We Lived Happily Ever After: September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Little Bit of Transparency

Hi guys! Today I am feeling a little behind on everything in life. Sometimes it feels like I will never catch up. This really ends up weighing me down, and I have to take a step back and appreciate my "now life" 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Shabby Chic Pallet Frames DIY

Hey guys! As a part of my new Hand Lettered By Hannah Series, I thought a little DIY was called for.

So it's no secret that I love creating art and dabbling in hand lettering. I really have a very unique cursive style that I like in home decor (some may say it's hard to read, but that's fine with me- art should make people stare. Lol!)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Watercolor Antler Tutorial

Happy first day of fall! It's time for hot drinks, flannel shirts, football, leggings & boots. Yay!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: For I Know The Plans I Have For You

Here's a long past due #handletteredbyhannah on one of my living room mantle signs that I made. I happen to be a very thrifty person, I mean, I splurge on things like quality make up and stuff, but I like to have most everything in my house made from my own two hands. It brings me so much joy & makes my house really "my style." 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DIY Rhino Rocking Horse Tutorial

Hey everyone. Hope you are all doing good. Things have been a little crazy over here "mom life wise"...  which is why I haven't blogged this week. I could really benefit from learning to schedule ahead of time... or hiring a nanny... but for now I just post as life happens. 

With all that said, sometimes it takes me a while to get certain posts up, probably because my tutorials consist of lots of details and photos... This one, for example, has almost 60 photos. But I am finally posting it almost two years after creating it!

This Rhino Rocking Horse is hands down my favorite stuffed animal creation. Now, it's a little different because it has a frame inside it so that kids can sit on it. With all that said, I didn't make a pattern for this baby, becuase I was 100 months pregnant when making it (okay, 40 weeks-ish), and I think I was crying the whole time while making it (hormones) With all that said, I didn't expect for it to turn out so good. 

But thankfully I did take pictures to share incase!

First, I cut out a profile that matched the size and shape I wanted. When drafting a pattern like this you have to account for where the seams will go when it becomes 3D. I cut out four of these profile pieces (two grey fabric versions, and two green flannel versions to act as a back for this thin grey fabric)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kitchen Chalkboard Wall

Hi everyone! Are you getting ready for fall yet? I don't have any pumpkins or leaves out, but I'm definitely craving pumpkin bread, cold weather, cozy mornings, and tall boots!

Today I thought I'd share some recent photos of my kitchen area.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Watercolor Feather Artwork

Hey guys! The latest artwork I'll be sharing in my #handletteredbyhannah series is an adorable watercolor boho feather.


Super sweet and simple! It will be a freebie print in a few days, so check back here!

HERE is the paper I used for my 5x7 pieces, and HERE is what I use for 8x10 & the watercolors hues I used can be found in this set HERE: Viridian & Black.

My favorite paint brush sizes are the 3/048.

Check out my #handletteredbyhannah series for more fun!

This post included affiliate links, but I only share things that I LOVE & think you will too. :)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Free Antler & Flower Photograph Art Print

Hey everyone! Antler alert! I have this super cute photograph art that I made for myself, and I just had to share because... antlers & flowers... enough said. 

Sometimes you just have to create for yourself & make your own kind of beautiful.

It comes in the following sizes: 8x10 and 5x7. 

Hope you love it! If you use it in your decor, feel free to tag me on instagram, or use the hashtag #welivedhappilyeverafterblog