DIY Christmas Wreath

Good morning friends!  Christmas is quickly approaching and I’ve been trying to finish up all my decorating.  I made a Christmas bulb wreath that came out super cute and wanted to share it with you today.  I found the project from Doranda on Watch Out for the Woestmans.  My Christmas theme this year is silver and gold.  The wreath was easy to make and I found all the items at Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree – styrofoam wreath (14″), Christmas bulbs in the colors of your choice, a hot glue gun, and ribbon.


I had never been to the Dollar Tree store before and their ornaments were perfect for this project!  I added a few more ornaments since this picture was taken to fill the wreath up a little bit.  Stay tuned for pictures of my Christmas tree, love it! 

Have a fabulous day!




Fall Is Here!

Hello friends, how are you?  The first day of fall was just this past Sunday and I started doing a little bit of decorating around our place.  I found the cutest DIY project involving pumpkins and glitter from Yesterday’s Sweetheart.  This project was so simple and fun!  I found all of my ingredients including the white pumpkins at Michael’s and Target.  Check out Emily’s blog post here and start making those pumpkins!

falldecorPumpkins: Michaels & Target | White Lantern: One Kings Lane | Green Plant: Pottery Barn | White Owl: Kohls

Have a fabulous day!



DIY Bunny Wreath from Simplicity in the South

Hello friends and happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great Easter weekend with family and friends, I sure did.  I wanted to share with you something I found from an awesome DIY and home decor inspired blog called Simplicity in the South.  You’ll find tons of easy and adorable projects for all kinds of occasions and holidays.  When I saw this bunny wreath, I knew I had to make it and surprisingly it was quite simple.  You’ll find all the directions with pictures here on Tricia’s site.  Most of the items used can be found at your local craft store (I went to the always reliable Hobby Lobby) and around the house. 

Here’s how my bunny came out:


Pretty cute huh?  I kinda love it 🙂

Don’t you think this would be fun for a Spring bridal shower even?  Thanks again Tricia for the inspiration!

Have a fabulous rest of your day!



Candy Box Labels from Wedding Chicks

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I was working on some custom labels for the Chinese take out boxes that will be used for our candy bar at the wedding.  And thanks to the Wedding Chicks, I think I found the perfect logo!  Here it is:

I purchased some Avery round labels like these here.  They were $14.99 but there is a $7 rebate that you can complete online to get some of your money back.  It was super simple, I just downloaded Avery’s online template and adjusted the monogram onto it.

I had to move the circles around a tad bit to make them center, but other than that I had no problems.  Here’s the finished product, I love it! 

The gals over at Wedding Chicks have some really cute designs to chose from, you can check them all out here.

Have a great day!



DIY Straw Flags

Hello there!  Who doesn’t love paper straws?  I sure do; I want them in every color!  They’re the perfect little detail for any fun event, especially when you add a cute personalized straw flag. I recently used them for my bridal shower, with the free printables from Polka Dot Bride here.  I changed the wording on the template to fit the event, printed them on purple cardstock, cut them out, then glued the flags together around the straws.

Finished product at my bridal shower!

Shop Sweet Lulu has a great selection of muti-colored paper straws to chose from.  I purchased my black and purple straws from their online shop.

I also used the template to make some cupcake flags along with some washi tape.  I love how they turned out, so simple and cute!

The internet is a beautiful thing!  Thank you Polka Dot Bride

Have a great day!



Cookies in a Jar Favors

Hi friends!  Today I wanted to share with you a little DIY I made for my bridal shower favors, cookies in a jar!  These goodies are fairly quick to assemble and make the cutest gift or favor for any gathering.  Here are the items you will need:

  1. Jars – I used these 32 oz mason jars from Hobby Lobby which worked out perfectly!
  2. All-purpose flour
  3. Baking soda
  4. White sugar
  5. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  6. Brown sugar
  7. Pretty ribbon of your choice
  8. Stock paper in the color of your choice to print out the directions to make the cookies.

