The Brellis House


Happy 4th Anniversary To Us!

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by Susanna

The fourth anniversary materials are either flowers and/or fruit. We chose flowers.


Dan cut out a 4 from some cardboard, I gathered flowers from our yard and we attached them to the cardboard with hot glue. There was a moment when it was cheesy and very hippy-like, but I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out. There are black-eyed susans, white wood aster, goldenrod, rose hips, and purple coneflower, among others. #mostlynatives



If you can’t get enough of our silly cheesyness, check out our Year 1 and Year 2 and Year 3 photos!

Happy Third Anniversary To Us!

Posted on September 29th, 2013 by Susanna

It’s that time of year again…our awkward yearly anniversary photo. This year we were too busy to even remember our anniversary and we didn’t get around to taking our photo until 11 days later.  Oh well, we’ll make it up next year!

The options for Year 3 materials were leather or glass. I think you can probably guess why we picked glass…

third anniversary

We didn’t quite have the focus right on this one, but it’s goofy so I wanted to share it anyway…

third yearIn case this isn’t enough silliness for you, you can check out our Year 1 and Year 2 photos!



Happy Second Anniversary to Us!

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 by Susanna

2nd anniversary2 pillow

Keeping with the tradition we started last year of making a number out of the traditional gift material and taking a photo with it, this year I made a pillow with a quilted two. I used fabrics from Dan’s old gingham and striped boxers and flannel pajamas. We had a bit of a flannel theme this year, which wasn’t totally planned.


Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Us!

Posted on September 28th, 2011 by Susanna

1 year anniversaryTwo sundays ago was our Year 1 Anniversary. We decided to start a tradition of taking a yearly photo with the number made out of the material of the year (you know, like the anniversary gift materials, only we don’t really do gifts, so this is our interpretation of the tradition).   So here is number 1 made out of paper (sheet music to be specific).

We didn’t really do anything special, and it’s a good thing we hadn’t had any plans because I was sick all weekend. Our new camera was enough to make the anniversary memorable. Oh, and I think I’ll always remember how long it took us to take this photo, I hope photos of years to come are a little easier.