Yesterday was my two year wedding anniversary. I am known for planning fairly elaborate and original gifts for my husband; for example, he’s an insomniac, so for his birthday last year, I redecorated our bedroom so that we would have softer light for the evenings and it would be a more peaceful, comfortable room. I also got him a new cover for his shredded down blanket that he refuses to get rid of- seriously, the blanket has a name and everything.
Anyway, last year we didn’t really do anything special for our anniversary; we sat on our porch and drank beer, and he got me a pair of running shoes. However, when my awesome husband got me a Nook from Barnes and Noble for Mother’s day, he upped the ante; I had to come up with something good! He’s a musician and has all this studio and recording equipment, plus guitars and a keyboard, right smack in the middle of my living room. My plan was to clean out the basement, which looks like a junkyard, and decorate and set up his studio down there. Okay, so its partly selfish- I also wanted the ugly mixing board out of the living room. I even borrowed a truck from one of his good friends for two days without my husband finding out.
Everything would have been awesome if I did not have severe allergies. I am so allergic to mold that I have a reaction if it even touches my skin. I took one truck load of stuff to the thrift store and have been sick for two days. Stupid mold.
I did come up with a backup gift that I have been having some fun with-
I also finished my altered book with the vintage maps, and I love how it turned out:
The collage wraps around the cover to the inside. This was fun to make, I wish I wasn’t out of blank journals to alter!