There’s a few cookie in a jar recipes out there, I used Julia’s Best Ever Chocolate Cookies via

Directions: Mix the flour, baking soda, white sugar and chocolate chips.  Put 1/2 of the mixture into the jar, and pack down.  Place the 1/2 cup of brown sugar in next, making sure to firmly pack.  Then place the remaining mixture on top and seal with a lid.

I printed out the directions on stock paper and attached them through the ribbon.  They read as follows: Empty contents of jar into a large bowl. In separate bowl combine 3/4 cup of butter, 1 1/2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add to dry mixture. Drop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Finished product!  They were a huge hit, and I also heard the cookies were delicious!

Have a fabulous day!



Homemade Body Scrub for my Bridesmaids!

For my bridal shower, I wanted to make a little something special for all my bridesmaids.  So, with the help of Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion and Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events, I was able to create a pretty and unique little favor for the girls to take home and enjoy.  I made Lemon Sugar Body Scrub from Cyd’s recipe; it was so simple to make and smells yummy too!

Here’s the ingredients you will need:

  1. 3 cups of sugar
  2. 3/4 cup of olive oil
  3. Juice from one lemon
  4. Zest from two lemons
  5. 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  6. Jars (I used these from Hobby Lobby)
  7. Pretty ribbon

via The Sweetest Occasion

Place the sugar into a mixing bowl, then add the oil and vanilla.  Mix!  Next, I zested two lemons and squeezed the juice of one lemon into the bowl.  Mix again and there you go, lemon sugar scrub!  It’s ready for the jars …

I used these super cute little labels from Hey Gorg designed by the Wedding Chicks.
via Hey Gorgeous Events

It’s a great gift to give and I’m pretty sure the girls loved them 🙂

Rhiannon from Hey Gorg also has a great body scrub recipe I want to try out next time. These scrubs really make great little presents, any gal would love to receive them!

Have a fabulous day!  I’m hoping to post some pics from my bridal shower very soon so keep an eye out for those.



Crafting: Heart Garland

Good morning friends!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve been doing some decorating with heart garland that’s super easy and fun to make!

via Oh!Crafts

I started with punching out some hearts using Martha Stewart’s heart punch

You can use paint chips as shown above, or in my case, card stock.  A sewing machine (which I don’t have but want!) works good with this craft as well.  I just used a needle and thread and threaded the cut out hearts until I had my desired length.  They came out really cute!

And here’s my little Valentine’s Day tree 🙂

Once I finish up all the decorating, I’ll post more pictures!  Happy crafting!



Will You Be My Groomsman and Best Man Cards from Wedding Chicks

Good afternoon!  Hope everyone had a fabulous New Years Day and is enjoying 2012 so far.

The Wedding Chicks blog is probably one of my favorite wedding sites to visit, and that’s exactly where I found the inspiration for my project today – Groomsman and Best Man downloadable cards 🙂  Sometimes it seems like the guys get left out when it comes to all the wedding stuff, but the ladies over at Wedding Chicks made sure to include the boys on this one!

via Wedding Chicks

I loved the bridesmaid cards I sent out back in September, and now it’s time for the groomsman cards.  Ryan has already asked most of the guys, but this makes it a bit more official 😉

I printed the cards out on white card stock paper and then jazzed them up a bit with a black card stock paper border.  I love the way they came out, thank you Amy & Jocey for the great ideas!

What do you think?  Find all the printables on The Wedding Chicks blog here.  They have so many great designs and free print outs for that soon to be bride!



Kraft Paper Gift Wrap

Christmas is only 3 days away and I’m a bit behind on my Christmas wrapping.  I’ve seen kraft paper before, but never really noticed how pretty and fun it can look.  It’s definitely a different touch to wrapping then the normal patterned Christmas paper we see every year.  Wrapping with kraft paper, ribbons, and other additions like fabric and lace, give gifts a more handmade feel.  Here’s a few of my favorite examples of kraft paper presents.  Not sure I’ll be able to recreate these this year (no time!), but there’s always next!  Tweak the embellishments a tad and these would be perfect for bridal shower gifts and even wedding party favors.  Love them!  

Haute Apple Pie

Martha Stewart

Pretty Petals

Kylie Parry Studios

Beauty Spot

Designs that Inspire to Create Your Perfect Home

Happy wrapping!