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9 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 9 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

 

 

so in love watercolor painting

 

Today is my 9th wedding anniversary. Pretty crazy. I just can’t believe it’s been that long. We’ve been together since we were 19! I won’t get all sappy on you about how happy I am (because I’m super happy) and how much I love my awesome husband (because I’m obsessed with him), but I thought it’d be fun to tell you nine things I’ve learned in nine years of marriage:

1. People can and do change in amazing ways.

2. That you could love someone so much more than you thought you could even after so long.

3. That I made a really good decision when I said I do nine years ago.

4. There will he highs, and really low lows, but the lows make the highs so much better.

5. Truly letting things go (that should be let go) is a great way to have a happy marriage.

6. Communication really is the key to everything.

7. Holding hands is still really special.

8. The best gifts are the unexpected ones.

9. Hugs should happen multiple times a day.

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“So in love” watercolor painting by Meg Biram

WEST ELM’S HEART PAPER CHAIN FOR ST. JUDE

west elm - heart - st jude - meg biram

Any reason to pull out some paint (watercolor in this case) I’m game. When it benefits something like St. Jude, I’m beyond willing to participate. West Elm has asked me to participate in decorating a paper heart to help build the world’s longest heart paper chain and help them spread the word about it. They are donating $1 to St. Jude for every heart on the chain, and will deliver the chain to decorate a St. Jude hospital. If you want to participate with me, head to your nearest West Elm store (in the United States) on February 11th between 6pm and 8pm to add a heart to the chain.

When asked about this I immediately knew I wanted to paint the heart and use the word love. When I got the paints out, I was thinking about who would see this heart. I wanted anyone to be able to read what it said — then it came to me — love in many languages. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and wanted to paint all day!