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.




Flower Friday

Hello lovelies!  Loving these florals from Honey and Poppies in this Garden Wedding Party featured on The Wedding Chicks, so pretty!

Leila Peterson Photography via The Wedding Chicks | Floral Design: Honey and Poppies

Have a fabulous weekend!  See you soon!



Ribbon Decor

Good morning! Half way through the week and so far so good!

I’m loving ribbon designs in weddings right now! They add that fun, vibrant element to any special occasion. Whether it be chair embellishments, using them to hang your escort cards, or for dessert table backdrops, ribbons are colorful, playful, and a perfect wedding decor touch.

Our Labor of Love via Green Wedding Shoes

Brooke Images via Southern Weddings

Intimate Weddings

Katie Neal Photography via The Wedding Chicks

via Style Me Pretty

Ribbon Table Runner | Photo by Trent Bailey via Style Me Pretty

Readyluck via Ruffled

Natalie Shelton via Green Wedding Shoes

The Nichols via Style Me Pretty

Have a fabulous rest of your day and thanks for stopping by!



Purple Inspiration Board

Happy Monday!  Trying to get back into the swing of things after this time change is rough!  I thought I’d share with you an inspiration board I made with one of my favorite colors – purple!

Clockwise: Ballons-Tumblr | Mirror-Home Styling | Clay Austin Love Stories | Purple pillow-Emilia’s New Moon Blog | Bouquet-Tumblr | Cupcakes-Wedding Chicks | Stripes-Pinterest | Glitter-Pinterest | Purple clouds-Pinterest | Purple room-1st Interior Design

Montage, Laguna Beach

Hello all!  I meant to post this one yesterday but time got away from me! 

On Monday I went with some friends to the beautiful Montage Resort in Laguna Beach and what a fun day!  We started off at Mosaic Bar & Grille overlooking the ocean and Montage’s herb garden (so cute!), then made our way down to the beach for a mini photo shoot.

Montage Resort and Pool AreaBeautiful day on the beach and I couldn’t resist a little message in the sand ♥

Here’s a couple of my favorite shots from weddings held at The Montage:

Lane Dittoe via The Wedding ChicksBoutwell Studio

Jessica Claire

Jasmine Star Photography via Style Me Pretty

Beach weddings are the best!  I wish I was back at the Montage right now 🙂

Have a great day!




Happy Valentine’s Day!

Well, the day is finally upon us and I wanted to wish all of you a very Happy and fun Valentine’s Day with loved ones and friends.  I’m hoping to be able to upload the pictures of my Valentine sweet table I made over the weekend later this week.  Until then, here’s a little “Red Valentine” Inspiration board I made especially for today.

From Top to Bottom: Heart Confetti: Paper Chase | I Love You Vases: The Wedding Chicks | Heart Garland: RudyRedcrafts | LOVE: Flickr | A Valentine Tale: Simply Bloom Photography | Red Cherries: via Pinterest | Red Velvet Heart Cake: Sprinkle Bakes | Red Sequin Heart: weheartit | Red Felt Heart: via Pinterest



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!



A Twilight Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot

Breaking Dawn came out this past weekend, and yep you’re right, I saw it.  Ummm hellooo, I’ve been waiting for the wedding to come out on the big screen for a long time now and it was beautiful!  I came across this Twilight inspired wedding photo shoot on The Wedding Chicks blog, and although it’s not exactly like the actual wedding in the book and movie, it has those Twiligh-esque elements, not to mention my wedding colors!  Love the bouquet, that cake stand (which I have in black), and the gorgeous deep, red colors.

Pure: Photography by Lindsey Tropf

 Event Concept: Unique Designs

Flowers & Tablescape: Event Divas

Cake: Posh Pastry

More images at The Wedding Chicks Blog

Hope everyone has a great week, it’s a short one!