more traditional than I would have thought we'd like, but surprisingly out of a blind pick(no persuasion or hinting from me) Ryan picked this from about 10 pieces. Also surprisingly it was the first thing that caught my eye when I went into the store-again, much more traditional than we usually choose.
Today I decided to go to Payless for my lunch break. One, I usually eat at my desk while continuing to work, therefore rarely taking a lunch break. Two, my shoes were aggravating my feet and this should not be acceptable ever. Three, I really wanted to get outside for some reason. Fortunately for me they were having a "BOGO" sale and I found two great pair of shoes.
My husband and I are coming up on our 2nd wedding anniversary in about a month and I gave him part of his present early. I can be very good at keeping secrets, but when it comes to gifts I get so excited about it sometimes I will give in and tell (or dole it out) even without being prompted. So I did that. Here's what we have;