August 30, 2012

A Truly Lovely Guest Post.

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Today, Papa is a Preacher is proud to feature a guest post from Truly Lovely. Truly Lovely is written by two sisters, Kassi and Kayli. Every Thursday they feature a Bloggie Bestie. Meaning they switch blogs with a friend for the day.
I've been chosen as the Bloggie Bestie for this Thursday!
This means, you'll find me over at Truly Lovely (I've posted something a bit different from what I usually post here) and here at Papa is a Preacher we have Kassi with something different as well. But I'll let her tell you more about that:

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Hi, hi LOVELY Papa is a Preacher readers!!! My name is Kassi and I write over at Truly Lovely, an 'all things lovely' blog written by me and my sister, Kayli!
Kayli's on the left, that's me on the right. And that pic pretty much sums us up... Baking, then enjoying a delicious cupcake, all with paint on our hands from our current room makeover... ;)
Anyways... I am so excited to have the honor of sharing with you lovelies today!!! Just so happens, I have a SUPER easy craft for you!
So, my husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary on July 9th!! Whoot! Did you know that the traditional gift for the first year of marriage is paper? I scoured the interwebs and finally found something for my husband that would fit the paper description...
A I love you because... frame!
This craft only requires a few steps and inexpensive materials!
Materials needed:
  • Picture frame (I got mine at Wal-Mart for $3!)
  • Spray paint (if you prefer a different color for the frame)
  • Sanding block (again, if you plan to paint the frame and like the ruffed up look)
  • Dry erase marker
  • Two magnets
  • Glue
  • Photo or printer paper
This one is so simple I prefer not to insult your intelligence with a complete play by play. ;) But basically you spray paint the frame (my frame was black and I preferred a dark brown for where it would be displayed). I ruffed up the edges so a little of the black showed through for a more rustic look.
Then I designed my print out in Word, printed it on photo paper and stuck it in the frame.
I used E-6000 glue to glue one magnet onto the frame itself and another onto my dry erase marker. Now there's a marker handy anytime either of us wants to write on the glass!
Please excuse my horrible handwriting... I was in a rush before the hubs came home! haha! I displayed the frame in our bathroom so each morning we can leave one another sweet messages. ;)
Thanks so much to Larissa for letting me share today! Hope to see you dolls over at Truly Lovely sometime soon!
Happy crafting lovelies!
blog post by Kassi at Truly Lovely
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Happy Belated Anniversary Kassi!
The frame is simply adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!

8 Wonderful people made my day!:

  1. I love frame, such a great idea. Although I have missed our paper anniversary by 8 years I think I may just have to make one of these for the house anyway. Thanks and Happy Anniversary!

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  2. You should!! It's a fun thing to have and do especially if you both leave messages! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Kassi. (:

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  3. What a great idea. I love this. Thanks!

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  4. That is so sweet-very cute idea!

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  5. Great idea. But I really just want a cupcake now.

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  6. I am definitely going to make this. Maybe one for the whole family : ) Nice to meet you both, Truly Lovely!!!

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  7. Love your dry erase board gift for your hubby! What a fun idea to leave messages each day for each other. Very sweet. Hope your anniversary was lovely Kassi!

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