Monday, December 1, 2014

Freebie // Holiday Printable 2014

We've made another free holiday printable! All you have to do is print, sign and send. Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Starbucks Dot Collection

Just wanted to post that I am in love with this new collection from Starbucks! I'm usually not one to buy branded cups and mugs, but these are great!

I bought one this morning and am in love with it! The winking eye has been trending so heavily lately and I love how Starbucks' interpretation hints at the mermaid.

Check out the whole collection here.

They even have art prints of some of the designs and I am so tempted to buy one, but I really want to support local artists, and will hold off... for now ;)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

We've missed you!

Hi! I'm sure you noticed that we took some time off from posts on See That There. I was focusing on work, my amazingly fast growing baby (who is now 3.5!) and a few life changes. Maria has been busy taking care of her adorable new baby, Zoe and of course making updates to her amazing home (we'll post pictures of both, baby and home soon!).

But, we have also been working on a few new projects that we are so excited about!

First, we just opened up an Etsy shop with a few of our paintings and art pieces. What's different about our shop is that the goal is to make fresh, modern art affordable for all to own. These are all hand crafted pieces that have been scanned at a high resolution, enhanced in Photoshop or Illustrator and optimized to be printed as 8"x10" art pieces. The best part is they are all only $10 for the art file!

Check it out, we think you will love all the new things we are planning on releasing in the next few months.

What else have we been working on? We thought it would be fun to enter a Minted design challenge, so we did! Check out our designs for the Valentine's Day challenge and cast your votes or give us feedback. We would love to hear your thoughts!

And we have not forgotten that it's not all about us. So we are dedicating to continue providing at least one freebie a month to our readers. Check back this week for the next one!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Rearranged Master Bedroom

We've rearranged our master bedroom, and I wanted to share the changes! We decided to move the bed under the window and opted for a more modern, platform bed with extra storage. This new arrangement gives us a ton of space on the left side of the room and makes it easier to move around in the bedroom.

It also creates a really nice vignette from the hallway.

We were hoping to do without a headboard, but that's not really working out. We also refuse to cover the window with a headboard, so the best solution seems to be a really low DIY headboard. I also think that a round rug would work much better than a rectangular one in the area to the left of the bed. So, I'm on the hunt for a round rug as well.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kitchen Update :: Two Tone Cabinets

About a year ago we updated the kitchen. We did the countertops, the lighting, all the appliances, and the floor. And it's looked like this until yesterday.

We've never really liked the color or style of the cabinets in our kitchen, and in a perfect world, we would have installed new cabinets, but it's a little too expensive. So we decided that we would paint the cabinets and try and make our kitchen less yellow. We wanted to start with the top cabinet doors and paint them white and eventually get to the rest, but as we painted, we realized that we liked the two tone better than all white! So we think we're going to just stop here. Any thoughts on the two tone?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

affordable art // diy geometric stamp

I saw this project by Emma Dime, and decided that, even though I've never made my own stamp, this was definitely something I could handle! All you need is a stamp carving tool and a carving block. These types of projects are great because one stamp can provide a lot of versatility. You can create art in any size, on almost an surface, and since it's a simple pattern, you can create several unique options.

I used standard water based acrylic paint and painted it on to the stamp. The key to using paint on a stamp is to make sure it's as even as possible. You don't want any globs of paint anywhere or else it will make a mess. The better way to use stamps is obviously a stamp pad, but I didn't have one large enough on hand.

This what I came up with! It's only 9x12 but I imagine it can create a lot more impact at a huge size!

  1. stamp carving tool
  2. carving block
  3. acrylic paint or stamp pad 
  4. paper or canvas

My first attempt at print making ended up working out. Hopefully I can come up with some other simple patterns and take a stab at this on a larger canvas. I've added it to my magnetic art wall for now! Ultimately, this is where most of my art experiments end up.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Painted Door

We've been meaning to paint the front door for a really long time, and we finally got around to it yesterday! We haven't painted the outside yet, but we will eventually. Light grey walls gave us the freedom to choose any color. This color is Martha Stewart Hummingbird Blue.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

iPhone Template 15

We haven't posted in a while, but we wanted to share a new template today! We've provide a printable for both iPhone 5 and 4. This template was made to fit into the clear Incase Snap Case. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bathroom Update

We finally got around to paining our guest bathroom white. It looks so much better and it's much brighter in there...I really don't know why I thought t yellow was a good idea.

Here is the bathroom before.

And here it is now. The white looks so much freshers and brighter. We still need to change the lights since they are in a yellow glass and give off a yellow glow. Oh and the tiles are yellowish and so the whole bathroom was looking way too yellow.  The next big update will be changing out the vanity and lights. And then maybe the grey shower curtain, since I'm not sure I like the way it looks with the tan tiles.

Friday, March 22, 2013

iPhone template 14

Here is the new free printable iPhone 5 and 4 template! This template was made to fit into the clear Incase Snap Case. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

More Free Fonts!

I found some really beautiful free fonts recently and wanted to share.

Allura: A casual script with an elegant feel.

Langdon: This well proportioned sans serif display typeface comes with drop shadow options.

Yeseva One: This serif display typeface one has great personality and details.

Friday, March 15, 2013

kitchen // done (for now)

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share the latest update to our kitchen. This will probably be the last update we'll make for while. The next big project we plan on is replacing the cabinets, but we have to save up for a while to get that done.

We finally swapped out those yellow lights that made everything yellow. We decided on these lights from Shades of Light. They're from the Young House Love collection and we love them. They are super bright, simple, and modern, which is exactly what we were looking for. 

I realized that I've never shared a wide shot of the kitchen, so I'm sharing one now! What do you guys think?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Free shipping at Society6

Hi guys,

Society6 is offering free worldwide shipping on our products now through March 17th. Just be sure to enter the site from this link.

Friday, March 8, 2013

office // update

When we first moved into our house the closet in the office didn't have any doors. I decided to leave it that way, because I liked the angles of the closet. I thought it gave the room some interest. But, I soon realized that I really needed a closet of some sort. The office was becoming way too cluttered because I had no where to hide my mess. I really didn't want to add traditional closet doors, because that would mean making the office a square again, so I decided to add Ikea panel curtains instead. I don't particularly like the flowy look of curtains but I didn't want doors, so the panel curtains were a good compromise.

I figure I'll have them halfway open most of the time. I like the way they look best when they cover the shelves and leave the corner with the bright pink clock exposed. (see above photo)

Monday, March 4, 2013

amazing chapstick

I don't know about you, but this winter has completely leeched my body of all moisture and my skin and lips are the first to show it. I am always on the lookout for a new chapstick and have tried them all from the very expensive to the cheapest drugstore finds. I like my chapstick to feel like its moisturing instantly, not just some oily coat of flavor sitting on my lips until it gets rubbed off or evaporates. Well, yesterday I discovered something totally different and amazing!

I was CVS getting a few things because I did not want to deal with the stampede of Sunday afternoon shoppers at Target and decided to check out the lip care aisle. Normally I love my Strawberry Carmex and since CVS is the only place that I can ever find it at, I grabbed a couple. The I saw this new thing by Carmex. It's called a Lip Conditioner and comes in a little tube. For just $2.00 what do I have to lose?

I opened it up as soon as I got in the car and noticed the amazing creamsicle smell. that got it a point before I even tried it on. When i put some on, I was surprised and so excited that I kept telling my husband to try it, too. You know that feeling of putting on a great lotion on your hands? It's not greasy, it soaks right in and your hands feel smooth and refreshed? Well, that is EXACTLY what my lips felt like. Amazing!