This week on “what I’d talk about if we were drinking wine together” (catchy title, isn’t it?), I figured I’d share something that you’d notice if we were drinking wine in my kitchen.
I believe you can learn a lot about a family by looking at their bulletin boards and refrigerator collages, so I thought I’d share what mine.
There is also a second board just below this one, too. But since the lighting is so dark in that part of the apartment, I could only capture a decent shot of the top board.
Here’s the story behind each item.
1. My family.
This is a photo of my family (and Mr. Lively) at our wedding party last Thanksgiving.
In case you didn’t know, I’m the oldest of three, and I have two younger brothers who look completely different from one another. The darker one, Michael, looks Italian. And the paler one, Matthew, looks totally Irish. Because my dad is 50/50, it’s kinda funny to see who they each look exactly like one nationality, but not the other. As for myself? I’m a mix of them both brothers (dark hair, freckles) and also look like my mom.
2. Our “kids.”
Okay, we don’t actually have kids. But we do sponsor two children through World Vision (we were inspired by Kelsey and Eric). Bockarie is three years old and lives in Sierra Leon. And Mollen, nine, lives in Uganda.
We love getting to know each child through letters and enjoy making them little ‘care packages’ with fun items we find at Target. If you have been considering a sponsorship like this, I totally recommend it!
3. Dog Puzzles.
Mr. Ben Franklin is turning one on September 3rd and we are considering a dog puzzle as a birthday present.
Silly? Yes. But we think he’d really like it.
This year Mr. Lively and I know 15 babies being born to 13 new mothers (two moms are having twins). It is completely crazy to us to have so many friends having babies. But man, those announcements that come in the mail are adorable.
5. Jen’s wedding.
Jen, my Commander-in-Chief, is getting married this fall. I am so excited for her and her fiance, Brian.
6. Our wedding invitation.
Okay, so we got married last year. No matter, I still like looking at the invite.
7. “Just keep swimming” silhouette.
This is a silhouette from an old Jess LC tote design. I think it’s cute so I keep it on the board as a little daily inspiration.
8. Wedding invites.
We have six friends getting married this year.
9. Paraguayan money.
This is a bill from Paraguay given to us by our good friends, Gia and Steve. Gia is Paraguayan and gave the money to us before moving to Miami. We miss them a ton now that they are gone, but I love having this little reminder.
10. A wedding photo.
You can never have too many memories from Paris, right?
As for those little metal letters at the top that spell “Lively?” We picked them up on our trip to Napa at a little gift shop in St. Helena.
Thank you so much for reading and have a great Labor Day weekend!!