For like ever

The second I saw it, I knew. It was back in 2004 when I was searching for fonts on Village. Something about it was so sweet yet bold. Aside from the awesome typography, the bright red and my favorite pink, the phrase was just so valley girl. So very me. And I was all, dangit, I don’t care if I have to sell a kidney, I’m buying that print. And I did. Well, I bought the print without selling a kidney of course. I oohed and aahed over it. I’d pull it out and stare for a while, and then roll it back up and put it back under my bed, where it lived. You see, I was a poor college student and couldn’t afford a $400 custom frame that my beloved print so deserved. And there it sat, well, for like ever. We brought it out briefly on our wedding day, but then it quickly went back into it’s tube, back under the bed.

I always knew there’d be a perfect place for it. Far in my future. It had to be perfect though. Because I loved it so much. And because I’m stubborn like that. And now was the time. I married my love, we moved into our first home, and then there was that empty wall with just enough space for something special. It just seemed right. So 6 years later, on one of our frequent furniture shopping trips, we splurged on a frame. I’m pretty sure Steven wanted to flick rubberbands at me because 1.) I don’t listen. 2.) I’m stubborn. 3.) I don’t listen. But hey, we found a frame which is what matters right? ย And after the frame store visit, I couldn’t help but giggle. I mean, he will be with me for like ever, which made it perfect timing for the print to go up. On our walls. In our home.

Happy Monday!

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  • Diandra - I love this! I remember seeing it in your wedding pictures and thinking how amazing it is. So glad it found a permanent home :)

  • Evie Perez - What an awesome saying and frame!! I think it is perfect for the Cortez household. I don’t think guys will ever get us!! When we want something we go that extra mile to get it. My husband thinks I am stubborn so I know exactly how you feel :)

  • Marissa Rodriguez - Love this post! Seriously, we might be a little related. The whole stubborn and not listening thing? Yup. Eddie probably hates me sometimes. I love your eye for amazing typography!

  • gladys jem - ccccuttttttteee :) “so valley girl” haha love it.

  • Katie Tidball - So you and so cute! P.S. I LOVE your rug…..I’ve been looking for something exactly like it. Where did you get it?

  • connie M chung - aww. i love this story!

  • Nancy - It’s perfect, love your eye for design and yummy fonts.

    Oh and I love your stubbornness, I am stubborn too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Lindsey Turner - I love this and the ENTIRE story. You are such an organic story teller and I felt like I was right there with you! Love it!

  • Rima - You have such a cute blog! And your pictures are fab! I cannot wait for my re-launch, seeing your website/ branding gets me so inspired!

  • Marisa - I looooove this! Speaking of fonts, what font do you use for your page or your old blog? I looove the font on the modern type ๐Ÿ˜€

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