The traditional gift for 3 years is leather and I instantly thought whips and face mask HAHAHHAHA. But that doesn’t really appeal to me so, I sought the help of a friend from my Mother’s Group to order a wedding album. She is an awesome photographer. It is never too late in my eyes. We didn’t order an album at the time because I always knew I could order it later. (and I was over bleeding money) Plus I wanted to design it ALL myself.
This is the wrapping of the album for my husband. Kept it quite masculine I think.
Tah-Dah! I had already done the bulk of the album design not long after the wedding. I just needed 2 nights (when husband was sleeping) to finish it off and be really happy with it. I had to run behind my garage one evening to ring my friend and rattle off credit card numbers as my husband was home! HE HE HE. The things you do for a surprise.
It is a gorgeous book. I was sold on it when I first inquired with my friend about albums. Because you can do this. Double page spread, full bleed and the image going across the binding, sitting flat on every spread. Which is the way I was designing the album to begin with.
Ah my bouquet! Phalis. Love them so much.
I tried calligraphy, yet again. . . . Without any practice in between. It is still very amateur. I did draw that laurel wreath though with the nib.
These roses are bigger then my fist. Utterly gorgeous.
I cooked us some breakfast. I have been very excited about using these mini tomatoes!
They are the size of your fingernail! Forget cherry tomatoes, these are blueberry tomatoes. (Real name. Tiny Toms or Tiny Tims. I can’t quite recall)
We grow 2 types of tomatoes. I’d love to grow big beefy ones, but we don’t have the space.
Then I cooked up some lunch
I made a big batch of basil pesto the other day. Basil was over run in our garden bed, so I hacked into it quite a bit. I used our home grown garlic too. This dish is totally healthy because I added spinach and zucchini too!! hehehe.
Then we went out to an Italian restaurant for dinner. Totally decadent and delicious. Major carbs fest.
These Peugeot grinders are sensational and very chic.
My kitchen now looks very put together because of this tray. I purchased it earlier but on first inspection I hated the marble. I knew it wasn’t going to be no grade A calacutta . . but this crud was flakey. I instantly wanted to return it. So I put it back in the box. But just having these items on my bench willy nilly wasn’t doing it for me. So I retreated and decided to at least give the tray a go. And it works wonderfully. Just as I had hoped. So I’m keeping it. I purchased it from Peters of Kensington.
This year we celebrated 3 years and my parents will celebrate 30!!!