Two Weddings: Minneapolis and Bali
Jay Johnson - As luck would have it, when good news came to my family recently, it came in pairs. Both my daughter Meredith and my son Kyle were married (unplanned) the same week! My daughter married her partner Chriss on July 9th in a lovely Minneapolis, Minnesota commitment ceremony (see photo above; Chriss on the left and Mer on the right and below) and then they tied the knot officially in Vancouver, Canada in a civil ceremony.
But our son Kyle flew in from Bali, Indonesia two days before the wedding and announced that he and his Balinese girlfriend Meita had gotten married in a civil ceremony on July 4th (see next photo, below); they'll be married in a short religious ceremony in August and then the families will get together for an expanded Hindu ceremony, likely in Spring 2012.
Irwin and I can't wait to join with Meita (below) and her family in celebrating yet another wonderful wedding. I've run out of children and weddings, but now it's grandchildren and a trip to beautiful Bali to look forward to! In this Roger Uzun video, there are some beautiful highlights of what's in store on the magical island.
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Featured Project: DIY Painted Headboard
Now is the perfect time to think about freshening up your interior space. With a splash of color here and a new piece of furniture there, it's easy to redecorate. Here's a quick, budget-conscious DIY design idea to help get you started.
Paint Your Own Headboard
Chances are if you if you purchased your bed frame as part of a bedroom set, the headboard is already included. If you don't want to put forth the extra cash, especially after paying for a pricey mattress, no problem! Painted headboards are a great way to add a pop of color to your bedroom.
Step 1: Measure the width of the head of your bed and mark it with blue painter's tape from floor to ceiling. Now, choose your color based on your desired color scheme. You obviously don't want it to be the same shade as your walls, but it should complement that color.
Step 2: Once you have your color, paint the wall, staying within the blue painters tape. Once the paint dries, if you choose to do so, you can detail with paint or with some removable wall decals from a company like Blik. For as little as $40, Blik makes easily removable wall decals in fun shapes like bookshelves, chandeliers, birds, etc. If this sounds like too much work, don't worry and leave your wall a solid color.
Step 3: Simply position your bed up against the painted wall, prop up some decorative Euro pillows in coordinating colors and patterns, and you have yourself a headboard. You might want to take this opportunity to invest in a new comforter or duvet in fun, light, spring colors. You'd be surprised at what a little bit of paint and some new bedding can do for your space!
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