Favorite Project- His and Hers

As I mentioned on Friday, this week I will be handing over the posting to some fabulous bloggers.  I asked these ladies to share with you their favorite project.  I'm sure you all know that my favorite project is our West Elm Window Headboard that beautifies our bedroom and gives our blog so much love.  I was curious what other bloggers would choose as their favorite project.

Today I am happy to introduce you to Erin from His and Hers.  I honestly don't remember how I started reading Erin's blog but I stick around because her and her husband are tackling some unique DIY projects..and Erin cracks me up.  You can't help but like a girl that makes a pillow to celebrate her husband's profession..as a pharmacist...



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Hey everyone! I'm thrilled to be guest posting on Decor and the Dog today. Thanks, Michelle, for asking me! :)

My husband and I bought our first home in February, therefore entering into a never-ending series of projects, projects and more projects. And I love it! (Rick does, too, especially when I feed him doughnuts before sweetly asking him if he thinks the drippy plaster finish can be scraped off of the ceiling.)

Michelle asked me to share a favorite project, but I couldn't decide, and nobody was feeding me doughnuts at the time as a source of persuasion, so I narrowed it down to a few and have prepared a lengthy dissertation on why they are my favorites, complete with references and proper citation. Are you ready?

1. Revamped bathroom light fixtures--courtesy of applesauce jars. This is actually our most recent DIY project, and was inspired by a trip to my neighbors' recycling bin. I used to do that a lot, and my husband used to pretend he didn't know me a lot. Waiting for Rick to put on a disguise before we could go for a walk got old, so I've since moved on to bigger and better hobbies like crocheting socks, interpretive dance, and doing U-turns on my way to work to pick pretty bottles out of non-neighbors' recycling.


2. Our DIY storage ottoman--which we built and upholstered ourselves for less than $50. It's a great place for storing things, like your neighbors' recycling and the crocheted socks that you gave your husband and he pretended to lose.


3. Lastly, I want to be sentimental and share the framed lyrics I made for Rick for our recent 3 year anniversary. He puts up with a lot as a result of my project-driven mindset, and it was only right that I make something nice for him. I made three different frames with different lyrics in them, but the one below hails from "True Love's Kiss" of the movie Enchanted, which I practically have memorized. (Yes, I am that 25 year-old. Disney rocks my crocheted socks.) Rick loves it when I break into song in the middle of the yard. I say it gives the neighbors one more reason to not find it odd at all when they spy my feet sticking out of their recycling bins.


So there you have it. Some of our favorite projects. But oops--I forgot about those references and proper citations. If you're feeling jilted, I'll gladly send you my last graduate research paper. Not only is it super thrilling, but it also can be used as a fabulous weapon against intruders and as a stylish door stop. Who knew getting your Masters degree could hold so much benefit for the home?

P.S. I don't actually crochet socks.

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Be sure to stop by His and Hers to check out all of Erin's creative projects!