A Temporary Home

Since Andy and I are “stuck” in a small 1 bedroom apartment in North Dakota, I figured I might as well make the place feel like home. I started with the bedroom, which I am still trying to complete, but I have made some progress recently.

IMG_3013I finally recovered my free chair; I went through my stash of fabric and found a color close to the rooms accent color, mint or teal or…. I haven’t quite decided what to call the color but it’s definitely a blue-green!

IMG_0159Either way, this is the accent color with brown, white, grey and tan neutrals. My Mother is even making our wedding quilt to match the neutrals in the room (yes I know, after the wedding, I didn’t have time to pick our fabric or a pattern before, too busy planning).  We also have new lamps and a duvet cover, both wedding presents as well, thank you!

IMG_3020Some of the decor above the bed is new, I added a fun framed sign that helps to remind me that even though we may not be happy in North Dakota, it is still home because we have each other. A new frame was added for one of my favorite wedding photos, and I changed out a red and black sign for a simple dark wood frame from the living room. I did mix multiple wood tones and was worried it would be too busy, but it looks great and pulled together by the accent color!

IMG_0156I have been looking for curtains to bring the room together and actually framed a piece of fabric we are considering (on the bottom left), although it might fit better in a frame then framing the windows, haven’t decided yet!

We also needed to bring Andy’s personality into the room and instead of using one of his very large mounted bucks, as he suggested, I wanted a decorative faux deer. There are many artificial deer heads on the market and while shopping I realized they can be pretty expensive.

deerBut I got lucky and found our little guy while passing the Christmas section, which shouldn’t be out in stores yet, come on it’s not even Halloween! Anyways, he only cost me a couple dollars (with a 40% off coupon) and all I had to do was remove the hanging ribbon and drill a hole in the back to be able to mount him to the wall. Cheap and in my opinion, very cute compared to a large, dead animal staring at me while I sleep!

IMG_3016I also have a new addition that was a birthday gift from my parents, a dress form! I have wanted one of these for years but never got around to getting one. This one has a fun pattern and can be used to display my dresses; this one even matched the room. Score! (P.S. She has already worn multiple dresses!)

 Next, besides needing a larger bedroom and king bed, I will continue to look for great curtains and wait for the amazing quilt my mother is making to help bring everything together! This was the inspiration quilt, ours will be different colors.

quiltideaCrafty Blossom | Partly Cloudy

But for now, here is a future project, the king bed frame we will be making once we buy a home and have a bedroom big enough for such a large bed! It was created by Ana White, who posts furniture plans that are free for anyone to use. A few of the furniture pieces in our living room came from her designs. I can only dream of the new frame for the time being!

p1040281Ana White |  King Farmhouse Bed

The New Beginning

So, it has been a while since I have been on here. I have updated the blog and have decided to be more adamant at updating you on our lives, hopefully weekly!  But for now, welcome to our New Beginning!

To start things off, I should show you why I have been absent from the blog. Our Happily Ever After, aka our wedding and what kept us very busy the past year! 172250554August 2, 2014. The day we started our lives together, officially. I can hardly remember the day any longer. I was told this would happen, but I didn’t believe anyone until we were on our honeymoon and couldn’t remember if we had even cut the cake.  But we did, and apparently it was a funny experience.

us5I’ll share a few photos of our day for now and in a future post will explain our wedding planning process and design.  We enjoyed our day, it was great to see all of our family and friends, as much as I can remember anyways!

us6 IMG_8646 IMG_8490 IMG_5127 us2 IMG_8836 It sure looks like we had a great time!  I will share more later, but wanted to make sure our great photographer Shawna Riniker gets credit for the amazing photography that helped us remember our day.  Check her our here

I’ll leave you with one last photo and the quote that helped us plan our wedding. Stick around for new posts and an active blog, finally IMG_8431-Mumford and Sons  |  Awake My Soul

Why, So Katie Mae?

Oh hey there, I am Katie Mae!

Never guessed right?  Welcome to my blog, this is the place that I am able to share mine and my husbands life. This is for family and friends to see what we are up to and to share our fun projects!

So enjoy all that we have to offer, I know there isn’t too much yet, but it will steadily grow and come to reflect everything that we are.  That is why this blog became So Katie Mae, because my friends and family always look at my projects or ideas and tell me that is “so you!”  Thus the beginning of my new project!

I look forward to hearing from all of you, and I will continually update you as exciting things happen in our lives and as I force my ever so helpful Husband into creating more DIY projects for our home!

-Love always, Katie Mae.